DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER
Not that you can't see "Ghostbusters" every other weekend on cable, but hey, it's probably still a better choice than several films in theaters this week, so why not check out the one-week-only 30th Anniversary re-release at Century Park Place, Century El Con, Century Oro Valley Marketplace or Harkins Spectrum? The film is still as funny as ever, as the Gatekeeper and Keymaster do the bidding of Ivo Shandor, plus it'll look and sound better than you remember, remastered for the occasion. More info at cinemark.com or harkins.com
¡AHÍ ESTÁ EL DETALLE!
I saw "The Sopranos"' Michael Imperioli on a celebrity edition of Food Network's "Chopped" the other day (I know, I know) and wondered what he's been up to lately (although apparently not enough to look him up on Wikipedia or IMDB), but apparently, he's been busy producing a biopic of Mexico's most legendary comic, Cantinflas, which is showing this week at Century Park Place (although it's possible the film is showing elsewhere as well, film times weren't set at our press time, so check websites, etc.) It looks like a nice tribute to one of the world's biggest stars in his heyday and someone Charlie Chaplin once called the greatest comedian alive, covering his discovery, rise to fame, and his experience co-starring with David Niven in "Around the World in 80 Days." More info on the film at facebook.com/CantinflasMovieUS.
STAYING PUT WOULD BE A BLUNDER
In "here's the section where I talk about all the great stuff coming to the Loft" news, Coen Brothers-film-turned-cultural-phenomenon "The Big Lebowski" screens over the Labor Day weekend, with general admission priced at $6. Also, in less festive news, the Loft is hosting a three-film tribute to Robin Williams over the weekend as well, with "Jumanji" on Saturday, Aug. 30; "Good Will Hunting" on Sunday, Aug. 31; and "Hook" on Monday, Sept. 1. Tickets for each one-showing-only presentation are $3, with net proceeds going to COPE Community Services, which among other things, offers mental and behavioral health services.
Looking forward a bit, there are a few music-related films coming to the Loft worth marking your calendars for. First up, "God Help the Girl," a musical film by Stuart Murdoch, the frontman of twee darlings Belle and Sebastian, on Sunday, Sept. 14. One showing only for the romantic drama about songwriting, but as a bonus over just streaming the film on demand, a broadcast of a 40-minute concert by Belle and Sebastian follows the movie. The next night, Monday, Sept. 15, another one-off from the British isles as Duran Duran star in a 2011 concert documentary filmed by David Lynch. No, I'm not joking. Eight days later, a documentary film about a traveling art exhibit focused on the life of David Bowie called "David Bowie Is" screens on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. It's a little more expensive than your average Loft experience, with general admission tickets $12, but as far as I'm concerned, more David Bowie, always. More info on all of that and more at loftcinema.com.