You talkin’ to me? Well I’m the only one here… so yeah then I guess you must be. Well it’s supposed to rain this weekend, so it’s a good time to get the movies! But hey, it can’t rain all the time, so be quick like a bunny and get through the maze by midnight to check out these late night screenings. (See what I did there?)
First up, Nitehawk has midnight screenings of The Crow, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Sadly, the movie is probably best known for the tragic death of Brandon Lee on set, making this his final film. Despite Hot Topic regulars trying their best to ruin the movie for the rest of us, The Crow remains a cult favorite for good reason. The movie is dark, it’s slick, and Brandon Lee shows all the charisma of his father (Bruce Lee) in the role of Eric Draven. Nitehawk is presenting it on 35 mm, so this one is a no-brainer.
IFC Center is showing Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and the theater is sure to be full of 17 year old stoners who think they’re film buffs. Regardless, it’s directed by Terry Gilliam, stars Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro, and is a great adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel. Depending on the crowd, it should be a good time. IFC also has midnight screenings of Taxi Driver, the classic Martin Scorsese film starring Robert De Niro. Even if you haven’t seen the movie you recognize the first line in this article, it’s considered one of the greatest movies of all time, and therefore I won’t waste your time telling you to see it. (But see it.)
Last up on the midnight movies is Sunshine Cinema’s screening of Labyrinth. A commercial and critical failure at the time of release, Labyrinth has since garnered a cult following. Starring a young Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie’s clearly visible junk, this Jim Henson flick is sure to make for a fun screening this weekend. Just be prepared for nightmares from these guys, because kids’ movies are terrifying.
Chances are you’ll see Halloween costumes from all of these movies this year, so you might as well prepare yourself.