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This Week’s Special Screenings

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (1954), 2pm December 1, and 2pm and 7pm December 4, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Federico Fellini’s masterpiece 8 1/2 (1963), 7:30 and 10:15pm, December 3, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a Quote-Along screening of Terry Zwigoff’s notorious Christmas … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with a Tenth Anniversary screening of the Christmas comedy Elf (2003), 2pm November 24, and 2pm and 7pm November 27, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Alamo Drafthouse’s Tough Ladies in Cinema series concludes with a screening of Preston Sturges’ The Lady Eve (1941), 2:05pm, November 24; at the theater. Details here. The Alamo … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

More engaging than the soft-soaped first installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a little too bogged down by tedium and a surprising degree of stiffness to be more than a modest improvement. In all fairness, however, it is the second act of a three-part story arc, two hours and thirty minutes of build-up with … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with a digitally restored print of Oliver Stone’s controversial JFK (1991), 2pm November 17 and 2pm and 7pm November 20, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents a screening of Quentin Tarantino’s martial arts revenge epic Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), 7:30pm, November 19; followed by Kill Bill: Vol. … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Alamo Drafthouse’s next Alamo Kids Camp screening will be the ’80s sci-fi epic The Last Starfighter (1984), 10:30am, November 10 and 11:33am, November 11, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse also presents the film noir classic Gilda (1946), 2pm, November 10, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten in the classic drama The … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

A flashback to the worst days of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, when death rates were at their highest and hopes were at their lowest, and biopic of a true drugstore cowboy, Dallas Buyers Club boasts the latest in a string of course-correcting performances by Matthew McConaughey, it’s certified Oscar bait. McConaughey stars as … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’

With Phase Two of its master plan for pop culture domination now well under way, Marvel has put itself in a precarious position: The novelty value of seeing these characters on the big screen for the first time is spent, the afterglow of The Avengers has worn off, and loft fan expectation means coasting is … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Alan Pakula’s Watergate suspense drama All the President’s Men (1976), 5pm, November 3, at the theater. Details The Magnolia’s Big Movie film series continues with Sean Connery as Agent 007 in You Only Live Twice (1967), 7:30 and 10pm, November 5, at the theater. Details The Alamo Drafthouse presents the ’80s cult classic Adventures in Babysitting (1987), … Continue reading

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