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A bomb, a zombie and beer

Thursday, Jul 14 2011
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Thurs., July 14

1991 box office bomb Hudson Hawk gets a second chance tonight at 7:30 at the Aero's 20th-anniversary screening. Bruce Willis plays a criminal mastermind blackmailed out of retirement to help industrialists take over the world via stolen crystals. A transmutation machine is involved. Also, Leonardo Da Vinci. Schedules permitting, director Michael Lehmann and writer Daniel Waters will be on hand afterward to explain (er, discuss). We're guessing Willis, who co-wrote the screenplay, is less likely to appear.

Fri., July 15

The sexy and the undead come together at REDCAT, when Bruce LaBruce's gay zombie porn L.A. Zombie screens at 9:30 as part of Outfest 2011.

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Sun., July 17

Charlie Chaplin's City Lights plays at 5:40 p.m. today at the New Beverly, with follow-up screenings Monday and Tuesday at 7:30. Richard Attenborough's Chaplin biopic, Chaplin, follows at 7:30 on Sunday and 9:20 on Monday and Tuesday.

Wed., July 20

Marieke, Marieke, Belgian filmmaker Sophie Schoukens' film about a beautiful, damaged chocolate factory worker, screens at the Aero at 7:30. A Belgian beer reception follows in the lobby. —Sarah LaBrie

Reach the writer at sarah.labrie@gmail.com

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