Film overview for the weekend until May 19th | Denver Gazette


Back to black” – (Biography, R, 122 minutes). The story of the life and music of Amy Winehouse.

“Billie Eilish: Hit Me Hard and Soft” – (Concert, not rated, 60 minutes). Apple Music presents a preview of Billie Eilish's new album.

“The Blue Angels” The IMAX 2D Experience – (Documentary, G, 94 minutes). Follows the new class and veterans of the Navy and Marine Corps flying squadrons from training through the airmanship season.

Eucharistic Miracles: The Heartbeat of Heaven” – (Documentary, not rated, 75 minutes). The story of Carlo Acutis, an apostle of the Eucharist who dedicated his life to the study of Eucharistic miracles.

“The Garfield Movie” Early Access Screening – (Animation, PG, 10 minutes). After an unexpected reunion with his cat father Vic, Garfield and Odie are forced to help Vic with a risky heist.

“Hitman” – (Action, R, 115 minutes). A professor who also works as a hitman for the city police is attracted to a woman who hires him as a hitman.

“I saw the TV light up” – (Drama, PG-13, 100 minutes). When a classmate tells Owen about a mysterious late-night TV show, Owen's view of reality begins to change.

“IF” – (Animation, PG, 104 minutes). A young girl discovers that she can see other people's imaginary friends who were left behind when her real friends grew up.

“The Strangers: Chapter 1” – (Horror, R, 91 minutes). A couple is terrorized by three masked strangers when they are forced to spend the night in a remote cabin after their car breaks down.


“Abigail” – (Horror, R, 109 minutes). Grade: B-, Katie Walsh. The criminals who kidnapped the ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure soon realize they're dealing with more than just a normal little girl.

“Challenger” – (Drama, R, 131 minutes). Grade: A, Katie Walsh. A former tennis prodigy turned coach tries to help her champion husband during a losing streak. But things take a surprising turn when she finds out that her husband's opponent is her former boyfriend.

“Civil War” – (Action, R, 109 minutes). Grade: C, Katie Walsh. A team of military journalists tries to reach Washington before rebels storm the White House.

“Evil does not exist” – (Drama, not rated, 106 minutes). A father and daughter from a Mizubiki village learn of a plan to build a campsite near their home so that townspeople can take a nature trip.

“The Fall Guy” – (Action, PG-13, 126 minutes). Grade: B-, Katie Walsh. A stuntman tries to find the missing star of a film his ex-girlfriend is directing.

“The feeling that the time to do something is over” – (Comedy, not rated, 87 minutes). The story of a woman in a long-term casual relationship, a menial job and her contentious Jewish family.

“Force of Nature: The Dry” – (Thriller, R, 120 minutes). Federal agents Aaron Falk and Carmen Cooper go into the woods to find their informant after five hikers went into the woods but only four came out.

“Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” – (Comedy, PG-13, 115 minutes). Grade: C, Katie Walsh. When the discovery of an artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must band together to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

“Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” – (Action, PG-13, 115 minutes). Grade: B-, Katie Walsh. Godzilla and Kong face a threat from deep within the planet that challenges their existence and the survival of humanity.

“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” – (Action, PG-13, 145 minutes). Grade: A-, Katie Walsh. After the reign of Caesar, a young ape questions what he has been taught in the past and begins to make decisions that will change the future for both apes and humans.

“Kung Fu Panda 4” – (Animation, PG, 94 minutes). After Po becomes the spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace, he discovers that an evil sorceress plans to summon all the master villains that Po caused to disappear into the spirit realm.

“Lost Soulz” – (Drama, not rated, 95 minutes). A young rapper goes to Texas on a journey of self-discovery, friendship and music.

“The Ministry of Unfriendly Warfare” – (Action, R, 120 minutes). Grade: B, Katie Walsh. A group of highly trained soldiers are recruited by the British military to take on German forces during World War II.

40th Anniversary of “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” – Studio Ghibli Fest 2024 – (Animation, not rated, 130 minutes). Pacifist and warrior Princess Nausicaä searches for a way to prevent two nations from destroying her planet and herself.

65th Anniversary of “North by Northwest” – (Action, not rated, 136 minutes). A New York advertising executive questions the loyalty of a woman he meets while on the run from foreign spies who mistake him for a government agent.

“Not another church film” – (Comedy, R, 88 minutes). The devil has his own devious plans when God tells Taylor Pherry to write a movie about his crazy, dysfunctional family.

“Nowhere special” – (Drama, not rated, 96 minutes). When John learns that he only has a few months to live, he tries to find the perfect new family for his young son.

“One Life” – (Drama, PG, 109 minutes). Grade: B, Katie Walsh. The true story of Sir Nicholas “Nicky” Winton, a young London broker who saved 669 children from the Nazis in the months before World War II.

“Poolman” – (Comedy, not rated, 100 minutes). Darren Barrenam spends his days tending to the pool at Tahitian Tiki Apartments while trying to make his hometown a better place to live.

“Star Wars: Episode I – “The Phantom Menace” 25th Anniversary Re-release – (Action, PG, 136 minutes). After escaping an enemy blockade, two Jedi find a young boy who may be able to restore balance to the Force.

“Tarot” – (Horror, PG-13, 92 minutes). A group of friends find themselves in a race against death after freeing evil trapped in cursed tarot cards.

“Nasty Little Letters” — (Comedy, R, 100 minutes). The town's women launch an investigation after people in Littlehampton receive letters full of hilarious obscenities.

Editor's Note: Please contact individual theaters for information on showtimes and other films added after this list was compiled.

Carlotta Olson, The Denver Gazette