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Almost Ghosts: Stories Along Route 66

Harley relies solely on tips he receives from international visitors to his Mediocre Music Program in Eric, Okla. Angel Delgadillo is the last barber in Seligman, Ariz. Lowell Davis has rebuilt the old ghost town of Red Oak, Miss. to show people what life was like there in the '40s. Documentary filmmaker Ana Ramon Rubio profiles these three iconoclasts, relating a trio of stories about perseverance and rebirth along a highway that has died more than once. 70 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 9/15)
Guild Cinema

Becoming Nobody: Ram Dass

Those looking for a portal into the life and teachings of American spiritual teacher Ram Dass will find it in director Jamie Catto's movie-length conversation with the man whose mix of Eastern and Western philosophy "defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth." Historic clips are included to break up the conversation and place things in their proper perspective. Catto will be on hand to introduce the film for opening day screenings. 81 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 9/15)
Guild Cinema

The Favorite

Who says Jesus and mixed martial arts don't go together? Torn between jealousy of and loyalty to his brother, Benjamin Bernard (Luke Bernard, who wrote this inspired-by-a-true-story faith-based drama, playing his own brother) takes out his aggression as an MMA fighter. But when a tragic event leaves his brother (Matthew Fahey, playing Luke Bernard) fighting for his life, Benjamin is forced to fight for "reconciliation and redemption outside the cage." Spoiler alert: Turns out we're all God's favorite. 108 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 9/13)
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Documentarian Max Lewkowicz (Morgenthau: Three Men, Three Generations, One Fight) traces the origin story of one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on the Roof. 96 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 9/13)
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The Game Changers

James Cameron produced this documentary about how elite athletes, special ops soldiers, scientists, cultural icons and "everyday heroes" are shifting the way people "eat and live." Action stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan are among the cultural icons dropping by, urging you to stop eating meat. This is the film your vegan friends will spend the next 12 months telling you to watch. 88 minutes Unrated. (Opens Monday 9/16)
Century 14 Downtown
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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Gang Leader

Indian star Nani (Ride, Eega, Gentleman) headlines as a goofy crime fiction writer stuck helping a "gang" of five women from different age groups plot revenge on the ones who did them wrong. In Telugu with English subtitles. 159 minutes Unrated. (Opens Thursday 9/12)
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The Goldfinch

This coming-of-age drama is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna Tartt. Oakes Fegley (Pete's Dragon) plays a 13-year-old boy whose mother is killed during a terrorist bombing at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the blood-and-dust-choked aftermath, our wounded protagonist snatches up a small Dutch Golden Age painting called "The Goldfinch." As he grows up (and is replaced by actor Ansel Elgort from Baby Driver) the painting becomes his sole source of hope in a world of trouble and confusion. If only director John Crowley (Brooklyn) and screenwriter Peter Straughan (Frank) could have matched the emotion of Tartt's tender allegory with something more than soapy melodrama. 149 minutes R. (Opens Friday 9/13)
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Century 14 Downtown
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Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
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Hustlers

If you dug the viral New York Magazine article "The Hustlers at Scores" by Jessica Pressler, you might be interested in the feature film adaptation starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Cardi B and Lizzo. The ladies play a group of strippers in NYC who decide to embezzle money from the stock traders and CEOs who visit their club after the sex industry bottoms out during the late-2000s financial crisis. Writer-director Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend For the End of the World) has crafted a crowd-pleasing workplace dramedy/revenge fantasy, while headliner Jennifer Lopez delivers a commanding performance as the HBIC. 109 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 9/12)
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Century 14 Downtown
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Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
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Last Call

Shot in two uninterrupted 80-minute takes, Canadian director Gavin Michael Booth's experimental indie drama follows two storylines—each shown in split-screen at the same time. On one side of the screen we have a depressed father (Daved Wilkins) misdialing a suicide hotline and accidentally hooking up with (on the other side of the screen) a single mother (Sarah Booth) working the night shift as an office cleaner at a community college. Their tense, life-changing conversation makes up the entirety of the film. 80 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 9/13)
Flix Brewhouse

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Maria Muldaur, Don Henley, David Geffen and Aaron Neville are among those who drop by to sing the praises of iconic vocalist Linda Ronstadt. Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (The Celluloid Closet, The Times of Harvey Milk, Howl) follow Ronstadt's stunning voice from its start in the folk music scene of the 1960s through pop stardom in the '70s to jazz standards and traditional Mexican canciones in the '80s. 95 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 9/13)
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Mindfield Film Festival 2019

The Albuquerque chapter of this multi-city film festival returns for a second year to present a selection of independent short films from around the globe (England, France, Turkey, USA)—as well as a few from right here in the Land of Enchantment. All films are culled from the local organization's bi-monthly online competition. For the daylong fest, films are organized into blocks of comedy/sci-fi, documentary/music, drama and death/horror. A mere $15 gets you a pass for all four screening blocks. For a complete listing of films and times, go to abq.mindfieldfilmfest.com. Unrated. (Opens Saturday 9/14)
Guild Cinema

“Keira, who are you wearing?”

Official Secrets

This well-constructed, well-meaning—but ultimately lackluster—drama is based on the true story of a British whistleblower (a de-glammed Keira Knightley) who risked her job to expose American and British intelligence agencies trying to blackmail the United Nations into supporting the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) patterns it after such muckraking classics as All the President's Men and The Post. There is a certain thrill in watching the clues click together. But the fact that no one actually cared, and we invaded Iraq anyway, renders the film's indignant message kinda moot. FULL REVIEW: Government whistleblower drama is realistically disappointing by Devin D. O’Leary (9/12/2019). 111 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 9/12)
Century Rio
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Promare

From the makers of popular anime series "Gurren Lagann" and "Kill la Kill" comes an original, animated sci-fi action feature about heroic firefighter Galo and the Burning Rescue Fire Department as they face off against BURNISH, a group of mutants who are able to control and wield fire and are determined to scour the Earth in flames. Screened in English dubbed and English subtitled versions. 120 minutes PG-13. (Opens Tuesday 9/17)
Century Rio
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Rob Zombie's 3 From Hell

Shock-rocker-turned-moviemaker Rob Zombie contributes the third, blood-soaked chapter in his loving (if familiar) tribute to grindhouse horror. This violent thriller follows 2003's House of 1000 Corpses and 2005's The Devil's Rejects. The serial-killing Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), Otis (Bill Moseley) and Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) are back—presumably murdering a bunch more people. 111 minutes R. (Opens Monday 9/16)
Century 14 Downtown
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Tigers Are Not Afraid

From Mexico comes this dark horror/fantasy from first-time director Issa López. Constructed like a gritty urban fairy tale, the story concentrates on a young girl who joins a group of orphaned children trying to survive on the rough streets of Mexico City. Armed with three magical pieces of chalk—each of which grants a single wish—the children try to stay ahead of some murderous drug dealers and the ghosts that haunt them all. 83 minutes R. (Opens Friday 9/13)
Guild Cinema

Tokyo Ghoul S

In this sequel to 2017's manga/anime-to-live-action adaptation Tokyo Ghoul, college-student-turned-half-ghoul Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) is growing into his ghoulish powers and determined to protect his new home against anti-ghoul forces. But when infamous undead gourmet Shu Tsukiyama (Shota Matsuda) shows up wanting to taste some half-ghoul flesh, Ken's training is put to the test. In Japanese with English subtitles. 97 minutes Unrated. (Opens Monday 9/16)
Century Rio
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Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Disney's first major comeback into the realm of animated fairy tales remains a fan favorite for its zesty musical numbers (all together now: "Beeee ooour guest, be our guest …"), its colorful characters (everybody loves Chip) and its smart heroine (she reads books!). 84 minutes G.
AMC Albuquerque 12

Children of Men (2006)

Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, who's given us everything from Y Tu Mamá También to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), helms this low-tech sci-fi film set in the year 2027. Seems that in this polluted, dystopic future, mankind has lost the ability to procreate. Clive Owen (Inside Man) is a reformed activist who agrees to help transport a mysteriously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save mankind. 109 minutes R.
SUB Theater

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

A friendly alien gets left behind on Earth and is rescued by a kid in the suburbs. Steven Spielberg's teary-eyed sci-fi smash seems like an awfully simple little parable in this day and age, but little kids who weren't even born when this thing came out are sure to feel Spielberg's gift for magic. 115 minutes PG.
Flix Brewhouse

El Norte (1983)

Gregory Nava's much-admired (particularly in this part of the world) immigration drama returns for a timely 35th anniversary screening. The sweeping film follows a group of Mayan Indian peasants escaping backbreaking labor and a murderous government in Guatemala to make the perilous journey to America in hope of finding a better life. In English, Maya and Spanish with English subtitles. 141 minutes R.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Director Peter Jackson doesn't let us down, delivering an exciting capper to his epic screen adaptation of Tolkien's signature work. There's almost too much to absorb, but the action is huge, the special effects awe-inspiring and the acting truly heartfelt in this 2003 smash. 210 minutes PG-13.
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

Sixteen Candles (1984)

This teen classic is one of John Hughes' Holy Trinity (Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club), chronicling the trials and tribulations of high school life in the new wave-filled '80s. Molly Ringwald is the cute teen whose birthday gets forgotten in the mad buildup to her older sister's toney wedding. Ah, 1984! When Anthony Michael Hall was still a skinny little geek. John Cusack too. Whatever happened to hunky Michael Schoeffling, though? 93 minutes PG.
Flix Brewhouse

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

If we're being honest, the first theatrical outing for the classic sci-fi series "Star Trek" has its problems. Despite the awestruck direction of Robert Wise (The Curse of the Cat People, The Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story, The Sound of Music), the film is longwinded, the cast additions are uninspired and the thin script cribs a bit too much from earlier TV episodes (1967's "The Changeling," in particular). Still, it's an iconic sci-fi film and looks great on the big screen. Catch it in honor of the 50th anniversary. 132 minutes G.
Century 14 Downtown
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47 Meters Down: Uncaged

What's the matter? Discovery's "Shark Week" not enough for you? OK, here's a low-budget "in name only" sequel to 2017's survivalist horror film 47 Meters Down. This one finds a bunch of vacationing teens (celeb offspring Sistine Rose Stallone among them) stuck in some underwater Mayan caves with a pack of hungry sharks. 89 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown
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After the Wedding

After the Wedding

Director Bart Freundlich (The Myth of Fingerprints) and his wife, actress Julianne Moore, remake Susanne Bier's Oscar-nominated 2006 Danish drama. Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) is Isabel, a penitent ex-pat running an orphanage in India. A trip to New York City to raise funds puts Isabel face-to-face with a rich philanthropist (Moore), who invites the seemingly selfless saint to her daughter's wedding. Unfortunately, that puts Isabel in a room with the philanthropist's husband—a man with whom Isabel just happens to have a very complicated history. Secrets, repercussions and melodrama ensue. FULL REVIEW: American remake of Danish film milks the mama drama by Devin D. O’Leary (8/29/2019). 112 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown
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Aladdin

Disney continues to crank out live-action remakes of its classic animated features. Here, 1992's fantasy musical finds Will Smith replacing Robin Williams as the wacky genie who makes life better/crazier for a kindhearted street urchin (Mena Massoud) in love with a princess (Naomi Scott). Weirdly enough, Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Snatch; RocknRolla; Sherlock Holmes) directs. 128 minutes PG.
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Aladdin 3D

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Angel Has Fallen

Odds are you only vaguely recall the generic 2013 action flick Olympus Has Fallen or its even more forgettable 2016 sequel London Has Fallen (both of which barely recovered their budget at the box office). But if you're an absolute sucker for Tom Clancey-esque thrillers, then you may be mildly excited to see Gerard Butler reprise his role as tough Secret Service Agent Mike Banning. For this "threequel," our intrepid hero finds himself framed for an attempted assassination on the president of the United States (Morgan Freeman). Oh no! He's gotta go rogue to clear his name, just like Tom Cruise in every installation of the Mission: Impossible series. 120 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Angry Birds Movie 2

I don't understand it myself, but evidently the 2016 computer-animated feature based on the smartphone game your kid played the hell out of back in 2010 needed a sequel. This time around, the angry birds and their scheming pig enemies must join forces in order to defeat … eh, something. You don't care. It might be enough to shut your kids up for an hour and a half, allowing the parental despair raging in your sleepless brain to subside for a brief, shining moment. That's all that really matters, isn't it? Isn't it? 96 minutes PG.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Garth Stein's aggressively tear-jerking novel The Art of Racing in the Rain is one of those wildly popular, cloyingly sentimental stories in which the dog narrates the whole thing in voice-over and then dies. In this bland cinematic adaptation, Milo Ventimiglia plays an aspiring race car driver who adopts a golden retriever pup who can't shut off his interior monologue for 10 damn minutes. Kevin Costner provides the voice for the dog who narrates the entire film, philosophically yet humorously commenting on everything from marriage to career to family tragedy. As in the book, the dog talks like a Brandeis humanities professor ("Gestures are all that I have; sometimes they must be grand in nature. And while I occasionally step over the line and into the world of the melodramatic, it is what I must do in order to communicate clearly and effectively") instead of like those Facebook doggo memes ("Hooman, gib me a cronchy yummo!"), which is way more realistic. 109 minutes PG.
Century Rio
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

“Baby, we were born to … do whatever this is.”

Blinded by the Light

A Pakistani teen living in the industrial English town of Luton, circa 1987, discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen, finding cross-cultural kinship in The Boss' gritty rock anthems. Director Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham, Bride & Prejudice) gives the Brassed Off/The Full Monty/Kinky Boots treatment to this familiar tale of working class uplift in depressed rural England. It's a genial, likable coming-of-age offering, but Bruce's tough songs don't always gel with the film's cornier moments of musical feel-goodery. FULL REVIEW: Springsteen-inspired “musical” tries to mix realism and romance by Devin D. O’Leary (8/15/2019). 117 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Up-and-coming comic presence Jillian Bell ("Idiotsitter," "Workaholics," 22 Jump Street, Sword of Trust) stars as an aimless young woman who decides to make "positive changes" in her life by training for the New York City Marathon. The result is a comic crowd-pleaser laced with some heartfelt, real-world drama. 104 minutes R.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
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Chhichhore

This broa, Indian comedy follows a group of seven friends who meet and have lots of wacky adventures at college—then grow up into middle age and go their separate ways, providing a dash of drama as well. Nitesh Tiwari (Dangal) directs. In Hindi with English subtitles. 146 minutes Unrated.
Century 14 Downtown

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

The globe-hopping Nickelodeon kiddy cartoon "Dora the Explorer" gets a live-action reboot. Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight) stars as the inquisitive preteen who leads her friends (including her talking monkey, voiced by Danny Trejo) on a jungle adventure to locate her missing parents. Benicio Del Toro is Swiper. I repeat: Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro is the evil criminal fox, Swiper. 102 minutes PG.
AMC Albuquerque 12
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Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Hollywood, evidently, can't make Fast & Furious movies at a fast and furious enough pace. So here's a "sidequel" with lawman Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and mercenary-for-hire Shaw (Jason Statham) in some mismatched buddy comedy action. The squabbling duo are reluctantly paired up to fight a "cyber-genetically enhanced" villain (Idris Elba) with super powers. Not that this series ever had much grounding in reality, but it's now officially become The Avengers of car chase movies. 135 minutes PG-13.
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Give Me Liberty

In this freewheeling comedy, a medical transporter named Vic (Chris Galust) tries to survive one chaotic day on the job. The streets of Milwaukee are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and his émigré friends to a funeral. So he ends up dragging an outspoken young woman with ALS ("disability lifestyle influencer" Lauren "Lolo" Spencer) along for the ride. In English and Russian with English subtitles. 111 minutes Unrated.
Guild Cinema

Good Boys

How about an incredibly raunchy comedy starring little kids? That's different. Three "good" sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on their first disobedient adventure—which quickly devolves into a wild romp involving stolen drugs, angry teenage girls and one rager of a party. Jacob Tremblay (Room), Keith L. Williams ("The Last Man on Earth") and Brady Noon ("Boardwalk Empire") are the three little scamps getting into some seriously R-rated trouble. 89 minutes R.
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It: Chapter Two

It's been 27 years since the demonic clown Pennywise haunted the kids of The Losers Club. Now they're all grown up (and played by the likes of James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader) and lured back home to Derry, Maine to exorcise the monster one final time. 169 minutes R.
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The Lion King

Disney remakes its 1994 animated hit The Lion King as a "live-action" film. Of course, since it's all done with CGI, none of it is actually live-action. It's just another cartoon, but with different animation. The cast—now consisting of Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Chiwitel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen and John Oliver—is mighty impressive. But if you've seen the original, you've seen this one. Pretty much shot-for-shot. How nostalgic are you? 118 minutes PG.
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Luce

Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer and Tim Roth star in this talky melodrama about a middle-class married couple forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after a troubling discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his perfect status as an all-star student. Adapted from J.C. Lee's stageplay, the film examines race, social status and the pressure to succeed. The script piles on the hot button issues—from terrorism to the #MeToo movement to the capricious enforcement of drug laws to white guilt—but the cast lends gravity to the proceedings. 109 minutes R.
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Overcomer

Alex Kendrick (Facing the Giants, Courageous, War Room) writes, directs and stars in this "uplifting" family drama about a high school basketball coach named John Harrison whose team faces an uncertain future after the town's largest manufacturing plant shuts down. Thanks to the school's shrinking staff and budget, John is forced to coach cross-country. There he meets Hannah Scott (Aryn Wright-Thompson), an unlikely but inspirational runner who pushes herself to the limit. Spoiler alert: This is a faith-based movie, so all troubles (economic, sporting or otherwise) will be overcome thanks to the power of prayer. 119 minutes PG.
Century Rio
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Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Peanut Butter Falcon

A young man with Down syndrome (Zack Gottsagen) escapes from the Deep South retirement home he's been stuck in by clueless officials in hopes of joining a pro wresting school run by his idol, the Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). He soon befriends an angry jerk of a fisherman (he's got a backstory, so it's OK) played by Shia LaBeouf. Naturally, the two travel downriver on a raft, Huck and Finn style. Later on, improbably, they're joined by a pretty attendant (Dakota Johnson) from the nursing home and chased by a couple of evil crab fisherman (played by Yelawolf and John Hawkes). Gottsagen's earnest performance is the heart and soul of the film, and his disarming presence breaks LaBeouf of his worst method acting habits. But viewing this well-intentioned road movie as anything other than a feel-good fairy tale exposes an awful lot of cliché plot beats and schmaltzy sentiment. 93 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio
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“Why couldn’t we have played Pokémon Go?”

Ready or Not

If somebody could turn truth or dare into a horror movie, why not hide and seek? Aussie actress Samara Weaving (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) stars as a young bride who goes to a creepy country estate to meet her rich new husband's mysterious in-laws. There, she's invited to partake in an age-old family tradition known as game night. The game is Hide and Seek, but it becomes quickly apparent that this game is deadly serious, and if the family finds her, they will kill her. Adam Brody, Henry Czerny and Andie MacDowell are among the colorful cast of this pleasantly surprising, lovingly art-directed (and cartoonishly gory) black comedy. FULL REVIEW: Devilish black comedy is a real killer by Devin D. O’Leary (8/22/2019). 95 minutes R.
Century Rio
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

In the '80s the monster-filled, short story-jammed book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell) was a must-read for middle-school kids looking for some literary shocks. Now, Mexican horror king Guillermo del Toro produces (but does not direct) this loose adaptation. The film is set in small town New England where a group of young people investigates the mystery of Sarah Bellows, a haunted woman who wrote all of her twisted nightmares into a book. And now all of those stories are coming to life. (Which, if we're being honest, is kinda the plot to 2015's Goosebumps adaptation.) 111 minutes PG-13.
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“Did I mention I’m an Avenger?”

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Peter Parker (the pitch perfect Tom Holland) jets off to Europe for a class trip where he's quickly recruited by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to help fight off an invasion of extradimensional elementals. Making things more complicated is the arrival of new "hero" in town Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). FULL REVIEW: Marvel Universe swings on (while clinging to the past) by Devin D. O’Leary (7/4/2019). 129 minutes PG-13.

Tod@s Caen

Adán (Omar Chaparro) is a charming Latin seducer instructing guys in the fine art of conquering women. Mia (Martha Higareda) is a feminist TV producer working on a series about "women empowerment," which aims to teach ladies how to have men eating out of their hands. The two cross paths at a bar one fateful night, launching an all-out war of the sexes. This retrograde rom-com comes to us straight outta Mexico. In Spanish with English subtitles. 120 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio

Toy Story 4

Woody, Buzz and the rest of the Toy story gang are back in this latest outing for animation giant Pixar. Seems that little Bonnie (who took over the toys after Andy grew up and went off to college in Toy Story 3) has created a beloved new plaything (named "Forky") out of a plastic spork, some pipe cleaners and a couple mismatched googly eyes. But when Forky gets lost during a road trip, Buzz and Woody vow to rescue the freakish little dude. 100 minutes G.
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Brian Banks

Brian Banks was a promising high school athlete who was falsely accused of rape by a fellow student. He spent close to six years in prison and five years on parole before his wrongful conviction was overturned. Later on, he signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Good for him. Here's a soapy, would-be inspirational biopic about his life from the guy who directed Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. 99 minutes PG-13.
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Crawl

French horror dude Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) directs this tense, nature-gone-wild thriller about a young woman trapped with her injured father in their flooded home during a Category 5 hurricane—which is bad enough. But then giant alligators show up, hungry for human flesh. 87 minutes R.
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The Farewell

Scene-stealing comedian Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) expands her repertoire with this intimate comedy-drama about a Chinese-American family that discovers their grandmother has only a short time left to live and decides to keep her in the dark (which is a traditional Chinese thing, apparently). Naturally, the family talks cousin Hao Hao (Chen Han) and his new Japanese girlfriend (Aoi Mizuhara) into getting married on the spur of the moment so the entire extended clan has an excuse to reunite in China with granny. This funny-sad, semi-autobiographical tale is based loosely on the life of its writer-director Lulu Wang. Awkwafina grounds the whole thing with a funny, sensitive and incredibly soulful performance. In English and Mandarin with English subtitles. 100 minutes PG.
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The Kitchen

Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish star in this crime drama adaptation of the Vertigo comic book of the same name by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. The ladies play the wives of some Irish mobsters in New York's Hell's Kitchen, circa 1978. When their husbands get busted and end up in jail, our former housewives step up, proving surprisingly adept at breaking the law, running the rackets and taking out the competition. 102 minutes R.
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Men In Black: International

Tessa Thompson teams up with her Thor: Ragnarok costar Chris Hemsworth as a conspiracy theorist who worms her way into the new London branch of the MIB. There, she is recruited and teamed up with a partner to fend off a series of alien attacks taking place around the globe. Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson costar, and Kumail Nanjiani shows up to voice a tiny alien. These movies are so popular. Why aren't they better? 114 minutes PG-13.
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Midsommar

Writer-director Ari Aster, who gave us last year's wrenchingly off-kilter arthouse horror Hereditary, returns with this stylish and unsettling supernatural mystery. A couple (Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor) travel to rural Sweden for an elaborate pagan mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic vacation becomes the sort of increasingly freaky and violent mistake that will come as no shock to any tourist who's seen The Wicker Man, Children of the Corn, The Shrine, The Ritual or any other example of small-town folk horror. Next time, try Disneyworld. 140 minutes R.
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The Secret Life of Pets 2

Patton Oswalt replaces persona non grata Louis CK as the voice of city-bred dog Max in this animated family flick. For this go-around, Max and his fellow apartment-dwelling pet pals (voiced by Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress and Harrison Ford) are adjusting to daytime life—interrupted now by a new, stay-at-home baby. PG.
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Stuber

Wrestlin' thespian Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner 2049) stars in this throwback buddy action comedy alongside comedian Kumail Nanjiani. Bautista is a tough LA detective hot on the trial of a sadistic terrorist who, on the spur of the moment, recruits a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Nanjiani) for transportation. Over the course of one crazy night, the mismatched partners are forced to work together to save the day. Like ya do. 93 minutes R.
Movies 8

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Maria Semple's hit novel is turned into a witty, if unfocussed cinematic dramedy by filmmaker Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Before Sunset, School of Rock, Boyhood). A loving mom (Cate Blanchett), compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family, goes missing in Antarctica. This forces her family to break out of their codependent rut and embark on an epic adventure to find her. Judy Greer, Kristen Wiig, Billy Crudup, Laurence Fishburne and James Urbaniak are among the interesting cast, most of which are reduced to mere cameos. 104 minutes PG-13.
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Yesterday

Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, The Beach, Slumdog Millionaire) directs this modern-day fantasy about a struggling British musician (Himesh Patel) who wakes up one day to realize he's somehow slipped into an alternate timeline and is the only one in the world who remembers The Beatles. Naturally, he starts "writing" their music and becomes a superstar. But is it enough to win him the heart of the woman he loves? 116 minutes PG-13.
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AMC Albuquerque 12

3810 Las Estancias SW · 544-2360 · Film times
Angel Has Fallen • (Click for Film times)
Beauty and the Beast (1991) • (Click for Film times)
Dora and the Lost City of Gold • (Click for Film times)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw • (Click for Film times)
Good Boys • (Click for Film times)
Hustlers • (Click for Film times)
It: Chapter Two • (Click for Film times)
It: Chapter Two--An IMAX Experience
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark • (Click for Film times)
The Goldfinch • (Click for Film times)
The Lion King • (Click for Film times)

Century 14 Downtown

100 Central SW · 243-9555 · Film times
47 Meters Down: Uncaged • (Click for Film times)
After the Wedding • (Click for Film times)
Angel Has Fallen • (Click for Film times)
Blinded by the Light • (Click for Film times)
Chhichhore • (Click for Film times)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw • (Click for Film times)
Good Boys • (Click for Film times)
Hustlers • (Click for Film times)
It: Chapter Two • (Click for Film times)
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Rob Zombie's 3 From Hell • (Click for Film times)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark • (Click for Film times)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) • (Click for Film times)
The Game Changers • (Click for Film times)
The Goldfinch • (Click for Film times)
The Lion King • (Click for Film times)

Century Rio

I-25 & Jefferson · 343-9000 · Film times
47 Meters Down: Uncaged • (Click for Film times)
Angel Has Fallen • (Click for Film times)
Brittany Runs a Marathon • (Click for Film times)
Dora and the Lost City of Gold • (Click for Film times)
El Norte (1983) • (Click for Film times)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw • (Click for Film times)
Good Boys • (Click for Film times)
Hustlers • (Click for Film times)
It: Chapter Two • (Click for Film times)
Official Secrets • (Click for Film times)
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Overcomer • (Click for Film times)
Promare • (Click for Film times)
Ready or Not • (Click for Film times)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark • (Click for Film times)
Spider-Man: Far From Home--Extended Cut
The Angry Birds Movie 2 • (Click for Film times)
The Art of Racing in the Rain • (Click for Film times)
The Goldfinch • (Click for Film times)
The Lion King • (Click for Film times)
The Peanut Butter Falcon • (Click for Film times)
Tod@s Caen • (Click for Film times)
Tokyo Ghoul S • (Click for Film times)
Toy Story 4 • (Click for Film times)

Cottonwood Stadium 16

Cottonwood Mall · (844) 462-7342 ext. 607 · Film times
Angel Has Fallen • (Click for Film times)
Brittany Runs a Marathon • (Click for Film times)
Dora and the Lost City of Gold • (Click for Film times)
El Norte (1983) • (Click for Film times)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw • (Click for Film times)
Good Boys • (Click for Film times)
Hustlers • (Click for Film times)
It: Chapter Two • (Click for Film times)
Overcomer • (Click for Film times)
Ready or Not • (Click for Film times)
Rob Zombie's 3 From Hell • (Click for Film times)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark • (Click for Film times)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) • (Click for Film times)
The Angry Birds Movie 2 • (Click for Film times)
The Game Changers • (Click for Film times)
The Goldfinch • (Click for Film times)
The Lion King • (Click for Film times)
The Peanut Butter Falcon • (Click for Film times)
Tokyo Ghoul S • (Click for Film times)

Flix Brewhouse

3236 La Orilla NW · 445-8500 · Film times
Angel Has Fallen • (Click for Film times)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) • (Click for Film times)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw • (Click for Film times)
Good Boys • (Click for Film times)
Hustlers • (Click for Film times)
It: Chapter Two • (Click for Film times)
Last Call • (Click for Film times)
Sixteen Candles (1984) • (Click for Film times)
The Goldfinch • (Click for Film times)

Guild Cinema

3405 Central NE · 255-1848 · Film times
Almost Ghosts: Stories Along Route 66 • (Click for Film times)
Becoming Nobody: Ram Dass • (Click for Film times)
Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
Give Me Liberty • (Click for Film times)
Mad Lab Theater: Experiment 2--M/TV Night
Mindfield Film Festival 2019 • (Click for Film times)
Tigers Are Not Afraid • (Click for Film times)
Where Is the "I" in Infinite

High Ridge

12910 Indian School NE · (844) 462-7342 ext. 605 · Film times
After the Wedding • (Click for Film times)
Brittany Runs a Marathon • (Click for Film times)
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles • (Click for Film times)
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice • (Click for Film times)
Luce • (Click for Film times)
Official Secrets • (Click for Film times)
The Goldfinch • (Click for Film times)
The Peanut Butter Falcon • (Click for Film times)
Where'd You Go, Bernadette • (Click for Film times)

Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

13120-A Central Ave. SE · 814-7469 · Film times
Angel Has Fallen • (Click for Film times)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw • (Click for Film times)
Hustlers • (Click for Film times)
It: Chapter Two • (Click for Film times)
The Favorite • (Click for Film times)
The Goldfinch • (Click for Film times)
The Lion King • (Click for Film times)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) • (Click for Film times)

Movies 8

4591 San Mateo NE · 888-4773 · Film times
Aladdin • (Click for Film times)
Aladdin 3D • (Click for Film times)
Brian Banks • (Click for Film times)
Crawl • (Click for Film times)
Men In Black: International • (Click for Film times)
Midsommar • (Click for Film times)
Stuber • (Click for Film times)
The Farewell • (Click for Film times)
The Kitchen • (Click for Film times)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 • (Click for Film times)
Where'd You Go, Bernadette • (Click for Film times)
Yesterday • (Click for Film times)

Movies West

9201 Coors NW · 898-4664 · Film times
Aladdin • (Click for Film times)
Aladdin 3D • (Click for Film times)
Brian Banks • (Click for Film times)
Gang Leader • (Click for Film times)
Midsommar • (Click for Film times)
The Farewell • (Click for Film times)
The Kitchen • (Click for Film times)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 • (Click for Film times)
Where'd You Go, Bernadette • (Click for Film times)
Yesterday • (Click for Film times)

Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

1000 Premiere Parkway · 994-3300 · Film times
Angel Has Fallen • (Click for Film times)
Dora and the Lost City of Gold • (Click for Film times)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw • (Click for Film times)
Good Boys • (Click for Film times)
Hustlers • (Click for Film times)
It: Chapter Two • (Click for Film times)
Overcomer • (Click for Film times)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark • (Click for Film times)
Spider-Man: Far From Home--Extended Cut
The Angry Birds Movie 2 • (Click for Film times)
The Art of Racing in the Rain • (Click for Film times)
The Goldfinch • (Click for Film times)
The Lion King • (Click for Film times)

SUB Theater

UNM (Student Union Building Room 1003) · 277-5608
Children of Men (2006) • (Click for Film times)

UNM Midweek Movies

UNM (Student Union Building Room 1003) · 277-4706 · Film times
Yesterday • (Click for Film times)

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

2100 Louisiana Blvd. NE · (844) 462-7342 ext. 4058 · Film times
Angel Has Fallen • (Click for Film times)
Blinded by the Light • (Click for Film times)
Dora and the Lost City of Gold • (Click for Film times)
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw • (Click for Film times)
Good Boys • (Click for Film times)
Hustlers • (Click for Film times)
It: Chapter Two • (Click for Film times)
It: Chapter Two--An IMAX Experience
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Overcomer • (Click for Film times)
Promare • (Click for Film times)
Rob Zombie's 3 From Hell • (Click for Film times)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark • (Click for Film times)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) • (Click for Film times)
The Game Changers • (Click for Film times)
The Goldfinch • (Click for Film times)
The Lion King • (Click for Film times)
The Peanut Butter Falcon • (Click for Film times)
Toy Story 4 • (Click for Film times)