Dollar movie

September 16

Waking Sleeping Beauty
Thursday, Sept. 16
8 10 12
TThis documentary film covers the ups and downs of Disney’s animation department between 1980 and 1995. Beginning with the release of The Fox and the Hound and culminating with the release of The Lion King, this movie showcases the art of modern animation as it begins its life within the Disney corporation and the effects that Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and other executives had on the developing medium. Oddly enough, this documentary uses no new on-air footage, instead relying on vintage footage shot by personnel, sometimes illegally, to construct the narrative being told in this one-of-a-kind flick.

September 17

Iron Man 2
Friday, Sept. 17
7:30 10 12:30
Iron Man 2 was a huge financial success, grossing over $600 million worldwide, although it wasn’t as much of a hit with the critics as its predecessor. No matter, though, as the film features nearly all of our favorite characters from the first movie, including the fantastic Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, who must deal with multiple antagonists, as well as his own shortcomings as an individual. Mickey Rourke stars as the primary villain, the vengeful Ivan Vanko, who has copied Stark’s techniques to develop a suit of his own. And for all you geeks out there, yes, there is even more foreshadowing toward the upcoming Avengers film in this sequel.

September 18

The Cambridge Footlights
Saturday, Sept. 18
8 10:30
What? No movie tonight due to a Scotch’n’Soda presentation of the Cambridge Footlights? That makes me want to scream bloody murder... Wait, the Cambridge Footlights? The world-famous British comedy troupe that has a distinguished list of alumni including John Cleese, Hugh Laurie, and Sacha Baron Cohen? Why didn’t you say so! Yes, the British will indeed invade Carnegie Mellon, or at least McConomy, to put on a show for the ages with some of the best British comedians in the business. This visit is part of their acclaimed international tour and will surely be a delight for all who attend.

September 19

12 Monkeys
Sunday, Sept. 19
7:30 10 12:30
This 1995 science fiction flick stars Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt living in a grim future that has been devastated by a deadly disease. To try to avoid the apocalypse, a group of scientists sends Willis back in time to collect information on the disease and a secret organization known only as the Army of the 12 Monkeys. As he is transported several times between the past and the present, it becomes unclear what is real and what isn’t for Willis, all while the plot thickens over who is truly responsible for releasing the disease. Fun fact: Because Willis wanted to work with director Terry Gilliam so much, he took a much lower salary than he was entitled to.