Friday, May 06, 2022

Next Week in Tickets: Films playing Boston 6 May 2021 - 12 May 2022

Folks, Sam Raimi's first feature in nearly a decade comes out this week, and it's a big ol' Marvel movie.
  • That would be Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness, in which Benedict Cumberbatch's Strange must deal with the barriers between worlds breaking down, presumably in part because of what happened in Spider-Man: No Way Home, with the assistance of Wong, the Scarlet Witch, and Miss America Chavez. It's pretty much everywhere - the Capitol (including RealD 3D), Fresh Pond (including 3D), the Coolidge (in 35mm), West Newton, CinemaSalem, Boston Common (including Imax Xenon in 2D & 3D/RealD 3D/Dolby Cinema), Fenway (including RealD 3D), Kendall Square (including RealD 3D), South Bay (including Imax Xenon in 2D & 3D/RealD 3D/Dolby Cinema), Assembly Row (including Imax Xenon in 2D & 3D/RealD 3D/Dolby Cinema), Arsenal Yards (including CWX), and Chestnut Hill. It even plays the Omni dome at the The Museum of Science, with shows on Saturday the 7th and on Friday and Saturday for the next four weeks.

    For one-offs, Arsenal Yards shows Air Force One on Monday evening. Boston Common and Fenway have a "Fan Event" of 1977's Abba: The Movie on Thursday.
  • Even the boutique places are mostly keeping things Strange, but Landmark Theatres has a couple other new releases. Out in Waltham, The Embassy gets Operation Mincemeat, with Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen as two World War II intelligence officers with a daring plan to distract the Nazis from a forthcoming invasion. It also drops on Netflix.

    In Cambridge, Kendall Square has The Will to See, co-directed by war reporter Bernard-Henri Lévy, follows him as he tours the ongoing centers of conflict in the world today. They also continue the "May Is for Mothers" series with Mildred Pierce on Tuesday.
  • The folks at The Coolidge Corner Theatre got their hands on a 35mm print of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but it will only be running through Sunday. It's a clever booking - uniquely them, get a lot of people in over the weekend, and then free up the off-hours for the repertory shows. This week that includes Tales from the Hood at midnight Friday, Snoop Dogg and Pam Grier in Bones at the same time Saturday, a Big Screen Classics show of In the Heat of the Night on Monday, Mommie Dearest on Tuesday, and a 35mm print of Friday the 13th on Wednesday - with the next two at Rocky Wood on, well, you can figure out the date. The theater appears to be dark on Thursday.
  • Hindi-language comedy Mere Desh Ki Dharti opens at Boston Common, featuring Divyendu Sharma and Anant Vidhaat Sharma as two engineers who have misadventures in rural India. Apple Fresh Pond opens Telugu adventure Bhala Thandanana and drama Ashoka Vanamlo Arjuna Kalyanam on Friday. Indian holdovers include Hindi thriller Runway 34 at Fresh Pond and Boston Common and Tamil romantic comedy Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal at Fresh Pond.

    Anime Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis (Decide) plays Boston Common (dubbed/subtitled) and Kendall Square (subtitled) on Thursday; it's an adaptation of the popular manga and a relatively rare anime that is primarily CGI, presumably so they can do motion capture of the sports. Boston Common still hangs on to anime Jujutsu Kaisen: 0, with all subtitled shows.
  • The Brattle Theatre has the new digital remaster of David Lynch's Inland Empire through Thursday, which should be interesting, as David Lynch shot this at something like DVD resolution. It says "only in theaters", so you may be waiting a while to see this remastered version at home.

    They als show Psycho for Mother's Day on Sunday (a lot of folks do that now, but they were ahead of the curve). The DocYard presents What We Leave Behind on Monday, with filmmaker Iliana Sosa on hand to discuss the film she made of her 89-year-old grandfather building a house for his children in Mexico after spending decades riding the bus to visit his children and grandchildren in Texas. They also have documentary This Much I Know to Be True, following musicians Nick Cave and Warren Ellis as they create and perform their two most recent albums on Wednesday; it's also at Boston Common and Kendall Square.
  • The Somerville Theatre picks up The Northman and brings back Everything Everywhere All at Once after being given over to IFFBoston for a week, and in addition to live shows, offers a meta-movie double feature of Being John Malkovich (35mm) and JCVD on Monday and Tuesday, with Wednesday's "Crime Pays Double" offering up 52 Pick Up (35mm) and The Way of the Gun, while Thursday has two by Abel Ferrara - Ms. 45 (35mm) and The Addiction In addition to a couple screens of Strange The Capitol also picks up The Duke and Everything Everywhere All at Once, which is the first time in recent memory something has been at both this mini-chain's theaters at the same time.
  • The Harvard Film Archive is going to have a print program available soon, with the first couple months of the summer devoted to "Forgotten Filmmakers of the French New Wave". This weekend's entries are James Blue's The Olive Trees of Justice (Friday), Jean Rouch's Moi, un Noir and The Human Pyramid (both Saturday), Guy Gilles's Love at Sea (Sunday), and Marcel Hanoun's A Simple Story (Monday). Curator Jean-Michel Frodon will introduce the films on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Belmont World Film its last online segment of the year, Vera Dreams of the Sea, through Monday, when director Kaltrina Krasniqi will join an online Q&A to discuss her drama about a woman fighting to retain her home after her husband's suicide.
  • The Regent Theatre has a free screening of The Plastic Bag Store: The Movie, which is apparently a bit more than just pointing a camera that the stage show examining how plastic does not degrade over time with puppetry. It's on Wednesday night, and will also be available to stream.
  • The Lexington Venue has Petite Maman and The Duke from Friday to Sunday.

    The West Newton Cinema adds Doctor Strange to The Duke, The Bad Guys, Fantastic Beasts (Friday-Tuesday), Sonic the Hedgehog 2, The Rose Maker (Sunday/Wednesday), Sing 2 (Saturday/Sunday), and Encanto (Saturday). No shows Monday

    The Luna Theater has Everything Everywhere All At Once from Friday to Sunday, Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché on Saturday and Thursday, and the Weirdo Wednesday show.

    Cinema Salem has Doctor Strange, Everything Everywhere All at Once, and The Northman from Friday to Monday (Monday's matinees captioned).
  • For those still not ready to join random people in a room for two hours, theater rentals are available at Kendall Square, The Embassy, West Newton, the Capitol and Somerville, The Venue, CinemaSalem, and many of the multiplexes. The film program at the MFA is still in limbo, but Jordan's is planning to fire the Imax screens back up at the end of the month!
I've already got two tickets to Doctor Strange, because odds are 35mm and Imax 3D shows will be in short supply after the weekend. I'm also looking up to catching up with The Northman and Petite Maman, as well as at least 52 Pick-Up at the Somerville.

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