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GUARANTEED FRESH as of Friday March 17, 2017 at 8:16 am Times and listings are for Friday 3/17 through Thursday 3/23

Film Capsules

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Badrinath Ki Dulhania

A young man (Varun Dhawan) looking for love and marriage and a young woman (Alia Bhatt) searching for independence hail from two very different small towns. (He's from Jhansi, she's from Kota--you know what I'm talking about!) Naturally they have diametrically opposite opinions on everything--which means, of course, they're going to have to fall in love. This is the second film in the Hindi rom-com franchise after 2014's Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. In Hindi with English subtitles. 139 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 3/17)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 9:25am, 12:35, 3:45, 6:55, 10:05; Mon-Thu 9:25, 12:35, 3:45, 6:55

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. (Opens Thursday 3/16)
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Sun 10:30am, 11:00am, 1:30, 2:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:30, 7:30, 8:00, 9:30; Mon-Thu 11:00am, 12:00, 1:30, 2:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:00, 6:30, 7:30, 8:00, 9:30
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 9:20am, 10:10am, 10:15am, 10:30am, 11:am, 11:45am, 12:15, 1:00, 1:25, 1:30, 1:45, 2:20, 2:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 5:15, 5:50, 6:30, 7:00, 7:15, 7:20, 7:30, 8:00, 9:00, 9:15, 9:45, 10:00, 10:30; Mon-Wed 9:20am, 10:15am, 10:30am, 10:45am, 11:00am, 11:45am, 12:15, 1:00, 1:30, 1:45, 2:20, 2:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 5:15, 5:50, 6:30, 7:00, 7:15, 7:20, 7:30, 8:00, 9:15, 9:45, 10:00, 10:30; Thu 9:20am, 11:00am, 2:20, 4:00, 7:20
Century Rio Fri-Sat 9:15am, 9:55am, 11:15am, 12:30, 12:50, 1:10, 1:30, 2:30, 3:10, 4:05, 4:25, 5:05, 5:45, 7:00, 7:40, 9:00, 9:40, 10:55, 11:35; Sun-Thu 9:15am, 9:55am, 11:15am, 12:30, 12:50, 1:10, 2:30, 3:10, 4:05, 4:25, 5:05, 5:45, 7:00, 7:40, 9:00, 9:40
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Sat 12:00, 1:00, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:45, 10:45; Mon-Thu 12:00, 1:00, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:45
Flix Brewhouse Friday-Wed 10:30am, 11:00am, 12:00, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:45, 8:45, 9:45, 10:15, 10:30; Thu 10:30am, 11:00am, 12:00, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 8:45, 9:45, 10:15, 10:30
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Thu 10:15am, 10:30am, 10:45am, 11:00am. 11:45am, 1:00, 1:30, 1:45, 2:30, 3:45, 4:15, 4:30, 5:15, 5:50, 6:30, 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 8:00, 9:15, 9:45, 10:00, 10:30
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Tue 11:00am, 1:00, 3:20, 4:20, 5:35, 7:35, 9:55; Wed 11:00am, 1:00, 3:20, 4:20, 7:35, 9:55; Thu 11:00am, 1:00, 3:20, 4:20, 5:35, 7:35, 9:55
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 10:55am, 11:30am, 11:55am, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 4:45, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

SUB Theater Fri-Sat 6:00, 8:30; Sun 1:00, 3:30

Beauty and the Beast 3D

(Opens Thursday 3/16)
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Sat 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00; Sun 12:00, 3:00, 9:00; Mon-Thu 3:00, 9:00
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 12:40, 4:40, 5:40, 8:10, 10:40; Mon-Thu 12:40, 5:40
Century Rio Fri-Thu 10:35am, 11:55am, 1:50, 3:45, 4:45, 6:25, 8:20, 10:15
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Sat 11:30am, 12:30, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 10:15, 11:15; Mon-Thu 11:30am, 12:30, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 10:15
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Thu 3:00, 8:35
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Tue 12:05, 2:20, 6:35, 8:55; Wed 12:05, 6:35, 8:55; Thu 12:05, 2:20, 6:35, 8:55
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

The Belko Experiment

James Gunn (Tromeo and Juliet, The Specials, Slither, Guardians of the Galaxy) writes and Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) directs this gory horror thriller about 80 American office workers locked in a high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice to start slaughtering one another or everyone dies. This twisted variation on Battle Royale isn't as psychologically and socially prescient as it wants to be, but the bloodshed is amusingly exhilarating. John C. McGinley, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn star. 88 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 3/16)
Century Rio Fri-Thu 9:20am, 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:15, 2:45, 5;15, 7:45, 10:30
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 12:10, 2:45, 5:30, 8:10, 10:40; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

Catfight

Wealthy wine lover Veronica (Sandra Oh from "Grey's Anatomy") and struggling outsider artist Ashley (Anne Heche, most recently from Syfy's "Aftermath") were close friends in college, but haven't seen each other in years. When the two find themselves at the same glitzy birthday party, verbal barbs lead to a bloody, all-out brawl that keeps them feuding for years to come. This brutal black comedy toes the line between sharp and mean-spirited. Heche and Oh are perfect as the deplorable anti-heroines, but the film tosses in a layer of political allegory that feels way too on-the-nose. 96 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 3/17)
Guild Cinema Fri-Mon 8:00

Greening the Revolution

This independent documentary about food justice filmed in Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Kenya, Zambia, India, Brazil and across the United States won the Best Female Filmmaker award at the Oaxaca International Film Festival. This special screening is a fundraiser for Anartist Films' new feature and is supported by Food and Water Watch and The UNM Food Justice Initiative. 80 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 3/18)
Guild Cinema Sat-Sun 1:00

My Life as a Zucchini

This obscure Swiss/French stop-motion-animated tale slipped into this year's Best Animated Feature category at the Oscars before even hitting theaters stateside. Now you can check out the oddball tale--based on a popular young adult novel--for yourself. The story concerns a 9-year-old boy who ends up in an orphanage after his drunken father pushes his mother down the stairs and kills her. Poor little Icare, nicknamed "Zucchini," sends regular letters to the police officer who rescued him and falls for a new girl named Camille. For a story so filled with tragedy and melancholy, this delightfully simple film is surprisingly cute and emotionally appealing. In French with English subtitles. 70 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 3/17)
High Ridge Fri-Sat 1:05, 3:40, 7:35, 10:25; Sun-Thu 1:05, 3:40, 7:35

Reservoir Dogs

Writer-director Quentin Tarantino's 1992 calling-card still packs a mighty wallop. Michael Madsen, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi are among the robbers (and possible cops) trying to negotiate the bloody and chaotic aftermath of a diamond robbery gone wrong. 99 minutes (Sunday 3/19)
Century 14 Downtown Sun 2:00, Wed 2:00, 7:00

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending

Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Dockery and Emily Mortimer star in this adaptation of Julian Barnes' Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. The story is a deceptively simple ramble though the messy past of a happily retired, contentedly emotionless Brit (Broadbent) who starts to question his life choices after his old college girlfriend (Rampling) resurfaces. The story is built like a mystery, but there isn't much of one in this flashback-heavy narrative. The cast is all topflight, but the loss of Barnes' tangled, first-person prose robs the story of its most impactful drama. FULL REVIEW: Modest British drama pits the past against the present, but neither one is really that big a deal by Devin D. O’Leary (3/16/2017). 108 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 3/17)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sat 10:55am, 11:00am, 12:50, 1:00, 2:25, 4:10, 5:45, 7:15, 7:25, 9:05, 10:10, 10:35; Sun 11:00am, 12:50, 1:00, 4:10, 5:45, 7:15, 7:25, 9:05, 10:10, 10:35; Mon-Wed 10:55am, 11:00am, 12:50, 1:00, 2:25, 4:10, 5:45, 7:15, 7:25, 10:10; Thu 10:55am, 12:50, 2:25, 4:10, 7:25
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:25, 3:25, 7:00, 10:10; Sun-Thu 12:25, 3:25, 7:00

Sweet Charity

Broadway legend Bob Fosse's first Hollywood directing assignment was this 1969 adaptation of Neil Simon's musical stage play (itself an adaptation of Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria). Shirley MacLaine stars as the titular "taxi dancer" who dreams of meeting a nice young man--despite the fact that every man she meets is a sleaze bag. Unable to find love, our vulnerable heroine entertains two co-workers with outrageously fantasized tales of her romantic life. Hit songs include "(Hey,) Big Spender" and "If My Freinds Could See Me Now." 149 minutes G. (Opens Tuesday 3/21)
Guild Cinema Tue-Thu 2:00, 8:00

Sword Art Online: The Movie--Ordinal Scale

This animated sci-fi feature is a spin-off of the popular Japanese anime series (and its "light novel" predecessor) about augmented reality video game players in the near future. In this new chapter, a "full dive" computer system allows players to enter the realm of the popular combat-based game Ordinal Scale. A group of friends takes on the game, trying to unlock its secrets--and the connection to its deadly predecessor, Sword Art Online. In Japanese with English subtitles. 119 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 3/17)
Guild Cinema Fri-Sat 10:30

Tower

This innovative, animated documentary recreates the visceral reality of that day in August 1966 when a sniper went to the top of the iconic University of Texas Tower in Austin and spent 96 minutes shooting people. The story told here is based entirely on first-person testimonies from witnesses, heroes and survivors. This fascinating film works as both journalism and you-are-there recreation, breathlessly documenting a moment that genuinely altered the American landscape. 96 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 3/17)
Guild Cinema Fri-Mon 4:00, 6:00

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Before I Fall

Zoey Deutch (daughter to actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch) stars in this teenage version of Groundhog Day. Deutch plays Sam, a spoiled-rich high school mean girl who dies in a car crash and then finds herself reliving the previous 24 hours. As you can probably imagine, she's got to change her behavior, learn how to be kind, not care about popularity and dump her bad boyfriend in favor of the nice kid in order to escape. (Duh.) There are some solid insights into modern teen behavior and the moral lesson is certainly valuable, but the story is strictly recycled. It's based, of course, on a YA novel of the same name. 99 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Thu 12:10, 2:25, 10:20
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Sun 11:30am, 9:30; Mon-Wed 11:30am, 3:20, 6:25, 9:30
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Wed 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:00; Thu 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30

Collide

Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) star in this cheesy U.K.-German action flick about a smalltime American crook who falls in love with an attractive ex-pat in Cologne. Wouldn't you know it: She suddenly needs a kidney transplant, and our hero is forced to do "one last job" for his old boss (Sir Ben Kingsley). After stealing a truckload of cocaine (from Anthony Hopkins, no less), he ends up on the run across Germany's high-speed Autobahn. Kingsley and Hopkins are in their own little competition to see who can chew the most scenery. 99 minutes PG-13.

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.
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:20am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:25, 10:00

Fences

Denzel Washington directs and stars in this rich, performance-driven adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play. Washington headlines as a former baseball player trying to raise his family while struggling with race relations in 1950s Pittsburgh. Viola Davis plays his wife, matching Washington's engrossing performance, beat for beat. 138 minutes PG-13.
High Ridge Fri-Thu 3:40, 7:10

Fifty Shades Darker

Personally, I'd rather be waterboarded--but you're a consenting adult, and you're welcome to make your own decisions. At least this follow-up to 2015's suburban mommy porn Fifty Shades of Grey has some faint hint of a storyline. After the first film--which consisted almost entirely of contract negotiations between two toxically boring people--Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) finds herself drawn back to riding-crop-addicted businessman Christian (Jamie Dornan) and must confront a string of his angry/crazy former girlfriends. Plus, spanking. 115 minutes R.

Fist Fight

Charlie Day ( "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") is a nebbish teacher who runs afoul of a pugnacious fellow teacher (Ice Cube), gets him fired and is challenged to an after-school fight. The bulk of this simple comedy is taken up with our protagonist trying to avoid the titular altercation. 91 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Thu 4:20, 6:45, 9:15
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Wed 10:45
Century Rio Fri-Sun 10:40; Mon-Wed 11:05am, 4:50, 10:40; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 3:45, 6:50
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Wed 5:45, 8:15, Thu 4:15
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 10:45; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:40, 3:20, 5:50, 8:30

Get Out

Get Out

Jordan Peele (of "Key amd 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.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Thu 11:40am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 9:30am, 10:25am, 12:05, 12:50, 2:40, 3:15, 5:15, 5:40, 7:50, 8:05, 10:25, 10:30; Mon-Wed 9:30am, 10:25am, 12:05, 12:50, 2:40, 3:15, 5:15, 5:40, 7:50, 8:05, 10:30; Thu 9:30am, 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50
Century Rio Fri-Wed 11:10am, 2:00, 4:55, 7:50, 10:45; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 11:30am, 2:10, 4:55, 7:40, 10:25
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 10:25am, 12:50, 3:15, 5:40, 8:05, 10:30; Wed call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Wed 12:50, 3:35, 6:25, 9:15; Thu 12:50, 3:35
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 11:30am, 2:15, 5:00, 7:55, 10:40; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

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.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Thu 1:30, 4:00, 9:30
Century Rio Fri-Sun 7:45; Mon-Wed 1:55, 7:45; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 3:30, 10:00

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.
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 1:35, 10:50; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

I Am Not Your Negro

Samuel L. Jackson narrates this powerful documentary which relates famed writer James Baldwin's attempt to tell the story of race in modern America via his unfinished novel Remember This House. Six years in the making, this collection of images, interviews and historical clips is a brilliant, galvanizing and frighteningly timely examination of the Civil Rights Era. 95 minutes PG-13.
Guild Cinema Tue-Thu 5:45

John Wick: Chapter 2

Keanu Reeves shot back into relevance with 2014's hard-hitting, stripped-to-the-bone, out-of-nowhere action flick John Wick. This second outing amps things up a bit for Reeves' titular, light-lipped assassin, but--between Reeves' grimly stone-faced performance and the film's near-balletic bloodshed--still manages to achieve the same level of pure pulp poetry. 122 minutes R.
Century Rio Fri-Wed 10:20; Thu call for showtimes

Kedi

Cat lovers will be in Heaven with this warm and fuzzy documentary about the cats of Istanbul. Not quite house cats, not quite feral animals, the felines of Istanbul have freely roamed the storied Turkish city for thousands of years. This film concentrates on a handful of these furry characters as they wander in and out of the lives of various people. Somehow, rather than being tamed, these cats have tamed those around them, inspiring joy, kindness and comfort in streets, homes and businesses. Beautifully shot and magically told. In Turkish with English subtitles. 80 minutes Unrated.
High Ridge Fri-Sat 1:00, 3:35, 7:30, 10:00; Sun-Thu 1:00, 3:35, 7:30

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.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Thu 11:00am, 1:40, 4:20, 7:10, 10:00
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Wed 10:20am, 10:40am, 12:30, 1:55, 2:10, 4:45, 4:50, 6:10, 7:30, 7:35, 8:55, 10:25; Thu 10:40am, 12:30, 1:55, 4:45, 6:10, 7:35
Century Rio Fri-Sat 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:10, 2:10, 4:20, 5:20, 7:30, 8:30, 10:40, 11:40; Mon-Wed 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:10, 2:10, 4:20, 5:20, 7:30, 8:30, 10:40; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:10, 3:20, 7:05, 10:00
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Wed 10:15am, 1:30, 2:45, 4:45, 7:30, 10:45; Thu 10:15am, 1:30, 2:45, 4:45, 5:45, 7:30, 10:45
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 10:20am, 2:10, 4;50, 7:30, 8:55, 10:25; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:05am, 2:15, 3:25, 5:25, 8:30, 9:45
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 1:00, 3:40, 4:05, 6:45, 7:15, 9:45, 10:15; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

Kong: Skull Island 3D

AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Thu 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 9:15
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 3:20, 9:10; Mon-Thu 3:20
Century Rio Fri-Thu 12:05, 3:15, 6:25, 9:35
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:40, 3:50, 7:30, 10:30
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:30, 6:35
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 11:55am, 12:30, 3;10, 6:15, 9:15; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

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 10:45am, 4:35, 10:45; Mon-Tue 10:45am, 1:45, 4:45, 7:45; Wed-Thu 10:45am, 1:45
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 11:50am, 9:45
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 1:55, 10:55; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

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.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Thu 11:10am, 1:40, 4:10, 6:40
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 10:35am, 10:55am, 1:30, 1:40, 3:55, 4:25, 6:20, 7:00, 9:35; Mon-Wed 10:35am, 10:55am, 1:30, 1:40, 3:55, 4:25, 6:20, 7:00; Thu 10:35am, 1:40, 4:25, 7:00
Century Rio Fri-Wed 11:00am, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 11:35am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:35, 10:15
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 10:45am, 1:45, 4:45;
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 10:55am, 1:30, 3:55, 6:20; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:00am, 12:20, 1:50, 4:40, 6:15, 7:30, 10:20
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

The LEGO Batman Movie 3D

Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 3:15, 9:05

Lion

Adapted from Saroo Brierley's autobiographical book A Long Way Home, this tear-jerking/inspirational drama relates the life story of a 5-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. Eventually, he is a adopted by a kindly Australian couple. Some 25 years later, he returns to India to sort out his confusing past and mixed identity. Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) stars alongside Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Rooney Mara. 118 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sat 11:05am, 1:50, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30; Sun 11:05am, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30; Mon-Tue 11:05am, 1:50, 4:50, 7:40; Wed 11:05am; Thu 11:05am, 1:50, 4:50, 7:40
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 12:10, 7:10
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:40, 3:45, 7:20, 10:20; Sun-Thu 12:40, 3:45, 7:20

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.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:20, 6:30, 9:40
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sat 10:55am, 11:00am, 12:50, 1:00, 2:25, 4:10, 5:45, 7:15, 7:25, 9:05, 10:10, 10:35; Sun 11:00am, 12:50, 1:00, 4:10, 5:45, 7:15, 7:25, 9:05, 10:10, 10:35; Mon-Wed 10:55am, 11:00am, 12:50, 1:00, 2:25, 4:10, 5:45, 7:15, 7:25, 10:10; Thu 10:55am, 12:50, 2:25, 4:10, 7:25
Century Rio Fri-Sat 9:55am, 11:05am, 12:15, 2:35, 3:45, 6:05, 7:15, 8:25, 9:35, 10:45, 11:55; Sun-Wed 9:55am, 11:05am, 12:15, 2:35, 3:45, 6:05, 7:15, 8:25, 9:35, 10:45; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Sun 12:00, 3:30, 7:00, 8:00, 10:20; Mon-Wed 12:00, 1:00, 3:30, 4:30, 7:00, 8:00, 10:20; Thu 12:00, 3:50, 7:00, 10:20
Flix Brewhouse Fri 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:30, 2:30, 3:45, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:30, 10:45; Sat-Sun 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:30, 2:30, 3:45, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:45, 10:45; Mon-Wed 11:30am, 12:30, 1:30, 3:45, 5:15, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:45; Thu 11:30am, 12:30, 1:00, 3:45, 8:00, 10:00
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 11:00am, 1:00, 4:10, 7:15, 10:10; Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Wed 11:20am, 12:20, 2:50, 3:50, 6:15, 7:20, 9:50; Thu 11:20am, 12:20, 2:50, 3:50, 7:20
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 12:15, 3:55, 6:50, 7:30, 10:10, 10:45; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

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.

Moonlight

Moonlight

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 10:55am, 11:00am, 12:50, 1:00, 2:25, 4:10, 5:45, 7:15, 7:25, 9:05, 10:10, 10:35; Sun 11:00am, 12:50, 1:00, 4:10, 5:45, 7:15, 7:25, 9:05, 10:10, 10:35; Mon-Wed 10:55am, 11:00am, 12:50, 1:00, 2:25, 4:10, 5:45, 7:15, 7:25, 10:10; Thu 10:55am, 12:50, 2:25, 4:10, 7:25
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:30, 6:50, 9:50; Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:30, 6:50

The Ottoman Lieutenant

The Ottoman Lieutenant

A strong-willed proto-feminist (Icelandic actress Hera Hilmar) defies her snooty parents and travels from Philadelphia to Istanbul to deliver medical supplies to a missionary hospital. Our plucky heroine sticks around as a volunteer nurse and soon finds herself stuck between a hunky but exasperating Turkish soldier (Michiel Huisman from "Game of Thrones") and a hunky but boring Christian doctor (Josh Hartnett). Unfortunately World War I breaks out, making romance difficult. Eclectic director Joseph Ruben (The Stepfather, Sleeping With the Enemy) works wonders on a budget, giving viewers an exotic historical setting and some lovely arid vistas. But the script is too formulaic and the production too B-list to approach the fancypants Merchant Ivory-type feature everyone was hoping for. FULL REVIEW: Period romance is predictable but pretty by Devin D. O’Leary (3/9/2017). 116 minutes R.
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:55, 7:20, 10:10; Sun-Thu 12:45, 3:45, 7:10second run

Rock Dog

In this Chinese-American computer-animated comedy, a sheep-herding Tibetan Mastiff (who, it must be noted, is not at all socially, politically or religiously oppressed by the People's Republic of China) decides to become a rock star after a radio literally falls out of the sky. It's based on the graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog by Chinese rock musician Zheng Jun and is animated by the folks who gave us 2013's Free Birds. Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black and Sam Elliot provide the voices. 80 minutes PG.

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.
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Thu 12:30, 3:30, 6:45, 9:45
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Sun 9:35am, 10:15am, 12:55, 1:10, 4:05, 7:00, 7:05, 9:55, 10:10; Mon-Wed 9:35am, 10:15am, 12:55, 1:10, 4:05, 7:00, 7:05, 9:55; Thu 9:35am, 12:55, 4:05, 7:05
Century Rio Fri-Wed 12:20, 3:40, 7:00, 10:20; Thu call for showtimes
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 12:25, 3:40, 7:05, 10:15
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Wed 10:15am, 1:10, 4:05, 7:00, 9:55: Thu call for showtimes
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 11:15am, 2:30, 5:50, 9:10
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Sun 11:45am, 3:10, 6:40, 9:50; Mon-Thu call for showtimes

Split

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--and completely unexpected--reveal. 117 minutes PG-13.
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Wed 12:15, 3:40, 7:20, 10:20

Table 19

Mumblecore pioneers Jay and Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair, Baghead, Cyrus, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon and Jeff, Who Lives at Home) wrote this dramedy about a maid of honor (Anna Kendrick) who is relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man at her friend's wedding. Determined to keep a stiff upper lip, she attends the reception anyway--only to end up at the dreaded titular location with a bunch of other losers. There, they meet, talk, commiserate and maybe fall for one another. Stephen Merchant, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson and Margo Martindale are among the comic ringers in the cast. 87 minutes PG-13.
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:55, 10:30; Sun-Thu 12:55

A United Kingdom

Back in the late 1940s, Seretse Khama--prince of Bechuanaland and the first president of Botswana--met, fell in love with and married a common English girl working as a clerk at Lloyd's of London. The interracial relationship shocked much of Africa and certain people in England as well, making it fine fodder for a historical biopic. David Oyelowo (Selma) stars Khama, while Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) takes up the role of his paramour, Ruth Williams. British filmmaker Amma Asante (Belle) adds some workmanlike direction to Oyelowo and Pike's quiet chemistry. 111 minutes PG-13.
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:50, 3:50, 7:15, 10:05; Sun-Thu 12:50, 3:50, 7:15

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Arrival

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.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:30

Despicable Me

Steve Carell gives good voice to this CGI toon about a scheming supervillain plotting to steal the moon. When a nerdy rival (Jason Segel) usurps some of his villainous thunder, our main bad dude adopts a trio of cute orphan girls as part of his evil plan. Of course, the twist in the tale is he turns out to be a fine father. The film is in danger of becoming terminally cute, but it's saved by some genuinely sweet characterization, plenty of funny jokes and a bunch of scene-stealing sidekicks who look like little yellow jelly beans. 95 minutes PG.
Flix Brewhouse Mon 10:30am

Despicable Me 2

Our main character, a supervillain-turned-foster-dad (voiced by Steve Carell), is considerably more toothless this time around, having given up his world-conquering ways. But the humor is infectious, and the story is sweet. Cartoons used to be about gags, not about plots, and this film really knows how to construct an old-school, animated gag. It lacks the edgy spark of the original, but the kids in the audience won't notice. 98 minutes PG.
Flix Brewhouse Tue 10:30am

Everybody Loves Somebody

In this bilingual rom-com, a successful and single OB-GYN (Karla Souza) asks her straight-laced coworker (Ben O'Toole) to pose as her boyfriend at a family wedding back home in Mexico. There, she runs into her old boyfriend (José María Yazpik). I'm gonna go out on a limb and say hijinks ensue. I'm gonna go out on a further limb and say somebody falls in love with somebody else by the end of the film. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. 101 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 6:40, 9:40

Minions

The lovable yellow sidekicks from the Despicable Me films finally get their own spin-off. This hectic, anarchy-driven toon takes us to swingin' '60s London where a trio of semi-moronic Minions try to help the world's first female supervillain (voiced by Sandra Bullock) steal the Crown Jewels. The plot is terribly inconsequential--but it's hard to deny the silly fun to be had along the way. 91 minutes PG.
Flix Brewhouse Wed 10:30am

Moana

Moana

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.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:00, 6:20, 9:20
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:00, 4:10, 7:00, 10:00

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.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:10am, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:20, 4:10, 7:00, 9:40

Passengers

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.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50

Rings

Videotapes are more or less antiques these days, so a young woman finds herself cursed to die by black-haired ghost girl Samara after viewing a viral video on her phone. The cast of the 2002 American remake (and its sequel) are gone, but Aimee Teegarden ("Friday Night Lights"), Johnny Galecki ("The Big Bang Theory") and Vincent D'Onofrio ("Daredevil") show up. 102 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:20am, 2:00, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:20am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:25

Shrek

The photo-realistic animation in this kids' book come-to-life is worth the price of admission alone, and a top-notch cast (Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy) ensures plenty of laughs throughout. The story takes place in a fantasy world where fairy tales are real. 89 minutes
Flix Brewhouse Thu 10:30am

Sing

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.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:00am, 12:20, 1:40, 3:20, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:45, 7:20
UNM Midweek Movies Tues 8:00; Wed 4:00, 7:00; Thu 3:30

Sing 3D

Movies West Fri-Thu 11:05am, 4:35, 10:10

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.
Movies West 1:20, 4:10, 7:00, 9:40

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

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. FULL REVIEW: The Xander Zone returns, taking us all back to the era of exxxtreme by Devin D. O’Leary (1/26/2017). 107 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 1:00, 4:10, 7:00, 10:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:50am, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30

Film Times

Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

1000 Premiere Parkway · 994-3300
A Dog's Purpose Fri-Thu 11:20am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:25, 10:00
Beauty and the Beast Fri-Tue 11:00am, 1:00, 3:20, 4:20, 5:35, 7:35, 9:55; Wed 11:00am, 1:00, 3:20, 4:20, 7:35, 9:55; Thu 11:00am, 1:00, 3:20, 4:20, 5:35, 7:35, 9:55
Beauty and the Beast 3D Fri-Tue 12:05, 2:20, 6:35, 8:55; Wed 12:05, 6:35, 8:55; Thu 12:05, 2:20, 6:35, 8:55
Before I Fall Fri-Wed 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30, 7:20, 10:00; Thu 11:00am, 1:45, 4:30
Fist Fight Fri-Thu 12:40, 3:20, 5:50, 8:30
Get Out Fri-Wed 12:50, 3:35, 6:25, 9:15; Thu 12:50, 3:35
Kong: Skull Island Fri-Thu 11:05am, 2:15, 3:25, 5:25, 8:30, 9:45
Kong: Skull Island 3D Fri-Thu 12:30, 6:35
Logan Fri-Wed 11:20am, 12:20, 2:50, 3:50, 6:15, 7:20, 9:50; Thu 11:20am, 12:20, 2:50, 3:50, 7:20
The LEGO Batman Movie Fri-Thu 11:00am, 12:20, 1:50, 4:40, 6:15, 7:30, 10:20
The LEGO Batman Movie 3D Fri-Thu 3:15, 9:05
The Shack Fri-Thu 11:15am, 2:30, 5:50, 9:10
 

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