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LAist Film Calendar: Resolutions for the Revival House

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W.C. Fields: A face fit for radio, a persona fit for the pictures. | Photo courtesy of mtsofan via flickr

I'm always stuck when it comes to New Year's resolutions. I've already got a great job, a beautiful lady & a weekly soap-box to rave about my favorite theaters. But there's always room for improvement. For instance, I'm not as curmudgeonly as I'd like. Luckily, the Aero has my late lifecoach, W.C. Fields, and two of his finest films to help me on my way. I'd also like to increase my martini consumption. New Year's Eve is a lovely opportunity to brush up, but if I'm resolving to do this, I should enroll in the Egyptian Theatre's weekend seminar, led by inspirational drinker James Bond.

Maybe 2010 will be the year I get my finances together. At the Art Theatre, they teach that if I pay for Nine, I can get 8 1/2 back, for free! The savings should be enough to pay for school for something practical, like information technologies. Then I can do practical things, like vet VGA vixens! The New Bev is leading the way, through its world-renowned Weird Science program. Early birds get choice seats in the front, plus a complimentary Breakfast! Full-time studies not fitting your schedule? The Bev also offers (mid)night classes in eclectic engineering, courtesy of Empire Pictures' TerrorVision. You can even minor in gold-digging!

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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Because therapy on a couch is SO 2009. | Photo courtesy of The Weinstein Company

All Week
Gigante (2009) (Nuart Theatre)
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009) / Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) (Downtown Independent)

Thursday 12/31
Avatar (2009) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ screening)
The Lovely Bones (2009) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21+ screening)

Friday 1/1
The Breakfast Club (1985) / Weird Science (1985) (New Beverly Cinema)
Dr. No (1962) / You Only Live Twice (1967) (w/ James Bond expert Steve Rubin) (Egyptian Theatre) (The Best of James Bond: Agent 007)
A Hard Day's Night (1964) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Inglourious Basterds (2009) (midnight screening) (New Beverly Cinema)
Horse Feathers (1932) / Duck Soup (1933) (Aero Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (midnight screening) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Serenity (2005) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)

Saturday 1/2
The Beaches Of Agnès (2008) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Breakfast Club (1985) / Weird Science (1985) (New Beverly Cinema)
Goldfinger (1964) / Thunderball (1965) (w/ James Bond expert Steve Rubin) (Egyptian Theatre) (The Best of James Bond: Agent 007)
It Happened One Night (1932) / Platinum Blonde (1931) (Aero Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Insanity Midnight Show) (Warner Grand Theatre)
TerrorVision (1986) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
The Wizard of Oz (1939) (w/ costume contest) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)

Sunday 1/3
8 1/2 (1963) (free with Nine ticket stub) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
The Beaches Of Agnès (2008) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Key Largo (1948) / The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) (New Beverly Cinema)
Moonraker (1979) / For Your Eyes Only (1981) (w/ James Bond expert Steve Rubin) (Egyptian Theatre) (The Best of James Bond: Agent 007)
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) / Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) (Aero Theatre)

That's all for this week. Have a wonderful New Year, and if you follow my lead on the martinis, please don't drive home. Leave all bad-ness, lieutenant and otherwise, to Nic Cage.

Compiled, as always, by the amazing and diligent Edward Yerke-Robins (and family!)