Midnite for Maniacs – The Castro (Saturday)
Saturday starts off with Stallone’s Nighthawks, then Van Damme-hotness in Bloodsport, then a brand new print of Big Trouble in Little China (!!), then another Jon Carpenter They Live, then the midnight movie is SECRET! (no, not Top Secret – shame.)
Dinner for Schmucks – Everywhere
Bruce Greenwood, “All Beard”, Steve Carrell and
Jude Law (Jude Law? Why did I write Jude Law? It’s that guy, what’s his name, Paul Rudd) act straight/kooky. With a stellar cast like that, you are sure to be let down, ’cause that always happens, right?
Stop Making Sense – The Red Vic (Fri & Sat)
The best concert movie, and one of my all-time favorites (who needs the gym when you can dance in front of your TV/in the aisles) has Jonathan Demme directing a performance of the Talking Heads. Seriously- the scenes were screenboarded before filmed.
Farewell – Embarcadero
This didn’t sound interesting to me because you’ve seen it once, you’ve seen it all, so I wasn’t going to mention it – but Fred Ward is in it! (As Ronald Reagan! — EB) This French film is about KGB stuff during the Cold War, and an attempt to flee from government evilness.
The Secret in their Eyes – Balboa
This Spanish film won an Oscar for best Foreign Language Film – it’s about a criminal court investigator who tries to uncover the murderer of a rape-case.
The Cremaster Cycle plus De Lama Lamina – Roxie
Matthew Barney’s holier-than-though art movies that will never be out on DVD so you better spend money on seeing it in a theater. Hurry, Matthew needs more $ for his new exhibit that probably has to do with milk blood – or something.