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Anchorman Quote-Along at Alamo Drafthouse- May 16 & 23

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Ron Burgundy loves scotch. Brick Tamland loves lamp. Champ Kind loves fun. Brian Fantana thought he was in love with a Brazilian girl once…or a Chinese girl…at any rate, it was this girl, and he made out with her. These are the men of the Channel 4 News Team and they’re here to deliver… the news.

If you’re a man who’s never been to an Anchorman Quote-Along, you’ve missed out on one of the most quote-able, drink-able, enjoyable nights of your life. And if you’re a woman who’s never been to the Anchorman Quote-Along, I encourage you to dress like a man and try your luck at getting in… it is AnchorMAN, not AnchorLADY. And that is a scientific fact.

There will be a lot of fun props for you for this show, with mustaches for all and a jazz flute for you to play along with Ron during his melodically intense seduction of Veronica Corningstone. Prepare yourself for a hilarious and insanely ridiculous ride to Pleasure Town at Thursday May 16 & 23. Buy tickets here and add it to your Do512 calendar by clicking ‘I like it’! You stay classy, Austin.

 

via Courtney Goforth

 

Drafthouse Films’ “Bullhead” @ Alamo Drafhouse Feb. 17th

With The Oscars right around the corner, it is essential that you see Drafthouse Films’ new release, Bullhead, which has been nominated for an Academy Award within the Best Foreign Language Film category. Bullhead was personally selected by the Alamo Drafthouse Founder Tim League, and is being released theatrically via the Alamo’s new film distribution branch, Drafthouse Films.

Bullhead, the directorial debut of Michael Roskam, has received international acclaim and won a plethora of awards to boot. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts in his promising breakout performance, Palm Springs IFF 2012 and the 2011 AFI festival has awarded him with “Best Actor” and ”New Auteurs Critic’s Prize For Best Actor.” Roskam has also been named one of Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch,” giving much hope for Bullhead at the upcoming Oscars awards ceremony.

Bullhead follows Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias Schoenaerts), a cattle farmer drugged on steroids and hormones, in a crime thriller that addresses revenge, redemption and facing inner demons. When Jacky Vanmarsenille goes forward with a seedy deal with an infamous meat trader, he must confront his internal turmoil and face the consequences of his risky decisions.

Bullhead was an acclaimed selection at Austin’s last Fantastic Fest as well, and because of their awesome connection to their homebase of Austin, The Alamo Drafthouse will be holding select screenings of the film for Austinite audiences. Show your support for Drafthouse Films and the riveting masterpiece Bullhead, and make sure to take your age-appropriate friends/family/significant others on a post-Valentine’s rendezvous to one of Austin’s fine Alamo Drafthouse locations to see it, starting February 17th.

Over the Top at the Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz

Ever heard the phrase, so ugly it’s cute? Well, Over the Top is so ridiculous that it is great! Even the title of the film acknowledges how outrageous it is, or is it an arm wrestling term? Firstly, Sylvester Stallone is a professional arm-wrestler named Lincoln Hawks, who makes a living as a truck driver. Stay with me. After losing his wife, Hawks decides to make amends with his estranged son. So the big, tough arm wrestler is a softy? Apparently, because, he picks up his son from prep school and the two them take Hawks’ big rig to the national arm wrestling competition in Las Vegas.

Pretty awesome, right? Vegas, arm wrestling and eighteen-wheelers? I’m sold! This movie was released in 1987, so expect a rad soundtrack and some epic montages. What would a Stallone movie be without a montage? Although the overall plot of Over the Top is, well, a bit over the top, Stallone and his son are able to rebuild their relationship, and who doesn’t like a happy ending?  So, buy your tickets for Over the Top playing at the Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz on Friday 01/13 at 9:01 pm and Wednesday 01/18 at 7:01pm. There will be an arm wrestling competition before the screening, so start practicing!