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Border

A customs officer with an odd genetic deformity and a supernatural ability to "sniff out" fear develops an unexpected attraction to a strangely familiar traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence. This uncategorizable magical-realist romantic crime drama comes to us from Sweden and is based on a short story by John Ajvide Lindqvist (who wrote Let the Right One In). It's quite strange, but surprisingly empathetic. In Swedish with English subtitles. 100 minutes R. (Opens Friday 11/16)
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Boy Erased

Aussie actor Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, The Great Gatsby) writes and directs this drama based on Garrard Conley's painful memoir. Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman are the devoutly religious parents of a teenage boy (Lucas Hedges) forced to participate in a church-sponsored gay conversion program. 114 minutes R. (Opens Friday 11/16)
Century 14 Downtown
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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. (Opens Tuesday 11/20)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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. (Opens Thursday 11/15)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 3D

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

A Feast of Man

When a wealthy New York playboy dies unexpectedly, his five closest friends are summoned to his country home for a viewing of this video will. Each one will become a millionaire overnight—if they can unanimously agree to consume his dead body. This broad black comedy lands somewhere between an old-fashioned stage farce and a Whit Stillman indie about class mores (complete with Lloyd Kaufman cameo). 82 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 11/17)
Guild Cinema

Furry Burque Film Festival

Boofy's Best for Pets presents this inaugural festival, showcasing local short films about our furry friends. This is a fundraising event for Second Chance Animal Rescue Inc. Prizes will be awarded to the best films, based on audience votes. 100 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 11/17)
Guild Cinema

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

Described as something between a "poet" and a "philosopher" of photography, Garry Winogrand used his Leica M4 to capture everything from the Mad Men era of New York City to the Women's Movement. Once dismissed by critics, Winogrand's "snapshot aesthetic" is now considered the universal language of contemporary image making. This first documentary examination of Winogrand's life and work includes a glimpse at hundreds of rolls of film left undeveloped upon his unexpected death in 1984. 90 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 11/16)
Guild Cinema

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. (Opens Tuesday 11/20)
Century Rio
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Blues musician Paul Butterfield's mentor was Muddy Waters—which gives you some idea of the guy's street cred. His band's first album, released in 1965, was named the "No. 11 Blues Album of All Time" by DownBeat. Through his music and his words, along with firsthand accounts from his family and band mates, this documentary tells the story of the man many have called the best blues harmonica player ever. 95 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 11/16)
Guild Cinema

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. (Opens Thursday 11/15)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

A Private War

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) headlines this restless biopic about celebrated, real-life war correspondent Marie Colvin. Working for London's Sunday Times, Colvin covered stories in assorted global hot spots for three decades. Pike bites into the fearless, hard-drinking, larger-than-life role with gusto while documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts) keeps the action (mostly) grounded. 110 minutes R. (Opens Friday 11/16)
Cottonwood Stadium 16
High Ridge
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

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. (Opens Tuesday 11/15)
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

Ralph Breaks the Internet 3D

Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio

Robin Hood

Does the world need another snarky, pseudo-modernist retelling of the Robin Hood story? Probably not. But here come Taron Edgerton (Robin Hood), Jamie Foxx (Little John) and Jamie Dornan (Will Scarlet) to do just that. Don't worry; there's lots and lots and lots of frantic, explosive, video game-inspired action. 116 minutes PG-13. (Opens Tuesday 11/20)
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Taxiwaala

In this "supernatural comedy thriller," an unemployed young man (Vijay Deverakonda, Arjun Reddy) starts his own cab company after restoring a classic American muscle car. Unfortunately, the car's passenger seat is occupied by a scary ghost! Also, there's a bunch of romance. In Telugu with English subtitles. 131 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 11/16)
Century Rio

Widows

Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) co-writes and directs this crime thriller based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects). After three women (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriquez, Elizabeth Debicki) are left widowed by their husbands' botched criminal careers, a nasty crime boss leans on the ladies to make up for their spouses' two million dollar screw-up. With no other recourse, the ladies transform themselves into a criminal crew and plot out a multimillion-dollar heist. 129 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 11/15)
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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Beetlejuice

Tim Burton's still extremely fun comedy from 1988 features Michael Keaton as the nutty "bioexorcist" hired by a couple of recently deceased ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) to rid their home of some pesky new (living) owners (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones and Winona Ryder). 92 minutes PG.
Guild Cinema

Castle in the Sky

The Studio Ghibli flashback train continues with one of master animator Hayao Miyazaki's most visually dazzling sci-fi fantasies, circa 1986. A young girl with a mysterious crystal pendant falls out of the sky and into the arms of young Pazu. Together they search for a legendary, ancient, floating castle and the secrets hidden within. Screened in English dubbed and English subtitled versions. 124 minutes G.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Dorothy (Judy Garland) heads over the rainbow, commits involuntary manslaughter, steals some shoes, hooks up with three weird strangers and gets hired on as an assassin. Spoiler alert: In the end it's all a dream. Or is it? 125 minutes G.
SUB Theater

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Beautiful Boy

This tender and highly personal biographical drama is based on a pair of best-selling memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff. It chronicles the heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping with their teenage son's drug addiction. Steve Carell, Amy Ryan (both from "The Office") and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) star. 120 minutes R.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
High Ridge

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.
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

“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.
Century Rio
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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.
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

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch 3D

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

The Girl in the Spider's Web

Stieg Larsson's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series gets yet another soft reboot. This one's based on the sequel novel by David Lagercrantz, written after Larsson's death. Seems that superhacker/punk-rock Batgirl Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy from "The Crown") and journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason) run afoul of a secret criminal organization run by Lisbeth's long-lost evil psycho genius twin sister (Sylvia Hoeks). These sleekly sadistic Nordic noir thrillers remain slightly less realistic than your average James Bond movie. But they have their fans. 117 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

Halloween

Halloween

Although this is technically the 11th film in the Halloween franchise, indie director David Gordon Green (George Washington, All the Real Girls, Prince Avalanche) and his co-writer/pal Danny McBride ("Eastbound & Down") erase everything that happened after John Carpenter's 1978 original to create this direct sequel. It sticks with the rigidly formulaic rules, but at least it's got a mildly proactive twist. Poor, traumatized "final girl" Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) has spent the last 40 years praying for masked slasher Michael Myers to escape from prison. Seems she's transformed herself into a badass survivalist patiently plotting Michael's death. Unfortunately, her family (including grown-up daughter Judy Greer) thinks she's just crazy paranoid. Turns out she's not. FULL REVIEW: Familiar fright film comes out slashing by Devin D. O’Leary (10/25/2018). 106 minutes R.
Century Rio

The Hate U Give

Suddenly ubiquitous "YA-book-turned-teen-movie" star Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games; Everything, Everything; The Darkest Minds) headlines this dramatic adaptation of Angie Thomas' novel about a young girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her best friend at the hands of police. Facing pressure from all sides, she must find her voice and stand up for what's right. 133 minutes PG-13.
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

Hunter Killer

Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman and Common star in this generic action thriller about an American submarine captain who teams with US Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general. It's based on the desperately Clancy-esque novel Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith. Your dad probably wants to watch it. 121 minutes R.
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16

Night School

A grown-up loser (Kevin Hart) goes back to night school in hopes of earning his GED. But he falls in love with the teacher (Tiffany Haddish) instead. Like ya do. 111 minutes PG-13.
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

Nobody's Fool

The now ubiquitous Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, Uncle Drew, Night School, The Oath, "The Last O.G.") stars in this comedy-drama for director/name brand Tyler Perry. The story involves a women who is released from jail and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers, however, that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems—so she uses her criminal background to catch the cad. 110 minutes R.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

No one who has ever sat through a performance of The Nutcracker has done so for the slim-to-nonexistent story (something about a little girl opening Christmas presents, a dancing nutcracker who's really a prince, a bunch of evil mice and a Sugar Plum Fairy). Here, Disney tries to amp up the fantasy to Oz The Great and Powerful levels. This involves lots and lots and lots of computer animation. Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) stars. Helen Mirren, Kiera Knightley and Morgan Freeman are in there somewhere too, wearing crazy wigs. 99 minutes PG.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

The Old Man & The Gun

The Old Man and The Gun

Robert Redford's (allegedly) final film is this extremely low-key crime flick about a seventysomething dude who breaks out of prison and goes on a bank robbery spree. Based (loosely) on a true story, it sounds sprightly and exciting. But writer-director David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints, A Ghost Story) wants to keep this as minimalist a cinematic exercise as possible. The film trades well on Redford's charisma, and he gets some nice scenes with romantic interest Sissy Spacek.At the end of the day, though, the film is much more about quiet conversations in small diners than gunfights and car chases. FULL REVIEW: Real life bank heist flick gets a senior discount by Devin D. O’Leary (10/11/2018). 93 minutes PG-13.
High Ridge

Overlord

During World War II, a group of American soldiers (including Kurt Russell's offspring Wyatt) is shot down over Nazi-occupied France, but must complete its mission or the invasion of Normandy can't happen. The assignment? Defeat an army of nasty zombies created by Nazi scientists. The elements of this action-horror outing may be familiar, but at least the director (Australian up-and-comer Julius Avery) treats it seriously, eschewing camp for intense B-movie thrills. 109 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

Smallfoot

A community of mountain-dwelling Yeti are unconvinced when one of their members (voiced by Channing Tatum) spots a mythical "Smallfoot" (a human being). Naturally, our hero goes on a quest to find the elusive creatures and ends up with more than he bargained for. James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito and Gina Rodriquez provided the voices for this computer-animated comedy from Warner Animation Group (makers of The Lego Movie). 96 minutes PG.
Century Rio
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

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

Venom

Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury Road) stars in this loose spin-off of Marvel's Spider-Man universe. Hardy plays an investigative reporter who finds himself infected by an alien parasite that gives him superpowers but urges him to do bad, bad things. The tone flops around a bit, from dark superhero drama to goofy B-movie comedy. Fans of late-'80s/early-'90s Todd McFarlane comics are the most receptive audience. 112 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

What They Had

A middle-aged woman (Hilary Swank) returns home at her brother's urging to deal with her Alzheimer's-afflicted mother (Blythe Danner) and the reluctance of her father (Robert Forster) to let go of their life together. This tangle of serious domestic conflicts is wrapped around the central issue of evolving parent-child dynamics. It's fairly standard stuff for indie dramas, but playwright-turned-filmmaker Elizabeth Chomko and her talented cast tackle it with empathy and efficiency. 101 minutes R.
High Ridge

Wildlife

Actor Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) turns writer-director to adapt Richard Ford's snow globe of a novel. Ed Oxenbould (of the cult films The Visit and Better Watch Out) stars as a teenager mutely observing the meltdown of his parents' marriage in suburban Helena, Mont., circa 1960. Jake Gyllenhaal is the dad who loses his job and ditches out on his responsibilities by volunteering as a forest fire fighter for the summer. Carey Mulligan is the mom who cozies up to an older local banker who smells like security. Very little happens, storywise, but Dano offers some autumnal cinematography and some fly-on-the-wall anthropology of mid-century American family values. 104 minutes PG-13.
High Ridge

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Alpha

In this family-oriented adventure drama, a lost young hunter (Kodi Smit-McPhee, X-Men: Apocalypse) befriends an injured wolf during Earth's last Ice Age, inadvertently creating domesticated canines and initiating the world's first "boy and his dog" story. 96 minutes PG-13.
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Movies West

Christopher Robin

In this live-action/animated fantasy, a middle-aged Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor)—real-life star of the A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh books—finds himself going through a midlife crisis. And who should show up at his doorstep in urban London? How about the silly ol' bear himself and his pals from the Hundred Acre Wood (rendered in CGI as perfect stuffed animals come to life). 104 minutes PG.
Movies West

Colette

Keira Knightley stars in this period biopic about controversial turn-of-the-century French novelist Colette. Initially pushed to publish novels under her husband's name, she eventually fought to make her own talents known. Naturally, this challenged gender norms at the time. Also, she slept with other women—which might have also challenged gender norms a bit. Unlike a lot of Knightley's work, this is no stuffy costume drama. It's an inspiring, funny and liberating glimpse at early female empowerment. 111 minutes Unrated.
Movies 8
Movies West

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan's hit novel gets the first-class romantic comedy treatment courtesy of director Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, Jem and the Holograms). Middle class native New Yorker Rachel (Constance Wu from "Fresh Off the Boat") heads to Singapore to meet her humble boyfriend's family. Much to her surprise, he turns out to be the scion of one of the top 10 wealthiest families in Asia. But what will happen when he introduces Rachel to his controlling mother and the rest of his close-knit clan during the society wedding of the year? Among the cast of this charming, funny, romantic and ri-dic-ulously opulent flick are Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong, Awkwafina, Jimmy O. Yang and Harry Shum Jr. 120 minutes PG-13.
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First Man

Unlike the easy, patriotic uplift of Apollo 13 or The Right Stuff, this dead serious drama from director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) concentrates on all the pain and personal sacrifice that went into NASA's early space program. Ryan Gosling (The Notebook) is the designated first man on the moon, tightlipped hero Neil Armstrong. Claire Foy ("The Crown") is his long-suffering wife, Janet. The tragic undertones, the uncomfortably close camera work and the complex psychological weight of it all make for a murkier, more artistic look at America's Space Age. 141 minutes PG-13.
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Home Again

Reese Witherspoon stars as a single mom whose life takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young dudes to move into her LA home. This sitcom-worthy romcom comes to us from writer-director Hallie Meyers-Shyer, daughter of Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer (who gave us Private Benjamin, Irreconcilable Differences, Baby Boom, Father of the Bride, The Parent Trap and Something's Gotta Give). 97 minutes PG-13.
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

The House With a Clock in Its Walls

This family-oriented, '50s-set fantasy (based on the book by John Bellairs) finds a young orphan (Owen Vaccaro, Daddy's Home) moving in with his warlock of an uncle (Jack Black) and helping him on his quest through a magical mansion to locate a supernatural clock that could bring about the Apocalypse. Frantic and fast-paced, this junior-grade funhouse ride looks good but lacks much in the way of a script. 104 minutes PG.
Movies 8
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Incredibles 2

After 14 years Pixar returns to the Parr family, the clan of superpowered folks who fought off enforced retirement. Now the family is thrown for a loop when mom Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is recruited by a high-profile, Avengers-style team, leaving dad Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) to play Mr. Mom to his superpowered kids—including wonder baby Jack-Jack. 118 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8
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Johnny English Strikes Again

This series of silly James Bond spoofs is far from star Rowan Atkinson's best work ("Black Adder," "Mr. Bean," Four Weddings and a Funeral—take your pick, really). Given that this is the third film in the series, though, we're forced to admit it's among his most successful. This outing finds bumbling superspy Johnny English coming out of retirement to stop a mastermind computer hacker. Atkinson has still got a fine sense of timing, but these retro-style shenanigans feel awfully antiquated 20 years after Austin Powers and 55 years after The Pink Panther. 88 minutes PG.
Movies 8
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Who’s hungry for seafood?

The Meg

Bald bad-ass Jason Statham (The Transporter) is a deep sea rescue expert called upon to save some oceanographers trapped in an experimental sub at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Unfortunately, the rescue effort ticks off a very large, very prehistoric shark, who proceeds to deliver his best Jaws imitation. Predictable, loud and kinda silly, this Chinese-produced monster movie at least has some fun action and credible special effects. FULL REVIEW: Wait 20 minutes after eating to view this movie by Devin D. O’Leary (8/9/2018). 113 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8
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The Meg 3D

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The Nun

Fans of The Conjuring universe films should be happy with another ghostly spin-off/sequel (after 2017's Annabelle: Creation). This one finds "a priest with a haunted past" and "a novice on the threshold of her final vows" heading to Romania to confront the spectral figure of a demonic nun. Nuns are scary, right? 96 minutes R.
Movies 8
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Searching

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father (John Cho, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) breaks into her laptop to find clues as to her whereabouts. Like the 2014 horror flick Unfriended, this trend-hopping mystery-thriller is "screencast" entirely via internet chat rooms, YouTube videos, webcams and the like. 102 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8

A Simple Favor

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in this slyly, blackly comedic crime drama, directed by Paul Feig ("Freaks and Geeks," Bridesmaids) and based on the novel by Darcey Bell. Kendrick is a small-town "mommy blogger" who sets out to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of her best friend (Lively). 117 minutes R.
Movies 8
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald • (Click for Film times)
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald--An IMAX Experience
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Nobody's Fool • (Click for Film times)
Overlord • (Click for Film times)
Overlord--An IMAX Experience
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