Hes a father, a husband, a writer, currently a hotel caretaker, and hes losing his mind. But lets not be quick to judge: If you had a pushover for a wife and a son with an imaginary BFF living in his mouth who were constantly distracting you from finishing the bookwhich will most likely be about a boring workaholicwhile trying to maintain a grand hotel thats closed for the winter, youd want to kill them, too. And if youre Jack Nicholson, starring in The Shining, then you most certainly have the right to chase them around with an ax. The artful 1980 Stanley Kubrick film still ranks as one of the scariest movies of all time and forever typecast Nicholson as someone not to be messed with (Heeeeeres Johnny!). Watching it outdoors among strangers at night shouldnt make it all that frightening, right? Lets just hope no one is wearing a bear suit.
Thu., Aug. 28, 6 p.m., 2008