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GUARANTEED FRESH as of Friday March 24, 2017 at 1:31 pm Times and listings are for Friday 3/24 through Thursday 3/30

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American Fable

This beautifully shot, dreamlike mystery is set during the farm crisis of the 1980s. Amid the expansive farmlands of the American Midwest, 11-year-old Gitty (Peyton Kennedy) loses herself in a fantasy world of her own creation--until she stumbles across a dark mystery. Hidden inside one of her family's silos is a well-dressed man, clearly being held captive. A cross between the languid naturalism of Terrence Malick (Badlands) and the dark imagination of Guilermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth), American Fable's reach exceeds its grasp, but it's an ambitious indie debut for writer-director Anne Hamilton. 97 minutes Unrated. (Opens Tuesday 3/28)
Guild Cinema Tue-Thu 8:30

Anatahan

Legendary filmmaker Josef von Sternberg's final outing in 1953 gets a beautifully restored re-release. Inspred by actual events during World War II, Anatahan tells the story of a dozen Japanese sailors, stranded on a remote island during the waning days of the war. The war ends, unbeknownst to them, an the men engage in a private war for dominance of their island and possession of the only woman in their midst. In English and Japanese with English subtitles. 91 minutes Unrated. (Opens Tuesday 3/28)
Guild Cinema Tue-Thu 4:30, 6:30

Babe: Pig in the City

Following up on the success of the beloved, Academy Award-winning film Babe, this 1998 sequel was something of a box office disappointment. Some found it too dark compared to the sunny original. But director George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) created a magnificently imaginative, wonderfully immersive fantasy in which our goodhearted porcine hero journeys to a storybook city and encounters an incredible menagerie of animal friends. 90 minutes G. (Opens Saturday 3/25)
Guild Cinema Sat-Sun 12:00

Chasing the Light

Described as "if Wong Kar-Wai and Quentin Tarantino decided to make a stoner comedy for Natives back in 1995," this black-and-white indie follows Riggs, a depressed and struggling screenwriter in Albuquerque who begrudgingly goes with his drug-dealing friend Many Goats on a criminal run that goes terribly wrong. A series of misadventures follows--none of which help our protagonist forget his troubles or his ex-girlfriend. Writer-director-star Blackhorse Lowe will be on hand to introduce the film. 80 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 3/24)
Guild Cinema Fri-Sat 10:30

CHIPS

For fans of goofy TV-to-movie reboots like Charlie's Angels, Starsky & Hutch, 21 Jump Street, The Dukes of Hazzard, S.W.A.T., The A-Team (and others) comes another '70s/'80s flashback. Dax Shepard (hubby to Kristen Bell and star of ... he was in Idiocracy) writes, directs and stars in this campy action comedy about motorcycle cops in California. Michael Peña (End of Watch, Ant Man) comes along to replace Erik Estrada. Baywatch is next! 100 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 3/23)
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Thu 11:20am, 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:30
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20; Mon-Thu 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45
Century Rio Fri-Thu 10:55, 1:45, 4:35, 7:25, 10:15
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:30am, 2:15, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 11:15am, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 9:15, 10:15
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Thu 10:30am, 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50, 10:10, 10:30
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:05am, 1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 11:00am, 1:50, 4:50, 7:35, 10:20; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

Ghostland: The View of the Ju'Hoansi

This culture-clash documentary, reminiscent of The Gods Must Be Crazy, finds a German anthropologist bringing a group of Kalahari Bushmen on a tour of Frankfurt. There, the unusual tourists are struck by the impersonal cities, the shocking poverty, the abundance of food and water and the crazy habits of modern man. Ghostland has both funny and sad things to say about Western civilization. Most of the observations stick to surface details, but it's an interesting lesson in contrasting societies nonetheless. In English and Ju'hoan with English subtitles. 84 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 3/24)
Guild Cinema Fri-Mon 4:00, 6:00

Green Room

Green Room

After witnessing a murder in rural Oregon, a Washington, D.C.-based punk band (including members Anton Yelchin and Alia Shawkat) must fight for their lives against a group of homicidal skinheads. This hardcore survival-horror hybrid comes from innovative indie auteur Jeremy Saulnier (Murder Party, Blue Ruin). The plot and setting are minimal, but the action is nail-biting, the setting realistic and the actors dead on point. Patrick Stewart shows up as the frighteningly businesslike leader of the neo-Nazi villains. Needless to say, he's awesome. FULL REVIEW: Punk-fueled indie shocker goes for the throat by Devin D. O’Leary (4/28/2016). 95 minutes R. (Opens Friday 3/24)
SUB Theater Fri-Sat 6:00, 8:00; Sun 1:00, 3:00

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

From 1984 comes this icky-fun sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Our man Indy (Harrison Ford) is in India fighting off the evil sorcerer Mola Ram, sidekicking it with Short Round and romancing Kate Capshaw. (Watch it, Indy, that's Steven Spielberg's wife!) 118 minutes PG. (Opens Tuesday 3/28)
Flix Brewhouse Tue 7:00, 7:45

The Karate Kid

Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita star in this popular teenage martial arts drama from 1984. Macchio is Daniel, the wussy kid who moves to California and is trained by unconventional sensei Miyagi (Morita) to kick bullies in the face. 126 minutes PG. (Opens Sunday 3/26)
Century 14 Downtown Sun 2:00, Wed 2:00, 7:00

Katamarayudu

Pawan Kalyan (Atharintiki Daaredi, Gabbar Singh) stars in this Indian action film about a man with a violent streak trying to reform, but getting pushed into a situation where he "has to take action." You know that that means: kung fu, romance and dancing! It's a remake of the 2014 Tamil film Veeram. In Telugu with English subtitles. Unrated. (Opens Friday 3/24)
Movies West Fri-Thu 9:00

Land of Mine

In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs is forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of an angry Danish Sergeant (Roland Moller) who slowly learns to appreciate their plight. There's a certain predictability to the film's emotional arc, but writer-director Martin Zandvliet (A Funny Man, Applause) keeps the story tense, sympathetic and apolitical. In English, Danish and German with English subtitles. 100 minutes R. (Opens Friday 3/24)
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:40, 7:30, 10:25; Sun-Thu 12:45, 3:40, 7:30

The Last Word

Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried star in this feel-good comedy-drama about a retired businesswoman who likes to control everyone and everything around her. When the old curmudgeon decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth. Naturally, our protagonist pulls out all the stops to seem kindly and charitable, resulting all sorts of wacky situations. Just as naturally, by film's end, she's a totally reformed sweetheart. If not for MacLaine's strong presence, this predictable prefab would be completely disposable. 108 minutes R. (Opens Friday 3/24)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:00am, 1:50, 4;40, 7:30, 10:20; Mon-Thu 11:00am, 1:50, 4;40, 7:30
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:40, 3:30, 7:20, 10:00; Sun-Thu 12:40, 3:30, 7:20

Life

The crew of the International Space Station experiments on a primitive life form found on Mars. Clearly, no one in this movie has ever watched Alien. Despite some clear cinematic predecessors, this is a smartly assembled horror-thriller that emphasizes the scientific over the militant. You know where it's going, but it's fun getting there. Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson and Jake Gyllenhaal are among the cast of doomed astronauts. 103 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 3/23)
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Thu 11:05am, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:10
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:55am, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15; Mon-Thu 11:55am, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40
Century Rio Fri-Thu 10:25, 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 12:40, 1:40, 3:30, 4:30, 6:20, 7:20, 9:30, 10:10; Thu 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:30
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Mon 10:30am, 12:45, 3;30, 6:30, 11:30; Tue 11:15am, 12:45, 3:30, 6:30, 11:30; Wed-Thu 10:30am, 12:45, 3;30, 6:30, 11:30
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Thu 10:35am, 11:45am, 12;45, 2:10, 3:10, 4:35, 5:35, 7:00, 8:00, 9:25, 10:30
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 1:05, 4:00, 6:55, 9:50
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 11:00am, 11:30am, 1:45, 2;15, 4:30, 5:00, 7:10, 7:50, 9:50, 10:40; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

Megamind

It seems the world's greatest superhero, Metro Man (Brad Pitt), is out of the crime-fighting biz thanks largely to the efforts of his brainy nemesis Megamind (Will Ferrell). Unfortunately, that leaves Megamind with little to do. Naturally, he fabricates a sham superhero (Jonah Hill) to battle. But when that fake hero decides to destroy the world instead, it's up to Megamind to turn good and save the planet. This 2010 CGI toon comes to us from the folks who made Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. 96 minutes PG. (Opens Friday 3/24)
Flix Brewhouse Fri 10:30am

Mr. Gaga

This award-winning documentary tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance. Dance fans will be glad to know the film features plenty of excerpts of Naharin's avant-garde dances being performed by Brasheva. 100 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 3/24)
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:50, 7:25, 10:00; Sun-Thu 12:50, 7:25

Power Rangers

TV-to-movie nostalgia hits '90s kids with this big budget reboot of the loooong-running Saban series that basically steals all its special effects from old Japanese TV shows. In it, some high school kids are infused with unique superpowers, get color-coordinated outfits and fight giant space aliens (led by Elizabeth Banks). Unfortunately, the film spends an awful lot of time dealing with angsty teenage melodrama. It's like everybody involved was too embarrassed to get out and, you know, fight those giant space aliens. When the action finally does arrive, it's fun and flashy--even though it's swamped in that "realistic" grimdark monochrome of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Seriously, Hollywood, make with the color again! 124 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 3/23)
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Sun 11:00am, 1:50, 4:40, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:20, 10:20; Mon 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00; Tue 11:00am, 1:51, 4:40, 7:30, 8:30, 9:20, 10:20; Wed 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00; Thu call for showtimes
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:25am, 1:00, 2:35, 4;15, 5:50, 7:20, 8:55, 10:30; Mon-Thu 11:25am, 1:00, 2:35, 4;15, 5:50, 7:20
Century Rio Fri-Sat 10:00am, 11:05am, 12:10, 1:10, 2:15, 3:20, 4:20, 5:25, 6:30, 7:30, 8:35, 9:40, 10:40, 11:45; Sun-Thu 0:00am, 11:05am, 12:10, 1:10, 2:15, 3:20, 4:20, 5:25, 6:30, 7:30, 8:35, 9:40, 10:40
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:00, 1:00, 3:20, 4:15, 6:45, 7:35, 9:50, 10:50
Flix Brewhouse Fri 1:00, 4:30, 7:45, 11:00; Sat-Sun 10:00am, 1:00, 4:30, 7:45, 11:00; Mon-Wed 1:00, 4:30, 7:45, 11:00; Thu 1:00, 4:30, 6:30, 11:00
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Thu 10:15, 11:35am, 1:00, 2:20, 3:45, 4:00, 5:05, 6:30, 7:00, 7:50, 9:15, 10:00, 10:35
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:00am, 2:15, 5:30, 8:45
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 10:30am, 1:30, 4;30, 7:30, 10:30, 10:50, 1:0, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

Sixteen Candles

This teen classic is one of John Hughes' Holy Trinity (Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club), chronicling the trials and tribulations of high school life in the new wave-filled '80s. Molly Ringwald is the cute teen whose birthday gets forgotten in the mad buildup to her older sister's tony wedding. Ah, 1984! When Anthony Michael Hall was still a skinny little geek. John Cusack too. Whatever happened to hunky Michael Schoeffling, though? 93 minutes PG. (Opens Monday 3/27)
Flix Brewhouse Mon 7:00, 7:30

Song to Song

Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Holly Hunter and Val Kilmer are among the jam-packed cast for this typically esoteric drama from director Terrence Malik (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life). Set in and around Austin's famous music scene, it amounts to more navel-gazing for the eternally introspective Malick--but it's got far fewer shots of trees than a lot of his recent work. 129 minutes R. (Opens Friday 3/24)
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:45, 7:05, 10:15; Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:45, 7:05

Staying Vertical

A French filmmaker named Léo (Damien Bonnard) goes looking for wolves in southern France. During a scouting expedition, he falls for a free-spirited shepherdess. Nine months later, she gives birth to Léo's daughter--but mom disappears in a fit of postpartum depression. Suddenly saddled with a baby, Léo searches for inspiration for his next film. Eccentric, enigmatic and quite funny, this dark, sexually provocative fable is a unique beast. In French with English subtitles 98 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 3/24)
Guild Cinema Fri-Mon 8:00

“What do you mean, you’ve never seen White Men Can’t Jump?”

Wilson

Woody Harrelson stars as the titular middle-aged crank, a lonely neurotic who berates everyone he meets with his chatty opinions. After his father passes away, our man decides to get his life together by reuniting with his long-estranged ex-wife (Laura Dern). This leads to the revelation that he's got a daughter who was put up for adoption. This leads to even more poor decisions. The film is based on the episodic graphic novel by Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Art School Confidential). Harrelson goes a long way toward making his grating character amusing, but the film just doesn't provide enough for this cantankerous crank to rage against. Despite a lot of dark and uncomfortable humor, the filmmakers pull back on the throttle and hold out hope for a sentimental ending--which is just, well, out of character. FULL REVIEW: Woody Harrelson is your friendly neighborhood misanthrope in softhearted graphic novel adaptation by Devin D. O’Leary (3/23/2017). 94 minutes R. (Opens Friday 3/24)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15; Mon-Thu 12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 7:50
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:55, 3:50, 7:10, 10:20; Sun-Thu 12:55, 3:50, 7:10

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