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OPENING THIS WEEK^ back to top

20th Century Women

20th Century Women

Writer-director Mike Mills (Beginners) offers up another deeply humanistic, semi-autobiographical dramedy, this one based on his mother. Annette Bening is Dorthea, a single, first-wave feminist mom trying her best to raise a sullen teenager in Central California, circa 1979. Tightlipped son Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann) doesn't know what he wants out of life, so mom recruits a punk-rock-loving artist who has just survived cancer (Greta Gerwig) and the suddenly pubescent girl next door (Elle Fanning) to help teach her son what it means to be a man in Jimmy Carter-era America. The plot is minimal, but the characters are rich and the dialogue rife with sharp, observational humor. FULL REVIEW: Coming-of-age dramedy looks for family in friends by Devin D. O’Leary (1/19/2017). 119 minutes R. (Opens Friday 1/20)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 10:55am, 2:45, 4:35, 7:25, 10:15; Mon-Thu 10:55am, 2:45, 4:35, 7:25


Director-choreographer Bob Fosse's Academy Award-gobbling 1972 musical hangs around a girlie club in Weimar Republic-era Berlin watching a song-and-dance performer (Liza Minnelli) romance a couple of beaus while the Nazis rise to power. A sexy, stylish classic, arriving just in time for its 45th anniversary! (Opens Tuesday 1/24)
Guild Cinema Tue-Thu 3:00, 5:30, 8:00

The Founder

Michael Keaton stars in this less-than-flattering biopic about controversial businessman Ray Kroc, who took over the fast food business started by the McDonald brothers (played here by Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch) and turned it into a worldwide franchise. 115 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 1/20)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 10:50am, 1:35, 4:25, 7:10, 9:55; Mon-Thu 10:50am, 1:35, 4:25, 7:10

The Land Before Time

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg presented this enjoyable 1988 animated cartoon about dinosaurs from former Disney animator Don Bluth (The Secret of NIMH). Believe it or not, this thing spawned 13 sequels! 69 minutes G. (Opens Saturday 1/21)
Flix Brewhouse Sat 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same

This loud and proud 1976 documentary film mixes live concert footage of the legendary rock band headlining Madison Square Garden with some trippy fantasy sequences, meant to illustrate the various band members' hallucinatory imaginations. Double-featured with Rock 'n' Roll High School. 137 minutes PG. (Opens Saturday 1/21)
Guild Cinema Sat-Mon 5:45

Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes on the World

This short documentary profiles students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from some of the world's most volatile conflicts. The kids' backstories of war and conflict are contrasted with the triumphs and setback of their new life in America. 39 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 1/22)
Guild Cinema Sun 1:00

Rock 'n' Roll High School

From legendary B-grade producer Roger Corman comes this intentionally silly send-up of teenage rebellion movies from 1979. Punk-rock-loving rebel Riff Randell (P.J. Soles from Halloween) invites The Ramones to play at her high school in hopes of overthrowing tyrannical principal Togar (cult icon Mary Woronov). Woronov wields a whip, Ramones rock out, class is trashed. What more could you want? Double-featured with The Song Remains The Same. 93 minutes (Saturday 1/21)
Guild Cinema Sat-Mon 3:45, 8:30

Sailor Moon R--The Movie

For the first time in America comes this feature-length animated film based on the popular "Sailor Moon" anime series. Mysterious stranger Fiore aims to gather all the "positive" energy on Earth while planting seeds of "negativity" found on an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Turns out he's being mind-controlled by an evil alien flower. You know how that goes. Eventually, of course, super heroine Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians are called upon to save Earth and protect their friends. The subtitled version will screen on Friday. The English dubbed version will screen on Saturday. 95 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 1/20)
Guild Cinema Fri (Subtitled) 10:30; Sat (Dubbed) 10:30


M. Night Shyamalan--on something of a roll after 2015's surprisingly good, stripped-down thriller The Visit--casts James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) as a psycho killer with 24 distinct personalities. In order to escape his death dungeon, three young women must seek out and exploit the "nice" personalities inside of him, while avoiding the "nasty" ones. Sure, there's a twist to it all, but Shyamalan expertly delivers enough psychological gimmickry and nerve-jangling scares to give this claustrophobic little frightener a solid base before the big reveal. 117 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 1/19)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:00am, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20; Mon-Thu 11:00am, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30
Century Rio Fri-Sat 11:35am, 1:10, 2:45, 4;20, 5;55, 7:30, 9:00, 10:40, 12:01am; Sun-Thu 11:35am, 1:10, 2:45, 4;20, 5;55, 7:30, 9:00, 10:40
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:45, 4:40, 7:20, 8:25, 9:20, 10:20
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:45am, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45, 10:25; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:35am, 2:25, 5:10, 8:00, 10:40

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Vin Diesel's less popular but way more ridiculous (I know: that's saying something) action movie franchise returns. In case you forgot since 2002's xXx and 2005's xXx 2: State of the Union (in which Ice Cube took over for Diesel), Mr. Diesel plays an extreme sports athlete who becomes an international super spy. Or some such nonsense. Donnie Yen is in it. So is Tony Jaa. Samuel L. Jackson does his usual "show up in the beginning and tell people what to do" cameo. Diesel rides a motorcycle on the ocean and skis through the Amazonian rain forest. So there's that. 107 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 1/19)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 11:40am, 5:00, 7:45
Century Rio Fri-Sat 11:00am, 1:55, 3:20, 7:45, 9:10, 12:01am; Sun-Thu 11:00am, 1:55, 3:20, 7:45, 9:10
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00, 10:30
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 4:00, 6:40
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:45am, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:20am, 5:15

xXx: Return of Xander Cage 3D

Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 2:20, 10:30; Mon-Thu 2:20
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:25, 4:50, 6:15, 10:40
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 1:30
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 1:00, 9:30
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 2:20, 8:20

STILL PLAYING^ back to top

Assassin's Creed

The popular video game series gets a cinematic adaptation with Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) as a dude who uses some fantastic technology to time travel (more or less) back along his ancestor's "genetic memories" and finds himself jumping off rooftops and stabbing people in the back as an assassin in 15th century Spain. This gives him the knowledge and skills to battle the still-active--and still-evil--Templar organization in present day. 108 minutes PG-13.
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:20, 6:20

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging black voters from Florida's electoral rolls. Now he's back with this timely documentary, diving deep into a secret, Republican operation called "Crosscheck," designed to stop as many minorities from voting as possible. 114 minutes Unrated.
Guild Cinema Fri 5:30

The Bye Bye Man

In yet another cheap, PG-13 horror flick aimed at teens, three friends battle one of those supernatural boogeymen who pop up whenever you say their name or whatever. (See for reference: Candyman, Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, Sinister, The Gallows and ... um, Beetlejuice?) Of course, the producers are saying it's "based on a true story." 96 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:55, 10:25; Mon-Thu 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:55
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 1:20, 4:00, 6:30, 9:15
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:00am, 3:00, 5:20, 7:40, 10:00; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:10am, 1:50, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40

Hidden Figures

This important historical drama is based on the true story of the Human Calculators, a team of African-American women who worked for NASA, providing crucial mathematical data in the early, pre-computer days of the American space program. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe star alongside Kevin Costner and Kirsten Dunst. It's a formulaic, feel-good tribute to unsung heroes, but it delivers its predetermined beats with humor and sympathy. 127 minutes PG.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 10:45am, 1:40, 4:45, 7:40, 10:40; Mon-Thu 10:45am, 1:40, 4:45, 7:40
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:30, 3;45, 7:00, 10:15
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 11:45am, 3:30, 4:30, 7:00, 10:15
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:00am, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Wed 11:10am, 2:40, 6:00, 9:20; Thu 11:10am, 2:40



Natalie Portman puts a great deal of effort into her mannered portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in this tight biopic, which looks in on the First Lady in the immediate aftermath of her husband's assassination. The story jumps around a lot in time and place, but that keeps it from becoming your standard-issue historical drama. Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín (Tony Manero, No, The Club) captures a tantalizing intellectual moment when, in the midst of tragedy, Jackie created the myth of Camelot. Expect Oscar nods. FULL REVIEW: Camelot is born in media-savvy biopic about JFK’s grieving widow by Devin D. O’Leary (12/22/2016). 100 minutes R.
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 3:10

La La Land

La La Land

From director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) comes this unabashedly, unironically antiquated, Busby Berkeley-style song-and-dance musical. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as a wannabe actress and an unsuccessful jazz musician dreaming of stardom in cynical, modern-day Hollywood. Amid their will-they-or-won't-they romance, our two main characters engage in a string of lovingly assembled musical numbers on the streets of LA. The luminous, Technicolor Era cinematography is gorgeous and the mood is infectious. But the story seems like small potatoes. La La Land will win a lot of fans for its sheer nostalgic novelty, but it just doesn't stack up to the classic MGM musicals it so slavishly references. FULL REVIEW: Modern-day musical should garner fans despite flaws by Devin D. O’Leary (12/15/2016). 128 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 10:05; Mon-Thu 1:05, 4:05, 7:05
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:40, 4:00, 7:25, 10:45

Live By Night

Following up on the promise of Argo and The Town, Ben Affleck writes (from the Dennis Lehane novel), directs and stars in this Prohibition Era gangster saga. It's lavishly written, mounted and photographed, but it wallows too much and too long in low-level pulp--never quite achieving the weight of Affleck's previous films. 128 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 10:10; Mon-Wed 7:15
Century Rio Fri-Thu 7:20, 10:40
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 3:15, 6:30, 9:45
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 1:40, 4:35
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 4:10, 9:35; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:00am, 2:15, 5:30, 8:45

Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler star in this fantastically moving family drama for Academy Award-nominated writer/director Kenneth Lonergan (Gangs of New York, You Can Count on Me). Affleck stars as a glum, hardworking Boston handyman who gets word that his beloved older brother has passed away. He heads back to his hometown for the funeral, where he's suddenly confronted with the information that he's now the guardian of his brother's moody and perpetually horny teenage son. Haunted by the memory of everything that brought him to his current sad sack state of affairs, our protagonist tries his best to deal with his fractured family's lingering grief. 137 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 11:50am



Dwayne Johnson and Auli'i Cravalho provide the voices for this Polynesian fantasy story which comes to us courtesy of the animators at Disney. The titular Moana is a headstrong young girl who uses her navigational skills to set sail for a fabled island with the help of a legendary (if somewhat past his prime) demigod named Maui. This charming, fun musical cartoon harkens back to the glory days of The Little Mermaid. FULL REVIEW: Disney sets sail in the South Seas with a mythical new toon by Devin D. O’Leary (12/1/2016). 113 minutes PG.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:45, 3:50
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:15am, 1:50, 4:25, 7:00; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:30am, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30

Monster Trucks

From Nickelodeon Movies comes this rather obvious pun of a kiddie flick. See, it's about a monster that lives in a truck--a monster truck! Small town gearhead Tripp (Lucas Till) hopes his hand-built monster truck will help him escape his petty life. Then a squiddy monster shows up and hides under the hood, leading to all sorts of wacky adventures. Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover and Amy Ryan crowd the unnecessarily crowded cast list of this CGI/live-action clunker. 104 minutes PG.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 11:15am, 4:35, 7:10, 9:45; Mon-Thu 11:15am, 4:35, 7:10
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:55, 3:50, 6:45
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 11:30am, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:45am, 2:10, 4:35, 7:00, 9:25; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Wed 11:00am, 4:40, 10:25; Thu 11:00am, 4:40

Monster Trucks 3D

Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 1:55
Century Rio Fri-Thu 9:40
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 11:00am
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 1:50, 7:30



Like an inner city version of Boyhood, this engrossing indie drama drifts through the life of a confused Miami kid. By covering three separate sections of his life (and using three different actors), the film shows us how young Chiron comes of age while coming to grips with his sexuality. Though it is sounds rather specific to the gay and African-American experience in America, this slow, patient tone poem vividly expresses what it's like to struggle with who and what you are--no matter what your background happens to be. FULL REVIEW: Somber, poetic look at inner-city manhood ponders multiple questions of identity by Devin D. O’Leary (11/10/2016). 110 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sat 11:20am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00; Sun 4:40, 7:20, 10:00; Mon-Thu 11:20am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:20; Wed-Thu 11:20am, 2:00


Two passengers on an interstellar ship carrying people to a distant planet for colonization find themselves unexpectedly awakened from suspended animation--90 years too early. Can they figure out what is causing the malfunction, and can they fix it in time? Also, is it possible they can fall in love with one another amid the crisis? Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star in this sci-fi mystery/romance that squanders a rich setting by more-or-less refusing to deal with the questionable moral twist at the center of it all. 116 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 1:00, 4:05, 7:10, 10:15
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 11:15am, 7:30

Patriots Day

Mark Wahlberg reunites with writer-director pal Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon, Lone Survivor) for this shamelessly patriotic retelling of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis' actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent manhunt. It's an admirably workmanlike effort celebrating heroic Bostonians and effectively approximating the chaos of the situation. 133 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 1:15, 4:30, 7:35, 10:40; Mon-Thu 1:15, 4:30, 7:35
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:15, 3:40, 7:05, 10:30
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 11:30am, 3:00, 6:45, 10:00
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:00am, 1:15, 4:10, 7:05, 9:15; Thu call for showtimes

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Lucky (and talented) bastard Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) gets to direct this prequel to the original Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope. Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) stars as a particularly rebellious rebel tasked with helping a ragtag squad of freedom fighters liberate the plans to the Death Star--thereby setting up the plot mechanics of the original 1977 film. Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker and Jimmy Smits (Bail Organa in the house!) round out the cast. 133 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 1:10, 4:20, 7:30, 10:35; Mon-Thu 1:10, 4:20, 7:30
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:50, 4:05, 7:20, 10:35
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 11:00am, 11:45am, 2:30, 6:15, 9:45
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 1:00, 4:05, 7:10, 10:15
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:30am, 1:15, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:15, 3:45, 7:15, 10:30


Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver star as a pair of Jesuit priests who face violence and persecution when they head into 17th century Japan looking for their missing mentor (Liam Neeson)--and spreading Catholicism while they're at it. Martin Scorsese directs this grand, serious and slow-going adaptation of the novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo. 161 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 3:25, 7:00, 10:35; Sun 7:00, 10:35; Mon-Tue 3:25, 7:00; Thu 3:25
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 10:10
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:20am, 6:15, 9:50


The French animation company behind the Despicable Me films offers up this tune-filled toon. When a fast-talking, showbiz-loving koala finds his once-glorious theater threatened with foreclosure, he comes up with the idea of hosting an amateur singing competition. Although "American Idol" would seem like slight inspiration for a family film, the script conjures up quite a bit of sympathy for its anthropomorphic pigs, hedgehogs, gorillas and mice. Amid the comedy hijinks and the rather impressive songs, we get a lot of compelling backstory, telling us what brings each of these animalistic contestants to this particular grab at glory. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton are among the cast. 108 minutes PG.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 11:05am, 1:50, 4:30, 7:15
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Tue 10:45am, 2:15, 4:30, 7:30; Wed 10:45am, 2:15, 4:15; Thu 10:45am, 2:15, 4:30, 7:30
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:35, 4:10, 6:45
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:15am, 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:25am, 2:25, 5:25, 8:25


Jamie Foxx stars in this remake of a French cop drama (Nuit Blanche) about a corrupt police officer with connections to the underworld who scours a nightclub in search of his son--who's been kindapped by a powerful drug dealer. Hollywood had to go all the way to France to give us another Taken variation? 95 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15; Mon-Thu 12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 7:50
Century Rio Fri-Thu 11:15am, 2:00, 4:45, 7:35, 10:20
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 11:15am, 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:00am, 1:55, 7:00, 10:00; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:20, 3:45, 6:50, 10:05

Underworld: Blood Wars

The fifth film in the interminable Underworld series (sixth if you count the direct-to-video animated short "Underworld: Endless War") comes to theaters in all its blue-steel-colored, wet-look-leather-wearing glory. Kate Beckinsale is back as vampiric Death Dealer Selene, waging her eternal war against the evil Lycan clan and the ... equally evil Vampire clan? Honestly, not too sure about who the good guys are supposed to be are anymore. Not to worry: there are still plenty of vampires and werewolves fighting each other with machine guns. 91 minutes R.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 11:30am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 5:00, 10:30
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 11:00am, 3:45, 6:05
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 3:30, 9:10

Underworld: Blood Wars 3D

Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fri-Thu 1:35

Why Him?

Jonah Hill helped out on the story for this foul-mouthed comedy starring his pal James Franco. Franco plays an internet billionaire who's about to pop the question to his girlfriend over the holidays. Unfortunately, her dad (Bryan Cranston) takes an instant dislike to the crass, inappropriate man-boy, setting off a war between the menfolk. 111 minutes R.
Century Rio Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:55, 4;45, 7:40, 10:35
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:45, 7:30, 10:30
Grande 12 Albuquerque IMAX Fr-Thu 11:00am, 7:30
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:15, 3:15, 6:15, 9:15

SECOND RUN^ back to top

The Accountant

Ben Affleck stars in this action thriller as an autistic, OCD-afflicted math savant who cooks the books for various high-dollar criminal clients. When the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, however, he takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a "legitimate" client. Unfortunately, corporate America turns out to be more dangerous than the Mob. 128 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:10, 6:30, 9:40
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:30, 3:45, 6:50, 9:55


An American intelligence officer (Brad Pitt) encounters a female French Resistance fighter (Marion Cotillard) while on a deadly mission behind enemy lines in North Africa. But when the couple reunite in London, he begins to suspect her of being a double agent. 124 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 9:50
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:40, 3:50, 6:40, 10:00

Almost Christmas

Omar Epps, Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union, Mo'Nique, J.B. Smoove, Romany Malco and Kimberley Elise star in this comedy drama about a dysfunctional family that gets together for their first Christmas since their mother died. Your basic laughing and crying gig from the writer-director of First Sunday and Baggage Claim. 112 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:40, 3:50, 7:10, 10:10


Denis Villeneuve (best known for such hard-hitting crime films as Prisoners and Sicario) directs this sci-fi mystery in which a humble linguist (Amy Adams) is recruited by the military to figure out what a bunch of strange alien devices are trying to tell us. This is thoughtful, smartly assembled speculation, laced with fear, tension and a major sense of discovery. 116 minutes PG-13.
UNM Midweek Movies Tue 8:00; Wed 4:00, 7:00; Thu 3:30

Deepwater Horizon

Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich star in this gritty, no-nonsense encapsulation of the worst disaster in US oil-drilling history. Director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor) knows how to stage crowd-pleasing action. As explosion-filled disaster movies go, it's stirring. But the film never figures out how to address deeper questions about this environmental disaster and the corporate culture that allowed it to happen. 107 minutes PG-13.
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:10am, 2;10, 5:00, 7:40, 10:30

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins' twisty bestseller heads to theaters as a glossy mystery thriller. Emily Blunt stars as an unstable alcoholic divorcée who becomes embroiled in a missing persons investigation that threatens to send shockwaves through her life. Blunt gives it all she's got, but the confusing, sluggish story ties itself into way too many knots. 112 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:20, 3:20, 6:20, 9:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 10:20

Office Christmas Party

When his uptight CEO sister (Jennifer Aniston) decides to shut down the company on the eve of the holidays, a branch manager (T.J. Miller) decides to throw one last epic Christmas rager in order to woo some big-money clients. Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, Kate McKinnon, Courtney B. Vance and Rob Corddry round out the cast of this crude, drunken, full frontal nudity-filled romp. 105 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:50am, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:15am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15

Ouija: Origin of Evil

The scares are amped up in this in-name-only prequel to 2014's bloodless Ouija. In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters unwittingly invite a demonic presence into their home in a misguided attempt to bolster their seance scam business. When the youngest daughter is possessed by supernatural forces, the family fights to save her. Writer-director Mike Flanagan (Oculus) does a way better job with this old-fashioned frightener than anyone could have reasonably expected. 99 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:40am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25


Those hideous, hirsute troll dolls from the early 1960s (with occasional flare-ups of popularity in the '70s, '80s and '90s) finally get their own CGI movie, courtesy of DreamWorks. The story involves happy troll Poppy and curmudgeonly troll Branch, who are forced to team up and save their woodland village from evil invaders. Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani and John Cleese supply the voices. Eh, it beats The Pet Rock Movie--which, laugh all you like, is probably coming. 92 minutes PG.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:30am, 12:50, 2:10, 3:30, 4:50, 6:10, 7:30, 8:50
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:50am, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

Trolls 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 10:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:05, 3:35, 6:05, 8:35

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