John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Davenport

Regal Moline Stadium 14, Moline

Blue Grass Drive-in, Blue Grass

61 Drive-in Theatre, Maquoketa

Putnam Museum, Davenport

FilmScene, Iowa City

Marcus Sycamore Cinema, Iowa City

(Hyperlinked titles take you to Mike Schulz's full reviews; IMDb hyperlinks take you to the films’ Internet Movie Database pages.)

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Amazing Grace (G; FilmScene) – If the sound of Aretha Franklin in her prime – looking incandescently beautiful, singing incandescently well – doesn't move you to tears on a regular basis here, you may be impervious to cinematic emotion. You might well be impervious to life. IMDb listing.

Ask Dr. Ruth (not rated; FilmScene) – Ryan White's enthralling documentary is nearly 100 minutes of Dr. Ruth Westheimer in all her diminutive glory. IMDb listing.

Avengers: Endgame (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema, Blue Grass Drive-in) – Directors Joe and Anthony Russo's concluding chapter in the 22-movie Marvel Cinematic Universe is clever, funny, baffling, touching, and blissfully fan-centric. IMDb listing.

Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite: Petrushka (not rated; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Marcus Sycamore Cinema: Sunday, May 19, 11:55 a.m.) IMDb listing.

Booksmart: Early Access (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX: Friday, May 17, 8 p.m.) IMDb listing.

Breakthrough (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14) – Over the past decade, there have been a number of heavenly pro-faith films released in advance of Easter weekend, but for this viewer, this latest one is Hell to sit through. IMDb listing.

Bugs! (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – The 3D effects make the film's creepy-crawly world pop in enjoyable fashion, and the bugs' life-and-death struggle makes for endlessly intriguing viewing. IMDb listing.

Captain Marvel (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in) – This comic-book blockbuster is occasionally diverting, but also distractingly forced and traditional, and despite its equal-opportunity bona fides, almost perversely unmemorable. IMDb listing.

The Cold Blue (not rated; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX: Thursday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.) IMDb listing.

The Curse of La Llorona (R; Regal Moline Stadium 14) – This strongly acted horror flick has moments, but the scent of the Conjurings and their entire capitalized Universe lingers awkwardly over the proceedings. IMDb listing.

Dinosaurs Alive (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – Even young viewers may wind up disappointed that the 3D effects don't add much, while the rest of us might also be underwhelmed by the sub-Ray Harryhausen recreations and general blandness of the presentation. IMDb listing.

A Dog's Journey (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) IMDb listing.

Dumbo (PG; Regal Moline Stadium 14) – Disney's animated Dumbo from 1941 clocks in at 64 minutes; Tim Burton's live-action remake is closer to two, and frequently feels more like four. IMDb listing.

Extreme Weather (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) IMDb listing.

Flight of the Butterflies (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – A bit pokey, but the slow, unspeakably beautiful explosion that is the butterflies' mass exodus is enough to make you believe in God – or, at the very least, in the gods of nature docs. IMDb listing.

Hail Satan? (not rated; FilmScene) IMDb listing.

Hesburgh (not rated; FilmScene) IMDb listing.

The Hustle (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – A con-artist comedy that's lighthearted, fast-paced, and funny, and at no point are its leads mandated by the script to Become Better People. By the time the end credits roll, they may actually be Worse. IMDb listing.

The Intruder (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14) – While the film isn't the least bit scary (or, really, the least bit good), you can still routinely laugh with it – or rather, at it – and find your time unexpectedly well-spent. IMDb listing.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) IMDb listing.

Long Shot (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – It's been a long, time time since a Hollywood feature made me as thunderously happy as I was during this showcase for Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, and the nearly forgotten pleasure of old-school, grown-up screen romance. IMDb listing.

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – This edu-doc tries to do too much in too little a time, but it's never less than interesting, and those mega-screen vistas of Egypt are truly stunning. IMDb listing.

National Parks Adventure (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – This expectedly gorgeous endeavor is also unexpectedly, even thrillingly, varied in presentation: sensationally informative, joyfully inspiring, and even laugh-out-loud funny. IMDb listing.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Marcus Sycamore Cinema: Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m.) IMDb listing.

Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – Given this edu-doc's employment of state-of-the-art recording equipment, the underwater sounds are just as delightfully insane as the sights. IMDb listing.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in, 61 Drive-in Theatre, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – This alternately hyperactive and snoozy adventure doesn't seem to know who, exactly, it's for, but it's most assuredly not for me. IMDb listing.

Police Story 2 (PG-13; FilmScene: Wednesday, May 22, 10 p.m.) IMDb listing.

POMS (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – While this aging-cheerleader comedy hardly offers anything in the way of wit, insight, or surprise, the performers at least make it an easy sit. IMDb listing.

Rocketman: Early Access (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX: Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m.) - IMDb listing.

Saturday Church (not rated; FilmScene: Monday, May 20, 6 p.m.) IMDb listing.

Shazam! (PG-13; Blue Grass Drive-in, 61 Drive-in Theatre) – A superhero epic that's so fast and funny and clever and touching in the manner of Big that all that's really missing is the sight of Robert Loggia on a giant walking piano – and the giant walking piano actually makes an appearance. IMDb listing.

Steel Magnolias: 30th Anniversary (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) IMDb listing.

The Sun Is Also a Star (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) IMDb listing.

Superpower Dogs (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – The images in this rescue-canine doc are glorious, with cinematographer Reed Smoot, particularly on the African plains, eliciting proper “Oooo!” and awe. IMDb listing.

Tolkien (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – It shouldn't take nearly two hours to tell the author's life story pre-Lord of the Rings if the results are going to be this relentlessly blah. IMDb listing.

UglyDolls (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14) – As 85-minute ads go, this one is unexpectedly charming and clever, and a complete pleasure to listen to. IMDb listing.

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – As fascinating as the narration is, I might've left this edu-doc just as satisfied if it were a silent film, or at least one wholly free of words, given that the 3D sights on display left me less fascinated than thunderstruck. IMDb listing.

Wild Africa (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) IMDb listing.

The Wizard of Oz (G; Marcus Sycamore Cinema) - IMDb listing.

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