Friday, May 24, 2024

Next Week in Tickets: Films playing Boston 24 May 2024 -30 May 2024

Gonna miss seeing the Furiosa trailer before movies - it just hits differently than the rest of the movies coming out (I mean, two more weeks of Bad Boys 4 seems endless!).
  • George Miller returns to the wasteland with Furiosa, which fills out the backstory of Furiosa before we meet her in Mad Max: Fury Road, which doesn't seem necessary, but we trust George Miller by now, right? Anya Taylor-Joy plays the young Furiosa, Chris Hemsworth the first warlord to take her in before Immortan Joe. It's at the Somerville (mostly 4K), the Coolidge, Fresh Pond, The Embassy, Jordan's Furniture (Imax), West Newton, CinemaSalem, Boston Common (including Imax Xenon/Dolby Cinema/Spanish subtitles), Causeway Street, Landmark Kendall Square, the Seaport (including Dolby Atmos), South Bay (including Imax Xenon & Dolby Cinema), Assembly Row (including Imax Laser & Dolby Cinema), Arsenal Yards (Including CWX), and Chestnut Hill.

    Chris Prett racks up another voice-acting credit with the title role of The Garfield Movie, with the fat cat reluctantly pulled into an adventure by his long-lost father, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson. It's at the Capitol, Fresh Pond, the Embassy, Boston Common (including RealD 3D), Causeway Street (including RealD 3D), the Seaport, South Bay (including RealD 3D), Assembly Row (including RealD 3D), Arsenal Yards, and Chestnut Hill.

    Sight is the latest thing from Angel Studios, with Terry Chen as an eye surgeon who grew up during the Cultural Revolution in China. It's at the Lexington Venue, Boston Common, Causeway Street, South Bay, and Assembly Row.

    Babes expands to Causeway Street, South Bay, Assembly Row, and CinemaSalem after opening at the Coolidge, Kendall Square, and Boston Common last week, and is slated for the Seaport next weekend. The Blue Angels picks up non-Imax showtimes at Boston Common.

    Spider-Mondays are up to Spider-Man: Far From Home at the Coolidge, Boston Common (through Thursday), the Seaport, and Assembly Row (through Thursday). Young Woman and the Sea has a matinee screening at Boston Common on Monday, raising money for US Swimming; In a Violent Nature has early access shows at Boston Common and the Seaport on Wednesday. Holocaust documentary The Commandant's Shadow plays South Bay, and Assembly Row (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Hit Man opens at The Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Seaport before arriving on Netflix next week; the new one from Richard Linklater stars Glen Powell as a man who pretends the be a contract killer to flush would-be murderers out.

    Ethan Hawke is in town to introduce/do Q&A for Wildcat at the Coolidge on Friday, though both screenings that night are sold out; it continues on a smaller screen through Wednesday (though just matinees starting Monday). It's also at the Lexington Venue and Dedham Community Theatre, if you can get out there.

    Midnights at the Coolidge this weekend are Big Trouble in Little China on Friday and a 35mm print of Black Rain on Saturday. Monday's Big Screen Classic is Heathers (with Spider-Man: Far from Home later). Ghibliotheque continues Tuesday with a subbed 35mm print of Whisper of the Heart and finishes Wednesday with one for The Wind Rises on Wednesday. Thursday's Rewind! feature is the Lohan/Curtis Freaky Friday.
  • Apple Fresh Pond shuffles their Indian films over the course of a few days. Malayalam-language action-comedy Turbo opened on Thursday, with Mammootty as a jeep driver from Idukki who has relocated to Chennai. Love Me If You Dare opens Friday, a Telugu-language film about a young man falling in love with a ghost. Playing Saturday and Sunday are Thalavan, is a Malayalam-language thriller set inside a police station; and Marathi-language comedy Naach Ga Ghuma, which plays on the contentious relation between a woman and the hired help.

    Mandarin-language drama I Love You, to the Moon, and Back opens at Causeway Street, following a pair of newlyweds who encounter other couples on a train trip. Chinese action-comedy Three Old Boys is down the Green Line at Boston Common, though it's only playing matinees other than one late show Tuesday night.

    Korean action film The Roundup: Punishment continues at Causeway Street.

    Anime Spy X Family - Code: White continues at Boston Common with subtitles; probably on its very last legs, with the Haikyui!! feature starting Thursday.
  • The Brattle Theatre continues Reunion Weekend programming with a 35mm double feature of Stray Dog '49 & Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai '99 (Friday), .Young Frankenstein '74 (Saturday), Kind Hearts & Coronets '49 (Saturday/Monday) & Jour de FĂȘte '49 (Saturday), Thomasine & Bushrod '74 (35mm Saturday), On the Town '49 (35mm) & The Taking of Pelham One Two Three '74 (Sunday), Audition '99 (Sunday), All About My Mother '99 (35mm) & Female Trouble '74 (Monday), Late Spring '49 (Free Elements of Cinema show Tuesday), Beau Travail '99 (Tuesday), A Woman Under the Influence '74 (Wednesday), and But I'm a Cheerleader '99 (Thursday). There's also the monthly show of Stop Making Sense Saturday night.
  • The Alamo Seaport's rep calendar has Back to the Future (Friday/Sunday), Sidewalk Stories (Saturday), Bride of Re-Animator (Monday), Spider-Man: Far From Home (Monday), I Saw the Devil (Tuesday), and Road House (Wednesday).
  • The Somerville Theatre, aside from Furiosa, has a Saturday Midnight Special of Ringu (4K) and the finale of the Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid noir series on Monday with 35mm prints of Sorry, Wrong Number & In a Lonely Place.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts has screenings of John Singer Sargent: Fashion and Swagger, an "Exhibition on Screen" documentary built around their recent Sargent exhibition, on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, with the latter including a remote conversation between the director and curators. Korean films supporting the current exhibition are Poetry Saturday afternoon and Train to Busan (Extended Cut) Thursday evening.
  • The MIT Lecture Series Committee is showing The Graduate on Friday evening with free admission.
  • Belmont World Film has finished the in-person screenings of their International Film Series, but Bonjour Switzerland is streaming through Sunday.
  • The Lexington Venue has Wildcat, Sight, and The Old Oak. They're open Friday to Sunday and Thursday.

    The West Newton Cinema gets Furiosa and Challengers, also keeping Back to Black, If, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Farewell Mr. Haffmann, The Fall Guy, and Wicked Little Letters (not scheduled Thursday).

    The Luna Theater has Civil War Friday and Saturday, Hairspray '88 on Sunday, and a Weirdo Wednesday show.

    Cinema Salem adds Furiosa and Babes to IF and The Fall Guy through Monday. There's a Night Light show of The Quick and the Dead on Friday and a "Whodunnit?" watch party on Sunday
It's a long weekend for Furiosa, Wildcat, Hit Man, Three Old Boys, and some stuff I'm still catching up on. Also a Red Sox game and maybe some afternoons/evenings on the river.

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