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3 Faces

This charming Iranian drama—filmmaker Jafar Panahi's fourth feature since being banned from the industry in his own country—won Best Screenplay at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The self-referential (and slyly fictional) story concerns a cell phone video of a young woman evidently taking her own life after her parents forbid her from realizing her dream of becoming an actress. Both intrigued and worried, actress Behnaz Jafari (playing herself) and director Jafar Panahi (playing himself) hit the road in search of the woman's village to investigate. In Farsi with English subtitles. 100 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 3412)
Guild Cinema

After

Ralph Fiennes' nephew Hero Fiennes Tiffin (no, really) and Josephine Langford (Wolf Creek) star in this "new adult romance" (it's a thing) about a young woman who falls for a hunky British dude with a "dark secret." It's basically Fifty Shades for teens and is based on the stupidly popular book series (originally published on the "social storytelling platform" Wattpad) by Anna Todd. She claims all her books are inspired by the music and fandom of One Direction. (Honestly, I'm not making this up.) 106 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 4/11)
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Breakthrough

Tragedy strikes when Joyce Smith's adopted son falls through the ice on a frozen lake in Missouri. Trapped underwater for more than 15 minutes and rushed to a local hospital, the 14-year-old is given a slim chance of survival by doctors. But mom and dad stay by his bedside praying for a miracle. This religious drama is based on the best-selling Christian book The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection. So, spoiler alert: He doesn't die. Topher Grace ("That '70s Show") plays a pastor. 116 minutes PG. (Opens Wednesday 4/17)
Century 14 Downtown
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Chitralahari

Sai Dharam Tej (Rey, Subramanyan For Sale) and Kalyani Priyadarshan (Hello!, Bahubali: The Beginning) star in this "romantic entertainer" about a down-and-out dude who is "not able to find success despite many attempts." Yes, there will be singing and dancing. In Telugu with English subtitles. 131 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 4/12)
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Experiments in Cinema 14.2

Basement Film's 14th annual (more or less) outing brings some of the most cutting-edge experimental films from around the world to Albuquerque. Among the special guests this year are Ant Farm founder Chip Lord and "found footage" godfather Craig Baldwin (Sonic Outlaws, Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America). From Tuesday, April 16 through Saturday, April 20, there will be screenings, workshops, panel discussions, receptions, Q&As and countless eyeball-bending multimedia experiences. For a complete listing of events, go to experimentsincinema.org. Unrated. (Opens Tuesday 4/16)
Guild Cinema

Grease 2 (1982)

It's not nearly the movie musical classic the 1978 original was. But this oft-forgotten follow up starring a young Michelle Pfieffer and some dude named Maxwell Caulfield (hey, he went on to star in "Dynasty" and "The Colbys") is probably a cult classic to someone. Feel free to sing along to "Rock-a-Hula-Luau." You know the lyrics, right? 115 minutes PG. (Opens Sunday 4/14)
Guild Cinema

Hellboy

British director Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Doomsday) helms this reboot of the supernatural action series based on Mike Mignola's comic book of the same name. David Harbour ("Stranger Things") takes over for Ron Perlman as the demonic superhero. In this outing, he's battling an ancient sorceress (Milla Jovovich) bent on some apocalyptic revenge. 120 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 4/11)
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Little

Hollywood, tired of remakes and reboots (sorta), is now really getting into opposites. So what's the opposite of the smash hit Big, a bodyswap comedy about a young white boy who magically wakes up in the body of a grown up? Obviously, a bodyswap comedy about a grown-up black woman who magically wakes up in the body of a young girl. Regina Hall (Girls Trip) and Issa Rae ("Orange Is the New Black") star. 109 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 4/11)
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Mary Magdalene

Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) stars as the titular, Biblical figure. Constricted by the hierarchies of the day, Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement led by the charismatic Jesus of Nazareth (Joaquin Phoenix, straddling a mighty wide range this year between this and the upcoming Joker movie—but if Christian Bale could be both Jesus and Batman, why not?). Director Garth Davis (Lion) strives more for high-minded art than for old-fashioned religious drama. Christian conservatives probably won't take to this revisionist version casting Mary as a proto-feminist for #MeToo times. 120 minutes R. (Opens Friday 4/12)
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Missing Link

Missing Link

In this charming, adventurous stop-motion-animated comedy from the makers of Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings, a Victorian adventurer (voiced by Hugh Jackman) makes a bet that he can prove the existence of Bigfoot. In the Pacific Northwest, he meets a lonely and surprisingly erudite Sasquatch (Zach Galifianakis) who begs for an escort to Tibet so he can maybe meet his distant Yeti relatives. What follows is an old-fashioned, Jules Verne-style race around the world. The story is simple but unexpectedly touching, and the hand-crafted animation is dazzling in its detail. FULL REVIEW: Animated adventure looks to the classics for inspiration by Devin D. O’Leary (4/11/2019). 95 minutes PG. (Opens Thursday 4/11)
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Missing Link 3D

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Penguin Highway

In this cute animated fantasy (based on the sci-fi novel by Tomihiko Morimi), a budding fourth-grade genius investigates the mysterious reasons behind the sudden appearance of penguins in his sleepy, landlocked Japanese village. The junior scientist soon traces the penguin-based invasion back to a young woman working at a nearby dental clinic and the otherworldly power she unwittingly possesses. Screened in English dubbed and English subtitled versions. 118 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 4/14)
Century Rio

Penguins

Disneynature unveils its annual Earth Day documentary offering. This one's about penguins. Aimed at the younger environmentalists out there, it tells the "story" of Steve, an Adélie penguin who's on a quest to find a life partner and start a family in the icy Antarctic. Ed Helms (The Hangover, "The Office") narrates. 76 minutes G. (Opens Wednesday 4/17)
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The Pilgrim's Progress

What kid wouldn't love a CGI cartoon version of John Bunyan's 1678 Christian allegory? Ben Price (who starred in the Australian miniseries "Tony") is the voice of a Christian pilgrim (named Christian Pilgrim) who faces distractions, challenges and perils along his journey to the Celestial City. 108 minutes Unrated. (Opens Thursday 4/18)
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Rifftrax Live: Octaman

The Rifftrax gang (Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy) get on the microphones and make fun of a cheesy 1971 monster movie about a team of researchers who discover a strange mutation of man and octopus, which proceeds to terrorize them. Pier Angeli, Kerwin Mathews and Jeff Morrow star (but not as Octaman—that's Read Morgan under the rubber, who went on to play "cop" in Back to the Future). 120 minutes Unrated. (Opens Thursday 4/18)
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Triple Threat

A big ol' pile of martial arts superstars from around the world join forces (or not) in this ass-kicking free-for-all. When a contract is taken out on a billionaire's daughter (Celina Jade), a small band of down-and-out mercenaries (Ong-Bak's Tony Jaa and The Matrix's Tiger Chen among them) must go toe-to-toe and fist-to-fist with a group of professional assassins (Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Michael Bisping) in order to stop them. Iko Uwais (The Raid) and JeeJa Yanin (Chocolate) are also in there, in case you needed more ass-kicking. 96 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 4/12)
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Ben-Hur (1959)

Charlton Heston stars as the titular Jewish prince, betrayed by a Roman friend and sent into slavery. For years, our hero struggles to regain his freedom and find his revenge. Directed by the legendary William Wyler (Wuthering Heights, Roman Holiday, Funny Girl), this old-school Hollywood epic is as picturesque as they come. 212 minutes
Century Rio

The Goonies (1985)

The cult adventure comedy returns to the big screen where it belongs. Join Mikey, Mouth, Data, Chunk and the rest of the Goonies gang as they search for the long-lost treasure of One-Eyed Willie underneath their sleepy Pacific Northwest town. Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman and Martha Plimpton headline the retro cast. It's got pirates, buried treasure, a hideously deformed John Matuszak and a theme song from Cyndi Lauper. Honestly, what could be more nostalgic? 114 minutes PG.
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Hidden Figures (2016)

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.
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas' classic adventure flick about a globe-hopping archaeologist (Harrison Ford) punching Nazis and kissing girls returns to theaters. 115 minutes PG.
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Shrek (2001)

The photorealistic animation in this kids' book come-to-life was groundbreaking at the time, 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 and a big, green ogre searches for love. 89 minutes PG.
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

The candy-coated fantasy classic based on Roald Dahl's nonsense-filled children's book returns to the big screen. It's darker and more chaotic than you probably remember, and damn is Gene Wilder good. 100 minutes G.
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The Aftermath

Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgard star in this melodrama-heavy historical romance. In the, well, aftermath of WWII, an aloof British colonel (Clarke) and his emotionally wounded wife (Knightley) are assigned to live in Hamburg during the postwar reconstruction of Germany. But tensions arise with the German widower (Skarsgard) who previously owned the house. Also, in case you couldn't figure it out, the German dude is really hot, leading to the inevitable soapy love triangle. R.
Century 14 Downtown
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Apollo 11

Documentarian Todd David Miller (The Last Steps) combs through some 11,000 hours of newly discovered synched audio recordings, 16mm Mission Control films and previously unreleased 70mm footage from the launch and recovery to compile this portrait of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. This space spectacular hits theaters just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic landing. There is no voiceover or interviews here, just glorious historic footage of Buzz, Neil, Michael and the crew back at Mission Control. 93 minutes G.
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Ash Is the Purest White

Ash Is Purest White

From indie filmmaker Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life, A Touch of Sin) comes this sweeping bit of realist cinema. Set between 2001 and 2017, this film follows the story of tough gal Qiao (Jia's wife and muse Tao Zhao) who hangs out with her low-rent gangster boyfriend only to end up behind bars, taking the rap for an illegal firearm. Five years later, she's let out of prison and begins a journey across the face of a rapidly changing China to confront her ex. Beautifully shot in some ugly locations, the film evolves over time from a gangster saga to a character study to a thought-provoking metaphor for China's increasingly capitalistic evolution. FULL REVIEW: Chinese gangster saga evolves with its country’s economic history by Devin D. O’Leary (4/4/2019). 136 minutes Unrated.
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The Beach Bum

Indie trash-art filmmaker Harmony Korine (Kids, Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy, Trash Humpers) writes and directs this stoner comedy starring the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Martin Lawrence, Zac Efron and Jonah Hill. McConaughey is the titular beach bum, a rebellious Florida stoner-poet named Moondog who lives by his own rules. It's Korine's lightest film, but you'd better be on the same gonzo-weird wavelength to appreciate its garish, weed-fueled charms. 95 minutes R.
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The Best of Enemies

Taraji P. Henson stars in this biographical drama about little-known civil rights activist Ann Atwater, who in 1971 went head-to-head with C.P. Ellis, the Exalted Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan (played here by Sam Rockwell), over the issue of school segregation. Against all odds, she actually changed his mind, and the two became close friends who together worked on a number of social causes over the years. 133 minutes PG-13.
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Captain Marvel

The new age of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins with something of a flashback. It's the '90s and a young(er) Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) encounters one of the universe's most powerful beings, an alien soldier caught in a war with a shape-shifting race known as the Kree. But is Captain Marvel (Brie Larson from Room) really an alien, or do her roots lie far closer to Earth? 124 minutes PG-13.
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Dumbo

Tim Burton helms the latest in Disney's unstoppable parade of live-action remakes of animated classics. Surprising no one, Burton opts for a much darker take on the classic 1941 cartoon. The screenplay by Ehren Kruger (Scream 3, The Ring, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Ghost in the Shell) strips away most of the familiar scenes, adding all sorts of complications about wounded war vets, motherless children and evil circus promoters. Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito star. 112 minutes PG.
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Dumbo 3D

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Five Feet Apart

From Romeo and Juliet to Love Story, teenagers have proven their affinity for people falling in love and dying young. This romantic drama, starring Cole Sprouse ( "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody," "Riverdale") and Haley Lu Richardson ("Ravenswood," Split), follows two teenagers with cystic fibrosis who meet in a hospital and fall in love. Unfortunately, thanks to their weakened immune systems, they must maintain the titular distance between them. Expect to cry. 98 minutes PG-13.
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Gloria, contemplating her love for ABBA

Gloria Bell

Argentine filmmaker Sebastián Lelio Americanizes his beloved 2013 drama. Julianne Moore stars as a divorcée of a certain age whose only joy in life seems to be hanging out at a disco-themed singles bar somewhere in the greater Los Angeles area. She crosses paths with a recent divorcé (John Turturro), and a low-key romance evolves. Unfortunately, his divorce is far fresher, and he finds himself still stuck under the thumb of his clingy ex-wife and inept daughters. The on-again, off-again relationship between our two leads forms the loose narrative center of this film, which—like the excellent Moore—is far more interested in getting deep inside the skin of its titular character. FULL REVIEW: Disco-fueled drama looks for love in several wrong places by Devin D. O’Leary (3/21/2019). 102 minutes R.
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Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai

Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Jason Isaacs and Anupam Kher headline this epic dramatic take on the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. The film laser-focusses its attention on the impossibly lush Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, which was invaded by a small group of Pakistani terrorists, who proceeded to execute guests and staff members for three horrifying days. This mostly fictionalized account focusses on the terrified guests and the loyal staff members fighting to keep them alive. Though it plays out like an ensemble disaster movie, Patel's Sikh waiter is the heart of the film, struggling against all odds to save lives. It's a brutally blunt film, but a gripping one. FULL REVIEW: Well-packaged drama chronicles real-world horrors by Devin D. O’Leary (3/28/2019). 123 minutes R.
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Although DreamWorks' Dragon series gets less attention than the Shrek or Kung Fu Panda films, it's a tender, fast-moving and visually imaginative bunch of fantasy films. The coming-of-age-but-with-dragons trilogy rounds out here with this emotional, exciting segment introducing a new dragon (a sparkling white female to counterpoint our hero's ebony pet/pal Toothless) and a new villain (evil F. Murray Abraham, who's determined to exterminate every last dragon). 104 minutes PG.
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The Kid

Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ethan Hawke (Reality Bites), Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) and Vincent D'Onofrio (who also directs) star in this semi-historical tale of a young boy who witnesses Billy the Kid's encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett. It was shot, quite naturally, here in New Mexico. 100 minutes R.
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Lucifer

When the boss of a ruling political party so powerful he's likened to "God" dies unexpectedly, the loss of leadership causes a vacuum among his greedy fellow politicos. A strong candidate for replacement arrives in the form of manly Stephen Nedumbally (Indian superstar Mohanlal, an actor in roughly 360 films). Despite the heavily political setting, at some point—naturally—it goes Indian action movie crazy with plenty of assassins, explosions, guns and kung fu. In Malayalam with English subtitles. 175 minutes Unrated.
Century Rio

The Mustang

Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone, The Danish Girl) stars as a violent inmate in a Nevada prison who gets the opportunity to take part in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild horses. It's a well-worn story about redemption and cute animals. But Schoenaerts breathes a lot of emotion into the familiar proceedings. 96 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown
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No Manches Frida 2

The 2016 Spanish language hit No Manches Frida followed a semi-smooth ex-con trying to recover some hidden loot from a previous bank robbery—by posing as a substitute teacher in the high school where the money is now stuck. In this equally silly sequel, our seemingly reformed criminal (Omar Chaparro) is getting his wedding called off by nerdy-but-hot teacher Lucy (Martha Higareda) and fighting to save the rundown school from closure. 102 minutes R.
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Pet Sematary

The popular Stephen King horror novel, turned into a movie back in 1989, gets a reboot. This time around Jason Clarke (Terminator Genisys) and Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant) are the grieving parents who turn to a mysterious, mystical burial ground when their daughter is accidentally killed. Nothing good comes out of that, I can assure you. 101 minutes R.
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The Public

Emilio Estevez writes, directs and stars in this well-meaning drama about an act of civil disobedience that turns into a standoff with police. Seems a group of homeless people in Cincinnati have peacefully (if illegally) taken over a public library to seek shelter from the bitter winter cold. This draws the attentions of an ambitious TV reporter (Gabrielle Union), a police negotiator (Alec Baldwin), a pair of dueling mayoral candidates (Christian Slater, Kelvin Webb) and one outspoken librarian (Estevez). 119 minutes PG-13.
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Shazam!

After years of wallowing in husky whispers and grimdark atmospheres, DC Comics/Warner Bros. finally realizes that superhero movies should be fun, aspirational and—dare we say it?—heroic. A streetwise 14-year-old orphan (wide-eyed Asher Angel from Disney's "Andi Mack") is contacted by an otherworldly wizard who gifts him with a host of magical superpowers (not to mention the ability to transform into a musclebound adult—played by Zachary Levi). With the help of his adoptive family, our "hero" does his best to figure out his abilities (not to mention the meaning of heroism). But it's not long before an evil scientist (Mark Stong as Dr. Sivana) shows up trying to steal those powers. This entertaining and surprisingly heartfelt action comedy trusts its source material, accepting the cartoonish elements and borrowing a lot from Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's "New 52" version of the character. 132 minutes PG-13.
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Shazam! 3D

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They Shall Not Grow Old

Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings series) directs this humble historical documentary about World War I, featuring never-before-seen footage, to commemorate the centennial of the conflict's end. 99 minutes R.
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Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral

After 11 plays, 11 movies and one animated special, writer-director-producer-star Tyler Perry puts on the wig and makeup one last time (allegedly) as tough, cranky, elderly black lady Madea Simmons. For this comic outing it appears Madea's joyous family reunion turns into a nightmare when the Simmons clan (several members of which are played by Perry, of course) finds itself in backwoods Georgia with an unexpected funeral to attend. PG-13.
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Unplanned

This "faith-based" drama is adapted from the memoir by Abby Johnson, who was "one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation." According to Johnson, she was "extremely pro-choice" and involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions. That was before 2009, anyway, when she allegedly witnessed an abortion on ultrasound and experienced a life-changing conversion. She's now a prominent anti-abortion activist and runs her own ministry. If you're one of those people who hangs out on the sidewalks outside abortion clinics holding signs of aborted fetuses and praying, this is totally the movie for you. Ashley Bratcher (of faith-based films War Room, Badge of Faith and 90 Minutes in Heaven) stars. 106 minutes R.
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Us

"We have met the enemy and he is us," quipped cartoonist Walt Kelly in his 1953 book The Pogo Papers. Writer-director Jordan Peele takes that warning and runs with it in this follow up to his 2017 horror smash Get Out. In this unbelievably creepy home invasion thriller, a happy middle-class family (Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke and kids) finds itself stalked and terrorized by a group of strangers who appear to be their exact physical duplicates. 116 minutes R.
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Wonder Park

Nickelodeon Movies, Paramount Animation and Ilion Animation Studios (makers of various OK toons, including Barnyard, Sherlock Gnomes and Planet 51) offer up this 3D-animated cartoon about a wildly imaginative young girl who dreams up a magical amusement park in her bedroom—only to discover that it exists out in the nearby woods and is staffed by various talking animals. Jennifer Garner, Kenan Thompson, Mila Kunis, John Oliver, Ken Jeong and Matthew Broderick are among the voice cast. 85 minutes PG.
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Alita: Battle Angel

Yukito Kishiro's action-packed cyberpunk manga/anime series Battle Angel Alita gets the live-action treatment courtesy of director Robert Rodriguez (Once Upon a Time in Mexico, From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City) and writer-producer James Cameron (Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Titanic). A severely damaged android in the form of a young girl (Rosa Salazar) is found in a scrapheap by a rogue scientist (Christoph Waltz). He rebuilds her, but she has no memory of her past or the post-apocalyptic world in which she finds herself. Nonetheless, she finds work as a bounty hunter and in the deadly sport of "Motorball." It's quite the special effects extravaganza, but Cameron's script bodges together a few too many storylines and genres. 122 minutes PG-13.
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Alita: Battle Angel 3D

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Cold Pursuit

Perpetually vengeful old man Liam Neeson stars as a Colorado snowplow driver looking for revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son. Director Hans Petter Moland helms this blackly comic action-thriller, a remake of his own 2014 Norwegian import, In Order of Disappearance. It's familiar stuff but has the quirky, self-amused air of an Elmore Leonard novel. 118 minutes R.
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A Dog's Way Home

This follow-up to the book/movie A Dog's Purpose could be the most emotionally manipulative tearjerker ever conceived. Seems that an impossibly cute puppy named Bella is adopted by a kindly young man (Jonah Hauer-King) and is put to work as an emotional support animal for people in hospitals. But when she becomes separated from her owner, she must embark on a 400-mile journey to get home. Along the way, she comforts homeless veterans, rescues people from avalanches and performs all sorts of miraculous deeds. Bryce Dallas Howard provides the cutesy voice of the dog, who narrates the film in voice-over. Humor columnist W. Bruce Cameron (8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter) wrote a whole bunch of other dog books, so be prepared for more. 96 minutes PG.
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Green Book

A working-class, Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortenesen) from New York City finds himself acting as chauffeur for a wealthy black concert pianist (Mahershala Ali) as he goes on a tour of the segregated Jim Crow South in 1962. This family friendly tale of discrimination clearly flips the script on the Driving Miss Daisy formula. But director Peter Farrelly (who, along with his brother, gave us Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary) directs with compassion and humor. 130 minutes PG-13.
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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Chipper LEGO construction worker Emmett Brickowski (Chris Pratt) has his optimism tested when his hometown is turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland and his friends are all kidnapped by space aliens. More colorful and more manic than the original, this fun-filled sequel very nearly lives up to the impossibly high level of expectation left behind by the near-perfect original. It's a thoughtful, hilarious and surprisingly sweet follow-up that works for parents and kids alike. FULL REVIEW: Manic sequel builds on the original’s clever legacy by Devin D. O’Leary (2/7/2019). 106 minutes PG.
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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part in 3D

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Miss Bala

Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin") stars as Gloria, a struggling Los Angeles makeup artist who gets caught in the world of cross-border crime after returning home to Tijuana to help out an old friend. Gloria's friend ends up kidnapped after a deadly nightclub shooting. While looking into the shocking disappearance, Gloria gets caught between a Mexican gang, some corrupt cops and the DEA. Guns and grenade-launchers are involved in this victim-turned-action-hero drama directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen, The Lords of Dogtown, Twilight). 100 minutes PG-13.
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

In this original-looking animated film (employing a gritty, cell-shaded 3D style), young Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality after he crosses paths with super-powered spider folk from all sorts of Marvel Comics universes. We get Jake Johnson ("New Girl") as plain old Peter Parker, Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) as Spider-Gwen, Nicolas Cage as Spider-Man Noir and John Mulaney ("Saturday Night Live") as Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham. This is some deep-dive Marvel Comics mythology, but screenwriter Phil Lord (The Lego Movie) keeps things energetic and fun. 117 minutes PG.
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The Upside

This American comedy-drama is loosely based on the 2011 French film The Intouchables, which is itself loosely based on the true story of Corsican businessman Phillippe Pozzo di Borgo. (There were also Indian and Argentine remakes.) A wealthy hotel magnate (Bryan Cranston), rendered quadriplegic in a hang-gliding accident, hires an unemployed man with a criminal record (Kevin Hart) to act as his live-in caregiver. Eventually, of course, the two opposites become best buds. 125 minutes PG-13.
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What Men Want

Taraji P. Henson ("Empire") stars in this gender-swapped remake of Nancy Meyers' 2000 comedy What Women Want (itself a remake of a 1993 French film). Henson plays a struggling sports agent who gains an unexpected edge on her male counterparts (not to mention the various objects of her affections) when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts. 117 minutes R.
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Hellboy--An IMAX Experience
Missing Link • (Click for Film times)
Missing Link 3D • (Click for Film times)
No Manches Frida 2 • (Click for Film times)
Pet Sematary • (Click for Film times)
Shazam! • (Click for Film times)
Shazam! 3D • (Click for Film times)
Shazam!--An IMAX Experience
They Shall Not Grow Old • (Click for Film times)
Us • (Click for Film times)
Wonder Park • (Click for Film times)

Century 14 Downtown

100 Central SW · 243-9555 · Film times
After • (Click for Film times)
Breakthrough • (Click for Film times)
Captain Marvel • (Click for Film times)
Dumbo • (Click for Film times)
Five Feet Apart • (Click for Film times)
Hellboy • (Click for Film times)
Hotel Mumbai • (Click for Film times)
Little • (Click for Film times)
Missing Link • (Click for Film times)
Pet Sematary • (Click for Film times)
Shazam! • (Click for Film times)
The Aftermath • (Click for Film times)
The Mustang • (Click for Film times)
The Pilgrim's Progress • (Click for Film times)
Us • (Click for Film times)

Century Rio

I-25 & Jefferson · 343-9000 · Film times
After • (Click for Film times)
Ben-Hur (1959) • (Click for Film times)
Breakthrough • (Click for Film times)
Captain Marvel • (Click for Film times)
Dumbo • (Click for Film times)
Dumbo 3D • (Click for Film times)
Five Feet Apart • (Click for Film times)
Hellboy • (Click for Film times)
Hotel Mumbai • (Click for Film times)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World • (Click for Film times)
Little • (Click for Film times)
Lucifer • (Click for Film times)
Missing Link • (Click for Film times)
No Manches Frida 2 • (Click for Film times)
Penguin Highway • (Click for Film times)
Penguins • (Click for Film times)
Pet Sematary • (Click for Film times)
Rifftrax Live: Octaman • (Click for Film times)
Shazam! • (Click for Film times)
Shazam! 3D • (Click for Film times)
The Best of Enemies • (Click for Film times)
Unplanned • (Click for Film times)
Us • (Click for Film times)
Wonder Park • (Click for Film times)

Cottonwood Stadium 16

Cottonwood Mall · (844) 462-7342 ext. 607 · Film times
After • (Click for Film times)
Breakthrough • (Click for Film times)
Captain Marvel • (Click for Film times)
Dumbo • (Click for Film times)
Five Feet Apart • (Click for Film times)
Gloria Bell • (Click for Film times)
Hellboy • (Click for Film times)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World • (Click for Film times)
Little • (Click for Film times)
Missing Link • (Click for Film times)
Missing Link 3D • (Click for Film times)
Penguins • (Click for Film times)
Pet Sematary • (Click for Film times)
Rifftrax Live: Octaman • (Click for Film times)
Shazam! • (Click for Film times)
The Best of Enemies • (Click for Film times)
The Goonies (1985) • (Click for Film times)
The Pilgrim's Progress • (Click for Film times)
Unplanned • (Click for Film times)
Us • (Click for Film times)
Wonder Park • (Click for Film times)

Flix Brewhouse

3236 La Orilla NW · 445-8500 · Film times
Captain Marvel • (Click for Film times)
Dumbo • (Click for Film times)
Hellboy • (Click for Film times)
Hidden Figures (2016) • (Click for Film times)
Little • (Click for Film times)
Pet Sematary • (Click for Film times)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) • (Click for Film times)
Shazam! • (Click for Film times)
Shrek (2001) • (Click for Film times)
Us • (Click for Film times)

Guild Cinema

3405 Central NE · 255-1848 · Film times
3 Faces • (Click for Film times)
Experiments in Cinema 14.2 • (Click for Film times)
Grease 2 (1982) • (Click for Film times)
Mary Magdalene • (Click for Film times)
Triple Threat • (Click for Film times)

High Ridge

12910 Indian School NE · (844) 462-7342 ext. 605 · Film times
Apollo 11 • (Click for Film times)
Ash Is Purest White • (Click for Film times)
Gloria Bell • (Click for Film times)
Hotel Mumbai • (Click for Film times)
Missing Link • (Click for Film times)
Missing Link 3D • (Click for Film times)
The Aftermath • (Click for Film times)
The Beach Bum • (Click for Film times)
The Best of Enemies • (Click for Film times)
The Mustang • (Click for Film times)
The Public • (Click for Film times)

Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

13120-A Central Ave. SE · 814-7469 · Film times
Captain Marvel • (Click for Film times)
Dumbo • (Click for Film times)
Hellboy • (Click for Film times)
Little • (Click for Film times)
Missing Link • (Click for Film times)
Pet Sematary • (Click for Film times)
Shazam! • (Click for Film times)
Us • (Click for Film times)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) • (Click for Film times)

Movies 8

4591 San Mateo NE · 888-4773 · Film times
Alita: Battle Angel • (Click for Film times)
Alita: Battle Angel 3D • (Click for Film times)
Cold Pursuit • (Click for Film times)
Green Book • (Click for Film times)
Miss Bala • (Click for Film times)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse • (Click for Film times)
The Kid • (Click for Film times)
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part • (Click for Film times)
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part in 3D • (Click for Film times)
The Upside • (Click for Film times)
What Men Want • (Click for Film times)

Movies West

9201 Coors NW · 898-4664 · Film times
A Dog's Way Home • (Click for Film times)
Alita: Battle Angel • (Click for Film times)
Alita: Battle Angel 3D • (Click for Film times)
Chitralahari • (Click for Film times)
Cold Pursuit • (Click for Film times)
Green Book • (Click for Film times)
Miss Bala • (Click for Film times)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse • (Click for Film times)
The Kid • (Click for Film times)
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part • (Click for Film times)
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part in 3D • (Click for Film times)
The Upside • (Click for Film times)
What Men Want • (Click for Film times)

Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

1000 Premiere Parkway · 994-3300 · Film times
After • (Click for Film times)
Captain Marvel • (Click for Film times)
Dumbo • (Click for Film times)
Five Feet Apart • (Click for Film times)
Hellboy • (Click for Film times)
Little • (Click for Film times)
Missing Link • (Click for Film times)
Pet Sematary • (Click for Film times)
Shazam! • (Click for Film times)
Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral • (Click for Film times)
Unplanned • (Click for Film times)
Us • (Click for Film times)

SUB Theater

UNM (Student Union Building Room 1003) · 277-5608

UNM Midweek Movies

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

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

2100 Louisiana Blvd. NE · (844) 462-7342 ext. 4058 · Film times
After • (Click for Film times)
Breakthrough • (Click for Film times)
Captain Marvel • (Click for Film times)
Dumbo • (Click for Film times)
Hellboy • (Click for Film times)
Hellboy--An IMAX Experience
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World • (Click for Film times)
Little • (Click for Film times)
Missing Link • (Click for Film times)
Missing Link 3D • (Click for Film times)
Penguins • (Click for Film times)
Pet Sematary • (Click for Film times)
Rifftrax Live: Octaman • (Click for Film times)
Shazam! • (Click for Film times)
Shazam! 3D • (Click for Film times)
Shazam!--An IMAX Experience
The Best of Enemies • (Click for Film times)
The Goonies (1985) • (Click for Film times)
The Pilgrim's Progress • (Click for Film times)
Unplanned • (Click for Film times)
Us • (Click for Film times)