This Week in Rep Cinema: Cabin in the Woods, Body Heat, The Raid, Fathers Day, The Rules of Attraction
This Week in Rep Cinema features second-run and classic film selections from cinemas such as the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, The Fox, The Revue, The Royal, Toronto Underground Cinema, the Projection Booth, TIFF Bell Lightbox, and more.
Sex, drugs and danger rule the cinema this week, with a sexologist-run discussion of lust and danger at TIFF, martial arts experts and crime lords duke it out at The Royal, serial killers ruin a charming holiday at the Projection Booth and while audiences continue to ignore Snow White and the Huntsman, take the opportunity for another peek at Chris Hemsworth's other assets in a little film from the spring called Cabin in the Woods.
TUESDAY JUNE 5 / CABIN IN THE WOODS / REVUE CINEMA / 9:30PM
Recently, theatres have been dominated by Chris Hemsworth and Joss Whedon with Avengers, but this spring they were both attached to a surprise hit--something that may have been hard to predict considering the film sat unreleased for three years. But Cabin in the Woods drummed up some amazing pre-release excitement and a strong marketing campaign kept the buzz rolling. Although it's not quite the game-changing horror film some made it out to be, it's an extremely fun satire of the genre. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the cinema.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 6 / BODY HEAT WITH DR. ROBIN MILHAUSEN / TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX / 7PM
The story of a woman who convinces her lover to help murder her husband? Sure, sounds simple enough. But what pushes a man to go to such extremes? In the midst of an extreme heat wave, is there some innate sexual urge behind his decision to obey her? This may seem like an unlikely choice for TIFF's Science on Film series but Dr. Robin Milhausen, noted sexologist, professor and former host of TV talk show Sex, Toys & Chocolate, aims to explain why it fits the science theme perfectly. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online or at the cinema.
THURSDAY JUNE 7 / THE RAID / ROYAL CINEMA / 9:30PM
Indonesian film The Raid impressed and excited audiences during its world premiere at TIFF last September, leaving with the coveted Midnight Madness award and building up steam at Sundance. But really? It's a fairly simple premise executed to perfection; cops invading a slum to drag out a crime lord, but featuring amazing fight choreography and a fairly tight script, leaving little time for the action to get stale. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the cinema.
SATURDAY JUNE 9 / FATHER'S DAY / PROJECTION BOOTH / 9PM
Just in time for Father's Day (or at least, a week early) comes a Troma film you probably don't ever want to take your father to. Father's Day features a world terrorized by a sadistic serial killer who tortures, violates and cannibalizes one preferred demographic: fathers. Every year when the calendar scrolls down to mid-June, fathers arm themselves in terror of the next attack. Except this year, a man whose own father was killed by the murderer plans on getting his revenge. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased online or at the cinema.
SUNDAY JUNE 10 / THE RULES OF ATTRACTION / TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX / 8PM
Bret Easton Ellis's Rules of Attraction is a debauched film that manages to contain some unique elements, making it worthy of a revisit or two. A storyline that is excessively cyclical, characters with such narcissism that you're unsure whether to trust their own narration (see: American Psycho) and a willingness to expose emotional trauma and tragedy--these elements unite to create film allegedly about a trio of college students in a love triangle, when really it's much more. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the cinema or online.
- Bully - Royal Cinema - Tues June 5 - 7pm
- Canada at the Coronation - NFB Mediatheque - Wed June 6 - 4pm
- Sing-a-long-a Grease - TIFF Bell Lightbox - Sat June 9 - 7pm
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Film still from The Cabin in the Woods