Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Introduced by Dom Nero & Adam Volerich of Eye of the Duck podcast
Director: Joe Dante Run Time: 110 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1998
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, Jay Mohr, Phil Hartman, Kevin Dunn, Denis Leary, Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella
When teenager Alan (Gregory Smith) buys a set of Commando Elite action figures, he’s unaware that they have been programmed with military technology. The toys, including leader Chip (Tommy Lee Jones), spring to life and start taking their directives seriously, beginning by “killing” their enemies, the toy Gorgonites. But Archer (Frank Langella) and the Gorgonites won’t go down without a fight. Alan gets caught in the middle of the war, as does his neighbor and crush, Christy (Kirsten Dunst).
Dom Nero is a writer, video editor, and Twin Peaks Season 3 evangelist, currently staffed at Hearst Magazines as a Senior Creative Producer.
Adam Volerich is a filmmaker, educator, and Sasquatch enthusiast. He recently co-produced the award-winning Amazon/Wondery podcast series, American Hostage.
Eye of the Duck is a podcast about movies, and the scenes that make them special. Each episode, Dom and Adam explore a movie they love by finding its most essential scene–what David Lynch calls, the “Eye of the Duck scene.” The show recently joined the Morbid Network and is ad-supported on all platforms. Listen ad-free on Amazon Music and Wondery.
UPCOMING SPECIAL SCREENINGSSEE ALL
A Thousand and One
A woman kidnaps her song from the foster care system
Salt of This Sea
A woman goes to Palestine to reunite with her grandfather
Little Richard: I Am Everything
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
This ain’t no game