Thanksgiving Hollywood Blockbuster Alternatives

Yes, Thanksgiving day is about giving thanks with family and friends over a fantastic turkey centric meal, but Thanksgiving weekend is all about movies. If the current batch of Hollywood blockbuster offerings isn't getting you psyched, might we suggest some alternatives? For those of you in New York City this Thanksgiving weekend, there are plenty of spectacular big screen options that don't remotely involve Jennifer Lawrence (though we agree, America: she's pretty great).

Guy Maddin's The Forbidden Room at Videology this Thanksgiving 

THE FORBIDDEN ROOM, AT VIDEOLOGY BAR & CINEMA , FRI NOV 28-SUN NOV 29

Look, this film may end up being painful to watch; anyone who has even attempted to describe the plot has ended up with some sort of stream of consciousness word mish-mash about purple, submarines, a band of woodsmen, and a man in a bathrobe telling you the history of baths. But when else are you going to get a chance to see this bizarro art-house film directed by Guy Maddin? Amidst the flummoxed rambling, most critics agree it's a really strange but enjoyable film with gorgeous cinematography, so we think it's worth a shot. Honestly, what else do you really have to do this weekend? 

Francis Ford Coppola's One From the Heart, showing at BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music this Thanksgiving

TURKEY'S FOR THANKSGIVING at BAM, MON NOV 23- SUN NOV 29

See some of Hollywood's greatest flops this weekend, revived for the big screen thanks to BAM. We've gotta say, most of these turkeys have aged remarkably well and are now a joy to re-watch. Thursday and Friday night, choose between Elizabeth Taylor's drama-queen heavy Cleopatra and Box-Office-Bomb Western masterpiece Heaven's Gate; Saturday between 1977's thriller Sorcerer and David Lynch's epic fail of a film, Dune; and Sunday take in Coppola's truly beautifully art-directed One From the Heart with a score by Tom Waits.

Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2, still of Darryl Hannah, showing at Waverly Midnights at IFC Theater 

KILL BILL VOL. 2, WAVERLY MIDNIGHTS AT IFC THEATER,wed Nov 25- Sat nov 28, 12 am

Damn, this is such a good movie to see on a big screen. Between the crazy marshall arts, Director Quentin Tarantino's play with wide screen versus classic screen ratios, and Darryl Hannah's cheekbones, this films deserves to be seen large, the way it was intended.This is the final volume of the Kill Bill series, and you'll finally learn the Bride's full history and get some resolution to all the violence and all these characters' unceasing animosity. Catch up on Kill Bill Vol. 1 beforehand so you can fully appreciate the end to the story.