Movie Watch: Your Amarillo film options through Oct. 25, with 'Indivisible,' 'Mid90s,' more

Last Updated by Chip Chandler on
Justin Bruening stars in "Indivisible."
Courtesy Pure Flix

By Chip Chandler — Producer

In Amarillo theaters this week: Underwater battles, faithful soldiers, skatepunks and visits from Jack Skellington and Coco

 

New in theaters

Olan Prenatt and Ryder McLaughlin star in Jonah Hill's "Mid90s," opening Friday.
Courtesy A24 Pictures

 

Special engagements

"Spirited Away" will screen Oct. 28, 29 and 30 at Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16.
Courtesy Fathom

  • Oct. 26: Last year's hit Pixar film Coco will return to big screens for a limited run at Hollywood 16. It'll screen at least through Nov. 1.
  • Oct. 26: Halloween favorite The Nightmare Before Christmas will return to big screens for a limited run through Oct. 31 at Amarillo Star 14.
  • Oct. 27 and 31: The Met: Live in HD series continues with Puccini's Wild West drama La Fanciulla del West, starring Eva-Maria Westbroek and Jonas Kaufmann. It'll screen live at 11:55 a.m. Oct. 27 and encore at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Hollywood 16.
  • Oct. 28 to 30: The Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 continues with the all-time classic Spirited Away at both Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16. An English-dubbed version will screen at 12:55 p.m. Oct. 28 and 7 p.m. Oct. 30, with a subtitled version screening at 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
  • Oct. 29: The National Theatre production of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will return to theaters. The actors famously swapped roles throughout the production, and the 7 p.m. Oct. 22 screening will feature Cumberbatch as the Creature, with the 7 p.m. Oct. 29 screening featuring Miller as the Creature. Both screenings will take place at Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. (I've now seen both, and I think I prefer the one with Miller as the Creature overall. Cumberbatch gives a phenomenal performance as the Creature, but his Victor Frankenstein is equally compelling; Miller's Victor wasn't quite as strong.)
  • Oct. 30: Christian singer Russ Taff's battle with alcoholism is charted in the documentary I Still Believe, screening at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at both Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16.

 

Upcoming

"Bohemian Rhapsody," a biopic about the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek, left), will preview Nov. 1 and open Nov. 2.
Courtesy 20th Century Fox

 

Listings at a glance

Click on titles for my reviews and on theaters for showtimes. (AS-14 = Amarillo Star 14; CA = Cinergy Amarillo; H-16 = Hollywood 16, WM-6 = Westgate Mall 6)

 

 

Chip Chandler is a producer for Panhandle PBS and a member of GALECA. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.

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