Black Christmas Deconstructing the Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour Die Hard Elf Fanny and Alexander Film Games Godzilla Home Alone How the Grinch Stole Christmas Ishiro Honda: A Life In Film It's a Wonderful Life Jim Henson’s Holiday Special La Traviata Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki Roma Slay Belles Special Screenings The Boss Baby The House That Jack Built The Polar Express They Shall Not Grow Old Tokyo Godfathers

Down In Fraggle Rock . . . [Special Screenings, Dec. 13-20]

Down In Fraggle Rock . . . [Special Screenings, Dec. 13-20]
The Belles of Fraggle Rock. Photograph courtesy Fathom Occasions

Roma. Alfonso Cuarón’s new, semi-autobiographical, and (based mostly on the trailers) gorgeously shot black-and-white drama follows a yr within the lifetime of a younger home employee (Yalitza Aparicio) and the middle-class Mexico Metropolis household she works for within the early 1970s. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Thurs., Dec. 13, 12:30, three:45, 7 & 9:55 p.m. $Eight-$11; additionally at Artwork Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Lengthy Seashore, (562) 438-5435; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Thurs., Dec. 13, 12:45, three:30 & 9:15 p.m.; Fri., 12:45, three:30, 6:15, 9 p.m.; Sat., three:45, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m.; Solar., 1, three:45, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., Dec. 20, midday, three, 6 & 9 p.m. $Eight.50-$11.50; and Administrators Reduce Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs., Dec. 13, 1:15, four:15, 7:15 & 10:15 p.m. $9.50-$12.50.

Fanny and Alexander: The Full Tv Model. The month-long Ingmar Bergman retrospective concludes together with his uncut 1982 masterpiece a few household in turn-of-the-century Sweden, the place the younger youngsters expertise numerous comedies and tragedies. We’re speaking the 312-minute model that performed on Swedish TV, not the Oscar winner that had two hours trimmed earlier than its U.S. launch. Introduced in Swedish with English subtitles. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Dec. 13, 1 & 7 p.m.; Solar., 11 a.m. $7-$10.

It’s a Fantastic Life. In Frank Capra’s 1946 vacation basic, a banker (Jimmy Stewart) is getting ready to suicide after dropping his city’s cash. He finds out what life can be like with out him from an angel with out wings (Henry Travers). Convey snacks and drinks, however no booze lest you get the ol’ Mr. Potter remedy. Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., Dec. 13, 1 p.m. Free; additionally at Regency Lido Theater, 3459 By way of Lido, Newport Seashore, (949) 673-8350. Fri.-Mon., 1 & 7 p.m. $9-$11.50; the Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Solar., 1:30, four:30 & 7:30 p.m. $7-$10; and Administrators Reduce Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $Eight.

Hola Mexico Movie Fest: ÀComo matar a un esposo muerto? (Like Killing a Lifeless Husband). The fest closes with Joel Núñez Arocha and Conrado Martinez’s comedy, which was impressed by true occasions. A devoted mom of two should destroy her ex-husband and his legacy after the womanizing businessman dies unexpectedly and leaves his fortune and the custody of his daughters to his brother. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Dec. 13, 7 p.m. $7-$10.

By no means-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki. Academy Award-winning director, animator and Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro) introduced his retirement at age 72 in 2013. However the grasp of hand-drawn anime couldn’t overcome a burning want to create. Filmed over two years and introduced in Japanese with English subtitles, this new documentary exhibits Miyazaki overcoming struggles to create his first computer-animated movie, the brief Boro the Caterpillar. AMC Orange 30 on the Retailers, 20 Metropolis Blvd. W., Orange, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy on the District, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Seashore, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Seashore, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark on the Pike Theaters, 99 S. Pine Ave., Lengthy Seashore, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Huge Newport 6, 300 Newport Middle Dr., Newport Seashore, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, 255 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Middle Stadium 22, 26602 Towne Middle Dr., Foothill Ranch, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, 65 Fortune Dr., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Lengthy Seashore Stadium 26, 7501 E. Carson, Lengthy Seashore, (844) 462-7342; Regal Backyard Grove Stadium 16, 9741 Chapman Ave., Backyard Grove, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Dec. 13 & Tues., 7:30 p.m. $12.50.

Slay Belles. Dan Walker’s new horror flick is about three cosplayers (Kristina Klebe, Susan Slaughter and Hannah Wagner) breaking into Santa Land for Christmas Eve partying. Confronted by Krampus, the trio joins forces with Santa Claus (Barry Bostwick) to defeat the evil demon. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Dec. 13, 10 p.m. $7-$10.

The Home That Jack Constructed. Lars von Trier’s new horror-thriller seems to be at 5 incidents that formed the event of an American serial killer (Matt Dillon) within the 1970s. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri. & Solar., 9 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., Dec. 17-20, 10 p.m. $7-$10.

The Rocky Horror Image Present. The pioneering midnight film begins with the automotive of sweethearts Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) breaking down close to the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The transvestite scientist’s house additionally hosts a rocking biker (Meat Loaf), a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien) and various freaks, together with a hunk of beefcake named “Rocky.” Stay shadow-cast troupe Okay.A.O.S. performs in Santa Ana, whereas it’s Midnight Madness in Lengthy Seashore. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11:30 p.m. $7-$10; additionally at Artwork Theatre; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $Eight.50-$11.50.

The Met: Reside in HD: La Traviata. Michael Mayer’s Metropolitan Opera manufacturing of the Verdi tragedy is first introduced reside on the large display, after which as a taped encore, with each sung in Italian with English subtitles. Germont (baritone Quinn Kelsey) destroys the love of his son (tenor Juan Diego Flórez) and the opera’s basic heroine Violetta (soprano Diana Damrau). AMC Marina Pacifica, 6346 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Lengthy Seashore, (562) 430-8790; AMC Orange 30 on the Retailers, (714) 769-4288 (no encore); AMC Tustin Legacy on the District, (714) 258-7036 (no Dec. 19, 1 p.m.); Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Seashore, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark on the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Middle Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Lengthy Seashore Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Regal Backyard Grove Stadium 16, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Sat., 9:55 a.m. (reside); Wed., 1 & 6:30 p.m. (encore). $18-$24.

Deconstructing the Beatles: Magical Thriller Tour. Composer, music historian and Beatles fanatic Scott Freiman returns to interrupt down one other Fab 4 venture and songs: the one-hour, 1967 psychedelic movie they wrote and directed and the tracks “Blue Jay Way,” “I Am the Walrus,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “The Fool On the Hill” and extra. Artwork Theatre; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Sat.-Solar., 11 a.m. $Eight.50-$11.50.

Residence Alone. In Chris Columbus’ sensible 1990 resurrection of bodily comedy, an Eight-year-old boy (Macaulay Culkin), who’s mistakenly left house by his European-vacationing household, should spend the vacations defending himself and his house from a few knuckleheaded burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., midday, 2:30 & 5 p.m.; Solar., 5:30 & Eight p.m. $7-$10.

Canelo vs. Rocky. Boxers Canelo Alvarez and Rocky Fielding conflict reside for the Tremendous Middleweight world championship. AMC Orange 30 on the Retailers, (714) 769-4288; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Seashore, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark on the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Massive Newport 6, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Middle Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Lengthy Seashore Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Sat., 6 p.m. $20.

Godzilla (1954) + Ishiro Honda: A Life In Movie Q&A and E-book Signing. Los Angeles Arts Society presents Ishiro Honda’s basic that spawned a franchise that continues to today (Godzilla vs. Kong is due in 2020). In the unique, American nuclear testing unleashes a dinosaur-like beast that tramples by way of Tokyo. A post-screening Q&A options Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski, authors of Ishiro Honda: A Life in Movie, from Godzilla to Kurosawa, which is on the market for buy and signing within the foyer. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 7 p.m. $12.

The Polar Categorical. Robert Zemeckis directed and co-wrote (from Chris Van Allsburg’s guide) this 2004 computer-animated household movie. A younger boy embarks on a magical journey to the North Pole on the practice Polar Categorical. Tom Hanks voiced Hero Boy, the daddy, the conductor, a hobo, Scrooge and Santa Claus. Convey your personal blanket to guard the indoor gymnasium flooring. Meals is obtainable, however you may as well deliver your personal. Metropolis Health club and Pool, 1600 Palm Ave., Huntington Seashore, (714) 960-8884. Sat., doorways open, 7:15 p.m.; screening, Eight p.m. Free; additionally at Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Wed. Name for present time. $9.

Jim Henson’s Vacation Particular. Two vacation specials helmed by the Muppets’ creator have been remastered. Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, which options music by Paul Williams, is a few poor household making an attempt to win a $50 expertise present prize to allow them to afford presents. The Bells of Fraggle Rock has Gobo Fraggle venturing to the middle of Fraggle Rock to determine why the spirit of the season eludes him. This occasion features a new featurette and a particular visitor. AMC Orange 30 on the Retailers, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy on the District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Seashore, (800) 967-1932; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Massive Newport 6, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Middle Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Lengthy Seashore Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Regal Backyard Grove Stadium 16, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Solar., 1 & four p.m. $10-$12.50.

Tokyo Godfathers. The guts-tugging 2003 anime from Satoshi Kon (Good Blue, Paprika) begins on a snowy Christmas Eve, when three homeless pals uncover an deserted child rummaging by way of a Tokyo dump. With solely a observe and some trinkets as clues, the trio units out to seek out the infant’s mother and father. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues., 2:30, 5:30, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. $7-$10.

They Shall Not Develop Previous. Fathom Occasions and Warner Bros. current Peter Jackson’s “most personal” movie, a World Conflict I documentary culled from archival footage and 600 hours of BBC interviews. Via colorization, 3D applied sciences and state-of-the-art restoration, Jackson goals to current the genuine experiences of the British troopers who lived them. The filmmaker recorded a particular introduction, and his movie is adopted by a making-of featurette. Some theaters current each 3D and non-3D variations. AMC Fullerton 20, 1001 S. Lemon St., Fullerton, (714) 992-6962; AMC Orange 30 on the Retailers, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy on the District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Seashore, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark on the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Massive Newport 6, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Middle Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Lengthy Seashore Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Market Place Stadium 10, 13782 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Metro Pointe Stadium 12, 901 South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 428-0962; Regal Backyard Grove Stadium 16, (844) 462-7342; Regal La Habra Stadium 16, 1351 W. Imperial Hwy., La Habra, (562) 690-4909; www.fathomevents.com. Mon., four & 7 p.m. $15.

Black Christmas. Photograph courtesy Funding Ltd. of Canada

Black Christmas. HorrorBuzz.com presents this 1974 Canadian slasher from Bob Clark, who is best recognized for A Christmas Story, Rhinestone and a few the Porky’s films. However Black Christmas truly capped a horror trilogy from the filmmaker. The hosts (Margot Kidder and Olivia Hussey) of a college-sorority-house Christmas social gathering obtain crank calls from a baddie who more and more proves to be nearer than initially believed. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues., 2:30, 5:30, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. $7-$10.

Die Onerous. John McClane (Bruce Willis, within the position that made him an action-movie celebrity) tries to cease a terrorist plot to take everybody hostage on the firm Christmas celebration of his ex-wife (Bonnie Bedelia) in a downtown Los Angeles high-rise. Go see it if solely to find out whether or not you agree with Willis that Die Arduous is just not a Christmas film. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed.-Thurs., Dec. 20, 2:30, 5 & Eight p.m. $7-$10.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It’s Ron Howard’s 2000 adaptation of the Dr. Seuss ebook with Jim Carrey starring because the title character dwelling on the outskirts of Whoville, whose Christmas he’s hellbent on spoiling. Pacific Metropolis, Degree 2 (close to Saint Marc and Smocking Birds), 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Seashore; www.gopacificcity.com/occasions/. Wed., 6 p.m. Free.

Elf. The Thursday Matinee movie collection concludes this month’s theme “Holiday Classics” with Jon Favreau’s 2003 comedy a few grown man (Will Ferrell) in inexperienced tights wreaking havoc on elves and Santa’s village due to his measurement. He’s despatched to New York Metropolis to find his actual id and that his dad is Jimmy Fucking Caan—KICKASS! Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., Dec. 20, 1 p.m. Free.

The Boss Child. This 2017 DreamWorks Animation manufacturing is definitely fairly well-done, because of Michael McCullers’ creative adaptation of Marla Frazee’s image guide; director Tom McGrath’s professional pacing that’ll hold the eyes of adults and youngsters on the display; and the vocal skills of Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire and particularly Alec Baldwin because the title character. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m. Free.

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