Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Predator (2018)



The Predator franchise has a rocky history since the creature first appeared in 1987.  After a fairly successful sequel, the space hunter was pit against another outer space beast, the xenomorph from the Alien franchise, for two lackluster films, before the series returned to a more macho-infused journey to an extraterrestrial game reserve in 2010's Predators.

That film was a box office and critical success, and many expected a sequel.  But 20th Century Fox changed course, and co-writer/director Shane Black brings the series back to Earth in the latest installment in The Predator.  This film is a sequel to the first two movies, ignoring the AVP films and the events from the earlier one.  Of course, it's possible the survivors from Predators might be mentioned in future films, but that depends partly on the success of the new chapter.

Set course for sequels.
Lots and lots of sequels.

The Predator opens during a rescue mission in an unnamed country.  Sniper Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) is the lone survivor as a Predator ship crashes near the mission and the creature kills his squad.  McKenna finds the creature's helmet and a wrist gauntlet, which he has mailed to a PO box before swallowing a small sphere, the source of the Predator's cloaking ability.  Yeah, expect that to come back when it's most needed.

McKenna is debriefed and, once he confirms he saw the Predator, he is taken into custody and sent with a group of off-kilter military prisoners to a detainment site.  The Predator is captured by the government and sent to a research facility.  Evolutionary biologist Casey Bracket (Olivia Munn) is contacted by the government to study the Predator once it's discovered that the alien's DNA contains human strands.  Of course, the Predator doesn't take kindly to being probed and escapes, killing everyone except Bracket, who chases after the creature.

Don't even THINK of putting that up there,
you damn dirty human! 

The bus transporting McKenna is rerouted to the facility as the Predator breaks loose, and the prisoners escape in the mayhem, taking Bracket with them.  McKenna convinces the group to help him recover the package of Predator technology and use it to prevent them from being killed by the government for what they've seen.

The problem is, McKenna's package was delivered to the home of his estranged wife, and his autistic son Rory (Jacob Tremblay) has interpreted the Predator language and is wearing the armor as a Halloween costume.  Things become even more complicated as a second, much larger Predator joins in the hunt with his tracking dogs.  Bracket is able to deduce the Predators are attempting to hybridize their race with DNA from the strongest, smartest races they've encountered, creating a threat to Earth and the rest of the galaxy.

And, as expected, mayhem ensues.

Now in an bigger, even uglier motherfer version,
for maximum mayhem.

I really enjoyed the first half of the film.  Holbrook is a likable hero, who relies on out-thinking the Predators and the shadowy government agents hunting his group.  Munn is good as a scientist out of her league, coming off a bit overwhelmed but still capable at her job. And McKenna's new squad might not be as likeable as Dutch's crew, but the script give the actors enough to make you care about them before the Predators start ripping into them.

Nope, nothing creepy about us, even though
we were passengers on the bus to crazy town.

I also enjoyed the casting of Jake Busey as one of the scientists in the government facility.  It's a nice nod to the casting of his father, Gary Busey, in a similar role in Predator 2, though his role is more restrained and, unfortunately, much briefer.  The geeky debate about calling the alien a Predator is pretty funny and the "get to the chopper" moment is a hoot.

But the film falls apart once the Super Predator arrives.  The government agency studying the Predator becomes maniacally evil, to the point where I expect them to start wearing top hats and twirling their moustaches.  Of course, McKenna's group and the agency is forced to team up in an attempt to survive the Super Predator's attack, and the action gets so frenetic that it's hard to keep track of who dies when, and how.  And the Predator dog ex machina was a bit tiring, as it shows up every time a character is in dire straits, upchucking the right tool to keep them alive.  Yep, that does happen once, and it weakens the film.

The final assault, which starts out on the surface of a FLYING Predator ship, suffers from what I call the Die Hard Syndrome.  As with other action franchises, the filmmakers feel obligated to make the stunt work more impressive than the previous films, and with the advent of CGI, it's possible for the heroes to do almost anything.  But, as with other action films, this leads to a sequence where it's inconceivable that a human would survive, let alone be intact enough to save the day.  And Bracket's turn from scientist to kick-ass action hero during the final battle is quite a stretch, though Munn does a very convincing job.

Okay, I'll act like a normal human for now.
I'm just waiting to unleash my inner Psylocke in the final act.

As expected, the ending sets up a potential sequel (I have to say, Munn's absence from that scene is rather obvious and surprising; one wonders if her exclusion is due to her calling out an actor, and friend of the director, as a sexual predator).  But if a followup doesn't happen, the film delivers a complete story, with no dangling questions that will be revolved only if a sequel is made.  It's more satisfying than other recent attempts to reboot a franchise (Terminator: Genysis, I'm talking to you).  

The Predator might not be a great addition to the franchise, but it's a good enough to be an enjoyable romp during a rainy Northwest weekend.  Keep your expectations low, and you'll have a fine time.

I'll be back, if the box office allows it!


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Halloween 2018 page is OPEN!


Yes, THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR is almost upon us, and the Halloween 2018 page is now up and reporting all the corn mazes, haunted mazes and haunted houses coming to the Pacific Northwest.

The ghosts, ghouls and creatures of the night are
waiting for you!

The page is arranged alphabetically according to the city, so you just need to scroll down to places in your neighborhood and see what's coming in the next month.

Of course, the page is a work in progress, so if you don't see your haunted event on the page, just email me at shadowoverportland@live.com with the details and your promotional artwork and I'll get it on the site within a few days.  Best of all, as with the rest of the site, postings are FREE!

Don't forget to check out the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar as well, for all the great movies and stage events coming to the Pacific Northwest.  And be sure to keep checking back, as I'm finding more great treats to share. 

Again, just email me if I have yet to find your event, and I'll post it on the site for FREE!  Traffic at The Shadow Over Portland increases dramatically during the Halloween Season, so be sure your film festival, attraction or Halloween event is on the site and seen by HUNDREDS of Halloween Fanatics across the Pacific Northwest!!

Okay, enough shameless plugging.  In this edition of the Weekly Update, you'll find some lots of amazing things to do!  From movies to stage events, The Shadow Over Portland has you covered!

Now Playing

The McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) screens Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom through Wednesday, September 12.  For showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Mission Theater website.

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Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR) presents Back to the Future, the Musical Parody through Saturday, September 29.  This live presentation features 14 original songs.  For more details and ticket information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

September, 2018

Wednesday, September 12

Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) presents the really good 1990 monster movie Tremors in Hecklevision tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) brings The Mad Monster to Weird Wednesday tonight at 9:15 pm.  Though it's more the scientist that creates him who's mad and out for revenge on those who discredited his work.  George Zucco and Glenn Strange star in this Poverty Row feature.  Admission is FREE, but you must be 18 or older to attend.  Be sure to help support The Joy's attempt to keep Wednesdays WEIRD by stopping at the concession stand before the show for some tasty treats and beverages.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Friday, September 14

The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) will show Hereditary through Thursday, September 20.  For more details, including a list of showtimes, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Saturday, September 15

Hallowbaloo - 2018, the Halloween art show, takes place from 10 am to 4 pm at the Hollyhills Owners Association Clubhouse (19200 Hollyhills Dr NE in Bothell, WA).  Keep an eye on the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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Zombie Fest NW 2018, a family-friendly disaster preparedness festival, takes place from 2 to 6 pm in Normandy Park, WA.  The event features live music, a mock disaster zone, a zombie costume contest, food booths a zombification booth and MORE!  Check out the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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Vancouver Star Trek Happy Hour celebrates the end of the First Annual Northwest Star Trek Week with a Bar Trek through downtown Vancouver, WA.  Registration takes place at Starfleet Academy, AKA Tap Union Freehouse (on the second floor of 1300 Washington St in Vancouver, WA) from 2:45 to 3 pm.  Then get ready to boldly go to bars galore, as you stop at several local watering holes across Vancouver.  Naturally, you must be 21 or older to attend, and be sure to have a designated driver.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Books with Pictures and The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) screen 1984's Supergirl, starring Helen Slater, tonight at 7 pm.  The film will be shown in GLORIOUS 35mm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) hosts Cowboy Bebop Nerd Night/Trivia, Costumes and Movie tonight starting at 6 pm with trivia at Jak Aktion Comics (839 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA), followed by Cowboy Bebop The Movie at the cinema at 7:15 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Stalker Farms Haunted Attractions (8705 Marsh Rd in Snohomish, WA) presents a FREE outdoor screening of She Freak tonight at 7:30 pm.  The event includes wacky film trailers and appearances by some of the haunting characters coming to Stalker Farms this year.  Bring food, blankets and chair, but avoid bringing pets and alcohol.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, September 16

Unchained Girls present the 4th Annual Unchain the Fashion: Alt/Goth/Fantasy Design Showcase at 9 pm tonight at the Star Theater (13 NW 6th Ave in Portland, OR).  The show features local fashion, hair and make up modeled by Portland's Unchained Girls.  Doors open at 8 pm and you must be 21 or older to attend.  Door fee/Cover is $5.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Shriek: A Women of Horror Film Class presents a Heckle Night screening of Tobe Hooper's sci fi, absolutely WONDERFUL train wreck of a movie, Lifeforce, tonight at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, WA).  The event starts at 7 pm and you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page closer to the event date.

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The McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) screens Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade through Tuesday, September 18.  For showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Mission Theater website.

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Fathom Events brings Jurassic Park back to theaters for a 25th anniversary celebration.  The film will also play on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 18 and 19.  To find showtimes and the location of a theater playing the film near you, visit the Fathom Events website.

Tuesday, September 18

Sci-Fi Extravaganza #10 brings the Roger Corman classic, The Wasp Woman, to the Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) to the big screen.  Doors open at 6 pm for vintage drive-in ads and other treats, with the feature beginning at 7 pm.  Yes, heckling is encouraged.  Admission is $5, which can be applied as credit towards food.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Portland Horror Trivia Massacre haunts Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) tonight at 7:30 pm.  Gather a team and test your knowledge of all things horror for the chance to win one of two gift certificates.  Or you might get lucky and win a horror themed raffle prize.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, September 19

David Cronenberg's sci fi thriller Scanners gets the Hecklevision treatment at 9:40 pm tonight at Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Holy Hometown Celebration!  The 2nd Annual Adam West Day takes place today at 11 am in the heart of downtown Walla Walla, WA.  Celebrate the life and legacy of the Bright Knight with a number of yet-to-be-announced events.  All the daily events are FREE!  For more details, check out the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, September 21

Friday Night Frights celebrates its four year anniversary with a screening of the comedy/horror/splatter-fest Zombieland at 10 pm tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA).  For up to date details about the screening, and all the special treats planned, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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In honor of Stephen King's 71st birthday, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents a double feature in GLORIOUS 35mm!  The show starts at 7 pm with the King/Romero classic, Creepshow, followed by Cat's Eye.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) will screen a 4K remastered version of Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes tonight at 11:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, September 22

The next Frankenstein's Comicbook Swap takes place today from noon to 6 pm at the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR).  Come celebrate Hobbit Day and purchase some swell comics as well!  Admission is just $1 (kids and elders admitted FREE), or pay $5 for early bird admission at 11 am!  The event also takes donations of canned food for the Oregon Food Bank.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Don't stray far from the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR), as Comix Thing takes over after Comic Swap moves out!  Explore all the underground comic books, zines and VHS tapes, with music by Wyrd War wyzard DJ Dennis Dread, from 9 pm to midnight.  Admission is just $1.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) and the Columbia River Theatre Organ Society presents the 1927 haunted mansion classic The Cat and the Canary, with LIVE musical accompaniment by Dean Lemire at the Beverly Ruth Nelson Memorial Organ, today at 2 pm.  Advance ticket sales haven't been posted yet, so keep checking back here, or at the Facebook Event Page, for upcoming details.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents a 40th anniversary screening of the classic slasher film, Halloween, with actor P. J. Soles in attendance for a post-screening Q and A, tonight starting at 7 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

NOTE: This event is SOLD OUT.

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Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) brings John Landis' Schlock to the big screen tonight at 11 pm.  I don't think anything else needs to be said, except this should be FUN!  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, September 23

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents the Roger Corman classic, Rock and Roll High School, with actor P. J. Soles in attendance for a post-screening Q and A, tonight at 6 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

NOTE: This event is SOLD OUT.

NOTE: P. J. Soles will be at Movie Madness Video (4320 SE Belmont St in Portland, OR) starting at noon today for an in-store signing event.

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Told you they were showing all the films!  The McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) screens Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull through Tuesday, September 25.  For showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Mission Theater website.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Great things are coming this week for Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans!


Well, the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR is around the corner and, despite my best plans, I'm already behind on getting the October events on the site.  It didn't help that the real world kept me from getting this update out on time, but I'm hoping the upcoming rain will help me focus more on the site.  I don't know why it happens, but the hot weather just seems to keep me from sitting in the office and focusing on the stuff that needs to be done.

Of course, the wet weather can bring its own share 
of problems and complications.

But this edition of the Weekly Update is ready to go, filled with all the details on the movies, cons and stage events Pacific Northwest Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Fans will want to attend.  And the Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar is filling up with more great things happening through the rest of the year, and into 2019!

If you want your event listed on the site, just email me all the details and your promotional artwork at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll take care of the rest.  You don't even have to worry about any billing, as posting on the site is FREE!

And remember, if you attend any of the events listed on the site, please let the organizers know you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!!

Now Playing

Rose City Comic Con takes place through September 9 at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  At this time,  John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood), Felicia Day, Val Kilmer (Batman Forever, Willow, Red Planet), Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes and Gates McFadden (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Ralph Macchio and William Zabka (The Karate Kid), Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid in the Harry Potter films), David Tennant (Dr. Who) and Mike Mignola (Hellboy creator) are scheduled to attend..  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Rose City Comic Con Facebook Page.

UPDATE: Linda  Blair (The Exorcist, Hell Night), Karl Urban (Dredd, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek) and Joonas Suotamo (Chewie in the latest Star Wars movies) are scheduled to appear.

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The McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) is screening ALL the Indiana Jones films this month (yes, I said ALL), starting today with Raiders of the Lost Ark.  The film plays through Sunday, September 9.  For more details and a list of showtimes, visit the Mission Theater website.

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The 99W Drive In (3110 Portland Rd in Newberg, OR) will screen The Rocky Horror Picture Show through Sunday, September 9, with the Denton Delinquents performing a shadow cast by the screen tower during the film.  The second feature has yet to be announced, but the Edsel Club will have a Collector Car night on Saturday.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue screens at the Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) through Tuesday, September 11.  All showings will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Kiggins website.

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Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave in Portland, OR) presents Back to the Future, the Musical Parody through Saturday, September 29.  This live presentation features 14 original songs.  For more details and ticket information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

September, 2018

Friday, September 7

Rose City Comic Con takes place this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  At this time,  John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood), Felicia Day, Val Kilmer (Batman Forever, Willow, Red Planet), Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes and Gates McFadden (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Ralph Macchio and William Zabka (The Karate Kid), Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid in the Harry Potter films), David Tennant (Dr. Who) and Mike Mignola (Hellboy creator) are scheduled to attend..  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Rose City Comic Con Facebook Page.

UPDATE: Linda  Blair (The Exorcist, Hell Night), Karl Urban (Dredd, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek) and Joonas Suotamo (Chewie in the latest Star Wars movies) are scheduled to appear.

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The Rusty Grape Vineyards (16712 NE 219th St in Battleground, WA) presents a Movies on the Lawn screening of Men in Black tonight starting at around 9 pm.  Low chairs are fine, higher chairs must be in the back, and no outside food or drinks are allowed (you can purchase food and drinks in the tasting room to enjoy with the film).  All ages are welcome.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The 99W Drive In (3110 Portland Rd in Newberg, OR) will screen The Rocky Horror Picture Show through Sunday, September 9, with the Denton Delinquents performing a shadow cast by the screen tower during the film.  The second feature has yet to be announced, but the Edsel Club will have a Collector Car night on Saturday.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Guignolfest presents Shock Opera: An Alice Cooper Story at the Paris Theatre (6 SW 3rd Ave in Portland, OR) tonight and tomorrow at 7 pm.  Follow the links to the Eventbrite website for more information and advance ticket sales for the shows on either Friday and Saturday.

NOTE: Both shows have sold out.

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WYRD WAR is bringing Enzo Castellari's post-apocalyptic film 1990: The Bronx Warriors to The Hollywood Theatre in GLORIOUS 35mm tonight at 7:30 pm.  Tickets have yet to go on sale, so keep checking back here, or at the Facebook Event Page, for more details. 

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Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue screens at the Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA) through Tuesday, September 11.  All showings will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles.  For more details, including showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Kiggins website.



Saturday, September 8

The Oregon Symphony orchestra will perform the John Williams' score live to a special screening of Star Wars: A New Hope at 7:30 pm tonight at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway in Portland, OR).  Tickets are currently available only as part of a 2018/19 Subscription, but keep checking at the Oregon Symphony website for ticket availability.

UPDATE: The Oregon Symphony is selling a Popcorn Package of the four In Concert films in the 2018/19 season.  The other films are Star Trek Beyond, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  Visit this Oregon Symphony website link for details on purchasing the package. 

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Spirited Away: A Miyazaki Night Carnival takes place at 9 pm tonight at The steep and thorny way to heaven performing arts theater (SE Hawthorne Blvd and SE 2nd Ave in Portland, OR).  This costume and cocktail party features all-star performances by some of Portland's best underground artists, themed beverages, and dancing into the night.  You must be 21 or older to attend, and advance tickets or RSVPs are required.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Portland artists/activists Leila Haile and Maya Vivas of Ori Gallery present a screening of Jordan Peele's Oscar winning horror film Get Out at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The film starts at 7:30 pm and will be followed by a panel discussion on the real-life issues explored in the film.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The new series, Splatterdays, at the Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) opens with the splatstick classic Re-Animator.  Doors open at 9 pm, and the movie starts at 9:30 pm.  Get there early for the trivia and raffle prizes!  And be sure to sign up for the VIP program, so you can get 5 free popcorns AND discount ticket prices for the rest of the series.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, September 9 

The Oregon Symphony orchestra will perform the John Williams' score live to a special screening of Star Wars: A New Hope at 2 pm today at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway in Portland, OR).  Tickets are currently available only as part of a 2018/19 Subscription, but keep checking at the Oregon Symphony website for ticket availability.

UPDATE: The Oregon Symphony is selling a Popcorn Package of the four In Concert films in the 2018/19 season.  The other films are Star Trek Beyond, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  Visit this Oregon Symphony website link for details on purchasing the package.

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In collaboration with Northwest Star Trek Week, The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) presents Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, in GLORIOUS 35mm, tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) screens Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom through Wednesday, September 12.  For showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Mission Theater website.

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The Zymoglyphic Museum (6225 SE Alder St in Portland, OR) will be open today from 11 am to 4 pm.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Monday, September 10

FiveStar Trivia's 'Star Trek Trivia Night' takes place at 7 pm tonight at Doomsday Brewing Safe House (1919 Main St in Vancouver, WA).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue comes to theaters nationwide in a brand-new digital transfer.  Local showtime is 7 pm.  Tonight's screening will be dubbed in English.  For more details, including the location of a theater screening the film and advance ticket sales, visit the Fathom Events website.

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It's Bela Lugosi versus the White Eagle at 7 pm tonight at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Hotel (836 N Russell St in Portland, OR).  Check out the classic White Zombie, and the not-so-classic Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla.  Admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Clinton Street Resistance series presents the modern monster movie classic Tremors at 7 pm tonight at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St in Portland, OR).  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The pizza-themed horror film Slice, starring Chance the Rapper, is being released nation-wide in 21 cities.  You can see it at 7 pm at the Lloyd Center 10 (1510 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR).  Advance tickets are available at the Slice website.

Tuesday, September 11

The Burlynomicon 7th Anniversary Spectacular! takes place at 9:30 pm tonight at The Lovecraft Bar (421 SE Grand Ave in Portland, OR).  Doors open at 9 pm and admission is $15, and you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details and a list of performers, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, September 12

Central Cinema (1411 21st Ave in Seattle, WA) presents the really good 1990 monster movie Tremors in Hecklevision tonight at 9:30 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Joy Cinema and Pub (11959 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, OR) brings The Mad Monster to Weird Wednesday tonight at 9:15 pm.  Though it's more the scientist that creates him who's mad and out for revenge on those who discredited his work.  George Zucco and Glenn Strange star in this Poverty Row feature.  Admission is FREE, but you must be 18 or older to attend.  Be sure to help support The Joy's attempt to keep Wednesdays WEIRD by stopping at the concession stand before the show for some tasty treats and beverages.  For more details, visit The Joy Cinema website.

Saturday, September 15

Hallowbaloo - 2018, the Halloween art show, takes place from 10 am to 4 pm at the Hollyhills Owners Association Clubhouse (19200 Hollyhills Dr NE in Bothell, WA).  Keep an eye on the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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Zombie Fest NW 2018, a family-friendly disaster preparedness festival, takes place from 2 to 6 pm in Normandy Park, WA.  The event features live music, a mock disaster zone, a zombie costume contest, food booths a zombification booth and MORE!  Check out the Facebook Event Page for more details.

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Vancouver Star Trek Happy Hour celebrates the end of the First Annual Northwest Star Trek Week with a Bar Trek through downtown Vancouver, WA.  Registration takes place at Starfleet Academy, AKA Tap Union Freehouse (on the second floor of 1300 Washington St in Vancouver, WA) from 2:45 to 3 pm.  Then get ready to boldly go to bars galore, as you stop at several local watering holes across Vancouver.  Naturally, you must be 21 or older to attend, and be sure to have a designated driver.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Books with Pictures and The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) screen 1984's Supergirl, starring Helen Slater, tonight at 7 pm.  The film will be shown in GLORIOUS 35mm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Dragonfly Cinema (822 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA) hosts Cowboy Bebop Nerd Night/Trivia, Costumes and Movie tonight starting at 6 pm with trivia at Jak Aktion Comics (839 Bay St in Port Orchard, WA), followed by Cowboy Bebop The Movie at the cinema at 7:15 pm.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, September 16

Unchained Girls present the 4th Annual Unchain the Fashion: Alt/Goth/Fantasy Design Showcase at 9 pm tonight at the Star Theater (13 NW 6th Ave in Portland, OR).  The show features local fashion, hair and make up modeled by Portland's Unchained Girls.  Doors open at 8 pm and you must be 21 or older to attend.  Door fee/Cover is $5.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Shriek: A Women of Horror Film Class presents a Heckle Night screening of Tobe Hooper's sci fi, absolutely WONDERFUL train wreck of a movie, Lifeforce, tonight at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave N in Seattle, WA).  The event starts at 7 pm and you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page closer to the event date.

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The McMenamins Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan in Portland, OR) screens Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade through Tuesday, September 18.  For showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit the Mission Theater website.