Directed by Robert Houston and Kenji Misumi. Japan. 1980. R. 1 hour 25 minutes. Janus Films and the American Genre Film Archive. 35mm.
Edited and compiled from the first two films in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Shogun Assassin follows the adventures of a medieval samurai as he wanders the countryside with his young son to seek revenge against those who murdered his wife. 1980. R. 85 min. 35mm . . .
Directed by John McTiernan. US. 1988. R. 2 hours 11 minutes. Fox. Digital.
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“Bruce Willis is an action hero with jet lag on Christmas Eve, caught in an office building taken over by terrorists, wearing no shoes. He sneaks around, walks over broken glass, and picks off bad guys one by one, like Alien in reverse. But he’s also a cynical smart-ass as he talks to himself, the terrorists over their walkie-talkies, or to the one cop (Vel Johnson) who . . .
Directed by Edgar Wright. UK. 2007. R. 2 hours 1 minutes. Universal. Digital.
After overachieving hot shot London cop Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) infuriates his jealous fellow officers and superiors, he finds himself transferred to a countryside village that’s anything but exciting. But the town’s peaceful veil is lifted when respected community leaders are killed in a series of bizarre and grizzly accidents. Now it’s up to Angel and his action movie obsessed partner (Nick Frost) to get to the . . .
Directed by Harold Ramis. US. 1993. 11+. 1 hour 41 minutes. Sony. Digital.
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When vain, arrogant and selfish Pittsburgh weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray in his greatest role) is dispatched to Punxsutawney, PA to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities, he believes it’s just a simple, one-day assignment and career stepping stone to the big leagues of network TV. What Phil doesn’t know is that a huge blizzard (which he incorrectly forecasted) is not only going to delay his journey . . .
Directed by Jim Henson. US. 1982. 8+. 1 hour 34 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Jim Henson’s classic fantasy adventure returns to the Colonial to enchant and entertain another generation of movie fans! Jen (Stephen Garlick), raised by the noble race called the Mystics, has been told that he is the last survivor of his own race, the Gelflings. He sets out to try to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. After the . . .
Directed by Jack Hill. US. 1975. R. 1 hour 31 minutes. Miramax. 35mm.
“So Easy to Kill. So Hard to Love.” So says the original poster for this ‘70s action/exploitation fan favorite. Borrowing elements from the ’50s juvenile delinquent genre, Switchblade Sisters follows the exploits of the Dagger Debs – the most vicious all-female gang to roam the hallways of any high school. One of director Quentin Tarantino’s favorite films, this bonkers B-Movie comes from the mind of legendary exploitation . . .
Directed by John Milius. US. 1982. R. 2 hours 9 minutes. Universal. Digital.
It’s back! The movie that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name – and the ultimate ‘80s action/adventure hero! Based on the classic sword-and-sorcery stories and comics, the films traces the titular barbarian’s quest to track down the vicious cult leader (James Earl Jones) who murdered his parents. Co-written by director Milius (Apocalypse Now, Red Dawn) and Oliver Stone (JFK, Scarface), Conan the Barbarian is a . . .
Directed by Leslie Martinson. US. 1966. NR. 1 hour 45 minutes. Fox. Digital.
Holy Favorite Films, Colonial Fans! The beloved big screen adaptation of the 1960’s Batman television series is here to save you from the dreary days of winter! When the United Underworld, the unholy union of Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), threaten to destroy the world with their dehydration ray, it’s up to dynamic duo of Batman (Adam . . .
Directed by Steve Barron. US. 1990. PG. 1 hour 33 minutes. Warner. 35mm.
In New York, mysterious radioactive ooze has mutated four sewer turtles into talking, upright-walking, crime-fighting ninjas. The intrepid heroes, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael and Leonardo, are trained in the Ninjutsu arts by their rat sensei, Splinter. When a villainous rogue ninja, who is a former pupil of Splinter, arrives and spreads lawlessness throughout the city, it’s up to the plucky turtles to stop him . . .