Dollar Days: Movie madness
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
If you head out to The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island tonight, I guarantee the following will be stuck in your head: “There are no cats in America, and the streets are paved with cheese.”
While it may not be true in our world, it’s what a young Russian mouse named Fievel believes America is like in the animated film “An American Tale.”
A favorite film of mine growing up, this tale is sure to entertain the family “beneath the pale moonlight” as they float around The Sanctuary pool.
The film begins at 8:45 p.m. and admission is free. The Loggerhead Grill will extend its hours through the end of the event so that patrons may purchase food and beverages.
For more info, go to www.kiawahresort.com/accommodations/the- sanctuary or call 768-6296.
Summer Kid Series
What do a whale-washing fish and a vegetarian shark have in common?
A lot more than you might think. If you don’t believe me, check out James Island 8 Cinema’s showing of “Shark Tale.”
And while the DreamWorks tale may sound like it’s purely for kids, I can guarantee that adults will enjoy it, too, as there is some subtle, and not so subtle, humor aimed at a more mature audience. And let’s not forget the all-star cast voicing the characters: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, Jack Black and Angelina Jolie, just to name a few.
The $2 show (the price also covers a drink and popcorn) starts at 10 a.m. today.
For more info, call 762-4904.
Yet another kid-friendly film by DreamWorks is “Puss in Boots.” (You know you said that just like Antonio Banderas does in “Shrek 2.”)
This time around, the once supporting player gets his own film, showing the events that happened before Puss meets up with Shrek and Donkey. And if you love all the fairytale nuances in the Shrek films, you won’t be disappointed as Puss teams up with the likes of Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Little Boy Blue and more.
The free Wednesday show begins at 8:30 p.m. on the Village Green at Freshfields Village.
Outdoor Film Fest
While everyone has been playing nice, Cinebarre swings for the fences by showing the raunchy adult comedy “Superbad.”
Verging on cult classic status, the R-rated movie stars Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen and Emma Stone in the story of two co-dependent high school seniors who are forced to deal with separation anxiety while trying to attend a booze-soaked party.
Cinebarre in Mount Pleasant will show the film for free on its outdoor screen. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday and the movie rolls at dark.
For more info, go to cinebarre.com.