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Avengers: Age of Ultron

I know there are NYC-area MCU fans on Metafilter, so let's go see the new Avengers movie! 7:30p on 4/30 is the first 2D showing at the Regal Battery Park. Tickets are $16.60 with fees via Fandango. See you there! [more inside]
posted by jdherg on Apr 22, 2015 - 4 comments

Mefites Assemble: Avengers Exhibition In Times Square

Starting May 30th, The Discovery Times Square Pavilion will be featuring an interactive Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N experience with props, displays, and such. And while I'm sure it'll be pricey and cheesy and dumb - I WANT TO GO YOU GUYS. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 27, 2014 - 20 comments

Criterion Thursday: Do The Right Thing

This week: Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING ("The hottest day of the year explodes on-screen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast."). Because it's on a weekday, we're starting a little later: food at 7, movie at 8. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 10, 2013 - 13 comments

Criterion THURSDAY: I Live in Fear

This week, we're trying out moving our Criterion night to Thursdays, with: Akira Kurosawa's I LIVE IN FEAR ("his most literal representation of living in an atomic age"). Because it's on a weekday, we're starting a little later: food at 7, movie at 8. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 9, 2013 - 4 comments

Criterion Sundays: Dodes’ka-den

Due to some travel we each have planned in the next few weeks, we're taking a two-weekend break from Criterion Sunday - but not to worry! We will return on Sunday, April 7th with: Akira Kurosawa's DODES'KA-DEN ("by turns tragic and transcendant...all of his hopes, fears, and artistic passion are on fervent display"). [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 20, 2013 - 1 comment

Criterion Sundays: French Cancan

This week's film: Jean Renoir's FRENCH CANCAN ("a Technicolor tour de force by a master of modern cinema"). Trailer. Charles Silver, curator of film at MoMA: "If someone asked me to recommend two or three essential or seminal Chaplin or Ford films, I would be less hesitant than I would be with Renoir, whose thoughts and feelings seem universal, and whose films seem to encompass virtually all that is Cinema—and life itself." [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 14, 2013 - 4 comments

Criterion Sundays: Smiles of a Summer Night

This week's film: Ingmar Bergman's SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT. Pauline Kael: "Late in 1955, Ingmar Bergman made a nearly perfect work—the exquisite carnal comedy Smiles of a Summer Night. It was the distillation of elements he had worked with for several years... The film is bathed in beauty, removed from the banalities of short skirts and modern-day streets and shops, and removed in time, it draws us closer." Roger Ebert's Great Movie review. An interview with Bergman about the film. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 25, 2013 - 1 comment

Criterion Sundays: Mr. Arkadin

This week's film: Orson Welles' MR. ARKADIN: The Comprehensive Version. Time Out says: "Long unavailable for theatrical screening... Mr Arkadin assumed an equivalent patina of myth and legend to that cultivated by its central character.... Flamboyantly melodramatic, it's a playfully egocentric display of a magician's perverse revelation of his own trickery."

We are back to our regular schedule this week. Potluck dinner from 6pm, movie starts at 7 en punto. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 25, 2013 - 0 comments

Criterion Sundays: Eraserhead

As the IFC Center describes it: "David Lynch once described his stunning debut feature simply as 'a dream of dark and troubling things,' but the unclassifiable ERASERHEAD is so much more: an expressionistic headtrip, a Grand Guignol nightmare, a pitch-black comedy of manners, and even a deeply personal allegory about the (post-) nuclear family. Amidst a monochromatic wasteland teeming with smoke and shadows, Jack Nance’s wire-haired wage slave Henry struggles to navigate the horrors of mutant offspring, sinister hallucinations and, most terrifying of all, his new in-laws." How can you resist?

This week there will be no potluck, but feel free to bring snacks to eat during the movie. We're starting a little later than usual. Screening starts at 8pm sharp. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 18, 2013 - 9 comments

Criterion Sundays: All That Heaven Allows

This week's film: Douglas Sirk's ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS ("a heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s small-town America"). Amazing trailer here. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 14, 2013 - 9 comments

Criterion Sundays: Topsy Turvy

Last night's screening of Diabolique was a lot of fun! On to the next Criterion Sunday: each weekend we* will gather for a potluck dinner and watch one of the hundreds of Criterion Collection films available through Roku/Hulu Plus. This week (2/10): Mike Leigh's TOPSY-TURVY, "an unexpected period delight from one of contemporary cinema’s great artists." *ocherdraco and (The Rt Hon.) MP, and friends, including non-mefites [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 4, 2013 - 3 comments

Criterion Sundays: Diabolique

What's the point of having access to the masterpieces of cinema if you never actually watch them? It's time to remedy this sad state of affairs, one movie at a time. Introducing: Criterion Sundays, where each weekend we* will gather for a potluck dinner and watch one of the hundreds of Criterion Collection films available through Roku/Hulu Plus. This week: Henri-Georges Clouzot's DIABOLIQUE, the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never got around to making. *ocherdraco and (The Rt Hon.) MP, and friends, including non-mefites [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 27, 2013 - 12 comments

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