October's not quite over yet, and if my high-school movie tastes taught me anything, then I'm pretty sure that tonight, October 30th, is Devil's Night. This year, Coolidge Corner theater marks the occasion with a late night showing of the Brandon Lee classic, The Crow. Ending the career of rising star and son of martial arts legend, Bruce Lee, The Crow is a gritty example of early 90's grunge culture moving into film and redemption story with more gore and more angst than ever before. Perfect for a midweek Halloween kickstart.
The theater at Coolidge has had an incredible line-up this month, of which I have taken advantage. This past Saturday I attended the Halloween midnight movie double feature and I wish I had stayed through the next four films of the marathon. Luckily, the double feature was The Exorcist followed by The Thing so I could stand to miss Day of the Dead, Phantasm, Candyman and an early Cronenberg.
Next month the Coolidge is rolling out a set of cult masterpieces. Check out what they have coming.
|THIS WEEKEND Nov 2 & 3: Predator|
|Next Weekend Nov 9 & 10: Evil Dead 2-Dead By Dawn|
|Weekend after Next Nov 16 & 17: ROBOCOP!!! Part Man. Part Machine. All Cop.|
I don't know how there could be a better set of midnight movies in a row. Bam! A buddy war movie that halfway through turns into an Schwarzenegger-at-his-prime driven sci-fi action blow 'em up. Next week, Bam! Blow-out budget semi-sequel to the campy Sam Raimi horror film with more gags, more blood and more tree rape? Next week, Bam! The best Academy Award winning and immaculate splatterfest/cyber-action flick ever made! Let's say if you can't find me on the weekends this month a good first guess would be at the Coolidge.