12 YEARS A SLAVE
Rated R, 133min
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Thu, Fri, & Sat (2:55), 5:25, 7:55
Sun (1:30), (4:00)
Mon & Wed (3:15), 6:00
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB re-opens Fri 2/28!
RATED R, 117min
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.
Thu, Fri, & Sat (2:45), 5:15, 7:35
Sun (1:45), (4:15)
Mon & Wed (2:45), 6:30
THE WIND RISES
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Opens Friday 3/7!
Thu, Fri, & Sat (3:05), 5:35, 8:05
Sun (2:00), (4:30)
Mon & Wed (3:00), 6:15
When I first heard Hiyao Miyazaki’s announcement that The Wind Rises would be his last film before retirement, I was heartbroken. Miyazaki has captured the hearts of young and old alike with his past films — My Neighbor Totoro, Oscar winner Spirited Away, and Oscar nominee Howl’s Moving Castle, just to name a few. The stories he brings to the screen are magical and breathtakingly beautiful; watching them is like looking at a series of paintings. However, I found out that Miyazaki recently revoked his retirement (he’s apparently tried to retire six times before), so I am relieved to say …
Brunch & a Movie - Sun, Mar 2
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
10:30AM Continental Brunch
11:15ish Screening of the brilliant 1961 classic starring Audrey Hepburn
Only $12 ($10 for members) BYOB. We’ll provide the OJ. You bring the diamonds.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film was directed by Blake Edwards and released by Paramount Pictures. It is loosely based on the novella of the same name by Truman Capote. Hepburn’s portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naïve, eccentric café society girl is generally considered to be the actress’ most memorable and identifiable role. Hepburn regarded it as one of her most challenging roles, since she …
EMPIRE RECORDS – $3 film for March 3rd in the Burg!
CLUE RATED PG, 94min
The 1995 comedy! The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain. Friday, March 21 at 9:30ish for 3RD IN THE BURG! Only $3! BYOB!
Join us Sunday, March 16 at 7:00-ish for the deliciously awful THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS (1961) Jennie Adams and her ragtag crew of hilarious improv actors are ready to sit DOWN IN FRONT and poke fun at the 1962 stinker.
It’s the Hbg version of Mystery Science Theatre 3000! And we do this every third Sunday of the month… well, except April, because it’s Easter, so we’re doin’ DIF on the 13th… ehhh…
From Wikipedia: “The Beast of Yucca Flats is a B horror film released in 1961. The film stars Swedish former wrestler Tor Johnson and was both written and directed by Coleman Francis. Some critics have characterized it as one …
Brunch & a Movie - Sun, April 6
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
11AM Continental Brunch
Only $12. ($10 for members) BYOB. We’ll provide the mixers!
THE BREAKFAST CLUB (R, 96min) is a 1985 American dramedy film directed by John Hughes, starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, and Molly Ringwald. Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Brian Johnson: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. …
When you’re reading or watching a mystery, there are often clues that carry entire side plots, tangential characters who cross the main character’s path and affect them in significant ways without even realizing it. Sometimes these characters are only red herrings; sometimes their lives are imperative to the solution to the mystery. Though The Past is not a traditional mystery, Asghar Farhadi has taken a tale about a family predicament and tells the story from the point of view of its tangential characters, unleashing a fascinating riddle that slowly pieces itself together.
The film follows Ahmad, whose separation from his wife, …
I can imagine the idea sprouting as a joke… someone mentions how attached society has become to technology, and then someone else comments, what if someone fell in love with their computer? And then laughter ensues as they imagine how creepy/hilarious such a scenario could be. But that idea began to grow and grow, and in the hands of Spike Jonze, turned into a strange, deeply intricate and beautifully haunting story.
Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore Twombly, a quiet and thoughtful man who makes a living by writing beautiful letters for other people at Beautiful Handwritten Cards (the ironically dull name of …