A Man and His Dog [Special Screenings, Sept. 21-28]
Courtesy NY Dog Film Festival

A Man and His Dog [Special Screenings, Sept. 21-28]

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures added a third 35th-anniversary screening of director Nicholas Meyer's cut of the 1985 movie that jumped off the original Star Trek television series episode "The Space Seed." Longtime Starfleet nemesis Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban) is alive and well but marooned on a seemingly lifeless planet. When he's discovered by Chekov (Walter Koenig), Khan stops at nothing to exact revenge against the man who exiled him on the barren world: Commander James T. Kirk (William Shatner). AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, 20 City Blvd. W., Orange, (714) 769-4288; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange, (714) 532-9558; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, 65 Fortune Dr., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, 7501 E. Carson, Long Beach, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Sept. 21, 2 & 7 p.m. $12.50.

The Grand Budapest Hotel. Frida's Wes Anderson tribute continues with his 2014 crime dramedy that won four Oscars and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy. The film follows Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the world wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes Gustave's most trusted friend. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Sept. 21, 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.

Smurfs: The Lost Village. Family Movie Night presents the recent animated film that has a mysterious map sending Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest to the biggest secret in Smurf history. Fullerton Main Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738.6327. Thurs., Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. Free.

The LEGO Batman Movie
The LEGO Batman Movie
DC Entertainment

The LEGO Batman Movie. Those damn plastic pieces you step on in the dark are animated for a story about the caped crusader (voiced by Will Arnett) having to lighten up and work with others if he is going to save the city from the Joker (Zach Galifianakis). Bring blankets or low chairs; candy and popcorn are free, but you can also buy other food. Cliff Drive Park, 301 Riverside Ave., Newport Beach, (949) 270-8100. Fri., 6 p.m. Free.

Beauty and the Beast. It's a live-action remake of the Disney animated classic, with Dan Stevens playing the young prince imprisoned in the form of a beast; Emma Watson as Belle, the first girl to visit the prince's castle since it became enchanted; and Emma Thompson voicing lovable Mrs. Potts. Bring a blanket or low chair, but leave the pets, tobacco or alcohol at home. You can bring food, but snacks are also sold. You are advised to dress warm. Crown Valley Community Park, 29751 Crown Valley Pkwy., Laguna Niguel; www.cityoflagunaniguel.org. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tangled. Animated Disney flick from 2010 has bandit Flynn Rider (voiced by Zachary Levi) hiding from the kingdom in a tower. Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), the tower's longtime resident, takes Flynn captive, but because she wants the heck out, they hatch a plan. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, behind Moe B's Watersports, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 729-3863. Fri., dusk. Free, but it costs to park on the premises.

The Last Inhabitant. Directed by Jivan Avetisyan, this drama is set in a 1988 Armenian village, where a stonemason is evicted because of the Armenian-Azeri conflict. He sticks around to look for his missing daughter, and local Islamic leader Ibrahim offers to help find her if Abgar does construction work on a new mosque. Ibrahim finds the girl and takes her to Abgar, who wants to flee the village with his daughter but cannot because he is needed for the mosque project. The movie soundtrack was composed by System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankian. An audience Q&A follows Friday's screening. Starlight Triangle Square Cinema, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, (714) 650-4300. Fri.-Sun., 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices.

Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon
Starling Films

Flash Gordon. OC Weekly's Friday Night Freakouts entry is a campy film I've been dying to give another chance after not really seeing what all the whoop was about when it first came out in 1980. Flash (Samuel J. Jones) and the Savior of the Universe's attractive companion Dale Arden (Melody Anderson) are called upon to stop would-be Earth destroyer Ming (Max von Sydow). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11 p.m. $7-$10.

The Secret Life of Pets. A 3D-animated tale about a terrier (voiced by Louis C.K.) who enjoys a comfortable life in New York until his owner adopts a giant and unruly canine, and both pooches wind up in a truck bound for the pound. You are advised to mark a spot early with your blanket or low-backed chairs. Music and games begin the festivities. Refreshments are available. Melinda Park, 28951 Melinda Rd., Mission Viejo, (949) 859-4348. Sat., activities, 4:30 p.m.; screening, dusk. Free.

The NY Dog Film Festival. The first event premiered in New York City and is now on a nationwide tour. OC Shelter Partners benefits from the double feature of two short-film programs. "Second Chances" (71 minutes) includes the indescribable Harvey & Harmony; first-time British director Sue Carpenter's tribute to her black lab, There's Something About Molly; Laurence Alexander's documentary about abandoned South Carolina dogs, 989 Miles Home; Aussie director Blaire Dobiecki's re-imagining of a popular HBO show with dogs, Game of Bones; humorist Merrill Markoe's Conservation With My Dogs; the true story of a German shepherd who saved the life of a Jewish resistance fighter fleeing from the Nazis, David & Goliath; Peter Mcevilley's faux-French tale of how dogs view us, Le Sauvetage; Heather Brooks' look at a multitasking terrier, Useful Dog Tricks; and A Boy and His Dog, Jonna Mciver's documentary on a very little boy and a very big dog making each other whole. The second shorts program, "Love Changes Everything" (65 minutes) features the equally indescribable Harvey Dogs Home; John R. Dilworth's animated horror/comedy Fog of Courage; Dobiecki again with her rescued black lab and cautionary tale about online dating, Looking for Love; Markoe again also with an animated tale on what dogs think and do when we leave the house, The Lewis Lectures; director Sam Hearn's voice-over of a dog who questions his relationship with his frequently absent owner, Dog Years; Spanish directors Crespo and Romera's tale of an estranged couple brought back together by their pug, Valentina; Vance Malone's character study of a circus trainer and her performing poodles, The Poodle Trainer; Aussie student Jake Shannon's PSA for guide dogs, Dine In the Dark; Steven Latham's documentary on female prisoners who train dogs from shelters, Second Chances; and inline skater Bonnie Thunder's Petco Adoption Story. Pacific City, Level Two, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach; www.gopacificcity.com/events/. Sat., 6:30 p.m. $25.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
20th Century Fox

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Based on the novel of the same title by Ransom Riggs, this Tim Burton movie is about a boy named Jake (Asa Butterfield), who lands in a magical school where he learns about fellow inhabitants' special powers. But the school of Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) also has mortal enemies who can only be defeated by Jake's peculiarity. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, (949) 729-3863. Sat., dusk. Free, but it costs to park on the premises.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The car of sweethearts Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) breaks down near the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist whose home also hosts a rocking biker (Meat Loaf), a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien) and assorted freaks who include a hunk of beefcake named "Rocky." Watch what's on and in front of the screen thanks to shadow cast Midnight Insanity. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.

The Thin Man. You whippersnappers have no idea how huge The Thin Man series of comedic mysteries were back in the day of my grandparents. This 1934 introduction presented one of the most beloved couples in American film, Nick and Nora Charles, played by William Powell and Myrna Loy. Nick, a retired detective, and Nora, the heir to a fortune, cracked crimes while wisecracking and engaging in the kind of romantic banter that would be picked up in the mid-1980s by Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd, who played . . . Okay, I just realized you whippersnappers have no idea what the fuck I'm talking about here either. Do you know who does? Julie M. Rivett. She is one of four grandchildren of Dashiell Hammett, the writer of The Thin Man source material. Rivett is a Hammett scholar, advocate for the Hammett legacy and co-editor of six books by or about her famous grandfather. She'll be on hand to introduce the film. Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Sun., 11 a.m. $8.50-$11.50.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Studio Ghibli

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Thanks to popular demand, GKIDS and Fathom Events recently added third screenings to this summer and fall's monthly Studio Ghibli Fest of classic anime. That includes Hayao Miyazaki's 1984 sci-fi fantasy about a young princess who is passionate for all living things and understanding the processes of nature, which has much to overcome in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects. Bring the kids! AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, (714) 373-4573; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (800) 967-1932; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Krikorian's Buena Park Metroplex 18, 8290 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, (714) 826-2152; Krikorian's San Clemente Cinema 6, 641B Camino de los Mares, San Clemente, (949) 661-7469; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, 9741 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Sun., 12:55 p.m. (dubbed in English from original Japanese); Mon. (Japanese with English subtitles) & Wed. (dubbed), 7 p.m. $12.50.

Wall Street. Just in time for the 30th anniversary of this 20th Century Fox release—and a return to the days of "greed is good" in America—is this Oliver Stone film about an ambitious young broker (Charlie Sheen) being lured into corporate espionage by Wall Street financial wiz Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas, in an Oscar-winning performance). The nationwide simulcast screening from Fox and Fathom Events includes Greed Is Good, a retrospective look at the 1987 film. Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (800) 967-1932; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Sun. & Wed., 2 & 7 p.m. $6.50.

Labyrinth
Labyrinth
Courtesy Henson Associates

Labyrinth. Shown on a parking-structure rooftop is the cult favorite from Jim Henson, George Lucas and David Bowie, who plays the Goblin King Jareth, who snatches away the baby brother of a 15-year-old girl who mistakenly thought wishing him away would never lead to anything. Sarah has 13 hours to get little Toby back. The free event is presented by nearby the Frida Cinema and the Santa Ana Business Council. You are advised to bring comfortable seating, blankets and, if you like, a picnic meal or snacks, although the Frida in front of the venue and surrounding restaurants would love your business. Fifth & Spurgeon Parking Structure, fourth floor, 301 E. Fifth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Sun., rooftop opens, 6:30 p.m.; screening, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Pendleton at 75: The History of Camp Pendleton. Local resident and movie producer Bob Kline's documentary helps celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Marine base. A no-host reception and sit-down meal follows the flick, and all proceeds go to the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society. Oohrah! El Adobe Restaurant, 31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano; www.sjchistoricalsociety.com. Mon., 6:30 p.m. $75-$650.

Janus Films at the Frida: The Stalker. Every last Monday and Tuesday of the month (and the Saturday that follows them), the Frida and Janus Films present painstakingly restored world-cinema masterpieces from the distributor's vaults and by the likes of Michelangelo Antonioni, Sergei Eisenstein, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, François Truffaut, Yasujir Ozu and more. Up next is Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 masterpiece (and his final Soviet feature) that follows the Scientist (Nikolai Grinko), the Writer (Anatoliy Solonitsyn) and the Stalker (Alexander Kaidanovsky) through an enigmatic, post-apocalyptic landscape. Known as the "Zone," nothing is what it seems as objects change places, the landscape shifts and re-arranges itself, and it seems as if an unknown intelligence is actively thwarting any attempt to penetrate its borders. But somewhere in the Zone there is said to be a bunker with the power to make wishes come true. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues., 7:30 p.m.; also Sept. 30, 4:30 p.m. $7-$10.

The Stalker
The Stalker
Courtesy Mosfilm

Jeepers Creepers 3. The premiere of the third installment from the iconic horror franchise is simulcast into theaters nationwide. On the last day of the 23-day feeding frenzy by the Creeper (Jonathan Breck), skeptical Sergeant Tubbs (Brandon Smith) teams up with a task force hell-bent on destroying the monster for good. However, the Creeper fights back in all his gory glory. The one-night-only event includes never-before-seen bonus footage and an interview with Breck, who has played the Creeper in all three films. AMC Downtown Disney, 1565 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, (714) 776-2355; AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Tues., 7 p.m. $12.50.

Gen Silent. Laguna Beach Seniors and the Alzheimer's Association present the critically acclaimed documentary about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors who were on the front lines of the first battles for equality. But now, they are so afraid of discrimination in the long-term-care and health-care systems that they go "back into the closet." As the film shows, a growing number of brave souls are fighting to keep LGBT aging from meaning aging in silence. A panel discussion follows the screening, which caregivers, allies, advocates and health-care professionals are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, so preregistration is required. Susi Q, 380 Third St., Laguna Beach, (800) 272-3900; action.alz.org. Wed., 5:30 p.m. Free.

The Ductumentary. Vans presents this collection of archival footage from longboarder Joel Tudor's prolific career, as well as scenes from around the world at the Vans Duct Tape Invitational. Besides Tudor, you'll hear from surf icons Alex Knost, Ryan Burch, Tyler Warren and more. You are advised to arrive early to snag a seat and sample from the array of surrounding restaurants. Pacific City, Level Two; www.gopacificcity.com/events/. Wed., 7 p.m. Free.

Platoon. Oliver Stone's 1986 war picture is about a young recruit (Charlie Sheen) in Vietnam facing a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $8.50.

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Touchstone Pictures

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. The Frida's Anderson tribute concludes with this criminally underappreciated comedy (and I'll fight any schoolgirl on the playground who says otherwise). Bill Murray inhabits the smarmy title character, who is sort of a Walmart Jacques Cousteau dealing with pirates, kidnapping, a partner-eating jaguar shark, his co-producer and estranged wife (Anjelica Huston), a young airline pilot (Owen Wilson) who may or may not be his son, and a beautiful reporter (Cate Blanchett) out to tell Steve's story while slapping away his advances. Nearly stealing the picture, whether he is the subject of the shot or barely in focus in the background, is Willem Dafoe as deckhand Klaus Daimler. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed., 8 p.m.; Thurs., Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m. $7-$10.

Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screening. See the top films from last year's film majors from Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Studies. A panel of distinguished alumni and industry representatives chose what you will watch, and some of them may be mingling with the students, faculty, alumni, guests and Lyft drivers attending the La-La Land event. DGA Theater Complex, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (714) 997-6765. Thurs., Sept. 28, registration and hors d'ouvres reception, 7 p.m.; screening, 7:30 p.m.; dessert reception, 9 p.m. Free (but only if you register).

Steve McQueen: American Idol
Steve McQueen: American Idol
Courtesy Barbara Minty McQueen

Steve McQueen: American Icon. The movie star's life story is told by Harvest Church/Crusade pastor Greg Laurie, who travels around the country in his mint replica of the Bullitt Mustang, uncovering answers. Laurie claims McQueen spent his final years abandoning fame and fortune for a spirituality quest. The pastor's prime interview is with Barbra Minty McQueen, the actor's widow, but other talking heads popping up include Mel Gibson, stuntman Stan Barrett, McQueen biographer Marshall Terrill, and actors Barbra Leigh and Mel Novak. The special event includes a message from Laurie and music from MercyMe. AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 258-7036; AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Big Newport 6, 300 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, 255 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Brea Stadium East 12, 155 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 462-7342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. $12.50.

Black Sabbath: The End of the End. There is mega-truth in advertising here as the documentary chronicles the proto-heavy metal band's final performance of their final tour. Shot in HD on Feb. 4 of this year in Birmingham, U.K., which is where Sabbath formed in 1968, the film includes "Paranoid," "War Pigs" and, of course, "Iron Man." Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler also share recollections along the way. Bring your ear plugs; Frida plans to crank this sucker LOUD! The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Sept. 28, 8 p.m. $7-$10; also at Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Thurs., Sept. 28, 9 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.

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