Category Archives: After Hours

Strange, controversial & off-beat: Angelika After Hours returns!

February 22, 2016

Cult favorite films return to the big screen every month at the Angelika Mosaic. Films that are guaranteed to make you go “Ooooh, I love that one!” — even if the mainstream media didn’t upon its initial release.

The epic spring lineup kicks off with FIGHT CLUB this weekend. Join us Friday & Saturday @ 11:45PM, and mark your calendars for upcoming screenings:

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FIGHT CLUB (1999) – February 27 & 28
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter star in some of their most iconic roles in FIGHT CLUB, a darkly comic drama directed by David Fincher and based on the novel by cult favorite author Chuck Palahniuck. A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground “fight clubs” forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

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THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) – March 25 & 26
This Coen Brothers cult classic follows the Dude – an unemployed slacker with a penchant for bowling, played by Jeff Bridges. After a case of mistaken identity he goes on a quest to get a new rug and gets pulled into a ransom scheme involving the Big Lebowski’s kidnapped trophy wife. The all-star cast includes John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Phillip Seymor Hoffman and John Turturro.

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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) – April 29 & 30
From Legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick comes this tale of a dystopian future where society is overrun by youthful rebellion and violence. The film follows Alex, played by Malcolm McDowell, as he and his gang go on a horrific crime spree that includes rape and murder. This leads to his capture and controversial rehabilitation using psychological conditioning. One of Kubrick’s best film’s during the height of his career, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE surely should not be missed.

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RESERVOIR DOGS (1992) – May 27 & 28
Thrumming with intelligence and energy, RESERVOIR DOGS transformed Quentin Tarantino practically overnight from an obscure, unproduced screenwriter and part-time actor to the most influential new filmmaker of the 1990s. The story looks at what happens before and after (but not during) a botched jewelry store robbery. Starring Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, and Harvey Keitel.

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CLERKS (1994) – June 24 & 25
Filmed in black-and-white on a budget of only $27,000, CLERKS began the career of writer director Kevin Smith. When Dante Hicks is reluctantly put in charge of the Quick Stop market on his day off, he tries, though half-heartedly, to perform his minimum-wage duties as efficiently as possible. Meanwhile, his friend and alter ego Randall  is working behind the counter of the adjacent video store — at least when he feels like it. Much of the film consists of Randall and Dante’s criticism of their customers, their lives, and the world in general.

Angelika After Hours screens one Friday & Saturday @ 11:45PM, each month at the Angelika Mosaic. Tickets just $7!

Angelika After Hours: THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

August 25, 2015

Director Jonathan Demme’s smart, taut thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror. In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI’s training academy. In her investigation of a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, she interviews Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins, in a chilling, Oscar-winning performance), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath serving life in prison for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Lecter does indeed know something of Buffalo Bill, but his information comes with a price.

Two nights only! Join us Friday 8/28 & Saturday 8/29 @ 11:45PM for THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS back on the big screen.

Cult favorites return to the big screen every month, exclusively at the Angelika at Mosaic. Tickets are just $7, on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com.

Angelika After Hours: John Hughes High School

September 15, 2014

Flashback to the 80s and go back to school with the unforgettable teen comedies of John Hughes:

 

WEIRD SCIENCE (1985) – 9/5 & 9/6
Two teens transform their virginal frustrations into a computerized reality in one of the most insanely goofy comedies of the ’80s. Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith play a pair of high-school geeks who are hapless with members of the opposite sex. Using Wyatt’s computer, they create what they believe is the ideal woman. A lightning storm brings that woman to life. Lisa (played by Kelly LeBrock) sets about building their self-confidence, but trouble begins brewing when Wyatt’s older brother (Bill Paxton) begins to realize that something is not as it should be.

THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985) – 9/12 & 9/13
John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think.

SIXTEEN CANDLES (1984) – 9/19 & 9/20
It’s Samantha Baker’s Sweet Sixteen and no one in her family remembers the important occasion. John Hughes shows how coming of age can be full of surprises in this warm hearted teenage comedy starring Molly Ringwald. She’s your average teen, enduring creepy freshmen, spoiled siblings, confused parents and the Big Blonde on Campus who stands between her and the boy of her dreams. This sparkling film features a dynamic score, and outstanding performances by Paul Dooley, Emmy winner Blanche Baker, and Oscar nominee Justin Henry.

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) – 9/26 & 9/27
Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows”; a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris’ trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Iconic 80s writer/director John Hughes weds satire, slapstick, and social commentary in this high school classic.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) – 8/29 & 8/30
This Coen Brothers cult classic follows the Dude – an unemployed slacker with a penchant for bowling, played by Jeff Bridges. After a case of mistaken identity he goes on a quest to get a new rug and gets pulled into a ransom scheme involving the Big Lebowski’s kidnapped trophy wife. The all-star cast includes John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Phillip Seymor Hoffman and John Turturro.

 

Cult favorites return to the big screen every Friday and Saturday night, exclusively at the Angelika Dallas and Angelika at Mosaic. Tickets are just $7, on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com.

Angelika After Hours: Dynamic Dude Duos

July 31, 2014

Life’s better with a buddy along for the ride. Grab a friend (or 2), swing by the cafe for a couple of cold ones, and meet us every weekend this August to relive these all-time buddy-movie favorites, back on the big screen:

 

THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980) – 8/1 & 8/2
Expanding on their Saturday Night Live characters, John Belushi (ANIMAL HOUSE) and Dan Aykroyd (GHOSTBUSTERS) star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul. Rocking their signature shades and suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a “mission from God” to save their old Catholic orphanage. Along the way, they dodge lawmen of every kind, neo-Nazis, and crazy ex-girlfriends. Written and directed by John Landis, this cult classic’s legion of guest stars includes John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Paul Reubens, and performances by James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles at their funky, late ’70s best.

HOT FUZZ (2007) – 8/8 & 8/9
A blood-spattered spoof of American action movies, HOT FUZZ is the second title in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s cult favorite Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy (SHAUN OF THE DEAD and THE WORLD’S END). Upset that top London cop Nicholas Angel is making the rest of the force look bad, his superiors relocate the overachiever to a small village where the quiet atmosphere completely contradicts the violent high-stakes of the city. But as Sgt. Angel and his foolish new partner sort through a series of horrific “accidents,” they begin to suspect tranquil Sanford has fallen prey to some foul play.

BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989) – 8/15 & 8/16
Two excellent dudes face one harsh history exam in this wacky early 90s classic that launched Keanu Reeves to stardom. When best friends Ted and Bill find out they won’t graduate if they don’t do well on their history presentation, they are at a loss. But with the help of a super-cool messenger in a time traveling phone booth (played by George Carlin), they travel back in time to witness a slew of historical figures – and enlist the expertise of philosopher Socrates, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Noah’s Wife and Joan of Arc to stage the most hysterical high school project ever.

KISS KISS BANG BANG (2005) – 8/22 & 8/23
A breezy take on filmmaker Shane Black’s trademark buddy action-comedy oeuvre, KISS KISS BANG BANG is a murder mystery that brings together a private eye (Val Kilmer), a struggling actress (Michelle Monaghan), and a thief masquerading as an actor (Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr.). Admired for its sharp and clever comedy as well as Downey and Kilmer’s screen chemistry and performances, this mix of action, adventure, romance, and comedy was one of the past decade’s most underrated movies.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) – 8/29 & 8/30
This Coen Brothers cult classic follows the Dude – an unemployed slacker with a penchant for bowling, played by Jeff Bridges. After a case of mistaken identity he goes on a quest to get a new rug and gets pulled into a ransom scheme involving the Big Lebowski’s kidnapped trophy wife. The all-star cast includes John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Phillip Seymor Hoffman and John Turturro.

 

Cult favorites return to the big screen every Friday and Saturday night, exclusively at the Angelika Dallas and Angelika at Mosaic. Tickets are just $7, on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com.

Angelika After Hours: All-American July

July 1, 2014

This July we celebrate the American experience, After Hours style. Join us for our weekly late-night screening series at the Angelika Dallas and Mosaic:

 

COMING TO AMERICA (1988) – 7/4 & 7/5
COMING TO AMERICA casts comedian Eddie Murphy as pampered African prince Akeem, who rebels against an arranged marriage and heads to America to find a new bride. Murphy’s regal father (James Earl Jones) agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince’s faithful retainer Semmi (Arsenio Hall) along to make sure nothing untoward happens. Murphy and Hall play multiple roles, and there are innumerable celebrity cameos peppered throughout the proceedings — including the Duke Brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) from Trading Places.

AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) 7/11 & 7/12
Hatchets fly, butcher knives chop, and chainsaws rip in this unforgettable adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ AMERICAN PSYCHO. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale, THE DARK KNIGHT) is a young, handsome, ivy leagued investment banker on Wall Street with a dark secret. He hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical and gratuitous fantasies fueled by jealous materialism when he discovers someone else has acquired more than him. The darkly comic thriller also stars Justin Theroux (CHARLIE’S ANGELS) and Josh Lucas (A BEAUTIFUL MIND).

WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (2001) – 7/18 & 7/19
Directed and co-written by David Wain with Michael Showalter (veterans of the cult favorite sketch comedy show The State), WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER is the story of a summer at Camp Firewood in 1981 and the debauchery that ensues there. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, played by Janeane Garofalo, who struggles to keep order in camp as she falls in love with a local astrophysics professor (David Hyde Pierce). The hilarious ensemble cast also includes Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Joe Lo Truglio, and Ken Marino.

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) – 7/25 & 7/26
John Landis (ANIMAL HOUSE) delivers this comedy-horror film about two American college students on a walking tour of Britain who are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. After David awakes in the hospital with a nasty bite, Jack, newly deceased and quickly decomposing, delivers the unfortunate news that unless he commits suicide, David will become a werewolf when the moon is full.  With eye-popping (and Oscar-winning) special effects from makeup guru Rick Baker, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is a film that manages to both scare and amuse.

 

Cult favorites return to the big screen every Friday and Saturday night, exclusively at the Angelika Dallas and Angelika at Mosaic. Tickets are just $7, on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com.

It’s Monster Mayhem!

April 29, 2014

The big, the bad, and the icky take over After Hours, our weekly late-night screening series at the Angelika Dallas and Mosaic:

 

JURASSIC PARK (1990) – 5/2 & 5/3
Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK follows two dinosaur experts who are invited to a new amusement park full of living dinosaurs cloned from prehistoric insect DNA. But as a tropical storm hits the island and an employee sabotages the system so that he can smuggle dinosaur embryos out of the park, the dinosaurs start to rage out of control. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson, and Richard Attenborough, this state-of-the-art digitally remastered edition presents the world Spielberg envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original 1993 release.

GODZILLA (1954) – 5/9 & 5/10
The monster classic that spawned six decades of sequels, imitations, and remakes, GODZILLA: THE JAPANESE ORIGINAL is presented in a new restoration for its 60th Anniversary. Ishiro Honda’s 1954 classic is a grim, black-and-white allegory for the devastation wrought on Japan by the atomic bomb. A mutant dinosaur called Gojira is awakened from the depths of the sea as a rampaging nuclear nightmare, complete with glowing dorsal fins and fiery, radioactive breath. Crushing ships, villages, and buildings in his wake, Gojira marches toward Tokyo, bringing all of the country’s worst nightmares back. Uncut and uncensored, this is GODZILLA in its original Japanese version.

KING KONG (1933) – 5/16 & 5/17
The original and still the best! On a mysterious and dangerous island, a film producer captures a giant ape and brings him back to New York in the hopes of capitalizing on his prize. But the imprisoned ape, known as Kong, has the hots for screen beauty Fay Wray and escapes in pursuit of her. Before his famous and tragic fall from the Empire State Building, he wreaks havoc on the city. A classic beauty and the beast story that features some of the finest stop-motion effects ever filmed, KING KONG was recently selected as one of the top 50 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute and inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

CLOVERFIELD (2008) – 5/23 & 5/24
J.J. Abrams teams with writer Drew Goddard and director Matt Reeves for this frenetic tale of a powerful destructive force that descends upon New York City. In the middle of a going-away party, the entire New York City skyline goes dark. Racing to the rooftop to get a better look at the situation, the partygoers are terrified to witness a massive explosion that rains debris across Manhattan, causing mass chaos and unparalleled destruction. But the worst is yet to come, because it soon becomes apparent that this is not an act of terrorism but the work of a massive creature beyond human comprehension.

TREMORS (1990) – 5/30 & 5/31
A loving tribute to 1950s low-budget sci-fi-horror films like THEM! and IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, TREMORS stars Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward as handymen in small dessert community who stumble upon some strange phenomena and mysterious deaths. Eventually, they and a handful of their neighbors find the cause: gigantic prehistoric worm-like creatures that streak under the desert the way fish swim through oceans, reaching up and grabbing anything they need for food. Cut off from the outside world, they must figure out how to get across the desert alive.

Cult favorites return to the big screen every Friday and Saturday night, exclusively at the Angelika Dallas and Angelika at Mosaic. Tickets are just $7, on sale now at angelikafilmcenter.com

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A Tribute to Harold Ramis

February 24, 2014

A Tribute to Harold Ramis, from our programmer in Dallas, Adam Conway.

 

Beloved actor, director, writer and producer Harold Ramis died today due to complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis which he’d battled for years.

When the first movie he helped co-write was National Lampoon’s ANIMAL HOUSE, you knew Ramis was destined for greatness, especially in the field of comedy. He went on to find his true partner and collaborator in Bill Murray when he wrote the film MEATBALLS in which Murray starred. Harold Ramis made his directorial debut with CADDYSHACK which starred the likes of Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and of course Bill Murray.

He would go on to write and co-star with Murray in 1982’s STRIPES, then their biggest collaboration and one of the greatest films of the 1980s, GHOSTBUSTERS. It was a massive success that led to a sequel, several animated TV shows, and ongoing rumblings of a 3rd film. Ramis and Murray’s last collaboration together was GROUNDHOG DAY in 1993. It was another major success for Ramis and Murray and showed that whenever they did work together something magical would happen.

After a falling out their careers diverged, with Ramis directing the comedies MULTIPLICTY and ANAYLZE THAT, among others, and Bill Murray starring in Sophia Coppola’s LOST IN TRANSLATION and going on to become a muse for Wes Anderson.

Harold Ramis will definitely be missed and his legacy will live on in the films he has done especially those that he did with Bill Murray. In March for Angelika After Hours, we are highlighting the work of Bill Murray, now it will also be in remembrance of Harold Ramis.

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Angelika After Hours: March Line-up:

Friday & Saturday nights at Angelika Dallas and Angelika at Mosaic – tickets and more info at www.AngelikaFilmCenter.com

  • 3/7 & 3/8 – STRIPES (1981)
  • 3/14 & 3/15 – GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)
  • 3/21 & 3/22 – LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003)
  • 3/28 & 3/29 – CADDYSHACK (1980)