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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 its McCarthy prickly performance that rings true. FULL REVIEW: F is for Fraudulence by Devin D. O’Leary (11/8/2018). 106 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 11/8)
Century Rio
High Ridge

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. (Opens Thursday 11/8)
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. (Opens Thursday 11/8)
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

Heavy Trip

This heavy metal comedy from Finland finds the small-town "symphonic post-apocalyptic reindeer-grinding Christ-abusing extreme war pagan Fennoscandian metal" band Impaled Rektum invited to the hottest metal festival in Norway. Never mind that the boys have practiced for 12 years without ever actually playing a gig. All the hapless bandmates have to do is steal a van, a corpse and a new drummer and make their way across northern Europe to make their dreams come true. In English, Finnish and Norwegian with English subtitles. 92 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 11/9)
Guild Cinema

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. (Opens Thursday 11/8)
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

Run Wild, Run Free

This outdoor documentary takes viewers back 60 years ago when the height of the Industrial Revolution was killing our nation's waterways with dams, water diversions and pollution. Determined to save our country's great outdoors, twin brothers and renowned wildlife biologists John and Frank Craighead drafted what became the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Run Wild, Run Free hopes to inspire a new generation to protect America's freshwater ecosystems. New Mexico Wilderness Alliance executive director Mark Allison will give a brief talk about the Gila River prior to the screening. All proceeds from this screening go to benefit NMWA's Keep the Gila Wild Campaign. 45 minutes Unrated. (Opens Sunday 11/11)
Guild Cinema

Soufra

Dress For Success Albuquerque presents this inspirational documentary about intrepid social entrepreneur Mariam Shaar, a refugee who spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut. Determined to change her life, Shaar launched a catering service, expanded into a food truck business and now employs a diverse team of fellow refugee women. 73 minutes Unrated. (Opens Saturday 11/10)
Guild Cinema

Thugs of Hindostan

Based in Philip Meadows Taylor's 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug, this historical Indian action drama tell the story of a thuggee thief and murderer named Khudabaksh Azaad (Amitabh Bachchan). Despite their criminal ways, Khudabaksh and his thug gang are set on liberating the Indian subcontinent from the rule of the expanding British East India Company. This swashbuckling, Pirates of the Caribbean-esque epic, set in 1795, is reportedly the most expensive Bollywood film ever made (at around $42 million). In Hindi with English subtitles. 164 minutes Unrated. (Opens Thursday 11/8)
Century 14 Downtown

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. (Opens Friday 11/9)
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. (Opens Friday 11/9)
High Ridge

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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Bruce W. Timm and Paul Dini spun their successful run on the film noir-inspired "Batman: The Animated Series" into this dark, mystery-filled 1993 feature. Seems our hero is being implicated in a series of mob boss murders. The real culprit? A vigilante assassin known only as The Phantasm. See also: Reel World: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Outdoor Vision Fest, Santa Fe Labor Film Festival by Devin D. O’Leary (4/30/2015). 76 minutes PG.
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Bunny O'Hare

This kooky 1971 comedy stars Bette Davis as a penniless widow who blackmails a bank robber (Ernest Borgnine) into teaching her the tricks of the trade. This slapstick curiosity was filmed on location in Albuquerque. Then governor David Cargo even makes a cameo as a state trooper. Modern Albuquerque LLC is screening this as a look into mid-century Albuquerque architecture, as it shows off the newly built Winrock Mall, the Princess Jeanne Bank and other local landmarks. 91 minutes PG.
Guild Cinema

Die Hard

If this isn't your favorite Christmas movie, it should be. Young Bruce Willis (circa 1988) is a cop who flies to Los Angeles to reunite with his estranged wife for the holidays. Unfortunately, she's inside a towering office building that's been taken over by a calculating German terrorist (the incredible Alan Rickman). This one pretty much wrote the template for modern action films and is still highly entertaining from start to finish. And yes, this is the 30th anniversary. You may now feel old. 131 minutes R.
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Cottonwood Stadium 16

Patton

George C. Scott earned an Oscar for this 1970 portrayal of the controversial World War II General George S. Patton. 172 minutes PG.
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque

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20th Annual Animation Show of Shows

This year's animated outing assembles 15 thought-provoking, poignant and very funny cartoons from around the globe. Computer animation, stop-motion claymation and traditional hand-drawn animations from France, Germany, Brazil, the Netherlands, Argentina, Canada and the US are featured. 98 minutes Unrated.
Guild Cinema

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

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.
Century 14 Downtown
Century Rio
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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.
Century Rio

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

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.
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 Happy Prince

Rupert Everett (My Best Friend's Wedding) writes, directs and stars (alongside Colin Firth, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson) in this biographical drama about the tragic last days of writer Oscar Wilde, who looks back on his life with trademark detachment and humor. 105 minutes R.
High Ridge

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.
Century 14 Downtown
Cottonwood Stadium 16
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

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.
Century 14 Downtown

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

Kusama: Infinity

Artist Yayoi Kusama, now 89 and living in a psychiatric hospital in Japan, is joined by a string of experts (critics, gallery owners, fellow artists) who discuss her life and work. Her modest beginnings in Japan to her becoming an internationally renowned artist in the '60s (polka dots, so many polka dots) are covered in this bright and breezy biography. 76 minutes Unrated.
Guild Cinema

Love, Gilda

By weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends and rare home movies, this exuberant documentary allows much-loved comedienne Gilda Radner herself to reflect on her life and career. Modern-day comediennes (Amy Poehler, May Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy) show up to read impromptu snippets from her diary. The results will make you cry a bit (of course), but also smile a lot. 88 minutes Unrated.
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.
Century Rio
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

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

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 3D

AMC Albuquerque 12
Century Rio

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
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema

The Sisters Brothers

John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix strap on the six-guns to play a pair of reckless assassins, sent to kill a brainy gold prospector (Riz Ahmed) in 1850s Oregon. There's a hint of the Coen brothers' brand of violent comedy in this English language debut from French filmmaker Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet). But Audiard is his own man, crafting a boisterous comedy, a raw-boned Western and a gritty journey of self-discovery all mixed into one. 121 minutes R.
High Ridge

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

Support the Girls

Regina Hall (Scary Movie, Think Like a Man, Girls Trip) stars in this big-hearted comedy as the unlikely (and quite motherly) general manager of a Hooters-esque sports bar. She looks over her staff, nurturing and protecting them. Over the course of one trying day, however, her optimism is tested. Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess) directs. 91 minutes Unrated.
Guild Cinema

Suspiria

Suspiria

Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) takes a whack at remaking Dario Argento's iconic 1977 horror flick. Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey) stars as an ingenuous American dance student who gets into the exclusive Tanz Academy in West Berlin, circa 1977. While terrorism and division reigns on the streets, our heroine discovers that the school's staff (led by artsy Tilda Swinton) is made up entirely of immortal witches looking for fresh flesh and blood. There are some inspired moments and plenty of gore, but the script adds a few too many sideplots to the original, bogging the whole eerie affair down in pretension, political machinations and interpretive dance. FULL REVIEW: Remake of cult horror classic engages in mesmerizing, confounding dance of death by Devin D. O’Leary (11/1/2018). 152 minutes R.
Century Rio
High Ridge

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

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

The Wife

When her famous, philandering husband (Jonathn 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.
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.
Movies 8
Movies West

Bad Times at the El Royale

Drew Goddard, who turned the horror genre on its ear with The Cabin in the Woods, writes and directs this stylishly baroque crime thriller about seven mysterious strangers, each with a secret to bury, who all show up at a rundown hotel/casino on Lake Tahoe, circa 1969, looking for either trouble or redemption. Slow-building tension combines with some whiplash twists, resulting in one shockingly original, winkingly humorous mystery. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, and Jon Hamm are among the good-lookin' cast. 141 minutes R.
Movies 8
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

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.
Movies 8
Movies West

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

The monsters from Hotel Transylvania are headed out for some fun in the sun. Workaholic hotelier Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) finds himself stuck on a sea cruise with his daughter (Selena Gomez), his human son-in-law (Andy Samberg) and a host of mummies, werewolves and Frankenstein monsters. Naturally, old man Drac falls in love with the ship's lovely captain (Kathryn Hahn). Just as naturally, she turns out to be a descendent of the famed vampire killing clan, the Van Helsings. Hijinks ensue. 97 minutes PG.
Movies 8

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
Movies West

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
Movies West

The Meg 3D

Movies West

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
Movies West

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
Movies West

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
Movies West

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

This lovely and incredibly welcome documentary explores the life, lessons and legacy of iconic children's show host Fred Rogers—whose compassion, earnestness and fundamental "goodness" seem to be in desperately short supply in today's contentious world. Be prepared to get hit with a wave of nostalgia and emotion. It's OK to cry, even. Mr. Rogers said so. Morgan Neville (an Oscar winner for 20 Feet From Stardom) directs. 94 minutes PG-13.
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