Darling Donnie

The end of the world is cozier with Jake and Frank

What would you do if you knew the world was going to end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds? Would you visit the local multiplex and watch Jake "Dreamy Eyes" Gyllenhaal lock lips with a closeted cowboy? Or would you rather see him taking orders from a demonic bipedal bunny rabbit named Frank? (I'm sure I'm correct in assuming your end-of-the-world plans include Jake Gyllenhaal movies.) If you prefer those of the psychotic bunny persuasion, be sure to check out Donnie Darko, this weekend's midnight movie at the Inwood. Richard Kelly's angst-ridden apocalyptic fairy tale is an existential playground for time travel, arson, plane crashes, parallel universes and Sparkle Motion. It also introduced the world to the siblings Gyllenhaal (whose earlier films left them mostly unnoticed). Plus it gave Patrick Swayze the opportunity to dirty-dance his way into the hearts of a whole new generation (as a pedophilic motivational speaker). What better way to spend one of your precious few remaining nights on earth? The director's cut of Donnie Darko plays at midnight this Friday and Saturday at the Inwood Theatre, 5458 W. Lovers Lane. Tickets are $8. Call 214-764-9106 or visit landmarktheaters.com.
Sat., Feb. 25, midnight; Sun., Feb. 26, midnight

 
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