OPENING THIS WEEK
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“Pope Francis: A Man of His Word”
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“The House of Tomorrow”
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“Show Dogs.” PG. 92 minutes. The unlikely pairing of a canine cop and an FBI agent go undercover at the world’s most exclusive dog show in Las Vegas. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark.
“Avengers: Infinity War.” B+. PG-13. 149 minutes. Iron Man, Thor and all the rest of the Avengers do battle with their most powerful enemy yet — the nefarious Thanos. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate. 3D: Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Westgate.
“Black Panther.” A. PG-13. 135 minutes. In this Marvel blockbuster, Black Panther springs into action when an old enemy threatens the future of his nation and the world. Barton Creek. Gateway. Hill Country. Movies 8. Southpark. Westgate. 3-D: Movies 8.
“Blockers.” A-. R. 102 minutes. Three parents who find out their daughters plan to lose their virginity at prom launch a covert one-night operation to prevent the teenagers from going through with the pact. Gateway. Movies 8.
“Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare.” PG-13. 100 minutes. A group of friends head to Mexico for one last getaway before college graduation and wind up in a deadly game of Truth or Dare with the others. Metropolitan. Movies 8.
“Breaking In.” PG-13. 88 minutes. Gabrielle Union stars as a mother who will go to any length to rescue her two children from being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security, but no traps or tricks or even any man inside can stop her. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.
“Chappaquiddick.” B. PG-13. 101 minutes. The derailment of Ted Kennedy’s life and political career is dramatized in this film chronicling the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 he’s involved in that takes the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. Arbor.
“Death of Stalin.” A-. R. 107 minutes. The drama depicts the Soviet dictator’s last days and the chaos of the regime after his death. Lake Creek.
“Disobedience.” B. R. 114 minutes. When a woman returns to the hometown that shunned her to bury her father, she finds the love she held for a childhood friend has reignited, and they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Alamo South. Arbor. Violet Crown.
“Game Night.” C+. R. 100 minutes. A murder mystery party develops into a far more chaotic night than expected for a group of unsuspecting couples. Lake Creek. Movies 8.
“Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.” Not rated. 115 minutes. This documentary provides electrifying performances and personal footage of singer and actress Grace Jones. AFS Cinema.
“The Greatest Showman.” D+. PG. 105 minutes. Hugh Jackman plays P.T. Barnum, who rose from nothing in the 19th century to create the Barnum & Bailey circus. Lake Creek.
“I Can Only Imagine.” PG. 110 minutes. This true story chronicles the life of Bart Millard, who is lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe when he loses his father to cancer. The life-shattering loss inspires him to write the mega-hit song, “I Can Only Imagine.” City Lights. Lake Creek.
“I Feel Pretty.” C. PG-13. 110 minutes. An insecure woman wakes up after a fall believing that she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet, and that change in mindset changes her life. Barton Creek. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Westgate.
“Isle of Dogs.” B. PG-13. 101 minutes. Banished dogs try to help a boy find his beloved pet on an island that serves as a garbage dump. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Arbor. Metropolitan. Violet Crown.
“Life of the Party.” PG-13. 105 minutes. A recently dumped housewife decides to hit reset on her life and goes back to college — landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who isn’t entirely sold on the idea. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.
“Love, Simon.” A-. PG-13. 109 minutes. A gay teenager struggles with coming out to his friends and family and also with the identity of the anonymous classmates he’s fallen for online. Movies 8.
“Measure of a Man.” PG-13. 100 minutes. A teenager develops a bond with a Wall Street executive while learning how to stand up to bullies. Arbor.
“Overboard.” PG-13. 112 minutes. Kate gets payback on her boss, who unfairly fires her and then refuses to pay her, by convincing him that he is her husband and putting him to work after he parties too hard one night, falls overboard, and gets amnesia. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.
“Pacific Rim Uprising.” B. PG-13. 111 minutes. Rebellious pilot Jake Pentecost and his estranged sister must lead a brave new generation of fighters against monsters. Lake Creek. Movies 8.
“Peter Rabbit.” C+. PG. 93 minutes. Based off the Beatrix Potter book, the film features beloved character Peter Rabbit and his nemesis Mr. McGregor, who both compete for the affections of a sweet animal lover next door. Lake Creek.
“A Quiet Place.” B-. PG-13. 90 minutes. A family of four must live their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. Alamo Mueller. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Sky. Westgate.
“Rampage.” C. PG-13. 107 minutes. A primatologist (Dwayne Johnson) teams up with a discredited geneticist after a rogue genetic experiment goes awry, producing enormously sized animals, and together, they try and stop a global catastrophe. Evo. Pflugerville 20. Southpark.
“RBG.” PG. 97 minutes. The inspiring documentary explores how Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early legal battles transformed the world for women. Alamo South. Arbor. Barton Springs.Hill Country. Violet Crown.
“Ready Player One.” A-. PG-13. 140 minutes. In a futuristic world where people prefer to spend much of their time in a virtual reality game called the Oasis, a young guy conquers the first challenge of the game and finds himself hurled into a fantastical universe with his friends. Gateway.
“The Rider.” B. R. 104 minutes. Based on a true story, “The Rider” stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit who is told that his competition days are over after he has a tragic riding accident. Arbor.
“Sherlock Gnomes.” PG. 86 minutes. Sherlock Gnomes helps Gnomeo and Juliet solve the case of vanishing garden gnomes in London in this animated flick. Lake Creek. Movies 8.
“Tomb Raider.” B-. PG-13. 118 minutes. This origin story of Lara Croft begins with her search for her long-lost dad, whose last-known destination was a fabled tomb on a mythical island possibly off the coast of Japan. Lake Creek. Movies 8. 3-D: Movies 8.
“Tully.” B+. R. 96 minutes. A mother of three, including a newborn, is given a night nanny by her brother and finds herself forming a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young woman named Tully. Alamo South. Arbor. Barton Creek. Hill Country. Sky. Violet Crown.
“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony.” R. 120 minutes. Taraji P. Henson stars as a woman wronged by her husband and determined to do something about it. Metropolitan.
“You Were Never Really Here.” A-. R. 90 minutes. A traumatized veteran must face his demons when one of his jobs, tracking down missing girls, goes awry and he uncovers a conspiracy. Alamo South.
“The Peacemaker.” The documentary explores international peacemaker Padraig O’Malley in the third act of his life, as he strives to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself. Director James Demo will be in attendance for a Q&A after the May 20 screening. Plus, other AFS Cinema films throughout the week. 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Tuesday. $11.25. 6406 N. Interstate 35, Ste. 3100. austinfilm.org.
“Godspeed: The Race across America.” Fathom Events will screen this inspiring documentary chronicling the harrowing journey of ultra-cyclist and sportscaster Jerry Schemmel, who teams up with an IronMan triathlete and CEO, Brad Cooper, in the world’s most grueling endurance bicycle race. 7 p.m. Tuesday. $13-$15.16. Arbor, 9828 Great Hills Trl. Metropolitan, 901 Little Texas Ln. Southpark, 9900 S. Interstate 35. fathomevents.com.
“Chisholm ‘73: Unbought and Unbossed.” Screening as continued exploration of two art shows on display at the Contemporary Austin is this film about the nation’s first African-American congresswoman, the passionate Shirley Chisholm, who made a failed presidential run but gained impressive support despite the prejudices of the time. 7:30 p.m. doors Wednesday. $5-$10 suggested admission. The Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. thecontemporaryaustin.org.