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GUARANTEED FRESH as of Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm Times and listings are for Friday 11/21 through Thursday 11/27

Film Capsules

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3rd Annual UNM Student Film Festival

The Southwest Film Center at UNM presents its annual, end-of-the-year showcase, featuring the best student-submitted shorts of the year. (Opens Saturday 11/22)
SUB Theater Sat 6:00

Alice's Restaurant

Guild Cinema celebrates Thanksgiving with director Arthur Penn's 1969 adaptation of Arlo Guthrie's seriocomic anthem. Guthrie more or less plays himself, a hippie who hitchhikes, plays guitar, gets drafted, goes for an Army physical and hangs out with his Earth Mother pal Alice. Pete Seeger drops by at one point. There isn't much in the way of plot, but it's a pretty solid paean/memorial to the counterculture movement of the late '60s. 111 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 11/27)
Guild Cinema Thu 5:00, 7:30


A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong to meet with NSA whistleblower-on-the-run Edward Snowden. Whether you think of him as a traitor or a patriot, this even-keeled collection of up-close-and-personal interviews (recorded over the course of eight days) will make you think twice about the former CIA analyst's narrative concerning abuse of government power in the data age. 114 minutes R. (Opens Friday 11/21)
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:50, 3:55, 7:40, 10:30; Mon-Thu 12:50, 3:55, 7:40

Days and Nights

Anton Chekhov's The Seagull gets adapted to rural New England in the 1980s. (Sure, why not?) Allison Janney plays an aging movie star who brings her boyfriend (the film's writer-director Christian Camargo) to her family's lakeside estate over Memorial Day weekend. Among the other resentment-filled guests/family members are William Hurt, Ben Whishaw, Jean Reno, Russell Means, Michael Nyqvist and Katie Holmes. Not a lot really happens, but there's the occasional talky drama at mealtime. 92 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 11/21)
Guild Cinema Fri-Wed 4:45, 8:30

Genetic Chile

This documentary takes an eye-opening look at the world of genetically modified organisms by making a closer examination of New Mexico's iconic chile pepper. The state of New Mexico actually funded research to produce a GMO chile--the first time a state government has officially backed such a move. This allowed filmmaker Chris Dudley to interview genetic researchers at NMSU about the potentially harmful use of GMO technology in our state. The UNM Food Justice Initiative will lead a discussion following the screening. 61 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 11/22)
Guild Cinema Sat 12:30

Horrible Bosses 2

Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis return for more criminal hijinks--but this time around, they appear to be the horrible bosses. Unable to get their new business off the ground thanks to a slick investor, the trio plot a harebrained kidnapping scheme. Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey drop by to help. 108 minutes R. (Opens Tuesday 11/25)
Century 14 Downtown Tue 5:15, 7:00, 9:45; Wed-Thu 11:45am, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45, 10:25
Century Rio Tue 5:15, 7:00, 9:30, 12:01am; Wed 10:30am, 1:25, 4:20, 7:15, 10:10
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Tue-Thu 7:00, 9:45
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Tue 9:05; Wed-Thu 10:25am, 1:10, 4:05, 7:00, 9:45

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. ... And now you only have an entire year to wait until the second half of the story. 123 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 11/21)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:25, 1:25, 2:25, 3:25, 4:25, 5:25, 6:25, 7:25, 8:25, 9:25, 10:25; Mon 12:25, 1:25, 2:25, 3:25, 4:25, 5:25, 6:25, 7:25; Tue-Thu 12:25, 1:25, 2:25, 3:25, 4:25, 5:25, 6:25, 7:25, 8:25, 9:25, 10:25
Century Rio Fri-Sat 9:45am, 10:20am, 10:50am, 11:25am, 11:55am, 12:30, 1:00, 1:35, 2:00, 2:40, 3:10, 3:45, 4:15, 4:50, 5:20, 5:55, 6:25, 7:00, 7:30, 8:05, 8:35, 9:10, 9:40, 10:15, 10:45, 11:05, 11:20, 11:50; Sun-Mon 9:45am, 10:20am, 10:50am, 11:25am, 11:55am, 12:30, 1:00, 1:35, 2:00, 2:40, 3:10, 3:45, 4:15, 4:50, 5:20, 5:55, 6:25, 7:00, 7:30, 8:05, 8:35, 9:10, 9:40, 10:15, 10:45; Tue-Thu 9:45am, 10:20am, 10:50am, 11:25am, 11:55am, 12:30, 1:00, 1:35, 2:00, 2:40, 3:10, 3:45, 4:15, 4:50, 5:20, 5:55, 6:25, 7:00, 7:30, 8:05, 8:35, 9:10, 9:40, 10:15, 10:45, 11:05, 11:20, 11:50
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Sun 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00; Mon-Thu 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:45, 4:00, 7:10, 10:20; Mon-Tue 12:45, 4:00, 7:10; Wed-Thu 12:45, 4:00, 7:10, 10:20
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30

Pelican Dreams

Filmmaker Judy Irving (The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill) continues to explore her love for wild birds with this look at the plight of native pelican species along California's coastline. The center of her story is Gigi, an injured brown pelican found wandering the Golden Gate Bridge. By following Gigi's rehab and eventual release, Irving ruminates on the human race's interaction with nature in general and with these gangly seabirds in particular. 79 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 11/21)
Guild Cinema Fri-Wed 3:00, 6:45

Penguins of Madagascar

Following cameos in the Madagascar films and a successful TV series, the wannabe-super-spy penguins get their own feature spin-off. This CGI toon shows audiences how dimwitted waterfowl Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private got their start in the global espionage biz. 92 minutes PG. (Opens Wednesday 11/26)
Century 14 Downtown Wed-Thu 9:40
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Wed-Thu 10:05am, 12:35, 3:10, 5:40, 8:10, 10:40

Penguins of Madagascar 3D

Century 14 Downtown Wed-Thu 7:10
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Wed-Thu 11:10am, 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10


A world-weary political journalist (British comedian Steve Coogan) hunts down the story of a woman's search for her long-lost son, given up decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Director Stephen Frears (High Fidelity, The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons) adds a light comic touch to this road trip dramedy, while Judi Dench delivers a poignant performance in the title role. A lovely, surprisingly uplifting crowd-pleaser. 98 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 11/20)
SUB Theater Fri 6:00, 8:00; Sun 1:00, 3:00

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. (Opens Wednesday 11/26)
High Ridge Wed-Thu 1:05, 4:25, 7:30, 10:35

V/H/S: Viral

The video-fetishizing, "found footage," anthology series continues with another horrific outing. Footage of police chasing after a deranged ice cream truck inspires Los Angelenos to hit the streets and capture their own viral video sensations. Directors this time around include Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (Resolution), Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead), Marcel Sarmiento (Deadgirl) and the great Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes). 82 minutes R. (Opens Friday 11/21)
Guild Cinema Fri-Sat 10:30

Who Killed Vaudeville?!

Frank Cullen, co-founder of the American Vaudeville Museum and author of Vaudeville, Old & New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers in America, hosts this collection of classic vaudeville routines captured on film. Among the comedians, singers and dancers highlighted here are Ed Wynn, Ethel Waters, Blossom Seeley & Benny Fields, the Nicholas Brothers and Cab Calloway. 90 minutes (Opens Sunday 11/23)
Guild Cinema Sun 1:00

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The popular chidren's book gets turned into a madcap comedy in which an unlucky boy transfers his bad juju to his hapless family for a single day. Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner are on mom and dad duty. There isn't a lot of depth to be found here--mostly just a string of chaotic set-pieces--but director Miguel Arteta (Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl) adds just enough honest-to-goodness social awkwardness to give it a bit of gravity. 81 minutes PG.
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:45am, 1:50, 4:15

Beyond the Lights

From the writer-director of Love & Basketball comes this pop culture melodrama about a young singer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw from Belle and "Doctor Who") who finds herself controlled and exploited by the modern music industry--at least until a romance with a young police officer inspires her to break free and find her own voice. 116 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 1:20, 4:15, 7:05, 9:55; Mon 1:20, 4:15, 7:05; Tue-Thu 1:20, 4:15, 7:05, 9:55
Century Rio Fri-Sat 9:55am, 11:30am, 1:00, 2:35, 4:05, 5:40, 7:10, 8:45, 10:15, 11:55; Sun-Mon 9:55am, 11:30am, 1:00, 2:35, 4:05, 5:40, 7:10, 8:45, 10:15; Tue-Thu 9:55am, 11:30am, 1:00, 4:05, 7:10, 10:15
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:10, 3:10, 7:10, 10:20
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 10:20am, 1:10, 4:00, 6:50, 9:40
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:10am, 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10

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 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:30, 1:50, 3:10, 4:30, 5:50, 7:10, 8:30, 9:50; Mon 12:30, 1:50, 3:10, 4:30, 5:50, 7:10; Tue-Thu 12:30, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50
Century Rio Fri-Thu 10:30am, 12:25, 1:20, 2:20, 3:20, 4:10, 6:15, 7:00, 9:05
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:20am, 2:00, 2:20, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Tue 10:15am, 11:00am, 1:45, 3:55, 4:30, 7:25, 9:40, 10:10; Wed-Thu 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:25, 10:10
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:00am, 12:45, 1:45, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40

Big Hero 6 3D

Century Rio Fri-Thu 11:30am, 5:10
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:50am, 5:00, 7:45, 10:15
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Tue 1:00, 6:55
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 11:00am, 4:30, 7:20, 10:15

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-Sun 1:35, 4:25, 7:35, 10:25; Mon 1:35, 4:25, 7:35; Tue-Thu 1:35, 4:25, 7:35, 10:25
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:35, 3:50, 7:05, 10:20
High Ridge Fri-Sun 1:00, 4:05, 7:25, 10:20; Mon-Thu 1:00, 4:05, 7:25
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 10:00am, 12:55, 4:00, 6:55, 9:50

The Book of Life

Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) produces this candy-coated, fiesta-colored cartoon. In it, two small-town pals (Diego Luna and Channing Tatum) battle for the heart of their childhood sweetheart (Zoe Saldana)--spurned on by a pair of cosmic entities, the angelic La Muerte and the demonic Xibalba. The film's complicated mythology borrows a lot from Mexico's Dia de los Muertos tradition. The result--a sort of reverse Orpheus and Eurydice--is probably too dark for the youngest kids. But this original, unpredictable toon is a vivid seasonal treat for the rest of us. FULL REVIEW: Mexican-themed cartoon offers unexpected seasonal treats by Devin D. O’Leary (10/16/2014). 95 minutes PG.
Century Rio Fri-Mon 9:50am; Tue 4:30; Wed-Thu 11:05am, 1:45
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:50am, 2:15, 4:40
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 12:10

Dracula Untold

Universal has decided to reboot all of its classic "Universal Monsters" films, starting with their chief bloodsucker. Unfortunately somebody at the studio thought he needed one of those "boring superhero origin story" movies. Here we find out how good-guy Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans from Fast & Furious 6) became a vampire to fight off invading Turks. This one's perfect for people who felt Bram Stoker's classic tale needed to look a lot more like 300. 92 minutes PG-13.
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Sun 11:30am; Mon-Thu 11:30, 3:15, 6:40, 9:35

Dumb and Dumber To

Twenty years later moronic friends Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) reunite for a cross-country road trip. Harry's searching for the daughter he never knew, but it's really just an excuse for our two characters to engage in more of their patented clueless idiocy. 109 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 2:05, 4:45, 7:40, 10:20; Mon 2:05, 4:45, 7:40; Tue-Thu 2:05, 4:45, 7:40, 10:20
Century Rio Fri-Sat 9:45am, 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:45, 5:45, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45, 9:45, 10:45, 11:45; Sun-Mon 9:45am, 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:45, 5:45, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45, 9:45, 10:45; Tue-Thu 9:45am, 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:45, 5:45, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45, 9:45, 10:45, 11:45
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:40am, 12:50, 2:25, 3:45, 5:10, 7:15, 7:50, 10:00, 10:30
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Tue 10:00am, 10:55am, 12:50, 1:40, 3:35, 4:35, 6:20, 7:20, 9:05, 10:05; Wed-Thu 10:00am, 12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:20am, 10:50am, 1:20, 1:50, 4;20, 4:50, 7:20, 7:50, 10:20, 10:50

The Equalizer

The popular, but mostly forgotten 1980s TV series starring Edward Woodward as an elderly, ass-kicking former intelligence agent gets a reboot courtesy of actor Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen). Washington is a tough guy with a mysterious past who volunteers to protect a young girl (Chloë Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass) from ultra-violent Russian mobsters. 131 minutes R.
Century Rio Fri-Tue 10:00


Who doesn't love a good tank movie? We haven't had a good tank movie in a long time. Tanks are cool. Brad Pitt stars as a veteran Sherman tank commander leading a five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines toward the end of World War II. Outnumbered, outgunned and limping along in a broken war machine, our heroes face overwhelming odds. Gritty, bloody and brutally paced, this down-in-the-trenches look at life during wartime mixes exaggerated movie violence and "ugly truth" history in almost equal measure. 134 minutes R.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:15, 3:40, 7:05, 10:30
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:05, 3:30, 6:50, 10:10
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 1:05, 4:05, 7:15
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 11:40am, 6:30

Gone Girl

David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en) directs this gripping adaptation of Gillian Flynn's twisty crime novel about a man who comes under intense media scrutiny after his wife disappears. Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris star. 148 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri 12:40, 4:00, 7:20, 10:40; Sat 7:20, 10:40; Sun 12:40, 4:00, 7:20, 10:40; Mon 4:00, 7:20; Tue-Thu 12:40, 10:40
Century Rio Fri-Sat 12:20, 3:55, 7:35, 11:15; Sun-Thu 12:20, 3:55, 7:35
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:30, 3:50, 7:10, 10:35; Mon-Thu 12:30, 3:50, 7:10
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Mon 10:55am, 2:20, 5:55, 9:20; Tue-Thu 10:55am, 2:20, 5:55
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 3:00, 6:40, 10:15


Earth is dying, and it's up to intrepid astronaut Matthew McConaughey to find mankind a new planet to colonize. The clock is ticking, man, hurry up! Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) directs this grand, galaxy-spanning space adventure--which manages to be both artistically dreamy and science-geeky smart. Ther are plenty of moments when it swings too far in both directions--but it's still a sight to behold on the big screen. 169 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:40am, 1:30, 3:20, 5:10, 7:00, 8:50, 10:40; Mon 11:40am, 1:30, 3:20, 5:10, 7:00; Tue-Thu 11:40am, 1:30, 3:20, 5:10, 7:00, 8:50, 10:40
Century Rio Fri-Sat 9:50am, 11:10am, 12:30, 1:50, 3:10, 4:30, 5:50, 7:10, 8:30, 9:50, 11:10; Sun-Mon 9:50am, 11:10am, 12:30, 1:50, 3:10, 4:30, 5:50, 7:10, 8:30, 9:50; Tue-Thu 9:50am, 11:10am, 12:30, 1:50, 3:10, 4:30, 7:10, 8:30, 11:10
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:15am, 2:55, 6:35, 8:10, 10:10
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:25, 3:00, 7:00, 10:00; Mon-Thu 12:25, 3:00, 7:00
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 10:10am, 12:10, 1:55, 3:55, 5:40, 7:40, 9:25
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 11:45am, 12:15, 3:45, 4:15, 7:45, 8:15

Interstellar: IMAX

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:45am, 2:45, 6:45, 10:30

John Wick

In this hard-hitting, rather minimalist action flick, Keanu Reeves plays a retired hitman, an unstoppable force of nature, who goes gunning for some stupid criminals when they kill his dog and steal his car. The brutally efficient character borrows a lot from Richard Stark's Parker novels. But the action is a major blast. 101 minutes R.
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 10:20
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:00am

The Judge

Robert Downey Jr. is a big-city lawyer recalled to his childhood home to defend his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a local judge, on charges of murder. Downey and Duvall chew scenery at an impressive rate, but the low-grade John Grisham-wannabe script is short on logic, heavy on melodrama. 114 minutes R.
Century Rio Fri-Sat 12:25, 3:55, 7:20, 11:00; Sun-Thu 12:25, 3:55, 7:20

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas

Kirk Cameron, for one, is pretty sure there's a war against Christmas. So he's starring in this cheapjack family comedy (shot at his own house and starring his own family) that "provides a Biblical basis for our time-honored traditions and celebrations" while standing "strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season." That does sound hilarious. In it Kirk plays a guy named Kirk, who is enjoying his sister's annual Christmas party extravaganza when he realizes that his bah-humbug brother-in-law Christian (see if you can follow the subtle metaphors here) has forgotten the reason for the season. Of course it's up to Kirk to put the Christ back in Christmas--which basically consists of a condescending, 60-minute lecture by Cameron, delivered in the front seat of a parked car. Spoiler alert: Jesus would want you to max out your credit card! 80 minutes PG.
Century Rio Fri-Mon 11:20am, 1:55, 4:25, 6:55, 9:30; Tue-Thu 11:20am, 1:55, 4:25, 6:55

The Maze Runner

More post-apocalyptic YA teen lit hits the big screen. In this adaptation of James Dashner's hit book trilogy, a mind-erased teen (Dylan O'Brien, "Teen Wolf") is dropped into a community of "runners" trapped inside a deadly, monster-filled, impossible-to-escape maze. Why? Just wait two more movies and you'll find out. 120 minutes PG-13.
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Mon 12:15, 3:10, 6:45, 9:50; Tue-Thu 12:15, 3:10


Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain) stars in this grim crime thriller-cum-satire as a sleazy hustler who worms his way into the underground world of freelance crime reporting. Armed with a video camera and a total lack of ethics, he prowls LA's dark streets looking for any stories that bleed so he can sell them to content-hungry local networks. The film has a lot of scathing things to say about today's voyeuristic culture, but it's also a tense, Taxi Driver-ish thriller. 117 minutes R.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 8:00
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 6:50, 9:55
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 3:15, 10:00


Hasbro and Universal Pictures have already made Transformers and Battleship into mind-numbing multimillion-dollar action movies. So why not turn Ouija into a cheap ghost drama? A bunch of teens use an "ancient spirit board" to "awaken the dark powers." You know what happens next. 90 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:55, 3:15, 5:35, 7:55, 10:15; Mon 12:55, 3:15, 5:35, 7:55; Tue-Wed 12:55, 3:15; Thu 7:55
Century Rio Fri 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40; Sat 5:20, 8:00, 10:40; Sun 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40; Mon 12:00, 2:40; Tue 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:55am, 2:30, 4:55, 7:35, 10:05


Comedian Jon Stewart gets serious, writing and directing this drama based on the true story of one of his "Daily Show" guests. Shortly after appearing on the comedy news show, author and journalist Maziar Bahari returned home to Iran where he was arrested as a spy. Bahari spent 100 days in jail talking to government officials who didn't get the joke. Based on Bahari's book Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival. 103 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:35; Mon 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50; Tue-Thu 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:35
High Ridge Fri-Sun 12:25, 4:20, 7:20, 10:40; Mon-Thu 12:25, 4:20, 7:20

St. Vincent

Newly divorced Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) moves with her young son next door to cranky old misanthrope Vincent (Bill Murray). Before long, the drinking, gambling war vet is baby-sitting her bullied, father-figure-seeking son. We've seen this kind of "innocent kid melts the heart of a mean, old codger" plenty of times before. But the cast really gives it their all, helping this prickly tragicomedy rise above the schmaltz. 102 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 11:15am, 2:00, 4:50, 7:40,10:30
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:40am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45
High Ridge Fri-Sun 1:10, 4:15, 7:30, 10:15; Mon-Thu 1:10, 4:15, 7:30
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:15, 3:05, 5:55, 8:45


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.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:45am, 2:20, 5:05, 7:45, 10:30; Mon 11:45am, 2:20, 5:05, 7:45; Tue-Thu 11:45am, 2:20, 5:05, 7:45, 10:30
High Ridge Fri-Sun 1:15, 4:25, 7:30, 10:05; Mon-Thu 1:15, 4:25, 7:30

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22 Jump Street

The 2012 comic reboot of teen cop series "21 Jump Street" worked almost entirely thanks to the efforts of its game cast (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, chiefly). The simple script and low-impact direction certainly didn't add much to the proceedings. This rude follow-up (set in college) tries a little harder, crafting a bigger-stakes story and a perfect storm of self-mocking jokes. It ain't smart, but it does have drug content, brief nudity and a Benny Hill reference. Also, it's been shoved back into theaters for a week so it can make more money. 112 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 6:30, 9:30


Pity the poor, flesh-and-blood stars of The Conjuring. Turns out the inanimate doll got her own spin-off before they did. Seems another nice couple are experiencing deadly supernatural occurrences after they bring a creepy antique doll into their house. Do I sense a team-up with Chucky in the near future? R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:10am, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:50, 7:05

Dolphin Tale 2

Winter, the handicapped dolphin who starred in the inspirational family film about her own life, returns in an even more fictionalized sequel. Here, marine biologists at an aquarium in Florida rescue an even cuter baby dolphin named Hope. Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr. are the non-dolphin stars. 107 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:30, 3:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:25, 4:10, 7:00, 9:45

Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel Comics' superhero movies take off in a different direction, heading into outer space for this buoyantly comic, endlessly entertaining sci-fi romp. A band of misfits, criminals and brash adventurers is conscripted into saving the galaxy when a powerful alien warlord comes looking for a weapon of cosmos-threatening proportions. Cult filmmaker James Gunn (Tromeo and Juliet, Dawn of the Dead, Slither, Super) writes and directs. Chris Pratt ("Parks and Recreation"), Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), Zoe Saldana (Star Trek) and Lee Pace (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) star. 121 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

Guardians of the Galaxy 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:30am, 2:40, 5:50, 9:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:45, 4:45, 7:45

Let's Be Cops

Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson (still hanging out off the set of FOX's "New Girl") are a couple of struggling pals who decide to dress up as cops for a costume party. Mistaken for real police officers, and afforded respect for the first time in their lives, the two decide to keep up the charade. Unfortunately a collection of real-life mobsters and dirty detectives put our dressed-up do-gooders in mortal danger. Yes, it's as silly as you're thinking. 104 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:20am, 2:00, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20
Movies West Fri-Thu 4:25, 9:55


Disney reboots Sleeping Beauty with this live-action fairy tale concentrating more on the (apparently not-so-)evil sorceress (played by Angelina Jolie) and her tragic backstory. Elle Fanning (Super 8) is our soon-to-be-somnolent princess. Jolie is mesmerizing, and the film does a credible and ultimately quite likeable job melding Disney sentiment with certain aspects of the original fairy tale. But it's an odd fantasy that takes a long time to find its tone. 97 minutes PG.
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:00, 5:10, 10:20

Maleficent 3D

Movies West Fri-Thu 2:35, 7:45

No Good Deed

Taraji P. Henson ("Person of Interest," Think Like a Man) and Idris Elba ("Luther," Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) class up this twisty domestic thriller about a suburban wife and mother who finds her home invaded by a dangerous escaped convict. 84 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:40am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:30, 10:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Überproducer Michael Bay (Bad Boys, Armageddon, Transformers) has his grubby fingerprints all over this unnecessary reboot of the classic comic book/cartoon series. The special effects are a major upgrade, but the story--scarred by all the usual overworked, underwritten tropes of modern screenwriting--takes a lot of liberties with the original. It's not a travesty, but it's probably not what fans want either. 101 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:35, 4:15, 6:55, 9:40

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:20, 3:00, 5:40, 8:20
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00

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Friday Filmmakers Coffee at Jean Cocteau Cinema

A get-together for professional filmmakers who are actively working in the industry in New Mexico.

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Food Entrepreneur Exposition at South Valley Economic Development Center

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