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Airplane!

The beautifully silly 1980 comedy classic Airplane! returns for another theatrical flight. Feel free to quote along. ... "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue." ... "Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?" ... "It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now." ... I could do this all day. 88 minutes PG. (Opens Friday 8/18)
Guild Cinema


The Breakfast Club

John Hughes' 1985 comedy/drama about high school stereotypes returns to the big screen with Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy in tow. Author Kevin Smokler is touring the country with his book Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies and the Places They Happened and will be speaking at this special screening. 97 minutes R. (Opens Sunday 8/20)
Flix Brewhouse

Brigsby Bear

From comedy filmmakers The Lonely Island comes this oddball comedy about a young man kidnapped as a baby and raised by a couple of well-meaning but clearly nutty survivalists (Mark Hamill and Jane Adams) in a remote bomb shelter. Freed by the FBI at age 25, he's reintroduced to his biological parents (Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins). He has a hard time adjusting, of course, but his biggest hurdle is that he can no longer watch "The Adventures of Brigsby Bear," a live-action kids show that he grew up watching--which, as it turns out, was created entirely by his fake father. A mixture of Napoleon Dynamite, The Room and Be Kind Rewind, this self-consciously strange comedy looks at the dangers of nostalgia and the joys of fandom. 100 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 8/18)
Century 14 Downtown
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Steve Martin and Michael Caine star in this raucous 1988 comedy about a couple of rival con-men trying to swindle a young American heiress out of her fortune. 110 minutes PG. (Opens Wednesday 8/23)
Flix Brewhouse

From the Land of the Moon

In postwar France, a free-spirited woman (Marion Cotillard) stuck in a loveless marriage is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. There, she meets a French Army lieutenant (Louis Garrel) who's busy dying. Naturally, they fall madly in love. Eventually, however, she goes back to her ordinary life and indulges in a lot of exquisite emotional suffering. 120 minutes R. (Opens Friday 8/18)
Guild Cinema

The Hitman's Bodyguard

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson star in this low-effort, late-'90s throwback buddy action comedy. Jackson is a hitman about to testify against a criminal kingpin (Gary Oldman) at the International Court of Justice. Ryan Reynolds is the bodyguard hired to get him there. There are lots of wacky, Midnight Run-style hijinks and gunfights as the scrap-happy partners get stuck road-tripping across Europe. 118 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 8/17)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

I Am the Blues

This musical documentary feels almost archeological. Canadian writer-director Daniel Cross takes a tour of juke joints and other venues of the legendary, long-dead "Chitlin Circuit" in the Mississippi Delta. He talks to a lot of old folks--but best of all, he captures performances by well-aged blues musicians in their 80s and 90s. 106 minutes Unrated. (Opens Monday 8/21)
Guild Cinema

It Happened One Night

This 1934 classic from Frank Capra captured a lot of Oscars (Best Picture, Best Writing, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress). Claudette Colbert plays a spoiled heiress runnning away from her family who's helped by a reporter (Clark Gable) who senses a story. 105 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 8/20)
Century 14 Downtown
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Leap!

Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen and Maddie Ziegler provide the hip, American voices for this French-Canadian computer-animated toon. The story concerns an orphan girl who runs away from her home in rural Brittany to travel to Paris so she can become a student at a posh ballet academy. Serviceable animation and a predictable, Rocky-esque plot keep this one aimed squarely at elementary schoolers. Elementary schoolers who love ballet. 89 minutes PG. (Opens Saturday 8/19)
Century 14 Downtown
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Logan Lucky

Steven Soderbergh emerges from his second or third retirement to direct this self-financed, Ocean's Eleven-esque, heist-based crime comedy. Channing Tatum stars as a dim-witted Southerner with lingering alimony payments who recruits his one-armed bartender brother (Adam Driver) and a boisterous, bleach-blond demolition man (Daniel Craig, having some fun now) to rob a NASCAR track in North Carolina. It's nothing you haven't seen before, but everybody (including a bunch of NASCAR celebs) is having such a blast in this silly caper, it's hard not to laugh along. 119 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 8/17)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
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Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

No Borders: Social Struggles Across the USA

In 2015 two Chilean anarchists traveled across 12 US cities and filmed episodes of a bilingual web series. This special event features two episodes (NYC and Boston) of engaging social and political interviews. Among those who step in front of the camera: Take Back the Bronx, Noam Chomsky, Eric Garner's daughter and Occupy Wall Street. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with guest speakers to be announced. 90 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 8/20)
Guild Cinema

Pop Aye

From Thailand comes this bittersweet, nostalgic drama about a disenchanted architect (Thaneth Warakulnukroh) who bumps into his long-lost pet elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Together, the two pals embark on a laid-back, cross-country journey to the rural farm they grew up on. In Thai with English subtitles. 104 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 8/18)
Guild Cinema


The Princess Bride

A true modern classic, this much-loved 1987 film (from the book by William Goldman) gives us comedy, romance, fantasy, action and adventure. This postmodern fairy tale features swashbuckling swordplay, a giant (André the Giant, to be specific), an evil prince, a beautiful princess and a kiss or two. Still magnificent after all these years. 98 minutes PG. (Thursday 8/24)
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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

This hard-rockin' documentary digs into the role that Native Americans have played in contemporary musical history. Starting with guitar wrangler Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray, the film heads through decades of influencers like Robbie Robertson of The Band, Stevie Salas (who recorded and toured with Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger) and singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. Among the interview subjects are Iggy Pop, Buddy Guy, Stevie Van Zandt, Taj Mahal, Steve Tyler, George Clinton and Jackson Browne. 103 minutes Unrated. (Opens Monday 8/21)
Guild Cinema

Short Circuit

Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg and Fisher Stevens (they were all a thing once upon a time) star in this affable 1986 sci-fi comedy about a childlike robot (named Johnny 5) who suddenly becomes sentient and escapes from a government lab. Comedy, romance and lots of fleeing from military bad guys ensues. El DeBarge sings the theme song. He was also a thing. 98 minutes PG. (Opens Monday 8/21)
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Shot Caller

Shot Caller

A happily married, suit-wearing Wall Street stock broker (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from "Game of Thrones") kills someone in a drunk driving accident, is sent to jail and immediately transforms into a pumped-up, neck-tattoo-sporting Neo-Nazi gang member. Stuntman-turned-filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh (Felon, Snitch) ricochets around in time showing our protagonist's rough time in jail and his attempt to (sort of) go straight after he gets out of jail. There's a certain veracity to the nitty-gritty details, but the film is far too melodramatic and drags out its chopped-up storyline for far too long to have the gut-punch hit it wants. FULL REVIEW: Prison drama succeeds in making life behind bars look bad—which isn’t much of a challenge, really by Devin D. O’Leary (8/17/2017). 121 minutes R. (Opens Friday 8/18)
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

This Japanese-made, computer-animated sci-fi flick reunites some of the original actors from Paul Verhoeven's over-the-top 1997 sci-fi action flick to serve as voice cast. Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer play the old-school Federation Troopers now training a new generation of recruits to fight giant space bugs. 100 minutes R. (Opens Monday 8/21)
Century 14 Downtown
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Step

This entertaining and occasionally joyous documentary traces the senior year of an embattled step dance team at an all-girls high school in inner-city Baltimore. The narrative settles on a trio of stars: Blessin (the amped-up team captain), Cori (the shy valedictorian dreaming of Johns Hopkins) and Tayla (the occasionally mortified daughter of a single stage mother/corrections officer). Like its subjects, the film spends most of its time worrying about the pressures of high school life and the additional dangers of life for African-American teens in post-Freddie Gray Baltimore. The step dance sequences (a syncopated mix of tap and breakdance popular in traditionally black Southern colleges) is glimpsed mostly in rehearsal as the girls prepare for their final tournament. Admittedly, the filmmakers could have dug deeper on all fronts. But the overall message--about tough-minded kids trying to better themselves and dedicated educators trying to help them--is a captivating one. 84 minutes PG. (Opens Thursday 8/17)
Century 14 Downtown
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Wind River

Taylor Sheridan (screenwriter of Sicario and Hell or High Water) tries his hand at directing with this rough-and-tough mystery thriller set on an isolated Native American reservation in Wyoming. Following the rape and murder of a local girl, an FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) teams up with a game tracker (Jeremy Renner) to hunt down the killer or killers. 107 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 8/17)
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Annabelle: Creation

The ugly, haunted doll from Annabelle and The Conjuring gets another spinoff movie. This one reveals the doll's secret origin story--which you've all, no doubt, been clamoring for. It involves a heartbroken dollmaker, a bunch of homeless orphans, a nun or two and some sort of demon, I guess. But mostly it involves a doll in a dark bedroom turning its head and people screaming. The script is silly, but director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) conjures up a few old-fashioned, jump-out-and-go-boo! frights. 109 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron stars as a rough-and-tumble British spy sent to Berlin during the Cold War in this gorgeously choreographed shoot-'em-up. Seems the Berlin Wall is about to come down, and our gal has got find out who's murdering double agents as the superpowers shift. Unwilling to trust anyone, she reluctantly teams with MI6's Berlin station agent (James McAvoy). John Goodman, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones costar. This one's based on Antony Johnston and Sam Hart's obscure 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City. 115 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) writes and directs this fast-paced, music-filled crime thriller which demonstrates a healthy love for the gritty car chase dramas of the 1970s (and a stylistic awe of the cracked-out Quentin Tarantino/Doug Liman/Guy Ritchie crime flicks of the '90s). Ansel Elgort (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant) stars as an obsessive young getaway driver who gets coerced into working "one last job" for nasty crime boss (Kevin Spacey) before he can ride off into the sunset with his ladylove (Lily James from "Downton Abbey" and Cinderella). Naturally, everything that can go wrong does go wrong, leaving our music-loving wheelman to put pedal to metal and escape. It's more fun than original, but it works. FULL REVIEW: Edgar Wright takes an eclectic cast on a high-speed joyride with the stereo cranked to 11 by Devin D. O’Leary (7/6/2017). 113 minutes R.
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The Big Sick

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani ("Silicon Valley") and his wife wrote this unusual romantic comedy based on their own fractured path to a relationship. Nanjiani stars as a Pakistani-American dodging his old school parents' attempts to land him an arranged marriage. He meets and falls in love with the perfect (Caucasian) gal (Zoe Kazan), but she unexpectedly falls into a medical coma. Oddly enough, this causes him to meet and bond with her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano). It sounds like serious stuff--and in parts it's brimming with well-earned emotions--but it's also really funny. This is about as well-written and well-acted as rom-coms get. 119 minutes R.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
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Cars 3

Cars 3

This time around Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is the old-timer, trying to prove, one last time, that he can compete against a new generation of high-tech race cars (who talk, of course). Real-life racer Darrell Waltrip contributes a voice as "Darrell Cartrip." That's funny. Is that funny? I can't tell anymore. This sentimental trip around the track is a damn sight better than the last sequel. FULL REVIEW: Sentimental and scenic, trilogy-ending sports flick cruises to the finish line by Devin D. O’Leary (6/22/2017). 109 minutes G.
Cottonwood Stadium 16

The Dark Tower

Stephen King's epic dark fantasy series (eight books, a few short stories and some comics) gets loosely adapted with this long-in-development flick that ended up in the lap of Danish director Nikolaj Arcel (Truth About Men, A Royal Affair). Idris Elba is a supernatural gunslinger locked in eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), trying to stop him from destroying the Dark Tower, a mystical object that holds all universes together. Or something like that. Basically all the books are mashed together here in an attempt to tell one quick story. Fans are likely to be disappointed. 95 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Despicable Me 3

Poor, misunderstood mad scientist Gru (Steve Carell) tried to go legit in the last Despicable Me movie, but this newest animated outing finds him fired from his job as a superspy. A timely reunion with his long-lost (and incredibly successful) twin brother has him plotting one last villainous heist (with the help of his minions, of course). 90 minutes PG.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
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Detroit

Amid the chaos of the 1967 Detroit Riots, director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal (who worked together on The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty) zero in on the intimate true story of the Algiers Motel incident. There, three young African American men were murdered and nine others were badly beaten by members of the riot task force. John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars in this blistering, single-set look at modern history. 143 minutes R.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Writer-director Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy) offers the finest film of his already impressive career with this epic yet intimate war story about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France during World War II. Nolan's ingenious script spins three stories at once, taking us to a week before the evacuation, a day before the evacuation and an hour before the evacuation. First, a terrified soldier tries to get off the bloody beach in France. Second, a fleet of ragtag private boats sets out from England to rescue the stranded army. Finally, a dedicated pilot runs a last-minute mission over the English Channel. As the time-fractured stories progress, they crash, successively, into one another. The result is a visceral, nerve-shredding and ultimately stirring portrait of the fear, chaos and heroism that surrounds war. FULL REVIEW: Christopher Nolan goes to war in a heart-pounding, historical drama about victory in the jaws of defeat by Devin D. O’Leary (7/20/2017). 106 minutes PG-13.
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Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Dunkirk--An IMAX Experience

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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Emoji Movie

Hey, what if the emojis on your phone were, like, real and lived in a city called, I don't know, Textopolis or something? Hah! I mean, can you imagine the sort of crazy conversations that the "eggplant" emoji would have with the "thumbs up" emoji? LOL! It's just ... It's like ... Ah, hell I blame millennials for this crap. Speaking of which, Patrick Stewart plays the "poop" emoji. It's a bad time to be alive, people. 86 minutes PG.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

Fairy Tail: The Movie--Dragon Cry

In this new anime movie, based on the popular manga by Hiro Mashima, teenage wizard Natsu Dragneel and his friends travel to the island kingdom of Stella, where they reveal dark secrets, fight new enemies and once again save the world from destruction. English dubbed and Japanese with English subtitled versions are being screened. 85 minutes Unrated.
Century Rio

Girls Trip

A collection of lifelong gal-pals (Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish) heads to New Orleans and the annual Essence Festival (if you're black, you may know what that is) for one last, raunchy road trip full of dancing, drinking, brawling and full-frontal nudity. (Guy nudity, mind you. Comedies don't have naked women anymore.) Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man, Scary Movie 5, Barbershop: The Next Cut) directs. R.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls' award-winning memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional, poverty-stricken family of nonconformist nomads comes to life with Brie Larson as the adult Walls. Woody Harrelson plays her alcoholic father and Naomi Watts is her eccentric artist mother. 127 minutes PG-13.
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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

A decade after his Oscar-winning documentary debuted, Al Gore returns to remind us how screwed the environment is--but also how close we are to a real energy revolution. 98 minutes PG.
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Kidnap

It's now an unwritten rule in Hollywood that when tough guy actors reach a certain age, they're given the option of starring in one of those Taken knock-offs in which their daughter gets kidnapped and they stop at nothing to exact bloody revenge on the kidnappers. While letting Halle Berry in on some of that sweet action isn't what you'd call original, it at least counts as some sort of gender parity. This one's been sitting on the shelf since 2014. 94 minutes R.
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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Maudie

Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) and Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) star in this biopic about Maud Lewis, a crippled Nova Scotia woman who worked as a housekeeper while honing her skills as an artist. Eventually, she became a celebrated outsider artist. A mild, female variation on My Left Foot, this intimate, warmly romantic two-hander finds the leads coming together as middle-aged eccentrics in 1930s Canada. 115 minutes PG-13.
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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

In this sequel to the mild 2014 cartoon hit, an angry squirrel and his city park pals must unite to stop the city's mayor from destroying their home and replacing it with an amusement park. Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Peter Stormare, Bobby Cannavale, Jeff Dunham and Gabriel Iglesias provide voices. Jackie Chan is a mouse. 91 minutes PG.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
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Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature 3D

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RiffTrax Live: Doctor Who--The Five Doctors

Comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" fame go full nerd, making fun of this special, feature-length episode of "Doctor Who" from 1983 featuring five (count 'em, five!) incarnations of the famed time traveler. 120 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown

Sacred

Academy Award-winning documentarian Thomas Lennon ("The Battle Over Citizen Kane," "The Irish in America: Long Journey Home," "The Trail From Xinjiang") traveled around the globe with 40 filmmaking teams to shoot this immersive exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. In English and 16 other languages with English subtitles. 87 minutes Unrated.
Guild Cinema

Spider-Man: Homecoming

After the successful events of Captain America: Civil War, Columbia (who retains rights to Marvel's Spider-Man) plays nice with Disney to collaborate on this rebooted version of the web-slinging hero. (Andrew Garfield, we hardly knew ye.) Tom Holland (In the Heart of the Sea, The Lost City of Z) stars as high school genius/newbie superhero Peter Parker/Spider-Man, caught in a war between high-tech heavyweights Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton). 133 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Visionary director Luc Besson (Subway, La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element, Lucy), turns a trippy French comic book into a trippy comic book of a movie. On an artificial planet that serves as home to a thousand alien species, two interplanetary super-spies (The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Dane DeHaan and Suicide Squad's Cara Delevingne) must identify and stop an alien conspiracy in order to save the universe (or something). Yes, it offers even more loopy, mind-bending eye candy than The Fifth Element, but you probably shouldn't spend much time analyzing the ludicrous, overstuffed storyline or the dippy, sub-"Moonlighting" love/hate banter between the leads. 137 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 3D

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War for the Planet of the Apes

These recent Planet of the Apes reboots (2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and this one) have been sober, exciting and surprisingly thought-provoking. Here, ape commander Caesar (the great, CGI-covered Andy Serkis) wrestles with his own darker instincts as he battles the dwindling forces of mankind (as embodied by Woody Harrelson's blood-crazed Colonel) for the future of planet Earth. 140 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

War For the Planet of the Apes--An IMAX Experience

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Wonder Woman

Warner Bros. finally gets around to tackling one of DC Comics' most famous characters. Israeli actress Gal Gadot stars as the titular Amazonian princess, whose sheltered life is ended when a World War I pilot (Chris Pine) crashlands on the Amazon's isolated island home and tells of the conflict raging in the outside world. Princess Diana (Gadot) volunteers to suit up, return the outsider and see what she can do about stopping this War to End All Wars. Believe it or not, Warner Bros. is finally getting a handle on this superhero thing--thanks, in large part, to director Patty Jenkins (Monster), who handles the character with care, intelligence and a sense of adventure. 141 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio
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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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47 Meters Down

In this waterlogged horror thriller, singer Mandy Moore and actress Claire Holt ("The Vampire Diaries") play a couple of sisters, vacationing in Mexico, who get trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. ... Yeah, sharks don't really have any interest in eating skinny white girls. 89 minutes PG-13.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Well-meaning space rogues Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) are back trying to save the galaxy. This time around, they've got the added wrinkle of unraveling Star-Lord's true parentage--in the form of an anthropomorphized planet known as Ego (played amusingly by Kurt Russell). This sequel's a bit more jokey--but it doesn't shirk on emotional detail either. You can debate whether it's better than the original or not, but you can't deny that it's pure, unadulterated summer movie fun. 136 minutes PG-13.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 3D

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The House

After accidentally blowing their daughter's college fund, a suburban couple (Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler) start up an illegal casino in their basement. Hijinks ensue. Comedians Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman, Rory Scovel and Rob Huebel co-star. 88 minutes R.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

I think this is the fifth of Disney's Pirates movies. But I wouldn't swear to it in court. The problem being that, despite some very entertaining moments, the chaotic scripts all blend into one another. (Anyone remember what 2011's On Stranger Tides was about? Or what happened at the end of 2007's At World's End?) This time around, we've got Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow searching for the mystical trident of Poseidon. Also, a ghostly Spaniard (Javier Bardem) is trying to kill him. Also, Paul McCartney is in it. Sure, it's fun. No, it's not a coherent narrative. 129 minutes PG-13.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 3D

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Rough Night

In this raunchy comedy, a bunch of wild and crazy gals (Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon) accidentally kill the stripper they hired for a bachelorette party. (Manslaughter is funny!) They spend the rest of the wacky night dragging the body around trying to cover up their heinous crime and--you know--bonding. Think The Hangover crossed with Weekend at Bernie's. 101 minutes R.
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Transformers: The Last Knight

Turns out Transformers have been on Earth at least since World War II. And it looks like they'll be with us forever, judging by this, the fifth film in Michael Bay's endlessly exploding film series about robots from outer space pretending to be motor vehicles. (By the way, we're not fooled by that any more, guys. There's no point pretending to be a Datsun. We know you're a giant robot.) This time around the Autobots and the Decepticons are fighting over Merlin's magical staff. ... No, really. This series has gotten too silly to even discuss. 148 minutes PG-13.
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Transformers: The Last Knight 3D

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