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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
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Alan Scherstuhl's Houston Chronicle review...


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A multi-generational story of love and marriage, Love Is Strange depicts the delicate nature of any two people trying to build a long life together, and the possibility for love to grow deeper and richer with time. After 39 years together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) take advantage of the new marriage laws and tie the knot in a City Hall wedding in lower Manhattan. On the return from their honeymoon, however, and on account of their vows, Ben gets fired from his longtime job as a choir director for a co-ed Catholic school. Suddenly, with no real savings to count on, the couple finds that they can't afford the rent on their small Chelsea apartment. Only days after they have gathered to celebrate the nuptials, this tight-knit community of family and friends now has to come together again to help figure out how to help their two friends. Also starring Marisa Tomei, Love Is Strange is directed and co-written by Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On, Married Life, Forty Shades of Blue). Official Web Site
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Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood by writer/director Richard Linklater (director and co-writer of Before Midnight) is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's "Yellow" to Arcade Fire's "Deep Blue." Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey. Official Web Site
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Fri & Sat, October 3 & 4 'Round Midnight!

One of the most popular movie comedies of all time is also the film that made food fights an art form and John Belushi a star. This raunchy, screwball comedy directed with madcap zest by John Landis (The Blues Brothers) offers a relentless spoof of 1960s college life by following the hilarious adventures of the Delta fraernity. There's nothing this motley collection of students won't do to get the best of Dean Wormer (John Vernon), who secretly conspires to revoke Delta's charter. In addition to Belushi as the guitar-bashing, beer can-smashing, garbage-eating Bluto Blutarsky, the outstanding cast includes head skirt-chaser Tim Matheson, innocent freshman Tom Hulce and Stephen "Flounder" Furst, along with Otis Day and the Knights with their show-stopping performance of "Shout." Toga! Toga! Toga!


Friday & Saturday Movies 'Round Midnight!
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Oct 3 & 4: Animal House, it was the Deltas against the rules... the rules lost!
Oct 10 & 11: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Johnny Depp!
Oct 17 & 18: Shaun of the Dead, a romantic comedy. With zombies.


Starts Friday, October 10

Pride is an inspirational comedy based on a true story about finding hope and friendship where you least expect it. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine, Pride is directed by Matthew Warchus. Official Web Site


Fri & Sat, October 10 & 11 'Round Midnight!

Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton join forces again in a big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller. Depp stars in the title role, as a man unjustly sent to prison who vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, shaving "the faces of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard of again." Co-starring Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney's amorous accomplice, who creates diabolical meat pies; Alan Rickman as the evil Judge Turpin, who sends Sweeney to prison; Timothy Spall as the judge's wicked associate Beadle Bamford; and Sacha Baron Cohen as a rival barber, the flamboyant Signor Adolfo Pirelli. Academy Award winner for Best Art Direction.


Fri & Sat, Oct 31 & Nov 1 at Midnight
With The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos LIVE!

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



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