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#JustAnotherDeadTranswoman

The Transwoman Empowerment Initiative of the Chrysalis Beauty Center presents this documentary about the violence and discrimination that trans women of color have endured and continue to endure. The screening is free to the public, and there will be a post-film discussion. 60 minutes Unrated. (Opens Thursday 5/3)
Guild Cinema

The Albu-CRAZY Film Festival

The makers of "Offset Web Series," a short, comic web series following TV and movie characters on their "day off" are raising funds to shoot season 2 with this one-day short film fest. Highlighted are a collection of short films by local Albuquerque filmmakers. A Q&A session with directors and actors will take place after the screening. Unrated. (Opens Sunday 4/29)
Guild Cinema

Autism in Love

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Kayak New Mexico presents this stereotype-shattering 2015 documentary look at four adults with autism as they pursue and manage romantic relationships. This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization, which provides kayak classes for individuals with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilites. 76 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 4/28)
Guild Cinema

Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel Studios folds together characters from just about every comic book franchise it's got for one giant-sized, free-for-all brawl. When power-mad alien conquerer Thanos (Josh Brolin) tries to unite the six Infinity Gems, The Avengers, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Ant-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy must join forces to stop him from using them to wipe out half the life in the universe. Any self-respecting nerd should have their head explode with anticipation during the opening credits. 149 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 4/26)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

Avengers: Infinity War 3D

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

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

The Jim Henson-directed, Terry Jones-written musical fantasy from 1986 returns to the big screen. The late, great David Bowie is the unforgettable Goblin King, who has kidnapped poor Sarah's baby brother and spirited him to another world. Now Sarah (Jennifer Connelly in one of her early roles) must brave the perils and pitfalls of the labyrinth to rescue him. A modern childhood classic. See also: I Like to Watch (Instantly): The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth by Devin D. O’Leary (09/14/2010). 101 minutes PG. (Opens Sunday 4/29)
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Lady Bird

Writer/actress Greta Gerwig (Greenberg, Mistress America, Francis Ha) turns director for this witty, well-observed coming-of-age drama. Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, Brooklyn) stars as a Northern California girl stuck in Catholic school and applying to a bunch of East Coast colleges in hopes of escaping her overbearing, hypercritical mother (Laurie Metcalf, employing her sitcom skills to great effect). 93 minutes R. (Opens Friday 4/27)
SUB Theater

Lean On Pete

A lonely teenager (Charlie Plummer, All the Money in the World) gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and ends up befriending an ailing and aged racehorse, the titular Lean On Pete. Travil Fimmel, Steve Zahn, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi and Alison Elliot round out the cast of this refreshingly unsentimental yet heartbreaking film, based on the bluntly realist novel by author and alt.county singer Willy Vlautin. 121 minutes R. (Opens Friday 4/27)
High Ridge

Madamoiselle Paradis

Viennese-born writer-director Barbara Albert (Falling) asks a lot of this forward-leaning feminist biopic. But the lush settings and the convincing work of star Maria Dragus (The White Ribbon) pull it off. Dragus plays Maria Theresia Paradis, a real-life pianist and friend of Mozart in 18th century Austria. Having lost her sight as a child, she regains it through an innovative medical technique—which forces her to choose between an ordinary life in the light or an extraordinary life in the darkness. In German and French with English subtitles. 97 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 4/27)
Guild Cinema

Modern Life is Rubbish

Wannabe rocker Liam (Josh Whitehouse, "Poldark") and struggling graphic designer Natalie (Freya Mavor, "Skins") are the main characters in this music-minded British rom-com about two young people who break up and must face the daunting task of splitting up their prized music collection. (They're hipsters who collect vinyl instead of downloading music onto their phones.) But the soundtrack that defined their relationship keeps threatening to pull them back together. Yeah, the title comes from Blur's 1993 album. 105 minutes (Opens Friday 4/27)
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque


The Notebook (2004)

This ensemble romance from 2004 is based on a typically sap-filled book by Nicholas Sparks (Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember). The story centers on a journal recounting a stormy World War II-era love affair. (She's rich, he's poor—so you can just imagine the impediments to romance.) James Garner, Joan Allen, Gena Rowlands and Ryan Gosling are among the cast. 121 minutes PG-13. (Sunday 4/29)
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

Sundance Native Shorts 2018

Five different Native American short films—including Shaandiin Tome's New Mexico-made "Mud"—are presented in this showcase straight out of the Sundance Institute. Documentaries, dramas and personal reflections are among the genres on display. After the screening there will be a discussion with representatives from the Sundance Native American and Indigenous Program. Admission is free. Seating is limited. 63 minutes Unrated. (Opens Wednesday 5/2)
Guild Cinema

Vampire Clay

This absurd, gory and (intentionally?) hilarious Japanese horror film finds a group of art students returning to reclaim the long-abandoned studio of a dead potter. Seems he committed suicide on the grounds, and his blood seeped into the local clay. Now the students are using it to create their art projects—which is probably a very dangerous idea. They're making art so bad it kills! In Japanese with English subtitles. 80 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 4/27)
Guild Cinema

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Back to Burgundy

Back to Burgundy

French filmmaker Cédric Klapisch (When the Cat's Away, L'Auberge Espagnole) delivers another lovely, likable, borderline twee ensemble dramedy. Rebellious hunk Jean (Pio Marmaï) returns to his family's humble, gorgeously shabby French vineyard on the news that his father is dying. Once pop kicks the bucket, he leaves the vineyard—lock, stock and barrels—to Jean, his no-nonsense sister (Ana Giradot) and his emotional brother (François Civil). Jean wants to sell it off and go back to wandering the world. No points will be awarded, however, for guessing there's a change of heart coming. Klapisch concocts precious little in the way of conflict in this lush, faintly romantic comedy-drama, but the picture-perfect setting still makes this a beautiful place to linger. FULL REVIEW: Siblings resolve family strife over a glass of wine in a French dramedy that goes down easy, evaporates quickly by Devin D. O’Leary (4/12/2018). 113 minutes Unrated.
High Ridge


Beirut

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

Bharat Ane Nenu

In this serious political drama, Mahesh Babu (Rangathalam, Baahubali, Arjun Reddy) plays a young university graduate who makes good on a promise to his mother, returns to India and gets elected as the reform-minded chief minister of a rural Indian state—only to become disillusioned by the political corruption he encounters. Does he still find time to get into some sort of kung fu fight? Of course he does. In Telugu with English subtitles. 174 minutes Unrated.
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

Black Panther

Black Panther

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

Blockers

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

Chappaquiddick

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

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

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

"Ice cream? ... My treat."

Final Portrait

Actor and sometimes director Stanley Tucci (Big Night) adapts James Lord's autobiographical memoir about posing for Alberto Giacometti in 1964 Paris. Armie Hammer (hot off Call Me By Your Name) is the stiffly stylish Lord and Geoffrey Rush is the grumpy, self-doubting Giacometti. Though the artist promises the work will be done in a couple of hours, the hours stretch to days and the days stretch to weeks. The film is little more than a two-hander play, a brief sketch barely introducing its characters. But in its own lovely, amusing way it captures the essence of artistic temperament: passionately obsessed and violently distracted. FULL REVIEW: Artistic biopic revels in surface details by Devin D. O’Leary (4/19/2018). 90 minutes R.
High Ridge

Finding Your Feet

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

I Can Only Imagine

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

I Feel Pretty

Amy Schumer stars in this romantic comedy about an ordinary, insecure woman who conks her head in spin class and suddenly develops the self-confidence of the most beautiful woman on Earth—even though she's still ordinary looking. It's all about, you know, how appearances don't matter. Multigenerational supermodels Emily Ratajkowski, Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton are there to drive home the point. 110 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

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

The Leisure Seeker

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

Love, Simon

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

The Miracle Season

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

Pacific Rim Uprising

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

Paul, Apostle of Christ

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

A Quiet Place

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

Rampage

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

Ready Player One

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

Sherlock Gnomes

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

Super Troopers 2

A solid 17 years after its first cult hit, the Broken Lizard comedy troupe returns with this rude, drug-laced sequel. This time around our gang of undisciplined state troopers are involved in a border dispute between the US and Canada, which finds them patrolling the streets of a formerly peaceable (now antagonistic) Canadian town and occasionally throwing down with Mounties. Rob Lowe, Brian Cox, Fred Savage, Tyler Labine, Will Sasso and Lynda Carter (again) are among the guest stars. 100 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

Traffik

Paula Patton and Omar Epps star in this throwback exploitation thriller (from Codeblack Films) about an urban couple who head out to the mountains for a romantic weekend and end up accosted by a vicious biker gang. Roger Corman (The Wild Angels, Devil's Angels, Naked Angels, Angels Die Hard) would be proud. 96 minutes R.
Century Rio
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Truth or Dare

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

Tyler Perry's Acrimony

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


A Wrinkle in Time

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

You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here

Scottish writer-director Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar, We Need to Talk About Kevin) offers up just her fourth feature in 20 years. Joaquin Phoenix stars as a traumatized veteran-cum-hitman who hunts down missing girls for a living. When his latest bloody job spins out of control, he finds himself trapped in a deadly network of sex slavery and institutional corruption. It's based on the novella by Jonathan Ames, and—unsurprisingly—Ramsay has stripped the story bare of its pulpy roots, creating a stark, impressionistic, beautifully ugly mood piece. FULL REVIEW: Art house action flick and its main character both feel bad by Devin D. O’Leary (4/26/2018). 95 minutes R.
Century Rio
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Annihilation

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

Death Wish

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


Forever My Girl

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


Game Night

Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Chelsea Peretti and Kyle Chandler star in this fast and funny action comedy (from the makers of Horrible Bosses) about a group of friends who meet regularly for an adult game night. One evening the host decides to up the excitement with a murder mystery party. Unfortunately things turn unexpectedly real and the host is kidnapped, leaving his guests to figure out what the heck is going on. 100 minutes R.
Movies 8
Movies West

The Greatest Showman

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

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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

Midnight Sun

This romantic teen drama (based on a Japanese romantic teen drama of the same name) is basically the encapsulation of all things romantic, teenage and dramatic. Seems that a lonely, sheltered 17-year-old (ubiquitous singer/model/actress Bella Thorne) suffers from a rare genetic condition that makes her allergic to the sun. For some reason she keeps this a secret from the cute stalker boy (Arnold spawn Patrick Schwarzenegger) she meets while sneaking out of her house at night to play her guitar. Get ready for the sads. 91 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8
Movies West


Peter Rabbit

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

Red Sparrow

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

The Strangers: Prey at Night

Bryan Bertino's atmospheric 2008 slasher gets a belated "sequel." Really, it's just a repeat of the previous film's minimalist plot. Christina Hendricks and Martin Henderson replace Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman as the random couple staying in a secluded rural home who are stalked, tortured and killed by a trio of creepy, masked intruders. 85 minutes R.
Movies 8
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Cottonwood Mall · (844) 462-7342 ext. 607 · Film times
A Quiet Place • (Click for Film times)
Black Panther • (Click for Film times)
Blockers • (Click for Film times)
I Feel Pretty • (Click for Film times)
Isle of Dogs • (Click for Film times)
Labyrinth • (Click for Film times)
Rampage • (Click for Film times)
Ready Player One • (Click for Film times)
Sherlock Gnomes • (Click for Film times)
Super Troopers 2 • (Click for Film times)
Truth or Dare • (Click for Film times)

Flix Brewhouse

3236 La Orilla NW · 445-8500 · Film times
A Quiet Place • (Click for Film times)
Blockers • (Click for Film times)
I Feel Pretty • (Click for Film times)
Rampage • (Click for Film times)
Ready Player One • (Click for Film times)

Guild Cinema

3405 Central NE · 255-1848 · Film times
Autism in Love • (Click for Film times)
Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to Be Free
Vampire Clay • (Click for Film times)

High Ridge

12910 Indian School NE · (844) 462-7342 ext. 605 · Film times
Back to Burgundy • (Click for Film times)
Beirut • (Click for Film times)
Final Portrait • (Click for Film times)
Isle of Dogs • (Click for Film times)
Lean On Pete • (Click for Film times)

Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

13120-A Central Ave. SE · 814-7469 · Film times
A Quiet Place • (Click for Film times)
Bharat Ane Nenu • (Click for Film times)
I Feel Pretty • (Click for Film times)
Rampage • (Click for Film times)
Ready Player One • (Click for Film times)
Super Troopers 2 • (Click for Film times)

Movies 8

4591 San Mateo NE · 888-4773 · Film times
Annihilation • (Click for Film times)
Game Night • (Click for Film times)
Midnight Sun • (Click for Film times)
Peter Rabbit • (Click for Film times)
Red Sparrow • (Click for Film times)

Movies West

9201 Coors NW · 898-4664 · Film times
Death Wish • (Click for Film times)
Forever My Girl • (Click for Film times)
Game Night • (Click for Film times)
Midnight Sun • (Click for Film times)
Peter Rabbit • (Click for Film times)

Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

1000 Premiere Parkway · 994-3300 · Film times
A Quiet Place • (Click for Film times)
Black Panther • (Click for Film times)
Blockers • (Click for Film times)
I Feel Pretty • (Click for Film times)
Rampage • (Click for Film times)
Ready Player One • (Click for Film times)
Super Troopers 2 • (Click for Film times)
Truth or Dare • (Click for Film times)

SUB Theater

UNM (Student Union Building Room 1003) · 277-5608
Lady Bird • (Click for Film times)

UNM Midweek Movies

UNM (Student Union Building Room 1003) · 277-4706 · Film times
Closed for the semester

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

2100 Louisiana Blvd. NE · (844) 462-7342 ext. 4058 · Film times
A Quiet Place • (Click for Film times)
Black Panther • (Click for Film times)
Blockers • (Click for Film times)
Isle of Dogs • (Click for Film times)
Labyrinth • (Click for Film times)
Rampage • (Click for Film times)
Ready Player One • (Click for Film times)
Traffik • (Click for Film times)
Truth or Dare • (Click for Film times)
Truth or Dare • (Click for Film times)

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