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Playbill - At The Movies

Listings are for Oct. 9-15 and are subject to change. Movies at the Amusement Park Drive­In begin at dark on Fridays and Saturdays. For times at Vue and Brew in Laurel, go to or call 633­4438. Figures in parentheses show the number of weeks the movie has played in Billings. All times are p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Black Mass (4): The title sounds like your typical horror movie, but hold on: This actually is about Whitey Bulger, the notorious Boston gangster recently taken into custody. Johnny Depp has drawn kudos in the lead role, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Joel Edgerton also starring. R. Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 10.

The End of the Tour (opening): This film tells the story of a five-day interview between a Rolling Stone reporter (Jesse Eisenberg) and novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segal), who had just published Infinite Jest. The interview was never published, but the film is based on a memoir the reporter wrote after Mr. Wallace committed suicide in 2008. R. Art House Cinema at 3:30 and 8:30 on Friday, Saturday and Wednesday and at noon on Sunday.

Everest (3): This 3D movie is based on disastrous 1996 attempts to climb the world’s tallest mountain. The crowded cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke and John Hawkes. The scenery is terrific, of course, and the dangers of high altitude are vividly displayed. PG13. Shiloh 14 in 3D at noon and 5:50 and in 2D at 2:55 and 8:45.

Hotel Transylvania 2 (3): The popular animated horror comedy earns a second episode. The voices include Mel Brooks, who is a funny man, and Adam Sandler, who isn’t. Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi and Kevin James also star. PG. Shiloh 14 in 3D at 12:15, 2:35 and 4:55 and in 2D at noon, 2:20, 4:40, 7 and 9:20. Wynnsong 10 in 3D at 1:25 and 6:45 and in 2D at 4:05 and 9:15. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.

The Intern (3): A retired business owner (Robert De Niro) gets an internship at a fashion website run by a career­driven woman (Anne Hathaway). The movie tries hard to cash in on all of the possibilities for Life Lessons and comic conflicts, and it mostly seems to succeed, critics acknowledge a bit grudgingly. PG13. Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 10. Wynnsong 10 at 1, 4:05, 7 and 9:45. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In.

The Martian (2): An astronaut (Matt Damon) is an assumed casualty after a disastrous storm during a manned mission to Mars, and subsequently left behind by his crew. Not yet dead, he does everything he can to survive the hostile planet and return home. Directed by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien). PG13. Shiloh 14 in 3D at 12:15, 3:30, 6:45 and 10 and in 2D at noon, 3:15, 6:30 and 9:45. Wynnsong 10 in 3D at 1:15, 4:30 and 7:45 and in 2D at 1, 4:15 and 7:30. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (4): This is the second movie in a projected trilogy based on the popular young ­adult science fiction books by James Dashner, who lives in the Rocky Mountain West. Critical reviews are mixed, but the consensus appears to be that the movie adequately sets the stage for the final film in the series. PG13. Shiloh 14 at 12:30, 3:40, 6:50 and 10. Wynnsong 10 at 1, 4:15 and 7:25. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In.

99 Homes (opening): This critically acclaimed drama tells the story of a man (Andrew Garfield) who loses everything in the 2008 housing market crisis. He then gets a chance to join a real estate shark (Michael Shannon) to do unto others what has been done to him. The film comments on corruption in the housing industry without sacrificing dramatic intensity, critics say. R. Wynnsong 10 at 1:20, 4:20, 7:10 and 9:55.

Pan (opening): This prequel to the Peter Pan story has drawn sharply divided critical reactions, ranging from nothing new to offer to fresh and entertaining. The cast includes Levi Miller as Peter Pan, Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as Capt. Hook and Amanda Seyfried as Mary. PG. Shiloh 14 in 3D at noon and 5:30 and in 2D at 2:45 and 8:15. Wynnsong 10 in 3D at 1:10 and 6:45 and in 2D at 4 and 9:30. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.

Sicario (2): Emily Blunt portrays a FBI agent full of ideals who is enlisted by Josh Brolin’s government official to aid in the war on drugs. Also starring Benicio Del Toro, this thrilling drama has garnered a positive critical response. R. Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 10. Wynnsong 10 at 1:35, 4:35 and 7:35.

Unbranded (2): This Kickstarter-backed independent film follows four friends as they ride 3,000 miles border to border from Mexico to Canada astride wild mustangs. The film aims to bring awareness to controversies surrounding wild horses. PG13. Art House Cinema at 6 on Friday and Wednesday,  at 1 and 6 on Saturday and at 2:30 on Sunday.

The Visit (5): The latest from M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) is a found-footage story about two children who go to live with their strange – and terrifying – grandparents. Some critics suggest that this movie contains enough laughs to suggest that the director is back on the right track. PG13. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:40.

The Walk (opening): Based on the true story of Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who made an illegal highwire walk between the World Trade Center Towers, this film draws its appeal, and nearly all of its critical acclaim, from the 25-minute walk that forms its climax. That may not sound like much to build a movie on, but apparently the thrill is worth it. PG. Shiloh 14 in 3D at 12:30 and 6:20 and in 2D at 3:25 and 9:15. Wynnsong 10 in 3D at 1 and 6:55 and in 2D at 4 and 9:50.

War Room (7): The subtitle says it all: “Prayer is a powerful weapon.” This faith-­based movie is about a crumbling marriage of a couple who aim to set things right with a battle plan involving prayer. Despite tepid reviews, this film has become a box office hit. PG. Wynnsong 10 at 1:10, 4, 6:50 and 9:40.

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