New Movie Friday: Hair High, Aqua Teen, Red Road, Year of the Dog
Hair High - The latest film from animator Bill Plympton is a gothic high-school comedy. When Spud, the new kid in town, accidentally offends Cherri and Rod, the high school power couple, he is forced to become Cheri's slave, and eventually Spud and Cheri fall for each other. They secretly decide to attend to the prom together, but Rod forces their car off the road and they sink to the bottom of the lake in their final embrace. On the night of next year's prom, the car returns to life and drives Cherri and Spud, who are in an advanced state of decomposition, to the prom as if nothing had happened.
Following tonight's 7:35 p.m. screening at the Laemmles Susnet 5, there will be a Q&A with director Bill Plympton & Weird Al.
Also Recommended: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters, Red Road, Trade, Year of the Dog.
Adam's Apples - A Danish film about a neo-Nazi (Ulrich Thomsen) sentenced to community service at a church, where he clashes with the cheerful vicar (Mads Mikkelsen, the villain with the bloody eye in Casino Royale).
Amazing Grace - A Michael Apted-directed biopic about William (Ioan Gruffudd) a leading British crusader who fought to abolish that country's slave trade in the late 18th century.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters - Frylock, Meatwad and Master Shake must save the universe from an apocalyptic exercise machine called the "Insanoflex." LAist's own Lisa B. described it as "the search for the holy grail meets the Terminator for a string-theory stroll through time and space with pregnant, gym-techno loving robots, poodles with laser beam eyes, creepy Abe Lincoln."
Disturbia - Commercials for this movie have been playing non-stop during every commercial break on every vaguely youth-oriented television show, making this one of the most hyped movies of the year (seriously, the TV advertising budget was larger than the GNP of most third-world nations). Okay, we get it. Scary things happen under the veil of suburban wholesomeness. Welcome to the teen version of Rear Window starring that kid whose name I can’t pronounce and who is for some inexplicable reason hosting Saturday Night Live. Prediction: it'll kill at the b.o.
The Exterminating Angels - French director/provocteur/dirty old man Jean-Claude Brisseau has made a highly sexual film about a director who's making a highly sexual film and holds a series of auditions where he asks actresses to disrobe, masturbate, get it on with each other, etc. In 2005 Brisseau himself was accused by two actresses of sexual harassment because of real-life auditions for that sound fairly similar to the ones depicted in this movie.
Lonely Hearts - Based on the same source material as the 1970 film The Honeymoon Killers, this version of the tale stars the unlikely pair of Salma Hayek and Jared Leto as a murderous couple who lure their victims through personal ads. John Travolta is the detective trying to hunt them down.