Friday, December 30, 2022

Next Week in Tickets: Films playing Boston 30 December 2022 - 5 January 2023

Barely worth a post this week, at least in terms of new releases. Boston doesn't even get any just-under-the-wire awards qualifiers this year, and with how quiet those have been, I wonder to what extent that's the new normal.
  • Apple Fresh Pond has four new movies from India this week: Lucky Lakshman is a Telugu-language comedy with Syed Sohel Ryan as a young man trying to juggle two girlfriends and two best friends; Top Gear is a Telugu-language action flick, presumably with a bunch of fast cars; and Raangi is a Tamil-language human-trafficking thriller. Kushi is a Telugu-language romantic comedy about college students who try to match their friends up only to find themselves drawn to each other, plays one show Friday night, and Sembi, a Tamil-language drama about passengers on a bus (narrated by the bus, though probably not in a Doom Patrol way) opens Saturday.

    Among holdovers, Cirkus continues at Fresh Pond and Boston Common; Connect and Dhamaka play Fresh Pond, and 18 Pages is still at Boston Common.
  • The Brattle Theatre finishes 2022 with two more days of "Everything Everything Everywhere All at Once", with that movie paired with Kung Fu Hustle (on 35mm) and The Heroic Trio on Friday, plus 2001: A Space Odyssey on Saturday.

    Sunday is the tradition New Year's Day Marx Brothers Marathon, where you can hang around all day and watch A Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, and, hey, maybe they'll let you stick around for A Night at the Opera again.

    On Monday, they begin a series of new restorations with Krzysztof Kieślowski's "Three Colors" trilogy: Blue plays Monday and Tuesday; White on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and Red on Monday and Wednesday. On Thursday, they shift gears and present Infernal Affairs (that one just gets the first film of three, but it's really all you need).
  • The Coolidge Corner Theatre bumps EO up to the bigger rooms, so I guess it's been doing pretty well there.

    Friday's midnight movie is New Year's Evil, although the theater closes early for New Year's Eve on Saturday. Saturday and Sunday offer matinees of The Shaun the Sheep Movie for the kids. Their first repertory program of 2023 is "Projections" featuring art-house science fiction, with a 35mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey on Tuesday and David Cronenberg's eXistenZ on Wednesday.
  • Landmark Theatres Kendall Square has a Retro Replay of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb on Tuesday, the first of a month-long Kubrick series
  • At the multiplexes, there's an early screening of A Man Called Otto on Wednesday at Boston Common and Assembly Row; it apparently opens in some local theaters next Friday despite all the posters saying January 13th.
  • The Somerville Theatre has Slutcracker shows Friday and Saturday, so The Menu rejoins Babylon and The Whale on Sunday (and Empire of Light has just one afternoon show on Sunday).
  • The Museum of Science has its last show of Wakanda Forever on the Murgar Omni dome on Friday.
  • The Lexington Venue is open through Monday with Puss in Boots and The Fabelmans.

    The West Newton Cinema has showtimes for I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Babylon, Avatar 2, The Fabelmans, Aftersun, The Banshees of Inisherin (Saturday only), and Tár, and appear to be open on Mondays again.

    The Luna Theater has All the Beauty and the Bloodshed on Friday and Saturday, The Inspection on Saturday afternoon and Marcel the Shell with Shoes On all day Sunday. No Weirdo Wednesday listed right now.

    Cinema Salem has Babyon, Puss in Boots, and Avatar: The Way of Water from Friday to Monday.
  • For those still not ready to join random people in a room for two hours, theater rentals are available at Kendall Square, West Newton, the Capitol and Somerville, The Venue, CinemaSalem, and many of the multiplexes.
I have been a sluggardly lump during my staycation, so I'm still looking at The Whale, Puss in Boots, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Cirkus, The Pale Blue Eye.

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