From producer Guillermo del Toro and director and co-writer Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo (voice of Diego Luna), a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, The Book of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future. Also featuring the voice talents of Zoë Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate and Ice Cube. Official Web Site
Nancy Churnin's Dallas Morning News review...
The haunting thriller Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club) and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Also starring Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry. Official Web Site
Chris Nashawaty's Entertainment Weekly review...
|In the poignant drama The Judge, the secrets of our past become the trials of our lives. Robert Downey Jr. stars as big-city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. Also starring Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio and Billy Bob Thornton, The Judge is directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, The Change-Up). Official Web Site|
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (The Town, The Hurt Locker) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb (Renner) stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets... and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C.—and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life. Also starring Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Official Web Site
Director Michael Cuesta on the debt we owe to journalist Gary Webb
Chris Vognar's Dallas Morning News review...
In the hilarious and emotional The Skeleton Twins, twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids) and Milo (Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live") lead separate lives on opposite sides of the country. After many years of estrangement, both feel that they're at the end of their ropes, and an unexpected reunion forces them to confront how their lives went so wrong. For Maggie, that means re-examining her marriage to sweet "nature frat boy" Lance (Luke Wilson) and her own self-destructive tendencies, while Milo must face the pain of an early heartbreak he never quite got past. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize the key to fixing their lives just may lie in accepting the past and mending their relationship with each other. Also starring Ty Burrell ("Modern Family"). Official Web Site
Director/co-writer Craig Johnson on creating memorable movie moments
Betsy Sharkey's Dallas Morning News review...
|The supernatural thriller Annabelle begins before the evil in The Conjuring was unleashed. John Form (Ward Horton) has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia (Annabelle Wallis)—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now... Annabelle. Official Web Site|
|Every bloodline has a beginning... Almost an entire century after the worlds first cinematic introduction to Dracula placed audiences under his haunting spell, the studio that pioneered the genre reawakens one of legends most captivating figures in an action-adventure that heralds a pulse-pounding rebirth of the age of monsters. Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals, The Hobbit series) transforms from the cursed man history known as Vlad the Impaler to an all-powerful creature of the night in Universal Pictures Dracula Untold, the origin story of the alluring immortal we have come to fear as the sun sets: Dracula. Official Web Site|
|From the opening strains of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer's haunting, Oscar-winning song "Moon River", you'll once again be under the alluring spell of that madcap, carefree New York play girl known as Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) in this 24-carat romantic comedy based on Truman Capote's best-selling novella. George Peppard is the struggling and "sponsored" young writer who finds himself swept into Holly's dizzying, delightfully unstructured lifestyle as she determinedly scours Manhattan for a suitable millionaire to marry. Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam and Mickey Rooney co-star; Mancini won an additional Academy Award for his enthralling musical score. Directed by Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther, The Party).|
Tue, Oct 21: Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) at 7:30 and 10:00pm
Tue, Oct 28: Trick 'r Treat (2007) at 7:30 and 10:00pm
Tue, Nov 4: Harold and Maude (1971) at 7:30 and 10:00pm
Tue, Nov 11: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962) at 7:30 and 10:15pm
Tue, Nov 18: Grand Prix (1966) at 7:30pm
Tue, Nov 25: The Sound of Music (1965) at 7:30pm
Tue, Dec 2: Last Tango in Paris (1972) at 7:30 and 10:00pm
Tue, Dec 9: Die Hard (1988) at 7:30 and 10:00pm
Tue, Dec 16: La Cage Aux Folles (1978) at 7:30 and 10:00pm
Tue, Dec 23: Miracle on 34th Street (1947) at 7:30 and 10:00pm
|The critically-acclaimed black comedy Birdman tells the story of a washed-up actor (Michael Keaton)—famous for portraying an iconic superhero—as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself. Also starring Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, Birdman is directed and co-written by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Biutiful, Babel, 21 Grams, Amores Perros). Official Web Site|
|Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, the gripping drama Whiplash stars Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) as Andrew Neiman, a 19-year-old jazz drummer determined to rise to the top of the country's most elite music conservatory. One night, Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a conductor equally known for his talent for teaching as he is for the terrifying method of his instruction, discovers Andrew practicing the drums, and the next day requests that he be transferred into his band. At first, Andrew is an "alternate," confined to turning the pages of the "core" drummer, but at the band's next competition, the core drummer's sheet music is misplaced and Andrew gets the opportunity to play. Though the act further alienates him from his fellow musicians, the band nonetheless wins the competition, and he seems poised to become Fletcher's new "favorite son." Andrew's maniacal effort to achieve perfection is further fueled by Fletcher's psychological brinksmanship. The nearer to perfection Andrew gets, the narrower his circle of intimates becomes until he is left only with Fletcher—and even that relationship is jeopardized by the ferocity of Andrew's ambitions. A journey that can be seen alternately as a descent into madness or an ascent to greatness comes to a crescendo on the biggest platform for Andrew's talents—the unforgiving stage of Carnegie Hall. Official Web Site|
|In 1979, four documentary filmmakers and their guide went into the jungles of South America to shoot a film about cannibalism. They never returned. Six months later, New York University along with the Pan American Broadcasting Corporation sent in a search team, looking for the filmmakers. They could never be prepared for what they would find. Long before Blair Witch was a twinkle in a young filmmaker's eye, Cannibal Holocaust shocked the world with its grisly "found footage" gimmick, resulting in a movie that was banned almost everywhere. Now this legendary gore-fest can be seen in the U.S., completely uncut and uncensored! No One Under 18 Admitted. Official Web Site|
Oct 24 & 25: Cannibal Holocaust, the most controversial movie ever! No one under 18 admitted!
Oct 31 & Nov 1: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with Live Shadow Cast Los Bastardos!
Nov 7 & 8: The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death, Dallas Premiere! Director Israel Luna and cast members in person!
Nov 14 & 15: Dazed and Confused, see it with a bud!
Fri, Nov 21: The Room, "You are tearing me apart, Lisa!"
Sat, Nov 22: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with Live Shadow Cast Los Bastardos!
Nov 28 & 29: Batman Returns, directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton.
Dec 5 & 6: Donnie Darko, Director’s Cut!
Dec 12 & 13: X-Men, protecting those who fear them.
|The doorbell rings, the cry goes out: Trick 'R Treat! But, wait. What's actually going on during this ghostly All Hallows Eve? Something eerie and unexpected. Something splattered and spooky. Something that brings ghouls, vampires and werewolves into the night. Answer the door—a shocking surprise awaits. From writer-director Michael Dougherty comes a multi-tale bag of wicked yarns, four cleverly interlocked stories built on Shocktober admonitions like always check the candy and don't extinguish the jack-o-lantern before midnight. Co-starring Anna Paquin and Dylan Baker. Official Web Site|
Award-winning independent filmmaker Rory Kennedy (Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, Ethel) dares to reopen the books on a war that scarred our national psyche. Chronicling a story few of us know, Kennedy's potent documentary may both shock you and restore your faith in humanity. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers and friends. Meanwhile, the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese becomes terminally delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible. Official Web Site
Landmark Theatres’ President & CEO interviews filmmaker Rory Kennedy
|The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. The Rocky Horror Picture was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience! Official Web Site|
|With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history—traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Writer/director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception) returns with a breathtaking space epic featuring an all-star cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow and Ellen Burstyn. Official Web Site|
|Classic cult comedy from director Hal Ashby (Shampoo, Being There), starring Ruth Gordon as Maude, the irrepressible, anything-for-a-thrill septuagenarian whose spirit rekindles a morose young man (Bud Cort) who loves to fashion fake suicides to get attention. Music by Cat Stevens.|