New releases

(Updated Thursday, March 23)


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.) 

T2 Trainspotting (Jasper 8 Theatres)

Now living the straight life, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to Edinburgh to find his former best mates still seriously messed up. This sequel to the 1996 hit has one foot firmly planted in nostalgia and the other rooted in the present. Everything old feels new again, and everything new has the look of an original and blazing piece of art. (Drama, R, 1 hr. 57 min.)

 Other films released this week: CHIPS; and "Power Rangers."

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