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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Monday, November 18, 2019

This Week at Alamo Drafthouse DFW (11/18 - 11/24)





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

This week is all about channeling your inner ice princess, and remembering the classics. Let it go this weekend and enjoy some family time while seeing Frozen II at the Frozen II Cereal Party and Family Party. Join the boys of Sportsradio 1310AM/96.7FM The Ticket's BaD Radio for a special showing of TROPIC THUNDER. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “3 Days of Peace and Music” with Michael Wadleigh’s documentary Woodstock. For a full calendar listing, please visit drafthouse.com/dfw/calendar.

See y’all soon at the Alamo Drafthouse!



This Week's Highlights…

Frozen II Cereal Party & Family Party

Belly up to an all-you-can-eat cereal buffet where bowls, spoons, and a big selection of cereal to crunch on throughout the film are provided and pajamas are highly encouraged at the Frozen II Cereal Party at Cedars, Denton, North Richland Hills, and Richardson. Enjoy activities, games, and fun family photos before seeing the film at the Frozen II Family Party at Lake Highlands.

BaD Radio Presents: Tropic Thunder

Join the boys of Sportsradio 1310AM/96.7FM The Ticket's BaD Radio for a special showing of TROPIC THUNDER! Get some and come watch the movie they think they’re making… that isn’t a movie anymore at the BaD Radio special showing of Tropic Thunder only at North Richland Hills.

Woodstock 50th Anniversary Documentary Screening

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the iconic festival that promised "3 Days of Peace and Music” Drafthouse DFW showing Michael Wadleigh's (and his small army of cameraman and sound technicians) groundbreaking documentary. This three-plus hour historical document / concert doc / cultural artifact set the bar for all live music documentaries that came before it. Catch it only at Las Colinas



MONDAY | NOVEMBER 18

Cedars
Screening: Hanksgiving: Champagne Cinema: A League of Their Own at 7:00PM

Denton
Screening: The Jerk Quote-Along at 7:00PM
Screening: Deathtrap at 8:30PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Hanksgiving: Rotten Tomatoes Presents: The ‘Burbs at 6:30PM
Screening: Cream of the Cult: Blue Sunshine at 9:00PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Woodstock at 6:30PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Hanksgiving: Champagne Cinema: A League of Their Own at 6:30PM
Screening: The Last Waltz at 8:30PM



TUESDAY | NOVEMBER 19

Cedars
Screening: Terror Tuesday: Blood Rage at 9:25PM

Denton
Screening: Graveyard Shift: Sleepwalkers at 8:30PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Video Vortex: THE F13TH FAN Film Mixtape at 9:00PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Terror Tuesday: Street Trash at 7:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Terror Tuesday: Blood Rage at 6:30PM
Screening: BaD Radio Presents: Tropic Thunder at 7:30PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM
Screening: Video Vortex: THE F13TH FAN Film Mixtape at 8:30PM

Richardson
Screening: Hopped Up Cinema: Road House with Martin House Brewing Company at 7:00PM
Bar Event: Tiki Bingo - Glass Half Full at 7:00PM



WEDNESDAY | NOVEMBER 20

Cedars
Screening: Hanksgiving: Rotten Tomatoes Presents: The ‘Burbs at 6:00PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM

Denton
Screening: A Face in the Crowd MUBI Free Victory Screening at 7:00PM
Screening: Murder on the Orient Express at 8:30PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Galaxy Quest Movie Party at 6:30PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Hanksgiving: Rotten Tomatoes Presents: The ‘Burbs at 7:00PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Hanksgiving: Joe Versus the Volcano at 6:30PM
Screening: Death on the Nile at 8:30PM

Richardson
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Glass Half Full at 8:00PM



FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 22

Cedars
Screening: Advance Screening: Knives Out at 7:40PM

Denton
Screening: Advance Screening: Knives Out at 7:40PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Advance Screening: Knives Out at 7:40PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Advance Screening: Knives Out at 7:40PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Advance Screening: Knives Out at 7:40PM

Richardson
Screening: Advance Screening: Knives Out at 7:40PM
Screening: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM



SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 23

Cedars
Screening: Advance Screening: Knives Out at 7:40PM

Denton
Screening: Advance Screening: Knives Out at 7:40PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Advance Screening: Knives Out at 7:40PM

Las Colinas
Screening: The Jerk Quote-Along at 7:00PM
Screening: Advance Screening: Knives Out at 7:40PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Advance Screening: Knives Out at 7:40PM

Richardson
Screening: Frozen II Cereal Party at 10:15AM
Screening: Advance Screening: Knives Out at 7:40PM



SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 24

Cedars
Screening: Frozen II Cereal Party at 9:50AM

Denton
Screening: Frozen II Cereal Party at 11:15AM
Screening:
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 7:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Frozen II Family Party at 11:15AM

Las Colinas
Screening: Flashback Brunch: Labyrinth at 11:00AM
Screening: T he Jerk Quote-Along at 7:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Frozen II Cereal Party at 10:15AM



First Run Movies Now Playing...

Countdown
Doctor Sleep
Ford V Ferrari
Gemini Man
Harriet
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Last Christmas
Midway
Terminator: Dark Fate
The Addams Family (2019)
The Lighthouse
Zombieland: Double Tap

Premiering This Week…

21 Bridges
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Charlie’s Angels (2019)
Frozen II


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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Movies Scheduled for the Week of Nov 17 - Nov 23



Greetings all. Hope everyone is enjoying some warmer weather at last. And lots of movies to see this week. The big one is obviously Frozen 2. Passes are gone it seems before they are even posted to the group. So if you plan to beg from anyone, please make sure you respond off the list and directly to the person offering, if they do so offer. I didn't get any either.

I've heard through the grapevine that AMC's theaters are not going to allow folding chairs in line. We have told y'all that when you park your chairs and don't come back for hours then the theaters are bound to take control and not to our convenience. For us poor souls who can't get on the floor (or even getting up off the floor), it will certainly deter me and my boo from standing in line at that theater. So y'all been warned this was bound to happen. Happy now?

Nov 17 - Nov 23

Tue - Nov 19

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - 7:00 pm - AMC Grapevine
Dark Waters - 7:00 pm - Angeika
Frozen 2 - 7:00 pm - AMC Northpark
Frozen 2 - 7:00 pm - Cinemark 17

Wed - Nov 20

21 Bridges - 7:00 pm - Angelika
21 Bridges - 7:00 pm - AMC Northpark
Knives Out - 7:00 pm - AMC Northpark
Knives Out - 7:00 pm - AMC Grapevine

Thu - Nov 21

Queen & Slim - 7:30 pm - Angelika




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Friday, November 15, 2019

Charlie's Angels






When it was announced, a new film adaptation of “Charlie’s Angels” wasn’t a particularly welcome addition to the year’s cinematic releases. The original movie adaptation, directed by McG, was a lot of fun but any attempts at establishing a franchise died after the sequel. The franchise was left alone until a new TV show was attempted in 2011 which didn’t do so well and promptly disappeared into obscurity. To be perfectly honest, as much as I thought this new version was a bad idea, a viewing of the trailer for writer/director Elizabeth Bank’s take on the material changed my mind. This one looked like it too would be fun, a piece of escapist cinema in line with McG’s early 2000 movies. Unfortunately, that’s not quite the case. Banks has a lot to work with here including a fine cast and a good budget but the movie never completely comes together.



In this version, the Townsend Agency has been expanded into a global operation by a forward thinking Bosley (Patrick Stewart), enlisting multiple Angels and Bosleys in operations scattered throughout the world to keep up with their workload. Banks, who also stars as one of the many Bosleys, uses a series of badly photoshopped images to insert Stewart amongst the cast of the original TV show and the 2000s movies, showing how the agency has evolved over the years.



Angels Sabina (Kristen Stewart) and Jane (Ella Balinska) are tasked with accompanying a Bosley (Djimon Hounsou) to meet with a whistleblower, Elena (Naomi Scott). Elena has created a handheld gadget for her boss, Brok (Sam Claflin), that can power an entire office building and much more, but the kinks haven’t been worked out yet. One of Elena’s co-workers ended up in the hospital following a power surge from the gadget. But, despite her warnings, the company still wants to launch the product. As Elena begins to give her insider information to Bosley, they are attacked by an assassin (Jonathan Tucker). Banks’ Bosley comes to their aid, acting as the Angels handler following the attack. Now, Sabina and Jane have to keep Elena safe while trying to recover her creation and figure out how someone knew about their meeting.



This is not the fun, over-the-top action movie implied by the trailers. By this point in her career, Banks may have a handle on directing comedic and dramatic sequences, but she doesn’t yet have a handle on action sequences. Those presented here are dull, lifeless, and by-the-numbers. They get the job done, but they aren’t all that interesting to watch. Not exactly a positive note for an action movie. At least Banks has the good sense to make her action sequences visually stable. These scenes might lack the expected punchiness, but they are handled in a coherent manner, avoiding the choppy, chaotic mess a lot of modern action movies fall victim to.



The cast works well in their roles. There’s a nice rapport created between the three leads. Kristen Stewart especially shines here as the film’s slickly cool comic relief, though her characters’ spunk doesn’t help to liven up the picture. The jokes, more often than not, fall as flat as the action set pieces. Balinska’s Jane is ice to Sabina’s fire. There’s something of a friendly, non-competitive rivalry going on between the two throughout the movie. Like in the other iterations, these Angels are smart and smooth - fast and ingenious, fully capable of handling themselves in any situation.



Banks’ script tries too hard to confuse the viewer on the true identity of her film’s villain. If things seem too obviously laid out, it’s because they are. By the time all is revealed, you probably won’t care anymore if you ever did at all. Elaborate sequences are used to advance the story in small or non-existent increments. I often found myself wondering what the point of some scenes were after they were over. If this sparks a sequel or two, I suspect neither, hopefully the follow-ups will be better. “Charlie’s Angels” isn’t an outright terrible movie - it’s just bland.
(Review by Bret Oswald)






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(Review by Chase Lee)





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Better Days





Taking final exams in China seems to be a terrifying experience. Over 10 million young people endlessly study to pass the National College Entrance Exam or gaokao that will ultimately set your future as to the university you will be able to attend, and secure your career. On top of that stress young people are subjected to bullying by their peers. Director Derek Tsang’s film was recently pulled from distribution by the Chinese government with no explanation. The government relented in October and the film has been declared one of the best films of the year earning over $80 million dollars.

High school senior Chen Nian (Zhou Dongyu) is a loner whose only friend commits suicide by jumping from the balcony at school. While other students stare and take pictures, Nian covers her up with her jacket. Soon Nian becomes the object of bullying from other students. A group of mean girls ask her to join their study group as Nian is rated high in her class. When she refuses, she becomes their target. Nian's mother travels around trying to earn money. In fact many parents are usually absent from their children's lives as they are usually working somewhere else, or too busy to pay attention to what's going on. Students terrorize each other creating a situation where teachers and police have no good way to handle it. Nian tries to help Xiao Bei (Jackson Yee, singer and dancer from a wildly successful boy band in China TFboys), a drop out and low rent hood, who is getting badly beaten. To thank her he offers to protect her for payment. But she asks how can he protect her when he can't even protect himself. Nian does need protection as she had reported the mean girls earlier and got them suspended. The mean girls are set on revenge.

Despite Nian's passive nature, she is strongly aimed at passing her tests. It's the only way she can escape her life and save her mother who is being targeted for selling face masks that causes rashes. Bei also has been on his own since he's been 13 selling stolen phone parts to make a living. Bei follows behind Nian while she goes to school. But one day he is picked up for rape and spends the night at the police station. Unprotected Nian is brutally bullied. Her hair is cut off, her clothes torn from her body. Nian keeps Bei from going out to pay them back.

There is a sweet love story from these two unlikely teens. They watch out for each other and hope for better days when Nian is able to go to college in Bejing. They know its a long shot for them to go together, but they enjoy the dream. That is until one of the mean girls ends up dead. The police detective who has been handling Nian's bullying complaints think there is something going on between the two. He asks why she didn't report the bullying from before and realizing there wasn't much he could have done to have helped her.

The movie begins and ends with the seriousness of bullying in schools. It's an issue that seems to be wildly out of control in Chinese society. The message stresses how the government is taking steps to launch a policy to address bullying in primary and middle schools. Then there is the societal pressures of the national tests that students must take to succeed in their world that cause many children to commit suicide. The tests are so important that the mean girls may have been suspended from school, but they were still allowed to take the tests.
(Review by reesa)





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The Report







(Review by Chase Lee)




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Charlie's Angels







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The Report






Writer/director Scott Z. Burns returns to cinemas with the political thriller “The Report.” It’s a stronger film than his previous effort – the recently released “The Laundromat” (although Burns only wrote the screenplay for that one, Steven Soderbergh was the director). While “The Report” is, as a whole, stronger, it’s still not a wholly satisfying movie.



As the film opens, Daniel Jones (Adam Driver) is meeting with a lawyer, Cyrus Clifford (Corey Stoll). Jones has obviously done something that has had negative legal ramifications, leading to this meeting. The mood is grim as Jones begins to tell Clifford his story. It is revealed that Jones came to Washington D.C. as an idealistic young man, someone who wanted to make his contribution to the world by working in the background. He wound up employed by the Senate, a staffer working under Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening), who tasked him with investigating the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program that was created following 9/11.



The film bounces around in time as Jones works to uncover the facts about the CIA’s program. Burns gives the past a seedy, sickly yellowish tint, filming these segments that dig into the CIA’s secrets with a hand-held, home movie look. These choices highlight the grimy nature of the subject matter – the CIA’s inhumane treatment of their prisoners. Much of the footage is uncomfortable to watch, featuring government employees torturing their prisoners in hopes of finding answers although the techniques had already been proven ineffective well before these events took place in the early 2000s. Conversely, the “present-day” segments, meaning the scenes that focus on Jones as he and his team work on the report, have a more polished, cleaned up appearance. The framing is stable and images take on a more clinical, sterile look, mirroring the windowless office in which Jones and his teamwork.



Adam Driver plays the part well, showcasing a man who grows continually obsessed with his work as he uncovers more of the story. Unfortunately, Burns’ script doesn’t allow viewers any insight into Jones’ personal life. To us, he’s just a man obsessed with work. It’s stated that he lost a relationship while working on the project yet the partner is never shown. The other actors don’t fare as well. More often than not, the acting is poor as the cast overacts their parts. Burns might be a good writer but he doesn’t seem to have a handle on directing his performers yet.



One of the problems with this film is that it is covering so much detail that it feels like it is glossing over almost everything, condensing a 500-page summary of a nearly 7000-page report into a two-hour movie. We don’t need all the grim details but this probably would have worked better as a miniseries. Two hours barely gives Burns enough time to convey what’s happening over this 10 plus year period, let alone establishing any of the characters. Still, there’s enough here to hold the audiences’ attention. Burns keeps the story compelling enough to maintain his grip on the viewer. It just never totally clicks into place. This one is being distributed by Amazon. Soon, it will be on Prime for streaming. I suggest waiting to watch it then.
(Review by Bret Oswald)





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Ford v Ferrari





Director: James Mangold Studio: 20th Century Fox



Ford v Ferrari kicks into the high gear!

Auto racing films can be tricky task when film directors needed much commitment on crafting racing films that takes people out for a drive out in the open field to practice and to testify every track and ability to get though tougher times and reaching their goal to the finish line. As much as the brand recognition of two rivalry automotive companies, Ford and Ferrari, will probably get their racing fans’ butts into the theater seats, it isn’t just about racing but it’s all about love and friendship when it comes to racing ambition to save and improve the company. James Mangold, known for helming 2017’s Logan, calls the front seat of the car as the director of the film.

Ford v Ferrari is focused almost exclusively on the exploits of automotive designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and race car driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), enlisted by the Ford Motor Company to build and drive a car in order to beat Ferrari in the ultimate enduring race of the seasons. Though, the biggest problem for both characters is the ambition of winning is just got wacky and they both realized what their main singular goal is and how that can define them.

Matt Damon not only plays the as the protagonist but also a supportive character to Christian Bale’s Ken Miles character as Damon’s character really put the pace and effort on showing and demonstrating the Miles character on how the race car turns out as the test driver in hopes of winning of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France with countless of incremental improvement over the race car. Their chemistry between Damon and Bale really set the boundaries on putting their team to craft and develop a prestigious Ford GT40, a new racing car that will have a higher chance of beating Ferrari out in the racing competition.

On the other side of the film, actor Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) is present as Vice-President of Ford Motor Company who sides with Damon and Tracy Letts who portrayed as Henry Ford II, the CEO of Ford, in this film. There are other characters that are involved in the film: Remo Girone as Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the Italian automobile racing team Scuderia Ferrari, Ray McKinnon as Phil Remington, actress Caitriona Balfe as Mile’s wife, and Noah Jupe as Mile’s son. The film also includes Josh Lucas as one of Ford executives with a secretive source of antagonism that will outpour the duo’s victory of winning and beating Ferrari out.

The duo’s chances of winning and beating Ferrari becomes the main climax of the film as Shelby and Miles took much time and commitment on building the best, most fastest car ever, with Miles doing more test drives into place with lots of changes and improvements over the car with Josh Lucas’s Beebe character threaten to discourage Miles put his glory, self-ambition, and self-aggrandize out of place. Perhaps, it is the most difficult task to test the ability with humorous laughs, shocking twists, and lack of redundant feels that can easily make the audience tinkle their legs and feet. Though, the story is a bit too drawn out for the purposes of historical accuracy between this film and real life racing shows in France being televised in America. Director James Mangold is just having fun filming the racing scenes and be curious on the racing histories and on the cast and crew during the racing games.

Over the top, Ford v Ferrari is a great movie, it has all the car parts anyone would ever need to make this movie as great as any auto racing films, It’s an well-oiled machine for both families and race car fans out there that will rock your seats front and back. The direction and script-writings are just as charming and with Bale and Damon putting their character developments as supportive duos into action. Just to let the readers that this movie is really long within two and the half hours from vehicle manufacturing to auto-racing extravaganza. You will love this to see who crosses the finish line first.



GRADE: A-
(Review by Henry Pham)


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Monday, November 11, 2019

This Week at Alamo Drafthouse DFW (11/11 - 11/17)




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

This week is all about getting your wings and partying it up at the Alamo Drafthouse. Enjoy a draft beer and some sci-fi with the Hopped Up Cinema: The Fifth Element screening with Hop & Sting. Get ready to party with two movie parties for Galaxy Quest and This Is Spinal Tap. For a full calendar listing, please visit drafthouse.com/dfw/calendar.

See y’all soon at the Alamo Drafthouse!



This Week's Highlights…

Hopped Up Cinema: The Fifth Element with Hop & Sting

Each month the Drafthouse DFW combines cinema with suds for Hopped Up Cinema - a collaboration between Alamo Drafthouse and one of their favorite local breweries featuring a selection of beers curated specifically for this series! Every guest will receive a flight of five favorites along with a commemorative pint glass from the brewery. Come out and watch the classic Bruce Willis/Gary Oldman film The Fifth Element at Denton.

Galaxy Quest & This Is Spinal Tap Movie Parties
Get your party on with movie parties for your favorite films. Join Alamo DFW for two exciting movie parties this week. Get out of this work with the classic sci-fi film Galaxy Quest starring Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman and revisit the original rockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap this week at Denton, Las Colinas, and North Richland Hills.



MONDAY | NOVEMBER 11

Cedars
Screening: Anime-Zing: Mind Game (Subtitled) at 6:30PM

Denton
Screening: Hanksgiving: Saving Private Ryan at 6:15PM
Screening: Hanksgiving: Champagne Cinema: A League of Their Own at 7:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Hanksgiving: Champagne Cinema: A League of Their Own at 6:30PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Hanksgiving: Saving Private Ryan at 6:00PM
Screening: This Is Spinal Tap Movie Party at 7:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Hanksgiving: Saving Private Ryan at 6:00PM
Screening: This Is Spinal Tap Movie Party at 7:00PM

Richardson
Screening: Hanksgiving: Saving Private Ryan at 6:15PM
Screening: The Last Waltz at 8:30PM



TUESDAY | NOVEMBER 12

Cedars
Screening: Terror Tuesday: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors at 7:00PM

Denton
Screening: Hopped Up Cinema: THE FIFTH ELEMENT with Hop & Sting at 6:15PM
Screening: Video Vortex: THE F13TH FAN Film Mixtape at 9:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Hanksgiving: Apollo 13 at 6:30PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Terror Tuesday: Night of the Comet at 7:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Anime-Zing: Mind Game (Subtitled) at 6:00PM
Screening: Terror Tuesday: Night of the Comet at 7:00PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM

Richardson
Screening: Air Time Presents: Diner at 7:00PM
Bar Event: Tiki Bingo - Glass Half Full at 7:00PM
Screening: Video Vortex: THE F13TH FAN Film Mixtape at 8:30PM



WEDNESDAY | NOVEMBER 13

Cedars
Screening: Hanksgiving: Joe Versus the Volcano at 6:30PM
Screening: Stop Making Sense Movie Party at 7:00PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Anime-Zing: Mind Game (Subtitled) at 6:30PM
Screening: The Last Waltz at 8:35PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Hanksgiving: Joe Versus the Volcano at 7:00PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Hanksgiving: Apollo 13 at 6:30PM
Screening: Charlie’s Angels (2019) Advance Screening at 7:00PM
Screening: Murder on the Orient Express at 8:30PM

Richardson
Screening: Hanksgiving: Apollo 13 at 6:30PM
Screening: The Jerk Quote-Along at 7:30PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Glass Half Full at 8:00PM



THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 14

Lake Highlands
Screening: Dark Waters with Livestream Q&A at 7:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Deathtrap at 7:00PM



FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 15

Richardson
Screening: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM



SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 16
Denton
Screening: PBS KIDS at the Alamo: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum at 10:00AM
Screening: The Last Waltz at 7:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: PBS KIDS at the Alamo: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum at 10:00AM

Las Colinas
Screening: Galaxy Quest Movie Party at 7:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: PBS KIDS at the Alamo: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum at 10:00AM



SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 17

Cedars
Screening: A Face in the Crowd MUBI Free Victory Screening at 6:00PM

Denton
Screening: Flashback Brunch: Hook at 11:00AM
Screening: Galaxy Quest Movie Party at 7:00PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 7:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Stop Making Sense Movie Party at 6:30PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Flashback Brunch: Flash Gordon at 11:00AM
Screening: Anime-Zing: Mind Game (Subtitled) at 7:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Flashback Brunch: Labyrinth at 11:00AM
Screening: Galaxy Quest Movie Party at 6:30PM



First Run Movies Now Playing...
Countdown
Doctor Sleep
Gemini Man
Harriet
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Last Christmas
Midway
Terminator: Dark Fate
The Addams Family (2019)
The Lighthouse
Zombieland: Double Tap

Premiering This Week…

Ford V Ferrari

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Movies Scheduled for the Week of Nov 10 - Nov 16



A big thank you for all the Veterans out there, plus the firemen, police and first responders. We appreciate your selfless service.

Lots of choices this week. Which ones are you seeing?


Nov 10 - Nov 16

Mon - Nov 11

Veterans Day

Tue - Nov 12

The Good Liar - 7:00 pm - Angelika
EarthX The River and the Wall - 7:00 pm - Texas Theater
Charlie's Angels - 7:30 pm - Alamo Lake Highlands

Wed - Nov 13

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - 7:30 pm - Alamo Richardson
Charlie's Angels - 7:30 pm - AMC Northpark
The Report - 7:30 pm - Angelika

Thu - Nov 14

Honey Boy - 7:30 pm - Angelika

Fri - Nov 15

Waves - 7:00 pm - AMC Northpark







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Friday, November 8, 2019

Last Christmas









(Review by Chase Lee)




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Midway






At first glance, one would think Roland Emmerich the director of “Independence Day” and “The Day After Tomorrow” was changing his mind about helming big budget disaster movies, but with “Midway” he executes a decent film that actually captivates in certain spots.

I was actually surprised by the immersive quality that went into this production, since one feels like they are on the bombing mission when a character bombs his target.

Going back through his resume, Emmerich has tried at times to divert from his resume, 2008’s “Anonymous” was his attempt to shift gears and do something off the beaten path that just blew up in his face. So readers know, I gave it a C when I originally reviewed it.

With his new release of “Midway,” Emmerich tries to weave as much as he can with his tableau to make audiences grasp the levity of anything and everything that happened here. He even manages to squeeze in a mini nod to Pearl Harbor, by just using that as a mere segue into what happens here.

Patrick Wilson is Edwin Layton, who thinks outside the box and plans ahead for what operations the army is involved with. Woody Harrelson is Admiral Chester Nimitz a tough-as-nails soldier who values other people’s opinions when it is warranted.

Another major part of the story is Ed Skrein’s Lieutenant Richard “Dick” Best, a rugged fighter pilot who knows the ins and outs of everything involved with his plane, as well as his desire to return home to his family with Mandy Moore’s Annie Best.

What Emmerich has done with this film is that it is engaging as well as memorable. He never lets the film slip into a period of doldrums or sheer boredom. He keeps the pacing smooth and steadfast and never overdramatizes the events that unfold.

This one actually improves on what director Jack Smight did with the 1976 incarnation of the famed battle. Fast forward from that time to advancements in modern day technology, Emmerich has crafted a tale with a movie dynamic that is more fluid and faster paced and more altogether riveting.

Also worthy of mention in “Midway” is the always cool and reliable Dennis Quaid as William “Bull” Halsey. His screen time, however is limited to just about two or three scenes. Also commendable is Aaron Eckhart as Jimmy Dolittle and he suffers the same fate as Quaid in that his presence is not required for the whole film.

Also nifty was Luke Evans as soldier Wade McClusky, since he is usually in other big budget adaptations such as Paul W.S. Anderson’s retelling of “The Three Musketeers” (2011) as well as the little seen “Dracula Untold” in 2014. With his American accent as Wade is spot on, since most Americans don’t really know about his British background.

“Midway” is not a great war movie, but it at least takes advantage of making this big screen ensemble worthwhile for a theatre experience.

Grade: B

(Review by Ricky Miller)




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Cyrano, My Love






“Cyrano, My Love,” an adaptation of writer/director Alexis Michalik’s stage play, “Edmond,” gives viewers a fictionalized look at the creation of a hit – Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play “Cyrano de Bergerac.” Perhaps not so well known now, though Cyrano’s large bulbous nose might strike a few bells, “Cyrano de Bergerac” is considered by many to be the greatest success story of French theater.



Rostand (Thomas Solivérès) is an out-of-work playwright, his only produced play is shown to be a massive flop in the film’s opening scenes. Loaded down with debt and various other responsibilities that come with adulthood, Rostand’s future isn’t looking too bright. When opportunity finally comes knocking, Rostand jumps at the chance – the only problem is that the promised play hasn’t been written yet and the premiere date is only a few weeks away.



Michalik’s choice of Solivérès as the lead was one factor that kept taking me out of the movie. Rostand is nearly thirty when this film takes place; while Solivérès is nearly thirty himself, he looks closer to twenty. As if to mask his youthful demeanor, the makeup department throws a goofy looking mustache on Solivérès. It’s not convincing. Solivérès gives the role his best, but he looks too young for the part.



It doesn’t help that Michalik takes a generic approach to the material. “Cyrano, My Love” hits all the familiar beats for this type of story. In other words, expect the expected. Rostand is confronted by pushy backers, prideful (and equally pushy) actors, and a series of sudden strokes of genius and a handful of setbacks, all of which are conveniently timed. There’s no sense of urgency to the movie because you know everything is going to work out fine.



Despite these problematic elements, Michalik’s movie manages to work. It’s engaging and frequently humorous. Viewers might know exactly where this story is going but this movie is far from dull. The supporting cast is made up of oddballs - from famed actor Constant Coquelin (Olivier Gourmet), whose search for a new project leads to the play’s creation, to the show’s brothel owning backers, Simon Abkarian and Marc Andréoni. These supporting roles help to give the film an energetic flourish that keeps it from feeling stale.



Michalik finds a good rhythm for his movie. The film has a brisk pace that flows smoothly along from beginning to end. There are no moments where the movie feels “slow.” Scenes aren’t unnecessarily stretched out and there are no awkwardly included subplots. The subplots that are included work into the writing of the play – most notably one that involves Rostand writing letters to woo his friend Volny’s (Tom Leeb) love interest Jeanne (Lucie Boujenah), who has become his muse. Although it’s a generic work overall, Michalik handles the material fairly well. It’s nicely shot and the production design is well done. “Cyrano, My Love” is by no means a great movie, but it is an entertaining one.
(Review by Bret Oswald)






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Last Christmas





Seasonal rom-coms are the staple of the holidays. The formula is getting two attractive leads who cute meet while surrounded by quirky distracting characters and propelling the story to the inevitable happy ending. This film directed by Paul Feig and written by Bryony Kimmings and Emma Thompson, who co-wrote the story with her husband, Greg Wise has some Love Actually moments. The George Michael's tune Last Christmas is the sing along feel good moment that will leave one smiling at the end.

Emilia Clarke plays Kate, a self absorbed aimless want to be performer who is sleeping on friends couches to get away from her over bearing mother (Emma Thompson) who frets constantly. Kate works as an elf in a Christmas store run by Santa (Michelle Yeoh) who puts up with Kate's antics because she is good with the customers. As a child Kate was a featured lead performer in a children's choir in Yugoslavia before the family immigrated to England. A little social consciousness is briefly injected into the story with Brexit, xenophobia and homelessness. Mostly it's about how Kate is messing up her life with drinking, one night stands, and irresponsible selfishness that burn her bridges behind her. Despite her foibles, Kate still manages to be quite lovable. Just when things look like they couldn't get any worse she meets Tom Webster (Henry Golding) who is standing outside her store looking up at a bird. Kate indulges in his suggestion to look up and is rewarded with bird poop in her eye. He's peppy, silly, and mysterious. He escorts Kate around the area showing little places that she never noticed before like a little quiet park. He encourages her to always look up. For once in her life she is comfortable with their bantering. He offers her practical advise to her constant whining about her life. But she really knows nothing about him.

Tom encourages her to go back home. She calls her dad who is like an Uber/cab driver after being a lawyer in his home country. The audience is clued into why her over indulgent mom is such a chore on "Katerina". Mom has always favored her song bird over Kate's sister Marta (Lydia Leonard) who just had a promotion at her law firm. The helicopter mom had become even more hovering since Kate had been hospitalized for her heart condition. Tom helps Kate to see her parents from a different perspective. She begins to see the world outside of herself when a gentleman becomes smitten with her boss and Santa seems to become tongue tied for once. When looking for Tom at the homeless shelter, she starts to realize she could help by busking for donations.

No doubt Emilia Clark is just as cute as a button even without some fire breathing dragons. Her eyebrows do seem to have a life of their own looking like independent caterpillars. Henry Golding is just as charming as he was in Crazy Rich Asians. And Emma Thompson is a hoot as the drama queen mom. But Michelle Yeoh manages to steal the thunder as the wise cracking Christmas store boss who stocks her store with a weird collection of Chinese made ornaments like Christmas gibbons. If you haven't figured out how this whole thing turns out then you are not paying close attention. This is not Love Actually that is a must view every year. But for now, it will do.
(Review by reesa)




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Frankie






Françoise Crémont, Frankie (Isabelle Huppert) to her family and friends, organizes a trip to Sintra, Portugal, a last hurrah as cancer takes its toll on her body. Director Ira Sachs’ “Frankie” takes place over the course of a single day on this trip. Co-written by Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, the film explores the various conflicts faced by this group of people – in addition to Frankie there’s her husband Jimmy (Brendan Gleeson), son Paul (Jérémie Renier), Paul’s father and Frankie’s ex-husband Michel (Pascal Greggory), Jimmy’s daughter Sylvia (Vinette Robinson) and her husband, Ian (Ariyon Bakare), and daughter, Maya (Sennia), and Frankie’s friend Ilene (Marisa Tomei) with her boyfriend Gary (Greg Kinnear) in tow – as they go about their day. From that list of characters, you can probably decipher that attempting to figure out the relationships between all these people will take up a good portion of your viewing time.



Sachs’ movie takes on soap-operatic undertones as each characters’ various subplots unfold throughout the movie. Unfortunately, these subplots don’t add up to much of anything interesting. They all feel like filler – an attempt to drag out the run time longer than necessary. The subplots, people going about their daily lives, feel unnecessary (Frankie playing matchmaker, Sylvia and Ian arguing about a potential divorce, Maya going to the beach and meeting a boy, and Ilene and Gary discussing taking their relationship to the next level). Yawn. “Frankie” would have worked better as a short rather than a feature.



It doesn’t help that the dialogue and acting are terrible. The cast’s lines sound unnatural and are spoken as if read from cue cards. It sounds robotic as they deliver lines without proper inflection. Who was responsible for writing the dialogue in this movie? They had to have noticed how wooden this all sounded as they were filming. Surely, Sachs could tell how the actor’s delivery of it was making it even more bizarre. Due to this, none of the performances work. The acting feels phoned in. Why should we care about these people?



Even the photography and sets seem to have been lazily chosen. The cinematography is rote, it gets the job done but barely. Scenes often look overblown like the brightness has been turned up way too high, playing into the artificiality of the movie. “Frankie” doesn’t even offer a pleasing view of Portugal’s scenery. The backgrounds are often busy, frequently causing difficulty in focusing on scenes.



“Frankie” doesn’t ever build to anything. Individual storylines are closed out but nothing ever comes together to create a cohesive whole. The final scene offers no revelations or closure, dragged out to an unbearable length before finally fading to black. Was there even a point to this movie? My advice, avoid this one.
(Review by Bret Oswald)






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Papi Chulo




Sean, the TV weather guy, has a major meltdown on air that involves openly weeping. The American-Irish comedy-drama film directed and written by John Butler premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Sean, played endearingly awkward by Matt Bomer, is told to take a sabbatical by his boss Ash (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and to take as long as he needs. This is a low keyed story wallowing in Sean's self involved depression while he latches on to an older day laborer who doesn't speak much English.

Sean is in an emotional abyss due to the 6 month absence of his partner, Carlos. He leaves annoyingly needy messages on Carlos's phone about how well he is doing without him, which of course he is definitely not. He lives in a beautiful hillside house with a huge deck that overlooks Los Angeles. In the middle is a potted tree, the last thing that Carlos left. Sean gives it away, and now is left with a sun spot in the middle of the deck. Hitting the hardware store he hires one of the day laborers that are dropped off each morning to paint his deck. Alejandro Patino plays Ernesto who agrees to $20 an hour to fix the spot on the deck. He tells Sean in his broken English that it will take a few days to complete. Sean finds himself using Ernesto as a therapist who only nods and says yes, not a clue what Sean is going on about. Sean begins to treat Ernesto as a paid companion, buying him Thai food take out, taking him hiking, taking him rowing at the city lake. Ernesto's wife Linda (Elena Campbell-Martinez) says he's like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Even his fellow laborers tease him. Clueless Sean takes him to a party with his gay friends who welcome Ernesto who despite himself, has a good time after a few beers.

Although Sean considers him a friend, he doesn't even know his last name ore even his phone number. When Ernesto stops showing up at the hardware store spot, Sean starts falling apart. He begins to wonder if Ernesto was really there. The unhealthy one-sided relationship that he had forced on Ernesto comes to a head when Sean attempts to track him down in Pico Rivera, the only information that he had on him besides being married with five children. It's fortunate that Ernesto is a good hearted family man who sees Sean's lonely desperation with some universal understanding.

Sean doesn't even like the weather. It's always sunny and hot in Los Angeles. The howling of the coyotes in the foothills keep him awake at night. He's adrift without his Carlos whose picture on his phone is his only company. The idea of Sean paying Ernesto for the deck which becomes more like a $200 a day paid companion is uncomfortable. Sean is too far invested in trying to seem OK to see what he is doing is wrong minded. Bomer gives a great ditzy performance that challenges one to like him even when he should be sat down and told to chill. Patino is expectantly confused and amused by the crazy gringo who doesn't shut up but pays him for not working. It's a nice hour and half distraction that's now available on DVD.
(Review by reesa)





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Monday, November 4, 2019

EarthX; The River and the Wall





EarthxFilm presents THE RIVER AND THE WALL with special guest Director Ben Masters in attendance for a Q&A after the film.

Texas Theatre

231 West Jefferson Boulevard

Dallas, TX 75208




Tue, November 12, 2019

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST


About this Event


EarthxFilm presents THE RIVER AND THE WALL with special guest Director Ben Masters in attendance for a Q&A after the film.

Masters’ THE RIVER AND THE WALL follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Inspired by the threat of new border wall construction looms ahead, and what he saw as the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas, Masters recruited NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, ornithologist Heather Mackey, river guide Austin Alvarado, and conservationist Jay Kleberg to join him on a two-and-a-half-month journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The group initially set out to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.

Thank you to our Community Partners:


Lone Star Film Festival

Dallas Video Fest

The Texas Theatre

Thank you to our media partners:

GreenSource DFW

Natural Awakenings Dallas

Special Thanks to our Sponsor Smurfit Kappa


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This Week at Alamo Drafthouse DFW (11/4 - 11/10)






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

This week is all about Tom Hanks, post-Halloween scares, and quoting along with your favorite films. Celebrate one of the most beloved actors of all time all month long with Alamo Drafthouse’s Hanksgiving. Catch 11 of Tom Hanks’ best films throughout November and get in the spirit of Giving Hanks! Halloween might be over, but the scares don’t end. Check out Terror Tuesday at the Drafthouse this week and get your fill of your favorite horror films. Find your special purpose at The Jerk Quote-Along with toy trumpets, bubbles, and E-Z serve name tags. For a full calendar listing, please visit drafthouse.com/dfw/calendar.

See y’all soon at the Alamo Drafthouse!



This Week's Highlights…


Hanksgiving

From laugh-out-loud comedies to gritty dramas our series runs the gamut of everything that makes Tom Hanks one of cinema’s most treasured actors. So if that uncle looks like he really needs to get a few things off his chest maybe take a break and join Alamo Drafthouse for a very special Hanksgiving. Catch APOLLO 13 A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, and THE ‘BURBS at a Drafthouse near you.

Terror Tuesdays

Alamo Drafthouse doesn't just watch horror movies — they live for them. And at every Terror Tuesday Drafthouse joins hands to worship at the gore-soaked altar of slash trash thrash and FUN!! This eclectic series spans all centuries covering everything from seminal horror treasures to undiscovered D.I.Y. monster-blasts. Terror Tuesday is the new ground zero for warming your black heart. Catch NIGHT OF THE COMET at Cedars and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS at Las Colinas and North Richland Hills.

The Jerk Quote-Along
THE JERK is a masterpiece and frankly there’s really nothing more you need in life than this classic Steve Martin comedy… well this classic Steve Martin comedy and some fresh wine. But that’s all you need! And a trumpet. This classic Steve Martin comedy some fresh wine and a trumpet… and some bubbles. But THAT’S IT! FOR SURE! Check your intelligence at the door as we go on adventure after adventure with Navin R. Johnson in this rags-to-riches story of one imbecile's journey of wealth power and the love of a beautiful woman at THE JERK Quote-Along. Catch it at Cedars and North Richland Hlils.


MONDAY | NOVEMBER 4

Cedars
Screening: Hanksgiving: Saving Private Ryan at 6:30PM

Denton
Screening: Hanksgiving: Apollo 13 at 6:30PM
Screening: Anime-Zing: Mind Game (Subtitled) at 8:30PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Hanksgiving: Joe Versus the Volcano at 6:45PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Hanksgiving: Champagne Cinema: A League of Their Own at 7:00PM
Screening: Stop Making Sense Movie Party at 7:30PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: A Face in the Crowd MUBI Free Victory Screening at 6:30PM
Screening: Sleepy Hollow at 8:30PM

Richardson
Screening: Hanksgiving: Rotten Tomatoes Presents: The ‘Burbs at 6:30PM
Screening: AGFA Secret Screening at 7:00PM



TUESDAY | NOVEMBER 5

Cedars
Screening: Terror Tuesday: Night of the Comet at 8:45PM

Denton
Screening: V For Vendetta at 6:30PM
Screening:

Lake Highlands
Screening: V For Vendetta at 6:45PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Terror Tuesday: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors at 7:30PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: V For Vendetta at 6:30PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM
Screening: Terror Tuesday: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors at 8:30PM

Richardson
Screening: V For Vendetta at 6:30PM
Bar Event: Tiki Bingo - Glass Half Full at 7:00PM
Screening: Graveyard Shift: Sleepwalkers at 8:30PM



WEDNESDAY | NOVEMBER 6

Cedars
Screening: Hanksgiving: Apollo 13 at 6:30PM
Screening: Norm Hitzges: Opinionated History of Dallas Sports at 7:00PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM

Denton
Screening: Hanksgiving: Joe Versus the Volcano at 6:00PM
Screening: Death on the Nile at 8:30PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Hanksgiving: Saving Private Ryan at 6:45PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Hanksgiving: Apollo 13 at 7:00PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Hanksgiving: Rotten Tomatoes Presents: The ‘Burbs at 6:30PM
Screening: Gosford Park at 8:30PM

Richardson
Screening: Hanksgiving: Champagne Cinema: A League of Their Own at 6:30PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Glass Half Full at 8:00PM
Screening: Anime-Zing: Mind Game (Subtitled) at 8:30PM



THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 7

Richardson
Screening: Sleepy Hollow at 6:30PM



FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 8
Richardson
Screening: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM



SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 9

Cedars
Screening: Brunch on Broadway: A Star Is Born at 11:00AM
Screening: Galaxy Quest Movie Party at 6:30PM

Denton
Screening: UNT Football Watch Party at 3:00PM
Screening: Rocky Horror Picture Show with Los Bastardos Shadow Cast at 10:00PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Terminator Double Feature at 6:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Afternoon Tea: The Young Victoria at 3:10PM
Screening: The Jerk Quote-Along at 7:00PM

Richardson
Screening: PBS KIDS at the Alamo: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum at 10:00AM
Screening: Stop Making Sense Movie Party at 6:15PM



SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 10

Cedars
Screening: The Jerk Quote-Along at 7:00PM

Denton
Screening: Flashback Brunch: Ghost at 11:00AM
Screening: Stop Making Sense Movie Party at 7:30PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 7:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Terminator Double Feature at 7:30PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Flashback Brunch: Ghost at 11:00AM
Screening: A Face in the Crowd MUBI Free Victory Screening at 2:15PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Flashback Brunch: Hook at 11:00AM
Screening: Stop Making Sense Movie Party at 7:00PM

Richardson
Screening: A Face in the Crowd MUBI Free Victory Screening at 6:15PM


First Run Movies Now Playing...
Abominable
Ad Astra
Black And Blue
Countdown
Downton Abbey
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Gemini Man
Girl On The Third Floor
Harriet
Hustlers
Jexi
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Re-release
Terminator: Dark Fate
The Addams Family (2019)
The Lighthouse
Zombieland: Double Tap

Premiering This Week…
Doctor Sleep
Last Christmas
Midway

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Movies Scheduled for the Week of Nov 3 - Nov 9



When did it get so cold? Halloween came and gone, now we roll into Thanksgiving. As well as the bigger award movies.

You know if you have problems trying to redeem passes from Gofobo or any of the studio screening sites, please note that Dallas Movie Screenings can not figure out why your phone or computer is having trouble accessing the passes. We only tell you where to find them. We can not trouble shoot your equipment, data entry, or password problems. We are also not responsible for your email being delivered late. I would love to personally help y'all out if I could. If you see me in line, come by and say hello and we can talk about it.

Nov 3 - Nov 9

Sun - Nov 3

Playing With Fire - 11:00 am - Studio Movie Grill The Colony, Plano, Tyler
The Apollo - 2:00 pm - Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts

Mon - Nov 4

Midway - 7:00 pm - AMC Northpark and Cinemark West

Tue - Nov 5

Last Christmas - 7:30 pm - Angelika

Wed - Nov 6

Ford vs Ferarri - 7:00 pm - Angeika
Doctor Sleep - 8:30 - AMC Northpark



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Monday, October 28, 2019

This Week at Alamo Drafthouse DFW (10/28 - 11/3)





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

This week is all about throwing it back our favorite classic films. Schwarzenegger will be back… to-back with THE TERMINATOR Double Feature. Get lost in retro films of yesteryear while enjoying brunch with three Flashback Brunches. Get hopped up on cinema with Bishop Cider Co. to see THE CABIN IN THE WOODS. For a full calendar listing, please visit drafthouse.com/dfw/calendar.

See y’all soon at the Alamo Drafthouse!



This Week's Highlights…

The Terminator Double Feature

Two TERMINATORS! Two movies! Two Ahnalds - one a killing machine from the future sent back to kill a mild-mannered waitress (who just happens to be the mother of the future savior of humanity) and the other a reprogrammed killing machine from the future sent back to now protect her and her son. See 1984's THE TERMINATOR and then tell us "I'll be back" for 1991's TERMNIATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY all for one ticket price! Catch the double feature at Cedars, Denton, North Richland Hills, and Richardson.

Flashback Brunches
Catch the best of retro films this week with Flashback Brunch screenings of LABYRINTH, HOOK and GHOST. Catch LABYRINTH at Denton, HOOK at Las Colinas, and GHOST at North Richland Hills,

Hopped Up Cinema: The Cabin in the Woods with Bishop Cider Co.

Each month Alamo DFW combines cinema with suds for Hopped Up Cinema - a collaboration between Alamo Drafthouse and one of their favorite local breweries featuring a selection of beers curated specifically for this series! Every guest will receive a flight of five favorites along with a commemorative pint glass from the brewery. Catch it at Richardson.


MONDAY | OCTOBER 28

Cedars
Screening: The House of the Devil 10th Anniversary Screening at 7:45PM

Denton
Screening: A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Party at 7:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Anime-zing: Vampire Hunter D (Subtitled) at 6:30PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Ghostbusters (1984) Movie Party at 7:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: The House of the Devil 10th Anniversary Screening at 6:30PM

Richardson
Screening: Ghostbusters (1984) Movie Party at 7:00PM
Screening: The Howling at 9:05PM



TUESDAY | OCTOBER 29
Cedars
Screening: Advance Series Premiere: HBO’s His Dark Materials at 7:00PM

Denton
Screening: Anime-zing: Vampire Hunter D (Subtitled) at 6:30PM
Screening: Nosferatu with Live Score by Invincible Czars at 7:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: The Host (2006) at 6:30PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Misery at 6:30PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM

Richardson
Screening: One Piece: Stampede (Subtitled) at 6:00PM
Bar Event: Tiki Bingo - Glass Half Full at 7:00PM
Screening: Hopped Up Cinema: The Cabin In The Woods with Bishop Cider Co. at 7:30PM



WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 30
Cedars
Screening: Drácula (1931) [Spanish] MUBI Free Victory Screening at 7:45PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM

Denton
Screening: Halloween (1978) at 7:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: Ghostbusters (1984) Movie Party at 7:00PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Monty Python and the Holy Grail Movie Party at 7:00PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM

North Richland Hills
Screening: In the Mouth of Madness at 6:00PM
Screening: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Party at 10:00PM

Richardson
Screening: One Piece: Stampede (Dubbed) at 6:00PM
Screening: The House of the Devil 10th Anniversary Screening at 7:30PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Glass Half Full at 8:00PM



THURSDAY | OCTOBER 31
North Richland Hills
Screening: Halloween (1978) at 7:00PM

Richardson
Screening: Halloween (1978) at 7:30PM
Screening: One Piece: Stampede (Subtitled) at 9:05PM



FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 1
Richardson
Screening: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 8:00PM



SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 2

Denton
Screening: Terminator Double Feature at 6:30PM
Screening:

Lake Highlands
Screening: The Jerk Quote-Along at 7:30PM

Las Colinas
Screening: PBS KIDS at the Alamo: Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum at 10:00AM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Terminator Double Feature at 6:00PM

Richardson
Screening: Terminator Double Feature at 6:00PM



SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 3

Cedars
Screening: Terminator Double Feature at 6:00PM

Denton
Screening: Flashback Brunch: Labyrinth at 11:00AM
Screening: Sleepy Hollow at 6:30PM
Bar Event: Geeks Who Drink - Vetted Well at 7:00PM

Lake Highlands
Screening: A Face In The Crowd MUBI Free Victory Screening at 6:45PM

Las Colinas
Screening: Flashback Brunch: Hook at 11:00AM

North Richland Hills
Screening: Flashback Brunch: Ghost at 11:00AM

Richardson
Screening: Joe Versus the Volcano at 6:00PM
Screening: Galaxy Quest Movie Party at 6:30PM


First Run Movies Now Playing...

Abominable
Ad Astra
Black And Blue
Countdown
Downton Abbey
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Gemini Man
Girl On The Third Floor
Hustlers
Jexi
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Re-release
The Addams Family (2019)
Zombieland: Double Tap

Premiering This Week…
Harriet
Jojo Rabbit
Terminator: Dark Fate
The Lighthouse

Stay Connected...
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Twitter: twitter.com/AlamoDFW
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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Movies Scheduled for the Week of Oct 27 - Nov 2



Happy Halloween! Only one more month til Thanksgiving and a couple more months to Christmas.

The movie craziness has begun. So much to choose from this week. Unfortunately my car is busted (again), so I can't go to anything (again). If y'all can help posting upcoming films to our Facebook page or to the group, that will be really useful until I'm back online and finally moved into our new place.

Y'all be safe out there for the tricks and treats.

Oct 27 - Nov 2

Sun - Oct 27

Won't You Be My Neighbor - Ismaili Community Center And Jamatkhana - Plano

Mon - Oct 28

EarthX Ghost Fleet - 7:00 pm - Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Harriet - 7:30 pm - Angelika

Tue - Oct 29

Motherless Brooklyn - 7:00 pm - Angelika
Terminator Dark Fate - 7:00 pm - AMC Northpark
Terminator Dark Fate - 7:00 pm - Cinemark 17
EarthX Ghost Fleet - 7:30 pm - Angelika
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Friday, October 25, 2019

Black and Blue








(Review by Chase Lee)




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The Kill Team







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The Lighthouse






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The Kill Team







THE KILL TEAM
** (out of ****)

The Kill Team doesn’t really say anything we did not already know about war. We all know it’s hell, considering the sentiment is a common phrase, and Dan Krauss’s movie, a narrative approach to material the writer/director covered in the 2014 documentary of the same name (unseen by me), can only hammer in the point. The true story on which this one is based is the kind of compelling, increasingly tragic stuff that tends to come out of the fog of war. Despite a worthy performance from its main actor, Krauss’s handling of that story in this format falls short in some important ways.

From the start, the film seems in a hurry to get to the main point of its story. The early segments, then, struggle to introduce us to its players in a way that does not come across as unintentionally jokey. We meet Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff), a fresh military recruit who joins a group led by Staff Sergeant Wallace (Tunji Kasim). Right off the bat, we recognize the personalities here – not because they are distinctive (only the staff sergeant, undeniably in charge, has a personality that isn’t putting on a loud and masculine show) but because they are recognizable as men stuck in a cycle of combat and insulation.

This is all fine, especially because Wolff’s performance is strong in the way the actor’s eyes are constantly surveying what is in front of him, the gears clearly working in his brain. When Wallace is killed in a freak explosion, Andrew and his fellow soldiers (played by Adam Long, Jonathan Whitesell, Brian Marc, and Osy Ikhile) meet the replacement, Deeks (Alexander Skarsgård, whose valiant attempt to bring this character to life is undermined by his clear uncertainty how to afford the man any extra layers), who assures them that he has no intention to “replace” their old leader. He certainly has a different approach, though, in that he apparently feigns a buddy-buddy relationship strategy, while harboring some truly sadistic techniques to keep his men in line.

The key scene, which has one of the privates killing an insurgent who was apparently going to blow them all up, is played out with just the right amount of queasy tension. That carries through the second act, in which Andrew, noticing some discrepancies in the official report of the incident, leaves an anonymous tip with the criminal investigation division that sets the other men on edge. The third act, in which another of Andrew’s split-second decisions has irreversible consequences, feels more dutiful than suspenseful, though. There is less of the queasy tension that came before, and at under an hour and a half, Krauss doesn’t have much time to cover a lot of the loaded, ironic events of the story. The Kill Team weaves a stranger-than-fiction tale, and that may very well be why a narrativization of its events falls short. This telling simply comes across as one in a rush to get the bitter end.
(Review by Joel Copling)







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The Current War The Directors Cut







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