Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods
When last we checked in with our Dragon's Ballz, there were people yelling and flexing and making with the punching. This is the eighteenth animated feature film based on the Dragon Ball series and the first one in 17 years to receive a (extremely limited) theatrical release.
Battle of the Gods takes place between the 10-year time skip and involves Beerus, the God of Destruction. He learns of the defeat of Freeza (a galactic overlord) by Goku's large and trembly hands. Beerus and his traveling companion Whis decide to challenge Goku to battle which is probably what the entire movie entails.
Dragon's Ballz is popular with children and people in their early 20s who grew up with this instead of cooler things like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Teddy Ruxpin.
Wed., Aug. 6, 7pm. Old Mill Stadium.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
While Cloudy 2 is no Cloudy the 1st, it is still an extremely fun family film with just enough adult aimed humor to not make mom and dad drink more than they already do. In this adventure, genius inventor Flint Lockwood returns to Swallow Falls to eradicate the sentient food beasts that his device (the FLDSMDFR) created after the food storm has started terraforming the city.
This is being shown as part of the Sunriver Twilight Film Series at SHARC. The series is sponsored by Cascade Sotheby's and Sunset Lodging and features concession stands with popcorn, ice cream and soda with all proceeds going toward the Sunriver Women's Club. There's also an inflatable bouncy house which may or may not have this reporter giggling and bouncing with reckless abandon while shoving children out the door.
Tue., Aug. 5, 8:30pm. SHARC. Free.
The House I Live In
The House I Live In is one of the finest documentaries of the last decade focused exclusively on Americans incarcerated for drug related crimes. Directed by Eugene Jarecki, the documentarian behind Why We Fight, The Trials of Henry Kissinger and a segment of Freakonomics, The House I Live In is a searing indictment of the War on Drugs and must be seen by anyone who's wanted to have an informed opinion about the subject. Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian described the film as "An angry and personal attack on America's war on drugs [that] contends it is a grotesquely wasteful public-works scheme."
Part of the Green Team Movie Night series.
Tue., Aug. 5, 6:30pm, First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th.