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The Assistant

The Assistant

The first narrative feature from documentary filmmaker Kitty Green (Ukraine is Not a Brothel) is a minimalist, fly-on-the-wall look at a day in the life of a lowly office assistant to a big film industry mogul. Poor Jane (Julia Garner, "Ozark") spends her day making copies, answering phones, picking up dry cleaning, ordering lunch, basically doing all the boring things you expect an office assistant does. Buried under all of this tedium is a glacially building story about sexual harassment in the #MeToo era. Our main character doesn't actually experience any harassment herself. Nor does she actually see any. But she quietly suspects that her Harvey Weinstein-like boss might be sleeping with assorted actresses and employees. She responds mostly by keeping her head down and saying nothing. As a portrait of the silence that creates these sexist environments, The Assistant is probably quite accurate. But as a drama, is stultifying. FULL REVIEW: Low-key drama examines office politics in #MeToo era by Devin D. O’Leary (2/20/2020). 87 minutes R. (Opens Friday 2/21)
High Ridge

Brahms: The Boy II

The Boy--a 2016 horror cheapy about a woman hired to act as a nanny for a British couple with a big estate and a creepy porcelain doll that may or may not be possessed by the spirit of their dead son--wasn't exactly crying out for a sequel. But here it is anyway. Seems a new family has moved into the guest house at the abandoned estate and their young son has found a familiar-looking old doll. [Cue eerie music.] Katie Holmes, whose star appears to have dimmed, is the lead. 86 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 2/20)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Call of the Wild

Jack London's animal-based adventure novel from 1903 has been adapted to film at least half a dozen times. But it's never been done with mediocre CGI! Now our canine hero Buck--dognapped in California and forced to work as a sled dog in the Yukon--can act, emote and perform stunts like no real dog actor before him. (At least the filmmakers have resisted the urge to make him talk.) Harrison Ford shows up as one of the token humans, a grizzled gold prospector named John Thornton. (Relax, it amounts to a glorified cameo and a bunch of unnecessary voice-over narration.) 100 minutes PG. (Opens Thursday 2/20)
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

The Cave

From National Geographic Films (oh, those folks are good) comes this Oscar nominee for Best Documentary. In war-torn Syria the last vestige of hope and safety for besieged civilians lies inside a ramshackle underground hospital known as "The Cave." Director Feras Fayyad (Last Men in Aleppo) uses the film to profile 30-year-old pediatrician Dr. Amani Ballor and her female colleagues, working alongside male doctors in a way that would be unthinkable in what's left of the patriarchal Syrian culture aboveground. 95 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 2/21)
Guild Cinema

Chinese Portrait

From acclaimed director Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle; So Long, My Son) comes a personal snapshot of contemporary China in its diversity. Shot over the course of 10 years on film and video, Chinese Portrait slowly moves its lens from one documentary-style tableau to another--pedestrians shuffle across a street in Beijing, steelworkers linger outside a deserted factory, tourists scamper across a crowded beach, worshippers pray in a remote village. Wang's minimalist photographic vision forces viewers to stop and contemplate these simple scenes of everyday life. 79 minutes Unrated. (Opens Tuesday 2/25)
Guild Cinema

Confucian Dream

Mijie Li's observational documentary introduces audiences to Chaoyan, a young Chinese wife and mother whose embrace of the ancient (and in modern-day China, seemingly outdated) philosophy of Confucianism affects her life, work and family. In Mandarin with English subtitles. 82 minutes Unrated. (Opens Tuesday 2/25)
Guild Cinema

Dosed

After many years of prescription medications failed her, a suicidal woman turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety and opioid addiction using illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga. Advance tickets for this award-winning documentary special event can be purchased by going to dosedmovie.com. 82 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 2/23)
Guild Cinema

Emerald Run

A desperate man (David Chokachi from "Baywatch," Army of the Damned and Abner, the Invisible Dog) gets involved in a risky plan to smuggle emeralds across the Mexican border in order to save his daughter's life. When the deal goes south (of course it does) and he is left for dead, his survival becomes "a search for meaning and enlightenment" in the harsh desert landscape. Yup, somehow this heist thriller turns into a faith-based drama. 90 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 2/21)
Cottonwood Stadium 16

Free Burma Rangers

This religious documentary sells the story of "rare hero of faith" Dave Eubank, a former US Special Forces soldier-turned-missionary. Together with his wife Karen and their three young children, the Eubanks travel to conflict zones around the world trying to "serve the oppressed." The Eubanks claim to have relief teams made up of "men and women of different ethnicities and faiths that are united for freedom." But they talk an awful lot about "sharing the love of Jesus" and would really prefer that all the heathens they encounter repent and be baptized in the blood of Christ. 105 minutes Unrated. (Opens Monday 2/24)
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Impractical Jokers: The Movie

Like a low-rent "Jackass," truTV's "Impractical Jokers" follows middle-aged dorks Brian Quinn, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Sal Vulcano as they challenge one another to perform various hidden camera pranks. How could one basic cable TV show contain all that entertainment? So here's the feature film version that one 12-year-old fan in Kenosha was begging for. The film starts off with a (scripted) flashback to 1994, when the guys were in high school and tried to sneak into a Paula Abdul concert--which, believe it or not, serves as an excuse for all the (non-scripted) hidden camera stunts that follow. 93 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 2/20)
Century Rio

Las Pildoras De Mi Novio (My Boyfriend's Meds)

A woman's island getaway with her boyfriend is thrown for a loop when he forgets to take his prescription medications along. That sounds … funny? In English and Spanish with English subtitles. 100 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 2/20)
Century Rio

The Lodge

The Austrian duo of Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz (Goodnight Mommy) return with a menacing (and sometimes meandering) psychodrama. Two kids and their soon-to-be stepmom (Riley Keough), the lone survivor of a Heaven's Gate-style doomsday cult, head to a secluded mountaintop cabin for Christmas. But when dad (Richard Armitage) gets called away on a work emergency and the snow starts falling, tensions begin to rise to nightmarish proportions. Slow-going, claustrophobic and darkly existential, this horroresque drama isn't for every taste. But if you dig the moody work of Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar) and Osgood Perkins (The Blackcoat's Daughter, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House), this might be up your alley. 108 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 2/20)
Century Rio
High Ridge

Love Aaj Kal

Two different individuals (Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan) on a journey of love, loss and life must pass through the various phases of reincarnation. This one's described as the "spiritual successor" to director Imtiaz Ali's 2009 romantic dramedy of the same name. In Hindi with English subtitles. 141 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 2/21)
Movies West

Love Live! Series 9th Anniversary LOVE LIVE! FEST

Captured live from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan comes this concert special featuring performances related to the Japanese multimedia music/anime/manga/video game franchise "Love Live!" Evidently, you get to see songs "performed" by Aqours/Saint Snow from "Love Live! Sunshine!!" and Nijigasaki Academy School Idol Club from the newest game and Muse from the original "Love Live!" Screened in Japanese only. 190 minutes PG. (Opens Tuesday 2/25)
Century Rio
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

Here's the second feature animated film based on the popular manga/anime series about a boy named Izuku Midoriya who is born without superpowers in a world where such abilities are commonplace. With the help of his favorite superhero, Izuku enrolls in the U.A. High School, a training ground for wannabe heroes. For this outing, our young hero-in-training and the rest of the pupils in Class 1-A must save a group of islanders from a powerful new villain. Screened in English dubbed and English subtitled versions. 100 minutes PG-13. (Opens Wednesday 2/26)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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The Color Purple (1985)

Steven Spielberg's multi-Oscar-nominated adaptation of Alice Walker's much-loved novel returns to theaters for its 35th anniversary. Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover star in Walker's sprawling tale of an African-American woman struggling to find her identity after suffering abuse at the hand of her father and others over the course of four decades. 154 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather? What can you say? Francis Ford Coppola's gangster saga (based on the somewhat inferior book by Mario Puzo) is one of the most praised films of all time. And you've got a chance to see it on the big screen as movies were intended to be seen. This is one offer you cannot refuse. 175 minutes R.
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Hayao Miyazaki adapts Diana Wynne Jones' young adult novel for this animated masterpiece. This fabulous fairy tale concerns a young girl, cursed to live as an old woman, who takes up residence in the titular dwelling of a handsome wizard in hopes of finding a cure. The story, mixing fantasy and technology, is more intuitive than logical; but fans (both young and old) of otherworldly drama will be duly impressed. 119 minutes PG.
Flix Brewhouse

The Last Unicorn (1982)

The animated cult film based on Peter S. Beagle's much-loved fantasy novel returns to the big screen. Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Christopher Lee and Angela Lansbury provide the voices for this dazzling fable directed by famed animators Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," The Hobbit, "Thundercats"). The story concerns a brave unicorn and a novice magician fighting an evil king obsessed with capturing the world's magical creatures. 92 minutes G.
Guild Cinema

National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst, John Belushi, Kevin Bacon, Tim Matheson and Karen Allen star in the original, raunchy sex comedy from 1978. A bunch of slovenly frat boys stick it to the man at uptight Faber College, circa 1962. Toga party! R.
Flix Brewhouse

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.
Flix Brewhouse

Young Lakota (2012)

This sociopolitical documentary heads to the Pine Ridge Reservation where Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena and their neighbor Brandon Ferguson, dream of making a difference for themselves and the community around them. When South Dakota passes a law criminalizing all forms of abortion, the first female president of the Oglala Lakota, takes a stand by proposing building a women's health clinic on sovereign reservation land. Our three young subjects are soon drawn into this political storm, forcing them to make choices that will define who they are and what kind of adults they will become. Proceeds from this special screening will go toward the Indigenous Women Rising Abortion Fund. 83 minutes Unrated.
Guild Cinema

Zombieland (2009)

The simple, blood-spattered story about a quartet of loners who hook up to road-trip their way across a zombie-ravaged U.S.A. hides some of the most gut-bustingly funny dialogue to come off a movie screen in quite a while. Jesse Eisenberg (Adventureland) stars as a nerdy survivalist who stays alive by sticking to a strict set of rules. Those start to go out the window when he joins forces with a crazy tough guy (Woody Harrelson) and a pair of female con artists (Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin). 80 minutes R.
Flix Brewhouse

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1917

Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road, Skyfall) directs the epic and technically ingenious tale of World War I. Two young British privates are given the impossible mission of delivering a message deep within enemy territory, preventing 1,600 young soldiers from walking into a trap. This entire film, inspired by a true historical incident, is shot and edited to appear as a single, uninterrupted take unfolding in real time. The story feels familiar, but the visuals are gripping. 119 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
High Ridge
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Bad Boys For Life

A good 25 years after they exhausted most of the clichés of the buddy cop genre in Bad Boys, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return for some familiar action movie shenanigans. This time around they're trying to stop the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel. The jokes mostly revolve around the idea that, you know, they're older than they were 25 years ago. But the old-school action-comedy vibe is appropriately infectious. 123 minutes R.
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

Bad Boys For Life--An IMAX Experience

AMC Albuquerque 12

Dolittle

Dolittle

Robert Downey Jr. takes on the role of Hugh Lofting's kiddy book series hero, a veterinarian who can "walk with the animals, talk with the animals, grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals." This one isn't as over-the-top bombastic as Disney's recent attempts to live-actionize old fairy tales (Oz the Great and Powerful, Maleficent). But it still allows Hollywood to do what it does best--cast random stars as the voices of animated animals (in this case, it's Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani and Octavia Spencer). It's a genial enough family film, but there's not a lot of effort evident in the plot, characters or jokes. FULL REVIEW: Newest version of animal-filled fable does a little by Devin D. O’Leary (1/16/2020). 111 minutes PG.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Downhill

Downhill

A middle-aged couple (Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus) are doing their best to enjoy a family vacation at an upscale Austrian ski resort. But when an avalanche threatens the family's safety--and dad responds by ditching everybody and making a run for it--the seemingly stable marriage is sorely tested. Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (who did wonderful work adapting The Descendants to the big screen) falter a bit here, adding little to Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund's uncomfortably amusing 2014 original. The comedy is amped up a skoch, but the simmering emotional tension is replaced with raised voices and angry arguments. FULL REVIEW: Icy European dramedy gets watered down stateside by Devin D. O’Leary (2/13/2020). 86 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
High Ridge
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Fantasy Island

Remember "Fantasy Island"? Well, forget it. This teen-leaning horror cheapie from Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, Sinister, Truth or Dare, Happy Death Day, Ouija) sends Lucy Hale ("Pretty Little Liars") and a bunch of young folks to a magical tropical island that promises to make their fondest dreams come true, but actually brings their darkest nightmares to life instead. (You're not gonna earn stars on Yelp with that business plan, guys.) The film also replaces Ricardo Montalban with Michael Peña (Ant-Man). I mean, c'mon. 110 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

The Gentlemen

After a decade or so screwing around with mainstream blockbusters (Sherlock Holmes, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword, Aladdin), British filmmaker Guy Ritchie returns to the knockabout gangster sagas that he made his bones on (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels; Snatch; Revolver). Here we find Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farell, Henry Golding and Hugh Grant in the amusingly macho tale of a British drug lord who tries to sell off his highly profitable criminal empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires. R.
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16

Gretel & Hansel

Contemplative art-horror director Osgood Perkins (The Blackcoat's Daughter, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House) tries his hand at the umpteenth reimagining of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. As usual, a couple of kids get lost in the forest and stumble across the abode of a mean old witch (Alice Krige, Star Trek: First Contact). Perkins is a compelling visual director, but he doesn't really like films in which things happen. 87 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey

Yup, this one kinda tanked at the box office, so Warner Bros. changed the name from Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. Margot Robbie resurrects her popular comic book character from the decidedly rickety DC/Warner Bros. vehicle Suicide Squad. This time around the nutty troublemaker has broken up with her longtime boyfriend The Joker (explosives were involved) and has teamed up with a group of questionably moral antiheroes (including Mary Elizabeth Winstead as The Huntress and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary) in order to save a young girl from a particularly evil Gotham City crime lord (Ewan McGregor). 109 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
High Ridge
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey--An IMAX Experience

AMC Albuquerque 12
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Jojo Rabbit

Taiki Waititi (What We Do In the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok) writes, directs and stars (as Adolf Hitler) in this irreverent, occasionally surreal and surprisingly big-hearted dramedy. Our titular Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) is an undersized German kid who wants desperately to be a good Nazi. Unfortunately, he's way too sensitive and kindhearted. But that doesn't stop him from having conversations with his imaginary childhood friend Hitler (Waititi). But when Jojo finds a young Jewish girl hidden in the attic by his concerned mother (Scarlett Johansson), he experiences a crisis of dogma (and grows up just a little). This is a tough tonal balancing act, and Waititi nails both the silly satire and the painful drama--even if the story is ultimately a slight one. 108 minutes PG-13.
Guild Cinema
High Ridge

Jumanji: The Next Level

Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Kevin Hart are back as a group of friends transported back into their digital avatars in the magical video game Jumanji. This time around, the game is broken, and the quartet find themselves fighting new adversities and navigating different landscapes--from snowy mountaintops to arid deserts. Awkwafina, Nick Jonas and Danny DeVito are among the new cast members for this go-around. 123 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Just Mercy

Based on a true story, Michael B. Jordan (from Black Panther and Creed) stars as world-renowned civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, who works to free a wrongly condemned death row inmate (Jamie Foxx) in Alabama. Emotional performances and an urgent story overcome the film's somewhat pedantic sense of advocacy. 136 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown
High Ridge

Knives Out

Knives Out

Filmmaker Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Stars Wars: Episode VIII--The Last Jedi) takes Agatha Christie-style murder mystery over the top and back again with this giddy fun thriller. Seems that a world-famous mystery writer (Christopher Plummer) has been murdered at his lavish country estate. Now it's up to a dapper, Southern-fried detective (Daniel Craig) to figure out which of the guy's quirky relatives did him in. Chris Evans? Jamie Lee Curtis? Michael Shannon? Don Johnson? Toni Collette? FULL REVIEW: Old-fashioned murder mystery plays by the rules by Devin D. O’Leary (11/28/2019). 130 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown

Little Women

Indie writer-director Greta Gerwig's (Mistress America, Francis Ha, Lady Bird) take on Little Women draws on the classic novel and its author Louisa May Alcott's overarching body of work. In Gerwig's take, Alcott's alter ego Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) reflects on her fictional life as her sisters Meg, Amy and Beth independently determine the trajectory of their own lives. Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Bob Odenkirk and Timothée Chalamet are the impressive cast. 135 minutes PG.
Century Rio

Parasite

The latest film from brilliant South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer) is a pitch-black, tragicomic thriller about a poor but loving family scraping by in a crowded "semi-basement" apartment on a grubby side street in Seoul. By chance, the family's intelligent son lands a job tutoring an upper-class teenage girl who lives in a massive modernist mansion. This sudden and vivid contrast in fortunes sets up the film's nasty, near-Gothic twists and turns (none of which should be spoiled). 131 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
High Ridge
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Parasite--An IMAX Experience

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Photograph

LaKeith Stanfield, Issa Rae, Chelsea Peretti, Rob Morgan, Courtney B. Vance and Lil Rel Howery star in this series of intertwining love stories set in the past and the present. The central plot thread concerns the estranged daughter of a famous photographer who falls in love with a journalist assigned to cover her late mother. 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

Sonic the Hedgehog

A small, blue and extremely speedy hedgehog from outer space (voiced by Ben Schwartz) shows up in small town America where he helps a police officer (James Marsden) fight an evil genius. Yup, that's Jim Carrey returning to the big screen after a four-year hiatus as Dr. Robotnik. And yeah, this is based on the popular Sega video game from 1991. The hedgehog is computer-animated. Everybody else is real. More or less. 99 minutes PG.
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

Spies in Disguise

Will Smith offers up his voice to this cartoon about an international superspy who gets turned into a pigeon. He's a pigeon. But he's still got to save the world. That's the situation. Will Smith is a pigeon. 102 minutes PG.
Century Rio

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Director J.J. Abrams closes out this latest Star Wars trilogy by setting up one final battle between the forces of good (embodied by Daisey Ridley's Rey) and the forces of evil (led by Adam Driver's Kylo Ren). Also, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) are back for old times' sake. 141 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

Uncut Gems

Safdie brothers Josh and Benny (Good Time, Heaven Knows What) reaffirm their anxiety-inducing cinematic prowess with Uncut Gems. Charismatic NYC jeweler Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) keeps on the lookout for the next big score, making a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall. The resulting film is a precarious high-wire act, as Howard tries to balance business, family and encroaching adversaries on all sides in relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. 135 minutes R.
Movies 8

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The Addams Family

Charles Addams' enduringly ghoulish cartoon characters return (appropriately enough) in computer-animated form. The all-star voice cast includes Oscar Isaac (Gomez), Charlize Theron (Morticia), Chloë Grace Moretz (Wednesday), Finn Wolfhard (Pugsley), Nick Kroll (Uncle Fester), Bette Midler (Grandma) and Snoop Dogg (Cousin Itt)--all of whom do right by their characters. If only the dull story weren't so bogged down in kiddy film moralizing. 87 minutes PG.
Movies West

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Beloved actor Tom Hanks takes on the role of beloved kids' TV show host Fred Rogers in this gentle, feel-good biopic. The story is based loosely on a 1998 Esquire cover story in which star writer Tom Junod set out to pen a profile of Mr. Rogers--only to discover that spending time as an adult with the host would have a profound healing effect on his troubled psyche. Matthew Rhys ("The Americans") plays our (somewhat more fictionalized) journalist, hounded by a gloomy disposition and daddy issues. Leave it to some artful, back-and-forth questioning with Mr. Rogers to heal those lingering childhood issues. 108 minutes PG.
Movies 8
Movies West

Ford v Ferrari

James Mangold (Walk the Line, Logan) directs this historical biopic about the time legendary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and infamous English race car racer Ken Miles (Christian Bale) took on the seemingly impossible task of trying to build a vehicle fast enough to beat iconic Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari at 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. 152 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8
Movies West

Frozen II

Disney's 2013 smash animated hit gets the inevitable sequel. This time around Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idina Menzel), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and Olaf (Josh Gad) must leave the kingdom of Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest and discover the origin of Elsa's mysterious powers--and, you know, save the kingdom. 103 minutes PG.
Movies 8
Movies West

Frozen II 3D

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Movies West

The Grudge

We already had the Japanese films Ju-On: The Curse, Ju-On: The Curse 2, Ju-On: The Grudge, Ju-On: The Grudge 2, Ju-On: The Beginning of the End and Ju-On: The Final Curse as well as the American films The Grudge, The Grudge 2 and The Grudge 3--almost all of which are just remakes/reboots of the first film. Here's yet another one, which is said to have little to do with the previous films--other than the fact that it's about a house cursed by a vengeful ghost. R.
Movies 8

Harriet

Historical hero Harriet Tubman finally gets the long-overdue biopic treatment, courtesy of filmmaker Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine, Black Nativity). Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale) stars as the extraordinary woman whose escape from slavery in the American South laid the tracks for the Underground Railroad, which allowed hundreds of slaves to make the perilous journey to freedom in the North. 125 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8

Joker

Joker

After Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Mark Hamill, Heath Ledger and Jared Leto put their stamp on the character, moody method actor , but writer-director Todd Phillips (Old School, The Hangover) offers a distinctive, Martin Scorsese-esque vision of a failed comic being disenfranchised from society and reinventing himself as an outsized supervillain for the ages. FULL REVIEW: “Revolutionary” origin story reimagines itself back into familiar territory by Devin D. O’Leary (10/10/2019). 121 minutes R.
Movies 8
Movies West

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Angelina Jolie returns as the living embodiment of Disney's evil queen from Sleeping Beauty. This time around the witchy (but misunderstood) fairy queen's goddaughter Aurora (Elle Fanning, still a beauty but no longer sleeping) is about to get married to a handsome prince. Unfortunately, Aurora's mother-in-law-to-be (Michelle Pfeiffer) is secretly using the impending nuptials to divide humans and fairies forever, stranding Maleficent and Aurora on opposite sides of a supernatural war. FULL REVIEW: Revisionist fairy tale returns with familiar sequel by Devin D. O’Leary (10/24/2019). 118 minutes PG.
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Playing With Fire

Wrestlin' thespian John Cena stars in this wacky family comedy about a crew of rugged, manly, musclebound firefighters who rescue three rambunctious kids from a major California wildfire only to end up having to take care of them in the firehouse. Hijinks ensue! Fans of comedy involving people getting bonked on the head, falling on their buttocks or otherwise engaging in the time-honored tradition of pratfalls will certainly laugh their guts out with this one. (Also poop and fart jokes. So many poop and fart jokes.) 96 minutes PG.
Movies 8
Movies West

Queen & Slim

A young guy on the make (Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out) and a self-serious lawyer (Jodie Turner-Smith, "Nightflyers") meet on a Tinder date but hit it off horribly. As he takes her home, however, the two run afoul of a belligerent cop. The traffic stop goes from bad to deadly when the officer pulls his gun. "Slim" acts in self defense, saving "Queen"--but killing the officer. Suddenly these two unwitting fugitives, who more or less hate one another, are forced to embark on a cross-country Thelma & Louise-style flight in a vintage turquoise Pontiac Catalina. R.
SUB Theater

Underwater

A crew of underwater researchers (Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel and T.J. Miller among them) find themselves trapped at the bottom of the sea when an earthquake devastates their undersea laboratory--and also sets loose an army of toothy sea monsters. I hate it when that happens. This '90s throwback is fine if you're in the mood for murky, B-movie monster action. PG-13.
Movies 8
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3810 Las Estancias SW · 544-2360 · Film times
1917 • (Click for Film times)
Bad Boys For Life • (Click for Film times)
Bad Boys For Life--An IMAX Experience • (Click for Film times)
Brahms: The Boy II • (Click for Film times)
Dolittle • (Click for Film times)
Downhill • (Click for Film times)
Fantasy Island • (Click for Film times)
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey • (Click for Film times)
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey--An IMAX Experience • (Click for Film times)
Jumanji: The Next Level • (Click for Film times)
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising • (Click for Film times)
Sonic the Hedgehog • (Click for Film times)
The Call of the Wild • (Click for Film times)
The Photograph • (Click for Film times)

Century 14 Downtown

100 Central SW · 243-9555 · Film times
1917 • (Click for Film times)
Bad Boys For Life • (Click for Film times)
Brahms: The Boy II • (Click for Film times)
Dolittle • (Click for Film times)
Downhill • (Click for Film times)
Fantasy Island • (Click for Film times)
Gretel & Hansel • (Click for Film times)
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey • (Click for Film times)
Jumanji: The Next Level • (Click for Film times)
Just Mercy • (Click for Film times)
Knives Out • (Click for Film times)
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising • (Click for Film times)
Parasite • (Click for Film times)
Sonic the Hedgehog • (Click for Film times)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker • (Click for Film times)
The Call of the Wild • (Click for Film times)
The Color Purple (1985) • (Click for Film times)
The Gentlemen • (Click for Film times)
The Photograph • (Click for Film times)

Cottonwood Stadium 16

Cottonwood Mall · (844) 462-7342 ext. 607 · Film times
1917 • (Click for Film times)
Bad Boys For Life • (Click for Film times)
Brahms: The Boy II • (Click for Film times)
Dolittle • (Click for Film times)
Downhill • (Click for Film times)
Emerald Run • (Click for Film times)
Fantasy Island • (Click for Film times)
Free Burma Rangers • (Click for Film times)
Gretel & Hansel • (Click for Film times)
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey • (Click for Film times)
Jumanji: The Next Level • (Click for Film times)
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising • (Click for Film times)
Parasite • (Click for Film times)
Sonic the Hedgehog • (Click for Film times)
The Call of the Wild • (Click for Film times)
The Color Purple (1985) • (Click for Film times)
The Gentlemen • (Click for Film times)
The Photograph • (Click for Film times)

Guild Cinema

3405 Central NE · 255-1848 · Film times
Chinese Portrait • (Click for Film times)
Confucian Dream • (Click for Film times)
Dosed • (Click for Film times)
Jojo Rabbit • (Click for Film times)
The Cave • (Click for Film times)
The Last Unicorn (1982) • (Click for Film times)
Young Lakota (2012) • (Click for Film times)

High Ridge

12910 Indian School NE · (844) 462-7342 ext. 605 · Film times
1917 • (Click for Film times)
Downhill • (Click for Film times)
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey • (Click for Film times)
Jojo Rabbit • (Click for Film times)
Just Mercy • (Click for Film times)
Parasite • (Click for Film times)
The Assistant • (Click for Film times)
The Lodge • (Click for Film times)

Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

13120-A Central Ave. SE · 814-7469 · Film times
1917 • (Click for Film times)
Bad Boys For Life • (Click for Film times)
Brahms: The Boy II • (Click for Film times)
Downhill • (Click for Film times)
Fantasy Island • (Click for Film times)
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey • (Click for Film times)
Sonic the Hedgehog • (Click for Film times)
The Call of the Wild • (Click for Film times)
The Godfather (1972) • (Click for Film times)
The Photograph • (Click for Film times)

Movies 8

4591 San Mateo NE · 888-4773 · Film times
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood • (Click for Film times)
Ford v Ferrari • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II 3D • (Click for Film times)
Harriet • (Click for Film times)
Joker • (Click for Film times)
Playing With Fire • (Click for Film times)
The Grudge • (Click for Film times)
Uncut Gems • (Click for Film times)
Underwater • (Click for Film times)

Movies West

9201 Coors NW · 898-4664 · Film times
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood • (Click for Film times)
Ford v Ferrari • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II 3D • (Click for Film times)
Joker • (Click for Film times)
Love Aaj Kal • (Click for Film times)
Playing With Fire • (Click for Film times)
The Addams Family • (Click for Film times)
Underwater • (Click for Film times)

Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

1000 Premiere Parkway · 994-3300 · Film times
1917 • (Click for Film times)
Bad Boys For Life • (Click for Film times)
Brahms: The Boy II • (Click for Film times)
Dolittle • (Click for Film times)
Downhill • (Click for Film times)
Fantasy Island • (Click for Film times)
Gretel & Hansel • (Click for Film times)
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey • (Click for Film times)
Jumanji: The Next Level • (Click for Film times)
Parasite • (Click for Film times)
Sonic the Hedgehog • (Click for Film times)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker • (Click for Film times)
The Call of the Wild • (Click for Film times)
The Photograph • (Click for Film times)

SUB Theater

UNM (Student Union Building Room 1003) · 277-5608
Queen & Slim • (Click for Film times)

UNM Midweek Movies

UNM (Student Union Building Room 1003) · 277-4706 · Film times
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil • (Click for Film times)

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

2100 Louisiana Blvd. NE · (844) 462-7342 ext. 4058 · Film times
1917 • (Click for Film times)
Bad Boys For Life • (Click for Film times)
Brahms: The Boy II • (Click for Film times)
Dolittle • (Click for Film times)
Downhill • (Click for Film times)
Fantasy Island • (Click for Film times)
Free Burma Rangers • (Click for Film times)
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey • (Click for Film times)
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey--An IMAX Experience • (Click for Film times)
Jumanji: The Next Level • (Click for Film times)
Love Live! Series 9th Anniversary LOVE LIVE! FEST • (Click for Film times)
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising • (Click for Film times)
Parasite • (Click for Film times)
Parasite--An IMAX Experience • (Click for Film times)
Sonic the Hedgehog • (Click for Film times)
The Call of the Wild • (Click for Film times)
The Color Purple (1985) • (Click for Film times)
The Photograph • (Click for Film times)