Goya: Vision of Flesh and Blood. You might recognize his name and you might not. But you'll certainly recognize Goya's nightmarish painting style on his classic works like "Saturn Devouring His Son" and "The Third of May 1808." Francisco Goya is one of the most famous painters in the Spanish canon, and with the help of UA's Museum of Art and the Hanson Film Institute, you'll get an in-depth look at his works and his life. The film will be introduced by Malcolm Compitello, head of the University of Arizona's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. At the UA Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road. 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Free.
Shrek the Third. Maybe it's the great cast of voice actors. Maybe it's the self-referential jokes, maybe it's the unique takes on classic fairy tales. Anyway you look at it, Shrek has become a cultural phenomenon. There have been Shrek musicals, Shrek spin-off series and even Shrek weddings. The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum invites you to get swept up in Shrek-mania with a showing of the third Shrek movie. Not only will there be a screening, there will also be arts, crafts and train rides for kids an hour beforehand! 414 N. Toole Ave. 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.
Home Alone. Ahhhhhh! It's that time of the year. Decorate your Christmas tree, eat a tub of ice cream and set a pitfall to maim Joe Pesci. It's the film that skyrocketed Macaulay Culkin to international acclaim and led to him starring in other films such as Home Alone 2 (and that's about it). If you haven't already seen this, I have two questions: 1) What have you been doing since the '90s? 2) Are you ready for all your Christmas dreams to come true? Because this is a free, outdoor showing at the Children's Museum! 200 S. Sixth Ave. 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Free.
The Loft Cinema
White Christmas. Think you can out-sing Bing? Doubt it. But maybe if the entire audience is singing all together, you won't notice your ineptitude. White Christmas is about as classic as it gets: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and the best-selling song of all time. Even if you aren't too crazy about the film, sing-alongs are always fun. Maybe next year they'll have another Christmas classic with audience engagement: It's a Wonderful Life cry-along. 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. $10.
Hook. So you don't want to drive eight hours and fight the L.A. traffic to go to Disneyland. That's understandable. Well, do we have a solution for you! Hook is an underrated '90s classic that makes you feel like a kid again. Maybe it's because it's about Peter Pan staying a kid forever, or maybe it's because it has the gusto of a Spielberg flick with the magical spark that only Robin Williams can deliver. Plus, you get to see Dustin Hoffman play Captain Hook, which is always a bonus. Noon Sunday, Dec. 10. $10.
Shriek of the Mutilated. If the aforementioned feel-good movies don't do it for you, then check out what The Loft has for Mondo Mondays! A winter-themed horror about a killer yeti and some hip '70s teens. A low-budget exploitation-fest with violence, sex and everything else you'd expect to come out of a dingy grindhouse cinema. The definition of so-bad-it's-good. 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11. $3.
The Loft Cinema is at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.