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American Sniper

Reliable but rarely more than workmanlike director Clint Eastwood helms this biopic based on the biography of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. Bradley Cooper is excellent, running through all the emotions of our main character as he goes from front-line shellshocked to home-front rehabilitated. But Eastwood waffles too much between gung-ho patriotism and a more reasoned examination of the horrors our modern military men and women are asked to endure. It wants to tackle some big moral issues, but unlike Eastwood's Unforgiven, it can't break the Hollywood formula long enough to find the metaphorical weight behind the story. 132 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 1:15, 4:25, 7:30, 10:35; Mon-Thu 1:15, 4:25, 7:30
Century Rio Fri-Sat 10:40am, 11:30am, 12:20, 1:10, 2:00, 2:50, 3:40, 4:30, 5:20, 6:10, 7:00, 7:50, 8:40, 9:30, 10:20, 11:10, 12:01am; Sun-Thu 10:40am, 11:30am, 12:20, 1:10, 2:00, 2:50, 3:40, 4:30, 5:20, 6:10, 7:00, 7:50, 8:40, 9:30, 10:20
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:30am, 12:00, 2:45, 3:30, 6:45, 7:20, 9:50, 10:20
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:25, 4:00, 7:25, 10:40; Mon-Thu 12:25, 4:00, 7:25
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:10am, 12:20, 2:25, 3:35, 5:50, 6:50, 9:05, 10:05
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 12:00, 12:30, 3:30, 4:05, 7:00, 7:30, 10:15, 10:50

American Sniper--An IMAX Experience

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 11:30am, 3:00, 6:30, 9:45

Big Hero 6

When Disney took over Marvel, everyone wondered what that mash-up would look like. Now we know. Based (quietly) on the Marvel comic of the same name, this sci-fi cartoon feels like a Disneyfied (in the best sense) take on the superhero genre. Tech-savvy teenager Hiro lives in futuristic San Fransokyo with his brother and aunt. But when his bro is murdered and his greatest invention stolen, Hiro teams up with an inflatable robot named Baymax and a group of self-proclaimed "science nerds" to get revenge on the masked villain responsible. The story is your standard superhero origin tale. But the sci-fi flourishes are well conceived, and the unflappably kindhearted Baymax is easily the most lovable character of the year. 108 minutes PG.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 1:00, 3:55, 6:50
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:35am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:25, 10:00

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams) directs Michael Keaton (Batman) in this winkingly meta farce about a washed-up action movie star who tries to mount a comeback on Broadway. Shot in what looks like a single, breathless take, the film swoops and soars through the corridors of a venerable Broadway theater watching its manic, self-loathing, hallucination-prone protagonist face crisis after crisis. Dark and funny, cynical and empathetic, this oddly experimental gem offers viewers this year's most original cinematic vision. 119 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sat 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25; Sun 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25; Mon-Thu 1:55, 4:45, 7:35
High Ridge Fri-Sun 1:00, 4:05, 7:25, 10:20; Mon-Thu 1:00, 4:05, 7:25

The Boy Next Door

Jennifer Lopez stars in this time-wasting erotic thriller about a divorced teacher who has a torrid affair with the new boy across the street. Things get complicated when he turns up as a student in her high school class and then goes all Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction on her. Oops. 91 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:40, 3:05, 5:30, 7:55, 10:20; Mon-Thu 12:40, 3:05, 5:30, 7:55
Century Rio Fri-Sat 10:40am, 11:55am, 1:15, 2:35, 3:55, 5:15, 6:35, 7:55, 9:15, 10:30, 11:50; Sun-Thu 10:40am, 11:55am, 1:15, 2:35, 3:55, 5:15, 6:35, 7:55, 9:15, 10:30
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:00, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:00, 2:30, 4:55, 7:25, 10:00
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:40am, 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:25

Cake

Jennifer Aniston gets all actorly all of a sudden to play a drug-addicted suburbanite who becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. It's her best "change of pace" work since 2002's The Good Girl, but the film is too slow and morose to fully gel as either a comedy or a tragedy. 102 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri 12:05, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45; Sat 12:05, 2:30, 4:50; Sun 7:20, 9:45; Mon-Wed 12:05, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20; Thu 12:05, 2:30
High Ridge Fri-Sun 1:00, 10:15; Mon-Thu 1:00

Drunktown's Finest

Shot in Gallup, NM, by hometown boy and first-time filmmaker Sydney Freeland, this gritty ensemble drama follows three young Native Americans--an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be and a promiscuous transsexual--as they strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation. The script was developed through the Sundance Director's Lab, and the finished product was executive produced by Mr. Sundance himself, Robert Redford. 92 minutes Unrated.
Guild Cinema Sat 1:00

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Peter Jackson wraps up his monumental (perhaps a little too much so) adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Here we finally get to the closing action sequence, a war that pits five armies and a dragon against one another in a battle for the fate of Middle-earth. 144 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:30, 7:00, 10:25
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri 11:50am, 3:15, 6:40, 10:10; Sat 3:15, 6:40, 10:10; Sun-Thu 11:50am, 3:15, 6:40, 10:10
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:20, 3:35, 6:55, 10:15
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri- Thu 11:30am, 3:00, 6:30, 10:10

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay--Part 1

Hollywood is sick of trilogies. That's only three movies' worth of profits. The cool thing now is to take the final book in a trilogy and split it in two different movies (like The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn--Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn--Part 2). So apparently Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) has destroyed the Hunger Games. She's hiding out, trying to rescue her boyfriend (Josh Hutcherson) from evil government forces when she gets a call from the rebel leader (Julianne Moore) asking her to become the face of the rebellion. It beats being the face of L'Oreal. 123 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio Fri 12:45, 4:00, 7:20, 10:45; Sat 12:45; Sun 7:20, 10:45; Mon-Tue 12:45, 4:00, 7:20, 10:45; Wed 10:45

The Imitation Game

America's British boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch stars as famed mathematician Alan Turing in this real-life biopic about Turing's efforts to decipher the infamous German Enigma code during World War II. The film is very tasteful and "Masterpiece Theatre"-ish. But Turing's story of professional triumph and personal tragedy is terribly compelling stuff. Based on the book by Andrew Hodges. 114 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:55; Mon-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7:10; Thu 1:30, 4:15
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:35, 3:50, 7:05, 10:30; Mon-Thu 12:35, 3:50, 7:05
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:10am, 2:00, 4:50, 7:35, 10:30

Into the Woods

At this point mashing up a bunch of fairy tales is nothing new in movies (Shrek) or TV ("Once Upon a Time"). Nonetheless, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's hit Broadway musical does some interesting work finding the "adult" undertones of the old Brothers Grimm tales. Disney has glossed over some of the darker material, and the perpetually moving ensemble cast was probably better suited to stage. Still, actors Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and James Corden are fun to watch as they reinvent Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and the like. 124 minutes PG.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 9:45
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:15, 3:20, 6:45, 9:50
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Thu-Thu 12:10, 3:15, 6:30, 9:25
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:05am, 1:15, 4:25, 7:40, 10:50

Mortdecai

Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Bettany star in this oddball adaptation of Kyril Bonfiglioli's P.G. Wodehouse-esque comic thrillers (published between 1973 and 1978). Depp plays the title character, a charming, debonair art dealer and part-time rogue who gets caught up in a caper involving MI5, some angry Russians and a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold. Clearly, Depp wants to be the Peter Sellers of his generation, but this silly, agressively unfunny romp is not the way to go about it. 106 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Wed 2:25, 7:50; Thu 2:25
Century Rio Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:55, 4:50, 7:45, 10:40
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri 12:10, 6:50; Sat 12:10; Sun-Tue 12:10, 6:50; Wed 12:10
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:25am, 2:25, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:10am, 1:20, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Ben Stiller and friends (and the monkey) are back in this third outing about wacky hijinks at a natural history museum after the lights go out. Seems the magic that causes all the displays to come to life at night is fading, and our security guard hero (Stiller) must travel the globe, uniting characters old (Robin Willams' Teddy Roosevelt) and new (Dan Stevens' Sir Lancelot) to save it. 97 minutes PG.
Century Rio Fri 12:50, 3:35, 6:40, 9:40; Sat 6:40, 9:40; Sun-Tue 12:50, 3:35, 6:40, 9:40; Wed 12:50
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 3:45, 10:10

Paddington

The beloved British picture book character gets the requisite CGI makeover for the movies. Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) voices the raincoat-wearing Peruvian bear who ends up lost and alone at a London train station. He gets adopted by a kindly family (led by Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins) and has some episodic adventures. Nicole Kidman plays the villain, an evil taxidermist. Because there has to be a villain in these sorts of things. 95 minutes PG.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:45am, 2:10, 4:35, 7:00, 9:25; Mon-Wed 11:45am, 2:10, 4:35, 7:00; Thu 11:45am, 2:10, 4:35
Century Rio Fri-Thu 10:35am, 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:35
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:40am, 2:05, 4:30, 7:10, 9:35
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:15am, 1:00, 3:40, 6:45, 9:20

Selma

This serious, dutiful biopic chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via a groundbreaking march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965. David Oyelowo (Lee Daniels' The Butler) is perfect as King. Cuba Gooding Jr., Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi, Carmen Ejogo, Alessandro Nivola, Martin Sheen, Tom Wilkinson and Oprah Winfrey round out the important cast. 128 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:20, 3:50, 7:05, 10:20
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:25, 3:40, 6:50, 9:55
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:15am, 2:20, 5:25, 8:30
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 11:45am, 3:15, 6:40, 10:00

Spare Parts

Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club. With no experience, no money and a bunch of old car parts, they challenge the country's reigning robotics champions at MIT. Marisa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis, Esai Morales, George Lopez and Steven Michael Quezada star. Yup, it was shot here in Albuquerque, and it's based on one of those inspiring true stories you hear so much about. 83 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:40, 4:05, 6:55, 10:15
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:40, 3:50, 7:10, 10:00

Strange Magic

Before he sold the farm, George Lucas spent several years working on this secret project. It's an animated musical about goblins, elves, fairies and imps, all battling over a powerful magical love potion. Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Chenoweth provide some of the voices. Popular tunes by Whitney Houston, Heart, The Four Tops and ELO make up of the musical numbers. It's like somebody took your aunt's Spotify list, the Cliff Notes version of A Midsummer Night's Dream and a Tinkerbell cartoon and jammed them in a blender. 99 minutes PG.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:35am, 2:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:35; Mon-Wed 11:35am, 2:05, 4:35, 7:05; Thu 11:35am, 2:05, 4:35
Century Rio Fri-Thu 10:35am, 1:25, 4:15, 7:05, 9:55
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:45am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:00, 9:40
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:10am, 1:45, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:05am, 12:55, 3:55, 6:50, 9:35

Taken 3

It really does not pay to be friends or family with ex-government agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson). Everybody he knows has been killed or kidnapped by bad guys, whom he is then obliged to stalk and kill using his "particular set of skills." This time around his wife has been killed, and he's framed for murder. Oh, somebody's in for an old man ass-kicking! As before, French action king Luc Besson pens it, and the awesomely named Olivier Megaton directs it. 109 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri 11:45am, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45, 10:30; Sat 5:05, 7:45, 10:30; Sun 11:45am, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45, 10:30; Mon 11:45am, 2:25; Tue 11:45am, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45; Wed-Thu 11:45am, 2:25
Century Rio Fri-Thu 10:30am, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:10, 3:40, 7:05, 10:05
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:05am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 11:05am, 1:55, 4:45, 7:35, 10:35

The Theory of Everything

'Tis the season for high-toned biopics. Eddie Redmayne (The Pillars of the Earth, Les Misérables) stars as world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking. This inspirational romantic drama concentrates on Hawking's pre-talking-wheelchair relationship with his college girlfriend-cum-wife Jane (Felicity Jones, Like Crazy). It's beautifully performed and perfectly bittersweet, but occasionally feels too expertly crafted for Academy Award appeal. 123 minutes Unrated.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 1:30, 7:40
High Ridge Fri-Sun 1:05, 4:10, 7:30, 10:35; Mon-Thu 1:05, 4:10, 7:30

Unbroken

As a director, Angelina Jolie (who previously gave us In the Land of Blood and Honey) appears to like things as dark and depressing as possible. Here, she searches for uplift in the (true life) story of Olympic champ Louis Zamperini, who got shot down over the Pacific during World War II, spent 47 days on a raft and then went straight to a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. The telling is dutiful and appropriately epic, and star Jack O'Connell (300: Rise of an Empire) does understated work. But even with a scripting assist from Joel & Ethan Coen, the film ends up wearing its good intentions on its sleeve a little to prominently. 137 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio Fri-Mon 12:25, 3:50, 7:15, 10:40; Tue 12:25; Wed 12:25, 3:50, 7:15, 10:40
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 12:15, 6:45

The Wedding Ringer

Josh Gad (Frozen) plays a well-meaning, friendless schlub who hires a fake best man (comedian Kevin Hart) in order to impress his fiancée (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) at their wedding. As one does in contrived romantic comedies. 101 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:15, 2:50, 5:25, 8:00, 10:45; Mon-Thu 12:15, 2:50, 5:25, 8:00
Century Rio Fri-Thu 10:45am, 1:35, 4:20, 7:10, 10:00
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:45am, 2:15, 4:50, 7:35, 10:15
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:45am, 1:45, 4:45, 7:45, 10:40

Whiplash

A shy young musician (Miles Teller from The Spectacular Now) dreams of becoming a world-famous jazz drummer. Attending a prestigious New York music academy, he gets the opportunity to learn from the school's most infamous instructor (J.K. Simmons from "Oz"). What follows is the musical equivalent of the training camp sequence from Full Metal Jacket. Simmons is perfect as the sadistic taskmaster, but Teller matches him beat-for-beat as the determined student. 107 minutes R.
High Ridge Fri-Thu 3:55, 7:00

Wild

Reese Witherspoon stars in this inspirational biopic about Cheryl Strayed, who lost her mother and slipped inrp a bout of sex and drug addiction. Instead of going to therapy, she decided to go all hippie and hike the Pacific Crest Trail solo. It's kind of like Eat, Pray, Love--but with walking instead of eating, praying and loving. 115 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:40am, 5:05, 10:40; Mon-Wed 11:40am, 5:05; Thu 11:40am
Century Rio Fri-Thu 10:30am, 4:40, 10:45
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:50, 7:35, 10:25; Mon-Thu 12:50, 7:35

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

This loose sequel to the old-fashioned ghost story starring Daniel Radcliffe takes place 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House. It's the eve of World War II, and a group of London schoolchildren has been evacuated to the English countryside. Unfortunately, it's to a sprawling estate full of dead people. Good luck with that, kids. 98 minutes PG-13.
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri 3:45, 9:45; Sat 3:45; Sun-Tue 3:45, 9:45; Wed 3:45

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