Moonlight Movies

This month’s Moonlight Movie is one of the best-loved films of the 1980s, on the giant screen as it was intended to be experienced! Like The Wizard of Oz, The Princess Bride transcends its time period and genre, becoming almost a rite of passage for lovers of fairy tales, humor, sword fights and Peter Falk, who reads the bedtime story of The Princess Bride to his grandson. Everyone has their own favorite line, but we’re pretty sure it’s a tie between: “Everybody always talks about how beautiful I am. I’ve got a mind, Westley. Talk about that,” and “My name is Inigo Montoya! Prepare to die!”

Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice is turning 30 and his grisly yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane beauty has been lovingly restored in 4k.

An ambitious mogul creates an island theme park featuring dinos re-created from DNA. On the eve of its opening, he invites scientists including Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum – and his grandchildren – to check it out. But it wouldn’t be fun if a storm didn’t knock out the power and security, unleashing a stampede of hungry, oversized critters.

Written by popular 80s director John Hughes in one week (!), it follows the pure joy of three high school students (led by Matthew Broderick) who skip school to explore Chicago. Wrigley Field, the Art Institute, food, and a budding romance – really, what’s not to like? Also, we’re pretty sure it’s the only film with a soundtrack that includes both Wayne Newton’s Danke Schoen and The Smiths.

Once is never enough for the underground movement of Darko addicts. But who can blame them, now that this cult film can be experienced in 4K Ultra HD. What hasn’t changed is Jake Gyllenhaal’s amazing incarnation as a middle class teen who sees visions of a demonic 6 foot tall rabbit named Frank, who tells him that the end of the world is near. Along with David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Donnie Darko shows the scary underbelly of the supposedly optimistic 1980s

Moonlight Movies presents the second (and arguably the scariest!) installment in the Harry Potter movie series, based on the books by J.K. Rowling. It’s sophomore year for Harry Potter at Hogwart’s Academy of all things Wizardry, and things are getting real.

Moonlight Movies invites you to get ready for the holiday season (from Christmas to Festivus), by inviting a friend to experience the movie magic of The Polar Express. You’ll be transported into the alternate world of Chris Van Allsburg’s book, its enchantment enhanced by the animation-over-live-action technology.

Word is out that more than a cabal of underground Amanda Bynes fans are wondering, ‘WILL CINESTUDIO EVER SHOW ONE OF HER FILMS?’ The time is now, at our Moonlight Movie: Stand up and be proud of your Bynes love. She is actually pretty awesome as a good-as-the-guys soccer player, who disguises herself as her brother to take on Cornwall Prep in the finals.

IMANI Trinity College Black Student Union and Cinestudio invite you to February’s Moonlight Movie. Monica and Henry are neighbors in Los Angeles, friends/rivals/possible lovers, and ballers who share the dream of turning their love of hoops into a shot at the pros.

Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice is turning 32 and his grisly yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane beauty has been lovingly restored in 4k. After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.

For anyone plagued by nightmares of giant alien sea creatures: Be forewarned. For everyone else, we’re confident you’re going to enjoy our Moonlight Movie! Without giving away too much, alien sea creatures (the Kaiju) erupt from the Pacific Ocean with a fury that makes Godzilla look tame. Luckily, humans have invented Jaegers, gigantic robots controlled by two pilots whose minds are melded together. All hopes rest on a veteran pilot (Idris Elba) and a rookie (Rinko Kikuchi) to win one for Team Earth. As directed by Guillermo de Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) don’t be surprised to see imaginative filmmaking presiding over the mayhem. “Makes monster-walloping feel fun again!”

Moonlight Movies invites you to get ready for the holiday season (from Christmas to Festivus), by inviting a friend to experience the movie magic of The Polar Express. You’ll be transported into the alternate world of Chris Van Allsburg’s book, its enchantment enhanced by the animation-over-live-action technology.

This Late Show will not scare you out of your wits… we’ve had enough of that already, right? In the mythical Viking town of Berk, a teenager named Hiccup (whose Dad is the village chieftain) can only find acceptance if he learns how to train – and slay – a dragon. But after finding Toothless, a rare and vicious Night Fury injured in the woods, Hiccup schools his friends – including the fearless Astrid – that sometimes kindness can overcome brutality. “With messages about acceptance, respect and tolerance, HTTYD also brings valuable tools for battling dragons, should the need arise.” – Lisa Barnard, Toronto Star.

When Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle was released in 2004, it was still marginalized as a movie for kids or anime ‘geeks.’ Today Miyazaki’s movies (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) are recognized as a fabulous contribution to world cinema. Come and enjoy (on the ginormous single screen) the adventures of 18-year-old Sophie, a villager who tiptoes between monstrous villains (The Witch of the Waste, who takes away her youth), and unexpected friends (Howl, Turnip Head, and Heel, a perfect dog with a loyal heart.

Halloween, Samhain, & the Celtic New Year are quickly approaching, and what better reason to risk being scared out of your pants! Moonlight Movies presents one of the terrifying movies ever made, on the all-enveloping screen, for one night only. You won’t want to go home alone after seeing Stanley Kubrick’s beyond-creepy implosion of a “typical” American family. Jack Nicholson is at his sharpest as an increasingly unhinged writer who spirits his family away to act as caretaker for the mysterious Overlook Hotel. Much to the dismay of his wife (an unforgettable Shelley Duvall), horror, visions of twins, and “redrum” wait behind every door… Just remember, “All work and no fun make Jack a dull boy…”

For one blazing night, Rock and Roll will never die, and never stop inspiring rebellion, freedom and very cool clothes! Struggling rocker Jack Black gets a gig as a substitute teacher at a prep school, where he challenges well-behaved prep school kids to let loose and unleash some High Voltage anarchy. Neither the ensuing chaos or an uptight principal (Joan Cusack) can crush the kids’ pure joy of making music and telling adults to “Step Off!” Director Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Slacker, Boyhood) gets young people, and his School of Rock explodes with a no-fillers soundtrack with songs by AC/DC, David Bowie, The Ramones, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Clash and more! A Midnight Movies screening.

Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) is the most famous face on television, only he doesn’t know it. He is the unwitting star of a non-stop 24-hour-a-day documentary soap opera. Every moment of his life has been filmed by concealed cameras and broadcast to a worldwide audience. His friends, his family, everyone around him is an actor. He is a prisoner in a made-for-TV paradise. This is the story of his escape.

Thanks to writer/director Rian Johnson and his superb cast for proving that intricate, witty mysteries set among the super-rich are not the sole property of the U.K. Johnson, who directed the legendary “Fly” episode on Breaking Bad (as well as Star Wars: The Last Jedi), has a feel for both suspense and a tongue-in-cheek humor that skillfully tweaks the upper class. Daniel Craig stars as the detective assigned to getting the truth about the murder of Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), a highly successful mystery author. So many plausible suspects, and so many fun performances, Jaimie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Ana de Armas and more…Well-deserved Golden Globe nominations went to Knives Out (Best Film), Daniel Craig (Best Actor) and Ana de Armas (Best Actress).

“one of the most purely entertaining films in years. It is the work of a cinematic magician!” Brian Tallerico,

In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them.

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