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The Hunt! Jurassic Park! Cockneys Vs Zombies!
Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Happy Thursday Music Boxers,

This week, we open The Hunt, starring Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, NBC’s Hannibal). The new film from director Thomas Vinterberg tells the story of Lucas, a beloved school teacher starting his life over after a difficult divorce, who suddenly finds himself at the center of a devastating maelstrom of community hysteria and mob mentality sparked by one vengeful remark. Currently rated 94% Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com!

This Saturday is your final chance to catch National Theatre Live presents The Audience. Helen Mirren shines as Queen Elizabeth II in this new production directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours). Purchase advance tickets now.

For midnights this weekend, check out Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, the dinosaur adventure with special effects better than 95% of movies out this summer. We’re also screening Cockneys Vs Zombies, the horror comedy that pits cinema’s most resilient monsters against the residents of a small London community.

The matinee this weekend is The Mercenary. Spaghetti Western superstar Franco Nero (the original Django) faces off against Jack Palance in this brand new 35mm print. Features a fantastic score by Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai.

We also have another week of screenings for Only God Forgives, which reunites Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn and star Ryan Gosling.

And finally, for those of you lucky enough to RSVP to our Friday double feature of Shaun of the Dead & Hot Fuzz with special guests Edgar Wright, SImon Pegg and Nick Frost, just a friendly reminder: This event is overbooked, so arrive early to ensure you get a seat. Any tickets not claimed by 6:45 may be distributed to our cancellation line, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to the theatre. You don’t want to miss out on this one-time-only event!

See you at the movies!

Thursday, August 1st – Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

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The Hunt

A film by Thomas Vinterberg starring Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp


The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie becomes the truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life.

“5 out of 5 stars. One of the year’s best films. It shares ??The Celebration??’s devastating dramatic clarity. Mikkelsen gives a career-topping performance.”
–Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

“Riveting, propelled by a shattering performance by Mads Mikkelsen as the blameless man whose life threatens to be destroyed. Vinterberg’s best film since ??The Celebration??.”
–David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Driven by Mads Mikkelsen’s shattering performance, The Hunt, is a deeply disturbing depiction of how one impulsive lie can ignite a witch-hunt and destroy a man’s life.

In his most powerful film since The Celebration, director Thomas Vinterberg tells the story of Lucas, a beloved school teacher starting his life over after a difficult divorce, who suddenly finds himself at the center of a devastating maelstrom of community hysteria and mob mentality sparked by one vengeful remark.

Both riveting and sometimes difficult to watch, The Hunt, is a psychological horror story about the fragile nature of trust and how willingly a group of lifelong friends will turn on one of their own.


Only God Forgives

A film by Nicolas Winding Refn starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Yayaying


Ryan Gosling and the director of Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn, are back with this visionary Bangkok-set thriller. Julian (Gosling) is a drug kingpin tasked with avenging his brother’s death, but a mysterious, unhinged policeman is following his every move.


Jurassic Park

A film by Steven Spielberg starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum


A few paleontologists (Sam Neil and Laura Dern) are invited to take a preview tour of a theme park filled with cloned dinosaurs. But as chaos theorist Jeff Goldblum warns, life finds a way, and the park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its exhibits to run amok – and breed. Clever girls.


Cockneys vs Zombies

A film by MATTHIAS HOENE starring Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Alan Ford, Honor Blackman, Georgia King


COCKNEY: A native of the East End of London, born within hearing of the ringing of the Bow Bells
ZOMBIE: A supernatural power or spell that according to voodoo belief can enter into and reanimate a corpse

The Bow Bells Care Home is under threat and the McGuire’s – Andy, Terry, and Katy – need to find some way to keep their grandfather and his friends in the East End, where they belong. But, when you’re robbing a bank, zombie invasions makes things a lot harder. And let’s face it, they need all the help they can get when their bank-robbing experts turn out to be Mental Mickey and Davey Tuppance. As contractors to an East London building site unlock a 350-year old vault full of seriously hungry zombies, the East End has suddenly gone to hell and the Cockney way of life is under threat. Equipped with all the guns and ammo they can carry, it’s up to the gang to save the hostages, their grandfather, and East London from zombie Armageddon.


Thu, Aug 1 9:30pm

National Theatre Live presents The Audience

Purchase advance tickets online

National Theatre Live will broadcast the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, with Helen Mirren reprising her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II, performed in London’s Gielgud Theatre.

The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.

The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

The Audience

A film by Stephen Daldry starring Helen Mirren, Edward Fox


National Theatre Live is an exciting initiative to broadcast live performances of the best of British Theatre to cinemas around the world.

“Funny and truthful, good-hearted, spiky, full of surprises. I loved every minute.”
The Times (UK)

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience.

For sixty years, Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. The Audience imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Prime Minister and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.



The Mercenary

A film by Sergio Corbucci starring Franco Nero, Jack Palance, Tony Musante


A group of Mexican revolutionaries hire a Polish gun-for-hire (Spaghetti Western superstar Franco Nero) to assist in their cause, but they meet stiff resistance by a well-dressed and brutal government agent (Jack Palance). Features a fantastic score by Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai, which was put to use again in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. One of the seminal spaghetti westerns. Brand new 35mm print!


Edgar Wright Double Feature!

Reserve Free Tickets Here

With Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost live and in person! Presented by Focus Features, Music Box Theatre, and Ain’t It Cool News.

At 7pm: screening of Shaun of the Dead

After Shaun of the Dead is a Q&A with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost, and hosted by Steve Prokopy (of Ain’t It Cool News).

9:30pm: screening of Hot Fuzz

Shaun of the Dead

A film by Edgar Wright starring Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost


Already a smash hit in the U.K., Shaun of the Dead, a “rom zom com” (romantic zombie comedy), follows the bloody funny adventures of underachiever Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best mate Ed (Nick Frost) as they cope with a zombie invasion of North London and attempt to rescue Shaun’s girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) and his Mum, Barbara (Penelope Wilton). It’s going to be one hell of a weekend.

On Friday, Shaun is in a rut. At 29, he’s coasted through life – and still hasn’t gotten very far, usually winding up at the local pub, the Winchester. His roommate Ed looks up to him – when he can take his eyes off the TV, that is. Liz is re-evaluating their relationship, particularly after Shaun fails to do something special for their anniversary on Saturday.

That day, there are train delays, people fainting in the streets, TV news reports of unexplained calamities – and did that homeless man just try to eat a…? No, it can’t be…But, it is – the dead have risen. Saturday’s isolated incidents mushroom into a full-on zombie assault and, once daylight breaks, it’s Sunday bloody Sunday. As manners and flesh take a beating, it’s time to separate men from meat, humans from zombies, and living from undead. Shaun and Ed grab whatever is at hand (cricket bat, shovel, LP) to repel the attacking zombies, summoning reserves of strength they didn’t know they possessed and straining muscles they forgot they had. Rounding up friends and family, they press on towards the sanctuary of the Winchester. All that stands (or lopes) in their way are hordes of the flesh-eating undead…

Hot Fuzz

A film by Edgar Wright starring Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy


The biggest smash of the year in the U.K. (where it had the sixth-biggest opening of all time for a comedy), Hot Fuzz is the action-packed new comedy from the makers of the hit movie Shaun of the Dead.

Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He’s so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel’s superiors send him to a place where his talents won’t be quite so embarrassing — the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford.

Once there, he is partnered with the well-meaning but overeager police officer Danny Butterman (Nick Frost). The son of amiable police chief Frank Butterman (Jim Broadbent), Danny is a huge action movie fan and believes his new big-city partner might just be a real-life “bad boy,” and his chance to experience the life of gunfights and car chases he so longs for. Angel is quick to dismiss this as childish fantasy and Danny’s puppy-like enthusiasm only adds to Angel’s growing frustration.

However, as a series of grisly accidents rocks the village, Angel is convinced that Sandford is not what it seems and as the intrigue deepens, Danny’s dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gunfighting, all-out action seem more and more like a reality.

It’s time for these small-town cops to break out some big-city justice.


Fri, Aug 2 7:00pm

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