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Cult Cinema

Blade Runner

Fri., January 16, 2015

Directed by Ridley Scott. US. 1982. R. 117 minutes. Warner. Digital.
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When “Blade Runner” premiered in 1982 critics hailed it as being ahead of its time in part because of its look and scope, but also because the film asks the question, is there a ghost in the machine? Rutger Hauer leads a group of renegade robots called Replicants back to Earth in search of longer life. Replicants are forbidden on Earth so it is up to Harrison Fordís Rick . . .

MST3K: The Movie

Fri., February 20, 2015

Directed by Jim Mallon. US. 1996. PG-13. 73 minutes. Universal. 35mm.

After 4 years of showing MST3K episodes to great audience response, we’re going out on a limb and showing “MST3K: The Movie” – which has fans, to be sure, but also many detractors. Just last year Sherilyn Connelly, clearly a big fan of the series, wrote about how the movie came to be in the Village Voice. Give that a read, then come see the film with us and let . . .

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Fri., March 20, 2015

Directed by Edgar Wright. US. 2010. PG-13. 112 minutes. Universal. 35mm.
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“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” is the first rock & roll kung fu videogame youth love story. Directed by Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”), it’s based on a comic-book series by Bryan Lee O’Malley. At times, it may remind you of other films adapted from graphic novels (notably “Ghost World”), and even of Wes Anderson, but it’s got a madly clever and playful let’s . . .

Empire Records

Fri., April 17, 2015

Directed by Allan Moyle. US. 1995. PG-13. 90 minutes. Warner. 35mm.

“When it was released in 1995, Empire Records was the right movie at the wrong time. Five years later, after a big wave of unironic teen movies, it could have been a box-office hit. Instead, it was a critical and commercial failure during the waning days of the early-’90s alt-rock explosion, when irony was epidemic, teen films were stuck in an awkward post-John Hughes, pre-Can . . .

MST3K: Pod People

Sat., May 2, 2015

Directed by Juan Piquer Simon. Spain. 1983. NR. 90 minutes. MST. DVD.

Special Saturday 2PM screening for the kids of one of the best MST episodes EVER! Just when Joel thought being stranded in outer space was the worst thing that could happen, mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester beams up a heavy dose of cinematic punishment called “The Pod People.” Not only does it have aliens from another planet, it was made in a foreign country. During an opening scene where a . . .

Repo Man

Fri., May 15, 2015

Directed by Alex Cox. US. 1984. R. 92 minutes. Universal. 35mm.

ďI saw Repo Man near the end of a busy stretch on the movie beat: Three days during which I saw more relentlessly bad movies than during any comparable period in memory. Most of those bad movies were so cynically constructed out of formula ideas and “commercial” ingredients that watching them was an ordeal. Repo Man comes out of left field, has no big stars, didn’t cost much, takes . . .