4:20 $25 Gift Card for The Gas Pipe
The Texas Theater... Films/events on the current calendar include Star Trek Into Darkness, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Animal House, Java Heat
Also check out the Texas Theatre Book Club
Midnights at The Inwood:
May 31 & Jun 1: Jaws, "We're gonna need a bigger boat!"
Jun 7 & 8: Samurai Cop,
Jun 14 & 15: Big Easy Express, concert film featuring Mumford & Sons!
Fri, Jun 21: The Room, "You are tearing me apart, Lisa!"
Next Gaybingo: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Theme: Xanadu, Roller Disco!
Charitable Raffle Sponsor: WaterTower Theater
Raffle Prize: TBD
VIP Party Sponsor: OPEN
VHS has quite a buzz going since people have literally been fainting at recent screenings. And you have multiple chances to test your own resolve and endurance this weekend when The Texas Theatre will show it. More info on dates and times here
PS: this is not a movie that will translate on DVR. To get the full effect of the tension you have got to see it on the big screen in a theater with other human beings...sorry misanthropes
PLOT: When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
Buzz On The Street
Incredibly weird, often head-scratchingly confusing/frustrating. But it's a disorienting, unique exercise in bleak, bizarre brutality. Not a fun or easy watch, but a challengingly EFFED up one. Take Dramamine before you watch it~Rotten Tomatoes
"I came, I saw, I hunkered." ~The Atlantic
"As for the reaction, well, the place went ballistic. I do not believe in spirits, but at one extremely tense point I was compelled not to look at the screen, but at some of my colleagues to the left. I saw three quite established veteran film writers with long histories with genre films with a look of absolute dread on their faces. One literally had his knuckles in his mouth. If that isn’t a recommendation to see this flick in the theaters I don’t know what is" ~IFC
"These are ghost stories for the 21st century. For god's sake, there's a segment here where tracking is used as an element of the horror. The greatest thing a horror film can do to an audience is induce a feeling of dread. Anyone can scare you by having something pop out at the screen, but being able to take the audience, clue them in to what's coming, and then hold them to the fire, twisting and terrified… that's a skill set. That's real horror. This movie is loaded with unnerving imagery, simple and direct scares that play on a primal nightmare level, and ideas that blindside you with the way they twist expectation." ~HitFix
(not everyone loves it though, my favorite critical review was direct and to the point)
A insult to middle school filmmakers everywhere ~RT