Monday, March 31, 2008
****new release list no.160
TOMORROW NIGHT! The first ever Four Star Video Movie Screening!
Outdoors, in our delightful backyard patio, we will have 40 chairs, our new projector, a lovely projection screen, FREE popcorn, $1 Candy/Sodas, all for the low low price of whatever you want to pay! That’s right; our first screening is being shown for your choice of donation. We will be collecting at the door.
The details: the film: OLD SCHOOL, Rated NR – we will be checking ID’s, so bring a parent if you are under 17. It is the Unrated Version – which really doesn’t mean much. If you are not sure, please give me a buzz and I will give you my opinion about this cinema marketing tool (non-rated versions of rated movies).
Doors open at 8pm – the movie will start by 8:30pm.
We hope that this is the beginning of our foray into what seems to be a wonderful Bernal trend of both indoor and outdoor cinema. We are so excited by what Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema has brought into our lives over these last years. And we are equally excited by the Red Hill Books screenings that have been happening. These types of community events are to be saluted – along with the new Fruit of the Hill free fruit cart in front of Heartfelt (is that what it’s called, Darcy?), the Soapbox Lectures at Bernal Bubbles, the local art constantly up at Good Life Grocery and so many other wonderful microcivic events that happen all over this fabulous tiny metropolis.
I feel like there may be other things I wanted to mention, but I have spent the last few hours cutting carpet out of the floor at the store due to some clogged pipes upstairs in the building. We had some water flowing into the store last night. Yikes! Thank you everyone who dropped by and offered your help and support. It was a bummer, but I am sure it will force us to make some changes to the floor that really had to be made…so there you go. Hey, as we say laughingly at my house all the time: these are our working years! Whoopee.
Movies this week? ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, SWEENEY TODD and a bunch of foreign films that look really good.
A reminder of another local event that will help you clean out your garage/bedroom/storage space: April 13th, between 9am and 2pm, Fairmount Elementary School (65 Chenery Street at Randall) is hosting a free E-Waste drop off to raise money for the school. You can drop off: computers, printers, monitors, etc. Ask me for more details.
Hope to see you tomorrow night at the screening.
Love and kisses,
PS My dad has suggested we put a list here of films that are currently on our USED DVDS FOR SALE shelf. These DVD’s are $8 + tax each and have been run through our DVD repair machine upon removal from our library. There are probably about 200 titles up there right now. Here are 10 of them:
AMERICAN GANGSTER, APOCALYPTO, BLADES OF GLORY, DÉJÀ VU, KNOCKED UP, MICHAEL CLAYTON, THE QUEEN, ROVING MARS, VENUS, and WE ARE MARSHALL.
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS.
Jason Lee/David Cross/Alvin/Simon/Theodore.
Directed by Tim Hill.
* He’s a struggling songwriter, they are three chipmunks from the hood, together they form on the world’s most successful production teams of all time.
BEWARE OF MY LOVE.
Nathalie Baye/Daniel Duval.
Directed by Jeanne Labrune.
* Intense relationship movie taking place in France.
Olivier Gourmet/Paul Ahrmarani.
Directed by Philippe Falardeau.
* Film about a Belgian man who is confronting himself, his past and his future and he searches for an ethnic and sociological culture to connect with.
THE GOOD NIGHT.
Penelope Cruz/Simon Pegg/Danny DeVito/Gwyneth Paltrow/Martin Freeman.
Directed by Jake Paltrow.
* A has-been pop star going through a pathetic mid-life crisis luxuriously in his mid-thirties commits adultery in his dreams with the same chick over and over again.
Claudio Bigagli/Galatea Ranzi/Michael Vartan.
Directed by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani.
* Tale of a cursed Italian family..
Margarita Lozano/Franco Franchi.
Directed by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani.
* Five stories together tell a story of Sicilian life in all its glory and struggle.
A LITTLE BIT OF FREEDOM.
Directed by Yuksel Yavuz.
* An assimilation tale of a Kurdish teen from Turkey trying to make it on the sly in Germany.
Sandrine Bonnaire/Jacquis Gamblin.
Directed by Philippe Lioret
* French flick about a chance encounter and its ramifications.
Johnny Depp/Helena Bonham Carter/Alan Rickman.
Directed by Tim Burton.
* The classic revenge tale of a barber who seeks vengeance on all of London for his personal pain and loss, and the partnership he forms with a baker who’s pies improve dramatically upon the formation of said partnership.
Yoshino Kimura/Houka Kinoshita/Akira Tanaka.
Directed by Masahiko Makino.
* Pretty funny and kooky looking Japanese comedy.
GROWING UP WILD CATS.
* Another in the awesome and educational Animal Planet series.