7:30 10 12:30
A chronically confused Edward Norton and a blissfully nihilistic Brad Pitt star in this 1999 landmark cult film. Fears of Y2K and economic collapse sizzle in this pseudo-intellectual fable involving a listless yuppie and his new friend. Helena Bonham Carter gives a brilliant performance as a twisted nymphomaniac caught between our two heroes. The film is based on a 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk — remember him?
The Hunger Games
7 10 1
With the film adaptations of Twilight fading away into foggy cultural memory, The Hunger Games wasted no time swooping in to fill the void. Katniss Everdeen, played by the talented Jennifer Lawrence, is a child made to compete in gladiatorial combat for the entertainment of a post-apocalyptic North America.
The Princess Bride
8 10 12
Though it may not seem so at first glance, The Princess Bride is one of the most marvelously original pieces of film from the last few decades. We follow the familiar story of a young adventurer, Westley, chasing after his true love, Buttercup, who is betrothed to royalty. Instead of shying away from its formulaic structure, the film embraces the tropes and styles of '80s filmmaking in a way that can only recall Blazing Saddles. Cast members include Peter Falk, Wallace Shawn, Christopher Guest, and Andre the Giant.