Best in FIlm

Best in Film and TV: January 12-14, 2018

Looking for fun film and TV related ways to spend your weekend in Austin?

These events are the Best in Film and TV the entertainment world has to offer this weekend.

Movies Opening This Weekend

Paddington 2
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Stars: Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

Proud Mary
Mary is a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary’s life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes awry.
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Neal McDonaugh, Danny Glover, Billy Brown

The Commuter
A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.
Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill, Patrick Wilson

One sentence review: If you liked 90’s thrillers like Speed, you will like this movie.

The Post
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.
Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson

New TV Episodes

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman
Netflix | Available to stream on Friday
TV legend David Letterman teams up with fascinating global figures for in-depth interviews and curiosity-fueled excursions in this monthly talk show.

NBC | Friday | 8 p.m.
The drama’s second season features wholesale cast changes, with only leads Bryan Mills and Christina Hart returning. Newcomers include Adam Goldberg and Jessica Camacho, and the series will also be guided by a new showrunner (Person of Interest‘s Greg Plageman).

KLRU | Sunday | 8 p.m.
In Season 2, Jenna Coleman returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all—romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom. Joining the cast in the new season is legendary actress Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), who plays the Duchess of Buccleuch, the court’s new Mistress of the Robes. Tom Hughes reprises his role as the queen’s dashing consort, Prince Albert, and Rufus Sewell returns as the smoldering Lord Melbourne.

HBO | Sunday | 9 p.m.
Rescue Me vet Steven Pasquale joins the cast as a new love interest for Sarah Jessica Parker’s Frances. Additionally, the second season of the series is reported to be “lighter.”

HBO | Sunday | 9:30 p.m.
Season 2 premiere of the series about a New York comic forced to make a new start for himself after his wife leaves him.

Film Events in Austin

Sleepless in Seattle
Friday | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at the Community First! Village. Event is free but a $5 donation is appreciated. More info here.

Friday | 7 & 10 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Village
Happy Birthday Nic Cage! This January Master Pancake lovingly roasts the Cage-man with a sassy tribute to Hollywood’s most brilliantly insane leading man. More info here.

Doug Loves Movies
Saturday | 4:20 p.m. | Cap City Comedy Club
Comedian Doug Benson hosts a podcast where he talks to his hilarious special surprise guests about his first love…movies! More info here.

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Sunday | 12:30 & 3:45 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
This week’s In Brunch We Trust film at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz is the Matthew McConaughey/ Kate Hudson helmed film How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days. More info here.

Troop Beverly Hills Quote-A-Long
Sunday | 4 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline
Learn important life lessons like How to Do the Freddie, The Right Way to Wear Khaki and Avoiding Stylists Named Renaldo while quoting along with your favorite lines, and, of course, singing along to everyone’s favorite dessert jam, “Cookie Time.” More info here.

Sunday | 7 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Seasons change. Fashions come and go, but there’s only one top male model, and his name is Derek Zoolander. If you don’t believe it, well, just listen to your friend Billy Zane. He’s a cool dude. More info here.

Hotdog Cinema Club: Winona Forever! Double Feature
Sunday | 7 – 11 p.m. | Kitty Cohen’s
Get ready to enjoy a winter of your favorite flicks and FREE HOTDOGS on Kitty Cohen’s patio (equipped with heaters and chimineas for you pretty lil’ wimps). Edward Scissorhands plays at 7 p.m. and Beetlejuice screens at 9 p.m. More info here.

Road House
Sunday | 9:45 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Kelly Lynch and Patrick Swayze fall in love, Sam Elliott and Ben Gazarra glower, the Jeff Healey Band plays behind barbed wire and monster truck Grave Digger gives its best on-screen performance in a movie made with such verve and heart that the filmmaker’s first name is synonymous with FUN. Rowdy. That’s right, the director of this movie is named Rowdy Herrington. More info here.

TV Events in Austin

Austin Home and Garden Show
Saturday & Sunday | Various | Palmer Events Center
Andy & Ashley Williams, stars of HGTV’s Flip or Flop Fort Worth, and Kim Lewis, Lead Designer behind ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition make appearances on both Saturday and Sunday. More info here.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Trivia
Sunday | 6 – 9 p.m. | Hops and Grain
BTVS trivia is back at Hops and Grain. This week’s trivia questions will exclusively cover season 3, episodes 12-22 only. More info here.

Bonus Event

The Room Movie Party
Sunday | 10:30 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Since many of you have a three day weekend, we’re including one Monday night event. See the film that inspired James Franco’s Golden Globe winning role as Tommy Wiseau. The Room is a captivating cinematic experience. In the words of Tommy, “I recommend seeing The Room at the theater and at least twice.” More info here.

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