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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

One Piece Film: Gold

Japanese anime insanity

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?

  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Rated R, 142 min. Directed by Frank Darabont. Starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows and James Whitmore.

    This is what it looks like when men cry. Read a full review of The Shawshank Redemption.

    7PM Flix Brewhouse, 2200 S. I-35, 512/244-3549

  • Homestate

    Homestate (2016)

    Not rated, 85 min. Directed by David H. Hickey. Starring Blaise Miller, Grace Love and Shaneye Ferrell.

    Austin Film Festival Presents: Winner of the Independent Audience Award, this drama concerns a young man who shows up at his artist-sister’s house unannounced, disrupting her suburban Texas life.

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

  • Clueless

    Clueless (1995)

    Rated PG-13, 97 min. Directed by Amy Heckerling. Starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Breckin Meyer, Jeremy Sisto, Justin Walker, Wallace Shawn, Twink Calan and Dan Hedaya.

    Girlie Night: Heckerling updates Jane Austen's Emma to Beverly Hills. Read a full review of Clueless.

    7PM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • Reality Bites

    Reality Bites (1994)

    Rated PG-13, 99 min. Directed by Ben Stiller. Starring Ben Stiller, Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn, Swoosie Kurtz, Joe Don Baker and John Mahoney.

    Girlie Night: Stiller's first feature film as a director captured the zeitgeist and is imbued with an honest and sarcastic wit. Read a full review of Reality Bites.

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

  • Maniac Cop

    Maniac Cop (1988)

    Rated R, 85 min. Directed by William Lustig. Starring Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon and Robert Z'Dar.

    Terror Tuesday: Someone in a police uniform is killing innocent people in this very entertaining low-budget slasher film.

    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. Read the Chronicle review of the film here.

  • 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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