Monday, December 17, 2007

Weekanerd NYC: The Orphanage, Bendis and Brubaker, Danny Glover, and Movie Geek Deathmatch

Monday, December 17
The new film by the director of Pan's Labyrinth, this is another children in fantastic metaphysical peril story. Tickets are $18 (cheaper if you're a member of the Museum of the Moving Image, but who is?), and you get the added value of director Jaun Antonio Bayona, writer Sergio G. Sanchez and actress Belen Rueda live and in person.

Bendis & Bru, more screenings and movie trivia, after the jump...

Tuesday, December 18
  • 20% Off Sale
  • All Day @ Jim Hanley's Universe, 4 West 33rd St., Manhattan
New York's only live comic book talk show is celebrating their one year anniversary with some serious NAMES. Comic giants Bendis and Brubaker (gape), along with Casanova scribe Matt Fraction and SNL upstart Bill Hader. Obviously it's sold out, but if you're in it to win it, there will be a limited number of tickets available at the door that'll go on sale at 6pm; get in line early. This is the best comic talk you're going to see round these parts outside of Comic Con, and it's all for five measly bucks.

Wednesday, December 19
Apparently Danny Glover is starring in a new John Sayles movie called Honeydripper. How'd I miss that? This evening will mostly be Glover talking about his career, plus an intro by Sayles, scenes from the movie and a blues guitar performance by Gary Clark Jr. And maybe someone will persuade Glover to say "I'm getting too old for this shit", but probably not. Tickets are $18.

Thursday, December 20
Movie Geek is not so much a show as an off-Broadway phenomenon that will not die. I know, because I've done video work for it's various incarnations for the last, oh, three years? Help me. This newest version takes the form of a movie-trivia game show, and will likely resemble a berserk live-action version of Scene It. Tickets are $15 bucks, but if you participate you stand to win prizes that may or may not be equal in value to $15, so there's that..

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