THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
The mind-bending visions of midnight-movie pioneer Alejandro Jodorowsky continue in a trippy 1973 odyssey about a messianic thief (Horacio Salinas) who joins a prankster guru (played by Jodorowsky himself) on a quest for immortality. Part of the CineVegas screening series at Neonopolis. (114 min.) R; sexual situations, violence, drug use.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who teamed up for the 2004 zombie romp “Shaun of the Dead,” reunite in this buddy-cop spoof about a gungo-ho London officer who’s transferred to a sleepy village — just in time to take on a serial killer. Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy and Timothy Dalton co-star. At multiple locations. (120 min.) R; violent content, graphic images, profanity.
IN THE LAND OF WOMEN
After his girlfriend dumps him, an aspiring L.A. writer (Adam Brody) heads to suburban Michigan to care for his ailing grandmother (Olympia Dukakis), only to become embroiled with a neighbor (Meg Ryan) and her teenage daughter (Kristen Stewart). At multiple locations. (97 min.) PG-13; sexual content, mature themes, profanity.
TEARS OF THE BLACK TIGER
This campy combo of Thai melodrama and Hollywood Western focuses on a doomed romance between a wealthy young woman and a peasant boy who becomes an outlaw to avenge his father’s murder. In Thai with English subtitles. Part of the CineVegas screening series at Neonopolis. (124 min.) NR; stylized action violence.
A psycho killer obsessed with Ronald Reagan menaces masses of hippies attending an annual music festival in a slasher spoof that marks co-star David Arquette’s directorial debut; Lukas Haas, Balthazar Getty, Jamie King, Thomas Jane, Paul Reubens and Courteney Cox (alias Mrs. Arquette) round out the cast. (96 min.) At multiple locations. R; strong horror violence and gore, drug content, profanity, sexuality, nudity.
In this horror outing, bickering spouses (Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale) suffer car trouble and wind up in an isolated motel’s honeymoon suite — the locale for a series of snuff films starring unsuspecting guests. At multiple locations. (97 min.) R; brutal violence and terror, brief nudity, profanity.
— By CAROL CLING