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Pick of the Week

The Bad Batch

Ana Lily Amirpour's psychedelic Western

New This Week

47 Meters Down

It's this year's The Shallows (but not as good)

All Eyez on Me

Keep ya head up but don't expect too much from this biopic

Baby Driver

A heist goes wrong for a music-loving getaway driver

Band Aid

A couple works out their problems through song

The Hero

Sam Elliott plays a cowboy actor dying of cancer

Past Life

Avi Nesher's film is a thoughtful examination of forgiveness

Rough Night

Girls gone murderously wild

Transformers: The Last Knight

Stick meet dead horse

First-Run Movies

Alien: Covenant

More chest-bursting fun in space

The Angry Birds Movie

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a game! It's a movie!


Some people stand in the darkness ...

Beatriz at Dinner

Classes clash over chow

Beauty and the Beast

A live-action remake of the Disney film

The Book of Henry

Abandon all hope ye who purchase a ticket

Born in China

The Disneyfication of nature continues

The Boss Baby

Alec Baldwin voices corporate infant

The Boxtrolls

The third time isn't the charm for this animated film from the studio that gave us the magical Coraline and ParaNorman.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

An animated adaptation of the beloved book series

Cars 3

Third times not a charm for this franchise


An intimate look at a leader's state of mind


Demetri Martin writes, directs, and stars in this indie romance

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

The wimpy kid returns for a reboot

The Fate of the Furious

The car thieves are back to save the world

Get Out

A stellar racially charged horror comedy


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

It Comes at Night

A lean, mean descent into primitive tribalism

Kong: Skull Island

The big ape is back


Film about East L.A.'s car culture

Megan Leavey

A soldier and her PTSD dog

The Mummy

Tom Cruise does the monster mash

My Cousin Rachel

Love and murder on the English Highlands

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

The man who would be kingmaker

Paris Can Wait

A woman at the crossroads of life

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The next installment of this franchise that no one asked for

Rio 2

The animated blue macaw family takes a trip back to the Amazon.


Animated film about a koala who stages a singing competition

Smurfs: The Lost Village

The little blue critters are back


A mother/daughter vacation from hell

Their Finest

How to make a propaganda film in World War II England


Banal plot mars this toy marketing scheme

Wonder Woman

The origin story of Diana, princess of the Amazons

The Zookeeper's Wife

World War II drama based on the bestselling book

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

    Rated R, 127 min. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Gordon Liu, Michael Parks, Bo Svenson, Jeannie Epper and Perla Honey-Jardine.

    Revenge is a dish best served bold – and deliciously, by Quentin and Uma. Read a full review of Kill Bill: Vol. 2.

    8:45PM Blue Starlite Drive-In, 12419 Lowden Lane, 512/850-6127

  • Talk to Her

    Talk to Her (2002)

    Rated R, 112 min. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Geraldine Chaplin and Mariola Fuentes.

    Almodóvar Film Festival: Two men in love with comatose women, as only the Spanish film master can concoct. Read a full review of Talk to Her.

    6:30PM St. John Library, 7500 Blessing, 512/974-7570

  • Zathura

    Zathura (2005)

    Rated PG, 113 min. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins, Frank Oz, John Alexander and Derek Mears.

    Kids Camp: With his follow-up to Elf, actor-turned-director Jon Favreau sticks with family-friendly filmmaking, this time taking on the film version of Chris van Allsburg’s bestselling children’s book Zathura. This film succeeds in a way that neither of the previous van Allsburg film adaptations (Jumanji, The Polar Express) managed: It’s infused with a greater sense of fun and realism. Favreau keeps the picture throttling forward with a carefree charm: a space adventure that goes forth with a Buck Rogers attitude as silly gizmos, robots, and monsters turn from mildly goofy to dangerous and threatening in the blink of an eye. The tone of the fantasy and the effects are just right: enough to surprise and startle everyone and even spook the littlest ones, but so gleefully defiant of the laws of physics and aeronautics that it’s clear the film’s only objective is to have a good time. Read a full review of Zathura.

    10:10AM Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N., 512/861-7070

  • 9:45AM Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060

  • Moana

    Moana (2016)

    Rated PG, 113 min. Directed by Ron Clements, Don Hall, Chris Williams and John Musker.

    Kids Summer Film Series: Disney’s animators have outdone themselves this time out. Moana is a wonderfully animated – in every sense of the word – tale of youthful female empowerment that dazzles the eye with an oceanic kaleidoscope of bioluminescent color, catchy songs, and a perfectly suited vocal cast. The Disney “princess template” is in full effect, but it suits the narrative and this time there’s no real love story to get in the way of Moana’s headlong quest. That involves leaving her beloved island and setting sail in search of the demigod Maui (Johnson), who has stolen a magical stone from the gods. Together, they must work to return the stolen stone back to its rightful place. It’s rough sailing out in the real world these days, but Moana’s moral message – never give up and you’ll discover anything is possible if you cooperate rather than compete – feels exactly right for both kids and their parents right about now. Read a full review of Moana.

    2PM Old Quarry Branch Library, 7051 Village Center Dr., 512/345-4435


1800 Congress, 512/936-4629

  • 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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