Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
"The youthfully attuned spirit of the storytelling gives it an authenticity recalling classic Peanuts cartoons, right down to the off-key singing." Tom Russo, Boston Globe
Duration: 89 mins. | Rating: PG
Beauty and the Beast
A live-action re-telling of Disney's animated classic about the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
Directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon, the film stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson. Eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.
"Beauty and the Beast creates an air of enchantment from its first moments, one that lingers and builds and takes on qualities of warmth and generosity as it goes along." Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
Duration: 129 mins. | Rating: PG
Born in China
Disneynature presents its most ambitious project to date, taking moviegoers on a grand journey into the wilds of China.
Following the stories of three animal families, the film allows audiences to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard--an elusive animal rarely caught on camera--faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet.
Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China's vast terrain--from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest-- seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together.
Duration: 79 mins. | Rating: G
The Boss Baby
Told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim, The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. On a secret mission to discover why babies are losing their market share of love, Boss Baby teams up with Tim to thwart a dastardly plot involving an epic battle between puppies and babies, in the process, learning about the importance of family.
"Inventive and heartwarming, The Boss Baby is a lot more grown up than it looks." Pat Padua, Washington Post
Duration: 98 mins. | Rating: PG
Kong: Skull Island | 3D
Kong: Skull Island reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific - as beautiful as it is treacherous - unaware that they're crossing into the domain of the legendary Kong. Soon a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man.
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly and Oscar winner Brie Larson, Kong: Skull Island was filmed across three continents as director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and two-time Oscar winning visual effects supervisor Stephen Rosenbaum worked to bring the mythic Kong and the mysterious Skull Island to life.
"Kong: Skull Island is a big, noisy B-movie infused with moments of wit and sprightly visual sophistication, anchored by what surely must be the most enormous version of King Kong since the giant ape made his screen debut in 1933." Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
Duration: 118 mins. | Rating: PG-13
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
"Easily the best Wolverine outing, Logan is The Dark Knight of the mutant-filled X-franchise, a gripping film that transcends the comic-book genre by saying something important ..." Brian Truitt, USA Today
Duration: 141 mins. | Rating: R
Edible Cinema: Top Gun
Edible Cinema is a unique way to experience a film: through aroma, texture and taste. Perfect for food and film lovers alike, this quarterly series combines good food with the fun of movie night as expert chefs curate a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments in the film.
6:30PM | Doors open, pick up your tray of numbered boxes and find a seat.
7:00PM | Introduction and event instructions
7:05PM | Movie: Top Gun (Duration: 1 hr. 50 mins. | Rating: PG)
Please Note: No dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
ABOUT THE FILM
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Release date: May 16, 1986
Director: Tont Scott
In addition to the bite-sized tasting menu, the Empirical Cafe will be serving burritos, hotdogs, grilled cheese, and movie snacks, plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.