Four movies to see this weekend: “Ghostbusters,” “Holy Hell,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “Messiah of Evil”

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Julian Dennison and Sam Neill in Hunt For The Wilderpeople (Photo: Sundance Institute)

“Ghostbusters” Come on, you know you want to.

Julian Dennison and Sam Neill in Hunt For The Wilderpeople (Photo: Sundance Institute)

Julian Dennison and Sam Neill in Hunt For The Wilderpeople (Photo: Sundance Institute)

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople.” Director Taika Waititi’s “What We Do in the Shadows” was one of the canniest horror-comedies anyone had seen in years, so it’s excellent to learn that he can also do sweet, funny, family action movie. “Hunt” concerns about a city kid adjusting to life with a new foster family in rural New Zealand. Starring Sam Neil and Julian Dennison, it’s currently rocking a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 80% on Metacritic. At area theaters.

“Holy Hell.” Director Will Allen, who will be part of a panel following the screening, documented his insane 22-year experience in a New Age religious sect called Buddhafield. “Holy Hell” tells the whole story, from the spiritual highs to the abuse of power and control. 7 to 9 p.m. July 15, 7 to 9 p.m. July 20. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.

“Messiah of Evil.” This atmospheric, scary and beautiful film is exactly as if Antonioni and George Romero made a zombie movie together. 9:45 to 11:45 p.m. July 15. $7-$10. AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. austinfilm.org.


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