Let’s Be Logical About This [Special Screenings, May 31-June 7]

Star Trek: Beyond. Photo courtesy Paramount Pictures

Boogie Nights. A six-film Directors Series tribute to Paul Thomas Anderson kicks off with his 1997 journey into the porno industry of the late 1970s/early ’80s. An idealistic producer (Burt Reynolds), who aspires to turn dirty films into an art form, recruits a well-hung greenhorn (Mark Wahlberg), who is introduced to an extended “family” of misfits played by Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Luis Guzman and Heather Graham. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., May 31, 12:30, 4 & 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.

RGB. Betsy West and Julie Cohen present a revelatory documentary on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who at age 85 is an unexpected pop-culture icon. Yet, before this cinematic biography, the personal journey of the quiet, diminutive legal warrior has been largely unknown. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Thurs., May 31, 1, 3:15, 5:30 & 7:45 p.m. $8.50-$11.50; also at Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Thurs., May 31. Call for show times and ticket prices.

You Were Never Really Here. Lynne Ramsay’s 2017 Cannes winner for Best Actor and Best Screenplay stars Joaquin Phoenix as a traumatized Gulf War veteran who is desensitized to violence. That makes him the perfect gun-for-hire to track down missing girls, including an ambitious New York senator’s 13-year-old daughter. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., May 31, 2, 4, 6 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.

Andy Irons: Kissed By God. Surfing champ Andy Irons’ struggles with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction are covered in this documentary that begins with a special introduction and is followed by a special Q&A. 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; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, 99 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (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 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., May 31, 7 p.m. $12.50.

The Proposal. The Source OC’s Outdoor Movie Night continues with Anne Fletcher’s 2009 rom-dramedy about a powerful book editor (Sandra Bullock) trying to fight deportation to her native Canada by passing off her hapless assistant (Ryan Reynolds) as her fiancé. Seating is first-come, first-served. The Source OC, 6940 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, (714) 521-8858; www.thesourceoc.com. Fri., 7 p.m. Free.

Best F(r)iends. Photo courtesy Summit Pictures

Best F(r)iends. You have the option this week of seeing the full, long-awaited, follow-up project from Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau, who created 2003’s lamesterpiece The Room, or just the second half of the movie whose first half Fathom Events premiered in March. In Volume One of Best F(r)iends, Sestero plays a drifter and Wiseau a mortician who together hatched an underground enterprise before greed, hatred and jealousy consumed them. In Volume Two, the drifter encounters wild and crazy characters while on the run through the Southwest, while the mortician is hit with more than a few surprises. “An Evening With Greg Sestero and Best F(r)iends” has the author of The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room attending a sneak-peek screening of the entire Best F(r)iends at the Frida and leading “Inside The Room!” (Sestero’s interactive journey through the mind of Wiseau in which he reads from his book and invites members of the audience to act out deleted scenes from the original screenplay). Sestero will also sign stuff and take audience questions. Best F(r)iends: Volume Two at AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (714) 373-4573; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754 (Mon. only); Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Big Newport 6, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Fri. & Mon., 8 p.m. $12.50. “An Evening With Greg Sestero and Best F(r)iends” at the Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Tues., 7 p.m. $15.

Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’s an outdoor screening of Jon Watts’ 2017 reboot, which is already getting a sequel. Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker and his superhero alter-ego, who encounters a new menace prowling New York City’s skies. Co-stars include Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes/Vulture and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. Beachfront Cinema at Huntington State Beach, Beach Blvd. & Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach; beachfrontcinema.com. Sat., 5 p.m. $9-$49.99.

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.” Shadow cast Midnight Insanity performs in front of the screen. Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.

The Royal Opera House: Macbeth. Phyllida Lloyd directs the ballet and opera that has the warrior Macbeth fighting on the side of the King of Scotland—until a coven of witches prophesizes that Macbeth shall become king. Ruthless ambition then drives Macbeth and his wife to commit horrific acts. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446; also at Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Sun., 12:55 p.m.; Tues., 7 p.m. $14-$17.

The Producers. Photo courtesy Rialto Pictures and Studiocanal

The Producers. Mel Brooks’ 1967 comedy has beleaguered impresario Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) and impressionable accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) hatching a plot to produce the biggest sure-fire flop in the history of Broadway, so they can keep investors’ $2 million advance. That blows up when the Nazi-loving musical Springtime for Hitler is a hit. 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, (714) 373-4573; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; 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. Sun. & Wed., 2 & 7 p.m. $12.50.

Blazing Saddles. Mel Brooks’ comedy, among the funniest movies of all-time, has the new black sheriff of Rock Ridge (Cleavon Little), his gunslinger-turned-drunk sidekick (Gene Wilder) and the “salt of the earth . . . morons” of the frontier town battling baddies bent on clearing everyone out for a new railroad—and a classic pie fight. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8.

Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] l.presage flower: The Movie. For those who made it through the title, these screenings mark the premiere of the English-dubbed version of the anime from a popular franchise. Despair, romance and terrifying secrets of the Holy Grail War are experienced by protagonist Shirou Emiya (voiced by Bryce Papenbrook). Tomonori Sudo directed the adaptation of Kinoko Nasu’s story. AMC Downtown Disney, 1565 Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, (714) 776-2355; AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (714) 373-4573; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Tues. & Thurs., June 7, 7:30 p.m. $12.50.

Star Trek: Beyond. The science-fiction series Interstellar Adventures: Weekly Movies for Teens presents Justin Lin’s PG-13 franchise film from 2016 about a surprise attack by Krall (Idris Alba) causing the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto return as Captain Kirk and Spock. Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Wed., 4 p.m. Free.

Get Out. Photo courtesy Universal Pictures

Get Out. FPL Arthouse presents first-time director Jordan Peele’s horror/social commentary flick that was the best reviewed film of 2017 and an Oscar winner for his Original Screenplay. Daniel Kaluuya plays a young black photographer invited by his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) to meet her parents for the first time. Chris gets nervous when he finds out Rose did not disclose she was bringing home an African-American, but her family proves to be overaccommodating—at first. As the weekend progresses, Chris finds much more than Dockers, mayonnaise and non-rhythmic dancing. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6327. Wed., 6 p.m. Free.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. The first sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark has Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) teaming up with a nightclub singer (Kate Capshaw) and a 12-year-old (Jonathan Ke Quan) to help retrieve a stone for Indian villagers who believe evil spirits have taken their children away. Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Wed. Call for show time. $9.

Life. Daniel Espinosa’s 2017 scary sci-fi thriller is about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discovering a rapidly evolving life form that wiped out Mars and now threatens life on Earth. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds star. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., June 7, 1 p.m. Free.

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 paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.

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