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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.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:40, 3:50, 7:05, 10:05; Mon-Thu 12:45, 3:50, 7:05; Wed 12:40, 3:50, 7:05
Century Rio Fri-Tue 9:30am, 12:45, 4:00, 7:15, 10:30; Wed-Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 11:30am, 12:10, 3:00, 3:40, 6:30, 7:10, 9:50, 10:30; Thu call for showtimes
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Tue 11:30am, 3:00, 6:30, 9:45;
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:05am, 2:15, 5:25, 8:35
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 11:45am, 3:00, 6:15, 9:30; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

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.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:20am, 2:05, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40; Mon-Thu 11:20am, 2:05, 4:40, 7:10
Century Rio Fri-Tue 10:50am, 1:35, 4:20, 7:05, 9:50; Wed-Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 11:25am, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50; Thu call for showtimes
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Sat 11:15am, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15; Sun 11:15am, 7:30, 10:15; Mon 11:15am, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15; Tue-Wed 11:15am, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30; Thu 11:15am, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:30am, 1:50, 4;10, 6:30, 8:50; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:20, 3:00, 5;40, 8:20
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 11:00am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 9:50; ; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

The Case For Christ

This faith-based drama is inspired by the true story of Lee Strobel, an award-winning journalist and avowed atheist (played here by Mike Vogel of Cloverfield) who applies his journalistic skills to disproving the newfound Christian faith of his wife (Erika Christensen). Spoiler alert: He fails. If you're not already a Christian apologist, then Strobel's quest (which basically involves interviewing a bunch of evangelical theologists) isn't going to constitute any sort of persuasive argument. 112 minutes PG-13.
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:10, 6:50, 10:00; Thu call for showtimes
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:15, 3:15, 7:05, 10:15; Sun-Thu 12:15, 3:15, 7:05
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 10:50am, 1:35, 4:20, 7:10, 10:05; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

CHIPS

For fans of goofy TV-to-movie reboots like Charlie's Angels, Starsky & Hutch, 21 Jump Street, The Dukes of Hazzard, S.W.A.T., The A-Team (and others) comes another '70s/'80s flashback. Dax Shepard (hubby to Kristen Bell and star of ... he was in Idiocracy) writes, directs and stars in this campy action comedy about motorcycle cops in California. Michael Peña (End of Watch, Ant Man) comes along to replace Erik Estrada. Baywatch is next! 100 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:45am, 2:30, 5;10, 7:50, 10:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:10am, 1:50, 4;40, 7;30, 10:20

Experiments in Cinema v12.3

Basement Films brings back its annual, round-the-world survey of cutting-edge experimental film and video. This year's special concentration is on films from Cuba--but there are offerings from 37 other countries as well. Hands-on workshops, guest lectures, parties and more round out the six-day festival, scheduled to take place April 18 through 23. Go to experimentsincinema.org for a complete schedule. Unrated.
Guild Cinema Fri-Sun call for films and times

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.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:05am, 12:45, 2:25, 4:05, 5:45, 7:25, 9:05, 10:35; Mon-Thu 11:05am, 12:45, 2:25, 4:05, 5:45, 7:25
Century Rio Fri-Sat 9:25am, 10:05am, 10:45am, 11:25am, 12:05, 12:45, 1:25, 2:05, 2:45, 3:25, 4:05, 4:45, 5:25, 6:05, 6:45, 7:25, 8:05, 8:45, 9:25, 10:05, 10:45, 11:25, 12:01am; Sun 9:25am, 10:05am, 10:45am, 11:25am, 12:05, 12:45, 2:05, 2:45, 3:25, 4:05, 5:25, 6:05, 6:45, 7:25, 8:45, 9:25, 10:05, 10:45; Mon 9:25am, 10:05am, 10:45am, 11:25am, 12:05, 12:45, 1:25, 2:05, 2:45, 3:25, 4:05, 4:45, 5:25, 6:05, 6:45, 7:25, 8:05, 8:45, 9:25, 10:05, 10:45; Tue 9:25am, 10:05am, 10:45am, 11:25am, 12:05, 12:45, 1:25, 2:05, 2:45, 3:25, 4:05, 5:25, 6:05, 6:45, 7:25, 8:45, 9:25, 10:05, 10:45; Wed-Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 12:00, 12:45, 1:15, 3:15, 4:00, 4;30, 6:30, 7:15, 7:45, 9:45, 10:30; Thu call for showtimes
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Mon 11:00am, 12:00, 2:30, 3:30, 6:00, 7:00, 9:30, 10:30; Tue 11:00am, 12:00, 2:30, 3:30, 10:00, 10:30; Wed 11:00am, 12:00, 2:30, 3:30, 6:00, 7:00, 9:30, 10:15; Thu 11:00am, 12:00, 2:30, 3:30, 7:00, 9:45, 10:30
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:25am, 11:30, 12:00, 2:25, 3:30, 4:30, 5:25, 7:00, 7:30, 8:25, 10:15, 10:30; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:30am, 12:30, 1:10, 2:45, 3:50, 4:25, 5:55, 7:00, 7:50, 9:05, 10:05
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 10:45 am, 11:15 am, 11:45 am, 12:45, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 4:00, 5:15, 6:00, 6:30, 7:30, 9:15, 9:45, 10:45; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

The Fate of the Furious: An IMAX Experience

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 12:15, 3:30, 7:00, 10:15; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

Frantz

From French provocateur François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women, Water Drops on Burning Rocks) comes this surprisingly straightforward melodrama set in Germany and Fracne in the immediate aftermath of the First World War. Anna (21-year-old Paula Beer) is a member of the "Lost Generation"--a young German girl mourning her fiancé, Frantz, who was killed in the war. One day, a French veteran named Adrien (Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent) shows up to place flowers at Frantz' grave. As Anna grows closer to this melancholy stranger, she learns of his conflicted feelings. This rich, black-and-white drama is loosely inspired by Ernst Lubitsch' 1932 dramaBroken Lullaby. In French and German with English subtitles. 113 minutes PG-13.
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:20, 6:50, 10:00; Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:20, 6:50

Ghost in the Shell

Masamune Shirow's prototypical cyberpunk manga series (later adapted as an anime in 1995 by Momoru Oshii) goes live-action with Scarlett Johansson as a special task force police officer whose entire body has been replaced by cybertechnology. In the near future, she and her teammates hunt down a mysterious terrorist with the ability to hack into humans and control their bodies via their computer-enhanced brains. The film nails the visual aesthetic of Oshii's anime, but fails to capture the philosophical underpinnings of Shirow's manga. 106 minutes PG-13.
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Mon 7:05, 10:05; Mon-Tue 10:05
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 7:20, 10:00; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

Gifted

Gifted

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.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:35am, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:55; Mon-Thu 11:35am, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20
Century Rio Fri-Tue 11:10am, 1:55, 4;40, 7:25, 10:10; Wed-Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:50, 6:45, 9:45; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:25, 3:05, 5:45, 8:25
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 11:30am, 2:10, 4:45, 7:30, 10:15; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

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.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:10, 2:40, 5;10, 7:40, 10:15; Mon-Tue 12:10, 2:40, 5;10, 7:40; Wed 12:10; Thu 12:10, 2:40, 5;10, 7:40
Century Rio Fri-Tue 11:10am, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50; Wed-Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 11:45am, 2:15, 4:50, 7:35, 10:10; Thu call for showtimes
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 12:15, 3:00, 5:45, 8:15, 10:45
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 12:30, 2:50, 5;10, 7:30, 9:50; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:40, 3:15, 6:05, 8:45
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 11:25am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:20; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

Kedi

Cat lovers will be in Heaven with this warm and fuzzy documentary about the cats of Istanbul. Not quite house cats, not quite feral animals, the felines of Istanbul have freely roamed the storied Turkish city for thousands of years. This film concentrates on a handful of these furry characters as they wander in and out of the lives of various people. Somehow, rather than being tamed, these cats have tamed those around them, inspiring joy, kindness and comfort in streets, homes and businesses. Beautifully shot and magically told. In Turkish with English subtitles. 80 minutes Unrated.
High Ridge Fri-Thu 12:50, 3:35

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.
Century Rio Fri-Tue 1:20, 4:25, 7:30, 10:35; Wed-Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Sat 3:50, 7:30, 10:25; Sun 10:25; Mon 3:50, 7:30, 10:25; Tue 3:50, 10:25; Wed 10:25; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:10am, 5;15
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 10:40am, 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:41:55, 4:55, 7:55, 10:55; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

Life

The crew of the International Space Station experiments on a primitive life form found on Mars. Clearly, no one in this movie has ever watched Alien. Despite some clear cinematic predecessors, this is a smartly assembled horror-thriller that emphasizes the scientific over the militant. You know where it's going, but it's fun getting there. Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson and Jake Gyllenhaal are among the cast of doomed astronauts. 103 minutes R.
Century Rio Fri-Tue 9:30; Wed-Thu call for showtimes
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 11:10am, 10:30; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

Logan

Hugh Jackman returns as Logan/Wolverine in this X-Men spinoff. Loosely based on the Old Man Logan comic book series by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, this brutal, bruising drama is set in a post-apocalyptic future in which mutants have all but dwindled out of existence. A not-so-well-aged Wolvie is busy hiding out in the Mexican desert and taking care of a senile Professor X (Patrick Stewart) when a mysterious preteen mutant (Dafne Keen) with a serious connection to our claw-popping hero shows up needing his help. Stripped down, bleakly imagined and properly bloody, this superpowered Western is a stark, satisfying stand-alone. 137 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:30am, 3:00, 6:30, 10:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:40am, 3:05, 6;30, 9:50
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 8:45; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

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.
Century Rio Fri-Tue 9:50am, 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:30; Wed-Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 2:10, 8:15
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 10:30am, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

The Shack

After his young daughter is murdered, a grieving man (Sam Worthington, Avatar) receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God (Octavia Spencer) at the remote shack where his daughter was killed. There, he encounters manifestations of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost and learns some sort of lesson. Probably religious in nature. This faith-based drama is based on the best-selling Christian novel by William P. Young. 132 minutes PG-13.
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Sun 12:25, 3:40; Mon-Wed 12:25; Thu call for showtimes

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.
Century Rio Fri-Tue 11:05am, 1:45, 4:20, 6:55; Wed-Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 11:35, 2:10, 4:50; Thu call for showtimes
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 12:15, 2;25, 4;35, 6:45, 8:55; Thu call for showtimes
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 11:50am, 2:20, 4:50; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

Spark: A Space Tail

Somehow, Jessica Biel, Susan Sarandon, Hilary Swank and Patrick Stewart got talked into providing voices for this cheap, 3D computer-animated sci-fi comedy from Canada/South Korea. It's about a teenage space monkey who joins forces with a fox and a warthog to take back the planet Bana from an evil general. 90 minutes PG.
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:35am

T2 Trainspotting

No, Renton, Begbie, Spud and Sick Boy haven't returned to fight off Arnold Schwarzenegger and prevent Judgment Day. Instead, director Danny Boyle and his cast have come back to Scotland after 20 years to see what our favorite heroin addicts are up to these days. There's a tonal shift, of course, making this one much more melancholy than the amped-up, savagely humored original. Still, there are some fun moments for fans. 117 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sat 11:25am, 2:15, 5:05, 7:55, 10:45; Sun 10:45; Mon-Tue 11:25am, 2:15, 5:05, 7:55; Thu 11:25am, 2:15, 5:05
High Ridge Fri-Sat 3:40, 7:40, 10:25; Sun-Thu 3:40, 7:40

A United Kingdom

Back in the late 1940s, Seretse Khama--prince of Bechuanaland and the first president of Botswana--met, fell in love with and married a common English girl working as a clerk at Lloyd's of London. The interracial relationship shocked much of Africa and certain people in England as well, making it fine fodder for a historical biopic. David Oyelowo (Selma) stars Khama, while Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) takes up the role of his paramour, Ruth Williams. British filmmaker Amma Asante (Belle) adds some workmanlike direction to Oyelowo and Pike's quiet chemistry. 111 minutes PG-13.
High Ridge Fri-Sat 7:15, 10:10; Sun-Thu 7:15

The Zookeeper's Wife

In this based-on-a-true-story biopic directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Johan Heldenbergh ("The Tunnel") star as Antonina and Jan Zabinski, the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo during World War II. Together, they helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion of Poland. This tasteful and mostly formulaic historical heart-tugger is based on the book of the same name by Diane Ackerman. 124 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 10:50am, 1:45, 4:50, 7:45, 10:40; Mon-Thu 10:50am, 1:45, 4:50, 7:45
High Ridge 12:30, 3:45, 7:00, 10:05; Sun-Thu 12:30 3:45, 7:00

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