In case you, the discerning movie
–goer, still have not seen it, Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” from 2003, often billed as one of the very worst movies ever made, is screening at 10 p.m. Sunday at Alamo South Lamar.
The Drafthouse is also wrapping up a Guy Maddin kick. Look for screenings of his “Me Trilogy” of short films and his totally bonkers “The Forbidden Room” from Sunday to Wednesday.
Master Pancake is taking a swing at “Fifty
Shades of Grey” Jan. 29 and 30 at the Alamo Ritz. I am not saying those things write themselves, but the sheer volume of material from this (inadvertently) amazingly funny movie must have been a bit overwhelming.
Over at the Austin Film Society, the Wim Wenders “road movie” fest continues with screenings of Wenders’ “King of the Road” 8 p.m. Friday and 4 pm. Sunday at the Marchesa Hall and Theatre (6226 Middle Fiskville Road). They are also continuing their mash note to Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews with “The Man Who Loved Women” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Also on Thursday, at 6:50 p.m. at Alamo Slaughter, check out a double
–feature of Toshiya Fujita’s classic (and “Kill Bill”-inspiring) “Lady Snowblood” and “Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance,” about an assassin (Meiko Kaji) who, “hell-bent on revenge for the murders of her family, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Japan,” as the website puts it.