Movies: John Carpenter Movies At Mall Of America

add a comment HORROR AT MOA John Carpenter, who launched the slasher cycle with Halloween, is the ideal filmmaker to usher in the ghoulish month of October. Hes getting a welcome retrospective with a Tuesday-night series of classics, near-classics and not-really classics at the Mall of America multiplex. Oct. 1 its Escape From New York, with Kurt Russell as tougher-than-tough Snake Plissken, a dangerous convict assigned to rescue the President from a futuristic Manhattan that has become a lawless penal colony. Its great action filmmaking goosed with deliciously cynical political commentary. On the 8th the star and general idea are needlessly recycled in Escape from L.A., which directs its satire at easy targets like crazed surfers and plastic surgeons. They Live, a prescient sci-fi comic thriller showing Oct. 15, stars pro wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper as a construction worker who discovers sunglasses that strip away superficial appearances to reveal that societys rulers are alien cadavers. The brilliant remake The Thing is a paranoid masterpiece about an alien entity that kills, then takes over the identities, of researchers at a remote Antarctic outpost. The capper on the 29th is Prince of Madness, a flimsy exercise in modern-day mysticism concerning a Los Angeles church whose basement contains a diabolical power. Keep an eye peeled for a walking-dead cameo by Alice Cooper. (All shows $5; 7:30 p.m. Theatres at Mall of America, 952-882-8900.) more from movies get related content delivered to your inbox You are now subscribed.

Target Ticket offers thousands of movies and TV shows on digital video service

Related Stories FDA to start regulating health-related smartphone apps Parents can target what their kids watch on their phones, tablets and TVs, thanks to a new digital video service. Target Ticket launched by the discount chain store offers a whopping 30,000 movies and television shows to buy, rent, download or stream starting at 99 cents. Titles include blockbuster releases like Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness and HBO shows like Game of Thrones and True Blood. RELATED: WHAT THE EMMY VOTERS GOT RIGHT – AND WHAT THEY GOT WRONG But parents have the ultimate say about their kids viewing options. The big-box retailer partnered with San Francisco-based nonprofit Common Sense Media, which provides movie and TV reviews, to make it easier for users to select age-appropriate content for their kids. Melinda Sue Gordon/AP Target are aiming to compete with Netflix, which offers its own original series like ‘House of Cards.’ The political drama, which stars Kevin Spacey, won three awards at the 2013 Emmys. Worried parents can also set filters according to the level of violence and profanity and ratings given by the Motion Picture Association of America. PHOTOS: EMMY AWARDS 2013 NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED They can customize profiles for family members so they can watch varied content simultaneously on different devices. The service is aimed at parents who want a kid-safe, easy- to-use service, the company says. Viewers can watch rented content as many times as they want within a 48-hour period. Target Ticket is currently available on PCs, Macs, Android and iOS, along with Internet-connected TVs and Xboxes. Guests can visit TargetTicket.com to access the service or download the app through the App Store or Google Play.