Dollar movie

September 23

City of God
Thursday, Sept. 23
7:30 10 12:30
This 2002 Brazilian film depicts the rise of organized crime in Rio de Janeiro between the 1960s and 1980s. Thought by many critics to be one of the top films of the year, City of God received four Academy Award nominations and won 55 awards worldwide. The movie follows the lives of two boys who take drastically different paths while growing up in a violent neighborhood. The timeline jumps around a bit, with the lives of multiple men, innocent and not, featured in relation to the violent environment. Fun fact: On the American version of the DVD cover, the guns being held by the gang were digitally removed.

September 24

Get Him to the Greek
Friday, Sept. 24
8 10 12
Russell Brand reprises his role from 2008’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall as Aldous Snow, a well-known rock star who is in the midst of some tough personal times. Consistent hit-maker Judd Apatow acts as producer on this film, which chronicles the attempts of a young talent scout, played by Apatow favorite Jonah Hill, to get Aldous to a famous theater for a performance. The movie features cameos by a wide number of famous pop and rock stars including Christina Aguilera, Pink, and Dee Snider. Fun fact: This is actually a spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, with numerous references to the film included within.

September 25

Raging Bull
Saturday, Sept. 25
7:30 10 12:30
Arguably Robert DeNiro’s greatest acting performance, Raging Bull is a biographical film that explores the life of Jake LaMotta, a middleweight boxer whose inner demons ultimately destroy his personal relationships. Directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese, Raging Bull is currently regarded as a classic piece of American cinema, with DeNiro’s Academy Award-winning performance held in especially high regard. The film’s violent content led to mixed reviews and an average box-office performance when it first came out. Show everyone that Carnegie Mellon is better than the people from the 1980s and go see this classic flick.

September 26

Sunday, Sept. 26
8 10 12
Exam is a British film with a cast you probably won’t recognize at all. You will, however, see that this smart psychological thriller is a prime example of a well-made independent movie. In it, eight candidates are competing for a job at a prestigious company. They are brought into a room and given 80 minutes to answer an unknown question. If they talk to the guard or the host, leave the room, or spoil their sheets of paper, they are rejected. The candidates soon begin to lose it, going to any length in order to ensure they are chosen for the position. Basically, it’s The Apprentice on crack... which actually sounds quite appealing.