The World’s End
Friday, Nov. 15 — 7:30, 10
Director Edgar Wright teams up with actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to complete the final installment of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy. In one of the best movies this year, five friends reunite 20 years after failing to finish the “Golden Mile” pub crawl, spanning 12 pubs in their hometown of Newtown Haven. Although the glory days are over, ringleader Gary King (played by Pegg) gathers the group to reach the final pub — The World’s End. As the friends return to their hometown, they realize it’s a little different from what they remember — thanks to an alien invasion. As the final film of the trilogy, The World’s End is filled with a hilariously chaotic sense of childlike enthusiasm with its amazing fight sequences and characters, but at its core, it’s a heartwarming film that deals with growing up and moving on from the golden years of one’s youth.
Saturday, Nov. 16 — 7:30, 10
Kick-Ass is back with a vengeance. In the sequel to the splashy film about an inexperienced crime-fighting teen, Kick-Ass 2 returns with the same energetic chaos as its titular hero tries to defeat his ally-turned-enemy Red Mist. After initially retiring from the crime-fighting business, Dave Lizewski (a.k.a. Kick-Ass) trains to be a proper hero and joins Justice Forever, headed by Colonel Stars and Stripes (played by Jim Carrey, if you can even imagine). Kick-Ass 2 is action-packed and full of raunchy humor that will make you want to put on a mask and fight some crime on the streets of the ’Burgh.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Sunday, Nov. 17 — 8, 11:59
This cult horror film returns once again to Carnegie Mellon. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the classic cinematic force that rocked pop culture, is one of the most entertaining and interactive films that has lived through generations. When a young couple, Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon), comes across the mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, they find themselves in a slew of Frankensteinian misadventures infused with pop-rock ballads, mad scientists, and transvestites in lingerie. Come to the midnight showing with Scotch’n’Soda’s shadowcast for a one-of-a-kind experience.