Alright, boys and girls, it's time for this week's edition of What's Playing at the Floyd Theater! Wherein we bring you up to date on the recent offerings at one of the most affordable and intimate movie theaters around, located in the heart of the University of Louisville campus amidst all those bright smiling youngsters who have yet to have their dreams dashed by the crushing weight of adult reality.
To the movies!
The week starts tonight (Thursday) with two screenings of Woody Allen's latest offering, To Rome With Love
. Woody Allen is one of my favorite directors, but we fans of his have had to come to terms with the fact that he just doesn't make movies like he used to. We used to getManhattan, Interiors,
, and now we get things likeYou Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
. (However,Midnight in Paris
was excellent, as wasMatch Point
[watchCrimes and Misdemeanors
first].) There is a saying, though: sex is like pizza – even when it's bad, it's still pretty good. That's how I feel about Woody Allen movies as well, and whileTo Rome With Love
is... shall we say, lackluster... it's still a Woody Allen movie, thus worth watching. The film takes place in Rome and follows four separate storylines dealing primarily with the idea of celebrity and hero worship, in various Woody-Alleny ways.To Rome With Love
plays at 5:00 and 8:00.
The weekend brings screenings ofSavages
, the new film by Oliver Stone. The film stars Blake Lively as O, a girl dating simultaneously two men, Chon (Taylor Kitsch) and Ben (Aaron Johnson). They make a living growing marijuana, and when a drug lord kidnaps O, they jump into action in true Oliver Stone style – he looks here to be channeling hisNatural Born Killers
energy more than, say, his presidential biopics.Savages
plays at 5:00 and 8:00 on Friday and Saturday.
Stick around Friday night afterSavages
for a special midnight screening ofJurassic Park
. Surely the plot requires no explanation, but just in case: DINOSAURS!! Definitely one to catch on this rare occasion to see it on the big screen.
As usual, admission to the Floyd is $1.50 for students and $3.00 for the general public. The Floyd Theater is located on the third floor of the Student Activities Center on the U of L campus (look for the clock tower). Further information can be found at the SAB Film Committee Facebook page.
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