Entertainment

Playing this week in Bellingham

Jessica Chastain, left, and Charlize Theron appear in a scene from “Huntsman: Winter’s War.”
Jessica Chastain, left, and Charlize Theron appear in a scene from “Huntsman: Winter’s War.” Universal Pictures

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Barkley Village 16: 3005 Cinema Place, 360-527-1320

Pickford Film Center: 1318 Bay St., 360-738-0735

Limelight Cinema: 1416 Cornwall Ave., 360-738-0735

Ratings: Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.

OPENING THIS WEEK

“April And The Extraordinary World”

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 6:30 p.m.

“A Beautiful Planet” — The view of Earth from space and the information it reveals about humanity’s effect on the planet are examined in this large-format science documentary. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence. Directed by Toni Myers. (:45) G. Imax 2D/3D.

Barkley Village 16 IMAX 3D: Fri.-Wed.: 11:40

BBC Shakespeare: Simon Schama’s Shakespeare And Us

Pickford Film Center: Sat. 11

“Climate Hustle”

Barkley Village 16: Mon. 7 p.m.

“Come to the Garden — On Stage!”

Barkley Village 16: Tues. 7 p.m.

Elvis Costello: Detour Live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 6:30 p.m.

“God’s Not Dead 2”

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:15, 4:15 p.m.

The Metropolitan Opera: “Elektra”

Barkley Village 16 :Sat. 9:55

The Metropolitan Opera: “Elektra” Encore

Barkley Village 16: Wed. 6:30 p.m.

“Mothers and Daughters”

Pickford Film Center: Mon. 6:15 p.m.

“Purple Rain”

Pickford Film Center: Fri.-Sat.: 8:50 p.m.; Sun. 8 p.m.

Royal Opera House: “Giselle” — Live

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Sun. 11; Wed. 6:30 p.m.

Whisper of the Heart

Pickford Film Center: Tues. 6:30 p.m.

“Keanu” — The kidnapping of a beloved kitty forces two naive cousins to infiltrate a street gang. With Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish. Written by Peele and Alex Rubens. Directed by Peter Atencio. (1:38) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7:20, 9:50 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 11:45, 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:15 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12:50, 3:20, 6:25, 8:55 p.m.

“Mother’s Day” — Another holiday-themed romantic comedy of ensemble stories from director Garry Marshall. With Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson. Written by Lily Hollander and Anya Kochoff Romano. (1:58) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7, 9:45 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12:50, 4, 7, 9:55 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:10, 4, 6:50, 9:40 p.m.

“Ratchet & Clank” — A lonely lombax and a tiny robot team with the Galactic Rangers to save their world in this animated adventure. Voices of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne. Written by TJ Fixman, Kevin Munroe, Gerry Swallow. Directed by Munroe; co-directed by Jericca Cleland. (1:34) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7:10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 11:35, 4:40, 7:15 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 11:35, 4:30, 7 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 8:45 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 2, 9:45 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 2, 9:25 p.m.

CRITICS’ CHOICE

“Eye in the Sky” — Superbly acted, this taut nail-biter starring Helen Mirren, the late Alan Rickman and Aaron Paul is a fully involving war drama about the new rules of engagement. (1:42) R.

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 1:45, 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 8:30 p.m.; Sun. 6:50 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 8:30 p.m.; Wed. 9:15 p.m.

“Green Room” — A shabby white-power outpost in the Oregon boondocks becomes a grim last stand for a nomadic band of college-age punk rockers in the demonically gripping film, the latest tense, brutal genre triumph for writer-director Jeremy Saulnier. (1:35) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 8, 9:40 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 9:50 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:30, 4:15, 6:45, 9:05 p.m.

“The Jungle Book” — By turns sweetly amusing and scarily unnerving, crammed with story, song and computer-generated visual splendors, this revisiting of the old Rudyard Kipling tales aims to be a model of modern crowd pleasing entertainment. (K.Tu.) (1:51) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:50, 3:30, 5:10, 6:20, 7:50, 9:05 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 11:30, 12, 1:30, 2:10, 2:40, 4:10, 4:50, 5:20, 6:50, 7:30, 8, 10:10, 10:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 11:50, 1:40, 2:20, 4:10, 4:50, 6:40, 7:20, 9:10, 9:50 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 2:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12:30, 3:10, 5:50, 8:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 IMAX 3D: Thurs. 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:25 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1, 3:40, 6:20, 9 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1, 3:30, 6, 8:30 p.m.

“Midnight Special” — A Michael Shannon-starring drama that announces the arrival of Jeff Nichols as a filmmaker in total control of his technique as well as our emotions. A bravura science fiction thriller that explores emotional areas such as parenthood and the nature of belief, it’s a riveting genre exercise as well as something more. (1:51) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:10, 3:45, 6:25 p.m.

“Zootopia” — Bursting with a rich blend of timely themes, superb voice work, wonderful visuals and laugh-out-loud wit, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest is quite simply a great time at the movies. (1:48) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:25, 4:05, 6:40, 9:15 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12:10, 3, 6, 8:40 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12:20, 3:10, 6:15, 8:50 p.m.

ALSO PLAYING

“Barbershop: The Next Cut” — The new film manages to be entertaining and thoughtful, harmless fun but just serious enough not to seem frivolous. (1:51) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 2, 4:40, 7:30, 10:10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1:10, 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12:40, 3:40, 6:20, 9 p.m.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” — Zack Snyder, a strong technician whose slam-bang emphatic, occasionally operatic style seems made for comic book adaptations, has been well-served by an adept script co-written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, which raises a number of interesting issues. (K.Tu., March 25) (2:31) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 5, 8:20 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 3:20, 6:40 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 2:50, 6:05 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 1:40 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 11:50, 10 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 11:30, 9:20 p.m.

“The Boss” — In the right hands, “The Boss” could skewer the brash ambition and entitled certitude of a Donald Trump type and the desire to see all that dismantled and discarded by Bernie Sanders-style supporters. But these are not the right hands. (1:39) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:35, 3, 5:30, 9:10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12:05, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:20 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 11:45, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:35 p.m.

“Criminal” — Kevin Costner stars in this pleasant pulp tale. Half science fiction, half espionage thriller, it’s a far-fetched endeavor that moves along so briskly that it leaves no time to consider its implausibilities, which are many. (1:53) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 9:30 p.m.; Mon. 1:05, 3:50, 9:50 p.m.; Tues. 1:05, 3:50, 9:20 p.m.; Wed. 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:25 p.m.

“Deadpool” — Energetically played by Ryan Reynolds, the aggressively verbal mutant starts out strong but wears out his welcome before you know it. (1:46) R.

Barkley Village 16 :Thurs. 12:45, 3:25, 6:05 p.m.

“The Divergent Series: Allegiant” — This next installment taken from the best-selling books is the kind of movie where when a character says “We’re gonna be OK,” you know their troubles are just beginning. Especially if that character’s name happens to be Tris Prior. (K.Tu., March 18) (2:01) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:40 p.m.

“Elvis & Nixon” — The photo commemorating this puzzled-over 1970 encounter between two major historical figures with decline in their grasp, remains the most requested image in the National Archives. But the new film mixing the real and the possible in their meet-up, turns an eccentric what-if scenario into a not so memorable what-of-it. (1:40) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:05, 4:10 p.m.

“Everybody Wants Some” — Richard Linklater’s latest, an ostensible college comedy, is like a stream that looks shallow but once you’re in the middle of it reveals an unforeseen depth. (1:56) R.

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 3:40, 6:20, 9:35 p.m.; Fri. 3:40, 6:20 p.m.; Sat. 1, 3:40, 6:20 p.m.; Sun. 2, 4:40, 7:20 p.m.; Mon. 3:40, 6:20, 8:50 p.m.; Tues. 3:40, 9:15 p.m.; Wed. 3:40, 6:20, 9:15 p.m.

“Hardcore Henry” — An experiential grenade tossed into the action genre, it locks you in to 90 minutes of first-person mayhem that, while signaling an impressive aesthetic breakthrough as subjective moviemaking, is too stuck in the swamp of empty machismo to be anything more than the feature equivalent of a soar-and-crash overdose. In English and Russian with Russian with English subtitles. (1:36) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 3:35 p.m.

“Hello, My Name Is Doris” — Sally Field gives perhaps the year’s first Oscar-worthy lead actress performance in the funny, beguiling and affecting little film that shows it’s never too late to come of age. (1:30) R.

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 4:15 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 3:40 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 3:40 p.m.; Wed. 4:10 p.m.

“A Hologram for the King” — Not even Tom Hanks can save this adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel, the story of an American salesman in Saudi Arabia that can’t hold our interest for very long. (1:37) R.

Pickford Film Center: Fri. 4, 6:30, 9 p.m.; Sat. 1:45, 4, 6:30, 9 p.m.; Sun. 11:30, 12:45, 3:10, 5:35 p.m.; Mon. 4, 9 p.m.; Tues.-Wed.: 4, 6:30, 9 p.m.

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” — Queen Ravenna’s ice queen sister Freya returns home to avenge her sister’s death. With Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain. Written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Craig Mazin. Directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. (1:54) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:30, 1:30, 3:20, 4:20, 6:10, 7:15, 8:55, 10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12:40, 1:20, 3:30, 4:20, 6:30, 7:10, 9:20, 10:05 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12:10, 1:20, 3:05, 4:05, 5:50, 6:55, 8:40, 9:45 p.m.

“Miles Ahead” — Is it easier to create a brilliant, mesmerizing performance than to write and direct a film that convincingly contains it? Based on the evidence provided by writer-director-star Don Cheadle in this story of jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, the answer would appear to be yes. (1:40) R.

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 4, 9 p.m.

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Fri.-Sat.: 1:15, 6 p.m.; Sun. 4:25 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 1:15, 6 p.m.; Wed. 1:45 p.m.

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” — The sequel is a little like a bear hug from a beloved old relative — the embrace is too tight, the perfume is too strong, but ultimately it still leaves you feeling good inside. (1:34) PG.

Barkley Village 16:Thurs. 12:55, 3:15, 6:35, 9 p.m.; Fri. 12:20, 2:50, 6:10, 8:50 p.m.; Sat. 2:50, 6:10, 8:50 p.m.; Sun. 12:20, 2:50, 6:10, 8:50 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 12, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:30 p.m.; Wed. 12, 2:25, 9:30 p.m.

Reviews and movie descriptions from the Los Angeles Times. Movie times from Gracenote.

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