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The Advocates

Of the over half a million homeless people in America, some 25 percent live in California. Amid public outcry over the ballooning homeless population in Los Angeles, three advocates from three different organizations demonstrate what "care in the community" looks like amid today's changing policy landscape. Advocates Claudia Perez, Rudy Salinas and Mel Tillekeratne are profiled in this deep look at the socioeconomic factors behind our country's homeless crisis. 87 minutes Unrated. (Opens Tuesday 1/22)
Guild Cinema

American Socialist: The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debs

Albuquerque Democratic Socialists of America presents this special documentary tracing the history of American populism by expolring the life and times of the man whose progressive ideas fueled generations of thinkers—from FDR's New Deal to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. 97 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 1/20)
Guild Cinema

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. (Opens Thursday 1/17)
AMC Albuquerque 12
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

Hal

Though widely acclaimed in film fan circles, American director Hal Ashby (Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, Shampoo, Coming Home, Being There) is often overlooked in the canon of classic Hollywood outsider moviemakers. Here, the man gets his documentary due using rare archival materials, interviews, personal letters and audio recordings. 90 minutes Unrated. (Opens Tuesday 1/22)
Guild Cinema

The Witness Premiere Event

Local Albuquerque filmmaking team Longbox Productions debuts their latest short, an experimental neo-noir detective film called "The Witness." It's accompanied by several other locally made shorts, including "Walk," "Apothecary's Cage," "The Lonely earth," "Heineken" and "reality check." 60 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 1/19)
Guild Cinema

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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.
UNM Midweek Movies

I Am Not Your Negro (2017)

Samuel L. Jackson narrates this powerful documentary which relates famed writer James Baldwin's attempt to tell the story of race in modern America via his unfinished novel Remember This House. Six years in the making, this collection of images, interviews and historical clips is a brilliant, galvanizing and frighteningly timely examination of the Civil Rights Era. 95 minutes PG-13.
Guild Cinema

Spring Night, Summer Night (1967)

This rarely screened 1967 portrait of poverty-stricken Appalachia tells the fictional story of a coal miner's daughter who has an affair with her half-brother. Shot entirely on location in southern Ohio, the film marks the start of a movement in "regional cinema" that became increasingly popular throughout the '70s and '80s. A taboo-busting indie cinema hallmark. Former Guild Cinema co-owner and film restorationist Peter Conheim will be there in person for a talk regarding this "lost" film's recent 4K reconstruction and restoration. 82 minutes R.
Guild Cinema

“… And I say 102 Dalmatians is the best Glenn Close performance to date!”

The Wife

When her famous, philandering husband (Jonathan Pryce) wins the Nobel Prize in Literature, a long-suffering wife (Glenn Close) starts to question her life choices. Close commands the screen with an incisive, emotional performance—even if the script (based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer) doesn't dig very deep beyond the film's one semi-interesting secret. FULL REVIEW: The family that writes together fights together in A-list acting display by Devin D. O’Leary (9/13/2018). 100 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown
High Ridge

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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.
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

Ben Is Back

Julia Roberts stars alongside Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea, Lady Bird) in this uncomfortable drama about a drug-addicted boy who shows up at his family's home just in time for Christmas Eve. Hedges' dad, Peter Hedges (Pieces of April, Dan in Real Life), directs with a mixture of tension and tough love. 103 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown
Cottonwood Stadium 16

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
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Bohemian Rhapsody (Sing-A-Long)

I mean, it's not like there was anything preventing you before. 134 minutes PG-13.
Flix Brewhouse

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

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.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century Rio

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

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

If there's one thing that Dragon Ball fans can't get enough of it's Dragon Ball. This is the 20th Dragon Ball movie and takes place after the Universe Survival Saga depicted in the "Dragon Ball Super" TV series. After the destruction of Planet Vegeta, three Saiyans were scattered among the stars. Two found homes on Earth, while the third was raised with a burning desire for vengeance. Now super-powered marital arts heroes Goku and Vegeta must battle against an unknown Saiyan with terrible destructive forces at his command. 101 minutes Unrated.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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.
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

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 Rio
High Ridge

Free Solo

In this sporting documentary, Alex Honnold becomes the first person to ever "free solo" climb Yosemite's 3,000-foot high El Capitan Wall. That means he had no ropes or safety gear. Which is either awesome or dumb, depending on your perspective. The rectum-puckering feat was briefly covered in Jennifer Peedom's high-altitude documentary Mountain. But it gets the sole focus here. 100 minutes PG-13.
High Ridge

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Between this series and The House With a Clock In Its Walls, Jack Black is turning into the king of kiddie horror. Here, he reprises his campy turn as (real life) kid's book author R.L. Stine, called upon to save the day when a string of supernatural horrors threaten to derail Halloween. 90 minutes PG.
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Green Book

A working-class, Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortenesen) from New York City finds himself acting as chauffeur for a wealthy black concert pianist (Mahershala Ali) as he goes on a tour of the segregated Jim Crow South in 1962. This family friendly tale of discrimination clearly flips the script on the Driving Miss Daisy formula. But director Peter Farrelly (who, along with his brother, gave us Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary) directs with compassion and humor. 130 minutes PG-13.
Century Rio
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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.
Century Rio

The House That Jack Built

The latest audience-divider from Danish auteur Lars von Trier (Dancer in the Dark, Breaking the Waves, Dogville, Antichrist) arrives in theaters. In this sadistic horror drama, Matt Dillon plays a highly intelligent serial killer who develops his skills over the course of 12 years. Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz, Riley Keough and Jeremy Davies are among the cast of victims. Your appreciation of this will depend largely on how interested you are in spending more time deep-diving von Trier's tortured, misanthropic psyche. 152 minutes R.
Guild Cinema

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.
Century Rio
High Ridge

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

Mary Queen of Scots

Scottish monarch Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan from Brooklyn) attempts to overthrow her cousin Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie from Suicide Squad) in this historical costume drama. Spoiler alert: It doesn't work out so well, and she finds herself imprisoned in various castles for nearly 20 years. PS: It gets worse from there. Written at a feverish pace by Beau Willimon ("House of Cards") this is a bit like watching an entire BBC mini-series in one sitting, but it's dramatic and indisputably well-dressed. 125 minutes R.
Century Rio

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
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
High Ridge
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

The early professional life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is profiled in this simple, slightly hagiographic biopic. Brit actress Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) stars as the young lawyer who struggles to find professional employment following her graduation from Harvard Law School. Along with her devoted hubby (played by Armie Hammer) she discovers an obscure tax law case, which could crack open the possibility of equal rights for women. It's ultimately your standard, buttoned-down courtroom drama, but the cast is fiery and the filmmakers are committed to highlighting this obscure but important legal matter. FULL REVIEW: Courtroom drama lauds its subject for her role in the fight for equality by Devin D. O’Leary (1/10/2019). 120 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
High Ridge
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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.
Century Rio

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
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Replicas

Replicas

In this sci-fi thriller a brilliant scientist (Keanu Reeves) working on transferring human brain patterns into robotic bodies becomes obsessed with bringing his wife and kids back after they are killed in a traffic accident. As you might guess, things don't work out so well. Why can't I shake the feeling that somebody already released this cheaply made, absurdly written slice of speculative fiction 10 years ago, and we didn't like it much then? FULL REVIEW: Keanu Reeves goes old school in retrograde sci-fi thriller by Devin D. O’Leary (1/17/2019). 107 minutes PG-13.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

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
Flix Brewhouse
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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.
High Ridge

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.
AMC Albuquerque 12
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio

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
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Flix Brewhouse
High Ridge
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
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16
High Ridge

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.
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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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Dr. Seuss' The Grinch 3D

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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.
Movies 8
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 3D

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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.
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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.
Cottonwood Stadium 16
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Movies West

Mortal Engines

Based on Philip Reeve's steampunk-ish YA novels, this sci-fi fantasy takes us to post-apocalyptic Europe, devastated by a catastrophic world war. Long-destroyed cities have been rebuilt at sea and in the air. But on land, the biggest cities have been reconstructed as towering, tank-like monstrosities crawling their way across the landscape and waging war on smaller, slower towns. In the mobile metropolis of London, two young people (Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan) meet and try to stop a conspiracy involving an ancient weapon of incalculable power. The setting is imaginative, but the story is cobbled together from a variety of familiar sources. 128 minutes PG-13.
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Mortal Engines 3D

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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.
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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.
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Movies West

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.
Movies West

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.
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