In our opinion, the greatest film title of all time is Texas Chainsaw Massacre because it sums up the plot perfectly. The second-greatest film title is Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. You just know from the moment you hear it that it's going to be bloody great. ''The late '90s were pretty stagnant for crime films,'' said Alamo Drafthouse’s Robert Saucedo. ''Lock, Stock had its own identity and voice and was uniquely British. Guy Ritchie, with a single movie, showed us he was a director worth paying attention to.''
The film chronicles the escapades of a group of friends who bankroll their buddy in a card game. The buddy's a card savant and should clean up, right? Ah, no. The host rigs the game against him. To get their money back, the friends plan a heist against a gang of thieves. (Do we need to remind you it's never a good idea to rob thieves?) Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a fantastic, fast-paced film with incredibly memorable dialogue that ensures its place in the collection of any half-decent crime-film lover. (Among our favorite lines is: ''Guns for show, knives for a pro.'')
114 Vintage Park Blvd., Building H, Suite J
Houston, TX 77070
Category: Performing Arts Venues
Region: Jersey Village
7:30 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, 114 Vintage Park Boulevard. For information, call 713-715-4707 or visit drafthouse.com. $7.
Mon., Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m., 2013