Monday, March 2, 2015

The Local Haps: March 2nd - March 8th

I know 75% of you have got some bad cabin fever. So get out of the house and go see some movies!!!!

Monday, March 2nd
Alamo Drafthouse:  Tonight's main event is the thankfully early monthly AGFA Secret Screening at 7:00 pm. As always, you don't know what you're going to get but it will be fun as hell.

Texas Theatre: The documentary SONS OF LIBERTY screens at 6:00 pm. It deals with the way that corporations control all of the information in this country. Very scary stuff.

Tuesday, March 3rd
Alamo Drafthouse: Tough Guy Cinema presents one of the best movies of the 90's, director John Woo's perfect distillation of crazy Nicolas Cage and John Travolta performances, FACE/OFF. It all goes down at 7:00 pm.

Texas Theatre: Tuesday Night Trash returns with the grimy cyberpunk movie, DECODER at 9:15 pm. It's a semi-adaption of a William S. Burroughs story, The Electronic Revolution. As always, TNT is free. You can check out the trailer here.

Before that at 7:00 pm, they'll be hosting the SHOW US YOUR SHORTS! showcase of local filmmakers' shorts all competing for a prize! Admission is $5.

Wednesday, March 4th
Alamo Drafthouse: One of my favorite movies of all time, GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH is screening at 9:00 pm. If nasty little green creatures aren't up your alley, how about you dance and sing along to some of New Wave's greatest hits at the next Sing-Along at 8:00 pm?

Thursday, March 5th
Alamo Drafthouse: As if you would want to miss this CLUELESS quote-along at 7:40 pm?

Granada Theater: In an interesting turn of events, it seems my favorite music venue in all of DFW, the Granada Theater is starting to show cheap movies with drink specials. This week's offering are HEAVY METAL at 7:00 pm and then SUPERBAD at 9:00 pm. Both are a mere $3 per ticket.

Texas Theatre:  It's actually the whole night at the Theatre. Starting off at 7:00 pm, there's a screening of the music doc RECORDS COLLECTING DUST and then at 9:30 pm, there's the monster movie by director Adam Green, DIGGING UP THE MARROW.

Friday, March 6th
Texas Theatre: PICK OF THE WEEK! The traveling EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE! video tour comes to Dallas tonight at 8:00 pm. For those not in the know, EIT is a bizzare found footage collective who compile all of this weird stuff they find on VHS tapes, DVDs and all sort of assorted media. It's awkward and funny and a little disgusting but it's never boring!

Saturday, March 7th
Alamo Drafthouse: PARTY TIME! EXCELLENT! is what you will be saying if you go to the WAYNE'S WORLD quote-along at 7:15 pm. Or if you prefer your evening to be a little classier and a lot more British, you can check out the next installment of the Bondthology series with 1987's THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (aka the first movie with Timothy Dalton) at 7:00 pm.

Texas Theatre: There's a one-time screening of director Joe Lynch's EVERLY at 7:00 pm with a director Q&A over Skype right after the movie. I got to catch this movie at last year's Fantastic Fest and I have to say that despite some of the questionable sexual politics it's implying, I had quite a good time with it. Salma Hayek is such a bad ass action star in this and she carries most of the movie like a boss.

Sunday, March 8th
Alamo Drafthouse: If you've never seen Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller VERTIGO, you can cross it off your shame list at 1:00 pm. Then, continuing the Avenge the Alamo series, is THE INCREDIBLE HULK, the really underrated movie starring Edward Norton. And finally, the masters of cinematic comedy, Master Pancake will be lampooning the very lampoon-able FIFTY SHADES OF GREY at 5:00 pm and 8:15 pm.

Friday, February 27, 2015



Directed by: Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi.
Written by: Jermaine Clement, Taika Waititi.
Starring: Jermaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Rhys Darby, Jonathan Brugh, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Stu Rutherford, Ben Fransham and Jackie Van Beek.
Synopsis: A documentary crew follows around a quartet of vampires and hilarity ensues.

Netflix Instant: Movie & TV Picks

We've got a little mix of new movies and expiring Netflix movies on March 1st! Check them out after the break.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

EJECTA Movie Review - Javi's Take

Directed by: Chad Archibald and Matt Wiele
Written by: Tony Burgess
Starring: Julian Richings, Lisa Houle and Adam Seybold
Synopsis: A paranoid blogger is kidnapped by a mysterious government agency and interrogated about his supposed alien abduction.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Local Haps: February 24th - March 1st

We're iced in this week in Dallas. There might also be some snow coming. Even though there's great movies showing, there's no need to drive in crappy weather so stay in if the roads are bad. Nevertheless, here's some rad movies.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thin Line Festival Review: ENERGIZING OUR WORLD - Jonesy's Take

Directed by Susan Sember
Starring: Edward James Olmos
Synopsis: A documentary about innovative ways to create a sustainable world.

ENERGIZING OUR WORLD will play as part of the Thin Line Festival on Sunday, February 22nd at 8:15 pm. You can purchase tickets here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Good, the Bad, and the Weird: Lesser Known Movies Made in Dallas

For tomorrow's special fundraiser for the Dallas Producers Association fundraiser, IT CAME FROM DALLAS at the Alamo Drafthouse happening tomorrow Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 pm. Everyone knows that JFK, BOTTLE ROCKET, ROBOCOP and even PRIMER were all filmed here. After the break you can check out some of the lesser known, weirder movies that were filmed here with some trailers and links for you to purchase or stream the movies.

Dallas will never be a place like New York or LA, but it's got some rad movies under its belt. You can find more info on IT CAME FROM DALLAS here and the Dallas Producer's Association here.