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Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

The massively popular 1999 musical documentary about the legendary Cuban band gets a follow-up. The remaining original members contemplate their contribution to the history of Cuba and play some tunes. 110 minutes PG. (Opens Friday 5/26)
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:40, 3:25, 7:25, 10:35; Sun-Thu 12:40, 3:25, 7:25

Chuck

Liev Schreiber ("Ray Donovan") stars in this biopic about heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, whose admirably doomed, out-of-nowhere fight with Muhammad Ali inspired Sylvester Stallone to write Rocky. Elisabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, Michael Rapaport and Jim Gaffigan round out the impressive cast of this rather familiar drama about the perils of "I could have been a contender" fame. 98 minutes R. (Opens Friday 5/26)
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:40, 7:40, 10:20; Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:40, 7:40

Eraserhead

Cult director David Lynch's first feature film was this early midnight movie fave from 1977. Jack Nance (who showed up in most of Lynch's films) stars as a shell-shocked dude who lives in an industrial hellscape and struggles to weather the departure of his angry girlfriend and the incessant cries of his newly born mutant child. Also, there's a lady living in his radiator. This surreal nightmare of a film was shot in black and white and continues to confuse us. 89 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 5/26)
Guild Cinema Fri-Sat 10:30

How to Train Your Dragon

In this 2010 3-D CGI cartoon from DreamWorks (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda), a dorky young Viking lad (voiced by She's Out of My League's Jay Baruchel) adopts a baby dragon, much to the chagrin of his dragon-hunting family. Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Plasse provide additional voices. A smart script and some awesome visuals make this a treat for all ages. 98 minutes PG. (Opens Saturday 5/27)
Flix Brewhouse Sat 10:30am

In Search of Israeli Cuisine

By profiling chefs, home cooks, farmers, vintners and cheese makers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today, filmmaker Roger Sherman attempts to create a portrait of a country as defined by its cuisine. Our guide through this world of exotic food is Israeli born chef Michael Solomonov, the James Bear Award-winning owner of several hugely popular restaurants in Philadelphia. 96 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 5/26)
Guild Cinema Fri-Mon 6:15

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Considered one of America's first celebrity chefs, Jeremiah Tower's rise to bad boy culinary fame in the 1970s and '80s is recounted in this tasty documentary. Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Martha Stewart and Ruth Reichi are just a few of the famous foodie faces weighing in on Tower's legacy in the restaurant biz. 103 minutes R. (Opens Friday 5/26)
Guild Cinema Fri-Mon 4:00, 8:15

Lost Highway

Darkness practically bleeds off the screen in David Lynch's creepiest, most unsettling take on the film noir genre. The first of two intermingling stories finds a jazz saxophonist (Bill Pullman) framed for murder. Later on, our protagonist transforms into a young auto mechanic (Balthazar Getty) who gets involved with a gangster and his mistress (Patricia Arquette). Or maybe they're unrelated stories. Or maybe our main guy just goes crazy. You figure it out. Also, Robert Blake may be playing Satan with a video camera. Or not. Whatever. It'll creep you out, big time. Double-featured with Wild At Heart. 134 minutes R. (Opens Tuesday 5/30)
Guild Cinema Tue-Thu 8:30

The Lovers

The Lovers

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts star in this dramedy about an unhappily married couple cheating on one another and contemplating divorce. The "joke" of the film is that our unfaithful spouses suddenly and unexpectedly relocate the spark that brought them together and start cheating on the people they're cheating with. It's more drab and depressing than funny. Winger and Letts (who won a Pulitzer Prize, don't you know) do an impressive job, but ultra-indie director Azazel Jacobs (Terri) relies on their actorly skills far too much, handing them a too-thin script to work off of. FULL REVIEW: Married couple cheat on the cheaters they’re cheating with in admirably drab domestic dramedy by Devin D. O’Leary (5/25/2017). 94 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 5/25)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 11:55am, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

I think this is the fifth of Disney's Pirates movies. But I wouldn't swear to it in court. The problem being that, despite some very entertaining moments, the chaotic scripts all blend into one another. (Anyone remember what 2011's On Stranger Tides was about? Or what happened at the end of 2007's At World's End?) This time around, we've got Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow searching for the mystical trident of Poseidon. Also, a ghostly Spaniard (Javier Bardem) is trying to kill him. Also, Paul McCartney is in it. Sure, it's fun. No, it's not a coherent narrative. 129 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 5/25)
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Mon 10:10am, 11:15am, 2:10, 4:00, 7:00, 8:00; Tue 10:10am, 11:15am, 2:10, 4:00, 6:55, 8:00; Wed 11:15am, 2:10, 4:00, 6:55, 8:00; Thu call for showtimes
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 11:50am, 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20
Century Rio Fri-Sat 9:30am, 11:55am, 12:45, 2:20, 3:10, 5:35, 6:25, 7:15, 8:50, 9:40, 11:20, 12:01am; Sun-Thu 9:30am, 11:55am, 12:45, 2:20, 3:10, 5:35, 6:25, 7:15, 8:50, 9:40
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:15am, 12:15, 2:45, 3;45, 6:15, 7:15, 9:45, 10:45
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Wed 11:00am, 12:00, 2:30, 3:30, 6:00, 7:00, 9:15, 10:15; Thu 11:00am, 12:00, 2:30, 3:30, 7:00, 10:15
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Thu 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00, 1:00, 1:20, 1:50, 2:20, 3:30, 4:00, 4:20, 4:40, 5:10, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:20, 10:00, 10:20
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 10:20am, 11:20am, 1:40, 2:40, 3:40, 5:00, 6:05, 8:20, 9:20, 10:20
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:30am, 1:20, 1:30, 1:55, 2:45, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:00, 10:30

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 3D

AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Sun 1:05, 8:45, 10:00; Mon 1:05, 8:45, 9:55; Tue-Wed 1:05, 8:45, 9:50; Thu call for showtimes
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
Century Rio Fri-Thu 10:20am, 11:05am, 1:35, 4:00, 4:50, 8:05, 10:30
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:45am, 3;15, 6:45, 10:15
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 11:30am
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:20, 7:05
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 11:45am, 12:30, 2:50, 6:00, 9:30

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales--An IMAX 2D Experience

AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Wed 10:40am, 1:35, 4:35, 7:30, 10:25; Thu call for showtimes

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales--An IMAX 3D Experience

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:00am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

Political Animals

The story of the civil rights struggle of this century--the gay rights movement--is chronicled through the eyes of four pioneering lesbian California State Assembly members. Carole Migden, a featured subject in the documentary, will speak after the screening. 87 minutes (Opens Saturday 5/27)
Guild Cinema Sat 1:00

Rarandoi Veduka Chudham

Naga Chiatanya Akkineni and Rakul Preet Singh star in this Indian film that contains lots of chaste romance, tons of singing and dancing, and--because it's required by Indian law or something--a bit of kung fu. In Telugu with English subtitles. 150 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 5/26)
Movies West Fri-Sat 9:00

The Road Warrior

Easily the most exciting action movie ever shot, this incredible, nitro-fueled sequel to the 1979 Australian cult film Mad Max features Mel Gibson as the titular post-apocalyptic anti-hero. Max wanders the highways in his battered cop car, fighting off Mohawked bikers and searching for precious gasoline--at least until he finds a purpose in protecting a ragtag band of wasteland pioneers. The film plays out like a punk rock version of an old Howard Hawks Western and still stands up as a thrilling piece of cinema. 94 minutes R. (Tuesday 5/30)
Flix Brewhouse Tue 7:00

Wild At Heart

David Lynch's flamboyant 1990 crime drama follows a poor little rich girl (Laura Dern) and her ex-con boyfriend (Nicolas Cage) on a crazed, cross-country trip filled with guns, snakeskin jackets and sexual weirdness. This is one of Lynch's funniest, most coherent and flat-out enjoyable films. Double-featured with Lost Highway. 125 minutes (Opens Tuesday 5/30)
Guild Cinema Tue-Thu 3:30, 6:00

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Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott steers further from the mindbending but distracting mythology of 2012's Prometheus and tries to recapture the claustrophobic horror of his 1979 original Alien. The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, stumbles across a seemingly perfect world. Unfortunately, it's the old home planet of the Engineers, the alien giants who created the space age superweapon known as the Xenomorphs. It isn't long before the crew is on the receiving end of some acid-blooded alien carnage. Like Prometheus before it, this prequel has got way too many ideas, but at least it delivers on the chestbursting thrills. Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, Demián Bichir and Jussie Smollett are among the rather doomed cast. 122 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Wed 10:45am, 11:20am, 1:30, 4:20, 5:10, 7:10, 10:00; Thu call for showtimes
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Wed 10:55am, 12:25, 1:50, 3:25, 4:45, 6:25, 7:45, 9:25, 10:40; Thu 10:55am, 12:25, 1:50, 3:25, 4:45, 7:45, 10:40
Century Rio Fri-Wed 9:00am, 10:25am, 12:00, 1:30, 3:05, 4:35, 6:10, 7:40, 9:15, 10:45; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 12:00, 12:40, 3:20, 4:00, 6:30, 7:10, 9:35, 10:20; Thu call for showtimes
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 11:00am, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 11:00
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 10:45am, 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 10:40am, 12:20, 2:00, 3:40, 5:20, 6:55, 8:40, 10:20
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Wed 10:15am, 10:45am, 1:15, 1:45, 4;15, 4:45, 7:20, 7:50, 10:20, 10:50; Thu call for showtimes

Baywatch

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Zac Efron and Alexandria Daddario star in this rude 'n' crude reboot of the "classic" (not really) T and A TV series about lifeguards. This one tries to ride the coattails of the naughty 21 Jump Street reboots, but it juvenilely jumbles up a silly crime story, endless jokes about penises and the expected David Hasselhoff cameo. 116 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Wed 11:00am, 12:30, 1:45, 3:15, 4:30, 6:00, 7:15, 8:45, 10:00; Thu call for showtimes
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 11:10am, 2:05, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30
Century Rio Fri-Sat 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 12:01am; Sun-Thu 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30, 9:00, 10:30
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:35, 1:15, 3;40, 4:20, 6:50, 7:25, 10:00, 10:30
Flix Brewhouse Fri 10:30am, 11:15am, 1:30, 3:15, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:45, 10:45; Sat 11:15am, 1:30, 3:15, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:45, 10:45; Sun-Mon 10:30am, 11:15am, 1:30, 3:15, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:45, 10:45; Tue 11:15am, 12:30, 3:15, 3:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:45, 10:45; Wed 10:30am, 11:15am, 1:30, 3:15, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:45, 10:45; Thu 10:30am, 11:15am, 1:30, 3:15, 4:30, 6:30, 8:00, 9:45, 11:45
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Thu 11:15am, 1:55, 4:35, 7:15, 7:45, 9:55, 10:25
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 10:10am, 12:40, 1:10, 3:40, 4:10, 6:40, 7:10, 9:40, 10:10
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:15am, 10:45am, 1:15, 1:45, 4;15, 4:45, 7:15, 7:45, 10:15, 10:45

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 Rio Fri-Wed 11:10am, 2:30, 5:50; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Sat-Thu 11:45am, 3:00; Thu call for showtimes
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Wed 11:55am, 3:05, 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.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Wed 11:10am, 1:35, 4:00, 6:20; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 11:25am, 2:05; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:35, 3:05, 5:50, 8:45

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

The fourth film in this popular kids' series (based on the books by Jeff Kinney) finds the Heffley family on a road trip to Meemaw's 90th birthday party. But self-described "wimpy kid" Greg (Jason Drucker, replacing Zachary Gordon--sidelined, no doubt, due to puberty issues) tries to steer the trip off course so he can attend a video game convention. Alicia Sliverstone and Tom Everett Scott are on mom and dad duty. 90 minutes PG.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Wed 11:30am, 1:45, 4:00, 6:15, 8:30; Thu call for showtimes
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 11:45am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:05, 9:40
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 11:30am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55; Thu call for showtimes
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 10:00am, 3:05, 5:20, 7:35, 9:50; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 10:00am, 12:25, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Wed 11:15am, 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15; Thu call for showtimes

The Dinner

This darkly comic indie thriller/social satire, based on the novel by Herman Koch, consists of one increasingly uncomfortable meal at a fancy eatery. Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall star as frenemy couples on a double dinner date. As the night meal goes on and secrets slip out, it changes from a class-based comedy to nasty psychological thriller. Flashback alleviate some of the staginess of it all--but add to the narrative muddle. 120 minutes R.
High Ridge Fri-Sat 3:35, 10:05; Sun-Thu 3:35

Everything, Everything

Emo-minded teens will certainly fall for this drama (based on the YA book by Nicola Yoon) involving death and romance. Maddy Whittier (Amandla Stenberg from The Hunger Games) is a lonely, bookish teen who lives a sheltered life because she is fatally allergic to everything. When she meets and falls in love with the cute new boy next door (Nick Robinson from Jurassic World), the two embark on a potentially dangerous but life-affirming road trip. 96 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Tue 10:10am, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30; Wed 10:45am, 2:20, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30; Thu call for showtimes
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00
Century Rio Fri-Wed 10:45am, 1:30, 4:15, 7:05, 9:50; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 11:35am, 2:15, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10; Thu call for showtimes
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 10:15am, 1:05, 3:50, 6:30, 9:20
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Wed 10:50am, 1:30, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25; Thu call for showtimes

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 Rio Fri-Wed 9:25am, 12:45, 4:05, 7:25, 10:45; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 6:30, 9:45; Thu call for showtimes
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Wed 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:35; Thu call for showtimes

God Knows Where I Am

The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity--but told with poignance, beauty, humor and spirituality. This lyrical, haunting documentary (from veteran producers Todd & Jedd Wider) works backward in time, using the woman's own words, creating a compassionate, fully rendered image of this forgotten figure known as Linda Bishop. 97 minutes Unrated.
High Ridge Fri-Sat 10:10

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Well-meaning space rogues Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) are back trying to save the galaxy. This time around, they've got the added wrinkle of unraveling Star-Lord's true parentage--in the form of an anthropomorphized planet known as Ego (played amusingly by Kurt Russell). This sequel's a bit more jokey--but it doesn't shirk on emotional detail either. You can debate whether it's better than the original or not, but you can't deny that it's pure, unadulterated summer movie fun. 136 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Wed 1:15, 4:10, 6:45; Thu call for showtimes
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Wed 1:05, 2:35, 4:15, 5:45, 7:25, 9:00, 10:35; Thu 1:05, 4:15, 7:25, 10:35
Century Rio Fri-Sat 9:00am, 12:20, 1:25, 3:40, 4:45, 7:00, 9:10, 10:20, 11:25; Sun-Wed 9:00am, 12:20, 1:25, 3:40, 4:45, 7:00, 9:10, 10:20; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Tue 12:30, 4:00, 7:15, 10:35; Thu call for showtimes
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Wed 10:45am, 11:45am, 3:00, 6:30, 10:00; Thu 10:45am, 11:45am, 3:00, 11:00
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 10:20am, 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 10:40am, 2:10, 4:00, 5:40, 9:20
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Wed 12:30, 3:45, 7:00, 10:15; Thu call for showtimes

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 3D

AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Wed 10:40am, 9:35; Thu call for showtimes
Century Rio Fri-Wed 10:05am, 8:05; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 6:45, 10:00; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:35, 7:25
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Wed 6:15, 9:30; Thu call for showtimes

How To Be A Latin Lover

Dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career out of seducing rich older women finds himself living with his estranged sister and learning to appreciate the value of family. This Spanglish comedy stars Mexican icon Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), south-of-the-border import Salma Hayek and American actors Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Michel Cera and Rob Corddry. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. 115 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Wed 11:00am, 1:35, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20; Thu call for showtimes
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Wed 10:50am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 10:15; Thu 10:50am, 1:40
Century Rio Fri-Wed 10:00am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 6:35, 9:50; Thu call for showtimes
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Wed 4:55, 10:15; Thu call for showtimes

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Writer-director Guy Ritchie messed mercilessly with the traditional story of Sherlock Holmes in those two movies starring Robert Downey Jr.--but they still managed to be fun action flicks. So it's no big surprise to see him revamping the King Arthur myth in ways we've never imagined. Here, we see young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam from "Sons of Anarchy") as a con man/gangster in his pre-king days. (Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels roots are showing.) Eventually, he pulls a sword out of a stone, and we get an insane orgy of special effects that wouldn't be out of place in a Dungeons & Dragons movie. It's hip, it's cool, it's modern. It's like an MMA music video crossed with Lord of the Rings. This ain't your father's King Arthur, no siree! Ritchie really hopes you like this one, because he's planning to make five more of them. 126 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Wed 10:50am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 10:15; Thu 10:50am, 1:40
Century Rio Fri-Wed 10:00am, 1:10, 7:30, 10:40; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 11:40am, 3:05, 7:00, 10:05; Thu call for showtimes
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Wed 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 11:00; Thu 2:00, 5:00, 11:00
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 12:15; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Wed 12:35, 7:05; Thu 12:35
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Wed 10:20, 4:25, 7:25, 10:30; Thu call for showtimes

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 3D

Century Rio Fri-Wed 4:20; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Wed 3:50, 10:20; Thu 3:50

The Lost City of Z

Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller (three decent, but hardly exciting actors) star in this "true-life" drama about a British explorer who disappeared while searching for a mysterious lost city in the Amazon, circa 1920. David Grann's book of the same name was a huge best-seller, and onetime Martin Scorsese wannabe James Gray (Little Odessa, The Yards, We Own the Night) writes and directs with a newfound sense of classicism. The whole exercise feels more workmanlike than epic. But it looks beautiful in a Werner Herzog kind of way. 141 minutes PG-13.
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:25, 3:40, 7:10, 10:20; Sun-Thu 12:25, 3:40, 7:10

Lowriders

Gabriel Chavarria ("East Los High") and Damián Bichir ("Weeds") headline this macho melodrama about a young graffiti artist caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression. Amid the tightlipped father-son conflict, we get lots of images of chopped and dropped Chevys. This one probably isn't going to be a big hit in Kentucky. Or Pennsylvania. Or Maine. Or Idaho. Or Montana. 99 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:55, 10:35
Century Rio Fri-Wed 9:05am, 11:45am, 2:30, 5:15, 8:00, 10:45; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 12:35, 3:50, 7:05, 10:15; Thu call for showtimes
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Wed 11:20am, 7:40; Thu call for showtimes

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Richard Gere stretches his acting talents to play a desperate, aging Jewish hustler trying to peddle influence by introducing businessmen he doesn't really know to power-brokers he's never really met. One day, against all odds, he bets on the right horse--befriending a lowly Israeli politician (Lior Ashkenazi) who eventually finds himself catapulted to the position of Prime Minister. Suddenly, our man Norman is got the power and influence he's always dreamed of. But it's a short ride, as the title suggests. Gere crafts a memorable character, and filmmaker Joseph Cedar (Beaufort) provides some sharp dialogue--but the dense plot gets convoluted, moving from New York to Tel Aviv and sliding into political thriller territory. FULL REVIEW: Richard Gere commits to character in influence-peddling drama by Devin D. O’Leary (5/18/2017). 117 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 11:30am
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:15, 3;15, 7:35, 10:15; Sun-Thu 12:15, 3;15, 7:35

A Quiet Passion

Cynthia Nixon (Miranda from "Sex and the City") stars as America poet Emily Dickinson. British filmmaker Terence Davies (The Neon Bible, The House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) writes and directs this witty, intelligent biopic which follows Dickinson from her early days as a schoolgirl to her later life as a reclusive artist. 125 minutes PG-13.
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:10, 3:30, 7:00, 10:25; Sun-Thu 12:10, 3:30, 7:00

Snatched

Comedienne Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn (her first flick in 15 years!) star in this adventure-comedy about a woman who gets dumped by her boyfriend and drags her ultra-cautious mother along on a vacation in tropical Ecuador. Of course, it all goes wrong when they get kidnapped for ransom and have to rescue themselves. Unlike Trainwreck, Schumer didn't write this one, and it shows in the overreliance on slapstick gags. 91 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Wed 11:00am, 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 10:00; Thu call for showtimes
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 12:20, 2:45, 5:05, 7:35, 10:25
Century Rio Fri-Wed 9:10am, 11:45am, 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 11:30am, 2:00, 4:35, 7:10, 10:10; Thu call for showtimes
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Mon 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00; Tue 2:30, 5:00, 10:30; Wed-Thu 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 10:45am, 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10:00; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Wed 10:15am, 12:50, 3:25, 6:05, 8:40; Thu 10:15am, 12:50
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Wed 10:0am, 12:20, 5:45, 8:10, 10:35; Thu call for showtimes

Their Finest

Lone Sherfig (Italian For Beginners, An Education) directs this crowd--pleasing comedy/drama/romance inspired by a real-life British agency during World War II tasked with boosting morale by making optimistic propaganda films. Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans) headlines as a self-doubting London gal looking for work during the Blitzkreig. She finds it writing dialogue for propaganda shorts, working with a narcissistic actor (Bill Nighy) and falling for her fellow screenwriter (Sam Claflin from the Hunger Games films). 117 minutes R.
High Ridge Fri-Thu 12:55, 7:30

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.
High Ridge Fri-Thu 12:30, 3:30, 7:20

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A Dog's Purpose

Lasse Hallström (My Life as a Dog, Hachi: A Dog's Tale) directs this movie about a dog who tries to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. Every time he dies, you see, he's reincarnated as another dog. In other words: It's a feel-good movie about a dog who dies. Repeatedly. Josh Gad voices the dog. Based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron. 120 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:50am

Get Out

Get Out

Jordan Peele (of "Key and Peele" fame) writes and directs his first feature, a timely and rather subversive horror-comedy twist on The Stepford Wives. A young African-American man named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) visits his new Caucasian girlfriend's liberal parents (Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener) in their upscale country estate. The family and their lily-white neighbors seem weirdly, condescendingly friendly. Is Chris being paranoid or is there something strange going on? Peele skillfully combines twisty thrills with savvy satire for a satisfying, action-packed genre mash-up. FULL REVIEW: Jordan Peele turns racial tension into all-out terror in timely horror-comedy by Devin D. O’Leary (3/2/2017). 103 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:20am, 2;10, 4;50, 7:40, 10:30
Movies West Fri-Sun 12:50, 3:30, 6:20; Sun-Thu 12:50, 3:30, 6:20, 9:30

The Great Wall

Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Curst of the Golden Flower) directs this effects-heavy period fantasy flick. Matt Damon leads a group of mercenaries into ancient China looking for black powder and gets embroiled in a fight involving the Great Wall. Turns out it was built not to keep out Mongols, but hordes of giant monsters. It's not the director's finest hour, but it's pretty as hell and there's an epic amount lot of action. 103 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 1:50, 7:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:10am, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50

Kong: Skull Island

Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, freakin' everybody shows up on an uncharted Pacific island trying to solve the mystery of its isolation--only to discover its primary inhabitant is a hundred-foot-tall ape with anger issues. Between this silly fun creature feature and the recent reboot of Godzilla, Legendary Entertainment is hoping to launch their own giant monster franchise. 120 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:00am, 2:00, 5:00, 8:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

Kong: Skull Island 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:30am, 2:30, 5:30, 8:30

The LEGO Batman Movie

Fans of 2014's The LEGO Movie (and there are plenty) are, no doubt, salivating at the prospect of a spinoff concentrating on Will Arnett's hilariously self-obsessed crimefighter. This time around, Bruce Wayne finds himself dealing with a wave of criminals in Gotham City (including, but not limited to, Zach Galifianakis' Joker, Jenny Slate's Harley Quinn, Conan O'Brien's Riddler, Doug Benson's Bane and Billy Dee Williams' Two-Face). On top of that, our hero's learning to accept the responsibility of his recently adopted ward, Dick Grayson (Michael Cera). No, it's not as profound as its predecessor. But damned if it isn't ridiculously fast-paced fun. 104 minutes PG.
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:40, 4:20, 7:20, 10:10

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 2:50, 6:20, 9:50

Power Rangers

TV-to-movie nostalgia hits '90s kids with this big budget reboot of the loooong-running Saban series that basically steals all its special effects from old Japanese TV shows. In it, some high school kids are infused with unique superpowers, get color-coordinated outfits and fight giant space aliens (led by Elizabeth Banks). Unfortunately, the film spends an awful lot of time dealing with angsty teenage melodrama. It's like everybody involved was too embarrassed to get out and, you know, fight those giant space aliens. When the action finally does arrive, it's fun and flashy--even though it's swamped in that "realistic" grimdark monochrome of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Seriously, Hollywood, make with the color again! 124 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:40, 4:00, 7:10, 10:20
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40

The Promise

Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Shohreh Aghdashloo and James Cromwell star in this historical drama attempting to shed light on the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Isaac plays an Armenian medical student caught in a love triangle between an Armenian-born woman raised in France (Charlotte Le Bon, The Hundred-Foot Journey) and an American journalist (Bale) during the final years of the Ottoman Empire. It's a noble and seemingly factual attempt to highlight a forgotten chapter of world history--but the film proves to be an uneasy mix of brutal war story and soapy love story. 132 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:20, 3:40, 6:50, 10:10
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:50am, 6:50

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.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:20, 6:40, 10:10
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:10, 6:30, 9:45

Sleight

A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents die. He does so by working for a Los Angeles area drug kingpin (Dulé Hill). Weirdly enough, though, our main character's magical powers are real. And when it all goes to hell with the crime stuff, he's got to figure out how to amp up his powers and fight the bad guys. Tossing a superhero origin story into a gritty, inner city crime drama is ... different. But the fantastical elements are practically an afterthought here. 89 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:10am, 4:30, 9:40
Movies West Fri-Thu 4;10, 10:20

Film Times

High Ridge

12910 Indian School NE · 275-0038
A Quiet Passion Fri-Sat 12:10, 3:30, 7:00, 10:25; Sun-Thu 12:10, 3:30, 7:00
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios Fri-Sat 12:40, 3:25, 7:25, 10:35; Sun-Thu 12:40, 3:25, 7:25
Chuck Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:40, 7:40, 10:20; Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:40, 7:40
God Knows Where I Am Fri-Sat 10:10
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer Fri-Sat 12:15, 3;15, 7:35, 10:15; Sun-Thu 12:15, 3;15, 7:35
The Dinner Fri-Sat 3:35, 10:05; Sun-Thu 3:35
The Lost City of Z Fri-Sat 12:25, 3:40, 7:10, 10:20; Sun-Thu 12:25, 3:40, 7:10
The Zookeeper's Wife Fri-Thu 12:30, 3:30, 7:20
Their Finest Fri-Thu 12:55, 7:30