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A small-town businessman going through tough financial times tries to decide between selling the family business and funding his town's annual Christmas pageant. It's a tough choice--until he meets a joyful, Jesus-loving boy who teaches everybody to believe in miracles. The star of this faith-based drama, Ryan O'Quinn, was the uncredited narrator in 2009's Eyeborgs and played "police officer" in the awful 2014 remake of 2000's already awful Left Behind. 139 minutes PG. (Opens Friday 12/2)
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:15, 3:20, 7:05, 10:10
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Tue 11:30am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10; Wed-Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:10am, 2:10, 5:10, 8:20

Die Hard

If this isn't your favorite Christmas movie, it should be. Young Bruce Willis (circa 1988) is a cop who flies to Los Angeles to reunite with his estranged wife for the holidays. Unfortunately, she's inside a towering office building that's been taken over by a calculating German terrorist (the incredible Alan Rickman). This one pretty much wrote the template for modern action films and is still highly entertaining from start to finish. 131 minutes R. (Opens Friday 12/2)
Flix Brewhouse Fri 9:00

The Greasy Strangler

This scuzzy, no-budget cult flick follows the deviant adventures of a father-and-son duo who run a "disco walking tour" of Los Angeles. When the socially awkward pair fall for the same "alluring" woman, a brutal competition for affection is kindled. Also, there's a dude strangling people. It's all connected. At its best this cartoonishly cringeworthy horror comedy plays out something like John Waters directing a Troma film for Adult Swim. 93 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 12/2)
Guild Cinema Fri-Sat 10:30


Chistmas is coming, so now is as good a time as any to whip out another one of those cheap exorcism dramas. Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Carice Van Houten ("Game of Thrones") and David Mazouz ("Gotham") star in this standard-issue tale about a demon-possessed kid for director Brad Peyton (who gave us the equally terrifying Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore). 91 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 12/1)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:55, 3:15, 5:35, 7:55, 10:20; Mon-Thu 12:55, 3:15, 5:35, 7:55
Century Rio Fri-Sat 11:20am, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50, 11:35; Sun-Thu 11:20am, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:35am, 2:05, 4:45, 7:30, 10:00
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 1:40, 4:05, 7:10, 9:00, 10:00
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Tue 11:30am, 1:35, 3:45, 6:00, 8:15, 10:05, 10:30; Wed-Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:20, 3:00, 5:40, 8:20


This surprisingly accessible documentary takes a look into the life of Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, widely known as the "Mozart of chess." Surrounded by a supportive family from a young age, this objectively "normal" genius embarked on a rapid-fire quest to become a chess grandmaster. Unlike classical masters like Bobby Fischer, Magus is no tortured genius. Rather he's a charismatic and creative newcomer, who could just be changing the face of the game. 78 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 12/4)
Guild Cinema Sun-Thu 6:30

Nob Hill Oral Project

Director Gary Eyster and videographer Joel Derek Ortiz have assembled this project documenting the memories of 15 people who were part of Albuquerque's Nob Hill in its early days. The filmmakers will be on hand for this special premiere. Admission is a mere 25 cents. 60 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 12/4)
Guild Cinema Sun 1:00

Notes on Blindness

After losing his sight, John Hull went on a quest to fully comprehend the concept of "blindness." Starting in 1983, he kept an audio diary of his loss, rebirth and renewal. Published in book form in 1990, the diary was proclaimed "a masterpiece" by neurologist Oliver Sacks. Here, documentarians Peter Middleton and James Spinney help viewers understand and visualize the world of blindness by recreating and dramatizing certain key moments in Hull's life. 90 minutes (Opens Sunday 12/4)
Guild Cinema Sun-Thu 3:15, 8:15


Bill Murray and a cast of funny characters (David Johansen, Carol Kane, Bobcat Goldthwait) take on Dickens in this modern-day retelling of "A Christmas Carol" from 1988. 101 minutes PG-13. (Opens Wednesday 12/7)
Century 14 Downtown Wed 2:00, 7:00

Spirited Away

Master animator Hayao Miyazaki won a deserved Oscar for this magnificent dark fantasy about a young girl lost in a spirit world filled with ghosts and witches. The Alice in Wonderland-meets-The Brothers Grimm storyline lifts this far above typical kiddie film fare. Freakishly inventive and filled with jaw-dropping flights of visual fancy, this cross-cultural gem is an animation classic that begs to be seen. Back on the big screen for its 15th anniversary! 125 minutes PG. (Sunday 12/4)
Century 14 Downtown Sun 12:00; Mon 7:00
Century Rio Sun 12:00; Mon 7:00
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Sun 12:00; Mon 7:00; Thu 7:00


From Cuba comes this raw, beautiful drama about a shy Havana hairdresser who takes a job styling wigs for drag queens at an impoverished urban nightclub. Our protagonist dreams of taking the stage one day himself--at least until his hard-drinking ex-con of a father shows up, setting off some serious family drama. 100 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 12/1)
SUB Theater Fri-Sat 5:00, 8:30; Sun 1:00, 3:30

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