What’s Playing, Madison?

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UPDATED 5/19/2014: Fed Up added to the weekend’s new releases


Desperate Lives (6:30p — Central Madison Library, Rm 302)

See Helen Hunt on crank! This melodramatic made-for-TV movie bludgeons its audience with a hamfisted anti-drug message. “Bad Cinema” plays FREE in Rm 302, which officially makes the Central Library a pusher.

All freakin’ weekend

God’s Pocket (Sundance)

Christina Hendricks and John Turturro star alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman, in one of the actor’s final performances, in this Philadelphia crime drama.

Godzilla (Sundance, AMC Star, Point, Eastgate, Highway 18 Drive-In)

Contrary to expectations, the best news about this newest iteration of Godzilla isn’t that Roland Emmerich has nothing to do with it. It’s that a movie about a giant lizard might actually be good for the first time in 60 years.

Million Dollar Arm (AMC Star, Point, Eastgate)

Jon Hamm and The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi travel to India to bring a pitching sensation back to the States. They’d better hope cricket has a better track record with ulnar collateral ligaments than America’s pastime.

Fed Up (Point)

Madison Movie’s Rob Thomas seems to think the minds (and appetites) of theatergoers will change after seeing this Kate Couric-narrated documentary on diet and obesity. Sounds like I’m going to have to watch what goes in and what comes out of my mouth now.


12 Years a Slave (6:30p — Sequoya Branch Library)

Presented FREE as part of the Madison Public Library’s “You’ve Read the Book, Now See the Movie.”

Godzilla + The Amazing Spider-man 2 (7:30p — Highway 18 Drive-In; 7:40p — Sky-Vu Drive-In)

Madison’s adjacent drive-in theaters in Jefferson and Green County both screen a double feature of The Big Guy’s new film alongside the web head’s new sequel. All times listed are for box office openings.


Godzilla + The Amazing Spider-man 2 (7:30p — Highway 18 Drive-In; 7:40p — Sky-Vu Drive-In)


Godzilla + The Amazing Spider-man 2 (7:30p — Highway 18 Drive-In)


The Punk Singer (9:00p — Genna’s Lounge)

The organizers behind Four Star Video Heaven’s co-op hold another fundraising event at Genna’s — this time with the help of Madison zine Crucial Twat as they co-present this documentary on the influence of punk rocker and activist Kathleen Hanna. Suggested admission is $5, grrrrl.


Spartacus (1:15p, 7:05p — Sundance)

I’m Spartacus. You’re Spartacus. We’re all Spartacus when Stanley Kubrick’s Roman epic takes over Sundance Cinemas.