The Warriors – The Red Vic
Newsbreak! This is getting remade by Tony Scott (Top Gun, Enemy of the State) who just remade The Taking of Pelham 123 and adheres strongly to the Hollywood “why not?” principle. The new one will be set in L.A. and produced by MTV, which sounds totally rad. I want to see the Jonas Brothers square off against the one Kardashian who’s like 3x bigger than the others. Then the winner takes on every male to win American Idol one at a time on a slip n slide. That fight gets ransacked mid-way by the Billy Elliots who it turns out are ravenous little fighters (not afraid to target the crotch). Last two left standing have to duel in a spelling bee judged by Madonna’s newest adopted baby and Audrina from The Hills, but it doesn’t matter because Kate (Jon had nothing to do with it) planted a bomb in the Staples center and everyone’s going to die.
Plays Friday – Sunday, June 12-14. Info.
Ghostbusters – The Clay
Dan Aykroyd: I’m giving these hacky sacks in Hollywood the go-ahead for Ghostbusters 3. Join the team?
Bill Murray: No way.
Dan Aykroyd: Come on. Put the suit on. Feels like home.
Bill Murray: Did you see the second one?
Dan Aykroyd: We were hopped up on ‘ludes. Come on, popcorn, it’ll be like old times. I just bought a pack of water balloons.
Bill Murray: We’re senior citizens. What did you have for breakfast, double bypass surgery? I’m not doing it.
Dan Aykroyd: Come on chief it’s a sure thing. Couple months of shooting. Crack a smile. Eat some free bagels.
Bill Murray: Are you playing cards in Chinatown again? If you need money, do a commercial. Titleist? Cialis?
Dan Aykroyd: We’ll show up in the Blues Brothers car. I’ll let you drive.
Bill Murray: … ok.
Relive the good old days. I’ll be busy working on my Bill Murray voice. Midnight. Info.
Sita Sings The Blues – Dolores Park Movie Night
“Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues is a strange and beautiful little film, a potentially wispy slice of autobiography smartly elevated through irresistible, orgiastic style. The 82 minute feature cross cuts between the story of the director’s own divorce, and a loose retelling of the ancient Indian myth Ramayana; we’re led back and forth between the two milieu by three silhouetted figures who colloquially comment on the events in Indian-inflected English. There are also musical numbers, set mainly to songs by 1920s jazz siren Annette Hanshaw, which drop psychedelic Bollywood versions of the Ramayana characters into Busby Berkeley configurations. It’s an infectiously personal work, and all the more admirable as a sterling example of animation meant resolutely for adults.”
Well Bhagavad Gita, I’m sold! Info.
Food, Inc. – Embarcadero Center Cinema
“Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, the USDA and FDA.”
I always thought the food pyramid was just a drawing of pizza. Who knew? I’ll see this movie on two conditions: 1. It refrain entirely from mentioning pancakes, donuts, cheeseburgers, chicken strips, anything served in the Godfather movies, fried eggs on bagels, sour jelly beans, the east side of aisle 12 at safeway, the combo crispy noodles at Tu Lan, and peanut butter cup ice cream. And 2. if someone goes for a milkshake with me after. Deal?
Starts Friday, June 12. Eric Schlosser, producer and author of Fast Food Nation In Person Sat, June 13 at 4:50 & 7:30pm! Info.
Appeal videographer shot the above interview with Food, Inc. Director/Producer Robert Kenner, check it out.