‘I Have a Bad Feeling About This . . .’ [Special Screenings, Aug. 1-8]

Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Photo courtesy Lucasfilm

Kerry Tribe: Double. The artist’s single-channel video work has five women who nominally resemble one another reflecting on subjects ranging from their impressions of Los Angeles to their participation in this project. Grand Central Art Center, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana; www.grandcentralartcenter.com. Open Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Call for hours. Through Sept. 22. Free.

The Godfather. Frida’s Francis Ford Coppola retrospective includes his 1972 crime-family drama, which is considered one of the best movies of all time. It is based on his screenwriting partner Mario Puzo’s novel about the transition of power between Mafioso Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) and his youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino). The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Ste. 100, Santa Ana, (714) 285-9422; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Aug. 1, 1, 4:30 & 8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., noon, 3:30 & 7 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 & 5 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Assassinaut. Drew Bolduc’s (Science Team) new film is set in the not-so-distant future, when aliens have invaded Earth and declared a galactic war. four teenage astronauts are sent to a distant planet to rescue Earth’s president. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Aug. 1, 2:30 & 10 p.m. $7-$10.50.

YASSS! Films based on young-adult novels screen. Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., Aug. 1 & 8, 6 p.m. Free.

Grateful Dead: Meet-Up at the Movies-Giants Stadium. The ninth-annual screening event unveils the previously unreleased, complete June 17, 1991, concert from Giants Stadium in New York. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Wonder. Stephen Chbosky’s 2017 family dramedy is about a boy with facial differences (Jacob Tremblay) entering fifth grade—and a mainstream elementary school—for the first time. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play his supportive parents. Camino Real Park, 13602 Parkcenter Lane, Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., Aug. 1, dusk. Free.

Honeyland. Photo courtesy Apolo Media

Honeyland. Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov’s new documentary, which is presented in Turkish with English subtitles, was the most awarded film at the last Sundance. It’s about a traditional beekeeper in the mountains of Macedonia dealing with a new family of beekeepers that moves in. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Opens Fri. Call theater for show times and ticket prices.

Tel Aviv on Fire. Sameh Zoabi’s new comedy is about an inexperienced young Palestinian man who becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after meeting an Israeli soldier. When the soldier and the soap’s financial backers disagree on how the show should end, the writer gets caught in the middle. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Opens Fri. Call theater for show times and ticket prices.

Back to the Future. Director and co-writer Bob Zemeckis feared he had a flop on his hands, but then he watched it become the top-grossing film of 1985, with a cool $385 million. Michael J. Fox plays a teen who travels back in time to when his parents were still in high school. Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Dr., Irvine, (949) 923-2220. Fri., 6 p.m. Free.

Finding Dory. Animated Disney flick about a friendly but forgetful blue tang that begins a search for her long-lost parents. Watch middle-aged females in your audience dance in place manically as Dory is introduced busting white-girl moves. La Habra High School, Stadium Pool, 801 W. Highlander Ave., La Habra, (562) 383-4205. Fri., 6 p.m. Free.

Incredibles 2. It’s the animated 2018 smash hit from Disney-Pixar and director Brad Bird. Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) takes care of the kids while his wife, Helen/Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), is out saving the world. Grand Park, 6101 City Lights Dr., Aliso Viejo, (949) 243-7750. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free; also at Oak Canyon Nature Center, 6700 E. Walnut Canyon Rd., Anaheim, (714) 998-8380. Thurs., Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m. Free, but $5 donation per family is suggested.

Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Disney Summer Movies presents Irvin Krehner’s 1980 Lucasfilm flick. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) face an attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. Juarez Park, 841 S. Sunkist St., Anaheim; publicaffairs.disneyland.com/community/celebratesummer/. Fri.,7:45 p.m. Free.

Murder In the Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story. Comedian and former Sacramento metalhead Brian Posehn narrates this rockumentary on the Baghdad By the Bay scene. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri.-Sat., 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sun., 8:30 p.m.; Wed.-Thurs., Aug. 7-8, 6 & 8:30 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Bee Movie. Kids learn the truth about how the actions of their parents and grandparents have led to Sudden Colony Collapse in this sobering . . . JK! Jerry Seinfeld voices a bee suing humanity for stealing and eating honey in this animated family movie. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, near Moe B’s Watersports, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 729-3863. Fri., dusk. Free, but there is a fee to park.

Ralph Breaks the Internet. Phil Johnston and Rich Moore’s 2018 animated comedy picks up six years after Wreck-It Ralph, when now-friends Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) discover a wi-fi router leads to adventure. Smith-Murphy Park, 5920 Cameron Dr., Buena Park, (714) 562-3500. Fri., 8:15 p.m. Free; also as part of La Habra Police Department National Night Out at Portola Park, 301 S. Euclid St., La Habra, (562) 383-4205. Tues., event, 5:30 p.m.; screening, dusk. Free.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The Coppola retrospective keeps humming with his 1992 adaptation of the classic novel. In 1897 Transylvania, Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) welcomes a new solicitor (Keanu Reeves) from England. But when the vampire sees a photo of the man’s wife (Winona Ryder), he believes she is the reincarnation of his own spouse from more than 400 years before. So he locks up the solicitor in his castle and goes to England to find her. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri.-Sat., 10 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Orange Coast Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival. The second-annual event includes a morning children’s program and two sets of screenings later in the day of “this year’s best short films focused on timely environmental topics.” At least three filmmakers participate in audience Q&As, including Tracking Snow’s J.P. Lawrence, a postdoctoral biologist at UC Irvine. Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, The Sanctuary, 102 E. Baker St., Costa Mesa, (949) 274-1288. Sat., children’s program, 10 a.m. $8; screenings, 2 & 6 p.m. $15.

Christopher Robin. Photo courtesy Disney

Christopher Robin. Now a family man living in London, Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) receives a surprise visit from his childhood pal Winnie-the-Pooh. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina, (949) 729-3863. Sat., dusk. Free, but there is a fee to park.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The pioneering midnight movie starts with the car of sweethearts Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) breaking down near the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The transvestite scientist’s home also hosts a rocking biker (Meat Loaf), a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien) and assorted freaks, including a hunk of beefcake named “Rocky.” Live shadow-cast troupe Midnight Insanity performs. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $9-$12.

Easy Rider. Frida’s “Summer of ’69” screenings continue with a 50th-anniversary showing of the counterculture classic about Billy (Dennis Hopper, who also directed) and “Captain America” (Peter Fonda, who co-wrote the script with Terry Southern) tripping while road-tripping across the country on choppers. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues., 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Easy Rider. Photo courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment

Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow. In Kazuo Sakai’s new anime, which is presented in Japanese with English subtitles, the Aqours deal with first- and second-year students adjusting to their new school and third-year students who go missing on a class trip. These Funimation screenings include exclusive merchandise giveaways. Starlight Cinema City, 5635 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, (714) 970-6700; Starlight Triangle Cinemas, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, (714) 650-4300; starlightcinemas.com. Mon. & Thurs., Aug. 5 & 8, 7 p.m. $6-$12; also at the Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues., 7:30 p.m. $15.

Minions. In Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin’s 2015 animated comedy, Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Herb (Jon Hamm), recruit three Minions in a plot to rule the world. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel at Ocean Ranch Village, 32401 Golden Lantern St., Laguna Niguel, (949) 373-7900; Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Town Center, 30632 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 835-1888. Tues., 10 a.m. $6 (includes movie and snack pack with popcorn, fruit gummies and a small drink).

Penguins of Madagascar. In Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith’s 2014 animated comedy, Four penguins join forces with an undercover organization to save the world. Various Regal/Edwards theaters; regmovies.com. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

Road to Perdition. Sam Mendes’ 2002 crime thriller, which is based on Max Allan Collins’ graphic novel, is about a mob enforcer (Tom Hanks) and his son (Tyler Hoechlin) taking to the road after the boy witnesses a murder. Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library, Community Room, 1855 Park Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 646-8845. Tues., 4 p.m. Free.

Hercules. For National Night Out, see the 1997 Disney film; enter a costume contest; sample from food trucks; and see Fountain Valley fire and police gear, K-9 demonstrations and civic-information booths. Teenaged son of gods Hercules (voiced by Tate Donovan) must perform a rite of passage on Earth to prove he’s worthy of joining the wrecking crew on Mt. Olympus. Fountain Valley Recreation Center, 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley; www.fountainvalley.org/856/Special-Events. Tues., 6 p.m. Free.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Amy Heckerling’s 1982 coming-of-age comedy had Cameron Crowe adapting his own book based on him having posed as a student for a year at Clairemont High School in San Diego. Sean Penn as stoned-out surfer Jeff Spicoli and Ray Walston as his teacher/nemesis Mr. Hand steal the picture. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel at Ocean Ranch Village, (949) 373-7900; Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Town Center, (949) 835-1888. Tues., 7 p.m. $10.

I Love Lucy. Photo courtesy CBS

I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration. CBS and Fathom Events celebrate Lucille Ball’s 108th birthday by presenting five of the funniest episodes of her classic TV comedy—in color! Also included is the new featurette “Redhead Tales, Colorizing I Love Lucy,” which details the research and creativity that goes into changing from black-and-white to color. Free mini posters are handed to patrons until they run out. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Tues., 7 p.m. $12.50.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. Shinichira Watanabe and Tensai Okamura’s 2001 anime is set in 2071, when the crew of the spaceship Bebop tries to collect the bounty on terrorists who bombed Mars. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8.

Bring the Soul: The Movie. Last year’s BTS World Tour “Love Yourself” in Seoul captured a concert by the South Korean boy band and worldwide sensation. “The journey of BTS continues in cinemas,” reads the descriptor on this year’s opportunity to part rabid fans from their money. Regency Westminster, 6721 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, (714) 893-4222. Opens Wed. Call theater for show times and ticket prices; also at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel at Ocean Ranch Village, (949) 373-7900; Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Town Center, (949) 835-1888. Wed., 7 & 9:45 p.m. $12-$20.25.

The Boss Baby. This 2017 DreamWorks Animation production is actually quite well-done, thanks to Michael McCullers’ inventive adaptation of Marla Frazee’s picture book; director Tom McGrath’s expert pacing that’ll keep the eyes of adults and children on the screen; and the vocal talents of Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire and especially Alec Baldwin as the title character. Various Regal/Edwards theaters; regmovies.com. Wed., 10 a.m. $1.

The Outsiders. The Coppola retrospective keeps going with his 1983 adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s classic novel that is set in 1965, when a rivalry between greasers (poors kids) and Socs (rich ones) heats up with a killing. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed.-Thurs., Aug. 7-8, 2, 4, 6 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Instant Family. FPL Arthouse presents Sean Anders’ 2018 comedy, in which a couple (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6327. Wed., 6 p.m. Free.

Apollo 13. Ron Howard’s 1995 historical potboiler is based on the 1970 Apollo 13 mission, when NASA had to devise a strategy to safely bring home three astronauts (played by Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon) after their spacecraft suffered massive internal damage. Starlight Cinema City, (714) 970-6700 Wed., 7 p.m. $5-$12.

Dr. Who: The End of Time. Photo courtesy BBC

Dr. Who: The End of Time 10th Anniversary. Wait, didn’t David Tennant just play the Doctor? Nope, he left the series a decade ago with this two-part finale, which the BBC and Fathom Events are beaming into theaters. Doc and his pal Wilfred (Bernard Cribbins) try to locate the Master (John Simm) to stop an ancient trap befalling Earth. A new interview with Tennant also screens. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Wed., 7 p.m. $12.50.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. David Yates’ 2009 franchise flick has Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) preparing for a final battle while Hogwart students deal with raging teenage hormones. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

Roman Holiday. In William Wyler’s 1953 rom-com, A bored and sheltered princess (Audrey Hepburn) escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman (Gregory Peck) in Rome. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., Aug. 8, 1 p.m. Free.

The Lego Batman Movie. The 2017 computer-animated flick has the caped crusader (voiced by Will Arnett) must learn to work with others if he is going to save the city from the Joker (Zach Galifianakis). El Modena Branch Library, 380 S. Hewes St., Orange, (714) 288-2450. Thurs., Aug. 8, 2 p.m. Free.

Drum Corps International: Big, Loud & Live 16. Top-performing marching-band drum units battle it out live to become the 2019 DCI World Champion. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Aug. 8, 3:30 p.m. $16-$18.

Black Panther. In Ryan Coogler’s 2018 Marvel Studios flick, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, leads his people into a new future and, as his alter ego Black Panther, confronts a past challenger. Frontier Park, 1400 Mitchell Ave., Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., Aug. 8, dusk. Free.

OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.

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