6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain
10/12, movie plus bonus features, 7 p.m., $10.50-$12.50. Theaters: COL, SP, TS, VS. Info: fathomevents.com.
Dream Big, Princess
Through 10/19, re-releases of Disney animated movies, 2 & 6 p.m., $7.50-$9. 10/12, The Princess and the Frog. 10/13-10/19, Brave. Theaters: TS. Info: amctheatres.com/dream_big_princess.
Friday the 13th
10/13, 10 p.m. & midnight, $18. Theaters: ET
The Heart of Man
10/17, faith-based feature film plus bonus content, 7 p.m., $13-$15. Theaters: SF, VS. Info: fathomevents.com.
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live
10/14, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte live, 9:55 a.m., $19-$27. Theaters: COL, ORL, SF, SP, ST, VS. 10/18, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte encore, 1 & 6:30 p.m., $16-$23. Theaters: COL, SP, ST, VS. Info: fathomevents.com.
Millennium Fandom Bar
10/12, The Evil Dead, 6:30 p.m., free. 10/15, Star Trek: Discovery viewing party, 7 p.m., free. 10/19, Child’s Play, 6:30 p.m., free. 900 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-405-0816.
North America Teaser Future Film Festival
10/14, 50-plus teasers and trailers, 6 p.m., free. Movies and Candy, 10895 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson, 702-685-8611.
Regal Horror Fest
Through 10/31, Mon-Tue 7 p.m., $5-$10. 10/16, King Kong (1933), Them!. 10/17, A Nightmare on Elm Street. Theaters: BS. Info: regmovies.com/promotions/horror-fest.
RWBY Volume 5 Premiere
10/12, anime series episodes plus bonus features, 7:30 p.m., $10.50-$12.50. Theaters: COL, ORL, SF, SP, ST, VS. Info: fathomevents.com.
Samurai Jack: Premiere Movie Event
10/16, remastered animated series episodes plus bonus features, 7 p.m., $10.50-$12.50. Theaters: COL, ORL, SF, SP, ST, VS. Info: fathomevents.com.
Saturday Movie Matinee
10/14, Wonder Woman, 2 p.m., free. Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, 702-507-3400. 10/14, 1 p.m., free. Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane, 702-507-6036.
Sci Fi Center
Mon, Cinemondays, 8 p.m., free. 10/13, Friday the 13th Part III in 3D, 8 p.m., $5. 10/14, I Spit on Your Grave (1978), 8 p.m., $3. 5077 Arville St., 855-501-4335, thescificenter.com.
Steve McQueen: American Icon
10/19, faith-based documentary plus bonus features, 7 p.m., $10.50-$12.50. Theaters: RR, SF, SP, SS, VS. Info: fathomevents.com.
TCM Big Screen Classics
10/15, 10/18, The Princess Bride 30th-anniversary screening with introduction from Turner Classic Movies, 2 & 7 p.m., $8-$12.50. Theaters: COL, ORL, SF, SP, ST, VS. Info: fathomevents.com.
Thursday Night at the Asylum
Thur, movies from production company The Asylum, 10:30 p.m., $5-$10. 10/12, Bad Blood. 10/19, Zoombies. Theaters: SF, ST. Info: cinemark.com/asylum.
Tokyo Ghoul: The Movie
10/16-10/22, Japanese animated feature film, 7 p.m., $8-$12. Theaters: COL, ORL, RR, SF, ST, VS. Info: funimationfilms.com/movie/tokyo-ghoul.
New this week
American Satan (Not reviewed)
Andy Biersack, John Bradley, Ben Bruce. Directed by Ash Avildsen. 111 minutes. Rated R. A rock band makes a deal with an evil entity and must suffer the consequences.
Theaters: TS, VS
Como Cortar a Tu Patán (Not reviewed)
Mariana Treviño, Christopher Von Uckermann, Camila Sodi. Directed by Gabriela Tagliavini. 98 minutes. Not rated. In Spanish with English subtitles. A psychologist who specializes in breaking up unhappy couples attempts to stop her sister from dating a jerk.
Pierce Brosnan, Jackie Chan, Charlie Murphy. Directed by Martin Campbell. 114 minutes. Rated R. Chan gets a refreshingly serious role as a London father who loses his daughter in a suspected IRA bombing and tries to find the killers, but the movie simply leaves him behind to focus on Brosnan in a showier role as a cabinet minister, as well as frequent, pathetic explanations of the plot. —JMA
Theaters: AL, CAN, CH, DI, ET, FH, GVL, GVR, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SF, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS
Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine. Directed by Christopher Landon. 96 minutes. Rated PG-13. A spoiled sorority girl (Rothe) relives the day of her murder over and over again in this surprisingly entertaining (if completely silly) horror movie. The filmmakers have fun with the goofy premise, and Rothe gives a winning performance as the seemingly vapid hero who embraces her supernatural fate. —JB
Theaters: AL, BS, CAN, CH, COL, DI, ET, FH, GVL, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SC, SF, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS
The Lost Tree
Thomas Ian Nicholas, Lacey Chabert, Michael Madsen. Directed by Brian A. Metcalf. 81 minutes. Not rated. Wooden performances, vague plotting, terrible special effects and awkward post-dubbing all drag down this laughably unconvincing ghost story about a grieving widower (Nicholas) encountering strange apparitions at a remote cabin. The characters’ motivations are confusing, and the nature of the threat is never clear—not that it’s worth caring about anyway. —JB
Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Dan Stevens. Directed by Reginald Hudlin. 118 minutes. Rated PG-13. This biopic about civil rights activist Thurgood Marshall (Boseman) is really about one case early in his law career, when he teamed with a white Jewish lawyer (Gad) to defend a black chauffeur accused of rape. The courtroom drama is pretty entertaining, even if it’s completely predictable and often played very broadly. —JB
Theaters: AL, DTS, GVR, ORL, SP, TS
Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote. Directed by Angela Robinson. 108 minutes. Rated R. William Moulton Marston (Evans) created both Wonder Woman and the lie detector, and this biopic connects those to his unorthodox personal life, in a long-term, BDSM-focused relationship with two women. It’s a refreshingly positive and entertaining depiction of alternative sexuality. Robinson effectively uses a conventional structure to tell an unconventional story. —JB
Theaters: AL, CAN, GVR, PAL, RR, SC, SF, SP, ST, TX, VS
Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan. Directed by Michael Cuesta. 111 minutes. Rated R. Superspy Mitch Rapp (played here by O’Brien) has a dedicated fan following as the star of a series of novels, but whatever drew fans to Rapp doesn’t seem to have made the transition to the movies, as Assassin is a generic, outdated action thriller with clunky dialogue, one-dimensional characters and mediocre action. —JB
Theaters: AL, BS, COL, FH, ORL, PAL, RR, SC, SHO, SP, TS
Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright. Directed by Doug Liman. 117 minutes. Rated R. Cruise gives one of his most purely enjoyable performances in a while as pilot Barry Seal, who smuggled drugs, guns and intelligence for both cartels and the U.S. government in the 1980s. It’s a glib but relatively entertaining take on some serious real-life material. —JB
Theaters: AL, BS, CAN, CH, DI, ET, FH, GVL, GVR, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SC, SF, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS
Lulu Wilson, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia. Directed by David F. Sandberg. 109 minutes. Rated R. A prequel to a spinoff, Creation has to work within some narrow parameters, and the filmmakers don’t find any interesting new directions for the evil doll. Director Sandberg’s flair for creepy set pieces puts Creation slightly above 2014’s Annabelle, but it’s still pretty formulaic, with only occasional scary moments. —JB
Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough. Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton. 121 minutes. Rated PG-13. The story of the 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs (Carell) and Billie Jean King (Stone) is a dual character study of the self-aggrandizing former champion and the feminist trailblazer. The screenplay makes both into sympathetic, well-rounded figures, and Stone and Carell give such charismatic performances that it’s hard not to get swept up. —JB
Theaters: COL, DTS, SC, SS
Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. 163 minutes. Rated R. The long-awaited sci-fi sequel, starring Gosling as an android cop investigating a case that eventually (after many detours) leads to original blade runner Deckard (Harrison Ford), is moody, methodical and meticulous, with stunning visuals, strong performances and an overlong sci-fi story that’s more ponderous than thrilling. —JB
Theaters: AL, CAN, CH, DI, DTS, ET, FH, GVL, GVR, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SF, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS
Voices of Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer. Directed by Brian Fee. 109 minutes. Rated G. The third movie in Pixar’s most blatantly commercial animated franchise finds race car Lightning McQueen (Wilson) losing ground to younger models. The world of anthropomorphic vehicles is still colorful and lovingly detailed, but the plot is slow-moving and dull, rehashing elements of the first movie. —JB
Tom Taylor, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel. 95 minutes. Rated PG-13. The long-in- the-works adaptation of Stephen King’s epic fantasy-novel series has turned it into a generic, streamlined action-fantasy, making the sprawling mythology feel limited and small. Elba is a highlight as world-weary warrior Roland, but Taylor is the real star as an overly earnest teen who joins Roland to save the world. —JB
Voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. 90 minutes. Rated PG. There’s a sense of tired obligation to the third movie in the animated series about reformed supervillain Gru (Carell), which runs barely 90 minutes and throws together a handful of haphazard storylines. Nothing in the plot carries much of an impact, despite the series of apparently momentous developments. —JB
Theaters: COL, ST, VS
Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance. Directed by Christopher Nolan. 106 minutes. Rated PG-13. Nolan’s docudrama about the evacuation of Dunkirk early in World War II is perhaps the boldest gamble yet made by this ambitious director, injecting a potentially alienating degree of abstraction into the sheer intensity of pitched battle. Once again, he somehow makes it work. —MD
The Emoji Movie
Voices of T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris. Directed by Tony Leondis. 86 minutes. Rated PG. The epitome of a cynical Hollywood brand extension, this animated movie based on smartphone icons borrows elements from superior movies like Inside Out and The Lego Movie, lazily going through the motions of an animated family adventure, with maximum product placement along the way. —JB
Theaters: COL, DI, TC
Flatliners (Not reviewed)
Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. 108 minutes. Rated PG-13. A group of medical students experiment with near-death experiences.
Theaters: AL, CAN, CH, COL, DI, FH, ORL, PAL, RR, SF, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS
Girls Trip (Not reviewed)
Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. 122 minutes. Rated R. A group of lifelong friends cut loose on a trip to New Orleans.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Elodie Yung. Directed by Patrick Hughes. 118 minutes. Rated R. Reynolds plays a private security professional reluctantly tasked with protecting the life of a contract killer (Jackson) set to testify against a brutal dictator (Gary Oldman) in international court. The two loudmouths banter incessantly but weakly, the action is mediocre and the story drags on at least 30 minutes too long. —JB
Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff. Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. 97 minutes. Rated PG-13. Witherspoon plays Alice, a recently separated single mom who invites three young aspiring filmmakers to live in her guest house. Witherspoon is charming but has no chemistry with Alexander as her ostensible love interest, and the movie is a bland, sanitized, sitcom-style take on romantic comedy. —JB
Theaters: COL, SC
Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard. Directed by Andy Muschietti. 135 minutes. Rated R. This new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel takes on just half the story of seven friends who combat an ancient evil, focusing on the characters as children in the late 1980s. It’s a slick modern horror movie that loses a bit of personality but boasts effective scares and consistently strong performances. —JB
Theaters: AL, BS, CAN, CH, DI, DTS, FH, GVR, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SC, SF, SHO, SP, SS, TS, TX
Judwaa 2 (Not reviewed)
Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anupam Kher. Directed by David Dhawan. 144 minutes. Not rated. In Hindi with English subtitles. Twin brothers who were separated at birth reunite to take down a criminal enterprise.
Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn. Directed by Luis Prieto. 94 minutes. Rated R. Berry plays a waitress chasing after the kidnappers of her young son in this empty, predictable, cheap-looking thriller. More than half the movie is a repetitive, drawn-out car chase, and despite a running time that barely hits 80 minutes, Kidnap is still padded and plodding. —JB
Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. 141 minutes. Rated R. Egerton returns as an agent of ultra-secret spy agency Kingsman in the sequel to 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, with Moore as his latest adversary. For fans of the first movie’s cacophonous, CGI-filled assault on the senses, Circle offers a louder, brighter version that’s just as empty and even more exhausting. —JB
Theaters: AL, BS, CAN, CH, DI, DTS, ET, FH, GVL, GVR, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SC, SF, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS
Last Night (Not reviewed)
Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, Joey Marquez. Directed by Joyce Bernal. 106 minutes. Not rated. In Filipino with English subtitles. A man and a woman meet just as both are planning to commit suicide, forming a bond that helps them recover.
Voices of Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Carly Rae Jepsen. Directed by Éric Summer and Éric Warin. 89 minutes. Rated PG. Set in 19th-century France, Leap! follows plucky orphan girl Félicie (Fanning) as she travels to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a ballet dancer. The animation is serviceable, the voice work is adequate, and the story wraps up exactly as expected in under 90 minutes. —JB
Theaters: ST, VS
Voices of Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Jackie Chan. Directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan. 90 minutes. Rated PG. The formula has worn a little thin by the third movie in the animated Lego franchise, which adapts a long-established toy line that’s already had its own TV series, necessitating a combination of serious, mythology-laden existing storylines with the new movies’ joke-heavy, self-aware style. It’s a well-made feature-length toy commercial. —JB
Theaters: AL, CAN, CH, COL, FH, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SF, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS
Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. 119 minutes. Rated PG-13. Soderbergh’s comeback is an uneven heist comedy starring Tatum and Driver as a pair of working-class brothers who conspire to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The actors mostly lean hard on comical redneck accents, and the slow-moving plot features way too many leaps of logic. —JB
Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. 121 minutes. Rated R. The latest provocation from Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan) stars Lawrence and Bardem in a boldly, blatantly metaphorical tale of married bliss falling prey to the ultimate home invasion. It’s as gleefully unhinged as any studio film in recent memory. —MD
Theaters: BS, COL, SC
Kate Winslet, Idris Elba. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad. 111 minutes. Rated PG-13. Handsome, brooding doctor Ben (Elba) and beautiful, passionate photojournalist Alex (Winslet) find themselves stranded in the snowy Utah mountains following a plane crash. As a survival drama, Mountain is visually striking if a bit dull, and its inevitable turn toward romance is sappy and unconvincing. —JB
Theaters: AL, BS, CAN, CH, COL, ET, FH, GVL, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SC, SF, SHO, SP, SS, ST, TS, TX, VS
My Little Pony: The Movie
Voices of Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman. Directed by Jayson Thiessen. 99 minutes. Rated PG. This feature-length expansion of the long-running animated TV series doesn’t really qualify as more than a long episode, with its piecemeal story about the magical ponies of Equestria on a mission to save their home. The animation and storytelling remain simple and straightforward, which will please dedicated fans but offers little beyond that. —JB
Theaters: AL, BS, CAN, CH, COL, DI, FH, GVL, ORL, PAL, RP, RR, SC, SF, SP, SS, TS, TX
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
Voices of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph. Directed by Cal Brunker. 91 minutes. Rated PG. This grating animated sequel doesn’t even have the semi-clever heist-movie premise of its predecessor, instead throwing a bunch of hyperactive, annoying animal characters together in a jumble of subplots loosely related to saving their park home from an evil developer. It’s chaotic, ugly and unpleasant, without even a solid lesson for the kid audience. —JB
A Question of Faith (Not reviewed)
Richard T. Jones, Kim Fields, C. Thomas Howell. Directed by Kevan Otto. 104 minutes. Rated PG. Three families turn to prayer after suffering a tragedy.
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jacob Batalon. Directed by Jon Watts. 133 minutes. Rated PG-13. Bringing popular teen superhero Spider-Man (Holland) into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Homecoming is a feat of corporate deal-making as much as an artistic endeavor. There are a few impressive set pieces (most notably one set at the Washington Monument), some seeds planted for future movies and some entertaining bits of humor. —JB
Theaters: BS, COL, TC
Michael Cassidy, Sarah Lancaster, Connor Corum. Directed by Mitch Davis. 92 minutes. Not rated. This ridiculous vanity project from writer-director Mitch Davis is almost hilarious in its earnest sappiness, telling the pseudo-inspirational, vaguely religious true story of a stray dog that inspired young writer Mitch (Cassidy) to spend more time with his family and appreciate life, in the most clichéd possible way. —JB
Theaters: AL, CH, SC, SP, ST, TX
Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson. Directed by David Gordon Green. 116 minutes. Rated R. Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Although based on Bauman’s own memoir, Stronger doesn’t go easy on its main character. The final act gives Jeff the conveniently uplifting happy ending that the genre warrants, but his journey there is tougher and more honest than usual. —JB
Theaters: BS, COL, SC
’Til Death Do Us Part (Not reviewed)
Annie Ilonzeh, Taye Diggs, Steven Bishop. Directed by Chris Stokes. 101 minutes. Rated PG-13. A woman is stalked by her abusive ex-husband.
Theaters: AL, COL, TS, TX, VS
Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard. Directed by Stephen Frears. 112 minutes. Rated PG-13. The relationship between England’s Queen Victoria (Dench) and Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim (Fazal) was undoubtedly complex, but Frears’ film turns it into a dopey sitcom. Dench gives a commanding performance, but she’s the only actor given a fully realized character, with everyone else reduced to comical stereotypes. —JB
Theaters: DTS, GVR, SC, SP, TS
Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn. Directed by Matt Reeves. 140 minutes. Rated PG-13. Part three of the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise boldly asks viewers to reject our own kind and root wholeheartedly for simian victory. Serkis remains a marvel as Caesar; shame the film stacks the deck by making its handful of humans cartoonishly evil, complexity be damned. —MD
Theaters: TC, TX
Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene. Directed by Taylor Sheridan. 107 minutes. Rated R. Screenwriter Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water) now adds directing with another finely crafted crime story about people living on the margins of society. Renner and Olsen play federal agents investigating the murder of a Native American teen on a Wyoming reservation. The story is straightforward but suspenseful, with rich regional details. —JB
Theaters: COL, SC, ST, VS
JMA Jeffrey M. Anderson; JB Josh Bell; MD Mike D’Angelo
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