The Tate Student Center Theater recently announced its fall schedule. As usual, it’s a mix of almost-current hits and canonical gems, and admission is only $2 for the general public or $1 for University of Georgia students with valid UGACards. Here’s the lowdown:
South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut (1999): Thursday, Aug. 22. 8 p.m.
It’s hard to believe that most UGA freshmen were still in diapers when “South Park” debuted in 1997. This feature-length version of Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s long-running Comedy Central cartoon is a musical spoof featuring such instant classics as “Blame Canada.”
The Hangover Part III (2013): Friday-Sunday, Aug. 23-25, 6 and 9 p.m.
There’s a giraffe instead of a tiger, and it takes place in Tijuana instead of Las Vegas. Otherwise, you know what to expect.
The Great Gatsby (2013): Thursday, Aug. 29, 8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 30, 3, 6 and 9 p.m.
Over-the-top Aussie director Baz Luhrmann adds modern music to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s high-school reading list staple. This is the 2-D version.
Dr. No (1962): Thursday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m.
Little-known fact: Before Daniel Craig was James Bond, some Scottish guy named Sean Connery played the part. The first Bond film pits 007 against the eponymous metal-handed SPECTRE villain who is plotting to shoot down a satellite with a laser or something. Whatever, who knows, it has flamethrowers and Ursula Andress in a bikini.
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013): Friday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 8, 3, 6 and 9 p.m.
SPOILER ALERT: Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch is Khan.
Klute (1971): Thursday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m.
OK, I had to look this one up on Wikipedia. It’s a thriller directed by Alan J. Pakula (All the President’s Men, The Pelican Brief) and starring Jane Fonda as a prostitute who’s helping detective Donald Sutherland find a missing person. Apparently Fonda won an Oscar for best actress. And here I thought she’d won for those workout videos.
Nashville (1975): Friday, Sept. 13, 3, 6 and 9 p.m.
The quintessential Robert Altman ensemble film follows dozens of characters’ (Gary Busey and Jeff Goldblum, among many, many others) overlapping stories woven around efforts to put on a benefit concert for an outsider presidential candidate. The stories tie together at the concert at The Parthenon, a Nashville, TN, landmark. Make sure you get popcorn; it’s like three hours long.
Basquiat (1996): Saturday, Sept. 14, 3, 6 and 9 p.m.
A biopic of the late painter Jean-Michel Basquiat—whose graffiti-influenced style took the New York art world by storm in the 1980s—directed by his friend and fellow hotshot artist Julian Schnabel.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1969): Sunday, Sept. 15, 3, 6 and 9 p.m.
A serious contender for best Western ever. Sergio Leone, known for directing Clint Eastwood in the “Man With No Name” trilogy, cast leading man Henry Fonda against type as a stone-cold killer who is trying to push widow Claudia Cardinale off her land. She’s defended by a mysterious stranger played by Charles Bronson in a role that Eastwood turned down.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), Thursday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m.
Jessica Rabbit isn’t bad, she was just drawn that way. This Disney take on hard-boiled film noir is a mix of animation and live action that takes place in a world where cartoon characters are real.
Iron Man 3 (2013): Friday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 22, 3, 6 and 9 p.m.
Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black delivers a superhero tale (owned by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, as usual) full of twists and commentary on Hollywood.
+1 (sneak preview): Thursday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m.
A horror movie that was shot in Atlanta and premiered at South By Southwest. “Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships—and whether they can stay alive,” says IMDb. The Austin Chronicle calls it “fun and frightening.”
This is the End (2013): Friday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 29, 3, 6 and 9 p.m.
The Judd Apatow crew (Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Danny McBride, etc.) try to survive the apocalypse. Hilarity ensues.
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