2003 Cinema Rex

The Time Machine

  (widescreen) NR–1960–103 min.
dir. George Pal w/Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot
The granddaddy of time travel movies, this film has held up over the years and is vastly superior to the recent remake. If Rex had just built a time machine, he’d probably go into the future and find a wonderful, idyllic society. Unfortunately, Rod Taylor is not so lucky, even with Yvette Mimieux waiting for him. Utopia, my ass . . .

The Final Countdown

  (widescreen) PG–1980–103 min.
dir. Don Taylor w/Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino
What if a nuclear powered aircraft carrier traveled back in time and could change the course of history? This seldom seen, quality film is headed up by an excellent cast. On TV reruns the dogfight scenes will leave you cringing. The US DVD release is appalling, the British DVD disappointing, the German and Australian so so, but wait until you see the amazing Dutch version with the full 2.35 aspect ratio, 5.1 sound, anamorphically enhanced. WOW!!! This is one you can’t miss.

Big Trouble in Little China

  (widescreen) PG13–1986–99 min.
dir. John Carpenter w/Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, James Hong
Kurt Russell is back and this time he’s servin’ up Chinese. Well… er… um… at least he’s servin’ up some trouble.

Special Surprise Feature

Due to contractual obligations, Cinema Rex can not disclose the title of this film. Believe Rex…you won’t be disappointed.

The Terminator

  (widescreen) R–1984–108 min.
dir. James Cameron w/Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen
With the release of T3 and our time travel theme, how could we not show this sci-fi classic? Experience the glorious special effects on a big screen with booming Dolby sound with a big batch ‘o geeks. Can you think of a better midnight movie?

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

  PG13–2002–193 min.
dir. Peter Jackson
Rex is pleased and proud to present the next installment of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, following up last year’s showing of The Fellowship of the Ring. A great geek scoop that can only be outdone by our Special Surprise Feature.

Time Bandits

  (widescreen) PG–1981–116 min.
dir. Terry Gilliam w/Craig Warnock, David Warner, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm
Rex thinks this movie sucks but has decided to throw a bone to you pathetic losers who think this film is worth watching. Don’t let the doors hit you in the ass on the way out.

12:01 PM

  NR–1990–25 min.
dir. Jonathan Heap w/Kurtwood Smith
Sometimes a film can change your entire worldview. In 12:01 PM, Kurtwood Smith is stuck in a rut. Working in the same dead-end job day after day, he finds he only has one hour to change the course of his life and save the Universe. Does he succeed? At 12:01, you can find out. You’ll never look at your lunch hour the same way again.

La Jetée

  NR–1962–28 min.
dir. Chris Marker
Pull on a beret, dangle an unfiltered cigarette from the corner of your mouth, and come see the French short film that inspired 12 Monkeys. We know few of you have seen this film, so you can now rectify this situation and redeem yourself in Rex’s eyes. Attendez, mes amis, zee smoking, she eez not allowed een Cinéma Rex. Haux, haux, haux.

12 Monkeys

  (widescreen) R–1995–129 min.
dir. Terry Gilliam w/Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, Simon Jones
By far Rex’s favorite Terry Gilliam film, it’s everything he looks for in a time travel picture: dark, moody, with a grim portrayal of the future we have to look forward to. Special note: before the Sat. afternoon showing, come see La Jetée, the 1962 short film on which 12 Monkeys is based.

Time After Time

  (widescreen) R–1979–112 min.
dir. Nicholas Meyer w/Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, Mary Steenburgen
A suspenseful thriller created by the director of Star Trek II, this often overlooked film is our 2nd installment in the time traveling adventures of H. G. Wells. If you were Wells and your friend David Warner turned out to be Jack the Ripper, would you be brave enough to use your time machine to chase him to 1979? Even if you knew Mary Steenburgen was waiting for you in the free love 70’s? Utopia, my ass . . .

Village of the Damned

  (widescreen) NR–1960–77 min.
dir. Wolf Rilla w/George Sanders
Just as we always thought: blonde-haired, blue-eyed Aryan children are always evil aliens. Quintessential classic sci-fi/horror at its best. See the film that inspired the John Carpenter remake.

Trailer Park

See what the future holds as Rex dishes out trailers for hot upcoming releases, as well as some other fun, short stuff. Lots of entertainment in just under an hour! This is one trailer park that probably won’t get hit by a tornado.

Run Lola Run

  (widescreen) R–1998–81 min.
dir. Tom Tykwer w/Franka Potente
Rex has been waiting for a good excuse to show this amazing German film for years and the time travel theme has finally given him the chance. Fast paced, intelligent, cleverly written and with great music, this film is a real treat. Afterwards you can debate with Rex whether this movie has anything to do with time travel.

Donnie Darko

  (widescreen) R–2001-113 min.
dir. Richard Kelly w/Jake Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze
Have you ever seen a huge mutated rabbit-man from the future and wanted to kill him? A cult favorite with lots of ‘80’s nostalgia, this unique film displays an internally consistent philosophy of time travel. If you like the bizarre, the dark and the twisted, then this film is for you.

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