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Deepwater Horizon

Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich star in this gritty, no-nonsense encapsulation of the worst disaster in US oil-drilling history. Director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor) knows how to stage crowd-pleasing action. As explosion-filled disaster movies go, it's stirring. But the film never figures out how to address deeper questions about this environmental disaster and the corporate culture that allowed it to happen. 107 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 10:20
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:10, 2:00, 4:50, 7:40, 10:25

Don't Breathe

Writer-director Fede Alvarez (the remake of Evil Dead) isn't the first horror film director to be inspired by Terence Young's 1967 thriller Wait Until Dark (about a blind woman stalked by thugs in her own house). Still, he does a nifty job of flipping the script in this nail-biting entry. Stephen Lang (Avatar) is the blind old man targeted by a group of amateur thieves. Little do they know he's a murderously resourceful vet perfectly capable of trapping them inside his home, cutting off the lights and slaughtering them one by one. It's basically a gimmicky home invasion thriller, but Alvarez keeps the action quick, brutal and relentless. 88 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:10am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:00, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30

Keeping Up With the Joneses

A boring suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) get embroiled in a little international espionage when they discover that the seemingly perfect new couple next door (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot) are government spies. 105 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:30, 7:00pm
Movies West Fri-Thu 4:00, 10:00

The Magnificent Seven

What do you know: 1960's The Magnificent Seven (itself a remake of 1954's Seven Samurai) gets a remake. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter, The Equalizer) is behind the camera. Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio and Matt Bomer are among the cowboys, gunslingers and outlaws hired to defend a poor, Wild West village from an army of savage thieves. 132 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:50am, 3:20, 6:40, 9:50
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:50am, 3:20, 6:40, 9:50

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton directs this fantasy-adventure based on the popular YA novel by Ransom Riggs (who basically took a bunch of weird Victorian photographs and made up stories about them). Eva Green stars as the titular Miss Peregrine, the headmistress of a well-hidden home for children with bizarre powers. Think Harry Potter crossed with the X-Men crossed with a whole lotta Tim Burton. Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett. Terence Stamp and Allison Janney round out the impressive cast. 127 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:40am, 3:10, 6:20
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:20, 7:00

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 9:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 3:40, 10:10

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

The Griswold clan ends up hosting redneck Cousin Eddie for Christmas in this holiday favorite from 1989. Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Randy Quaid and Julia Louis-Dreyfus star. 97 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:40am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:30, 10:20

The Secret Life of Pets

From the makers of the Despicable Me films comes this manic, animated comedy about a New York City terrier named Max who 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.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:20am, 2:00, 4:50, 7:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:40, 4:10, 6:50

Storks

From the studio that gave us The Lego Movie comes this CGI cartoon about storks--you know, the kind who deliver babies. Adam Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ty Burrell and Danny Trejo are among the bird-based voice cast. 89 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:00, 4:20, 7:20
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:50, 7:10

Storks 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 1:40, 10:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:20am, 4:30, 9:40

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

Well, it's not the oppressive, monotone "grimdark" look of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but this chaotic action flick replaces that with a story and tone that is literally all over the damn place. This hot mess has the unenviable task of introducing audiences to a dozen or so unknown characters, then blending them into a team we're supposed to root for. The gimmick here is that all of our superheroes are actually supervillains, sprung from prison if they'll take part in a suicidal mission to ... accomplish something or other. Despite lots and lots of frantic CG action, this exercise in attitude can't decide if it's a winking superhero parody, an over-the-top war movie, a horror-survival video game or what. See also: What Warner Bros. did wrong with Suicide Squad by Devin D. O’Leary (8/11/2016). 123 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 3:40, 10:10

Sully

Heroic airplane pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger gets the big screen treatment with no less than Tom Hanks taking on the lead role. Clint Eastwood directs (as always) in his clumsy-yet-competent manner. The film concentrates mostly on the aftermath of Sullenberger's crashlanding in the Hudson River. It's a likable celebration of humble heroism, but we're mostly in it for the crash. 95 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:30am, 2:20, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:00, 7:20

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