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3 Idiotas

This Mexican film is a remake of the 2009 Bollywood flick 3 Idiots. In this coming-of-age comedy, a group of college friends embarks on an adventure to find a roommate who disappeared without a trace on graduation day. In Spanish with English subtitles. 106 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 2:10, 7:30, 10:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 4:30, 9:30

Beauty and the Beast

Disney's animated classic from 1991 gets the live-action remake treatment. (Soon, all will submit!) Emma Watson from the Harry Potter series takes over as Belle, the bookish heroine who finds herself falling for a hairy prince (Dan Stevens from "Downton Abbey"). Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson are among the stars voicing various animate household objects. It looks and sounds gorgeous--but, yes, you've seen it all before. 129 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:30, 6:50
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:10, 6:50

Born in China

Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day--meaning, it's time for Disneynature to release another family-friendly animal documentary. These things are short on education and long on "awww"s. This one heads to the wilds of China to watch a panda bear, a golden monkey and a snow leopard deal with various adventures that center of the struggle to survive though the seasons. John Krasinski ("The Office") provides the sunny narration. 76 minutes G.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:50am, 5:10
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:05am, 1:30, 7:10

The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby

In this oddly conceived CGI toon from DreamWorks Animation, a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying infant (voiced by Alec Baldwin) is assigned by Baby Corp. to infiltrate the household of prepubescent Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) in order to spy on his parents. Seems Mom and Dad work for Puppy Co., and the company's evil CEO has a secret plot to replace people's love for babies with a love for puppies, and ... Seriously, this film makes very little sense. If the idea of Alec Baldwin saying "Cookies are for closers!" sends you into paroxysms of laughter, this is the film for you. FULL REVIEW: Weirdly conceived kiddy cartoon bogs down in confusing mythology by Devin D. O’Leary (3/30/2017). 97 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11;40am, 5:00, 7:40
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:45, 7:00

The Boss Baby 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 2:20, 10:20
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:10am, 4:25, 9:40

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

The fourth film in this popular kids' series (based on the books by Jeff Kinney) finds the Heffley family on a road trip to Meemaw's 90th birthday party. But self-described "wimpy kid" Greg (Jason Drucker, replacing Zachary Gordon--sidelined, no doubt, due to puberty issues) tries to steer the trip off course so he can attend a video game convention. Alicia Sliverstone and Tom Everett Scott are on mom and dad duty. 90 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:20

The Fate of the Furious

This eighth entry into the hyperbombastic Fast and Furious franchise finds car thief turned hero Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) shockingly double-crossing his mixed family of spies/thieves/superheroes/whatever they're supposed to be for evil terrorist Charlize Theron. The increasingly crowded cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriquez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Kurt Russell, Luke Evans and Scott Eastwood. Fans, of course, will go ape shit. 136 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:20, 6:40, 10:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:30, 6:40, 10:00



Chris Evans (you know, Captain America) stars as a single man trying to raise his precocious, orphaned nice, Mary. When the 7-year-old turns out to be a math prodigy, however, her guardian gets sucked into a contentious custody battle with his formidable mother (Lindsay Duncan, "Sherlock"). Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man) directs. FULL REVIEW: Dramedy about brains will hit you in the feels by Devin D. O’Leary (4/13/2017). 101 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 3:40, 10:10
Movies West Fri-Thu 2:20, 9:00

Going in Style

This remake of a 1979 comedy of the same name finds three well-aged pals (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin) plotting to rob a bank after their retirement funds are stolen by shady bankers. Zach Braff (star of "Scrubs," director of Garden State) directs. 96 minutes PG-13.
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:30am, 2:30, 5:00, 7:40, 10:10

How To Be A Latin Lover

Dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career out of seducing rich older women finds himself living with his estranged sister and learning to appreciate the value of family. This Spanglish comedy stars Mexican icon Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), south-of-the-border import Salma Hayek and American actors Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Michel Cera and Rob Corddry. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. 115 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:50, 3:50, 7:00, 9:50
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:25

Kong: Skull Island

Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, freakin' everybody shows up on an uncharted Pacific island trying to solve the mystery of its isolation--only to discover its primary inhabitant is a hundred-foot-tall ape with anger issues. Between this silly fun creature feature and the recent reboot of Godzilla, Legendary Entertainment is hoping to launch their own giant monster franchise. 120 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 3:30, 6:30, 9:40
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:00, 4:00, 7:20. 10:20

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.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:40, 7:10

Smurfs: The Lost Village

Neil Patrick Harris and Hark Azaria gracefully bow out of this all-animated take on the Smurfs. Seems that, for this go-around, a mysterious map sends Smurfette and her tiny blue pals on a journey through the Forbidden Forest to discover "the biggest secret in Smurf history." Parents are advised to dump the kids and run. 89 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:30am, 2:00, 4:30, 7:20, 9:55
Movies West Fri-Thu 3:40, 9:55


Comedienne Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn (her first flick in 15 years!) star in this adventure-comedy about a woman who gets dumped by her boyfriend and drags her ultra-cautious mother along on a vacation in tropical Ecuador. Of course, it all goes wrong when they get kidnapped for ransom and have to rescue themselves. Unlike Trainwreck, Schumer didn't write this one, and it shows in the overreliance on slapstick gags. 91 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:10, 2:40, 5:20, 7:50, 10:25
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:50am, 2:40, 5:10, 7:50, 10:15