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Not much to recommend with this week's openings, but there are plenty of fine films out there, including the acclaimed coming-of-age film Moonlight.
New This Week

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Strange things are afoot in the morgue

The Bye Bye Man

A group of teens unleash the bogeyman

Live by Night

Ben Affleck directs and stars in this period gangster drama

Monster Trucks

Boy meets monster, adventure ensues

Patriots Day

The hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers

Sleepless

A shady cop searches for his kidnapped son

Underworld: Blood Wars

Vampires vs. werewolves (again)

First-Run Movies

The Accountant

Math, mayhem, and murder abound in this somewhat confusing thriller

Allied

WWII espionage thriller can't hold a candle to Casablanca

Arrival

Introspective sci-fi drama packs a punch

Assassin's Creed

Popular video game series hits the screen

Doctor Strange

The Doctor is out, far out

The Eagle Huntress

Real-life heroine soars above tradition

The Edge of Seventeen

Teen dramedy gets the growing pains right

Elle

Riveting yet perplexing, this psychological thriller is a stunner

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

A delightful return to the world of Harry Potter

Fences

Denzel Washington scores big in August Wilson's great American play

Hacksaw Ridge

A pacifist goes to war in Mel Gibson's brutal film

The Handmaiden

A stylish and alluring love triangle

Hidden Figures

True story of NASA's black women mathematicians

Incarnate

Demon possession thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Tom Cruise isn't having any fun in this boilerplate actioner

Jackie

A portrait of the First Lady in the aftermath of JFK's assassination

La La Land

This bittersweet musical will make your heart soar

Lion

An orphan's search for his birth mother gets an assist from Google Earth

Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck shines in this heartfelt drama

Middle of Nowhere

In this Sundance-honored film, a woman has to figure out what to do after her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton directs this film adaptation of the creepy kids' favorite

Moana

Set sail for Disney's gorgeous new adventure

A Monster Calls

A beast helps a boy through tough times

Moonlight

There's magic in this Moonlight

Nocturnal Animals

A dark meditation on regret and revenge

Office Christmas Party

Workplace comedy lacks the laughs

Ouija: Origin of Evil

This horror sequel is vastly superior to its cheesy precursor

Passengers

Bound for a distant planet, two persons awake prematurely

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Force is strong with this one

Silence

Two missionaries in feudal Japan are tested

Sing

Animated film about a koala who stages a singing competition

Storks

These animated birds never quite achieve liftoff

Trolls

Banal plot mars this toy marketing scheme

Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween

Tricks and treats with Tyler Perry

Why Him?

What if your child brought home James Franco as your new son-in-law?

  • Fear (1996)

    Rated R, 95 min. Directed by James Foley. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Amy Brenneman and Alyssa Milano.

    Obsessive boyfriends and the women who love them. Bonus: roller coaster hanky-panky. Read a full review of Fear.

    7:40PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    But I'm a Cheerleader (2000)

    Rated R, 81 min. Directed by Jamie Babbit. Starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea Duvall, RuPaul Charles, Cathy Moriarty, Bud Cort, Eddie Cibrian, Mink Stole, Melanie Lynskey, Douglas Spain, Wesley Mann and Richard Moll.

    aGLIFF Presents: Campy film is fun viewing and shines a light on lipstick lesbians who are willing to put their pom-poms where their mouths are. Read a full review of But I'm a Cheerleader.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar, 512/861-7040

  • Sherlock: The Final Problem (2017)

    Not rated, 110 min. Directed by Ben Caron. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

    Fathom Presents: The finale of the latest (and notoriously short) season of the hit show airs, with a bonus 15-minute featurette screening as well.

    7PM Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center, 18820 Hilltop Commercial Dr., 512/251-0938

    7PM Tinseltown North, N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain (1952)

    Not rated, 103 min. Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. Starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Cyd Charisse and Jean Hagen.

    Fathom Presents: 65th Anniversary: Arguably the greatest movie musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain features terrific performances and music, sensational Technicolor images, and a plot that hinges on the problems inherent to early Hollywood talkies.

    2PM, 7PM Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, 512/231-9742

    2PM, 7PM Gateway Theatre, 9700 Stonelake, 512/416-5700

  • The Nomi Song (2004)

    Not rated, 96 min. Directed by Andrew Horn.

    Homo Arigato! A documentary ode to the legendary outsider's outsider, Klaus Nomi – a singer, performance artist, and genuine human anomaly. Read a full review of The Nomi Song.

    7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

  • Yor, the Hunter From the Future (1983)

    Rated PG, 88 min. Directed by Anthony M. Dawson. Starring Reb Brown, Corrine Clery, John Steiner, Carole Andre and Alan Collins.

    Weird Wednesday: Glaciers, dinosaurs, and a hero named Yor: This Italian terror is universally acknowledged as one of the most incoherent movies on the planet.

    9:45PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

BULLOCK MUSEUM IMAX

1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • "A Beautiful Planet" (2016)

    Rated G, 40 min. Directed by Toni Myers. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence.

  • "National Parks Adventure" (2016)

    Not rated, 38 min. Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Narrated by Robert Redford.

    Stunning imagery and an overview of the national parks’ history is combined with reflections on what the wilderness means to us all. The film is narrated by Robert Redford.

  • "Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience" (2016)

    Rated G, 45 min. Directed by Terrence Malick. Narrated by Brad Pitt.

    Terrence Malick's first foray into documentary filmmaking is this decades-in-the-making history of the universe, and it's a visually magnificent achievement that's educational, as well.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

    Rated PG-13, 133 min. Directed by Gareth Edwards. Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Jimmy Smits, Ben Daniels and Mads Mikkelsen.

    The first stand-alone spinoff of George Lucas’ revered Star Wars saga, Rogue One kicks ass in all the right ways. Like an Imperial Star Destroyer, it starts off slow and somewhat clunky, but by the time the mind-blowing third act arrives, it’s all a fan can do not to stand up and cheer. The premise here – the canny script is credited to Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy – takes a single sentence from the original 1977 Star Wars screen crawl and fleshes it out into a 133-minute meditation on (a new) hope, loyalty, and freedom from tyranny that’s now more contemporary than ever. Jones is Jyn Erso, recruited to lead the swashbuckling Cassian Andor (Luna) and a breakaway band of renegade rebels on a mission to discover the whereabouts of the Death Star’s schematics. At its heart a World War II suicide-mission movie, Rogue One also has a tearjerking abundance of heart. Read a full review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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