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):
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018): A movie in two inscrutable parts: a nonlinear mosaic of memories, and a dream. It does not appear to have much, if anything, to do with Eugene O’Neill’s play, but rather is the sophomore effort from Chinese director Gan Bi, whose debut film, Kaili Blues, was also mystical and obtuse. Long Day’s Journey Into Night official site.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Mega Time Squad (2018): Read Giles Edwards’ mini-review and listen to his interview with director Tim Van Dammen. This New Zealand set time-travel caper comedy makes it to DVD and Blu-ray. Buy Mega Time Squad.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.
- Austin, TX, 4/16 & 4/18 – Audition [Ôdishon] (1999). At the Alamo Drafthouse (South Lamar).
- Boston, MA, 4/13 (midnight) – Akira (1988). At Coolidge Corner Theatre.
- Boston, MA, 4/18 – Liquid Sky (1982). At the Museum of Fine Arts.
- Cleveland, OH, 4/18 – Mandy (2018). At the Cleveland Institute of Art.
- New York City, NY, 4/12-4/13 (midnights) – A Clockwork Orange (1971). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 4/12-4/13 (midnights) – The Holy Mountain (1973). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 4/12-4/13 (midnights) – Mulholland Drive (2001). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 4/13 – 4/14 – Fight Club (1999). At Nitehawk Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 4/16 – Mail (1929) (short) with L’Age d’Or (1930). At the Museum of Modern Art.
- New York City, NY, 4/17 – The Sex Life of a Polyp (1928) (short) with The Blood of a Poet [Le sang d’un poète] (1930). At the Museum of Modern Art.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: Next week we’ll continue our Mad March Movie Madness tournament (yes, we know it’s April), and we should even start the final round. As for reviews, we’ll have at least two, as Giles Edwards reports on Netflix’s African magical realist feature The Burial of Kojo and G. Smalley brings you at least one review (Piercing, an adaptation of a novel by the guy who wrote the original Audition, with a similar sadomasochistic theme). Since this column will appear on Good Friday next week, we might take off Maundy Thursday instead… of we might sneak in another review. In either case, onward and weirdward!
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.