Three Imaginary Girls are checkin’ out local movie houses this weekend

The challenge with all this sunshine-y goodness will be to see if a good balance between outside & inside can be achieved – but given the expected hot temps, a nice, air-conditioned theater sounds pretty sweet after a day at the beach or on the water, non?

The Northwest Film Forum has a bunch of good stuff happening lately, most notably the continuation of their “69″ series. Go ahead and get all those innuendos out of the way now -- this isn’t another amateur porn fest, it’s about the films OF 1969 and how they reflect a fast-changing, tumultuous and important time in history.

Check out Downhill Racer starring Robert Redford as a skier competing in the Olympics, and Camille 2000, an erotic art film (RAWR!). They both play Saturday and Sunday at 7pm & 9pm. And though it’s not technically on the weekend -- the FRICKIN’ MOON LANDING on Monday at 7pm because even if it’s totally nerdy, it’s also totally awesome, especially on the 40th anniversary of that event.

Over at the Guild 45th, they’re playing one of my favorite SIFF films this year: (500) Days of Summer. I’m not-so-secretly in love with this unconventional romantic comedy. The soundtrack is GREAT, Zooey Deschanel is as adorable as ever, and the scene with Joseph Gordon-Levitt drunkenly singing Pixies is worth the price of admission alone. Trust me -- this is the perfect date movie/chick flick/light summer treat for everyone.

Just in case it’s too nice to head inside, grab a beach chair or blanket and head over to Fremont Outdoor Movies to see Army of Darkness at 9:30 on Saturday night. Yes, it’s cheesy and full of slapstick, and the special effects (especially the green screen scenes) are a little dated, but nothing beats Bruce Campbell as Ladies Man Ash, sweet-talking his lady with endearments like “Gimme some sugar baby” before going into battle. Plus, Raimi gets extra points for using Ray Harryhausen style stop motion for the skeleton army. AoD is preceded by a Jet City Improv Twisted Flick, which is always a good time and should complement it nicely.

So, it’s simple: skip the big multiplexes this weekend and show some love to the little guys, okay?

Shop Smart, shop S-Mart,

Amie Simon
*Three Imaginary Girls*

In high iPod rotation:
The Dandy Warhols
Pixies
Tori Amos

Three Imaginary Girls is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest and beyond to music lovers worldwide. We post a Seattle live show calendar to help you fill your day-planner with loads of great shows, as well as record reviews, live show reviews, and an imagi-blog to entertain you throughout the day.

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One Comment

  1. icastico
    Posted July 17, 2009 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    “Don’t touch that please, your primitive intellect wouldn’t understand alloys and compositions and things with... molecular structures.”

    And yet no screenplay nominations.

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