The weekly movie screenings continue at the cheapest theater in town: the University of Louisville Floyd Theater, where admission costs $1.50 for U of L students and $3.00 for the general public.
First up this week is tonight’s screening of “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil,” directed by Eli Craig and starring Tyler Labine (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Zack and Miri Make a Porno”) and Alan Tudyk (“Firefly” and “Serenity,” “Dollhouse”). “Tucker and Dale” is a comedic take on the classic cabin-in-the-woods-with-psychotic-redneck-killers genre, except in this case the rednecks are good people and the prejudiced college students keep meeting unfortunate accidents.
“Immortals” is the weekend film, playing at 5:00 and 8:00 Friday and Saturday evening and at 8:00 on Sunday. This movie tells the Greek myth of Theseus and the war against the forces of King Hyperion. “Immortals” is the newest film by the extraordinary Indian visionary Tarsem Singh, whose previous films include “The Cell” and the stunningly beautiful “The Fall.”
(Delving into the arena of personal opinion, “Immortals” looks to have been sullied by the influence of “the producers of ‘300,’” as the trailer boasts; while I enjoyed “300,” Tarsem’s personal style is so interesting and innovative that it doesn’t need tweaking. See “The Fall.” Don’t argue – just do it.)
Also occurring on Friday night is the Floyd Theater’s monthly midnight movie. This month’s film is THE mockumentary: Rob Reiner’s cult classic “This is Spinal Tap,” which tells the story of “the world’s loudest band” and all their misfortunes and shenanigans on tour. But I don’t have to explain that to you: if you haven’t seen this yet, you probably don’t exist.
The Floyd Theater is located on the third floor of the Student Activities Center on the University of Louisville campus. More information about the films being shown can be found at the SAB Film Committee Facebook page.
(See the second page for movie trailers.)
Image courtesy of the Internet Movie Database.