Film listings for 04/07/17


OPENING FRIDAY

“Frantz”

Grade: C+. Review page 31

“Smurfs: The Lost Village”

Grade: C-. Review page 30

NOT REVIEWED

“The Case for Christ”: PG. 112 minutes. An investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist sets out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Going in Style”: PG-13. 96 minutes. Three senior citizens set out to rob a bank in this caper comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Your Name”: PG. 106 minutes. Two high school students find themselves linked in a strange way in this animated film from Japan. Alamo South, Arbor. Tinseltown. Violet Crown.

NOW PLAYING

“Beauty and the Beast.” C+. PG. 129 minutes. Emma Watson stars in this live action retelling of Disney’s classic tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo South. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3-D: Gateway. Metropolitan. Southpark. Westgate.

“The Boss Baby.” C. PG. 97 minutes. A seven-year-old has his world turned upside down by the arrival of his new little brother. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3-D: Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Chips.” R. 100 minutes. A former pro motorbiker with no law enforcement experience and a cocky undercover federal agent become a team on the California Highway Patrol in this comedy. Southpark.

“Get Out.” A-. R. 103 minutes. In this horror film with a serious message, a young man discovers a dark secret upon meeting his girlfriend’s parents for the first time. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Westgate.

“Ghost in the Shell” PG-13. 106 minutes. Scarlett Johansson plays a human cyber-enhanced after a crash to be a perfect soldier tasked with stopping criminals. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3-D: Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. Imax: Barton Creek. Bullock Museum. Gateway.

“Hidden Figures.” A-. PG. 127 minutes. Three brilliant African-American women who served as the brains of one of the greatest operations in history, are at the heart of this untold true story of NASA. Gateway. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Kong: Skull Island.” B-. PG-13. 120 minutes. This revival of a familar story centers on the origins of King Kong. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Metropolitan.

“The Last Word.” C-. R. 108 minutes. An aging woman sets out to reshape the way she is remembered after asking a young journalist to help her write her life story. Arbor.

“Life.” C-. R. 103 minutes. A team of scientists at the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Ritz. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Westgate.

“Lion.” PG-13. 121 minutes. An Indian boy takes the wrong train thousands of miles away from his family and is eventually adopted by an Australian couple. Arbor. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Logan.” B+. R. 137 minutes. The satisfying conclusion to Wolverine’s storyline has the mutant caring for an ailing Professor X at a hideout on the Mexican border when a young mutant arrives and upends his attempt to disappear from the world. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Evo. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“Moana.” B. PG. 113 minutes. Disney’s latest animated film is set in the islands of the South Pacific, where Moana searches for a hulking demigod named Maui. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Personal Shopper.” B+. R. 105 minutes. A young woman working as a personal shopper for a celebrity in Paris makes spiritual contact with her recently deceased twin brother. Arbor.

“Power Rangers” C+. PG-13. 124 minutes. A group of five teenagers use their unique superpowers to save the world from an evil witch. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Raw.” A-. R. 98 minutes. A vegetarian veterinary student has a violent reaction after she is forced to eat raw meat for the first time. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo South.

“The Shack.” C+. PG-13. 132 minutes. A trio of enigmatic strangers take one man on a life-changing journey after he undergoes a family tragedy. Hill Country. Round Rock.

“Sing.” B+. PG. 108 minutes. The animated movie colorfully depicts the hopefuls — all animals — participating in a singing contest. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Song to Song.” C-. R. 129 minutes. A songwriting couple chasing success in the Austin music scene encounter betrayal and seduction when they meet a music producer and his girlfriend. Alamo South.

“T2: Trainspotting.” A-. R. 117 minutes. A junkie returns to Edinburgh, reunites with his old pals and plans to open a brothel in this sequel to the popular 90s indie flick. Alamo South. Arbor.

“The Zookeeper’s Wife.” B. PG-13. 125 minutes. The true story of a husband and wife in Nazi-occupied Poland who used their positions at the Warsaw Zoo to shepherd Jews out of the country. Arbor. Barton Creek. Hill Country. Stone Hill.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“The Wizard of Oz.” Dorothy and her dog Toto get caught in a tornado and are whisked away to the magical land of Oz in this classic film. 7 p.m. today. $5 donation encouraged. he Community Cinema at Mobile Loaves and Fishes, 9301 Hog Eye Road. austinfilm.org.

“Master Pancake: The Warriors” Local comedy troupe provides live commentary as they spoof the late 70’s classic film about a New York City street gang set in an alternate future. 7 and 10 p.m. today. $14.50. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. drafthouse.com.

“The Marseilles Trilogy: Fanny” Directed by Marc Allegret from a script by Marcel Pagnol, the second film in Pagnol’s Marseilles Trilogy focuses on the difficult decisions Fanny must make when she learns she is pregnant with Marius’ child. 2 p.m. Sunday. $7. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. 6th St. austinfilm.org.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Movies & TV

Today’s Special: It’s time for a soothing bowl of steaming soup
Today’s Special: It’s time for a soothing bowl of steaming soup

This time of the year puts me into the comfort-food mode. And nothing is more soothing than a steaming bowl of homemade soup on a cool February day.  A hearty soup, by itself or with a sandwich and salad, makes a complete dinner on a busy day. Assembling a whole meal in a bowl with simple ingredients, such as beans, sautéed onions, a handful...
Lessons From the 2018 Winemaker Challenge
Lessons From the 2018 Winemaker Challenge

While pricey Napa Valley wines dominated the top awards at the 2018 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition in San Diego at the end of January, other trends emerged, as they always do. The Winemaker Challenge involves blind tastings, as all credible wine competitions do. Judges evaluate each wine without such vital information as producer...
Some free apps to help you pay for that latte
Some free apps to help you pay for that latte

Let’s say you want to earn some extra pocket cash, but you’re short on free time (and energy). Your phone might be a good place to start. There are quite a few apps designed to help you earn some extra dough, either in the form of gift cards or standard cold, hard cash.   There is a trade-off, however. Nearly any kind of reward...
In Chengdu, finding peace in parks and heat in cuisine
In Chengdu, finding peace in parks and heat in cuisine

“Now, that bear is definitely not white,” said the Dutch tourist next to me. The giant panda turned in our direction at that moment and let out some kind of loud sneeze or snort as if to say, “Give me a break, pal.” It was raining and muddy, after all, and even slightly smudged, the panda bears at the Chengdu Research Base of...
Best Bites: Cheez-It Sriracha Snack Mix
Best Bites: Cheez-It Sriracha Snack Mix

Everything tastes better with sriracha. The Cheez-It folks decided to spice up their snack mix — crispy toast, Chex-like corn squares, Cheeto-like crunchy curls and plenty of Cheez-It crackers — with a dose of powdered sriracha (a sauce made from chili peppers, garlic and sugar). How hot is it? People who like hot food said it was not very...
More Stories