Interest is high for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, though it's not scheduled for release until March 25. That leads to heightened interest in all things Batman, especially with another series installment due out Nov. 25 for master chronicler Frank Miller -- Dark Knight III: The Master Race.
DC Comics has a limited number of variant covers, which are available only at certain local comic book stores across the country. North Texas got two: John Cassaday drew the cover that will be found at mycomicshop.com (formerly Lone Star Comics in Arlington); Joshua Middleton drew the one that can be found at Madness Games & Comics, 3000 Custer Road, Suite 310, Plano.
These covers are just special enough to tide you over until dawn, I mean, Dawn.
PARTIAL SCREENINGS Lee Harvey Oswald sneaked into the movies the day after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. War is Hell and Cry of Battle (1963, 99 mins.) were playing that day. Partial screenings of each will be shown on Nov. 22, with War at 1:20 p.m. and Cry at 2:45, at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas. Admission is 90 cents each, the same price each movie went for in 1963. thetexastheatre.com.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE Watch as two misters who have squandered their money go on an adventure to marry for more of it when an encore of The Beaux Stratagem screens Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. in the auditorium at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $12-$20. 817-923-3012. amphibianstage.com.
LATINO-AMERICAN FILM FIESTA: MOVIE EVENT This free monthly series, which started in September and is scheduled to go through May, will screen movies and documentaries about the culture of Hispanics in North America. Movies such as Bless Me, Ultima (2013, PG-13, 106 mins.) and Buena Vista Social Club (1999, G, 105 mins.) are on the bill. The next entry will be shown Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at the South Irving Library meeting room, 601 Schulze Drive, Irving. 972-721-2628. irvinglibrary.org.
HUNGERFEST Celebrate the Nov. 20 opening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2 (PG-13, 137 mins.) at this event on Nov. 23 from noon to 8 p.m. Festivities for ages 13-18 begin at noon and include themed activities and food. There will also be a three-movie marathon (all PG-13, all longer than 120 mins.) -- The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 -- at Schimelpfenig Library, 5024 Custer Road, Plano. Free. Click on "Events Calendar" at planolibrary.org.
DVD LOOKOUT Week of Nov. 23 -- Get ready to watch the cheeky Shaun the Sheep Movie (PG, 85 mins.) on repeat. I know one child, at least, who can't or won't (we haven't decided) get enough when Shaun tries to take the day off. Also out this week: Adventure Time: Finn the Human; American Ultra; Doctor Who: The Christmas Specials; Inside Amy Schumer: Season Three; Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow; No Escape; and Ricki and the Flash.
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