Dollar movie

October 7

Spirited Away
Thursday, Oct. 7
7:30 10 12:30

This 2001 Japanese animated film won the second Oscar ever given out for Best Animated Feature. In the movie, we follow Chihiro, a young girl who is traveling with her family to a new town. However, when they happen upon a mysterious theme park, Chihiro and her family are transferred into a whole new world of adventure. As the title gives away, Chihiro enters the spirit world, and while there, she interacts with a wide variety of creatures as she herself undergoes a major transformation in personality in an effort to rescue her parents. Fun fact: This film overtook Titanic as the highest grossing film in Japanese box office history.

October 8

Toy Story 3
Friday, Oct. 8
8 10 12

The highest grossing film of 2010 comes to Carnegie Mellon with Pixar’s Toy Story 3. Nearly all of the original voices from the first two films are back for the third installment of this iconic franchise. After Woody, Buzz, and the gang are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center before Andy leaves for college, the toys face abandonment issues along with wild toddlers who do not necessarily take care of them. A whopping 302 characters make an appearance in this movie, which features dozens of well-known actors from the world of cinema. Fun fact: This is the only Toy Story film not to have a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

October 9

Iron Giant
Saturday, Oct. 9
8 10 12

After a giant alien robot falls from space, there really are only two ways to deal with it: Befriend it or destroy it. At least, these are the only two choices that seem available during the height of the Cold War. After young Hogarth Hughes discovers a giant robot that crash lands off the coast of Maine, he begins a friendship with it and embarks on a series of fun-filled adventures with his new friend. Meanwhile, a suspicious government agent informs the military, which seeks to destroy the “monster.” Called “the best non-Disney animated movie” by IGN, The Iron Giant is a stellar piece of cinema that puts the audience right in the shoes of its characters.

October 10

Sunday, Oct. 10
8 10 12

A Japanese movie about a psychologist using a device to enter people’s dreams? This couldn’t possibly result in crazy images and giant robots eating people... oh wait, right, it’s Japanese animation, so of course it can. Things take a turn for the worse after a few prototypes of the device are stolen from a research lab and used on people to begin controlling their dreams. Eventually, reality and the dream world merge and all hell breaks loose. Fun fact: Apparently, a live-action production is in the works for Paprika and, once you see this movie, you’ll wonder how they could possibly pull that off.