Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Movie Nights with The Usual Suspects

Movies let us escape the world we have to live in and enter a universe where we would like to live. But all too soon that experience ends unless we see those movies in the company of your fellow fans. One such group is The Usual Suspects, who meet at the Great Escape Theatre each Saturday for the last matinee showing (usually around 5PM). Come join us on our outings.

Here is the suggested lineup of movies available for the next couple of months. Remember, release dates can change at the last minute, but if you join the Omaha_Sci_Fi_Fantasy_Discussions Yahoo group, you’ll get reminders and notices of schedule changes.

January 9th; DAYBREAKERS: In the future, a plague transforms most of humanity into vampires. With a very limited blood supply, the vampire nation turns the remaining humans into blood farms. Meanwhile, a researcher is working with a covert band of vampires on a way to save humankind.

January 16th; THE BOOK OF ELI: A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man (Denzel Washington) travels across America, fighting to protect a sacred book holding the secrets to saving humanity.

January 23rd; THE LOVELY BONES: A murdered young girl watches over her family and her killer from heaven. Based on the best selling novel by Alice Sebold, from heaven this 14-year-old girl tells her story showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed while attempting to find her lost body.

January 30th; LEGION: Directed by Scott Stewart and scripted by Peter Schink, LEGION concerns a group of strangers in an out-of-the-way eatery where the mother of the unborn savior of Earth currently works as a waitress. They find themselves the first line of defense when God, believing the human race is no longer worthy of Him, decides to end humanity’s existence. Their only spiritual ally when the angels attack is the archangel Michael, played by Paul Bettany. Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Charles S. Dutton, and Lucas Black co-star.

February 6th; FROM PARIS WITH LOVE: In Paris, a young employee in the office of the U.S. ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.

February 13th; THE WOLFMAN: Universal Studios resurrects the classic 1941 lycanthrope tale which starred Lon Chaney Jr. Lawrence Talbot (Benicio Del Toro) returns to his family estate to investigate the disappearance of his brother. What he discovers upon reuniting with his estranged father (Anthony Hopkins) is a destiny far darker than his worst nightmares. Something monstrous has been stalking the residents of Blackmoor from the nighttime shadows. Not even recently arrived Scotland Yard inspector Aberline (Hugo Weaving) can dream up a rational explanation. Talbot must venture forth to confront this evil to save the woman he loves; only to uncover the primal side of himself he never knew existed.

February 20th; SHUTTER ISLAND: It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.

So come and join us for a film, then conversation afterwards.

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