Omegacon Movie Schedule
For my first post on my new blog digs, I’m putting up the OmegaCon movie list! For those that are interested in such things – enjoy! Omegacon runs November 11th, 12th and 13th this year.
Our theme this year is “Moons” for the simple fact that we wanted to show the film “Moon.” For those saddened to learn that we have not put “Moonraker” or “Moonstruck” on the list of films, we can only apologize and say that it turns out there are a ton of films that fit the theme. We aren’t even going to start on the volume of films that feature at least one bare butt.
Friday: 3:00 PM The Omegacon Movie Vault
The Wolf Man
Friday afternoon is now reserved for classic films. In keeping with our theme, we will feature a fine film from the Universal movie monster vault that explores the harmful side effect our celestial partner can have on the unfortunate. The film features Claude Rains and honestly, there is no better reason to watch any film.
Friday 9:00 PM – Mystery Movie
For the last several years, we’ve used this time slot to show something that folks at the con haven’t seen and really should. Sometimes the movie fits the theme but most of the time the movie falls into the “holy crap! You haven’t see that? Someone find me a copy!” category.
Friday 11:30 PM – Late Night Movie
“Moons” is a pretty strange theme for a movie room but this movie is worth it. The film is smart, well acted and is constantly going in directions you don’t expect. Tragically under seen and only 97 minutes long, you should see this movie if only to ask yourself “why didn’t I watch this sooner?”
Saturday 10:00 AM – Saturday Morning Cartoon
Batman: Year One
Warner Brothers has been turning out a pretty good series of animated DC films lately. Their newest release is a retelling of the Frank Miller’s “Batman Year One.” We’re pretty sure there will be at least one shot of Batman silhouetted against a full moon…
Saturday 1:00 PMish – Road Trip movie
Want to watch a movie in a theatre? Hey, no problem! There’s a theatre right over there. Again!
Saturday 5:00 PM – Commentary-o-rama
Kenneth Branagh has a bit of an ego, no doubt about it. That is probably why he was the perfect guy to direct a film about a cocksure Norse god who needed to learn something about humility. Sort of like Branagh after he made “Frankenstein.” Branagh’s commentary on the film is equal parts bravado, wit, and insight into why the story was told the way it was told. If you’d like to know why “Thor” was a far better film that you expected it would be, this commentary is a good place to find out.
Saturday, 11:30 PM – Late Night Movie
A funny and moving film about the Apollo 11 landing told from the point of view of a small town in Australia. Quite simply one of the best films about the Apollo program you will ever see.
Sunday: 10:30 AM – New Release Theatre
The People vs. George Lucas
This recently released documentary looks at the fans of “Star Wars” and explores their love-hate relationship with it’s creator/destroyer: George Lucas. No matter what you think of George, this film is an enjoyable exploration of the “Star Wars” fan culture and it also fits into our theme because we all know that there are a lot of moons in “Star Wars.” Except for the Death Star. That’s a space station.