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AICN & ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE Presents An Astonishing Screening of NACHO LIBRE!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... Tim League and I have been planning this one for quite some time now. The goal was to throw an amazing event with low to nil cost for you folks that would be one of those film experiences that you'd carry with you for a long long time. Now here's the thing. Not all films lend themselves to the sort of amazing fun that Tim League and I like to throw. But - when Jack "frickin" Black is putting on a lucha libre flick... directed by Jarod Hess and written by Mike White... well - you have the mexican food angle, the comedy angle, the masked wrestler angle and the fucking insane masked midget wrestling angle... and then the talent angle. At that point - it just sort of became an issue - where... none of the Drafthouse venues were big enough for the event... We wanted to throw this thing so basically everybody that wanted in could get in - so this will be a ROLLING ROADSHOW spectacular. The first of the year for AICN & the Alamo to team up on. I'm working on the 10th Anniversary Event... still trying to figure it out - but this is ONE of the 10th Anniversary Events - not just the big AICN throw down orgy spectacular! Details on that... coming soon. But for now - here's all the details to the best damn show around. Here ya go...

Ain't It Cool News presents

Nacho Libre Lucha Libre Extravaganza!

Theater: The Rolling Roadshow

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Rating: Unknown

Age Policy: 18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

My excitement over this film was already overflowing the cup, even before the posters began to hit the street. The storyline seemed incapable of disappointing: Jack Black as a monk by day, lucha libre wrestler by night, written and directed by Jared Hess, creator of the sublime Napoleon Dynamite! Then, about two months ago, when the first image of mask-clad Jack Black hit Ain't It Cool News, I could no longer contain myself. Harry and I went into immediate secret counsel and crafted the mother of all rolling roadshows. On Saturday, May 27, at the Glenn, just outside Austin, you are invited to join us for the Nacho Libre, Lucha Libre high-flying extravaganza. The Alamo kitchen will be serving up Mexican food themed to the movie, and before the show, we will have, direct from Mexico City a professional high flying lucha libre wrestling extravaganza live in front of the screen.

Please note, two of the wrestlers will be midgets!

The best part is admission is absolutely free. Tickets are limited, and we don't expect them to be available long.

Email us with NACHO RSVP in the subject line to let us know that you will be coming AND wearing a wrestling mask

Because this film is a premiere, there will be no cameras or camera phones allowed at the screening. The Alamo will have a photographer on site and photos will be posted on the web after the screening.


Doors open at 6:30 PM

Wrestling at 7:30 PM

Group Photo of masked attendees 8:15 PM

Movie at 8:45

Q&A at 10:30

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  • April 10, 2006, 2:12 p.m. CST

    viva la midgets

    by flamingrunt

    all films are better with the little people

  • April 10, 2006, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by quadrupletree

    Wish I was in Texas. Did I actually just type that??? WTF... Damn you AICN!!!

  • April 10, 2006, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Son ov' a gun...

    by grendelson138

    first Austin has Stubb's BBQ...and now they get this. I wish I'd of listened to that voice in my head that told me to move there about 6 years ago. Next up for Black...hopefully 'The Pick of Destiny'!!!!!!!

  • April 10, 2006, 3:12 p.m. CST

    after the casting screw-up of Kong

    by emeraldboy

    the Jack Black career slide contiunes unabated, saw the trailer for this when I went to Alien Autopsy. Horrible, utterly Horrible

  • April 10, 2006, 3:39 p.m. CST

    "Heh heh heh heh. Gimme some nachos, Butthead."

    by BeeDub

    "No way, Beavis. Get your own, fartknocker."

  • April 10, 2006, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Why does Austin gotta be so freaking far away???

    by strongbadmonkey

    Guess I'll have to wait until it opens nationwide. DAMNIT!

  • April 10, 2006, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Belladonna looks better in those masks.

    by HypeEndsHere

  • April 10, 2006, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Ummmmm... Isn't this a kids' movie?

    by El Scorcho

    This is a PG movie being presented by Nickelodeon, and you guys are hosting an 18+ event? LOL!!!!!

  • April 10, 2006, 4:20 p.m. CST


    by Terry_1978

  • April 10, 2006, 4:33 p.m. CST

    I believe "dwarfs" is the correct nomenclature, Dude.

    by Chastain-86

    Mark it zero!

  • April 10, 2006, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Harry wanted to see this, then he found out it...

    by P33KA

    was not about food.

  • April 10, 2006, 6:34 p.m. CST

    When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants..

    by AdrianVeidt your room. It's for fun. I am way excited for this movie. The first preview was excellent, the second I saw was not as appealing, but I have faith. With the great writing on School of Rock and the eye of Jarod Hess, this movie should be hilarious, and will probably be quoted in college dorm rooms all of next year.

  • April 10, 2006, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Adian, we agree about the 'quoted in dorms' thing

    by HypeEndsHere

    only, i see that as a terrible thing.

  • April 10, 2006, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Comedy is like rap...

    by Kuj

    when my mother starts quoting it, it's just not the same anymore.

  • April 10, 2006, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Napoleon Dynamite

    by Blood Simple

    Never understood the love for this film. I thought it was a blatant rip-off of Wes Anderson, but NO WHERE NEAR as good as his films, not by any stretch of the imagination. Perhaps I hated the film because I'm from Utah, and can't stand Mormons or Mormon humor. Either way, I dislike the film immensely. Will see Nacho for Jack Black. That is all. Bye.

  • April 10, 2006, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Blood Simple I concur wholeheartedley

    by DoctorWho?

    ...Napoleon was anything but funny. Weird,quirky,annoying...not funny. Maybe it's a different genaeration of comedy...I don't know. But Jack Black in full wrestling regalia???...count me in! The guy is brilliant the same way Jim Carey was when he first hit.

  • April 10, 2006, 11:05 p.m. CST

    come on...napolean dynamite was pretty...

    by Hyphin

    ...hilarious....i mean seriously. GOD!!

  • April 10, 2006, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Ayo.....Blood Simple....

    by Traumnovelle

    I FREAKING concur. I avoided Napolean Dynamite for the longest time because I was annoyed by the shitstorm of hype and the MTV advertising blitz and the annoying little phrases that leaked out into the public vernacular and so on and so forth, but deep down I knew I was really just being a grouse and probably missing out on a pretty good comedy. Well, I finally made a point to catch it about a month ago. Dear lord. Unfathomably bad. Seriously. I couldn't fucking TAKE it. Not only a complete and utter Wes Anderson rip-off, but just....arhhghghg. I can't even put it into words. Just fucking ANNOYING. Probably the most annoying, grating, stupid fucking movie I've ever seen. I hate everyone involved in the production of it. I hope they all get run over by cars and trucks. "What are you going to do today, Napolean?"..."Whatever I want to, gosh!"....WHY IS THAT FUCKING FUNNY? It's NOT! There is nothing remotely funny about that. And look, you can catch that dude playing Napolean Dynamite again in that Benchwarmers flick. Tripe and garbage. Oh, yea, and this Nacho Libre shit looks stupid too. And I'm a huge fan of Jack Black.

  • April 10, 2006, 11:16 p.m. CST

    wait...let me reiterate

    by Traumnovelle

    not a Wes Anderson RIP-OFF.....just, they tried to imitate his minimalist style that he in turned took from the classic Italianos.

  • April 10, 2006, 11:21 p.m. CST

    "in TURN took..."

    by Traumnovelle

    criminy! I'm posting while on the phone with the girly! This is hard!

  • April 11, 2006, 2:56 a.m. CST

    and ANOTHER thing!

    by Traumnovelle

    to everyone who says "well, if it's so bad, why don't you go out and make a better movie", go fuck yourself. I am perfectly fine with sitting around and drinking a Tab and telling people that their accomplishments mean nothing. It's far easier than actually going out there and doing all that WORK. And whats all this I've been hearing about LOVE?

  • April 11, 2006, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Final Thought

    by Traumnovelle

    Midgets haven't been funny since like 1997. Maaaaybe '98.

  • April 11, 2006, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Jack Black in THE GIMP IS AWAKE

    by durhay

  • April 11, 2006, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Napoleon Dynamite.

    by emeraldboy

    Was if my memory serves me right patchy. Some parts of it were funny. As far as i can remember he was a nerd and he lived in a small and he get being beaten up all the time. Maybe people felt the film was attacking nerds in some way or at least nerds who live in small towns or something. I liked the film, when I saw it. The funniest part of the movie, was the scene where his idiot brother builds a time travel machine. That was hilarious.

  • April 11, 2006, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Get In Mah Belly

    by flamingrunt

    The dwarfs better watch out if harrys about, coz ive heard hes partial to the odd little person

  • April 11, 2006, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Napolean Dynamite is one of the most overrated films

    by Lovecraftfan

    I literally did not laugh or chuckle once during that film

  • April 11, 2006, 11:50 a.m. CST

    I liked Napoleon Dynamite...

    by Doom II

    back when it was just an odd little film instead of this media blitz/Hot Topic commercialized Mtv movie it is now. If I never see another "Vote For Pedro" shirt again, I will be a happy man.

  • April 11, 2006, 12:08 p.m. CST

    hate the Pedro shirts? me too! that's why i've got...

    by HypeEndsHere

  • April 11, 2006, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Just got my tickets

    by Elmore Rigby

    CAN'T FRIGGIN WAIT!!!! The season finale of 24 FREE at Alamo downtown on Monday, then on Saturday glorious midget wrestling and NACHO LIBRE!!! BEST WEEK EVER!!!

  • April 11, 2006, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Pedro shirts...

    by Jonesey1111

    Oh yeah, well I've got a pedro shirt making fun of your pedro shirt that makes fun of pedro. Man, people buy such shit.

  • April 11, 2006, 1:14 p.m. CST

    i hope you know i don't really own one.

    by HypeEndsHere

  • April 11, 2006, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Alamo has always had a strict 18+ policy El Scorcho

    by zooch

    or be accompanied by a parent, children under 6 are not admitted at any time. Believe me it is nice to watch a movie with NO WHINY KIDS. Also if anyone is being disruptive you can signal your waiter and they will TAkE THEIR ASSES OUT!

  • April 11, 2006, 3:24 p.m. CST


    by rebel299

    as if seeing jack black as a lucha libre isn't incentive enough, there'll be real mexican wrestlers there.....and midgets?!?!?!?! see y'all fuckers on may 27th! p.s. good to see i'm not the only one that thinks napolean dynamite sucked liger balls.

  • April 11, 2006, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Anti-Pedro shirts...Kinda funny

    by Doom II

    Napoleon Dynamite seems to be a take it or leave it film. My buddy actually walked out of the movie. I rented it and liked it. Didn't love it, but liked it. Not bad for a movie made by Mormons. Mormons will never make an R rated movie. You will notice that Nacho and Dynamite are both PG rated. My ex-girlfriend lived in Utah in 1990 and she said back then near BYU, it was next to impossible to find a video store that rented or sold R rated movies. She said they used to drive out of the area for alcohol of R rated movies. Many stores would rent edited versions only. Unbelievable

  • April 11, 2006, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Napoleon Dynamite haters

    by Elmore Rigby

    have small penises. It's a fact. They can't be happy at other people's happiness.

  • April 11, 2006, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Remember when Harry used to review Movies?

    by Gay Jesus Christ

    I remember a time when Harry used to review crap movies like Godzilla a month in advance of their openings and tell grandiose tales of how they were going to be "THE BEST EVER!" and we'd all tell him to go to hell and to go on a diet. Sigh. Those were the days. Now this site is D-E-A-D.

  • April 12, 2006, 12:29 a.m. CST

    got my tix

    by jrbarker

    I wonder where it is...

  • April 12, 2006, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I'm digging the Nacho Libre podcasts

    by MrBoinfoint

    Even if they mostly consist of a high and/or drunk Jack Black staring vacantly at the cmaera trying to think of something "wacky" to say or do.

  • April 12, 2006, 12:16 p.m. CST

    "wrestling midgets"...

    by gobofraggleuk

    I hate to be the po-faced spoilsport, but, like, isn't it really sick that 'midgets' are so readily grasped - mentally, if not physically - as 'things', and 'funny things' at that... and not people. Yeah, I know, I sound like the boring preacher dude "But they're people too!", but, seriously, you talk about 'wrestling midgets' and it's like talking about poodles in corsets or talking parrots. These are fucking human people.

  • April 12, 2006, 12:35 p.m. CST

    I once said following

    by emeraldboy

    IT is time for Harry to Choose. Anyway He responded to the effect this website will always be a part of his life. I have noticed, the whole point of my original email was the lack of review and News on this site, which others have noted is becoming is less and less. Harry never reviewed films in the normal sense of the word ie whether he thought a film is good or bad and if you call standing in the foyer watching Sigourney go in and out of the bathroom a review well good for you. I remember scrolling down harrys reviews and finding personal gush about childhood and or his parents. That is not reviewing a film, that is simply talking about your family. Being on the net is not really a way of making a living so maybe now that harry has a partner he realises that he will have to support his family by working and I do mean working. Not just boring waft on about movies all the time. It is possible that Harry and his girlfriend may want to start a family and It may well happen. What harry needs is a boss. To give an example in Ireland one of the toughest Newspaper guys is the editor of the Star, Ger Colleran a self confessed member of the school of Hard knocks, harry needs a boss like that, which is presumably why he agreed to work for Penthouse. But I come back to the point I made at the start to. You cant do everything and sometimes you have to give up the things you love.

  • April 12, 2006, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Looks absolutely heinous.

    by indiephantom

  • April 14, 2006, 8:26 a.m. CST

    The Nail in the Coffin

    by NeoCon

    This just in! Jack Black can't carry a movie. He's a great second bannana, but he doesn't have the chops to be the lead. And "School of Rock" was waaay overrated. This will be the movie that nocks Jack Black down a peg where he belongs.