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Coen Brothers Double Feature. Casa Video Film Bar is helping ease you into the new year with two of the earliest films by America's greatest modern film duo. Raising Arizona, Nic Cage's most believable role (because he's just playing himself), followed up by The Hudsucker Proxy, where Tim Robbins plays a naive businessman caught up in a hula-hoop scam. To help you enjoy these flicks even more, spiced cider and mulled wine is also available for the show. 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1 starting at 7 p.m. 2905 E. Speedway Blvd.

The Dirty Dozen. For their Tuesday Night Classics series, Harkins is screening one of the first films to really push the limits of action and violence in American cinemas. But aside from its trailblazing and occasionally shocking content, The Dirty Dozen is also remembered as one of the greatest war films of the '60s, with the American Film Institute listing it on three separate "Top 100" lists. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2. Harkins Spectrum 18, 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz.

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Mad Max: Fury Road. The film that proved modern remakes don't have to be atrocious compilations of explosions (although this movie has plenty). It also has, however, an intelligent plot and awesome art direction that act as a one-two punch to your brain. Not to mention, it's made by the original director of the classic Mad Max films, so is it even a remake? Either way, you won't want to miss out on one of the best action movies of this decade. 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 and Saturday, Dec. 30. $6.

2017 Sundance Short Films. A 90-minute selection of seven short films chosen from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. These short flicks range from documentary to animation, and are sure to surprise and confuse you, as award-winning short films have the habit of doing. Among the films, you'll get to see a glimpse into a day in the life of a bathroom attendant, a woman's anxious wait on getting an abortion, and a man's day through impressionistic portraits. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3. Regular admission prices.

The Apartment. Get a new take on the Hollywood classic starring Jack Lemmon, by speaking with his son, Chris Lemmon, after the show! Not only is it the winner of five academy awards, but it's also considered by many to be one of the finest, most bittersweet comedies of all time: A simple officer worker with hopes of climbing the corporate ladder gets in way over his head by renting out his apartment as a haven for their salacious affairs. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4. $10.

The Loft Cinema is located at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

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