The Matrix. It’s the 20th-anniversary of the Wachowskis’ 1999 sci-fi basic that completely captured the turn-of-the-century paranoia zeitgeist. A pc hacker (Keanu Reeves) is plucked from his regular routine by a mysterious band of rebels decided to show him the reality concerning the nature of his actuality. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Jan. three & Sat. Go to web site for present occasions. $7-$10.
Discovering Neverland. This month’s Thursday Matinee Movie Collection theme is “About the Author.” Marc Forster’s 2004 bio-drama is concerning the friendship between writer Sir J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) and the household who impressed him to create Peter Pan. Convey snacks and drinks however no booze lest a hook replaces your hand. Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., Jan. three, 1 p.m. Free.
The Favorite. In Yorgos Lanthimos’ new bio-dramedy, Woman Sarah (Rachel Weisz) secretly governs early 18th century England for her shut good friend Queen Anne (Olivia Colman), who’s in ailing well being and dangerous mood. When servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, a charmed Sarah takes her underneath her wing, which the newcomer sees as giving her a shot at returning to her aristocratic roots. Artwork Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Lengthy Seashore, (562) 438-5435; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Thurs., Jan. three, 1:30, four, 6:30 & 9 p.m. $eight.50-$11.50.
Twisted Pair. Author/director Neil Breen performs equivalent twins who turn out to be hybrid artificial-intelligence entities torn in several instructions to realize justice for humanity. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Jan. three, eight p.m. $7-$10.
On the Foundation of Intercourse. In Mimi Leder’s new bio-drama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) struggles for equal rights and with what she has to beat to turn into a U.S. Supreme Courtroom Justice. Administrators Reduce Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Opens Fri. Name theater for present occasions and ticket costs.
Roma. Frida’s Director of the Month is Alfonso Cuarón’s, which is handy for him as a result of out now’s his new, semi-autobiographical, gorgeously shot black-and-white drama. It 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. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri.-Thurs., Jan. 10. Go to web site for present occasions. $7-$10.
Stan and Ollie. Photograph courtesy Sony Footage Classics
Stan and Ollie. Laurel and Hardy (Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly), the world’s most well-known comedy duo, attempt to reignite their movie profession as they embark on what turns into their swan music: a grueling theater tour of post-war Britain. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Opens Fri. Name theater for present occasions and ticket costs.
The Mummy. Nostalgic Nebula presents a 20th-anniversary screening of Stephen Sommers’ 1999 action-adventure flick about treasure-seeking explorers within the Sahara Desert of 1925 stumbling upon an historic tomb. Led by Brendan Fraser, the group unwittingly releases a three,000-year-old legacy of terror that’s embodied within the vengeful reincarnation of an Egyptian priest who had been sentenced to an eternity as one of many dwelling lifeless. Attendees can take a photograph with the Mummy within the foyer and take heed to Nostalgic Nebula String Quartet’s tackle Jerry Goldsmith’s film rating. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., doorways open, 7:30 p.m.; string quartet, adopted by the movie, eight p.m. $15.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Honoring the work of Frida’s Director of the Month continues with Alfonso Cuarón’s 2004 strong contribution to the fantasy franchise that adapts J.Okay. Rowling books. Convicted assassin Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) breaks out of Wizards Jail and comes after Harry (Daniel Radcliffe). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat.-Solar. Go to web site for present occasions. $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 residence 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 Midnight Madness performs. Artwork Theatre; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $eight.50-$11.50.
Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Premiere. Crunchyroll Film Night time presents an unique first take a look at Episode 1 from Season 2 earlier than it premieres in Japan. It’s introduced in Japanese with English subtitles. For many who haven’t had an opportunity to get caught up on Mob’s story as a strong esper, or for those who want a refresher, the screening occasion consists of unique video animation that recaps the primary season from Reigen’s perspective. The enjoyable begins with a particular welcome from Setsuo Ito, the voice of Mob. AMC Orange 30 on the Retailers, 20 Metropolis Blvd. W., Orange, (714) 769-4288; 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. Sat., 12:55 p.m. $12.50.
Workplace Area. Idiocracy/Silicon Valley/King of the Hill/Beavis and ButtheadÊcreator Mike Decide wrote and directed this hilarious cult basic that debuted—able to really feel previous?—20 years in the past. The story navigates the often-depressing world of workplace work, making it immediately relatable to anybody imprisoned in a cubicle. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues. Go to web site for present occasions. $7-$10.
Struggle Membership. It’s a 20th-anniversary screening of David Fincher’s satirical story—from screenwriter Jim Uhls’ adaptation of the Chuck Palahniuk story—that tackles (or, somewhat, punches) social isolation and religious disconnection and the steadily inappropriate methods during which we try and alleviate this angst. Brad Pitt stars in lunatic Adonis mode and Edward Norton co-stars in Edward Norton mode. The battle scenes will not be for the weak of abdomen. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed.-Thurs., Jan. 10. Go to web site for present occasions. $7-$10.
Man On Wire. It’s a gasp-inducing documentary on Philippe Petit, who on Aug. 7, 1974, pulled what was recognized on the time because the “artistic crime of the century.” The younger Frenchman stepped onto a wire suspended between the World Commerce Middle’s Twin Towers in New York and danced for an hour and not using a security internet earlier than he was arrested. Artwork Theatre; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Wed., 7 p.m. $eight.50-$11.50.
Rachel Hollis Presents: Made for Extra. The documentary’s topic is Mom of 4, The Stylish Website founder/CEO and writer of the best-seller Woman, Wash Your Face. Rachel Hollis hopes her story evokes ladies to chase their largest goals. AMC Orange 30 on the Retailers, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy on the District, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin, (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 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. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $15.
Prime Gun. Earlier than Prime Gun: Maverick hits theaters in 2020, see Tony Scott’s 1986 air action-drama about macho college students of an elite U.S. fighter-pilot faculty competing to be greatest in school. They embrace ol’ Maverick himself (Tom Cruise), who can also be after the guts of a instructor (Kelly McGillis). Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.
Shakespeare In Love. Photograph courtesy Common Footage
Shakespeare In Love. Within the 1998 Academy Award-winning Greatest Image, author Tom Stoppard and director John Madden have younger William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) struck by the love bug after he discovers ardent theater-lover Woman Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow, in her Oscar-winning efficiency) has dressed up as a person to get forged because the male lead in Romeo and Juliet. This month’s Thursday Matinee Movie Collection theme is “About the Author.” Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., Jan. 10, 1 p.m. Free.
Modest Heroes: Ponoc Brief Movies Theatre, Quantity 1. GKIDS and Fathom Occasions current the U.S. nationwide debut of the animated anthology from Studio Ponoc, the brand new Japanese animation studio based by Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Story of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There). Modest Heroes is a set of tales (by nice anime expertise): “Kanini & Kanino” (Hiromasa Yonebayashi); “Life Ain’t Gonna Lose” (Yoshiyuki Momose); and “Invisible” (Akihiko Yamashita). Attendees additionally view a behind-the-scenes unique on the making of the challenge. 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 Huge 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. Thurs., Jan. 10, 7 p.m. (dubbed; additionally displaying Jan. 12, 12:55 p.m. in Japanese with English subtitles). $12.50.
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