Now Showing: Movies screening this week in Eagle County
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.
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.
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.
GET OUT | Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. (1:50) R.
ROCK DOG | For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff — guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music. However, when his son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio that fell from the sky, it takes just a few guitar licks for the lad’s fate to be sealed. Wanting to be a rock ’n’ roll star, Bodi heads to the city to locate Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), a legendary musician who needs to write a new song. (1:40) PG.
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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.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 | Legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, Wick travels to Rome, where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers. (2:10) R.
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE | There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera) and loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) can show him a thing or two. (1:50) PG.