Friday, August 03, 2018

Next Week in Tickets: Films playing Boston 3 August 2018 - 9 August 2018

It's time to see just how useless my MoviePass subscription has become while I was away!

  • This week's spy movie is The Spy Who Dumped Me, with Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon as two friends who must pick up the slack when one's boring boyfriend turns out to be a secret agent and accidentally pulls her into his business. It's at the Somerville, Fresh Pond, the Embassy, Boston Common, Fenway, the Seaport, South Bay, Assembly Row, Revere, and the SuperLux. Last week's Mission: Impossible - Fallout is still everywhere, possibly still in 35mm at theLeicester Drive-In.

    This week's live-action version of Disney material is Christopher Robin, with Ewan McGregor as the grown-up human from the A.A. Milne Pooh stories, whose old toys have escaped from his imagination and come to magical life. That one's at the Capitol, Fresh Pond, The West Newton Cinema, Boston Common, Fenway, the Seaport, South Bay, Assembly Row, Revere, and the SuperLux. Older kids may go for The Darkest Minds, the latest knock-off X-Men movie that 20th Century Fox has produced despite having the rights to the actual X-Men (and soon being part of the same company as Marvel). That one plays Fresh Pond, Boston Common, Fenway, the Seaport, South Bay, Assembly Row, and Revere.

    Crazy Rich Asians gets a head-start on next weekend, opening Wednesday at Boston Common, Fenway, and the SuperLux, while South Bay opens intersection-people-with-canines movie Dog Days.

    The new Sailor Moon: Super S movie plays dubbed on Saturday at Fenway and subtitled on Monday at Fenway & Revere. There are 20th Anniversary screenings of The Big Lebowski at Fenway, Assembly Row, and Revere on Sunday and Wednesday, if you can't wait for the Coolidge's annual party. The party-adjacent networking thing at the Seaport on Monday is Black Mass.
  • Kendall Square has a metric bunch of documentaries that played IFFBoston opening this week, all with guests at certain shows. Dark Money welcomes director Kimberly Reed and a panel of guests for the Friday 7:15pm show, expanding on the movie's themes of how untraceable corporate money is warping elections. Rachel Dretzin is there to talk about Far From the Tree, her film about parents trying to raise children who pose different challenges, on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Generation Wealth also opens, with director Lauren Greenfield visiting for the 2pm show on Sunday

    There's also McQueen, which is not about either of the Steves but fashion designer Alexander.
  • The Brattle Theatre plays Cold Water, an early work by Olivier Assayas that never had an official U.S. theatrical release, all weekend, with Virginie Ledoyen and Cyprien Fouquet as teen lovers in the 1970s.

    The Rita Hayworth Centennial continues with a double feature of You Were Never Lovelier & You'll Never Get Rich on Monday and Cover Girl on Tuesday. There's also a free screening with discussion of sustainable-agriculture documentary Forgotten Farms on Tuesday afternoon. The Heroic!: Women Who Inspire screenings for the week are a 35mm double feature of The Matrix & Edge of Tomorrow on Wednesday, and a DCP pairing of Norma Rae & 9 to 5 on Thursday
  • "Heroic!" continues at The Museum of Fine Arts, with Fargo (Friday/Saturday), Terminator 2 (Saturday), Moana (Sunday), Whale Rider (Sunday), and an outdoor "Sunset Cinema" screening of NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind (dubbed) on Thursday evening. Though not technically part of the series, Sadaf Foroughi's Ava fits there as well. The first weekend of the month means that there is also an "On the Fringe" show on Friday, which for August is a 35mm print of Gummo.
  • The midnight program at The Coolidge Corner Theatre shifts to "Organic Panic" for August, with a 35mm print of Little Shop of Horrors on Friday and Attack of the Killer Tomatoes on Saturday. Monday's Big Screen Classic is Roman Holiday, with a seminar before and after the film is screened on 35mm. There's a special screening of Life on the V: The Story of V66 with director Eric Green on Tuesday (the movie about Boston's 1980s music video channel is in the screening room, so it will probably sell out), and a 35mm Rewind! screening of Con Air on Thursday, with screenwriter Scott Rosenberg facing interrogation afterward.
  • Apple Fresh Pond has a new group of Indian movies, including Hindi courtroom drama Mulk and Fanney Khan, which stars Anil Kapoor as a singer who wants to make his daughter a star, and also features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. There's also Telugu spy thriller Goodachari and romantic comedy Chi La Sow.

    Boston Common continues the very fun Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings for those who like Chinese action and Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days for those more into contemporary Korean fantasy.
  • No midnights at The Somerville Theatre this weekend, but they've got a nifty Wednesday "Play It Cool II" double features of She Done Him Wrong and Go, both on 35mm.
  • Apparently last week's Yellow Submarine shows at The Regent Theatre had to be rescheduled, but it's showing on Friday night and Saturday afternoon and evening, with pre-show warmups, post-film Q&As, and more.
  • On top of the one at the MFA, Joe's Free Films shows plenty of free outdoor movies, with multiples for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Ferdinand.

I think I'll not see movies for my last couple days in Montreal, then catch up on Mission: Impossible before starting on other things after I get home. Since you've got to ease out of Fantasia slowly, I'll probably do an Along with the Gods home/theater double feature.Ne

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