Events for August 7th, 2009
Directed by Duncan Jones. UK. R. 97 min.
Fri, Aug 7 thru Thu, Aug 13 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
This mesmerizing mind-bender sneaks up and hits you hard. Sam Rockwell, reliably brilliant, is an astronaut finishing up a three-year stint on the moon, mining energy from lunar rock. He wants back on Earth with his wife and daughter. His only contact is GERTY, a robot with the sweet-sinister voice of Kevin Spacey. There’s an accident. A new astronaut appears, looking just like the old one. I’ll say no more. Director Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie), working from a script by Nathan Parker, pulls off sci-fi miracles on a $5 million shoestring. Moon is a potent provocation that relies on ideas instead of computer tricks to stir up excitement. (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) More»
Directed by Sam Raimi. US. 1987. NR. 85 min.
- Fri, Aug 7, 9:45 pm
The First Friday Fright Nights have been going strong for over a year now and this Friday will be the best one of them all. Showing at the Colonial for the first time ever is Sam Raimi’s 1987 classic Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn. However this will not be just any screening of the film Variety calls “More an absurdist comedy than a horror film”. The Colonial will not only screen the film on 35 mm but it will be introduced by Richard Domeier who played Ed Getley (aka Demon Ed) in the film. This will be a great treat for all of our First Friday Fright Night Fanatics and a true treat for the Colonial.
“Bruce Campbell unwittingly unleashes an ancient forest demon that terrorizes him and a handful of demon fodder in a secluded mountain cabin. Raimi is one of the most deliriously kinetic directors around, and this new widescreen edition [refers to 2002 dvd release] amply shows off his dizzying style. He fills Evil Dead 2 with rapid-fire cartoon violence, his colorful and copious gore a hyperbolic rainbow of red, black, blue, and green splatters, as if Jackson Pollock were in charge of the special effects. More»