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GUARANTEED FRESH as of Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm Times and listings are for Friday 10/24 through Thursday 10/30

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1,000 Times Good Night

Juliette Binoche plays one of the world's top war photojournalists. After she has a near-death experience with a female suicide bomber, her husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from "Game of Thrones") gives her an ultimatum: Give up on her career or lose her family. Taking one last trip to a supposedly safe refugee camp in Kenya (with her daughter in tow), our protagonist comes face to face with just how much she risks every time she steps back into the line of fire. 111 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 10/24)
Guild Cinema Fri-Wed 3:00, 7:30

22 Jump Street

The 2012 comic reboot of teen cop series "21 Jump Street" worked almost entirely thanks to the efforts of its game cast (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, chiefly). The simple script and low-impact direction certainly didn't add much to the proceedings. This rude follow-up (set in college) tries a little harder, crafting a bigger-stakes story and a perfect storm of self-mocking jokes. It ain't smart, but it does have drug content, brief nudity and a Benny Hill reference. Also, it's been shoved back into theaters for a week so it can make more money. 112 minutes R. (Opens Friday 6/13)
Century Rio Fri-Thu 10:10

23 Blast

In this inspirational, inspired-by-a-true-story sports movie (has there ever been an "intentionally dispiriting, inspired-by-a-true-story sports movie"?), high school football star Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka from "Days of Our Lives") is suddenly stricken with irreversible, total blindness. If you think that's going to stop him from taking his team to the state championships, you don't know the power of perseverance and Jesus. 98 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 10/24)
Century Rio Fri-Sat 11:00am, 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40; Sun 11:00am, 7:00, 9:40; Mon-Tue 11:00am, 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40; Wed 11:00am, 9:40; Thu 11:00am, 1:40
High Ridge Fri-Sun 1:00, 4:05, 7:25, 10:20; Mon-Thu 1:00, 4:05, 7:25
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:05am, 1:40, 4:15, 6:50, 9:25

Alive Inside

This remarkable documentary profiles the work of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory. Founder Dan Cohen has led the fight against an entrenched health care system to demonstrate "music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self on those suffering from it." The film's a little too gung-ho hagiographic about Cohen--but it's quite a sight to see Alzheimer patients suddenly come to life when given a set of headphones and some familiar tunes. 78 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 10/24)
Guild Cinema Fri-Wed 5:30

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

This "unconventional" biography takes a look at the Hindu swami Paramahansa Yogananda, who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. George Harrison and Deepak Chopra are interviewed. There's a lot archival material and "metaphoric imagery." 84 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 10/25)
Guild Cinema Sat-Sun 1:00

Dear White People

The students at an Ivy League college clash over racial issues in this wordy, but well-spoken comedy-drama. First-time filmmaker Justin Simien has crafted a witty mash-up of Do the Right Thing and Dead Poets Society--but the choppy script and sprawling ensemble cast mark this as a passionate freshman project rather than a full-fledged senior thesis. 106 minutes R. (Opens Friday 10/24)
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:55, 3:55, 6:55, 9:55
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:35, 3:55, 7:20, 10:40; Mon-Thu 12:35, 3:55, 7:20

Happy New Year

A ragtag team of "losers" becomes famous while trying to pull off a gigantic diamond heist during a world dance competition. There's dancing, singing, romance, action, martial arts and plenty of wacky comedy to be had. Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah star. In Hindi with English subtitles. 165 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 10/24)
Century Rio Fri-Thu 11:10am, 3:10, 7:10

John Wick

In this hard-hitting, rather minimalist action flick, Keanu Reeves plays a retired hitman, an unstoppable force of nature, who goes gunning for some stupid criminals when they kill his dog and steal his car. The brutally efficient character borrows a lot from Richard Stark's Parker novels. But the action is a major blast. 101 minutes R. (Opens Friday 10/24)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:05, 2:40, 5:10, 7:50, 10:25; Mon-Thu 12:05, 2:40, 5:10, 7:50
Century Rio Fri-Sat 11:00am, 12:25, 1:50, 3:15, 4:40, 6:00, 7:30, 8:55, 10:20, 11:45; Sun-Thu 11:00am, 12:25, 1:50, 3:15, 4:40, 6:00, 7:30, 8:55, 10:20
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:05am, 1:45, 4:25, 7:15, 9:55
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Mon 11:10am, 1:55, 4:50, 7:40, 10:35; Tue 11:10am, 1:55, 4:50, 7:40; Wed-Thu 11:10am, 1:55, 4:50, 7:40, 10:35

John Wick: An IMAX Experience

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Mon 10:30am, 1:15, 4:10, 7:00, 10:10; Tue 10:30am, 1:15, 4:10, 7:00; Wed-Thu 10:30am, 1:15, 4:10, 7:00, 10:10


Indian star Vijay (Naalaiya Theerpu, Thuppakki, Kannukkul Nilavu) stars in this action thriller about an international gangster (Tota Roy Chowdhury) being hunted by the police, who have enlisted the help of a criminal mastermind (Vijay). In Tamil with English subtitles. 160 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 10/24)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:55am, 3:25, 6:55, 10:25; Mon-Thu 11:55am, 3:25, 6:55

La Cage Aux Folles

Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when their (straight) son announces he's getting married, forcing them to meet their conservative new in-laws. This popular 1978 farce was remade in 1996 with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. In this day and age, the caricatures are a bit outrageous, but the manic comedy of manners still holds up. In French and Italian with English subtitles. 110 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 10/23)
SUB Theater Fri-Sat 6:00, 8:00; Sun 1:00, 3:00

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Wes Craven's sleep-creeping original remains a Halloween classic--despite years of lesser sequels and the subsequent pop culture popularity of its main boogeyman. And, yes, that's Johnny Depp. 91 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 10/30)
SUB Theater Thu 7:00


Hasbro and Universal Pictures have already made Transformers and Battleship into mind-numbing multimillion-dollar action movies. So why not turn Ouija into a cheap ghost drama? A bunch of teens use an "ancient spirit board" to "awaken the dark powers." You know what happens next. 90 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 10/24)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, 10:10; Mon-Thu 12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45
Century Rio Fri-Sat 12:00, 1:20, 2:40, 4:00, 5:20, 6:40, 8:00, 9:20, 10:40, 11:15, 12:01am; Sun-Thu 12:00, 1:20, 2:40, 4:00, 5:20, 6:40, 8:00, 9:20, 10:40
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 10:00
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Mon 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 8:00, 9:50, 10:45; Tue 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 8:00; Wed-Thu 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 8:00, 9:50, 10:45

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Gaston Leroux' spooky 1910 novel was the basis for this justifiably famed Hollywood adaptation starring legendary Lon Chaney as the opera house-haunting madman. Part of Guild Cinema's "A Voice in the Dark" double-feature, alongside 1931's Svengali. 78 minutes (Opens Thursday 10/30)
Guild Cinema Thu 8:00

Psycho (1960)

Well, you can't do better than Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 killer classic for Halloween viewing. Anthony Perkins is often imitated, never equalled as the confused young slasher Norman Bates. If all you can remember is the immortal shower scene with Janet Leigh, then you should give this one a second look; it's got plenty more jolts in store. 109 minutes (Sunday 10/24)
Century 14 Downtown Sun 2:00; Wed 2:00, 7:00
Century Rio Sun 2:00; Wed 2:00, 7:00

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Not a lot of explaining is necessary here. This transsexual, sci-fi musical from 1975 is the essential cult film. To accompany the lusty gyrations and tuneful dialogue of Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, et al., there will be a special "shadowcast"--with costumes, props, the whole shebang--performing live on stage in front of the film. As always audience participation is not just encouraged but mandatory. Presented by Pride & Equality magazine. 100 minutes R. (Opens Friday 10/24)
Guild Cinema Fri-Sat 10:30

St. Vincent

Newly divorced Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) moves with her young son next door to cranky old misanthrope Vincent (Bill Murray). Before long, the drinking, gambling war vet is baby-sitting her bullied, father-figure-seeking son. We've seen this kind of "innocent kid melts the heart of a mean, old codger" plenty of times before. But the cast really gives it their all, helping this prickly tragicomedy rise above the schmaltz. 102 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 10/24)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:45am, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05; Mon-Thu 11:45am, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30
Century Rio Fri-Thu 11:10am, 2:00, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30
High Ridge Fri-Sun 1:10, 4:15, 7:30, 10:15; Mon-Thu 1:10, 4:15, 7:30
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:10, 10:50

Svengali (1931)

George DuMaurier's supernatural tale of a mysterious Parisian artist who uses his hypnotic power to ensnare a young model is something of a lost treasure. Legendary actor John Barrymore takes on the commanding title role in this 1931 adaptation. But art director Anton Grot and cinematographer Barney McGill (who were Oscar nominated for their work here) are the real stars, creating a surreal, Tim Burton-esque landscape out of turn-of-the-century Paris. Part of Guild Cinema's "A Voice in the Dark" double-feature, alongside 1925's The Phantom of the Opera. 78 minutes Unrated. (Opens Thursday 10/30)
Guild Cinema Thu 6:00

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