Movies in theaters, 4/21/17


OPENING FRIDAY

“Free Fire”

Grade: B+. Review page 25

“The Lost City of Z”

Grade: B+. Review page 26

“The Promise”

Grade: C-. Review page 28

“Born in China”

Grade: B-. Review page 27

NOT REVIEWED

“Phoenix Forgotten.” PG-13. 87 minutes. A young woman searches for her missing brother and his two companions in the Arizona desert, finding that “Phoenix Lights” have something to do with their disappearance. Barton Creek. City Lights. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Tinseltown.

“Unforgettable.” R. 100 minutes. Tessa, played by Katherine Heigl, becomes increasingly unstable after meeting her ex-husband’s new fiancée, played by Rosario Dawson. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown. Westgate.

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“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. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Metropolitan.

“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. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Westgate.

“Colossal.” B+. R. 110 minutes. After watching news reports about a gigantic monster wreaking havoc in Seoul, South Korea, Gloria starts to realize she is somehow connected to this far-away fright. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Arbor. Barton Creek. Southpark. Violet Crown.

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

“The Fate of the Furious.” C. PG-13. 136 minutes. The Fast and Furious crew seems to have finally gotten a normal life, until a mysterious woman makes Dom betray them, unleashing chaos that must be stopped. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Ritz. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. IMAX: Barton Creek. Gateway.

“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.

“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. 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. Flix. Gateway. Metropolitan. 3D: Gateway. Metropolitan.

“Gifted.” C+. PG-13. 101 minutes. Frank Adler, played by Chris Evans, is a single man raising a child prodigy with considerable math skills. Although he wants to give her a normal school life, his plans fall through when his mother gets wind of her talents. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. 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. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Stone Hill. 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. 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. City Lights. Gateway. Tinseltown.

“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. Lake Creek.

“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. Lake Creek. Movies 8. 3D: 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. Hill Country. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“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 Slaughter. Gateway. Round Rock.

“Power Rangers.” C+. PG-13. 124 minutes. A group of five teenagers use their unique superpowers to save the world from an evil witch. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Metropolitan. 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 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.

“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. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Flix. Galaxy. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Metropolitan.

“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. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Their Finest.” A-. R. 117 minutes. Set in Britain during the early days of World War II, the film tells the story of Catrin Cole, who is recruited to write women’s dialogue for a propaganda film. Arbor. Hill Country. Violet Crown.

“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. Arbor.

“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. 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.

“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. Hill Country. Stone Hill. Westgate.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

South Asian Film Festival. This year’s fest will screen nine features and six short films from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar and the U.S. The festival takes care to curate films that are compelling stories told in different languages. 5:45 p.m. Friday through 7:15 p.m. Sunday. $10-$75. Arbor, 9828 Great Hills Trail. imffaustin.weebly.com.

“Uncompleted Song.” This lighthearted film from one of France’s most famous hip-hop artists marks the arrival of a new comic talent as it follows two uncool slackers while, in the midst of daily drama, they try to produce a debut rap album. The story is semi-autobiographical. 7:30 p.m. doors Saturday. $10 at the door. The Moody Rooftop at the Contemporary Austin, 700 Congress Ave. thecontemporaryaustin.org.

“Paris La Blanche.” This cinematic depiction of the emotional experience of immigrant life follows a 70-year-old Algerian woman as she crosses the Mediterranean for the first time looking for her migrant husband, who moved to France 40 years before. Director Lidia Terki is in attendance. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $7-$10. Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock, 1800 Congress Ave. austinfilm.org.



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