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A Dark Song

Black magic goes awry in this taut thriller

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Baywatch

Some people stand in the darkness ...

The Commune

Life in a Seventies Danish collective is not all that

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The next installment of this franchise that no one asked for

First-Run Movies

Alien: Covenant

More chest-bursting fun in space

Beauty and the Beast

A live-action remake of the Disney film

Born in China

The Disneyfication of nature continues

The Boss Baby

Alec Baldwin voices corporate infant

Chuck

The rise and fall of the real-life Rocky

The Circle

An absurd cautionary tale on technology

Colossal

Toxic masculinity melds with a monster movie

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

The wimpy kid returns for a reboot

The Dinner

Family ties come undone in this dark drama

A Dog’s Purpose

Reincarnated dog film is full of cliches

Everything, Everything

Another YA adaption of star-crossed lovers

The Fate of the Furious

The car thieves are back to save the world

Get Out

A stellar racially charged horror comedy

Ghost in the Shell

Scar Jo as cybernetic warrior

Gifted

A child prodigy gets caught up in a custody battle

Going in Style

Three old-timers plan to rob a bank

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Star-Lord and co. return in the popular Marvel series

How to Be a Latin Lover

A middle-age lothario learns some life lessons

How to Train Your Dragon 2

You'll want a dragon of your own after seeing this animated sequel that surpasses the original.

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

The origins of the celebrity chef

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

The Once and Future King gets a reboot

Kong: Skull Island

The big ape is back

The LEGO Batman Movie

The Dark Knight returns to Legoland

Life

Astronauts discover that a wall won't keep out a new alien life form

Logan

Hugh Jackman sports those famous mutton chops for the final time

The Lost City of Z

A futile quest for an extraordinary place

The Lovers

Breaking the doldrums of marriage

Lowriders

Film about East L.A.'s car culture

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

The man who would be kingmaker

Power Rangers

A new generation of teens with superpowers must save the world

The Promise

The Armenian Genocide as seen through a love triangle

A Quiet Passion

A biographical sketch of poet Emily Dickinson

Risk

Doc follows WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

The Shack

The spiritual journey of a tortured soul

Smurfs: The Lost Village

The little blue critters are back

Snatched

A mother/daughter vacation from hell

Their Finest

How to make a propaganda film in World War II England

Unforgettable

Another round of a psycho ex from hell

Your Name

This body-swapping anime is a stunner

The Zookeeper's Wife

World War II drama based on the bestselling book

  • Long Strange Trip

    Long Strange Trip (2017)

    Rated R, 238 min. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev.

    Sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of the Grateful Dead.

    6PM, 7:30PM Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson, 512/861-7030

  • Clue Quote-Along

    Clue Quote-Along (1985)

    Rated PG, 87 min. Directed by Jonathan Lynn. Starring Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren and Colleen Camp.

    Movie Party: Props will be distributed (but probably not any candlesticks).

    10:30PM Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth, 512/861-7020

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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant (2017)

    Rated R, 122 min. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo and Callie Hernandez.

    Ridley Scott’s 1979 original is a bona fide classic, with James Cameron’s 1986 sequel following close behind. But after that, things get a bit dodgy for the franchise, most notably with Scott's 2012’s prequel, Prometheus which had a serious lack of xenomorphs. So now it's “Give the people what they want” time, as this film plays like a greatest hits of your favorite Alien moments. After a prologue that seeks to bridge the gap between films, we are swept away into the deep space life of the spaceship Covenant, where married couples are the crew, and the ship houses thousands of souls in hibernation, on their way to a distant, habitable planet to thrive and prosper. The crew provide easy fodder when the xenomorph shows up, while Katherine Waterston runs around trying to figure out what the hell is going on. Rarely do I comment on characters’ hairstyles in movies, but the decision to give Waterston a hybrid bowl-cut/Prince Valiant bob is one of the most ill-advised things this film does. And in a film that treats its audience like morons, that is saying something. Read a full review of Alien: Covenant.

  • Tiny Giants 3-D (2014)

    Not rated, 44 min. Directed by Mark Brownlow.

  • Wild Africa 3-D (2017)

    Not rated, 42 min. Directed by Patrick Morris and Neil Nightingale. Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.

    Can't afford that African safari? Here's the next best thing.

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