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GUARANTEED FRESH as of Saturday January 21, 2017 at 2:50 pm Times and listings are for Friday 1/20 through Thursday 1/26

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20th Century Women

20th Century Women

Writer-director Mike Mills (Beginners) offers up another deeply humanistic, semi-autobiographical dramedy, this one based on his mother. Annette Bening is Dorthea, a single, first-wave feminist mom trying her best to raise a sullen teenager in Central California, circa 1979. Tightlipped son Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann) doesn't know what he wants out of life, so mom recruits a punk-rock-loving artist who has just survived cancer (Greta Gerwig) and the suddenly pubescent girl next door (Elle Fanning) to help teach her son what it means to be a man in Jimmy Carter-era America. The plot is minimal, but the characters are rich and the dialogue rife with sharp, observational humor. FULL REVIEW: Coming-of-age dramedy looks for family in friends by Devin D. O’Leary (1/19/2017). 119 minutes R. (Opens Friday 1/20)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 10:55am, 2:45, 4:35, 7:25, 10:15; Mon-Thu 10:55am, 2:45, 4:35, 7:25

Cabaret

Director-choreographer Bob Fosse's Academy Award-gobbling 1972 musical hangs around a girlie club in Weimar Republic-era Berlin watching a song-and-dance performer (Liza Minnelli) romance a couple of beaus while the Nazis rise to power. A sexy, stylish classic, arriving just in time for its 45th anniversary! (Opens Tuesday 1/24)
Guild Cinema Tue-Thu 3:00, 5:30, 8:00

The Founder

Michael Keaton stars in this less-than-flattering biopic about controversial businessman Ray Kroc, who took over the fast food business started by the McDonald brothers (played here by Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch) and turned it into a worldwide franchise. 115 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 1/20)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 10:50am, 1:35, 4:25, 7:10, 9:55; Mon-Thu 10:50am, 1:35, 4:25, 7:10

The Land Before Time

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg presented this enjoyable 1988 animated cartoon about dinosaurs from former Disney animator Don Bluth (The Secret of NIMH). Believe it or not, this thing spawned 13 sequels! 69 minutes G. (Opens Saturday 1/21)
Flix Brewhouse Sat 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same

This loud and proud 1976 documentary film mixes live concert footage of the legendary rock band headlining Madison Square Garden with some trippy fantasy sequences, meant to illustrate the various band members' hallucinatory imaginations. Double-featured with Rock 'n' Roll High School. 137 minutes PG. (Opens Saturday 1/21)
Guild Cinema Sat-Mon 5:45

Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes on the World

This short documentary profiles students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from some of the world's most volatile conflicts. The kids' backstories of war and conflict are contrasted with the triumphs and setback of their new life in America. 39 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 1/22)
Guild Cinema Sun 1:00

Rock 'n' Roll High School

From legendary B-grade producer Roger Corman comes this intentionally silly send-up of teenage rebellion movies from 1979. Punk-rock-loving rebel Riff Randell (P.J. Soles from Halloween) invites The Ramones to play at her high school in hopes of overthrowing tyrannical principal Togar (cult icon Mary Woronov). Woronov wields a whip, Ramones rock out, class is trashed. What more could you want? Double-featured with The Song Remains The Same. 93 minutes (Saturday 1/21)
Guild Cinema Sat-Mon 3:45, 8:30

Sailor Moon R--The Movie

For the first time in America comes this feature-length animated film based on the popular "Sailor Moon" anime series. Mysterious stranger Fiore aims to gather all the "positive" energy on Earth while planting seeds of "negativity" found on an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Turns out he's being mind-controlled by an evil alien flower. You know how that goes. Eventually, of course, super heroine Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians are called upon to save Earth and protect their friends. The subtitled version will screen on Friday. The English dubbed version will screen on Saturday. 95 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 1/20)
Guild Cinema Fri (Subtitled) 10:30; Sat (Dubbed) 10:30

Split

M. Night Shyamalan--on something of a roll after 2015's surprisingly good, stripped-down thriller The Visit--casts James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) as a psycho killer with 24 distinct personalities. In order to escape his death dungeon, three young women must seek out and exploit the "nice" personalities inside of him, while avoiding the "nasty" ones. Sure, there's a twist to it all, but Shyamalan expertly delivers enough psychological gimmickry and nerve-jangling scares to give this claustrophobic little frightener a solid base before the big reveal. 117 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 1/19)
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
Century Rio Fri-Sat 11:35am, 1:10, 2:45, 4;20, 5;55, 7:30, 9:00, 10:40, 12:01am; Sun-Thu 11:35am, 1:10, 2:45, 4;20, 5;55, 7:30, 9:00, 10:40
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:45, 4:40, 7:20, 8:25, 9:20, 10:20
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:45am, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45, 10:25; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:35am, 2:25, 5:10, 8:00, 10:40

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Vin Diesel's less popular but way more ridiculous (I know: that's saying something) action movie franchise returns. In case you forgot since 2002's xXx and 2005's xXx 2: State of the Union (in which Ice Cube took over for Diesel), Mr. Diesel plays an extreme sports athlete who becomes an international super spy. Or some such nonsense. Donnie Yen is in it. So is Tony Jaa. Samuel L. Jackson does his usual "show up in the beginning and tell people what to do" cameo. Diesel rides a motorcycle on the ocean and skis through the Amazonian rain forest. So there's that. 107 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 1/19)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 11:40am, 5:00, 7:45
Century Rio Fri-Sat 11:00am, 1:55, 3:20, 7:45, 9:10, 12:01am; Sun-Thu 11:00am, 1:55, 3:20, 7:45, 9:10
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00, 10:30
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 4:00, 6:40
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:45am, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:20am, 5:15

xXx: Return of Xander Cage 3D

Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 2:20, 10:30; Mon-Thu 2:20
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:25, 4:50, 6:15, 10:40
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 1:30
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 1:00, 9:30
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 2:20, 8:20
 

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