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Aardvark

A man (Zachary Quinto) in therapy for undefined mental problems is troubled when his therapist (Jenny Slate) starts going out with his famous actor of a brother (Jon Hamm). Or is it all in his head? First-time writer-director Brian Shoaf expects his talented cast to elevate his spotty art house script, but the approach to mental illness is gimmicky and ungrounded in reality. 89 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 4/12)
High Ridge

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

In this cult comedy from 2004, a studly, self-absorbed '70s newscaster (Will Ferrell) suddenly finds himself saddled with a female co-anchor (Christina Applegate). On the one hand, he's paranoid that he's being replaced. On the other hand, he's warm for her form. What's a man's man to do? 91 minutes R. (Wednesday 4/18)
Flix Brewhouse

Back to the Future

The '80s were epitomized in this glossy sci-fi comedy in which a young Michael J. Fox travels back in time and meets his high school-aged parents. It still holds up as a solid piece of popcorn entertainment. 116 minutes PG. (Sunday 4/15)
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

Backpack Full of Cash

Narrated by Matt Damon (whose mom is a teacher), this feature-length documentary explores the growing trend toward privatization of public schools. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, the film casts a cautionary eye on corporate-driven education. 93 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 4/15)
Guild Cinema

Beirut

Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) headline this spy thriller about a former US diplomat roped into negotiating for the life of a former friend in the midst of a civil war in Lebanon. Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Transsiberian) directs, Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) writes. Set in the '80s, it's admirably old school, but the formulaic plot makes it a mostly forgettable outing 109 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 4/12)
Century Rio
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Big Fish & Begonia

In this epic Chinese animated fable (something of a rarity compared to Japan), a mystical, ocean-dwelling girl is granted the ability to transform into a dolphin and explore the human world. Trapped in a whirlpool, she is rescued by a human boy. Moved by his kindness and sacrifice, she resolves to give him life again—but it comes at a price. In Mandarin with English subtitles. 105 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 4/12)
Century Rio

Do You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

Described as a meditation on conscience and responsibility wrapped in a documentary examination of race in the American South, this painfully personal film is the work of Travis Wilkerson. Wilkerson explores our country's history of racism while digging into the family legend that his great-grandfather murdered a black man in 1946 and got away with it. 90 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 4/15)
Guild Cinema

Finding Your Feet

On the eve of retirement, a judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced to go live with her bohemian sister on an inner city council estate. (That's British for public housing.) There, she gets roped into a dance class for single seniors. Joanna Lumley ("Absolutely Fabulous"), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) and Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter series) are the overqualified stars of this feelgood musical sitcom. 111 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 4/13)
Century 14 Downtown
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Friday

Arriving in theaters on Monday 4/16 for some inexplicable reason (are you stoned?) is this porch-centric, weed-based comedy from 1995 starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. 120 minutes R. (Opens Monday 4/16)
Flix Brewhouse

Gemini

Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Ricki Lake and Michelle Forbes are among the cast of this savvy film industry thriller about a heinous crime that tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. 93 minutes R. (Opens Friday 4/13)
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Goldstone

A "Neo Western" crossed with an "Outback Noir," this Australian thriller follows indigenous Detective Jay Swan (Aussie TV star Aaron Pedersen) to the titular frontier mining outpost on a missing persons case. The investigation soon spirals into a web of crime, corruption, land rights and human trafficking. 110 minutes R. (Opens Sunday 4/15)
Guild Cinema

Half Baked

As far as modern-day stoner comedies go, this is one of them. Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer and Guillermo Díaz star as a trio of idiots who conspire to sell a load of stolen medical marijuana in order to bail a friend (Harland Williams) out of jail after he accidentally kills a diabetic police horse by feeding it junk food. You need to be at least half baked in order to find this one funny. 82 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 4/19)
Flix Brewhouse

Krishnarjuna Yudham

Nani (Rangasthalam, Baahubali) pulls double duty in this action comedy about a pair of girl-chasing playboys, one of whom lives in a rural Indian village, one of whom is a big rock star in Prague. But the rural Indian dude falls in love with a girl in Prague and the rock star falls in love with a girl from the rural Indian village. Good thing they look identical and can pull off one of those wacky Prince and the Pauper-type identity switches! In Telugu with English subtitles. 150 minutes Unrated. (Opens Thursday 4/12)
Century 14 Downtown
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

Phoenix Wilder and the Great Elephant Adventure

Elizabeth Hurley (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery) is the only name actor in this Canadian/South African flick about an orphan boy (Sam Ashe Arnold) who gets adopted by his aunt and moves to Africa. Naturally, he gets lost while on safari and is befriended by a bull elephant being hunted by poachers. The boy and his elephant team up to stop the bad guys. 87 minutes PG. (Opens Monday 4/16)
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16

Pineapple Express

Not a cuddly animated film about a magical locomotive that brings children their dreams, but a 2008 Judd Apatow film (Superbad, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin)—so a penis humor-heavy, bong-percolating comedy (the plot involves a super-strain of weed called Pineapple Express) filled out with Apatow's merry band of man-boys. 111 minutes R. (Opens Tuesday 4/17)
Flix Brewhouse

Rampage

Rampage, the plotless 1986 arcade game in which a giant lizard, a giant wolf and a giant ape smash up various generic cityscapes, gets the feature film treatment. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (who starred in 2005's videogamer Doom) headlines as a primatologist (sure, why not?) who befriends an extraordinarily intelligent ape who grows to giant size, meets up with some other oversized monsters and destroys stuff. 107 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 4/12)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Rampage 3D

AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

This cheaply animated, French-Canadian family film is (loosely, let's go with loosely) based on the true story of Sergeant Stubby, a stray Boston Terrier who became the mascot of the 102nd Infantry Regiment, tagged along to the trenches of World War I and became a hero, saving troops from an incoming mustard gas attack. Mustard gas attacks are a pretty weird topic for a kiddy cartoon, but here we are. Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Helena Bonham Carter (The Wings of the Dove) and Gérard Depardieu (Jean de Florette) are among the kid-friendly(?) voice cast. 85 minutes PG. (Opens Thursday 4/12)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

Truth or Dare

A group of young people (Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane among them) get caught up in a seemingly harmless game of Truth or Dare—only to find that someone, or something, is punishing those who refuse to tell a lie or refuse the dare. A dose of PG-13 supernatural horror for the teens from the studio that gave us the Insidious, Paranormal Activity and Sinister franchises. 100 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 4/12)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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Baaghi 2

Tiger Shroff returns as tough but sensitive rebel "Ronny Singh," who rescued his ex-movie star girlfriend from evil kung fu kidnappers in the 2016 outing. This time around he's hired by yet another ex-lover (Disha Patani) to rescue her kidnapped daughter. Think Taken crossed with Rambo and you're halfway there. In Hindi with English subtitles. 137 minutes Unrated.
Century 14 Downtown

Black Panther

Black Panther

Prince T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns to the high-tech African nation of Wakanda to ascend its throne in the wake of his father's death (as seen in Captain America: Civil War). But a usurper to the throne (Michael B. Jordan) and a bad guy with a sonic claw (Andy Serkis) stand in his way. Good thing our hero's got a vibranium-powered suit of armor to fall back on. Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed) directs this magnificently designed, Shakespearian-style superhero epic. FULL REVIEW: Afrofuturist epic takes superheroics in a fresh direction by Devin D. O’Leary (2/22/2018). 134 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Blockers

Three teenage girls make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night in what is essentially a reworking of every teen sex comedy since Porky's. However, by concentrating on the panicked parents (Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz) scouring the town to prevent their daughters' deflowering, the film finds a fresh outlet for the raunchy outlandishness. There's all the usual sex, drugs and booze on display, but it's aimed sharply at the hypocritical (and mostly misplaced) Puritanism of the adults in the room. 102 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Chappaquiddick

Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Clancy Brown and Olivia Thirlby star in this budget-minded dramatization of Ted Kennedy's notorious involvement in a fatal 1969 car accident that claimed the life of a young campaign strategist. This comes across as a competent accounting of the incident, but director John Curran (The Painted Veil) lacks personality. Bruce Dern makes for a pretty creepy Joe Kennedy, however. 104 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

Armando Iannucci (creator of such biting political satires as In the Loop and "Veep") transplants his trademark style to 1950s Russia in this unexpected black comedy. Terrifying autocratic Soviet leader Joseph Stalin has died, leaving a coterie of greedy, amoral and generally incompetent ministers to squabble like kindergartners over the future of their country. Among the ensemble cast are Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin and Jason Isaacs—none of whom seem remotely Russian. But that's not the point. Iannucci instead revels in the beautifully vulgar dialogues between frenemies and the idea that petty bureaucrats never change—no matter time or place. FULL REVIEW: Stalin meets slapstick in brutally funny political satire by Devin D. O’Leary (3/29/2018). 107 minutes R.
High Ridge

Experiments in Cinema v.13.6

Basement Films returns for its 13th annual (more or less) celebration of "cinematic un-dependents." A wide range of international, experimental films will be screened over the course of this festival's four-day span. Mind-expanding films and videos from Scotland, Serbia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Austria, Colombia, Ireland, Portugal and many other nations will be screened at Guild Cinema (3405 Central Ave. NE) and the African American Performing Arts Center (310 San Pedro Dr. NE). This year features a special spotlight on the newly emerging experimental films of Africa. But that's just the tip of the iceberg: Live multimedia performances, interactive projections, lectures, discussion groups and hands-on workshops also abound. For a complete schedule of films and times, go to experimentsincinema.org. Unrated.
Guild Cinema

Foxtrot

In this often surreal Israeli drama, a troubled family must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their young son's desolate military post. The film's disconnected narrative and visually audacious style make for a bizarre, alienating experience—but then that's pretty much the feeling filmmaker Samuel Maoz (Lebanon) is aiming for. 108 minutes R.
High Ridge

God's Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness

I'm not sure evangelical Christians really need convincing that God's not dead, but here's "faith-based" movie company PureFlix's third attempt at accomplishing just that. This time around we've got a pastor (actor David A.R. White from a whole bunch of religious films) dealing with a deadly fire that destroys a church located on the campus of a fictional university. Once again "educators," "teachers" and those secular humanist "professors" are the villains here. John Corbett, Ted McGinley and Tatum O'Neal are among the supporting actors you may have heard of. 105 minutes PG.
Century Rio

I Can Only Imagine

This drama relates the "inspiring and unknown true story" behind the beloved, chart-topping song that I've totally never heard of. If you're a big listener of Christian rock radio, maybe you have. The "unknown" story behind the 1999 song is that it was written by the band MercyMe's lead vocalist, Bart Millard, after his father died. First time actor J. Michael Finley stars as Bart. Dennis Quaid stars as his dad. Who dies. The film is directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin, who gave us previous Jesus-based flicks October Baby, Woodlawn and Moms' Night Out. 110 minutes PG.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

Quirky auteur Wes Anderson follows up his stop-motion animated fable Fantastic Mr. Fox with this picture book tale of a near future Far East in which all dogs have been banished to an isolated island trash dump. Mourning the loss of his beloved pet, a determined young boy (Koyu Rankin) travels to the island to find him. He's aided on his quest by a ragtag team of canines (voiced by Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Murray). The design work is meticulous, of course. And there's a surprising amount of heart hidden amid the film's oddball pace and deadpan comedy. But not everyone will appreciate the film's artistic flights of fancy. FULL REVIEW: Meticulously animated feature is a fantastic(al) journey by Devin D. O’Leary (4/5/2018). 101 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
High Ridge
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Leisure Seeker

Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland headline this AARP-approved fantasy about a quirky elderly couple who decide to take one last road trip in the faithful old RV they call the Leisure Seeker. He's got Alzheimer's and she's on enough medication to hint, none-too-subtly, at a fatal illness. (Get your hankies ready.) It's all very cute and sweet and teary-eyed, but Italian filmmaker Paolo Vizri (Human Capital, Like Crazy) blunts his usual cinematic bite, offering up a standard, manipulative, "old folks are cute" dramedy. 112 minutes R.
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Love, Simon

A teenager (Nick Robinson from Jurassic World) keeps the fact that he's gay a secret from his family and his friends—at least until a classmate threatens to "out" him. This is the first studio-made, teen-targeted romantic comedy with a gay protagonist, and that makes it groundbreaking on many levels. But it's hard to tell if this film's cliché, Nickelodeon Channel approach to the subject matter (courtesy of big-time TV producer Greg Berlanti) is an example of long overdue mainstream acceptance or proof of Hollywood's generic attitude toward teen movies. 109 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Miracle Season

In this prefab, uplifting, "based in a true story" sporting drama, the members of a high school girls' volleyball team in small town Iowa City try to cope with the sudden loss of their star player and team leader, Caroline Found, in a deadly moped crash. (Spoiler alert: They rally up and win the state championship anyway.) Helen Hunt stars as the inspirational coach. 99 minutes PG.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Pacific Rim Uprising

It's been 10 years since the events of the original Pacific Rim (cinematically speaking). Now it's up to Jake Pentecost (John Boyega from Star Wars: The Last Jedi), son of hard-nosed hero Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba, who ate it in the original), to save the world with his giant robot. Seems a mysterious (and presumably evil) organization has reopened the Breach to the giant, city-smashing Kaiju and has stolen a robot Jaeger of their own. Longtime writer Stephen S. DeKnight ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Spartacus: Blood and Sand") takes over for director Guillermo del Toro. 111 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Paul, Apostle of Christ

These days "faith-based" filmmakers have a lot more luck with modern-day religious movies (see for example: last week's I Can Only Imagine). But if you're one of those old-fashioned Christians who prefer their religious films unabashedly Biblical, here's a straight-up New Testament costume drama. James Faulkner ("Game of Thrones") is the man, the myth, the epistle-writer himself. Jim Caviezel (Jesus in The Passion of the Christ) is herein demoted to Luke the Evangelist. 108 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

A Quiet Place

Normally comedic actor John Krasinski ("The Office") directs this emotional, eerily minimalist horror thriller (and stars in it alongside wife Emily Blunt). After the Earth is invaded and nearly decimated by creatures that hunt by sound, a tight-knit family is forced to live on the run (and in total silence). When mom gets pregnant, the terrified parents' (rather justified) overprotectiveness is tested to the limit. 90 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline's retro-minded sci-fi novel comes to life with no less than Steven Spielberg in the director's chair. In near future America, people spend most of their time living in the virtual reality world of The Oasis. But when the reclusive creator of the game dies, he leaves behind a series of clues. The first player to solve them will gain control of The Oasis. Now it's up to one impoverished teen (Tye Sheradan) and his pals to crack it. This computer-generated Willy Wonka riff was made by nerdy suburban white kids obsessed with '80s films, music and video games for nerdy suburban white kids obsessed with '80s films, music and video games. As such, I'm definitely catching what they're pitching. But even I'm forced to admit this is less a well-reasoned story and more a checklist of groovy pop culture references. 140 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Ready Player One 3D

Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Mexican horror auteur Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) co-writes and directs this loving update of postwar monster movies. Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) stars as a mute cleaning woman working in a top-secret government lab, circa 1962. There, she meets a similarly voiceless amphibian man (played by famed man-in-a-rubber-suit actor Doug Jones). She befriends him, tries to free him and eventually falls in love with him. This adult-oriented, mid-century modern fairy tale about love and xenophobia is gorgeous, timely and filled with humid sexuality. FULL REVIEW: Peculiar romance finds the beating heart below the scaly surface of a misunderstood monster by Devin D. O’Leary (12/21/2017). 123 minutes R.
SUB Theater

Sherlock Gnomes

I know you don't remember, but there was, in fact, a 2011 film called Gnomeo & Juliet. It was financed by Disney, but made through Canada's Starz Animation. It had songs by Elton John (old ones, but still). Ozzy Osbourne played a ceramic deer. This is the sequel. Johnny Depp provides the voice for Sherlock Gnomes, a ceramic detective hired to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a bunch of garden gnomes. Chiwitel Ejiofor is his sidekick, Gnome Watson. (Huh, guess they ran out of puns.) 86 minutes PG.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16

Tomb Raider

The popular video game character last embodied by Angelina Jolie gets a reboot in this "prequel" starring Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl). Here, the young Lara Croft goes looking for her fortune-hunting father after he disappears on a mysterious, trap-filled island. Vikander is a talented actress, and the action is far more grounded in this version—but is that what we really want out of a Tomb Raider movie? 118 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio

Tyler Perry's Acrimony

A faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson), tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent), goes all Fatal Attraction when it becomes clear he has been cheating on her. This is only writing-directing machine Tyler Perry's second R-rated film. 120 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle's beloved junior sci-fi novel gets adapted by the fine folks at Disney and director Ava DuVernay (Selma). Newcomer Storm Reid stars as Meg, a stubborn 13-year-old whose astrophysicist father (Chris Pine) is sucked into a kind of "tesseract" and disappears somewhere into the vast cosmos. With the help of her brainy brother, a new schoolmate and a trio of wise supernatural beings (played by Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling), our underage heroine embarks on a trippy quest through time and space. It certainly looks shiny, with plenty of glitter and sequins, but the story comes across as pedantic and preachy when it should be filled with awe and wonder. 109 minutes PG.
Century Rio
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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12 Strong

12 Strong

A team of Special Forces solders (Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Peña among them) are sent into Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. Their mission: team up with an Afghani warlord and take down a Taliban stronghold—in less than three weeks. Based on a true, declassified story, this simple war drama (on horseback, no less) captures some thrilling battle scenes. (Director Nicolai Fuglsig was an actual war photographer in Kosovo.) If only the story had more depth and drama to it. FULL REVIEW: Latest war movie proves Hollywood is still soldiering on by Devin D. O’Leary (1/18/2018). 130 minutes R.
UNM Midweek Movies

The 15:17 to Paris

This dramatic thriller, directed by Clint Eastwood, is based on the true story of three American soldiers who tackled a gun-wielding terrorist on board a train in France. Curiously, Eastwood chose to cast Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos, the actual soldiers who did the tackling, in the main roles. Comedians Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, Thomas Lennon, Tony Hale and Jaleel White (Urkel!) round out the cast—for some reason. 94 minutes PG-13.
Movies West

Annihilation

Writer-director Alex Garland (Ex Machina, The Beach, 28 Days Later…) adapts the first book of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy. Natalie Portman plays a biologist who signs up for a secret mission to explore an isolated chunk of the southern United States where the laws of nature have suddenly started to go all freaky deaky. 115 minutes R.
Movies 8
Movies West

Coco

Pixar turns to Mexican culture and Day of the Dead for this animated feature about an aspiring young musician who confronts his family's ancestral ban on music by entering the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery. Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alfonso Arau, Edward James Olmos and Gabriel Iglesias are among the voice talent. PG.
Movies 8
Movies West

Death Wish

Exploitation director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, The Green Inferno) replaces Charles Bronson with Bruce Willis in this slightly less serious remake of 1974's infamous revenge drama Death Wish. Bruce turns vigilante and goes gunning for some robbers after his family is violently attacked in a home invasion. The script by Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, Smokin' Aces, The Grey) tries to update the story by including lots of criticism of the media—but this was more timely in crime-ravaged, pre-Taxi Driver, pre-Guardian Angels, pre-Falling Down, pre-"The Punisher" '70s New York City. 107 minutes R.
Movies 8
Movies West

Ferdinand

John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale, Gina Rodriquez and Peyton Manning provide the voices for this CGI toon about a kindhearted, flower-sniffing bull, who is mistaken for a dangerous beast and taken from his idyllic home. Based on the popular 1936 picture book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson. 106 minutes PG.
Movies 8
Movies West

Forever My Girl

The makers of this sub-Lifetime Channel romance think that if you love movies based on Nicolas Sparks books, you should totally come watch their film. No, it's not based on a Nicolas Sparks book, but writer-director Bethany Ashton Wolf (who co-wrote the one Leonardo DiCaprio film no one's ever seen, Don's Plum) sure knows how to work those tropes. Seems a famous country music star (Alex Roe, The 5th Wave) returns to his small Louisiana hometown after 10 years. He promptly reunites with the high-school sweetheart he left at the altar (Jessica Rothe, Happy Death Day) and inherits a previously unknown daughter. The producers use the words "heartwarming" and "uplifting" an awful lot. 104 minutes PG.
Movies 8
Movies West

The Greatest Showman

Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya (Disney Channel fans, rejoice) star in this musical biopic about pioneering circus entrepreneur P.T. Barnum. Oddly enough, this one's not based on a stage musical, but features an original script by Jenny Bicks ("Men in Trees") and Joe Condon (Chicago). 105 minutes PG.
Movies 8
Movies West

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Only grown-up hipster nerds play board games now, so this belated sequel to 1995's Jumanji finds a bunch of teens discovering an ancient, mystical video game version of Jumanji. Naturally, they try it out and get transported inside the game itself. The joke this time around is that they end up in the "bodies" of some stereotypical video game avatars (played by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan) and must use their three allotted lives to escape. 119 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8
Movies West

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

The YA-literature-based Maze Runner films (2014's The Maze Runner, 2015's The Scorch Trials and this trilogy-ender) aren't exactly the most original in the "teenagers battle a fascist future government" genre. But they do have a zippy, action-packed vibe that teens and tweens seem to enjoy. Here, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his pals (all of whom are immune to the "Flare virus" wiping out mankind) fight their way through the zombie-filled wasteland to the mythical "Last City." 142 minutes PG-13.
Movies West

Peter Rabbit

If there's one thing Beatrix Potter's beloved children's books are known for it's nonstop, Home Alone-style slapstick violence. Or at least that's what the makers of this live-action/CGI adaptation seem to think. Peter Rabbit is now an edgy, bad-boy bunny (voiced by James Corden) who must battle Farmer McGregor's young nephew (Domhnall Gleeson) after his age-old nemesis drops dead from a heart attack. (No, really.) Hijinks, of course, ensue. Paddington 2 is much better. 93 minutes PG.
Movies 8
Movies West

Red Sparrow

Comic book readers may recognize this as a Xerox copy of the Black Widow's origin story. Seems a Russian ballet dancer (Jennifer Lawrence, who should certainly not be affecting a Russian accent) is recruited into a secret "school" where she's trained to use her body as a weapon and forced to work as an international assassin. Joel Edgerton (Warrior) and Matthias Schoenaerts (The Danish Girl) costar. There's plenty of sex and espionage, but much of it feels alternately trashy and old-fashioned. 139 minutes R.
Movies 8
Movies West

Winchester

Helen Mirren stars as Sarah Winchester, the eccentric firearm heiress who built the bizarre "Winchester Mystery House," believing she was haunted by the spirits of all those killed by the legendary Winchester repeating rifle. Brothers Michael and Peter Spierig (Undead, Daybreakers, Jigsaw) direct this ghost-filled shocker "inspired by true events." 99 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8

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Phoenix Wilder and the Great Elephant Adventure • (Click for Film times)
Rampage • (Click for Film times)
Rampage 3D • (Click for Film times)
Ready Player One • (Click for Film times)
Ready Player One 3D • (Click for Film times)
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero • (Click for Film times)
Sherlock Gnomes • (Click for Film times)
The Miracle Season • (Click for Film times)
Tomb Raider • (Click for Film times)
Truth or Dare • (Click for Film times)
Tyler Perry's Acrimony • (Click for Film times)