The Dallas Movie Screening Group

This is the homepage of the Dallas Movie Screening Group. To join our mailing list you must sign up at our group page on Yahoo. You will then be connected to receive notices on how to find passes to the local screenings in the DFW area. It's up to you to pickup or sign up for passes. You can also barter, trade or just giveaway passes you don't want, need or share with other members of the group. Please read the instructions on the Yahoo page very carefully before posting. This group is closely moderated so that your mail box is not full of spam or other unnecessary mail. We appreciate everyone's consideration and cooperation.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Movies Scheduled for the Week of Sept 15 - Sept 21



September is blah. So little to chose from. At least I will save gas. Didn't get passes for anything.

Of course if you have heard of anything that is not listed here, please share with the group.


Sept 15 - Sept 21


Wed - Sept 18

Downton Abbey - 7:30 pm - Angelika

Sat - Sept 21

Abominable - 10:00 am - Angelika



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Friday, September 13, 2019

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice






In December Linda Ronstadt will be a 2019 Kennedy Center honoree along with Sesame Street, Sally Fields and Earth, Wind and Fire. So it is fitting that this documentary by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman shines a light on her remarkable career and her amazing voice. Her various contemporary musician friends offer bits of memories and insight to her success. There is really no one else like her in today's music scene of singer/songwriters. Linda didn't write her own music, but she managed to make other writer's work all her own.

She grew up on a 10 acre ranch in Arizona. Her father wrote musical arrangements so she was exposed to different genres of sound like American standards, Mexican, country, classical and operetta. Her brother sang with a world class children's choir. She would later perform with her brother and sister at little clubs. She moved to Los Angeles when she was 18 going to the clubs that gave a stage to new performers. Herb Cohen who managed Frank Zappa brought her to the studio for 1967’s “Different Drum” with her first band the Stone Poneys. It was a huge hit. Going on a east coast tour, Don Henley and Glen Frey (later of the Eagles) were brought in. She fell in love with J.D. Southern and moved in with him. She turned the Eagles song Desperado's into a major hit. Linda had performed as a backup singer for Neil Young then later was the opening act for his tour in Canada.

Linda was good friends with women artists. She took in Emmy Lou Harris after the death of her partner Gram Parsons. She turns power ballads into hits for writer Karla Bonoff and was like a sister to Bonnie Raitt. Linda was a song stylist. At one time she had number one hits on three charts at one time. On an arena tour with Jackson Browne, they would take turns opening and closing. She was never comfortable on the road. Most of the time she would be the only woman. Other arena band performers jumped around the stage trying to generate energy with the audience. Linda would just stand at the microphone and use her vocals to fill the room. She was mesmerizing and she managed to win a Grammy for best singer beating out Barbra Streisand and Donna Summers.

Tired of doing arena tours which were always sold out, she switches gears and does Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. Co-star Kevin Kline says he cried when he heard her sing. Her next adventure was to do Nelson Riddle standards. Then she did a trio album with Dolly Parton, and Emmy Lou Harris. She tells her record label that she wants to do an album of Mexican songs for herself. Her father had sung to her in Spanish when she was growing up. Her last big hit with Aaron Neville won 2 Grammy's. Then she began to lose her voice. Her last concert was in 2009.

Like her grandmother, Linda has been diagnosed with Parkinsons. Although her voice has been silenced, except for maybe singing with her family, she has left an amazing catalog of music to enjoy forever. Hopefully this film will bring her music to those under 40 years old to discover. She lived an interesting life and created beautiful music that will never to be silenced.
(Review by reesa)





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Hustlers







(Review by Chase Lee)



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Official Secrets






(Review by Chase Lee)



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Monday, September 9, 2019

This Week at Alamo Drafthouse DFW (9/9 - 9/15)





Calling all movie lovers… Here’s what’s happening this week at Alamo Drafthouse DFW!

This week is all about becoming part of the movie itself. Hoot and holler with all of your gal pals at the HUSTLERS Rowdy Screening. Wear your finest to an advance screening of DOWNTON ABBEY. Prepare to do the Time Warp again with a special Los Bastardos Shadow Cast of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. For a full calendar listing, please visit drafthouse.com/dfw/calendar.

See y’all soon at the Alamo Drafthouse!



This Week's Highlights…


Hustlers Rowdy Screening

What is a "Rowdy" Screening? That means that at this screening you can show your full-on Lizzo-ppreciation. Feel free to hoot, holler, and okurrrrrrrrrrrrr at the screen. But keep it cute, y’all. Catch the HUSTLERS Rowdy Screenings at Cedars, Denton, Lake Highlands, Las Colinas, North Richland Hills, and Richardson.

Downton Abbey Fancy Dress Party
With its affectionate portrait of an aristocratic family and their household staff, Downton Abbey became one of the most beloved television series of all time. Now, the Crawleys and the downstairs gang are back for their very own feature-length film. And what better way to enjoy this romantic journey to a bygone era than in a theater full of fancy people in fancy clothes being fancy? Put on your finest dress or coattails and head to Cedars, Denton, Lake Highlands, Las Colinas, North Richland Hills, and Richardson to watch an early screening of DOWNTON ABBEY.

Rocky Horror Pictures Show with Los Bastardos Shadow Cast
Just when you thought that ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW couldn't get any more interactive and inappropriate... Los Bastardos - DFW's Premier ROCKY HORROR Shadowcast - presents a monthly show at Alamo Drafthouse in Denton (it is after all "The Home of Happiness”)! Embrace your inner sweet transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania and catch this special screening of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at Denton only.


MONDAY | SEPTEMBER 9

Cedars
Screening: Shaun of the Dead Movie Party at 7:30PM
Screening: Undone Series Premiere With Livestream Q&A at 8:05PM

Denton
Screening: MUBI Free Victory Screening: Rear Window at 6:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Stalone Zone: Cliffhanger at 6:30PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM
Screening: Cream of the Cult: Alice, Sweet Alice at 9:30PM

Las Colinas
Screening: MUBI Free Victory Screening: Rear Window at 6:30PM
Screening: Stalone Zone: Cobra at 9:30PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Stalone Zone: Cliffhanger at 5:45PM
Screening: Primary Colors: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar - Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown at 8:45PM

Richardson
Screening: Different Seasons: The Many Sides of Stephen King - Creepshow (1982) at 7:00PM



TUESDAY | SEPTEMBER 10

Cedars
Screening: Different Seasons: The Many Sides of Stephen King - Maximum Overdrive at 6:45PM

Denton
Screening: Primary Colors: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar - Talk To Her at 6:00PM
Screening:

Lake Highlands
Screening: Grease Sing-Along at 7:00PM
Screening: Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story at 9:00PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Different Seasons: The Many Sides of Stephen King - Stand By Me at 6:30PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Different Seasons: The Many Sides of Stephen King - Maximum Overdrive at 6:00PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM
Screening: MUBI Free Victory Screening: Rear Window at 8:45PM

Richardson
Screening: Lone Star Air Time Presents at 7:00PM
Bar Event: Tiki Bingo - Glass Half Full at 7:00PM



WEDNESDAY | SEPTEMBER 11

Cedars
Screening: Primary Colors: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar - Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown at 6:45PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM

Denton
Screening: Different Seasons: The Many Sides of Stephen King - Maximum Overdrive at 6:00PM
Screening: Grease Sing-Along at 7:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: The Lost Boys Movie Party at 7:00PM
Screening: Different Seasons: The Many Sides of Stephen King - Stand By Me at 9:00PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Grease Sing-Along at 7:30PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Pulp Fiction Movie Party at 7:30PM

Richardson
Screening: Pulp Fiction Movie Party at 7:00PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Glass Half Full at 8:00PM



THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 12

Cedars
Screening: Different Seasons: The Many Sides of Stephen King - Stand By Me at 6:45PM
Screening: Downton Abbey Fancy Dress Party at 7:00PM
Screening: Downton Abbey Fancy Dress Party at 7:45PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

Denton
Screening: Downton Abbey Fancy Dress Party at 7:00PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Downton Abbey Fancy Dress Party at 7:00PM
Screening: Downton Abbey Fancy Dress Party at 7:45PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:20PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Downton Abbey Fancy Dress Party at 7:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Downton Abbey Fancy Dress Party at 7:00PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:30PM

Richardson
Screening: Spy Kids RPD Popcorn With Police Movie Night at 6:30PM
Screening: Downton Abbey Fancy Dress Party at 7:00PM
Screening: Dread Presents: Artik at 8:55PM


FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 13

Denton
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Totally ‘80s Video Dance Party at 9:00PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

Richardson
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM



SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 14
Cedars
Screening: Totally ‘80s Video Dance Party at 9:00PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

Denton
Screening: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Cereal Party at 10:00AM
Screening: Rocky Horror Pictures Show with Los Bastardos Shadow Cast at 10:00PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: PBS Kids at the Alamo: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood at 10:00AM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

Las Colinas
Screening: PBS Kids at the Alamo: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood at 10:00AM
Screening: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Cereal Party at 10:30AM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: The Searchers at 1:15PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

Richardson
Screening: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Cereal Party at 10:00AM
Screening: Cyanide and Happiness Series 4 Premiere at 4:30PM
Screening: MUBI Free Victory Screening: Rear Window at 6:00PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM



SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 15
Denton
Screening: Ninotchka at 1:00PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 7:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: PBS Kids at the Alamo: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood at 10:00AM
Screening: 1939: Hollywood’s Golden Year Series - The Hunchback of Notre Dame at 12:25PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

Las Colinas
Screening: PBS Kids at the Alamo: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood at 10:00AM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: 1939: Hollywood’s Golden Year Series - Only Angels Have Wings at 1:15PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM

Richardson
Screening: 1939: Hollywood’s Golden Year Series - Dark Victory at 1:30PM
Screening: Shaun of the Dead Movie Party at 6:00PM
Screening: Hustlers Rowdy Screening at 10:25PM


First Run Movies Now Playing...

Angel Has Fallen
The Angry Birds Movie 2
Don’t Let Go
Good Boys
IT: Chapter Two
Midsommar - Director’s Cut
The Nightingale
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Ready Or Not
Spider-Man: Far From Home - Extended Cut
The Peanut Butter Falcon

Premiering This Week…

Hustlers

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Movies Scheduled for the Week Sept 8 - Sept 14



Amazing there's a movie practically everyday this week. OK, so just 3 days. It's better than nothing. Hope everyone drives safely and enjoy the movies. If you can't make it, Netflix and Amazon are airing some new features.

OK...to the issue of dropping off your chair and not showing up to save your spot like everyone else. This is exactly what will cause us to lose whatever line privileges we enjoy now. If you don't show up, your chair will be folded up and you go to the end of the line. First come first serve that's the policy. You can save a spot for your 2 person pass. But you must be there in line, not hours later.

Sept 8 - Sept 14

Mon - Sept 9

Amazon's Undone - 8:00 pm - Alamo Lake Highlands

Tue - Sept 10

Bluff City Law - 7:00 pm - Studio Movie Grill Northwest Hwy
The Goldfinch - 7:00 pm - Angelika

Wed - Sept 11

Hustlers - 7:00 pm - Angelika
Hustlers - 7:30 pm - AMC Northpark





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Friday, September 6, 2019

Brittany Runs a Marathon





Award winning playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo for his directorial debut was inspired by friend's journey of self improvement. It rightly won the 2019 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. Colaizzo's concept was to turn the usual comedic genre to focus on the awkward sidekick. And what could have been an awkward comedic character of ridicule, it's a heartfelt and realistic view of a life hard fought. In a world full of social media body image positivity, it's worth noting that work on the physical self is nothing without one's growth from within. It's a film that doesn't hit you over the head with it's message. It's totally relatable and entertaining.

Brittany Forgler (Jullian Bell) is a 27 year old goofball. She has failed to find her career as a jingle writer and works part time at as theater usher using her comedy welcoming guests. Nights are spent out with her roommate Gretchen (Alice Lee) and her attractive friends at bars while serving as their chubby funny friend who makes them look good. Gretchen runs an Instagram lifestyle blog constantly taking selfies with her boyfriend. Brittany visits a doctor hoping to get a script for Adderall but ends up getting advice to lose weight or risk getting liver problems and diabetes. One of their neighbors Catherine (Michaela Watkins) hears Brittany crying from frustration and offers her some support. But Brittany is a bit stubborn and hard headed. She doesn't like to ask help from anyone, alienating most people who want to get close. The only one she is able to talk with is her sister's husband and de facto dad, Demetrius (Lil Rel Howery) with whom she communicates on Skype.

Almost everyone in NYC is training for the annual NYC Marathon, even her neighbor Catherine. Brittany dons her sweats and tries to run to at least to the corner, which anyone who has never run before feels like it's 26 miles. Catherine tells her about her running group that meets in the park on the weekend. Brittany faces her fear and shows up reluctantly attempting to follow. She is not the only one suffering. Seth (Micah Stock) is just as hot and miserable as she is running for the first time. His son shamed him for being so out of shape. Catherine inserts her self into their team and Brittany finds support while complaining about it.

In order to run the Marathon, a new runner has to enter a lottery to be accepted. If that doesn't work you need to get a sponsor, or find a charity to raise money for your race. Brittany applies for a job as a nanny, lying that she used to work for the Bidens. She doesn't get the job but gets a lead as a pet sitter for a fancy house. She meets Jerm (Utkarsh Ambudkar) who is supposed to be the night pet sitter, but he moved into the place. Brittany who is progressively losing weight, has a fight with Gretchen who broke up with her boyfriend. They say some hurtful and hateful truths to each other so Brittany moves into the pet job too.

Despite her success at losing the weight and getting healthy, Brittany stills feels and thinks as a fat girl. The baggage is still there affecting the way she makes decisions and treating those around her. The process of feeling good about oneself and her self worth is constantly challenged. When Brittany starts to think outside herself, she realizes that her friends also have skeletons in their closets that need to be faced. Colaizzo manages to make Brittany a flawed conflicted human who uses her silly attitude as a shield. For Brittany to evolve she must learn not only to accept oneself, she also must learn to accept help from those around her and offer them her support too. You may not want to run a marathon after this movie, but it manages to help us see that change while difficult is worth the effort.
(Review by reesa)







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