Now Showing: Movies screening this week in Eagle County
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST | Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action retelling of the studio’s animated classic, which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s (Dan Stevens) hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film also stars Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric but lovable father; and Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp. (2:20) PG.
KONG: SKULL ISLAND | Legendary Pictures presents a bold new take on the mythos of an iconic beast with “Kong: Skull Island,” which stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers and Thor series). Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”) and written by John Gatins (“Flight”) and Max Borenstein (“Godzilla”), the film fully immerses audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes, as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. (2:05) PG-13.
LION | Five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train, which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. (2:10) PG-13.
THE SHACK | After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression, causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer). Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever. (2:20) PG-13.
LOGAN | In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her. (2:30) R.