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Listings are for June 14-19 and are subject to change. Figures in parentheses show the number of weeks the movie has played in Billings. Doors open at noon daily at the Wynnsong 10. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. daily at the Shiloh 14. Showings at the Amusement Park Drive-In begin daily at dusk. All times are p.m., unless otherwise noted.
After Earth (3): Will Smith and his son Jaden star in this critically panned science fiction movie about a man and his son who crash land on Earth a thousand years after humans have abandoned the planet. M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) directs as his stars make their way across a now alien landscape filled with dangerous animals and space creatures. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1:15, 4:10, 7 and 9:30. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and 10.
Before Midnight (opening): Critics are praising this romantic drama, a sequel to Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004), which stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reprising their roles as lovers Jesse and Celine. Now in their forties, the two face new challenges to their now-matured relationship as arguments and strife replace the tender words of youth. R. Wynnsong 10 at noon, 2:40, 5:20 and 8.
Disney’s African Cats (2011): Part of the Summer Matinee Series, this true story follows the lives of the kings of the savanna against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth. The endearing film focuses on the lives of Mara, a lion cub, Sita, a cheetah mother, and Fang, the leader of a pride of lions. G. Vue and Brew in Laurel at 10 a.m. and 1.
Epic (4): This 3D adventure comedy, from the makers of Ice Age and Rio, is about a mighty battle between good and evil, with evil out to destroy the natural world. Reviews are favorable but unenthusiastic, saying that the effects and visual interest outweigh a shopworn plot. Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell and Beyonce Knowles are among the voices. PG. Wynnsong 10 at 4 and 10. Shiloh 14 at 12:20, 2:55, 5:30 and 8:05. Vue and Brew in Laurel at 1, 3 and 5.
Fast and Furious 6 (4): Judging from the ubiquitous TV ads, the sixth film in the series has more slam-bang action than ever, but not much else, as if you needed anything else. It’s all about fast cars that bang into each other a lot. Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez star. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 12:45, 3:45, 7 and 10. Shiloh 14 at 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 10, and 11 on Friday and Saturday only. Vue and Brew in Laurel at 1:30, 3:50, and 9:35 on Friday through Sunday, at 1:30, 3:50 and 7:15 on Monday and Tuesday and 3:50 and 7:15 on Wednesday and Thursday.
42 (7): Chadwick Boseman plays Jackie Robinson in his struggle to break the color barrier and become the first black player in major league baseball in the modern era. Harrison Ford plays Branch Rickey, the Dodgers’ general manager who gave Robinson his chance and changed the game forever. Critics find the movies inspirational but a bit predictable. PG13. Amusement Park Drive-In.
The Hangover Part III (4): The first film in the series was a huge hit, the second a bit tired. Now director Todd Phillips plays out the string with Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms on another trip to Las Vegas, this time involving a complex crime plot. The jokes come quickly, as usual; whether they are in good taste or even funny is something viewers can figure out for themselves. R. Shiloh 14 at 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8 and 10:30 on Friday and Saturday only. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In.
The Internship (2): Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, who teamed up in Wedding Crashers, are together again in this Shawn Levy comedy about two out-of-work salesmen competing as interns in a tech company in hopes of getting a job. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 12:50, 3:40, 7 and 9:50. Shiloh 14 at 1:10, 4, 6:50 and 9:40. Vue and Brew in Laurel at 7:30 and 9:45 on Friday through Sunday and at 7:30 on Monday through Thursday. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In.
Iron Man 3 (7): Robert Downey Jr. is back in the third entry of the action series based on a Marvel comic book character. Lots goes on here – perhaps too much – including a complicated plot and a full plate of computer-generated special effects. Director Shane Black also worked with Downey in Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang. Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Kingsley also star. PG13. Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 10.
Man of Steel (opening): Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe and Diane Lane star in this most recent retelling of the origin story of the classic Superman saga. Mixed reviews claim both comic-book summertime-movie success as well as mere special-effects explosion-fest; some say there’s little distinction between those two impressions. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at noon, 1, 3:30, 4:15, 6:45, 7:30, 10 and 10:45 on Friday and Saturday only. Shiloh 14 at 11, 12, 12:45, 2:15, 3:20, 4, 5:30, 6:40, 7:15, 8:45, 10 with showings at 10:30 and midnight on Friday and Saturday only. Vue and Brew in Laurel at 1:15, 4:15, 7, 7:05 and 9:30 on Friday through Sunday and at 1:30, 4:15 and 7 on Monday through Thursday. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In.
Mud (5): Critics love this film by writer and director Jeff Nichols, in which Matthew McConaughey plays a mysterious killer hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River. Two teenage boys encounter him there and help him get together with his cheating girlfriend (Reese Witherspoon). PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1 and 7.
Now You See Me (3): The FBI’s top squad goes up against a super team of illusionists who are stealing from corrupt business leaders and showering their profits on live audiences. Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Isla Fisher star in a film directed by Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans). PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1:20, 4:15, 7:05 and 9:55. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:50, 5:40, 8:30 and 11:20 on Friday and Saturday only.
The Purge (2): In this suspense film, the government shuts down police stations and hospitals for 12 hours a year. Anything goes, and one family in a gated community takes in a homeless man, then attempts to survive without getting caught up in the crime that surrounds them. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey star. R. Wynnsong 10 at 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:15 and 9:30. Shiloh 14 at 12:30, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:45 and midnight on Friday and Saturday only.
Star Trek into Darkness (5): Early reviews are full of praise for the latest entry in the enduring Star Trek series. The plot immediately throws familiar characters (if not all familiar faces) into the usual quandary: They are battling an alien race and trying to keep a volcano from exploding, a high-spirited adventure that puts Capt. Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Bones (Karl Urban) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana) through their paces. PG13. Shiloh 14 at 12:55, 4, 7:05 and 10:10.
This Is the End (opening): In this comedy, six friends are trapped in a house after a series of catastrophes devastate Los Angeles. As the world outside deteriorates and cabin fever sets in, antics and anger threaten to tear the friendships apart while generating laughs in the process. Starring James Franco, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen. R. Wynnsong 10 at 1:15, 4:30, 7:20 and 10. Shiloh 14 at 12:10, 2:50, 5:30, 8:10 and 11 Friday and Saturday only.