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UPCOMING SHOWS:

Bad Movie Night
(Most) Every Sunday
August 3, 2014:
planet of the apes

August 2014's theme:
Planet(s) of the Apes.
Snapshots from the Epicenter:
Installation no. V

Saturday, July 26

Photos and videos
by KRK Dominguez.
 
 
 


Past Dark Room events: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008








Snapshots from the Epicenter:
Installation no. V

Snapshots from the Epicenter: Installation no. V



Sellect photographs: circa 1988-2014
KRK Dominguez

Photo Exhibit: 6:00-8:00pm (Free)
Video Screening: 8:00-9:00pm (Admission Required)



Tickets for Video Screening: $6-8 at the door, or in advance via Paypal:



Saturday, July 26, 2014
Photo Exhibit: 6:00pm / Video Screening: 8:00pm





Bad Movie Night

Bad Movie Night


Every Sunday 8PM $6.99

In the tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000,
except you can't tell which ones are the robots.
- David Manning

Cinema is our culture's dominant art form.
It holds up a mirror to who we are.
It reflects our society, our dreams, our hopes, our fears.
Our films are how future generations are going to judge us.

Unfortunately, most of them suck.

Seriously, though - ever notice how you can't walk down the street or open a magazine or stand in line at a store or simply exist without ads for some dumbass multi-zillion dollar movie about a talking kangaroo being shoved down your throat?

And then they expect you to pay fifteen dollars to see it in some googolplex, and after sitting through a half hour of commercials? Or watch it on DVD and have to sit through even more commercials and anti-piracy ads that you can't skip past? Doesn't it all just piss you off?

If so - or if you just like to have a good time - then Bad Movie Night is for you.

Laugh with the hosts riffing on the movie. Yell your own comments. Try to figure out what the hell "Skull Films!" means. Help yourself to the free popcorn. Enjoy the non-alcoholic beverage of your choice purchased from the store across the street. Don't worry if the guy behind the counter glares at you. He does that to everyone.

Best of all, only pay six measly bucks (and ninety-nine measly cents).

Join us.

Read!Sherilyn Connelly's 2007 essay about Bad Movie Night at Medialoper.
The Top 10 "Wait, What?" Moments from Bad Movie Night, Part 1: A - M,
and Part 2: N - Z, from 2011 on sfweekly.com.
Listen!A bootleg of our 1/6/08 show (Snakes on a Plane),
recorded by Giannii.
Obey!The Bad Movie Survival Guide on io9, written by us.
Pine!All the Bad Movie Nights you missed from
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2005-2006!
If you'd rather not wait for several dozen MBs of graphics to load,
here's a bare-bones alphabetical list of all the movies we've done.
Scroll!Through the previous monthly banners, just because.
Listen More!Peter Finch's Fog Files covering Bad Movie Night,
Mystery Science Theater 3000, and movie riffing in general.


August 2014





Sunday, August 3, 2014
8PM, $6.99


planet of the apes
(planet of the apes)



planet of the apes "You maniacs!

You blew it up!

Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"

Admit it: that's exactly what you were all thinking while The Dark Room was closed for those mysterious "renovations and repairs," right?

Some of you? Maybe? Hello?

Well, we didn't blow nothin' up, though you have every right to god damn us all to hell because we're returning with quite possibly the only movie include the words "planet," "of," the," and "apes" that everyone agrees is a good movie.



And yet we're gonna riff on it anyway, and its four sequels, which nobody really thinks are all that great.

But feel free to god damn us all to hell for it, anyway. You've earned it.



Your hosts Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, and Tristan Buckner
wonder if Man still makes war against his brother, and lets his
neighbor's children starve. (Hey, we've been out of it for a while.)



Upcoming Phlegms:









August 10, 2014 Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Ever looked beneath a monkey at the zoo? Just sayin'.
Subterranean pandemonium reigns.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mikl-Em, Ira Emsig, and other bombs.




Escape from the Planet of the Apes August 17, 2014 Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Is it truly an escape when you wind up in 1970s America? Discuss.
Plaid wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, Alexia Staniotes, and other Milos.


August 24, 2014 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Later remade as Rise of the Planet of the Apes. (Long story.).
Rich Corinthian pandemonium reigns.

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mikl-Em, Tim Kay, and other conquistadors.


Battle for the Planet of the Apes August 31, 2014 Battle for the Planet of the Apes
No, a "battle" is not the same as a "conquest." Shut up. Stop asking questions.
Series-ending wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, Rose Lacy, and other lawgivers.




Getaway September 7, 2014 Getaway (2013)
More like "stayaway," amirite?
Hawkelike wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, Ziad Ezzat, and other Selenas.


September 14, 2014 Fast & Furious 6
Answering all your unanswered questions from Fast Five, except for "Why not call it Fast Six?"
Nos-fueled pandemonium reigns.

Fast & Furious 6
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, Tim Kay, and other Walkers.


Need for Speed September 21, 2014 Need for Speed
At least Aaron Paul can take comfort in the fact that Bryan Cranston's post-Breaking Bad work has also been pretty bad.
Crystal blue wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, Alexia Staniotes, and other bitches.


September 28, 2014 Gone in Sixty Seconds (1974)
Men with hair-helmets crash cars. Lots of cars.
Minutes of pandemonium reign.

Gone in Sixty Seconds
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mike Spiegelman, Tristan Buckner, and other Elanors.




Psycho III October 5, 2014 Psycho III
Maybe they'll get it right this time, huh?
Perkinsian wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, Chris Rockey, and other mothers.


October 12, 2014 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
An apt subtitle, since it describes trying to watch this movies.
Diminshing pandemonium reigns.

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Ira Emsig, Tim Kay, and other pinheads.


A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors October 19, 2014 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Possibly the best Nightmare sequel and the best Renny Harlin film, which ain't sayin' much.
Jungian wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mikl-Em, Alexia Staniotes, and other Kreugers.


October 26, 2014 Halloween III: Season of the Witch
John Carpenter tries an orginal idea for a Halloween sequel. What a silly, silly man.
---- pandemonium reigns.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Dan Foley, Tristan Buckner, and other pumpkinheads.






Gone in 60 Seconds November 2, 2014 Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Men with 90s hair crash cars. Also, Angelina.
More minutes of wackiness ensue.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, Alexia Staniotes, and other International Systems of Unit.


November 9, 2014 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Angelina and her husband shoot guns and look sexy or whatever.
Matrimonial pandemonium reigns.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Mikl-Em, Tim Kay, and other Messrs.




Wanted November 16, 2014 Wanted
Angelina shoots guns and looks sexy or whatever, this time without her husband.
Unrequested wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, Ira Emsig, and other redundancies.


November 23, 2014 Salt
Angelina shoots more guns and looks sexy or whatever, this time replacing Tom Cruise.
High-sodium pandemonium reigns.

Salt
Hosts: Jim Fourniadis, Alexia Staniotes, Rose Lacy, and other chlorides.


Maleficent November 30, 2014 Maleficent
For the sin of being almost 40, Angelina's guns are taken away and she's told to put on a witch costume.
Sleepy wackiness ensues.
Hosts: Sherilyn Connelly, Mike Spiegelman, Dan Foley, and other spindles.






12/7/14:Santa Claus: The Movie

12/14/14:It's a Wonderful Life

12/21/14:The Polar Express

12/28/14:The Nutcracker in 3-D





The itty-bitty Bad Movie Night Archive links: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005-2006