Films in theaters, 4/14/17


OPENING FRIDAY

“Fate of the Furious”

Grade: C. Review page 32

“Colossal”

Grade: B+. Review page 33

“Their Finest”

Grade: A-. Review page 34

“Gifted”

Grade: C+. Review page 35

NOT REVIEWED

“Spark: A Space Tail.” PG. 90 minutes. In this animated film, Spark is a wisecracking teen living on an abandoned planet with two friends when he learns of General Zhong’s deadly plan to destroy the universe. Barton Creek.

“Tommy’s Honour.” PG. 112 minutes. The film covers the powerfully moving true story of the father-and-son pioneers of the modern sport of golf. Alamo Slaughter. Arbor.

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. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Gateway. Metropolitan. 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. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Barton Creek. Gateway. Metropolitan. Westgate.

“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. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Westgate.

“A Dog’s Purpose.”C-. PG. 120 minutes. A reincarnated canine continually reunites with its original owner over a span of five decades. Movies 8.

“Fist Fight.” B. R. 91 minutes. When the mild-mannered English teacher accidentally angers his colleague, he is challenged to an old-fashioned after-school fight. Movies 8.

“Frantz.” C+. PG-13. 113 minutes. A grieving young woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed in the trenches of World War I meets a melancholy man, a friend of Frantz, putting flowers on his grave. Arbor. Violet Crown.

“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. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Round Rock.

“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 South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Gateway. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown. 3D: Gateway. Metropolitan. IMAX: Barton Creek.

“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.

“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.

“John Wick: Chapter 2.”B-. R. 122 minutes. Infamous hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement by a former associate who aims to gain control of an underground assassins’ guild. Movies 8.

“Kong: Skull Island.” B-. PG-13. 120 minutes. This revival of a familar story centers on the origins of King Kong. Barton Creek. City Lights. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“La La Land.”B+. PG-13. 128 minutes. Sebastian and Mia are drawn together because of a shared love for what they do but find those career goals are tearing them apart. Movies 8.

“The Lego Batman Movie.”B+. PG. 104 minutes. With the irreverence of “The Lego Movie,” the self-described leading man of that ensemble stars in his own big-screen show. Movies 8.

“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. Barton Creek. Evo. 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.

“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. City Lights. Gateway. Round Rock.

“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. Violet Crown.

“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. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown.

“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. City Lights. Evo. 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.

“Smurfs: The Lost Village.” C-. PG. 91 minutes. In this sequel, the Smurfs embark on a journey through the Forbidden Forest to locate a mysterious town. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Split.”B. PG-13. 117 minutes. In this M. Night Shyamalan film, a man with multiple personalities has a compulsion to abduct three teenage girls and finds when he does that he has an ominous final personality. Movies 8.

“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.

“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.

“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. Westgate.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“The Passion of the Christ.” This version of the Crucifixion, based on the New Testament, explores the betrayal of Judas, who hands over Jesus Christ to the Roman Emipre, and the death of Christ on the cross. 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. $5 suggested donation. The Community Cinema at Mobile Loaves & Fishes, 9301 Hog Eye Rd. austinfilm.org.

Viva Cinema: “Nora’s Will.” This new film series at the history museum celebrates the modern cinema of Mexico and beyond, highlighting acclaimed films in partnership with Cine Las Americas. Next up in the series is “Nora’s Will,” in which Jose learns that his ex-wife, Nora, has committed suicide. Because of the approaching Passover, her body must be buried immediately, according to tradition, or the family will have to wait five days. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. $3-$5. The Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.

“The Marseilles Trilogy: Cesar.” The conclusion of the Marseilles Trilogy finishes the story of the family of dockside bar proprietor Cesar, his son Marius, Marius’ true love Fanny, her husband Honore and the boy he considers his son, Cesariot. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $7. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. austinfilm.org.

“In Bed with Victoria.” For New French Cinema Week, Austin Film Society is screening this deliciously entertaining comedy about a 30-something lawyer, recently divorced and acting as a single mother to two young daughters, who finds herself at the brink of a nervous breakdown. Cinematographer Simon Beaufils will be in attendance. 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. $8-$10. AFS Screening Room, 1901 E. 51st St. austinfilm.org.



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