Currently playingMarch 16, 2017
(Updated Thursday, March 23)
Beauty and the Beast (Jasper 8 Theatres)
The live-action remake of Disney’s 1991 animated classic is almost overwhelmingly lavish, beautifully staged and performed with exquisite timing and grace by the outstanding cast headed by Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. (Fantasy musical, PG-13, 2 hrs. 6 min.)
Kong: Skull Island (Jasper 8 Theatres)
John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson and the rest of the A-list cast members seem like they’re having a heckuva time fighting lethal creatures in a wildly entertaining monster movie that also has a sense of humor about itself. (Monster action, PG-13, 1 hr. 58 min.)
Life (Jasper 8 Theatres)
Despite an A-list cast headed by Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson and one very cool and labyrinthine spaceship, this stylish and at times fantastically gory monster thriller eventually crashes and burns due to a script that requires really smart people to act like dopes far too often. (Sci-fi thriller, R, 1 hr. 44 min.)
Logan (Jasper 8 Theatres)
As much a Western as it is a sci-fi thriller, James Mangold’s darkly entertaining ‘‘Logan’’ affords Hugh Jackman the opportunity to reinvent his portrayal of his X-Men character. The result is one of the best performances of Jackman’s career — and one of the most impressive superhero movies of this decade. (Superhero action, R, 2 hrs. 21 min.)When a young black man (Daniel Kaluuya) meets the parents of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams), it’s the start of a cutting-edge, fresh and sometimes bat-bleep-crazy mash-up of ‘‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’’ ‘‘Rosemary’s Baby’’ and ‘‘The Stepford Wives.’’ Writer-director Jordan Peele pays homage to some great horror films while carving out his own fantastically creative path. (Comedy horror, R, 1 hr. 45 min.)
The Shack (Jasper 8 Theatres)
The three bodies of the Holy Trinity (Octavia Spencer, Avraham Aviv Alush, Sumire Matsubara) help a grieving man (Sam Worthington) confront his past in a well-acted and sometimes moving but far too often slow-paced and unconvincing spiritual journey. (Spiritual drama, PG-13, 2 hrs. 12 min.)
Other films showing at Jasper 8 Theatres: "CHiPS" and "Power Rangers."
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