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Falling Down

Joel Schumacher (D.C. Cab, St. Elmo's Fire, Batman & Robin) directed this controversial, blackly comic 1993 thriller about a unemployed, tie-wearing defense worker (Michael Douglas) who goes nuts one day and embarks on a violent odyssey across modern-day Los Angeles. It's sort of like Taxi Driver crossed with the knee-jerk talk radio screeds of the early '90s. Or the conservative, middle-aged white guy predecessor to Fight Club. 112 minutes R. (Opens Saturday 6/16)
Guild Cinema

Gotti

John Travolta gobs on the makeup to play infamous mob boss John Gotti in this long-delayed, made-for-TV-movie-esque biopic for director Kevin Connolly (better known as Eric on "Entourage"). Go watch The Godfather for the fifteeth time instead. 105 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 6/14)
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16

Incredibles 2

After 14 years Pixar returns to the Parr family, the clan of superpowered folks who fought off enforced retirement. Now it seems superheroes are legal again. But the family is thrown for a loop when mom Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is recruited by a high-profile, Avengers-style team, leaving dad Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) to play Mr. Mom to his superpowered kids—including wonder baby Jack-Jack. 118 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 6/14)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Incredibles 2 3D

AMC Albuquerque 12
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Jeanette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc

The year is 1425 and, in the midst of the Hundred Years' War, an 8-year-old is growing up on a sheep farm in rural France, unaware of her future destiny. Oddly enough this film—based on the stage play by Charles Peguy—is a musical filled with electro-rock tunes and head-banging kids. Directed to the point of self-parody by French provocateur Bruno Dumont (Humanité, Twentynine Palms, Slack Bay) this bizarre outing ain't your typical historical biopic. In French with English subtitles. 115 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 6/15)
Guild Cinema

Yup, those are mountains, all right.

Mountain

Halfway between a high-altitude sports documentary and a Koyaanisqatsi-style image-and-music meditation, this arty film is directed by Australian filmmaker Jennifer Peedom and narrated by Willem Dafoe. Helicopter shots of towering mountain peaks and slow-motion footage of snowdrifts cascading off vertiginous peaks are punctuated by the Australian Symphony Orchestra's loudest timpanis and Dafoe's pseudo-poetic voiceover. ("The mountains we climb are not just make of rock and ice … but dreams and desires.") Occasionally we see some white guys scaling these mountaintops. The footage (shot by noted mountaineer and photographer Renan Ozturk) is frequently arresting. But the lack of information and purpose makes this outdoor doc rather vague. FULL REVIEW: This mountain is certainly high, but not very deep by Devin D. O’Leary (6/14/2018). 74 minutes PG. (Opens Friday 6/15)
High Ridge

Pom Poko

Easily the oddest film to come out of Japan's legendary Studio Ghibli, this animated feature from 1994 concentrates on a magical, shape-shifting family of raccoon dogs (tanuki) who try to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development. This is accomplished primarily through the use of the most traditional tanuki power: magical testicles. Yup. Magical testicles. But seriously, it's great. Part of the 2018 Studio Ghibli Fest. Shown in English dubbed and English subtitled versions. 119 minutes PG. (Opens Sunday 6/17)
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16

Pyewacket

Like a grisly supernatural reimagining of Lady Bird, this horror drama finds an angst-ridden teenage girl (Nicole Muñoz from "Defiance") awakening something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke an ancient witch to kill her mother (Laurie Holden from "The Walking Dead"). 88 minutes R. (Opens Friday 6/15)
Guild Cinema

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas' classic 1981 adventure flick about a globe-hopping archaeologist (Harrison Ford) fighting evil Nazis returns to theaters. 115 minutes PG. (Opens Sunday 6/17)
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

Sammohanam

In this Indian romance, an unexpected encounter leads a young cartoonist (Sudheer Babu Posani), who despises actors, to fall in love with a cute actress (Aditi Rao Hydari). In Telugu with English subtitles. 135 minutes Unrated. (Opens Thursday 6/14)
Century Rio

The Secret Life of Pets

In this manic, animated comedy from 2016, a New York City terrier named Max (voiced by the now blacklisted Louis C.K.) regularly invites his animal friends to hang out at his place while their owners are away at work. Max's happy life is interrupted one day, though, when his owner adopts a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. The slim story is borrowed from any number of Warner Bros. cartoons in which evil dogcatchers chase innocent animals around the city. But the characters are funny and engaging. 90 minutes PG. (Opens Wednesday 6/20)
Flix Brewhouse

SuperFly

Evidently we're down to the "S"es on remakes. Here, the 1972 blaxploitation classic from Gordon Parks Jr. gets a modern-day update. (We got Shaft back in 2000.) Brought to life by noted hip hop music video guru "Director X," this one transfers the story of slick cocaine dealer Youngblood Priest (singer/dancer/actor Travis Jackson) from Harlem to Atlanta. Our antihero wants to make one last score before retiring to Montenegro with his two girlfriends—but we all know how that sort of thing works out. Go watch Scarface for the fifteenth time instead. 116 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 6/14)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Tag

A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag—the same one they've been playing since they were kids. The game is threatened, though, when the as-yet-untagged champion threatens to quit after 30 years. Among our overly competitive adults are Jake Johnson, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Hannibal Burress and Jeremy Renner. Weirdly enough, this raunchy comedy is based on a true story. 100 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 6/14)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX