MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Drink-Along
Transport yourself back to the “golden era” of art and drinking, whether that be the present (God help us,) the 1920s, or beyond, and drink along with Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds, and Touluse-Lautrec! Your ticket to Midnight in Paris will include:
1 glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne
1 glass of Pinot Noir
1 Calvados neat
1 shot of Absinthe
Late Night Breakfast: MY COUSIN VINNY + Grits
All right, you Brooklynites. Put down that slice of pizza and listen up. There’s still no question the world revolves around us–the best film, the best food, the best public transp–eh, you get what we mean. But if My Cousin Vinny taught us anything, it’s that there are still a few things we could learn from our weird in-bred cousin down south. Namely, that grits exist and should be a breakfast staple for every New Yorker. And as any good southerner knows, they’re best enjoyed with lots of butter and late at night after you’ve had a few drinks.
Wes Anderson Bingo: THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
Much has been written about director Wes Anderson’s many stylistic signatures. In fact, spotting them has become something of a sport among both fans and detractors. So why not make it an actual game that you can play with friends? We give you Wes Anderson Bingo. So throw on your tan suit jacket and vintage eyeglasses, and come to Videology to get your precious whimsy on.
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER S’mores Roast
Videology is going back to camp! Relive the summers of your youth and marvel at AN awesome cast as we watch the 2001 cult-classic, Wet Hot American Summer!
The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It’s the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there’s still a summer’s worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA’s Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.
Also check out Roger Ebert’s 1-star review of the movie written in the form of a poem.
American Cool: REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
A landmark film in Hollywood’s post-war transformation, immortal for James Dean and his performance, and also one of the finest domestic melodramas and teen films that Hollywood has ever made, Rebel Without a Cause is a study in what it means to be yourself in a patriarchal society, and how that society limits the ways in which its victims can conceive of escape.
After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark (James Dean) is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato (Sal Mineo), and falls for local girl Judy (Natalie Wood). However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz (Corey Allen). When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid’s real troubles begin.
The Russians Are Coming Presents: RED DAWN
Welcome to the Cold War 2.0. Are the Russians really coming? Is this all just a media frenzy to distract us from the lizard people? While it might feel like we’re woefully unprepared to answer these hard-hitting questions, luckily, we’ve been here before and our past selves have left us with a multitude of films on our relationship with Russia and its potential invasion. (It’s the cute, modern day ‘will they or won’t they.’) We’re continuing the series with Red Dawn, a classic tale of how a group of teenagers band together to save their town, and thus the world, from evil soviet forces. Because we all need a little Patrick Swayze right about now.