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2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action

Imagine watching five Oscar-nominated films in one brief sitting. You can do that with this year's Best Live-Action Short nominees. Films from Spain, Canada, Ireland and the US are presented. Highlights include "Marguerite" (a tender drama about an elderly woman whose freindship with a new nurse allows her to unpack decades of hidden longings) and "Detainment" (a tense based-on-a-true-story drama about two 10-year-old boys detained by police under suspicion of murdering a toddler). 105 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 2/15)
Guild Cinema
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Capernaum

From Lebanon comes this hard-hitting, social-realist melodrama. While serving a 5-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy (Zain El Rafeea) from the slums of Beirut sues his parents for giving birth to him. Actor-writer-director Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now?) staffs her film with a largely untrained cast, each embodying characters close to their own life stories. It's a long plunge down a deep hole (wrapped inside a questionable courtroom drama), but most everyone involved manages to engender genuine sympathy amid the darkness, squalor and human misery. In Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles. 126 minutes R. (Opens Friday 2/15)
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Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing iconic public works such as New York's High Line and Chicago's Millennium Park, redefining our concept of gardens as works of art. This meditative documentary immerses viewers in Oudolf's work, giving an insight into his ecologically minded creative process. 75 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 2/16)
Guild Cinema

Gully Boy

A 22-year-old kid named Murad (Ranveer Singh) is born the son of a cab driver in a poor ghetto in Mumbai, India. His parents work hard so that he can get educated and obtain a good, white-collar job. But Murad has a dream of becoming a hip-hop star, rapping about the socioeconomic pressures facing India's disenfranchised minority populations. In Hindi with English subtitles. 154 minutes Unrated. (Opens Thursday 2/14)
Century 14 Downtown

Gundam NT

This feature-length anime spinoff of the long-running "Mobile Suit Gundam" series is based on the 11th "Gundam Unicorn" novel, Phoenix Hunting—a fact that will make sense to … several people. Following the infamous "Laplace Incident," both the Unicorn Gundam and the Banshee were sealed away, never to be seen again. But two years after a massive peace charter is signed, the Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex suddenly reappears, forcing the united Federation and Neo-Zeon forces to hunt down the rebellious, human-piloted robotic weapon. 100 minutes Unrated. (Opens Tuesday 2/19)
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Tito and the Birds

Tito and the Birds

The oddball plot of this Brazilian animated fable crams storybook ideas (a 10-year-old inventor finishes his father's machine, allowing him to talk to birds) with Alex Jones-style paranoia (a right-wing pundit stokes public paranoia for profit when a "fear-based" plague turns people into limbless lumps of quivering flesh). Though the narrative is a bit of a jumble, the gorgeous animation (employing the heavy impasto style of oil painting) gives this progressive urban fairy tale wings. In Portuguese with English subtitles. FULL REVIEW: Brazilian cartoon paints a dark picture by Devin D. O’Leary (2/14/2019). 73 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 2/15)
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The World Before Your Feet

For the past six years, New York City resident Matt Green has been on a quest to walk all 8,000 miles of roads, streets and paths in his hometown. His five-borough journey takes him past barbershops in the Bronx, forests in Staten Island and Times Square in Manhattan. Along the way he gives up his 9-to-5 engineering job, his apartment and most of his possessions to live the couch-surfing life of a modern-day, city-bred Thoreau. Directed by Jeremy Workman (Who Is Henry Jaglom?) and executive produced by New York-born actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), the film is nothing short of a history-and-trivia-filled love letter to NYC. 95 minutes Unrated. (Opens Monday 2/18)
Guild Cinema

Zen For Nothing

This German-made documentary quietly immerses viewers in life at a Japanese monastery by following a "Zen novice" (from Switzerland) over the course of three seasons. Depending on your perspective, it's either very slow or very "Zen like." In German and Japanese with English subtitles. 100 minutes Unrated. (Opens Monday 2/18)
Guild Cinema

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Black Panther

Black Panther

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

BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing) directs this punchy, in-your-face mixture of playful blaxploitation action, canny comedy and true-life biography. This crazy tale of an African-American police officer (John David Washington) who goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan (and even becomes the chapter president) is actually based on a real incident in early '70s Colorado Springs. Funny, timely and loaded with unexpected style, this marks a major return to form for Lee after a decade or so of misfires. 135 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Hayao Miyazaki adapts Diana Wynne Jones' young adult novel for this 2004 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

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

This extraordinarily entertaining horror comedy remakes the hit Broadway musical (itself a remake of Roger Corman's original 1960 movie). Rick Moranis plays a New York nebbish who unwittingly breeds a man-eating plant (with a fantastic singing voice). Ellen Greene, Steve Martin, John Candy, Jim Belushi and Bill Murray costar. 104 minutes PG-13.
Guild Cinema

Mid90s

Actor Jonah Hill turns writer-director for this indie comedy-drama about a 13-year-old kid in '90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends he meets at a local skate shop. Sunny Suljic (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The House With a Clock in Its Walls) stars alongside Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). 84 minutes R.
SUB Theater

Mirai

In this warm and colorful fantasy-drama out of Japan, a 4-year-old boy discovers a magical garden where he meets his as-yet-unborn younger sister Mirai, who is now a teenage girl and has traveled back in time to see him. Their adventures together help the young lad cope with the idea of having a baby sibling. Highly regarded writer-director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leaped Through Time, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, The Boy and the Beast) helms this all-ages anime. It's been nominated in the Best Animated Feature category for this year's Oscars. Presented in English dubbed and English subtitled versions. 98 minutes Unrated.
Century Rio

My Fair Lady (1964)

This musical update on the myth of Pygmalion starring Rex Harrison as a snobbish professor and Audrey Hepburn as a Cockney flower girl arrives back in theaters just in time to celebrate its 55th anniversary. 170 minutes Unrated.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

To Kill a Mockingbird (1963)

The universally beloved, Oscar-decked drama starring Gregory Peck as the admirably upright lawyer hero of Harper Lee's Depression-era morality play returns to the big screen. 129 minutes Unrated.
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

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. 83 minutes Unrated.
Guild Cinema

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2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation

Get a leg up on your office Oscar pool by taking in a selection of fantastic shorts nominated for Oscars this year. Start off with the animated shorts, spotlighting five mini movies (plus two bonus shorts) from around the world. Among this year's selections is the Pixar short "Bao," in which an aging Chinese mother suffering from empty nest syndrome brings a giggling dumpling boy to life. 74 minutes Unrated.
High Ridge

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.
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

Alita: Battle Angel 3D

Century 14 Downtown
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Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Aquaman

Aquaman

Jason Mamoa reprises his role as the aquatic avenger from Justice League in this shallow but energetic sci-fi fantasy. Director James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring) goes big-time, big-budget with this CGI-saturated underwater epic. It's 50 percent Indiana Jones, 50 percent Star Wars and 50 percent Thor—and at two hours and 23 minutes long, it's about 50 percent too much film. But it's a good indication that Warner Bros./DC has finally crawled out from under all that "grimdark" baggage and is ready to have some fun. FULL REVIEW: Bright direction and epic action keeps watery superhero afloat by Devin D. O’Leary (12/20/2018). 143 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek ("Mr. Robot") takes on the task of embodying theatrical rock icon Freddie Mercury in this entertaining but uncomplicated musical biopic chronicling the years leading up to Queen's legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert. Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men) directs. 134 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown
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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Bumblebee

For the sixth film in the live-action Transformers movie series, producers dial it waaay back. This spinoff is set in the mid-'80s and follows the adventures of alien-robot-disguised-as-a-yellow-Volkswagon Bumblebee as he arrives on Earth and teams up—Iron Giant style—with a teenage girl. Sure it's filled with CGI action, but the simplified cast, nostalgic setting and heartfelt story make it the best Transformers of the lot—and a surefire hit with old-school fans. 113 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century Rio

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. 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

Cold War

Cold War

In the aftermath of World War II, noted Polish composer Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) assembles a folk music and dance ensemble at the behest of his new bosses back in Moscow. When the group passes through Berlin, however, he proposes defecting to the West with the group's star performer, Zula (Joanna Kulig). Lacking his romantic optimism, she elects to stay behind in Communist Poland. This kicks off a tumultuous, decades-long, on-again/off-again romance across the Iron Curtain. Writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski directs with the poetic visual patience and luminous black-and-while palette of Ingmar Bergman. Nominated for three Academy Awards. FULL REVIEW: Oscar-nominated romance unfolds behind, in front of, the Iron Curtain by Devin D. O’Leary (1/31/2019). 129 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown
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Destroyer

Nicole Kidman stars in this grim crime drama for director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, The Invitation) as a bitter, alcoholic police detective who reconnects with people from a mysterious, long-ago undercover assignment amid a "Sons of Anarchy"-style gang. Kidman goes all in, but the story is familiar—making Kidman's "Charlize Theron in Monster" makeunder the film's biggest headline. 121 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.
Century Rio
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

Escape Room

Saw and Cube get jammed into one another as six strangers find themselves trapped in a ridiculously complicated "escape room" that is slaughtering them off, one by one. Deborah Ann Woll ("True Blood," "Daredevil") and Tyler Labine ("Reaper," Tucker And Dale vs. Evil) are the recognizable cast members. This cheapo, PG-13 January horror flick comes to us from the director of last January's cheapo, PG-13 horror flick Insidious: The Last Key. 99 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16

Emma Stone waits her turn

The Favourite

In early 18th-century England, sickly Queen Anne (Olivia Colman from "The Crown" and "Peepshow") is expertly manipulated by her BFF, Lady Sarah (Rachel Wiesz). Things change, however, when Sarah's impoverished cousin (Emma Stone) shows up and makes a play for the Queen's affections. This three-way power struggle plays out like a nastier (and, as it happens, far funnier) version of Dangerous Liaisons. Director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) offers up his most accessible, least surreal film to date with this delightfully wicked costume dramedy. FULL REVIEW: Mean and nasty historical drama makes ambition a courtly enterprise by Devin D. O’Leary (12/13/2018). 119 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Free Solo

Alex Honnold, the first person to ever "free solo" (no ropes, no partners, no safety equipment) climb up Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Captian Wall, is the subject of this jaw-dropping documentary. Inspiring and occasionally heart-stopping, this sporting documentary deserves to be seen by even those who aren't all that interested in rock climbing. 100 minutes PG-13.
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Glass

The moratorium on spoiler alerts has long expired. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's 2016 horror thriller Split was actually a sneaky sequel to his 2000 superhero film Unbreakable (which was pretty sneaky about its true intentions to begin with). Now all the cats are out of the bag, and Shyamalan is free to complete the trilogy by getting his upstanding superhero (Bruce Willis) and his two supervillains (Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy) together for their first, real-deal comic book-style conflict. 129 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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.
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Happy Death Day 2U

Happy Death Day, the comedic slasher film version of Groundhog Day, was a surprise hit back in 2017. So, naturally, we've got a sequel. Jessica Rothe returns as the college student who finds herself inexplicably murdered over and over again on one particularly sucky birthday. This time around, the masked killer is stalking her friends, and she's forced to die repeatedly in order to save them. PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Isn't It Romantic

A young woman disenchanted with love (Rebel Wilson) finds herself trapped inside a cliché-filled romantic comedy. It's from the maker of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, so you know you're in good hands. Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, Jennifer Saunders and Tom Ellis round out the cast. 88 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 Kid Who Would Be King

A British kid finds the magical sword of King Arthur and embarks on an epic quest to thwart the medieval menace of Morgana le Fay. This family fantasy is swirling with special effects, but it still manages to capture the flavor of a classic kids adventure. Also, Patrick Stewart is Merlin. So there's that. 120 minutes PG.
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

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.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part in 3D

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Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Mary Poppins Returns

Nearly 55 years after Walt Disney made a live-action/animated adaptation of P.L. Travers beloved children's novels, comes this imaginative sequel. Rob Marshall (Chicago, Into the Woods) directs. Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) stars as our "practically perfect" nanny, who returns to London, decades later, to look after the now-grown Banks siblings' young children. The cast includes Emily Watson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Julie Walters, David Warner and Dick Van Dyke. 130 minutes PG.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16

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.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Mule

Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this "inspired by a true story" drama about a 90-year-old horticulturist who gets caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel. Bradley Cooper, Michael Peña, Andy Garcia, Laurence Fishburne, Taissa Farmiga and Dianne Wiest costar. 116 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown
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The Prodigy

From The Bad Seed to Orphan to We Need to Talk About Kevin, Hollywood hasn't met a creepy kid it doesn't like. Here, a mother (Taylor Schilling from "Orange Is the New Black") worries that the suddenly disturbing behavior of her brilliant young son (Jackson Robert Scott) may have a supernatural cause. 92 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Wreck-It Ralph (2012) was a nostalgic, surprisingly sweet flashback about video game characters come to life. For this animated sequel, computerized heavy-turned-hero Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) sets out on a spoof-filled journey to the internet with pal Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman). 112 minutes PG.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie

In the mid-'50s, an aging Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy tried to revive their careers with a stage tour of England. Recreated here by British funnyman Steve Coogan (Stan) and America actor John C. Reilly (Ollie), the famed duo are brought back to life with startling authenticity. Not only do Coogan and Reilly look the parts, but they've studied every mannerism and movement. As the tour wears on both health and finances, the two men come to grips with the reasons behind their long-ago breakup. It's an intimate, behind-the-scenes film, but the charisma and chemistry of the stars imparts a bittersweet sense of nostalgia. FULL REVIEW: Genial showbiz biopic examines aging comics, changing times by Devin D. O’Leary (1/24/2019). 97 minutes PG.
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No “Bad Romance” for Cooper and Gaga

A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper (the Hangover films) turns writer-director-star in this remake of the remake of the remake of the remake of A Star Is Born. Cooper plays the burned-out stadium rock star who discovers a golden-voiced ingénue (Lady Gaga) whom he mentors to stardom. (Only to find himself eclipsed and drowning his sorrows in booze.) Lady Gaga is a revelation as both a natural actress and as a stripped-down singer. Unfortunately, the film's first half (featuring lots of romance, concert footage and dreams coming true) is better than the second half (all bad behavior, melodrama and weeping). FULL REVIEW: A star is rebooted in familiar musical melodrama by Devin D. O’Leary (10/4/2018). 135 minutes R.
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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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They Shall Not Grow Old 3D

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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.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The man, the myth, the Dick.

Vice

Christian Bale goes through a major physical transformation to play paunchy, bald and rather infamous former vice president Dick Cheney in this vicious comic biopic. Joining in on the fun of giving a finger poke in the eye of authority are Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, Tyler Perry as Colin Powell and Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney. FULL REVIEW: Satirical biopic plays (dirty) politics by Devin D. O’Leary (1/3/2019). 132 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown
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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.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
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“Nope, still not drunk enough.”

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Comedienne Melissa McCarthy sheds her bright persona to play frumpy, downbeat author Lee Israel in this tragicomic biopic. Around 1990, Lee found her brand of high-tone biographies out of style. Broke, bitter and frequently drunk, she took to forging witty letters from dead literary figures. Oddly enough, this gave her great satisfaction as a writer (as well as a way to pay the rent). Nicole Holofcenter (Lovely & Amazing, Enough Said) contributes the alternately tough and tender screenplay, which adds some heavy psychological depth to Lee's petty-outrageous tale of forgery. But it's McCarthy prickly performance that rings true. FULL REVIEW: F is for Fraudulence by Devin D. O’Leary (11/8/2018). 106 minutes R.
Movies 8
Movies West

Creed II

Writer-director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan's savvy reboot of the Rocky series (focusing on the son of Rocky Balboa's old rival) returns with the next, logical follow-up. Seems that young Adonis Creed (Jordan) is back in the ring and battling the son of Rocky's other major opponent, Russian monster Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren—who, like Sylvester Stallone, is also hanging out for a bit). 130 minutes PG-13.
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Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

I mean, 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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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The first Harry Potter spinoff movie ended with intriguing villain Colin Farrell transforming into Johnny Depp in a crazy wig, makeup and contact lenses. Frankly, the world didn't need another over-the-top Johnny Depp character. But we've got it anyway. Seems that wizarding bigwig Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) has sent shy magical zoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) off on a quest to find a missing magic-user before evil Gellert Grindlewald (Depp) does … eh, I don't know. This convoluted tale is all set-up and exposition, feeling exactly like what it is: chapter two of an already overly long five-part story. 134 minutes PG-13.
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Holmes & Watson

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly—who goofed around previously on Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby—share screen time once again in this monumentally stupid spoof of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective stories. 89 minutes PG-13.
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Movies West

If Beale Street Could Talk

Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) adapts James Baldwin's 1974 novel about a woman in Harlem who embraces her pregnancy while fighting to prove that her fiancé is in jail for a crime he did not commit. This lush, jazz-toned romance has its tragic, hard-hitting elements, but Jenkins concentrates on the beautiful emotionality of this lifelong story. 119 minutes R.
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Instant Family

Writer-director Sean Anders (Daddy's Home, Daddy's Home Two) reunites with Mark Wahlberg for more heartwarming ha-has. A couple (Wahlberg, Rose Byrne) adopts three orphaned kids. Hijinks ensue. 119 minutes PG-13.
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Perfectos Desconocidos (Perfect Strangers)

How well do we really know one another? Monolo Caro (Netflix's "The House of Flowers") directs this dark comedy about seven friends who gather for dinner and decide to play a game in which all incoming text messages and calls will be on display for the entire group. Naturally, this leads to all sorts of shocking revelations, which gradually unravel their "normal" lives. This chaotic social satire is based on a film of the same name by Italian director Paolo Genovese. In Spanish with English subtitles. 97 minutes Unrated.
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The Possession of Hannah Grace

The movie industry really can't go a month without at least one cheap exorcism thiller. This one takes the standard-issue story a step further. Following a deadly exorcism, the corpse of a possessed young woman is taken to the city morgue where a cop fresh out of rehab (Stana Katic from "Castle") is working the night shift. Naturally, she's now forced to deal with a string of bizarre and violent supernatural incidents. 85 minutes R.
Movies 8

Second Act

Jennifer Lopez stars as a middle-aged big box store employee who tries to restart her life in corporate America. Thanks to a stroke of luck (and a fake résumé), she gets mistaken for an overexperienced Harvard grad and lands a job at a prestigious pharmaceutical firm. But can she fake it till she makes it? 113 minutes PG-13.
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Serenity

Matthew McConaughy, Anne Hathaway, Djimon Hounsou and Diane Lane star in this new-noir thriller from British screenwriter-turned-director Steven Knight (who penned Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises and Locke). The story concerns a fishing boat captain whose past comes back to haunt him when his ex-wife shows up offering $10 million to dump her abusive new husband in the ocean. Expect lots of twists and turns—which go from expected to far-fetched to what the hell were they thinking? 106 minutes R.
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AMC Albuquerque 12

3810 Las Estancias SW · 544-2360 · Film times
Alita: Battle Angel • (Click for Film times)
Alita: Battle Angel--An IMAX 3D Experience
Bumblebee • (Click for Film times)
Cold Pursuit • (Click for Film times)
Glass • (Click for Film times)
Happy Death Day 2U • (Click for Film times)
Isn't It Romantic • (Click for Film times)
Miss Bala • (Click for Film times)
Ralph Breaks the Internet • (Click for Film times)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse • (Click for Film times)
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part • (Click for Film times)
The Prodigy • (Click for Film times)
The Upside • (Click for Film times)
What Men Want • (Click for Film times)

Century 14 Downtown

100 Central SW · 243-9555 · Film times
A Star Is Born • (Click for Film times)
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Black Panther • (Click for Film times)
BlacKkKlansman • (Click for Film times)
Bohemian Rhapsody • (Click for Film times)
Cold Pursuit • (Click for Film times)
Cold War • (Click for Film times)
Glass • (Click for Film times)
Green Book • (Click for Film times)
Gully Boy • (Click for Film times)
Gundam NT • (Click for Film times)
Happy Death Day 2U • (Click for Film times)
Isn't It Romantic • (Click for Film times)
Miss Bala • (Click for Film times)
Ralph Breaks the Internet • (Click for Film times)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse • (Click for Film times)
The Favourite • (Click for Film times)
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part • (Click for Film times)
The Mule • (Click for Film times)
The Prodigy • (Click for Film times)
The Upside • (Click for Film times)
They Shall Not Grow Old • (Click for Film times)
Vice • (Click for Film times)
What Men Want • (Click for Film times)

Century Rio

I-25 & Jefferson · 343-9000 · Film times
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Bumblebee • (Click for Film times)
Cold Pursuit • (Click for Film times)
Escape Room • (Click for Film times)
Glass • (Click for Film times)
Green Book • (Click for Film times)
Gundam NT • (Click for Film times)
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Isn't It Romantic • (Click for Film times)
Mary Poppins Returns • (Click for Film times)
Mirai • (Click for Film times)
Miss Bala • (Click for Film times)
My Fair Lady (1964) • (Click for Film times)
Ralph Breaks the Internet • (Click for Film times)
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The Favourite • (Click for Film times)
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part • (Click for Film times)
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The Mule • (Click for Film times)
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Cottonwood Stadium 16

Cottonwood Mall · (844) 462-7342 ext. 607 · Film times
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Glass • (Click for Film times)
Green Book • (Click for Film times)
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Isn't It Romantic • (Click for Film times)
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My Fair Lady (1964) • (Click for Film times)
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Flix Brewhouse

3236 La Orilla NW · 445-8500 · Film times
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Glass • (Click for Film times)
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Howl's Moving Castle (2004) • (Click for Film times)
Isn't It Romantic • (Click for Film times)
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part • (Click for Film times)
The Upside • (Click for Film times)
What Men Want • (Click for Film times)

High Ridge

12910 Indian School NE · (844) 462-7342 ext. 605 · Film times
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A Star Is Born • (Click for Film times)
Capernaum • (Click for Film times)
Cold War • (Click for Film times)
Destroyer • (Click for Film times)
Free Solo • (Click for Film times)
If Beale Street Could Talk • (Click for Film times)
Stan & Ollie • (Click for Film times)
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Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

13120-A Central Ave. SE · 814-7469 · Film times
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Cold Pursuit • (Click for Film times)
Happy Death Day 2U • (Click for Film times)
Isn't It Romantic • (Click for Film times)
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part • (Click for Film times)
The Prodigy • (Click for Film times)
The Upside • (Click for Film times)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1963) • (Click for Film times)
What Men Want • (Click for Film times)

Movies 8

4591 San Mateo NE · 888-4773 · Film times
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Bohemian Rhapsody • (Click for Film times)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? • (Click for Film times)
Creed II • (Click for Film times)
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch • (Click for Film times)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald • (Click for Film times)
Holmes & Watson • (Click for Film times)
If Beale Street Could Talk • (Click for Film times)
Instant Family • (Click for Film times)
Perfectos Desconocidos (Perfect Strangers) • (Click for Film times)
Second Act • (Click for Film times)
Serenity • (Click for Film times)
The Mule • (Click for Film times)
The Possession of Hannah Grace • (Click for Film times)

Movies West

9201 Coors NW · 898-4664 · Film times
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Can You Ever Forgive Me? • (Click for Film times)
Creed II • (Click for Film times)
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch • (Click for Film times)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald • (Click for Film times)
Holmes & Watson • (Click for Film times)
If Beale Street Could Talk • (Click for Film times)
Instant Family • (Click for Film times)
Second Act • (Click for Film times)
Serenity • (Click for Film times)
The Mule • (Click for Film times)

Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

1000 Premiere Parkway · 994-3300 · 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)
Aquaman • (Click for Film times)
Cold Pursuit • (Click for Film times)
Glass • (Click for Film times)
Green Book • (Click for Film times)
Happy Death Day 2U • (Click for Film times)
Isn't It Romantic • (Click for Film times)
Ralph Breaks the Internet • (Click for Film times)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse • (Click for Film times)
The Kid Who Would Be King • (Click for Film times)
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part • (Click for Film times)
The Prodigy • (Click for Film times)
The Upside • (Click for Film times)
What Men Want • (Click for Film times)

SUB Theater

UNM (Student Union Building Room 1003) · 277-5608
Mid90s • (Click for Film times)

UNM Midweek Movies

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

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

2100 Louisiana Blvd. NE · (844) 462-7342 ext. 4058 · Film times
Alita: Battle Angel • (Click for Film times)
Alita: Battle Angel 3D • (Click for Film times)
Alita: Battle Angel--An IMAX 3D Experience
Aquaman • (Click for Film times)
BlacKkKlansman • (Click for Film times)
Bohemian Rhapsody • (Click for Film times)
Cold Pursuit • (Click for Film times)
Glass • (Click for Film times)
Green Book • (Click for Film times)
Gundam NT • (Click for Film times)
Happy Death Day 2U • (Click for Film times)
Isn't It Romantic • (Click for Film times)
Miss Bala • (Click for Film times)
My Fair Lady (1964) • (Click for Film times)
Ralph Breaks the Internet • (Click for Film times)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse • (Click for Film times)
The Favourite • (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 Prodigy • (Click for Film times)
The Upside • (Click for Film times)
They Shall Not Grow Old • (Click for Film times)
What Men Want • (Click for Film times)