dollar movie

Wednesday, May 3
** Amélie **
10 12:30

If you haven’t seen this movie, you’ve either been living under a rock or thought you were so super-indie-cultured that you were above obscure-turned-popular movies. Well listen here, buddy: Amélie is one of the most beautiful movies ever made. Not only is the color brilliant throughout, the story is touching, and the acting is superb. A euphoric soundtrack by Yann Tiersen moves the film along. This is the movie that launched Audrey Tautou (Sophie Neveu in the upcoming Da Vinci Code) into the spotlight. Go see it this Wednesday on the almost-big screen and get a little bit of your dignity back.

Thursday, May 4
** Matchpoint **
7:30 10 12:30
Match Point is Woody Allen film that makes up in drama what it misses in Woody-Allen-comedy. The story is not too original: A guy (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) has to choose between love and lust, wealth and mediocrity, and Emily Mortimer and Scarlett Johansson. He spends the whole movie figuring himself out, and leaving the rest up to chance. That being said, it is well written and well shot in classic Woody Allen fashion, and the characters are deeply and darkly developed. Speaking of developed... Scarlett Johansson is a good actress.

Friday, May 5
** Munich **
7 10 1

Steven Spielberg’s latest piece isn’t about aliens or robots or sarcastic archaeologists or even Tom Hanks. No, in fact, Munich is about the aftermath of the terrorism that took place at the 1972 Olympics. Eleven Israeli athletes were killed in Munich just days before the games started that year, and this movie tells an “inspired by a true story” tale about a team of spies and assassins that the Israeli government employs to get revenge on the terrorists. It was nominated for five Oscars, so if you want a touch of culture on your last day of class, check it out.

Editor’s Note: The student-made film Routes of Wild Flowers will be shown at 7 pm.

Saturday, May 6
** Underworld: Evolution **
8 10 12

Underworld came out in 2003, and it was immediately met with... pretty much nothing. It was forgettable and sort of generic, but at the same time, who doesn’t love Kate Beckinsale in skin-tight leather? Also, vampires and werewolves are fun. In Underworld: Evolution, Kate Beckinsale the vampire must team up with Scott Speedman the half-werewolf/half-vampire to defeat a crazy new, hyper-evolved hybrid of vampires and werewolves and uncover the secret history behind the birth of their species. Oh, and the bad guy has wings. It’s a good time, especially for just a dollar. And no one will judge you if you just want to see a little leather.

Sunday, May 7
** Night Watch **
8 10 12

More vampiric love comes to McConomy. Night Watch, the first in a trilogy of Russian fantasy films that is still in production, is about the forces of light that keep the forces of dark in check at night. It’s all very complicated and more than a bit ridiculous, and it does, indeed, require reading a lot of subtitles. But it’s worth seeing the movie that has toppled every Russian box-office record that exists. Also, you can talk to your friends for hours afterwards about just what the hell was going on.