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Theatrical roundup for the August 13th weekend

Who cares how nice it is outside when there's so many good movies to be seen inside nice air-conditioned theaters--not to mention the many movies and video games to be rented at nice air-conditioned independent video stores. Here's some of what's going on this weekend. Northwest Film Forum welcomes home THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF LITTLE DIZZLE, David Russo's imaginative comedic tale of evil corporations, deceptively delicious cookies and male pregnancy (but soooo not JUNIOR). The film was made right here in Seattle and produced in part by the Film Forum's Start-To-Finish program. Russo is expected to be in attendance for all the screenings. Also this weekend is THE SECRET TO A HAPPY ENDING, a documentary chronicling three dramatic years in the life of the Athens, GA band DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK will be showing most of the week down at Central Cinema, and on Friday night at 10pm Hollow Earth Radio presents the pre-Internet teen angst rebellion of PUMP UP THE VOLUME starring Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis. I hope Central Cinema has stocked up on Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi and Black Jack Gum for the occasion. BadMovieArt returns to Central Cinema on Monday with the Scarecrow staff favorite GYMKATA. If our endorsement isn't enough, see BadMovieArt's Facebook page for ten reasons you should see the film--#6. tons of NINJAS! Then on Wednesday, Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents the 1982 groundbreaking drama MAKING LOVE. Speaking of Three Dollar Bill Cinema, their BLONDE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN outdoor movie series continues Friday at Cal Anderson with Madonna's best movie DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN. On Saturday night, Fremont Outdoor Movies is celebrating 25 years of "IT'S OUR TIME DOWN HERE!" with THE GOONIES. (Programming note: they've rescheduled last weekend's rained out PRETTY IN PINK for August 21st). Our friends at Grand Illusion Cinema have WA DO DEM, a "slacker odyssey" following a recently dumped young man on his wanderings through Jamaica and featuring music by Yeasayer, MGMT, reggae group The Congos and other talented musicians. AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON makes an encore appearance in the Late Night spot. There's also the Hollywood triple threat of THE EXPENDABLES, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD and EAT PRAY LOVE, the last of which you can see at Columbia City Cinema. Stay cool and happy viewing to all.

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