Thanksgiving Doldrums

Falling in between Halloween and Christmas, the Thanksgiving holiday is a real low-point for fantasy films, mystery movies, horror-thrillers, and science-fiction cinema in Los Angeles; consequently, we have no recommendations for this week. (If you’re really desperate to get out of the house after Turkey Day, you might check out the midnight screening of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles; it’s not great, but it’s better than nothing.) Once December rolls around, expect things to pick up, with inevitable retro screenings of every version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL imaginable, plus some live performances of THE NUTCRACKER.