A Look at This Week's New and Specialty Film Releases Around Town.

Dark Skies.
Director:
Scott Stewart.
Writer: Scott Stewart.
Cast: Keri Russell, Jake Brennan, Josh Hamilton,
Where's it playing? Everywhere!

Felicity (yes, I know she is a real person named Keri Russell, but try telling that to the 14-year-old me that was in love with her) stars in this sci-fi/horror flick about an evil, otherworldly bird-throwing force out to get her and her family. Maybe it's aliens? Or maybe it's just her old high school crush, who finally realizes that he too loves her now that she foolhardily followed him to college.

Snitch.
Director:
Ric Roman Waugh.
Writers: Justin Haythe, Ric Roman Waugh.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal.
Where's it playing? Everywhere!

Do you smell what The Rock is cooking? Hopefully, this time, it's not a stinker. His latest action/drama/thriller is about a do-good dad who goes undercover for the DEA to right the wrongs of his son, who gets stung in a drug sting. Surprisingly, this isn't a Mark Wahlberg vehicle.

56 Up.
Directors:
Michael Apted, Paul Almond.
Cast: Michael Apted, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett.
Where's it playing? Only at The Magnolia.

The eighth entry into the Up docu-series that has spanned 49 years picks up with the same 14 British-born adults that we first met in 1964's Seven Up!, which set the table for this formula, in which the subjects' lives are documented every seven years. The goal is to give the viewer a glimpse into “an extraordinary look at the structure of life in the 20th century.” In other words: This is the true story… of 14 strangers… picked to live in Britain… and have their lives taped… to find out what happens… when people stop being polite…and start getting real British.

Orochi: The Serpent (1925).
Director:
Buntaro Futagawa.
Writer: Rokuhei Susukita.
Cast: Tsumasaburo Bando, Misao Seki, Utako Tamaki.
Where's it playing? 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Texas Theatre.

Enjoy this Japanese samurai silent classic, accompanied by a live score from Austin band Montopolis!

The Room (2003).
Director:
Tommy Wiseau.
Writer: Tommy Wiseau.
Cast: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero.
Where's it playing? Friday at Midnight at The Inwood Theatre.

The Room, the greatest worst movie, is back at The Inwood for you to throw plastic spoons at. If you've never experienced this cinematic disaster-piece on the big screen — or at all — you owe it to yourself to rectify that this weekend. If not for yourself, then do it for Johnny.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
Director:
Jim Sharman.
Writer: Jim Sharman.
Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick.
Where's it playing? Saturday at Midnight at the Inwood Theatre.

Do the time warp again. Maybe this time in costume.

Oscar Short Docs.
Where's it playing?
Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at The Texas Theatre.

It's your last chance to see them before the big night on Sunday! Saturday's slot includes King's Point, Mondays at Racine and Inocente. Sunday includes Redemption and Open Heart.

Oscar Night: Where to watch the show?

Movie Awards Viewing Party presented by 5013c Oak Cliff Foundation and the Oak Cliff Film Festival.
Where's it playing?
6 p.m. on Sunday at the Texas Theatre

The Texas Theatre will also be hosting a free viewing party for the big movie awards show where they give out those little gold men to the best films and performances of the year. It's like the Super Bowl for movie nerds!

Oscar Experience: Dallas presented by the USA Film Festival
Where's it playing?
6 p.m. on Sunday at Studio Movie Grill.

Me, myself and I will be decked out in a tux for this, hosting the official “Oscar Experience: Dallas” party presented by the USA Film Festival and benefiting their KidFilm outreach programs. Tickets start at $45, and that includes food, drinks and dessert. And the proceeds go to a good cause! The best part? You can dress to impress for the red carpet like a star — or dress for comfort and come in your PJs.

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