Bo Burnham’s critically-acclaimed debut and a movie on IMDb’s Top 10 all-time list headlines the set of movies that are heading to the Gateway Film Center this weekend.
Eighth Grade – August 2
Comedian Bo Burnham writes and directs this beautiful film about a girl struggling to get through her last few weeks as an eighth grader due to social anxieties and a growing pressure to make friends. Starring Elsie Fisher and Josh Hamilton, I had the privilege to see this film at an early screening, and I can guarantee you that this is one of the best movies you will see this year. The heart, the comedy and just how genuine it all feels makes this a must-see in the theaters.
Alien – August 3
Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror epic comes back to Gateway to make you scared of space once again. Starring Sigourney Weaver as the iconic Ripley, she must fight for her life once an alien makes its way onto the ship. Remember, in space, no one can hear you scream, but they can in the theater, and you will be sure to let a few yells out during this classic.
Our House – August 3
Starring Thomas Mann and Nicola Peltz, two on-the-rise actors, this movie looks to give them a vehicle to show their range. After trying to find his way back to the parents he lost, forcing him to watch over his two younger siblings, this horror film centers around a kid who invents a way to bring back the dead, which sounds great until he messes with the wrong spirits.
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly – August 5
The most iconic spaghetti western of all-time comes back to the big screen this Sunday in a special 4K restoration. Starring Clint Eastwood in one of the roles that solidified him as a star, this Sergio Leone-directed film is nearly three hours of some of the best that the genre has to offer, and there’s a reason this movie continues to sit at No. 9 on IMDb’s Top 250 Movies of All-Time list.