Movies in North Texas Theaters May 13th and soon



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THE ANCESTRAL A Vietnamese family encounters supernatural terror after moving into a centuries-old ancestral home. Unclassified. 101 mins. In Vietnamese with subtitles. At AMC Firewheel in Garland, AMC Mesquite and AMC Grapevine Mills.

FAMILY CAMP In the feature debut of Christian comedy duo The Skit Guys (Tommy Woodard and Eddie James), a trip to a family camp brings out the competitive side of two dads. PG (for certain actions and thematic elements). 111 mins. In wide version.

FIRE STARTER A young girl (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) struggles to control her mysterious ability to set things on fire with her mind in this film based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Also starring Zac Efron, Gloria Reuben and Kurtwood Smith. R (for violent content). 110 mins. In wide version.

(A) EVENT A young woman seeks an illegal abortion in 1960s France in this intensely intimate adaptation of Annie Ernaux’s memoir. Event, winner of the top prize at the Venice International Film Festival last fall, is often a tough guy, compassionate but brutally honest. R (for disturbing material/images, sexual content and graphic nudity). 99 mins. In French, with subtitles. To the Dallas and Plano Angelikas.

(B) ON THE COUNT OF THREE Two best friends (Jerrod Carmichael and Christopher Abbott) make a suicide pact in this dark comedy that’s edgy beyond belief but manages to avoid getting downright rude. Also starring Tiffany Haddish and JB Smoove. R (for violence, suicide, pervasive language and some sexual references). 86 mins. At Angelika Dallas.

SHARK BAIT After an accident miles from shore, a group of friends are stranded in shark-infested waters. Unclassified. 87 mins. At Galaxy Theaters Grandscape at The Colony.


DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA In this sequel to the popular 2019 film and PBS TV series, the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) inherits a French villa and a Hollywood producer (Hugh Dancy) seeks to use the sprawling Crawley family estate as the setting for his next movie. . . PG (for some suggestive references, linguistic and thematic elements). 125 mins.

EMERGENCY In this comedy, three college students (Donald Elise Watkins, RJ Cyler and Sebastian Chacon) are ready to leave for a night of partying when they find a passed out woman on the floor and must decide how to get her to safety. R (for pervasive language, drug use and some sexual references). 105 mins.

HELLO In this comedy, a movie star (Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly) must choose between pursuing the love of his life or landing a starring role in a big movie. Also starring Becky G, Dove Cameron, Pete Davidson and Megan Fox. R (for drug use everywhere, pervasive language and coarse sexual references). 83 mins.

MEN In this horror film, a young woman (Jessie Buckley) goes on a solo vacation in the English countryside to seek healing after the loss of a loved one. But something in the woods seems to be stalking her. R (for disturbing and violent content, graphic nudity, gruesome images and language). 100 mins.

MONTANA HISTORY In this neo-western, two estranged siblings (Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague) return home to a sprawling ranch to confront a bitter family legacy. R (for language). 113 mins.

PLEASURE A woman (Sofia Kappel) moves to Los Angeles with dreams of becoming an adult movie star. Unclassified. 109 mins.

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER: NEW ORLEANS This documentary celebrates the musical history and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana. Unclassified. 110 mins.

VORTEX This drama from French director Gaspar Noé traces the twilight days of an elderly couple, one with dementia and the other with heart disease. Unrated (contains foul language, drug use and disturbing images). In French with subtitles. 142 mins.


(VS) AMBULANCE After a heist goes awry, two bank robbers (Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) take hostages and rob an ambulance in an attempt to escape in director Michael Bay’s return to a time when thrillers of action were big, loud, decadent and ripped off since die hard. It maintains such a frenetic pace from start to finish that it ultimately feels exhausting. Also starring Eiza González. R (for bloody images, pervasive language and intense violence). 136 mins.

(B) THE VILLAINS In this fun animated tale that riffs on Ocean’s Eleven, a gang of criminal animals decide to become model citizens. The moral of the story doesn’t pack a big punch. Still, it’s smart, visually interesting and very, very funny. With the voices of Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Craig Robinson, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron and Anthony Ramos. PG (for action and crude humor). 100 mins.

(A-) THE BATMAN Robert Pattinson dons the iconic cowl in this brooding superhero tale that brings some much-needed soul-searching to the Dark Knight. Also starring Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro and Peter Sarsgaard. PG-13 (for strong violent and disturbing content, drug-related content, coarse language and some suggestive material). 176 mins.

(B) DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) opens a door to alternate realities in the multiverse, which his grieving friend Wanda Maximoff (a spectacular Elizabeth Olsen) is determined to conquer. Olsen is so emotionally dominant that Strange – whose mission is simply to prevent Wanda from succeeding – sometimes feels less like a hero and more like a villain’s foil, which is honestly quite a positive. PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, scary images and some language). 126 mins.

(A) THE DUKE In this real-life tale, a taxi driver (Jim Broadbent) steals a portrait from London’s National Gallery and demands better care for the elderly in exchange for its return. This lively and engaging film also stars a terrific Helen Mirren as his long-suffering wife. R (for language and brief sexuality). 96 mins.

(A-) EVERYWHERE AT THE SAME TIME In this crazy sci-fi adventure comedy, a Chinese immigrant (Michelle Yeoh) struggles with an IRS tax audit while being drawn into a violent multiverse showdown. It is an absurd and tasteless ode to the messy and absurd struggle and happiness of being human. R (for language, some violent and sexual content). 139 mins. In English, Mandarin and Cantonese, with subtitles.

(VS-) FANTASTIC BEASTS: SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) leads a team of wizards, witches and a brave Muggle on a mission to thwart an evil wizard (Mads Mikkelsen) in the third installment of the JK Rowling series. The film is less cluttered with distracting details than its immediate predecessor, but even a more polished plot can’t stop the two-hour-plus film from feeling like an endurance test. Also starring Jude Law. PG-13 (for fantasy action and violence). 142 mins.

(VS) FATHER STU Mark Wahlberg stars in this religious drama about boxer-turned-priest Stuart Long. With his familiar rapid-fire style, Wahlberg can be entertaining. But the film is rarely truly engaging, and the no-show scriptwriting approach makes the characters two-dimensional and hollow. Also starring Jacki Weaver and Mel Gibson. R (for language). 124 mins.

JUJUTSU KAISEN 0: THE MOVIE In this animated tale from Japan, a teenager gains supernatural powers and enrolls in a special school to help him train. PG-13 (for certain suggestive references, language, gory images, thematic material and violent content). 105 mins. In Japanese, with subtitles.

(B) THE LOST CITY After a reclusive romance novelist (Sandra Bullock) is kidnapped, her cover model (Channing Tatum) sets out to rescue her. This jungle adventure isn’t just an entertaining adventure; it’s a return to rom-com form for one of the genre’s best and brightest stars. Bullock still has it, and she won’t let you forget it anytime soon. PG-13 (for violence and some bloody images, suggestive material, partial nudity and language). 112 mins.

(D+) MEMORY An assassin (Liam Neeson) learns he’s become a target after refusing to complete a job for a crime syndicate, but his failing memory gets in the way of his quest for revenge in this forgettable action thriller that’s plagued by bad luck. storyline and flat characters. R (for violence, some bloody images and language throughout). 114 mins. In English and Spanish, with subtitles.

MORBIUS In this Marvel superhero movie, a biochemist (Jared Leto) with a rare blood disease attempts a dangerous cure but instead infects himself with a form of vampirism. Also starring Matt Smith, Michael Keaton, Adria Arjona and Tyrese Gibson. PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence, some scary images and brief coarse language). 104 mins.

(A-) THE NORTHERN MAN Director Robert Eggers brings the Viking epic back to the big screen in a big, bold and gory way with this daringly bonkers epic starring Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård. R (for strong bloody violence, some sexual content and nudity). 136 mins.

(VS-) SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 The Blue Hedgehog faces off against the evil Dr. Robotnik in this animated sequel based on the popular video game franchise. The overlong film wears down its reception long before it turns into another phone franchise entry. With the voices of Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey and Idris Elba. PG (for some violence, action, crude humor and soft language). 122 mins.

(B+) THE UNPORTABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT Nicolas Cage embodies Nicolas Cage, a vain person to whom you get used to in a few seconds in this comedy which has fun in delirium to make fun of the actor. The film is equal parts slightly absurd buddy flick, straight-faced crime thriller, and hall of mirrors in which Cage’s life turns into a movie, and then back again. R (for violence, drug use, some sexual references and language throughout). 106 mins.

(VS) UNEXPLORED A clever thief (Tom Holland) is recruited to recover Ferdinand Magellan’s lost fortune in this film based on the popular video game series. This adventure film is fine and quite entertaining, but while some moments are inspired, others are completely inert. PG-13 (for violence/action and language). 116 mins.

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