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Best movie weekend of the summer: PONYO, IN THE LOOP & DISTRICT 9

DIST9_WldPst_27x40_4There's something for everybody this weekend. Miyazaki's PONYO is at the Village in ultrabright Digital Projection courtesy of our next-wave Sony 4K projection system. Surely every serious Miyazaki fan will want to catch it in the optimal image quality and with a Ghibli-filled preshow. We've got you covered on both of those counts.

At Lamar we have DISTRICT 9. Unless you live in a decrepit abandoned spaceship, you've probably heard how UNBELIVABLY AMAZING it is. And it's a fact. As Harry Knowles pointed out, it "will heretofore be spoken of alongside such films as ALIENS, THE THING and 2001." See it with an "only at the Alamo" preshow of hotshot director Neill Blomkamp's short films and TV commercials. At DISTRICT 9, you'll really appreciate the extra care we put into our projection and sound systems. No busted sub-woofers like those mall theaters, just pure ecstasy.

Also at Lamar we have the movie A.O. Scott of the New York Times calls "by far the funniest political satire in recent memory," IN THE LOOP. Turns out that the last decade or so has made the U.S. and Britain a pretty massive target for satire and Armando Iannucci and company go in with guns blazing. If you're a fan of BBC America, you know Iannucci's work already. Even if you don't, all you need is a brain and a sense of humor to have the time of your life.

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