Look Into My Crystal Ball . . . [Special Screenings, Aug. 8-15]

Labyrinth. Photo courtesy the Jim Henson Co.

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. Various theaters;
bringthesoulthemovie.com. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 8-11. Visit website for locations, show times and ticket prices.

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. Through Sept. 22. Free.

The Outsiders. The Francis Ford 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 (poor kids) and Socs (rich ones) heats up with a killing. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Aug. 8 & Sun., 2, 4, 6 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.

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. Thurs., Aug. 8, 6 & 8:30 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Murder In the Front Row. Photo courtesy Bonded By Blood

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

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. 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. Thurs., Aug. 8, 7 p.m. $6-$12.

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. 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; also at Lake Forest Sports Park, 28000 Rancho Pkwy., Lake Forest; ca-lakeforest.civicplus.com. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free; Pearson Park Amphitheatre, 401 N. Lemon St., Anaheim, (714) 765-5274. Fri., 8 p.m. Free; Placentia Champions Sports Complex, 505 N. Jefferson St., Placentia, (714) 993-8232. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.

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.

Cassandro, the Exotico! Marie Losier’s 2018 documentary follows the star of a gender-bending, cross-dressing wrestling troupe. After 26 years in the ring and no retirement plans, Cassandro must reinvent himself because of broken bones and metal pins in his body. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri.-Thurs., Aug. 15, 2, 4, 6 & 8:30 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Easy Rider. Frida’s “Summer of ‘69” screenings continue with the counterculture classic about Billy (Dennis Hopper, who also directs) and “Captain America” (Peter Fonda, who co-wrote the script with Terry Southern) tripping while road-tripping across the U.S. on choppers. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri.-Sat., 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Mary Poppins Returns. Rob Marshall’s 2018 reboot of the Disney classic has the magical nanny (Emily Blunt) returning to help the grown Banks siblings and Michael’s children through tough times. Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, (714) 973-6835. Fri., 6 p.m. Free.

Mary Poppins Returns. Photo courtesy Disney

Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi. Disney Summer Movies presents Richard Marquand’s 1983 Lucasfilm flick that has the Rebels dispatched to Endor to destroy the second Death Star as Luke (Mark Hamill) struggles to help Darth Vader (David Prowse/James Earl Jones) back from the dark side. Twila Reid Park, 3100 W. Orange Ave., Anaheim; publicaffairs.disneyland.com/community/celebratesummer/. Fri.,7:45 p.m. Free.

Shark Tale. In this 2004 animated flick, a mob-boss shark (voiced by Robert De Niro) tries to get his gentle vegetarian son (Jack Black) ready for the family business. A hip-hop fish (Will Smith) figures into the story, too. 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.

Coco. The 2017 computer-animated Disney-Pixar hit is about a 12-year-old (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) who is sent to the Land of the Dead. He will remain there forever unless he can return to the Land of the Living before Day of the Dead ends. Edison Community Center, 21377 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, (714) 960-8884. Sat., 8 p.m. Free.

How to Train Your Dragon. It’s the 2010 animated tale about hapless young Viking Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) becoming the unlikely owner of a dragon—and finding out there is more to the creature than he assumed. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina, (949) 729-3863. Sat., dusk. Free, but there is a fee to park.

The Room. In Tommy Wiseau’s bizarre 2003 indie thriller, the writer/producer/director plays an amiable banker having a grand old time in a gorgeously shot San Francisco with his fiancée (Juliette Danielle)—until his conflicted best friend (Greg Sestero) joins in to form a love triangle. Sestero’s tell-all book about the project inspired James Franco’s film The Disaster Artist. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 10 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.

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.

Hello, Dolly! Gene Kelly’s 1969 musical has matchmaker Dolly Levi (Barbra Streisand) traveling to Yonkers to find a partner for “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau). Dolly convinces Horace’s niece, his niece’s intended and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way. Included are insights from a Turner Classic Movies host. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Sun., 1 & 4 p.m.; Wed., noon & 7 p.m. $12.50.

Blinded By the Light. Photo courtesy Warner Bros.

Blinded By the Light. In Gurinder Chadha’s new musical dramedy, a British teen (Viveik Kaira) of Pakistani descent writes poetry to escape the intolerance of his hometown and inflexibility of his father (Kulvinder Ghir). But the lad does not find his voice until a classmate (Aaron Phagura) introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen. A live special feature is part of the premiere event. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Mon. Visit website for show times and ticket prices; also at Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Opens Wed. Call theater for show times and ticket prices.

Dr. Suess’ The Lorax. Animated 2012 trifle about a 12-year-old boy (Zac Efron) who must learn about his world’s creature protector, the Lorax (Danny DeVito), to win the affections of a girl (Taylor Swift). 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. & Thurs., Aug. 15, 10 a.m. $6 (includes movie and snack pack with popcorn, fruit gummies and a small drink).

Kung Fu Panda 3. It takes a village to fight to save kung fu, as Po (Jack Black) tells villagers in this 2016 animated franchise flick. Various Regal/Edwards theaters; regmovies.com. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

Millennium Actress. The late Satoshi Kon’s 2001 anime masterpiece mixes reality and memory as a filmmaker and his assistant are drawn into a retired star’s recount of her pursuit of a mysterious man. Afterward, producers Taro Maki and Masao Maruyama reflect on the making of the film. In Japanese with English subtitles. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Tues., 7 p.m. $12.50.

Millennium Actress. Image courtesy Madhouse

Labyrinth. In this 1986 fantasy adventure, 15-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) figures that wishing her baby brother away will never lead to anything. But suddenly, she has 13 hours to get the little poop machine back from Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie). Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8.

The Lego Ninjago Movie. It’s the 2017 computer-animated movie about a teenager (voiced by Dave Franco) enlisting his ninja pals (including Jackie Chan) to bring down his evil warlord of a father. Various Regal/Edwards theaters; regmovies.com. Wed., 10 a.m. $1.

Rumble Fish. The Coppola retrospective continues with his exploration of violence and adolescence that, like The Outsiders, came out in 1983 and is based on an S.E. Hinton novel. After Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Rourke) abolishes gang warfare and disappears, his teen brother Rusty James (Matt Dillon) breaks the treaty and gets into a rumble—just as his older bro re-emerges. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed.-Thurs., Aug. 15, 2, 4, 6 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Gone With the Wind. Based on and released three years after Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel, the 10-time Oscar winner is set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Georgia plantation owner’s daughter Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) pursues Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard), the husband of her cousin Melanie (Olivia de Havilland), and marries Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Michel Gondry’s 2004 sci-fi rom-com, which comes from Charlie Kaufman’s Academy Award-winning screenplay, stars Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey as a young couple who hires a radical medical company to erase all memories of each other after their relationship turns sour. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., Aug. 15, 1 p.m. Free.

One Week and Sherlock Jr. This Compass event features two silent films by the great Buster Keaton that are introduced by academic Steven Forry. The first film released that Keaton made on his own, 1920’s One Week has newlyweds frustrated by a build-it-yourself home because a rejected suitor renumbered the packing crates. In 1924’s Sherlock Jr., Keaton plays a projectionist who puts his detective skills to work after being framed for theft. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-8971. Thurs., Aug. 15, 6 p.m. $5-$7; ages 17 and younger, free.

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music: The Director’s Cut. Photo courtesy Fathom Events

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music: The Director’s Cut. Michael Wadleigh’s 1971 Best Documentary Oscar winner was shot over three days in August ’69 on Max Yasgur’s upstate-New York dairy farm, where half a million people showed up for sets by the likes of the Who, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Sly and the Family Stone. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Aug. 15, 7 p.m. $12.50.

RiffTrax Live: Giant Spider Invasion. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame are back to riff on a pristine new digital transfer of 1975’s horror/sci-fi cult classic and one of the most popular MST3K movies ever. Something falls out of the sky before gigantic arachnids (with a taste for human flesh) invade a rural Wisconsin town. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Aug. 15, 8 p.m. $12.50.

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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