Listings are for May 22-28 and are subject to change. Movies begin at dark each night at the Amusement Park Drive-In. For times at the Vue and Brew in Laurel, go to www.vueandbrew.com or call 633-4438. Figures in parentheses show the number of weeks the movie has played in Billings. All times are p.m., unless otherwise noted.
The Age of Adaline (5): Blake Lively has drawn high praise for her portrayal of a woman who becomes stuck at age 29 after an auto accident and a mysterious bolt of lightning. This complicates romance, which may turn off cynical viewers, but most critics find the film charming and innovative. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 4:10.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (4): In the latest Marvel epic, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the rest of the gang get together to save the planet from the villains of Ultron. PG13. Wynnsong 10 in 2D at 1, 4:30 and 7:45. Shiloh 14 in 3D at 12:30, 4 and 7:30 and in 2D at noon, 2, 3:30, 5:30, 7 and 9. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.
5 to 7 (opening): This romance is about a couple (Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe who can only get together for hotel room trysts between the hours of 5 and 7. The distinguished cast includes Frank Langella and Glenn Close. Art House Cinema and Pub at 6 on Friday, Wednesday and Thursday and at 1:30 and 6 on Saturday.
Furious 7 (8): The seventh entry in the Fast and Furious series is characterized by critics as dumb, loud, light on plot, illogical, meat-headed and an altogether good time at the theater. Van Diesel, Tony Jaa and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are among the stars, who also include Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1 and 7. Shiloh 14 at 2:30 and 8:05.
Home (9): This animated feature from DreamWorks is about an alien who lands on Earth and befriends a girl who helps teach him Life Lessons. It’s a fairly pedestrian effort by a company known for better work, most critics say. Voices include Jim Parsons, Steve Martin, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez. PG. Wynnsong 10 at 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:40. Shiloh 14 at 1 and 7.
Hot Pursuit (3): Reese Witherspoon plays a cop charged with protecting a widow (Sofia Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by cops and gunmen. It’s supposed to be sort of an action film and sort of a comedy, but early reviewers say it succeeds at neither. So bad it could have been an Adam Sandler movie, one critic said. Ouch. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1:30, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:45. Shiloh 14 at 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30 and 9:50.
The Longest Ride (7): In yet another critically panned movie based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks (The Last Song, Safe Haven, The Notebook), Scott Eastwood plays a bull rider who gets into a difficult love affair with an aspiring New York City artist (Brittany Robertson). Somehow, it all gets intertwined with another love story involving Alan Alda. Variety calls the film “three-hankie twaddle.” PG13. Shiloh 14 at 4 and 10.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2): Mel Gibson isn’t back, but director George Miller is, and critics say he is as good as he was in 1981’s Road Warrior. Tom Hardy (Inception) and Charlize Theron (Monster) in this post-apocalyptic tour de force, with action so gargantuan that, one critic said, it makes Furious 7 look like Curious George. R. Wynnsong 10 in 3D at 4 and 9:50 and in 2D at 1 and 7. Shiloh 14 in 3D at 12:30, 3:20, 6:10 and 9 and in 2D at noon, 2:50, 5:40 and 8:30. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In.
Merchants of Doubt (opening): This well regarded documentary by Robert Kenner looks at the lobbyists and industrial organizations devoted to casting doubt on the science of climate change. Based on a book by two science historians, the film is sometimes heavy handed but starkly effective, critics say. Art House Cinema and Pub at 4 and 8:45 on Friday and at 4 and 8:30 on Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (6): Early reviews of this comedy sequel have been brutal. “Mordantly witless,” one critic wrote. Another said, “As you watch the film, it’s already forgotten.” Kevin James returns as the mall cop, this time off to Las Vegas for a vacation with his daughter. PG. Wynnsong 10 at 1:15, 4:20, 7:15 and 9:50. Shiloh 14 at noon and 5:40.
Pitch Perfect 2 (2): Elizabeth Banks makes her directorial debut in this sequel to a 2012 hit about an all-women’s college a cappella group. The sequel mines much the same vein and finds much the same ore, but if you liked the first one, you probably will like this one, too. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1:15, 4:15, 7 and 9:45. Shiloh 14 at noon, 12:30, 2:45, 3:15, 5:30, 6, 8:15 and 8:45. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.
Poltergeist (opening): In the category of movies that did not need to be made falls this remake of a popular 1982 spooky film written and produced by Steven Spielberg. The location has been changed, and Sam Rockwell installed as the star, and Gil Kenan (Monster House) directs. Naturally, spirits cavort in 3D, but critics don’t find much here that improves on the original. PG13. Wynnsong 10 in 3D at 1 and 9:30 and in 2D at 4 and 7. Shiloh 14 in 3D at 12:30, 3, 5:30 and 8 and in 2D at noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and 10.
Tomorrowland (opening): This Disney film stars George Clooney as a former boy-genius who joins forces with a teenager (Britt Robertson) to find Tomorrowland, a mysterious place lying not in Disneyland but somewhere between time and space. Director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) has made a film with a message that critics find flawed but well intentioned. PG. Wynnsong 10 at 1, 4, 7 and 10. Shiloh 14 in Big D format at 12:45, 4, 7 and 10 and also at noon, 3, 6 and 9. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel and at Amusement Park Drive-In.
Woman in Gold (7): Helen Mirren stars in this tale, based on a true story, of a woman who sets out to retrieve a painting seized by the Nazis in World War II. Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl and Katie Holmes also star in a film that has divided critics just about evenly: Some praise the powerful story but others find it sluggish and predictable. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1:35, 4:15, 7:05 and 9:45.
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