If there’s one thing audiences have learned over the last few years, it’s that any aliens that do land on Earth will have one thing on their minds — eating humans. Whether it’s the "Sleestak on steroids"-looking aliens from COWBOYS & ALIENS or it’s the appendage-munching monstrosity from SUPER 8, this summer’s films about extraterrestrials have had more ill-fated encounters with the third kind than Stephen Hawkings can dream up in one soul-crushing press release designed to rob humans of their hope for first contact.
Sometimes its nice to remember simplier times — when alien encounters meant sharing Reese's Pieces and bonding over STAR WARS action figures. That’s why all this week the Alamo Drafthouse at Mason Park is showing E.T. for free. Through Friday, we’ll be screening the film at 11 AM for anybody who wants to see the classic Steven Speilberg film on the big screen — and in 35mm!
You don’t have to lay in bed all day planning on how you’re going to possibly surround yourself with enough half empty glasses of water and baseball bats in case the aliens from M. Night Shyamalan's SIGNS decide to pay your house a visit — live the candy-colored haze of Amblin Entertainment hopes and dreams where the only thing you have to worry about regarding a visit from an E.T. is the crappy Atari game that will eventually accompany it.