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Listings are for May 16-22 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 at dusk on Friday and Saturday only. All times are p.m., unless otherwise noted.
The Big Wedding (4): This romantic comedy loads up on an all-star cast: Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, Susan Sarandon, Topher Grace and Robin Williams. Justin Zackham (The Bucket List) wrote and directed this tale of a family trying to best on their best face for the marriage of their adopted son when the birth mother announces she is coming for the wedding. R. Wynnsong 10 at 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30 and 9:50. Shiloh 14 at 4:30 and 9:50, with no showing at 4:30 on May 19 and no showing at 9:50 on May 21.
The Croods (9): In this animated 3D family film from DreamWorks Animation, a cave-dwelling family led by its patriarch (Nicholas Cage) goes searching for a new home and encounter instead an inventive nomad (Ryan Reynolds) who shows them fire. Emma Stone plays the lively teenage daughter. PG. Wynnsong 10 at 1:15, 4, 6:50 and 9:20. Shiloh 14 at 3:05 and 8:40.
42 (6): 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. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1:20, 4:45 and 7:45. Shiloh 14 at 1:30 and 6:50, with no showing at 1:30 on May 19 or at 6:50 on May 21.
Giselle (opening): The Royal Ballet of London performs. Shiloh 14 at 2 on May 19 and at 7 on May 21.
The Great Gatsby (2): Leonardo di Caprio is the Gatsby himself, great or not, in Baz Luhrmann’s (Moulin Rouge, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet) film, in 3D no less, of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great novel. The film has more life in it than the 1974 version starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow (with Luhrmann directing, that’s just about inevitable), but the novel remains a difficult mountain to climb. Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan also star. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 12:30, 3:45 and 7:15.Shiloh 14 at noon, 1:30, 3:15, 4:45, 6:30, 8 and 9:45. Vue and Brew in Laurel at 1:30, 4 and 8 on Thursday, May 16, at 3, 6:30 and 9 on Friday and Saturday and at 2, 4:30 and 7 on Sunday through Thursday, May 23.
Iron Man 3 (3): 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. Wynnsong 10 at 12:30, 1:15, 3:30, 4:15, 7, 7:15 and 10. Shiloh 14 at noon, 1, 1:30, 2, 3, 4, 4:30, 5, 6, 7, 7:30, 8, 9, 10 and 10:30. Vue and Brew in Laurel at 2, 4:30 and 5:45 on Thursday, May 16, at 2:20, 4:45, 7:10 and 9:20 on Friday and Saturday and at 2:30, 4:45 and 7:10 on Sunday through Thursday, May 23.
Mud (opening): 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. Amusement Park Drive-In.
Oblivion (5): In this science fiction movie based on a graphic novel, Tom Cruise plays a security repairman with an erased memory on an evacuated Earth in 2077. Two weeks short of completing his mission and joining a lunar colony, a stranger (Olga Kurylenko) from a crashed spacecraft set events in motion that cause him to question everything he thought he knew about the aliens ravaging his home planet. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1:15, 4:10 and 7:20. Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 9:55. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In.
Oz: The Great and Powerful (11): Sam Raimi directed this Disney tale about the origins of the L. Frank Baum’s noted character. A circus magician (James Franco) finds himself hurled from Kansas into the 3D land of Oz, where he meets three witches (Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams) who are dubious of his wizardry. PG. Shiloh 14 at noon and 5:35.
Pain and Gain (4): Action director Michael Bay (The Rock, Transformers) is behind this true story based on the experiences of personal trainers who get caught up in a criminal enterprise in Miami in the 1990s. Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Ed Harris star in this action comedy. R. Shiloh 14 at 1, 4, 7 and 10. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In.
Peeples (2): Comedian Craig Robinson (The Office, Pineapple Express) attempts to carry this romantic comedy “presented” by the ubiquitous Tyler Perry. Robinson plays a man who drops in on his girlfriend’s (Kerry Washington) family to propose but finds a family full of odd secrets. He is nearly overshadowed by David Alan Grier as paterfamilias. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1:30, 4, 7 and 9:25.
Star Trek into Darkness (opening): Early reviews praise 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. Wynnsong 10 at 12:30, 12:45, 3:35, 3:50, 7, 7:10, 10:05 and 10:15 and at midnight on Friday and Saturday. Shiloh 14 at 12:55, 1:15, 4, 4:20, 7:05, 7:25, 10:10 and 10:30 and in Big D format at 12:15, 3:30, 6:45 and 10. Vue and Brew in Laurel at 7 and 7:30 on Thursday, May 16, at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:15 on Friday and Saturday and at 2, 4:30 and 7:05 on Sunday through Thursday, May 23. Also at Amusement Park Drive-In.