Fancy a bit of the ultra-violence, Luv?
"A Clockwork Orange," the disturbing film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the disturbing book by Anthony Burgess, will be shown at 7:30 tonight, March 11, at the Regency Tropicana Cinemas at 3330 E. Tropicana Ave., at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road.
The film follows Malcolm McDowell as Alex, the leader of a group of teenaged thugs in a dystopian near future as they rampage about England. Eventually, Alex is captured and sent to an experimental reconditioning program. Suffice to say, hilarity completely fails to ensue.
The film was nominated for four Oscars, has a brilliant soundtrack and is…. Well, it’s not exactly a good date movie. It’s very violent, often sexually so, it uses some of the slang from the novel, which early readers found so confusing that later editions added a glossary, and it features a protagonist who is not a very nice person, to say the least.
That being said, it’s on several lists of best films and is well worth seeing, particularly if you have a taste for challenging cinema.
Most of the films at the Regency Tropicana Cinema are $3, however, this special one-time showing of "A Clockwork Orange" is part of its Insomniac Cinema, and tickets are $8. The Insomniac Cinema program gives classic and cult films another go at the big screen every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Next week's film will be "Robocop."
For more information, go to www.regencymovies.com.
— F. Andrew Taylor