The Billings Outpost

Playbill - At The Movies

Listings are for July 3-9 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.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (10): 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. Amusement Park Drive-In on Friday and Saturday only.

Faith of Our Fathers (opening): This faith-based film is about a young man who discovers the letters his father wrote from Vietnam and heads off on a pilgrimage to the Vietnam Memorial to find out as much as he can about how his father died. Along the way, he finds faith with another man whose father also served. PG13. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and 10.

Far from the Madding Crowd (2): Thomas Hardy’s novel was made into a serviceable movie starring Julie Christie in 1967, and now it gets reverent treatment in a lovely version starring the always-appealing Carey Mulligan. Most critics have praised the film, but some complain that at a running time of just under two hours it doesn’t do justice to the complexity of the novel about a woman pursued by three suitors. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1, 4:10, 7:15 and 10:05.

Inside Out (3): In this animated Pixar film, a girl has to move with her father to a new job in San Francisco. Her emotions, voiced by such actors as Amy Poehler, Lewis Black and Bill Hader, struggle to adjust inside the headquarters of her brain. Critics are calling it one of Pixar’s best. PG. Wynnsong 10 in 2D at 12:45, 3:30, 6:55 and 9:20. Shiloh 14 in 3D at 11:30 a.m., 2:05, 4:40, 7:15 and 9:50 and in 2D at 12:20, 12:30, 2:55, 3:05, 5:30, 5:40, 8:05 and 8:15. Also showing at Amusement Park Drive-In and at Vue and Brew in Laurel.

Jurassic World (4): Dinosaurs are cloned for human entertainment for the fourth time in this series. Surely nothing will go wrong this time. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D’Onofrio star. PG13. Wynnsong 10 in 3D at 12:15, 3:10 and 7:30 and in 2D at noon, 3, 7 and 9:50. Shiloh 14 in 3D at 11:30 a.m. 2:30, 5:30 and 8:30 and at 11:30 on Friday and Saturday only and in 2D at noon, 3, 6 and 9 and at midnight on Friday and Saturday only. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.

Love and Mercy (3): Paul Dano and John Cusack portray Brian Wilson, the legendary and troubled singer and songwriter for the Beach Boys, at two critical points in his life: When he was creating the band’s masterwork, Pet Sounds, and his later mental breakdown. Elizabeth Banks plays his wife in this critically praised biopic. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1, 4, 7 and 9:55.

Mad Max: Fury Road (8): 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. Shiloh 14 at 2:20, 8 and 10:50.

Magic Mike XXL (opening): This sequel to the modestly budgeted Steven Soderbergh film was written by and stars Channing Tatum, who also starred the first time around as a male stripper looking for another line of work. In the follow-up, he hooks up with fellow strippers to travel to a gathering of fellow strippers. R. Wynnsong 10 at 12:50, 4:10, 7:30 and 10:10. Shiloh 14 in Big D format at 4 and 10 and also at 12:30, 3:15, 6 and 8:45 and at 11:30 on Friday and Saturday only.

Max (opening): This family-friendly movie is about a military dog in Afghanistan that is adopted by the family of his dead handler and forms a close bond with the handler’s brother. Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans, Uptown Girls) wrote and directed. PG. Wynnsong 10 at noon, 3, 6:45 and 9:30. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:45, 5:30 and 8:15. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In and Vue and Brew in Laurel.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (opening): This wonderfully titled film won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Festival. It’s about a high school student (Thomas Mann) whose mother forces him to spend time with a girl (Olivia Cooke) who has just been diagnosed with cancer. Most critics say that it is beautifully written and acted and avoids most of the obvious traps in the plot. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 12:30, 3:15, 7:20 and 10.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared (2): This film, based on a novel by Jonas Jonasson, was a smash hit in Sweden and may be due for an American remake. Even as it is, most U.S. critics are fond of this farcical tale about a senior citizen seeking new adventures. Art House Cinema and Pub at 6 on Friday, Wednesday and Thursday.

San Andreas (6): When a big-budget Hollywood summer blockbuster is named after a major fault in the earth, something is bound to go wrong. And plenty goes wrong in this disaster movie, in which an earthquake threatens to send large pieces of California into the Pacific Ocean. Dwayne Johnson stars as the head of an emergency and rescue unit, and Paul Giamatti plays a doctor who tries to alert the world to what could happen. PG13. Shiloh 14 at 11:30 a.m. and 5:10. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In on Friday and Saturday only.

Spy (5): In this unlikely comedy, Melissa McCarthy (Identity Thief) teams up again with writer and director Paul Feig to play a CIA analyst who goes underground to prevent global disaster. But critics find it hilarious and a tremendous display of Ms. McCarthy’s considerable talents. R. Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 10.

Ted 2 (2): Seth McFarlane (A Million Ways to Die in the West) wrote, directed and plays the title character in this sequel to the raunchy but popular comedy hit. In this episode, Ted, a stuffed bear, has to prove in court that he’s a person. Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried also star. R. Wynnsong 10 at 12:15, 3, 7:05 and 10. Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 10.

Terminator Genisys (opening): If you have seen the previews, you may get the feeling that this is a movie you have already seen. In some ways, it is. Arnold Schwarzenegger, 67, plays the Terminator, and he’s not the only thing in this film showing its age. Optimistically, the producers see this as the first episode in a new trilogy for the long-running series. PG13. Wynnsong 10 in 3D at 12:15, 7:05 and at 11:30 on Friday and Saturday only and in 2D at 4 and 10 and at 11:45 on Friday and Saturday only. Shiloh 14 in 3D and Big D format at 1 and 7, in 3D at noon, 3, 6 and 9 and at midnight on Friday and Saturday only and in 2D at 11:30 a.m., 2:30, 5:30 and 8:30 and at 11:30 on Friday and Saturday only.

The Wolfpack (2): In this off-beat documentary, two brothers locked away in an apartment in Manhattan spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with homemade props and costumes. Then one of the brothers escapes, and everything changes. R. Art House Cinema and Pub at 4 and 8:30 on Friday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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