We’ve had Blue is the Warmest Color (Buy Tickets) for a while now, and because of y’all’s insatiable appetite for movies overloaded with sex and, just, a ridiculous amount of snotty crying, we’re moving it back to Theater 1.
The new documentary about Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna, The Punk Singer (Buy Tickets), gets an upgrade to Theater 2 this week. Which means that we’ve locked Spike Lee’s campy Oldboy (Buy Tickets) remake in a box where it will spend the next 20 years thinking about what it’s done.
We also have a pair of midnight screenings for Kill Your Darlings (Buy Tickets) before we send it off to pasture to write great books and hang out with popular musicians.
OG Oldboy & Black Christmas
In light of the release of Spike Lee’s remake, we’ve also booked Park Chan Wook’s original Oldboy (Buy Tickets) on 35mm. It doesn’t have Samuel L. Jackson in it yelling about eating boogers, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth seeing.
With the Fall semester coming to a close, a group of sorority girls get ready to head out for winter break. The few girls remaining begin receiving persistent, lewd phone calls — a sinister herald for things to come. Bob Clark’s horror masterpiece, Black Christmas (Buy Tickets) isn’t some goofy yuletide send-up, but one of the most important and taut horror films ever made. Essential.
McCabe and Mrs. Griswold
Because it is hands down the funniest Christmas movie ever made, we’re playing National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Buy Tickets) this weekend at Brunch. Saturday’s screening has all ready sold out, but there are still tickets available for Sunday. If you’d rather not go, well then, allow me to produce a quote that sums up how I feel about you, you cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit.
Our other brunch film this week is Robert Altman’s frostbitten anti-western McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Buy Tickets), starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie as couple of industrious business partners in a secluded mining town. The gambler and the madame have things pretty well in order for a spell, that is, until a corporation with deep pockets and a gang of stiffs march into town.
Wednesday, December 11; 7:15pm | Our Film Feast this month is based Bob Clark’s other holiday classic A Christmas Story (Buy Tickets). Our kitchen and bar staff has put together a full menu based on scenes from the film including roasted duck breast, an “Ovaltini” (I don’t know about that either), and, my personal favorite, an “Oh Fuuuuudddddgggggeeeee” Chocolate Stout.
The Deuce Presents: Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive
Thursday, December 12; 9:30pm | Tobe Hooper’s Floridian answer to his own Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Eaten Alive (Buy Tickets) replaces a chainsaw wielding maniac with an angry man-eating crocodile. We’re screening it from a rare Japanese print, featuring Japanese subtitles, which adds an extra layer of weird over an already remarkably weird movie.
Monday, December 9; 10pm | FREE | An odd batch of episodes this week at Simpsons Club, including an often overlooked, but still very funny Sideshow Bob episode (Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming), the classic “Team Homer,” where Homer, Apu, Moe and Otto climb the ranks in Barney’s bowling league; and “The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular,” which is both a clips episode and an interesting retrospective on the series itself.