In theaters this week ...
Nicholas Hoult (left) and Rob Corddry star in "Warm Bodies."
Nicholas Hoult stars in "Warm Bodies."
A lonely zombie named R (Nicholas Hault) runs across a team of young humans and falls for Julie (Teresa Palmer). Though he manages to save her from other ghouls, problems arise in the form of Julie’s dad (John Malkovich), an avowed zombie slayer.
The buzz: It may cause some retching among diehard zombie fans, but the improbable love story works as a sweetly funny riff on “Beauty and the Beast.”
Length: 97 min.
Show times: 10 p.m. Thursday; 11:50 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:05 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Cinemark.
Oscar-nominated short films
Oscar-nominated short film programs in the Live Action, Animation, and Documentary categories are coming to Maiden Alley Cinema.
The buzz: This year’s crop of Oscar-nominated live-action and animated shorts — five in each category — range from experimental whimsy to brutally realistic Third World drama. Some are original and intriguing, while others are more conservative.
Documentary set 1: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
Documentary set 2: 9:10 p.m. Friday, 9 p.m. Saturday.
Animated: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Live action: 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday.