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Dark Waters

In the fine tradition of Norma Rae, Erin Brockovich and other muckraking corporate whistleblower sagas comes this true-life legal thriller from director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, Velvet Goldmine, Safe). Mark Ruffalo stars as a corporate defense attorney who has a major change of heart, taking on an environmental lawsuit against DuPont for poisoning groundwater in rural West Virginia. 126 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 12/5)
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En Brazos de un Asesino

Victor (Cuban actor William Levy, who cowrote this action flick) is evidently "one of the world's most handsome men." But he has a deep secret. He's a cold-blooded hitman! He has a change of heart, though, when the unwilling mistress of a brutal Dominican drug lord stows away in his car. Ooh, gunplay and romance? Muy caliente. In Spanish with English subtitles. 106 minutes R. (Opens Friday 12/6)
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Fantastic Fungi

Pioneering time-lapse photographer Louie Schwarzberg helms this hagiographic documentary about how mushrooms are the coolest thing on planet Earth. Renowned scientists and amateur mycologists testify about the unusual properties of spores, molds and fungi—and the ways in which they might just save the planet. FULL REVIEW: Scientific documentary sings the praises of our fungal friends by Devin D. O’Leary (12/5/2019). 81 minutes Unrated. (Opens Monday 12/9 )
Guild Cinema

Frankie

An aging French film icon (aging French film icon Isabelle Huppert) talks her extended family into a vacation in rural Portugal. Her husband, her ex-husband, her kids, her step-kids, her grandkids: everybody's got their own separate little interpersonal dramas to deal with—all of them oblivious to the fact that our titular character is dying of cancer, and this could be their last holiday together. Award-winning, non-Hollywood director Ira Sachs (The Delta, Forty Shades of Blue, Married Life) turns the drama down as low as it can possibly go in this quietly beautiful art house drama. It might have been nice if something (anything, really) happened over the course of the film. But fans of melancholy side trips through Europe will get their money's worth. 100 minutes PG-13. (Opens Friday 12/6)
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INXS: Live Baby Live at Wembley Stadium

The title kinda covers it. Australian band INXS plays Wembley Stadium in London in this legendary 1991 concert film. 100 minutes R. (Opens Monday 12/9)
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The Islands

Shot entirely in Hawaii, this historical adventure is based on the true story of High Chiefess Kapi'olani (Teuira Shanti Napa), who descended into an active volcano, circa 1924, to demonstrate her newfound faith in Christ. She didn't die, proving that Christ protected her from the fire goddess Pele (or that volcanos are forces of nature that don't actually obey the will of gods—pagan or otherwise). Mira Sorvino and John Savage are hanging around the edges of this evangelical feature from the director of Fakin' Da Funk, Suing the Devil, Final: The Rapture and David and Goliath). PG-13. (Opens Friday 12/6)
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Playmobil: The Movie

Warner Bros. made a lot of money on The LEGO Movie, so it was only a matter of time before the toy line’s less popular German equivalent jumped in with its own CGI spin-off. In it, two orphaned kids find themselves transported into a tiny Playmobil playset world come to life. Daniel Radcliffe, Jim Gaffigan, Adam Lambert, Kenan Thompson and Meghan Trainor provide voices for the various toys (everything from pirates to robots to Vikings to super spies). Honestly, it's as bland and derivative as it sounds. 99 minutes (Opens Thursday 12/5)
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The Pollinators

Every year tens of thousands of honey bees are transported, via semi truck, back and forth from one end of the United States to the other in a unique annual migration that is indispensable to the feeding of America. Director Peter Nelson's new documentary explores this unusual event and the impact it has on our country's fragile bee populations. 92 minutes Unrated. (Opens Monday 12/9)
Guild Cinema

Promare (Redux)

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. This special "Redux" edition features the prequel short "Side: Galo" which offers a look into its hero's first day on the job. Screened in English dubbed and English subtitled versions. 120 minutes PG-13. (Opens Sunday 12/8)
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Waves

A cocky high school athlete and his introspective younger sister are at the center of this lavishly praised film fest favorite. The story traces the journey of a suburban family, led by a well-intentioned but domineering father, as they try to come together in the aftermath of a devastating loss. Up-and-coming indie filmmaker Trey Edward Shults (Krishna, It Comes at Night) writes and directs. 135 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 11/5)
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A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

Back in 2016 Bad Moms became a runaway raunchy hit, grossing more than $100 million on a tiny $20 million budget. So here's the sequel. Overworked, under-appreciated Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell are back. The joke this time around is that their overbearing mothers (Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski and Cheryl Hines) are visiting for the holidays. Sure, it's a standard sitcom setup. But at least there's "crude sexual content and language throughout." R.
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Black Christmas (1974)

Bob Clark (Porky's) directed this influential early slasher flick about a group of sorority girls stalked by a stranger during the Christmas break. Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder and John Saxon are among the cast. Dark Room Horror presents this one-night-only screening—just in time for the remake. 98 minutes R.
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A Christmas Story (1983)

Still one of the funniest holiday films ever made, this cult classic is based on the warped nostalgic musings of humorist Jean Shepherd. Peter Billingsley is forever enshrined as the Depression-era kid eager to get his hands on a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. 94 minutes PG.
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Die Hard (1988)

If this isn't your favorite Christmas movie, it should be. Young, hair-topped Bruce Willis is a cop who flies to Los Angeles to reunite with his estranged wife for the holidays. Unfortunately, she's inside a towering office building that's been taken over by a calculating German terrorist (the incredible Alan Rickman). This one pretty much wrote the template for modern action films and is still highly entertaining from start to finish. 131 minutes R.
Guild Cinema

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018)

We already had the TV version narrated by Boris Karloff (1966) and the live-action version with Jim Carrey (2000). So why not a 3D CGI-animated version? Here, Brit Benedict Cumberbatch voices our hairy party pooper, stealing Christmas from all the Whos down in Whoville. Angela Lansbury voices the Mayor of Whoville. Pharrell Williams narrates. It's from the studio that gave us the Despicable Me franchise and The Secret Life of Pets. FULL REVIEW: You’re a mediocre one, Mr. Grinch by Devin D. O’Leary (11/15/2018). 90 minutes PG.
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Elf (2003)

Will Ferrell scored a perennial favorite with this seasonal comedy about a human adopted by Santa's elves who is sent to America to search for his biological roots. Occasionally absurd and often a bit too Hollywood sweet, the film is kept afloat by Ferrell's energetic performance. 95 minutes PG.
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Gremlins (1984)

Joe Dante's naughty Christmas fable fave returns to theaters. Zach Galligan is the small-town kid trying to prevent the mischievous monsters of the title from destroying the holiday. The film's dark, chaotic brand of humor has aged well—although you're far more likely to find yourself rooting for evil Spike than for cutesy Gizmo these days. 106 minutes PG-13.
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Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

The Academy Award-nominated 1944 musical starring Judy Garland (about four daughters eagerly awaiting the opening of the 1904 World's Fair while their father prepares to move to New York) returns to the theaters for its 75th anniversary. Classic songs include "The Boy Next Door," "Under the Bamboo Tree," "The Trolley Song," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." 113 minutes Unrated.
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

The Griswold clan ends up hosting redneck Cousin Eddie for Christmas in this holiday favorite. Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Randy Quaid and Julia Louis-Dreyfus star. Thirtieth anniversary, baby! 97 minutes PG-13.
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

Steve Martin and John Candy star in this amusing 1987 road trip comedy from writer-director John Hughes. The duo play an uptight marketing executive and a goodhearted but annoying shower curtain ring salesman stuck together on a three-day odyssey to get home to Chicago during a snowed-over Thanksgiving holiday. 93 minutes R.
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The Star (2017)

A small but brave donkey convinces a bunch of wacky, wisecracking animal pals to defy King Herod and go in search of the Star of Bethlehem. Yup, its a CGI cartoon retelling of the birth of Baby Jesus—from the perspective of all those animals you jam in the back of the Christmas creche. Stephen Yeun, Kristin Chenoweth, Tracy Morgan, Keegan-Michael Key, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Gabriel Iglesias and Mariah Carey are among the eclectic voice cast. Nobody watched this back in 2017, so they're gonna keep putting it back in theaters until we do. 86 minutes PG.
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They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

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.

They Shall Not Grow Old 3D

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White Christmas (1954)

Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney star in this 1954 adaptation of Irving Berlin's holiday musical about two smitten singers who follow a woman to a Vermont ski lodge. 120 minutes Unrated.
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21 Bridges

Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) stars in this taut but familiar crime thriller about an embattled NYPD detective thrust into a manhunt for a pair of cop killers. In order to stop them, he takes the unprecedented step of shutting down all 21 bridges out of Manhattan Island, uncovering a citywide conspiracy in the process. 99 minutes R.
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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.
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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.
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Charlie's Angels

The world really didn't need the 2000 reboot of Charlie's Angels. And it probably doesn't need this one either. But here we are. Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska are our three new international superspy detectives (or whatever Charlie's Angels are supposed to be). Elizabeth Banks (who also wrote and directed this one!) is our new Bosley. Seems that a young computer technician has blown the whistle on a dangerous new technology and is marked for assassination. It's up to the Angels to protect her. 118 minutes PG-13.
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Doctor Sleep

Stanley Kubrick's 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining gets a long-time-brewing sequel (based on the follow-up novel King wrote, of course). Seems that little Danny Torrence, psychic survivor of the Overlook massacre, is all growed up now (and played by Ewan McGregor). He meets a young girl with powers similar to his own and tries to protect her from an evil cult that preys on children with powers in order to remain immortal. Mike Flanagan (Gerald's Game, "The Haunting of Hill House") directs. 151 minutes R.
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Faustina: Love and Mercy

This faith-based "docu-drama" travels back to 1931 when Jesus Christ allegedly appeared as the King of Mercy to a young Polish nun named Faustina Kowalska. She painted his picture, which was so popular they made her a saint in 2000. 120 minutes Unrated.
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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.
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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.
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Frozen II 3D

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The Good Liar

Sir Ian McKellen stars as a heartless elderly con artist who can hardly believe his luck when he meets a wealthy widower (Helen Mirren) online. But our protagonist's dastardly plan starts to fall apart when he finds himself caring about his mark—who may be significantly less helpless than she appears. There's a comfortable pleasure in seeing McKellen and Mirren's first onscreen team-up. But the film's countless twists and turns are too tame and tidy to elicit many thrills. 109 minutes R.
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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.
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Honey Boy

Occasionally tiresome indie actor Shia LaBeouf wrote this autobiographical drama about a hotheaded young actor (Lucas Hedges from Manchester By the Sea and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) sent to rehab after a DUI arrest. There, he pauses to reflect on his stormy childhood under the thumb of a ne'er-do-well father with mental health issues. LeBeouf plays the father—that is to say, his own thinly disguised father—which is enough to make audiences wonder if this is a conventional indie drama or a form of art therapy for its creator. 94 minutes R.
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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.
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Joker

Joker

After Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Mark Hamill, Heath Ledger and Jared Leto put their stamp on the character, moody method actor Joaquin Phoenix tries DC's iconic villain on for size. This one swings pretty far afield of the traditional comic book origin stories, 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.
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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.
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Last Christmas

Pretty people fall in love in this tale of a young Yugoslavian emigrant to England (Emelia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"), prone to making terrible life decisions, who finds herself working as a department store elf while dreaming of becoming a singer. One day she meets a handsome, charming and rather mysterious man (Henry Golding, Crazy Rich Asians). Don't worry, romance fans: There are plenty of weepy complications and George Michael tunes to get all sappy over—if you can weather the film's one ridiculous twist (involving the very literal interpretation of a George Michael lyric). 102 minutes PG-13.
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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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Midway

From the makers of Stargate and Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow comes this bombastic dramatic recreation of the Battle of Midway. Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart and Nick Jonas are among the overcrowded cast, most of whom are flying around trying to sink the Imperial Japanese Navy. The special effects are … constant. And the dialogue is … human-like. 138 minutes PG-13.
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Pain & Glory

Pain & Glory

Director Pedro Almodóvar and actor Antonio Banderas get together for the seventh time. A bit more serious and a lot more mature than some of their previous outings (Labyrinth of Passions, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!), this self-reflexive rumination of the filmmaking business feels loosely inspired by Federico Fellini's confessional semi-autobiography 8 1/2. Plagued by illness both physical and mental, an aging filmmaker (Banderas) reflects back on his childhood. At the same time, he struggles to determine his legacy in the artistic community. The result is a deeply humanistic portrait of life lived (regretfully or otherwise). FULL REVIEW: Celebrated Spanish filmmaker offers “autofictional” story of celebrated Spanish filmmaker by Devin D. O’Leary (11/7/2019). 113 minutes R.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Synonyms

Winner of the Golden Bear at Berlinale, the latest from Nadav Lapid (The Kindergarten Teacher) follows an angry young Israeli (Tom Mercier), who flees Tel Aviv for Paris to start a new life. Desperate to erase his history, he decides that becoming fully French is his only salvation. This vibrant, angry tragicomedy about history and personal identity is loosely based on Lapid's own experiences. In French and Hebrew with English subtitles. 123 minutes Unrated.
Guild Cinema

Terminator: Dark Fate

James Cameron returns as producer (but not as director or screenwriter) for this sci-fi sequel, which ignores the last few Terminator films and functions as a direct sequel to 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Seems that the apocalyptic Judgment Day was merely postponed, forcing waitress-turned-asskicker Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) to come out of hiding to protect some new target from execution at the hands of killer robots from the future. This time around she's got help in the form of the latest human/Terminator hybid (Mackenzie Davis from "Halt and Catch Fire") and an old frenemy (Arnold Schwarzenegger). 128 minutes R.
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Zombieland: Double Tap

Since 2008's cult hit Zombieland, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have gone on to pen the popular Deadpool series. Now they reunite with director Ruben Fleischer in this much-anticipated sequel. Zombie apocalypse survivors Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin) return, facing off against some frighteningly evolved zombies with the help of some new additions (Zoey Deutch, Rosario Dawson). 99 minutes R.
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Abominable

DreamWorks Animation (How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda) returns with a cuddly, kid-centric fable about a young Shanghai teen (Chloe Bennet) who encounters a runaway yeti on the roof of her apartment. With the help of friends and neighbors, she vows to return the magical furry fellow to his home atop Mount Everest. Naturally, they're chased by an evil industrialist (Eddie Izzard) up to no good. 97 minutes PG.
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Arctic Dogs

Jeremy Renner, Anjelica Huston, James Franco, Alec Baldwin, John Cleese and Heidi Klum provide voices (eh, it pays the bills) for this computer-animated Canadian cartoon from the makers of Norm of the North and The Swan Princess: A Royal Myztery. Renner plays "Swifty," and Arctic fox who works for a package delivery service. While on the job, he stumbles across the secret lair of an evil walrus who wants to melt the Arctic and become the world's supreme ruler. Naturally, Swifty recruits his animal friends to stop him. 93 minutes PG.
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Countdown

What if, like, there was this phone app that could predict—down to the second—when you would die. And then, I don't know, some scary monster popped out and killed you or something. That's pretty much the pitch for this bargain bin variation on Final Destination/One Missed Call/The Ring. Elizabeth Lail ("Once Upon a Time"), Jordan Calloway ("Unfabulous") and Talitha Bateman ("Hart of Dixie") are among the TV-friendly young cast. 90 minutes PG-13.
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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.
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Downton Abbey

Fans of PBS' fancy pants "Downton Abbey" never really cared that hardly anything ever happened in the series—and when it did, it was random melodrama, like blackmailing ex-wives from nowhere or sudden car crashes. They were into it for the dresses and the table settings. So, for the hardcore historical fans, here's some more mellow adventures for the country estate-dwelling Crawley clan and their various servants. It's 1927 now and it seems that the King and Queen of England are on their way to Downton Abbey for a visit, putting everyone into a tizzy. Evidently, there's a royal assassin on the loose, as well, but don't expect a lot of Olympus Has Fallen-style action. 122 minutes PG.
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Gemini Man

Thanks to high-tech motion capture and CGI, present day Will Smith gets to fight "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"-era Will Smith. The excuse? Evil scientists clone an over-the-hill hitman, and he's obliged to do battle with his younger replacement. Ang Lee (The Life of Pi, Brokeback Mountain) directs, for some reason. The flimsy excuse for a script has been floating around Hollywood, waiting for special effects technology to catch up, since the 1990s. It really wasn't worth the wait. 117 minutes PG-13.
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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.
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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.
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Rambo: Last Blood

Sylvester Stallone (73 and counting) returns to one of his most successful franchises. Seems that ass-kicking Vietnam vet John Rambo has retired to the nice, quiet life on a rural Southwestern ranch. (Like that's gonna last.) Unfortunately (and somewhat inevitably, I'm afraid), members of an evil Mexican drug cartel kidnaps his young niece. Naturally, Rambo must tie on the headband, strap on the weapons and travel south of Donald Trump's border wall for one last blood-soaked revenge kick. 89 minutes R.
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AMC Albuquerque 12

3810 Las Estancias SW · 544-2360 · Film times
21 Bridges • (Click for Film times)
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood • (Click for Film times)
Dark Waters • (Click for Film times)
Ford v Ferrari • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II--An IMAX Experience
Joker • (Click for Film times)
Knives Out • (Click for Film times)
Midway • (Click for Film times)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) • (Click for Film times)
Playing With Fire • (Click for Film times)
Playmobil: The Movie • (Click for Film times)
The Addams Family • (Click for Film times)

Century 14 Downtown

100 Central SW · 243-9555 · Film times
21 Bridges • (Click for Film times)
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood • (Click for Film times)
Dark Waters • (Click for Film times)
Doctor Sleep • (Click for Film times)
Ford v Ferrari • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II • (Click for Film times)
Harriet • (Click for Film times)
INXS: Live Baby Live at Wembley Stadium • (Click for Film times)
Jojo Rabbit • (Click for Film times)
Joker • (Click for Film times)
Knives Out • (Click for Film times)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil • (Click for Film times)
Playmobil: The Movie • (Click for Film times)
Promare (Redux) • (Click for Film times)
Queen & Slim • (Click for Film times)
The Addams Family • (Click for Film times)
They Shall Not Grow Old 3D • (Click for Film times)
Zombieland: Double Tap • (Click for Film times)

Century Rio

I-25 & Jefferson · 343-9000 · Film times
21 Bridges • (Click for Film times)
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood • (Click for Film times)
Dark Waters • (Click for Film times)
Doctor Sleep • (Click for Film times)
En Brazos de un Asesino • (Click for Film times)
Faustina: Love and Mercy • (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)
Honey Boy • (Click for Film times)
INXS: Live Baby Live at Wembley Stadium • (Click for Film times)
Joker • (Click for Film times)
Knives Out • (Click for Film times)
Last Christmas • (Click for Film times)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil • (Click for Film times)
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) • (Click for Film times)
Midway • (Click for Film times)
Playing With Fire • (Click for Film times)
Playmobil: The Movie • (Click for Film times)
Promare (Redux) • (Click for Film times)
Queen & Slim • (Click for Film times)
The Addams Family • (Click for Film times)
The Good Liar • (Click for Film times)
The Star
They Shall Not Grow Old 3D • (Click for Film times)
Zombieland: Double Tap • (Click for Film times)

Cottonwood Stadium 16

Cottonwood Mall · (844) 462-7342 ext. 607 · Film times
21 Bridges • (Click for Film times)
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood • (Click for Film times)
Charlie's Angels • (Click for Film times)
Dark Waters • (Click for Film times)
Ford v Ferrari • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II 3D • (Click for Film times)
Gremlins (1984) • (Click for Film times)
Jojo Rabbit • (Click for Film times)
Knives Out • (Click for Film times)
Last Christmas • (Click for Film times)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil • (Click for Film times)
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) • (Click for Film times)
Midway • (Click for Film times)
Playing With Fire • (Click for Film times)
Playmobil: The Movie • (Click for Film times)
Queen & Slim • (Click for Film times)
Terminator: Dark Fate • (Click for Film times)
The Addams Family • (Click for Film times)
The Star (2017) • (Click for Film times)
Zombieland: Double Tap • (Click for Film times)

Flix Brewhouse

3236 La Orilla NW · 445-8500 · Film times
A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) • (Click for Film times)
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood • (Click for Film times)
A Christmas Story (1983) • (Click for Film times)
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) • (Click for Film times)
Elf (2003) • (Click for Film times)
Ford v Ferrari • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II • (Click for Film times)
Knives Out • (Click for Film times)
Midway • (Click for Film times)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) • (Click for Film times)

Guild Cinema

3405 Central NE · 255-1848 · Film times
Black Christmas (1974) • (Click for Film times)
Die Hard (1988) • (Click for Film times)
Fantastic Fungi • (Click for Film times)
Gremlins (1984) • (Click for Film times)
Pain & Glory • (Click for Film times)
Synonyms • (Click for Film times)
The Pollinators • (Click for Film times)

High Ridge

12910 Indian School NE · (844) 462-7342 ext. 605 · Film times
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood • (Click for Film times)
Dark Waters • (Click for Film times)
Ford v Ferrari • (Click for Film times)
Frankie • (Click for Film times)
Harriet • (Click for Film times)
Knives Out • (Click for Film times)
Parasite • (Click for Film times)
Queen & Slim • (Click for Film times)
Waves • (Click for Film times)

Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

13120-A Central Ave. SE · 814-7469 · 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)
Knives Out • (Click for Film times)
Midway • (Click for Film times)
Playing With Fire • (Click for Film times)
Playmobil: The Movie • (Click for Film times)
White Christmas (1954) • (Click for Film times)

Movies 8

4591 San Mateo NE · 888-4773 · Film times
Abominable • (Click for Film times)
Countdown • (Click for Film times)
Dora and the Lost City of Gold • (Click for Film times)
Downton Abbey • (Click for Film times)
Gemini Man • (Click for Film times)
Hustlers • (Click for Film times)
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Rambo: Last Blood • (Click for Film times)

Movies West

9201 Coors NW · 898-4664 · Film times
Abominable • (Click for Film times)
Arctic Dogs • (Click for Film times)
Countdown • (Click for Film times)
Downton Abbey • (Click for Film times)
Gemini Man • (Click for Film times)
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Rambo: Last Blood • (Click for Film times)
The Peanut Butter Falcon • (Click for Film times)

Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

1000 Premiere Parkway · 994-3300 · Film times
21 Bridges • (Click for 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)
Joker • (Click for Film times)
Knives Out • (Click for Film times)
Last Christmas • (Click for Film times)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil • (Click for Film times)
Midway • (Click for Film times)
Playing With Fire • (Click for Film times)
Playmobil: The Movie • (Click for Film times)
The Islands • (Click for Film times)

SUB Theater

UNM (Student Union Building Room 1003) · 277-5608
Closed for the semester

UNM Midweek Movies

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

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

2100 Louisiana Blvd. NE · (844) 462-7342 ext. 4058 · Film times
21 Bridges • (Click for Film times)
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood • (Click for Film times)
Dark Waters • (Click for Film times)
Doctor Sleep • (Click for Film times)
Ford v Ferrari • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II 3D • (Click for Film times)
Frozen II--An IMAX Experience
Gremlins (1984) • (Click for Film times)
INXS: Live Baby Live at Wembley Stadium • (Click for Film times)
Joker • (Click for Film times)
Joker--An IMAX Experience
Knives Out • (Click for Film times)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil • (Click for Film times)
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) • (Click for Film times)
Midway • (Click for Film times)
Playmobil: The Movie • (Click for Film times)
Promare (Redux) • (Click for Film times)
Queen & Slim • (Click for Film times)
Terminator: Dark Fate • (Click for Film times)
The Addams Family • (Click for Film times)
The Islands • (Click for Film times)
The Star (2017) • (Click for Film times)
They Shall Not Grow Old 3D • (Click for Film times)