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Flicks On The Cheap

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 18, 2005 3:09PM

2005_04_18_wallet.jpgThe weekend’s usually the time when we satisfy our movie jones. But raves for Ryan Reynolds aside, we couldn’t bring ourselves to see The Amityville Horror remake without the go-ahead from a trusted friend. Sin City wasn’t worth seeing again and the rest of the top 10 was...well, see for yourself. Lucky for us, there are some bonafide classics playing all around the city tonight.

David Cronenberg films creep us the hell out. And with all the folks on the El seeming to draw their life force from their iPods, his 1983 film Videodrome seems just too familiar for comfort. Still, this is the perfect film for a remix culture so we can’t wait to see what the LazyFM crew does with it tonight at 9 PM for their free monthly gig at Danny’s. They’ll be providing their own turntable soundtrack as the story of the 2nd worst cable TV company ever unfolds through dual projection.

We’d say a far less disturbing evening could be had at Cans but that all depends on how you feel about 80s music and shaved poodles. They’ll be showing a free screening of Best in Show along with the requisite 20-cent wings, cheap beer and popcorn. Chicagoist used to console ourselves by repeating, “It’s only a movie” until Showdog Moms and Dads hit the air.

Finally, if it’s Monday then it’s animation night at Doc Films. It’ll cost you a few bucks but there’s no greater joy than singing along to “Kill the wabbit” with other like-minded folks. Chuck Jones’s What’s Opera, Doc screens before the Disney gem Fantasia at 7 PM tonight down at the University of Chicago.