Film and TV

Where to See the 2017 Oscar Best Picture Nominees in Metro Phoenix

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Movies about making contact with aliens rarely get nominated for best picture, but this one has certainly exceeded many folks expectations. Amy Adams is almost always good (no exception here) and you can still catch it in several area theaters. Arrival is also scheduled to play on February 25 at AMC Esplanade, and the Redbox website says it's "coming soon."

Denzel Washington is pretty much the man. While he may not be the nicest guy in this movie, it obviously got the attention of the Academy. Fences is scheduled to play on February 18 at AMC Esplanade, but for now it's in fairly limited rotation in Valley movie houses.

Every parent's worst nightmare come true, Lion is the true tale of an Indian boy who falls asleep alone on a train and how his search for his true identity plays out. Currently in wide release, Lion is being featured at several theaters around town. It is also scheduled to play on February 25 at AMC Esplanade.

Hell or High Water
Bank robbers and sheriffs often don't like each other. This story is no different. Hell or High Water is a fine film indeed, but at the time of this writing, it is only on at two theaters in town and in very limited rotation. The film is available on Netflix and in your local Redbox right now. But if you want to catch it on the big screen, your best bet to see it is on February 18 at AMC Esplanade.
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Tom Reardon has written for Phoenix New Times since 2013. He's been in several notable bands over the last 25 years including Hillbilly Devilspeak, North Side Kings, and the Father Figures.
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