5/16, child sex-trafficking documentary plus broadcast of panel discussion, 7:30 p.m., $10.50-$12.50. Theaters: ST, VS. Info: fathomevents.com.
Art & Architecture in Cinema
5/12, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, 7 p.m., $13-$15. Theaters: COL, SP, ST, VS. Info: fathomevents.com.
The Big Lebowski Movie Night
5/14, movie plus popcorn, 8 p.m., free. Hardhat Lounge, 1675 Industrial Road, 702-384-8987.
Las Vegas Classic Film Theater
Classic, indie and arthouse films, times vary, $5 per screening. 5/12, Quicksand, 1:30 p.m., Dressed to Kill (1941), 3:45 p.m. 5/13, Kansas City Confidential, 1:30 p.m.; A Farewell to Arms, 3:45 p.m. 5/14, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, noon; And Then There Were None, 2:30 p.m. 5/15, M, noon; The Outlaw, 2:30 p.m. 5/16, Behind Green Lights, 1:30 p.m.; House on Haunted Hill, 3:45 p.m. 5/17, He Walked by Night, 3:45 p.m. 5/18, Stray Dog, 1:45 p.m. 5/19, The Idiot, 1:30 p.m. Baobab Stage, Town Square, 702-369-6649, baobabstage.com.
Mon, movie plus popcorn, midnight, free. Elixir, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, 702-272-0000.
Thu, sundown, free. 5/12, Frozen. 5/19, Enchanted. Downtown Container Park, 707 Fremont St., downtowncontainerpark.com.
Outdoor Picture Show
Sat, 7:30 p.m., free. 5/14, Goosebumps. The District, 2225 Village Walk Drive, Henderson, 702-564-8595.
5/17, Time Chasers with comedic commentary, 7:30 p.m., $10.50-$12.50. Theaters: COL, SP, ST, VS. Info: fathomevents.com.
Saturday Movie Matinee
5/14, Creed, 2 p.m., free. Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 702-507-3400.
Sci Fi Center
Sun, Game of Thrones viewing party, 7:15 p.m., free. Mon, Cinemondays, 8 p.m., free. 5/14, Eraserhead, The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast, 8 p.m., $10. 5077 Arville St., 855-501-4335, thescificenter.com.
A Story Worth Living
5/19, outdoor adventure documentary plus behind-the-scenes interviews, 7:30 p.m., $12.50. Theaters: VS. Info: fathomevents.com.
TCM Big Screen Classics
5/15, 5/18, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off plus interviews and introduction from Turner Classic Movies, 2 & 7 p.m., $5-$14. Theaters: CAN, COL, SP, ST, VS. Info: fathomevents.com.
TV Party Tonight
5/12, Fugazi documentary Instrument, plus live music, DJ sets, 9 p.m., free. Double Down Saloon, 4640 Paradise Road, 702-791-5775.
Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou
Tue, 1 p.m., free. 5/17, Silk Stockings (1957). Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 702-507-3400.
New this week
AmeriGeddon (Not reviewed)
Spencer Neville, Marshall Teague, Diane Ladd. Directed by Mike Norris. 90 minutes. Rated PG-13. A group of survivalists fight back after a United Nations force takes over the U.S. and institutes martial law.
The Darkness (Not reviewed)
Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Morrison, Lucy Fry. Directed by Greg McLean. 92 minutes. Rated PG-13. A family returns from a Grand Canyon trip with a supernatural entity after them.
Theaters: AL, BS, CAN, CH, DI, FH, GVR, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SC, SF, SHO, SP, SS, TS, TX
Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise. Directed by Matthew Brown. 108 minutes. Not rated. Brown’s biopic about Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Patel) does little to explain the details of its subject’s discoveries, instead focusing on the difficulties that Ramanujan faced as an Indian studying and publishing in England in the 1910s. The middle-of- the-road approach is respectable, restrained and mostly dull, with plenty of biopic clichés. —JB
George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell. Directed by Jodie Foster. Rated R. 98 minutes. A disgruntled investor takes a cable-news financial-advice personality hostage live on air.
Theaters: AL, BS, CAN, CH, COL, DTS, FH, GVL, ORL, PAL, RP, SC, SF, SHO, SP, SS, TS, TX
Singing With Angels (Not reviewed)
Sarah Kent, Scott Christopher, Anne Sward. Directed by Brian Brough. 94 minutes. Rated PG. A woman at a crossroads in her life reflects back on her time in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Devon Werkheiser, Sean Marquette, Camilla Belle. Directed by Fernando Lebrija. 103 minutes. Rated R. A pair of annoying dudebros travel to Puerto Vallarta to chase girls over spring break in this idiotic excuse for a comedic thriller. A combination of Girls Gone Wild, The Hangover, an EDM music video and a commercial for Mexican tourism, it’s vapid, predictable, unfunny and borderline offensive. —JB
Theaters: ST, TS, TX
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr. Directed by Dan Trachtenberg. 105 minutes. Rated PG-13. A woman is held captive by a survivalist following a serious accident.
Theaters: ST, TC
24 (Not reviewed)
Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen. Directed by Vikram Kumar. 164 minutes. Not rated. In Tamil with English subtitles. A scientist battles with his evil twin for control of a time machine.
Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels. Directed by Robert Schwentke. 121 minutes. Rated PG-13. The third installment in the dystopian sci-fi Divergent series, based on Veronica Roth’s YA novels, throws in a ton of new convoluted plot elements to justify continuing the story, but it never succeeds. Woodley remains a solid actor, but she’s defeated by the incoherent script and the surprisingly terrible special effects. —JB
Barbershop: The Next Cut (Not reviewed)
Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. 112 minutes. Rated PG-13. The crew at Calvin’s Barbershop come together to help revitalize their neighborhood.
Theaters: AL, BS, CAN, DI, PAL, RR, SC, SP, SS, TS, TX
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg. Directed by Zack Snyder. 151 minutes. Rated PG-13. Starting with its ridiculous title, this superhero epic is bursting with overwrought self-importance, crammed with so many characters and incidents that it ends up horribly disjointed. All the empty bluster obscures how little actually happens in the power struggle among heroes Batman (Affleck) and Superman (Cavill) and villain Lex Luthor (Eisenberg). —JB
Theaters: COL, PAL, RR, SP, ST, TX, VS
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage. Directed by Ben Falcone. 99 minutes. Rated R. A disgraced business mogul (McCarthy) has to team up with her former assistant (Bell). McCarthy nearly exhausts herself carrying the movie on her own. There are a handful of funny moments, but they’re few and far between in a movie that never quite figures out what kind of joke it’s trying to make. —JB
Theaters: DTS, FH, GVR, PAL, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, VS
The Boy (Not reviewed)
Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell. Directed by William Brent Bell. 98 minutes. Rated PG-13. An American nanny is disturbed by her English employers’ “son”—a life-sized doll.
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo. 147 minutes. Rated PG-13. Civil War sets up a battle between factions of superheroes led by Captain America (Evans) and Iron Man (Downey), who disagree on whether the Avengers should submit to government oversight. The story’s deeper meaning takes a backseat to a cluttered narrative (overstuffed with Marvel characters) and some rousing, well-crafted action sequences. —JB
Theaters: AL, CAN, CH, DI, FH, GVL, GVR, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SF, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS
Compadres (Not reviewed)
Omar Chaparro, Joey Morgan, Erick Elias. Directed by Enrique Begne. 101 minutes. Not rated. A former cop and a hacker plot revenge on a crime lord.
Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Gal Gadot. Directed by Ariel Vromen. 113 minutes. Rated R. Thanks to an experimental (and nonsensical) procedure, the memories of a dead CIA agent are implanted into the mind of murderous psychopath Jericho Stewart (Costner). After a fairly tense opening, the movie gets bogged down in an incoherent terrorism plot, along with absurdly sappy scenes of Jericho discovering human emotions. —JB
Theaters: GVR, RR, SP, SS, ST, TC, VS
Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein. Directed by Tim Miller. 108 minutes. Rated R. The long-in-the-works movie starring sarcastic, ultraviolent Marvel Comics anti-hero Deadpool (Reynolds) is vulgar, gory and self-aware. In between his dirty jokes and self-referential insults, Deadpool participates in a fairly familiar superhero origin story. Only about half the jokes land, but the enthusiasm of the production makes up for the rest. —JB
Eye in the Sky
Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman. Directed by Gavin Hood. 102 minutes. Rated R. This military thriller aims to be a complex examination of the moral consequences of drone warfare, but its stakes (with a cute little girl put in the crosshairs of a British-American military operation targeting a terrorist cell) are so lopsided that it might as well be examining the moral consequences of puppy-kicking. —JB
Theaters: COL, SC
Finding Mr. Right 2 (Not reviewed)
Tang Wei, Wu Xiubo, Zhihong Liu. Directed by Xue Xiaolu. 132 minutes. Not rated. In Mandarin with English subtitles. After falling in love in Seattle, a couple of Chinese expatriates rekindle their romance while traveling the world.
Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart. Directed by Jeremy Saulnier. 94 minutes. Rated R. Punk musicians have to fight off neo-Nazis after inadvertently witnessing a crime in this tense, unrelenting thriller. There are no distractions, nothing that doesn’t contribute directly to the near-constant peril, but the movie never feels generic. Every edit, camera movement and line of dialogue propels the movie toward its inevitable bloody end. —JB
Theaters: BS, CH, SC
Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly. Directed by Michael Showalter. 94 minutes. Rated R. Although the scenario of a lonely older woman (Field) awkwardly crushing on her much younger co-worker (Greenfield) could be played for cruel laughs, the filmmakers don’t mock Doris even when she’s thoroughly embarrassing herself. The movie ends up part cringe comedy, part melancholy meditation on aging. —JB
Theaters: COL, SC, ST
A Hologram for the King (Not reviewed)
Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury, Alexander Black. Directed by Tom Tykwer. 97 minutes. Rated R. A failed American businessman travels to Saudi Arabia in search of new opportunities.
Theaters: BS, VS
Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. 114 minutes. Rated PG-13. The Snow White-free sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman adds a second evil queen (Blunt) and a warrior love interest (Chastain) for the huntsman (Hemsworth), but never comes up with an interesting story. Much of Winter’s War looks garish and plastic, with its style ripped off from other, more popular fantasy franchises. —JB
Theaters: AL, CAN, CH, FH, GVL, GVR, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SF, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS
Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley. Directed by Jon Favreau. 105 minutes. Rated PG. The latest Disney live-action remake of an animated classic is a fairly faithful retelling of its source material, about a young boy raised in the jungle. The tone is an awkward mix of savage jungle naturalism and cuddly animal antics, and there’s a sort of prefab blandness to the amazing photo-realistic CGI. —JB
Theaters: AL, BS, CAN, CH, COL, DI, FH, GVL, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SC, SF, SHO, SP, SS, TS, TX
Just the 3 of Us (Not reviewed)
John Lloyd Cruz, Jennylyn Mercado, Richard Yap. Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. Not rated. In Filipino with English subtitles. Two strangers forced to live together end up falling in love.
Theaters: ORL, VS
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Method Man. Directed by Peter Atencio. 98 minutes. Rated R. The first movie outing for sketch-comedy duo Key and Peele finds them joining a street gang in order to recover a stolen kitten. Alas, there are only so many laughs to be wrung from the spectacle of two nerds desperately, clumsily trying to be gangsta, and Keanu has little else to offer. —MD
Theaters: CH, COL, DI, DTS, FH, ORL, PAL, RP, SF, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS
Voices of Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, J.K. Simmons. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. 95 minutes. Rated PG. This time around, kung fu panda Po (Black) must master the traditional Chinese concept of ch’i in order to take down a mystically powered bad guy. At this point, there’s really nothing new to discover in a KFP movie, but it’s still nice to see old friends every so often. —JB
Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Babak Najafi. 99 minutes. Rated PG-13. As the lone badass protecting the president from a massive terrorist attack, Butler isn’t funny enough to handle the screenplay’s lame quips, and isn’t relatable in any other way. Otherwise, there’s bad CGI explosions and Oscar-nominated actors with barely any dialogue, as well as Freeman as the vice president. —JMA
Theaters: SC, TC
Meet the Blacks (Not reviewed)
Mike Epps, Gary Owen, Zulay Henao. Directed by Deon Taylor. 90 minutes. Rated R. A parody of The Purge movies, with an African-American family targeted after moving to the suburbs.
Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi. Directed by Don Cheadle. 100 minutes. Rated R. Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic focuses on a time late in Davis’ career when the jazz legend was effectively retired from music. Cheadle and his co-writer build an entire invented narrative around the basic facts, a silly distraction that doesn’t provide any insight about Davis as a musician or a cultural icon. —JB
Miracles From Heaven (Not reviewed)
Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson, Kylie Rogers. Directed by Patricia Riggen. 109 minutes. Rated PG. A young girl is miraculously cured of a chronic disease following an accident.
Theaters: SC, TX
Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Jason Sudeikis. Directed by Garry Marshall. 118 minutes. Rated PG-13. Instead of a dozen or so stories set around the central holiday, Marshall’s third holiday-themed ensemble romantic comedy features just four. Given more room, the individual stories only strain under their flimsy premises. The jokes are beyond stale, the dialogue is full of repetitive exposition, and the plot mechanics are clumsy. —JB
Theaters: AL, BS, CAN, CH, COL, DTS, FH, ORL, PAL, RP, SC, SF, SHO, SP, SS, TS, TX
Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Elena Kampouris. Directed by Kirk Jones. 94 minutes. Rated PG-13. Fourteen years after the original surprise hit, Toula (Vardalos) and her overbearing, stereotypical Greek-American family return for more cheesy, predictable sitcom-level hijinks. What once had a certain unique perspective has become just another tired brand extension with no reason to exist other than to exploit its audience’s nostalgia and goodwill. —JB
Theaters: COL, SP, SS, ST, TS, VS
Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (Not reviewed)
Giovanni Ribisi, Minka Kelly, Adrian Sparks. Directed by Bob Yari. 109 minutes. Rated R. A journalist travels to Havana in 1959 to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway.
Theaters: COL, VS
Ratchet & Clank (Not reviewed)
Voices of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward. Directed by Kevin Munroe. 94 minutes. Rated PG. This animated movie based on the popular video-game series tells the story of the first meeting between alien mechanic Ratchet and robot Clank.
Theaters: BS, CH, COL, FH, RR, SP, TS
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Aidan Gillen. Directed by John Carney. 106 minutes. Rated PG-13. The latest music-related film by John Carney (Once, Begin Again) tells the semi-autobiographical tale of a group of Dublin kids who form a New Wave band circa 1985. It’s no The Commitments, but the energy is infectious, and rising star Jack Reynor does tremendous work as the protagonist’s supportive older brother. —MD
Theaters: AL, BS, COL, SC, SS, TS
Voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba. Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. 108 minutes. Rated PG. Disney’s latest animated feature is a winning, gorgeously animated story about anthropomorphic animals living in relative harmony in a bustling metropolis. The team-up between a police officer rabbit and a small-time criminal fox provides a thoroughly engaging mystery with some satisfying twists and turns. —JB
Theaters: AL, CH, COL, RP, RR, SP, ST, TS, TX, VS
JMA Jeffrey M. Anderson; JB Josh Bell; MD Mike D’Angelo
(AL) Regal Aliante
7300 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas, 844-462-7342 ext. 4011
(BS) Regal Boulder Station
4111 Boulder Highway, 844-462-7342 ext. 269
(PAL) Brenden Theatres at the Palms
4321 W. Flamingo Road, 702-507-4849
(CAN) Galaxy Cannery
2121 E. Craig Road, North Las Vegas, 702-639-9779
(CH) Cinedome Henderson
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(COL) Regal Colonnade
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(DI) Las Vegas Drive-In
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(DTS) Regal Downtown Summerlin
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(FH) Regal Fiesta Henderson
777 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson, 844-462-7342 ext. 1772
(GVR) Regal Green Valley Ranch
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, 844-462-7342 ext. 267
(GVL) Galaxy Green Valley Luxury+
4500 E. Sunset Road, Henderson, 702-442-0244
(ORL) Century Orleans
4500 W. Tropicana Ave., 702-889-1220
(RP) AMC Rainbow Promenade
2321 N. Rainbow Blvd., 888-262-4386
(RR) Regal Red Rock
11011 W. Charleston Blvd., 844-462-7342 ext. 1756
(ST) Century Sam’s Town
5111 Boulder Highway, 702-547-1732
(SF) Century Santa Fe Station
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(SHO) United Artists Showcase
3769 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 844-462-7342 ext. 522
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9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-260-4061
(SC) Century Suncoast
9090 Alta Drive, 702-869-1880
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1301-A W. Sunset Road, Henderson, 844-462-7342 ext. 268
(TX) Regal Texas Station
2101 Texas Star Lane, North Las Vegas, 844-462-7342 ext. 271
(TS) AMC Town Square
6587 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-362-7283
(TC) Regency Tropicana Cinemas
3330 E. Tropicana Ave., 702-438-3456
(VS) Regal Village Square
9400 W. Sahara Ave., 844-462-7342 ext. 272