Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs and Blu-rays (and hot off the server VODs), and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018): An unhappily married woman (Aubrey Plaza) attends a performance put on by a man from her past entitled “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn.” Greasy on-demand. An Evening with Beverly Luff Lin official site.tries to make a romantic comedy, without sacrificing his absurdist tendencies. If you can’t find it in theaters, it’s being released simultaneously
Thunder Road (20187): Dramatic comedy about a cop who tries to rebuild his life after his mother’s death shocks him. Actually, it doesn’t look very weird; we feel compelled to mention it because we previously featured the awkward comic short (involving the main character’s karaoke eulogy) from which it was expanded. Thunder Road Facebook page.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
“Mamoru Hosoda Movie Collection: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)/ Summer Wars (2009) / Wolf Children (2012) / The Boy and the Beast (2015)“: The only one of ‘s movies we’ve reviewed is the virtual reality feature Summer Wars. By reputation, at least, the others are about the same: imaginative fantasies that come oh-so-close to turning into weird movies, but fall just short. This set contains four Blu-rays, all with supplemental interviews. Buy “Mamoru Hosoda Movie Collection”.
Twelve Monkeys (1995): Read the Certified Weird entry! Arrow Video’s “collector’s edition” release of time-travel mindbender is remastered; all special features seem to be the same as previous releases, except that the first pressing of this one includes a commemorative booklet. Blu-ray only. Buy Twelve Monkeys.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Dallas, TX, 10/21 – Vertigo (1958). At the Texas Theater.
- Denver, CO, 10/23 – Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). At the Alamo Drafthouse.
- Louisville, KY, 10/20 – Pink Floyd the Wall (1982). At the Speed Art Museum.
- Louisville, KY, 10/21 – Amarcord (1973). At the Speed Art Museum.
- Louisville, KY, 10/21 – Fellini Satyricon (1969). At the Speed Art Museum.
- Nashville, TN, 10/20-10/21 – The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971). At the Belcourt.
- New York City, NY, 10/19-10/20 (midnights) – Blue Velvet (1986). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 10/19-10/20 (midnights) – House [Hausu] (1977). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 10/19-10/25 – Suspiria (1977). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 10/20 – Nosferatu (1922), with new live score from Tenth Intervention. Two shows. At Videology Bar & Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 10/24 – The Boxer’s Omen [Mo] (1983). At the Metrograph.
- Oakland, CA, 10/20 – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984). At the New Parkway Theater.
- Omaha, NB, 10/23 – Phantasm (1979), with Don Coscarelli Q&A and book signing. At the Alamo Drafthouse.
- Pittsburgh, PA, 10/19, 10/23-10/24 – Freaks (1932). At Row House Cinema.
- Pittsburgh, PA, 10/21 – Vampyr (1932) & Nosferatu (1922). Tickets may be purchased separately, or you can buy an all-day pass for “Silent Sunday” which also includes screenings of The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Golem (1915), Faust (1926), and Fantomas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913). At Row House Cinema.
- San Francisco, CA, 10/22 – Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) & Phantasm (1979) (double feature), with Don Coscarelli Q&A and book signing. At the Alamo Drafthouse.
- San Francisco, CA, 10/24 – Phantom of the Paradise (1974). At the Alamo Drafthouse.
- Tuscon, AZ, 10/19-10/20 – Suspiria (1977). At the Loft.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada, 10/19 – Suspiria (1977). At the Rio.
Goodland (2017): El Rob Hubbard served as script supervisor, and appears as an extra in a diner, in this Kansas-set mystery thriller about a small-town female sheriff investigating the murder of a drifter. It just dropped on demand or on DVD.
“An October of Surrealism: Defining a Movement”: 366 Weird Movies founder Gregory J. Smalley was one of the experts answering the question “is Surrealism relevant today?” for this Studio UK article. Read it here.
What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.