This morning, Point Fish Fry & A Flick announced that it will make a triumphant return to the lakefront late this summer. The fish-enhanced film festivities start up once again at Discovery World on July 18 at 5 p.m. â€“ the movies themselves start rolling at dusk â€“ and run every other week through Sept. 19 (save for an extra week off in late August).
As with last year, the free film series also offers a Wisconsin fish fry brought to you by Bartolotta Restaurants and tasty, hoppy beverages provided by Stevens Point Brewery.
One important detail left out of this morningâ€™s press release? The flicks to be shown. The lineup â€“ bumped back up to five screenings from just three last year â€“ will be revealed on May 19, but until then, allow me to throw some ideas â€“ and a few hopeful stretches â€“ into the ring (add your own picks in the comments). Fingers crossed for five screenings of "Heaven Is for Real"!
What better way to wash down a night of beer, friends, fish and chips than with a movie about beer, friends, fish and chips (OK, not the last two, but it takes place in Britain so we can assume)?
"The Worldâ€™s End" isnâ€™t exactly the blockbuster Fish Fry & A Flick usually goes for, like last yearâ€™s trifecta of "Ted," "The Avengers" and "Django Unchained" (it managed to get outgrossed by the secretly massive flop "R.I.P.D., which takes some doing), but Iâ€™d say it qualifies a strong cult selection. Plus, itâ€™s hilarious, throwing jokes, catchphrases and awesomely entertaining man vs. robot action sequences around with kinetic yet precise glee.
If "The Worldâ€™s End" isnâ€™t one of the flick picks (a movie about alcoholism admittedly might not flow the best with a night of beer-soaked festivities, but hey, itâ€™s not "Flight"), I will also accept Edgar Wrightâ€™s "Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of the Dead" or "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World." All are delightfully energetic, funny and action packed enough to satisfy all.
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