Film Picks

Best film picks, August 30

CorrespondentAugust 30, 2013 

Daniel Day Lewis stars as President Abraham Lincoln in this scene from director Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" from DreamWorks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox.


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    • Friday night at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, the Retrofantasm series presents a double feature dubbed “Getting Their Just Rewards”: Stan Winston’s 1988 horror favorite “Pumpkinhead” and Wes Craven’s 1991 comic horror hit “The People Under the Stairs.” The double bill begins at 7 p.m., and admission is $9 ($7 for Star members). 919-560-3030 or

    Dan Scanlon’s Pixar prequel “Monsters University” (2013) screens Friday night and Saturday night at the Green at Southern Village in Chapel Hill. The movie starts between 8:30 and 8:45, and admission is $4. Details: 919-969-8049 or

Friday and Saturday night, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Summer Movie Series presents two popular 2012 releases that were rescheduled from rained-out dates at their open-air theater: Steven Spielberg’s historical drama “Lincoln,” featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Daniel Day Lewis, screens Friday evening; Sam Mendes’ James Bond thriller “Skyfall,” Daniel Craig’s third entry in the 007 series, screens on Saturday night. Both nights’ features begin at 8:30, and tickets are $5 (free for museum members). Details: 919-715-5923 or

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