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Playbill - At The Movies

Listings are for June 26 to July 2 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 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 (9): 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. Shiloh 14 at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30.

Dope (2): This critically praised film was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival with an engaging story about a couple of studious high school kids in Los Angeles who accidentally get caught up in gangster culture. Writer and director Rick Famuyiwa fills the screen with humor and a light touch, undercut by real drug violence. R. Wynnsong 10 at 12:30, 4, 7:05 and 9:55.

Far from the Madding Crowd (opening): 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 (2): 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 3D at 12:10, 2:45, 5:15, 7:40 and 10:05 and in 2D at 11:30 a.m., 2:10, 4:35, 7 and 9:30. Shiloh 14 in Big D format at 1 and 4, in 3D at 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30, 5:30, 8:30 and 10 and in 2D at 12:30, 3:30, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:30 and at 11:25 on Friday and Saturday only. Also showing at Amusement Park Drive-In and at Vue and Brew in Laurel.

Insidious: Chapter 3 (4): Leigh Whannell, who helped create this horror series, wrote and directed this episode. It’s a prequel in which a psychic (Lin Shaye) attempts to contact the dead to help a girl (Stefanie Scott) threatened by supernatural forces. PG13. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and 10.

Jurassic World (3): 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, 7:15 and 10:05 and in 2D at noon, 3, 7 and 9:50. Shiloh 14 in 3D and Big D format at 1, 4, 7 and 10, in 3D at 11:30 a.m. 2:30, 5:30 and 8:30 and in 2D at 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 and 9:30. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.

Love and Mercy (2): 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 (7): 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 1, 4, 7 and 10.

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 11:30 a.m., 2:15, 5, 7:45 and 10:30. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:45, 5:30 and 8:15. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In and Vue and Brew in Laurel.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared (opening): 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 3:30 and 8 on Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Pitch Perfect 2 (7): 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. Shiloh 14 at 2:45 and 8:45.

San Andreas (5): 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. PG13. Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 10.

Spy (4): 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. Wynnsong 10 at 12:40, 4:10, 7 and 9:55. Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 10.

Ted 2 (opening): 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 11:30 a.m., 2:15, 5, 7:45 and 10. Shiloh 14 in Big D format at 7 and 10 and also at noon, 3, 6, 9 and at 11 and 11:50 on Friday and Saturday only.

The Wolfpack (opening): 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 6 and 10:30 on Friday, at 1:30, 6 and 10:30 on Saturday and at 6 on Wednesday and Thursday.

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