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Playbill - At The Movies

Listings are for May 29 to June 4 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.

Aloha (opening): Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry McGuire) wrote and directed this romantic comedy about a defense worker (Bradley Cooper) who teams up with a pilot (Emma Stone) to stop a satellite launch. Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray and Danny McBride also star. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 12:45, 4, 7:20 and 9:55. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:45, 5:30 and 8:15.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (5): 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 at 12:30, 3:40, 6:50 and 10. Shiloh 14 at 1, 2, 5:30, 6:35 and 9.

Hot Pursuit (4): 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. Shiloh 14 at 4:15 and 9:50.

Mad Max: Fury Road (3): 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 1, 4, 7 and 9:50.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (7): 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.

Pitch Perfect 2 (3): 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, 1, 2:45, 4, 5:30, 7, 8:15 and 9:45. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.

Poltergeist (2): 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 7:05. Shiloh 14 in 3D at 12:30, 3, 5:30 and 8 and in 2D at noon, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and 10.

San Andreas (opening): 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. Wynnsong 10 in 3D at 1, 4, 7:15 and 10 and in 2D at 12:30, 3:30, 7 and 9:45. Shiloh 14 in Big D format and 3D at 1 and 10, in Big D format and 2D at 4 and 7, in 3D at 2, 5 and 8 and in 2D at 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 10:30. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel and at Amusement Park Drive-In.

The Seven Five (opening): This documentary tells the story of Michael Dowd, a New York cop in the 1980s who also ran a criminal network that stole money and drugs. The film is told from Dowd’s perspective, which causes some critics to question whether the directors (Tiller Russell, Yann Demange) are as amoral as their subject. Art House Cinema and Pub at 6 on Friday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 4, and at 1:30 and 6 on Saturday.

Slow West (opening): In this meandering but violent western, which has had a limited release, a 16-year-old boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) heads out to the frontier to find the woman he loves. He is accompanied by a mystery man (Michael Fassbender) and pursued by an outlaw. Art House Cinema and Pub at 4 and 8:30 on Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 4.

Tomorrowland (2): 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 12:45, 3:45, 6:45 and 9:45. Shiloh 14 at noon, 12:45, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel and at Amusement Park Drive-In.

Woman in Gold (8): 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, 7:15 and 9:55.

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