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Her gave us a female AI that gradually lost interest in her human user because he was so limited. It was a sad experience. Ex Machina gave us a female AI that gradually grew to hate her human user because he was so limiting. It was a frightening experience. But M3GAN gives us a female AI that doesn’t discard or hate her human user, because her whole raison d’etre is to take care of her. And despite its sad setup — a little girl loses her parents in a car crash — and a smattering of frightening moments, it is first and foremost a fun experience. Machine learning may one day be the death of us all, but we’re still far enough out from the Rise of the Machines to indulge a wry chuckle at the prospect. Pretty roboticist Gemma (Allison Williams) is a victim of her own genius: the “smart toy” she’s built — essentially, a pet that never dies and can talk — is getting dinged in the marketplace by a cheaper, dumber knockoff. Her boss wants her go lower, but that’s not how geniuses operate. She’s got something really special in mind, but then life dumps a just-orphaned niece in her lap, and the deadline is looming. But wait! What if her new invention is just what a grieving little girl needs? Someone to be with her, to console her…to protect her from the mean dog next door. There’s nary a surprise in sight plotwise (and while we’re at it, blessedly few jump scares); what’s unexpected is how human, and even funny, the story of a robot girl gone rogue manages to be. 2023. (2022) — Matthew Lickona

Rated PG-13 | 1 hour, 41 minutes
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AMC Classic River Village 6
5256 Mission Road, Bonsall, 760-945-1365 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
8:00pm
AMC Fashion Valley
7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm
Friday, February 3
4:00pm, 6:30pm, 10:00pm
Saturday, February 4
1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 10:00pm
Sunday, February 5
1:20pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:30pm
Monday, February 6
2:15pm, 4:45pm, 7:15pm
Tuesday, February 7
2:15pm, 4:45pm, 7:15pm
Wednesday, February 8
2:15pm, 4:45pm, 7:15pm
AMC La Jolla
8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
4:15pm, 6:45pm, 9:30pm
Friday, February 3
2:10pm, 4:45pm, 7:15pm, 9:45pm
Saturday, February 4
1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:00pm
Sunday, February 5
1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:00pm
Monday, February 6
3:15pm, 6:20pm, 9:00pm
Tuesday, February 7
2:10pm, 4:45pm, 7:15pm, 9:45pm
Wednesday, February 8
3:15pm, 6:20pm, 9:00pm
AMC Mission Valley
1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
3:50pm, 6:50pm, 9:30pm
Friday, February 3
3:10pm, 6:20pm, 9:30pm
Saturday, February 4
1:10pm, 3:50pm, 6:30pm, 9:10pm
Sunday, February 5
12:10pm, 3:20pm, 6:20pm, 9:30pm
Monday, February 6
3:10pm, 6:20pm, 9:30pm
Tuesday, February 7
3:10pm, 6:20pm, 9:30pm
Wednesday, February 8
3:10pm, 6:20pm, 9:30pm
AMC Otay Ranch
2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
4:45pm, 7:45pm
Friday, February 3
3:00pm, 5:45pm, 8:30pm
Saturday, February 4
12:15pm, 3:00pm, 5:45pm, 8:30pm
Sunday, February 5
12:15pm, 3:00pm, 5:40pm, 8:20pm
AMC Palm Promenade
770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:30pm
Friday, February 3
2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:00pm
Saturday, February 4
1:15pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm
Sunday, February 5
2:00pm, 5:40pm, 7:45pm
Monday, February 6
3:15pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm
Tuesday, February 7
3:15pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 8
3:15pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm
AMC Plaza Bonita
3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
5:15pm, 8:00pm
Friday, February 3
6:15pm, 9:00pm
Saturday, February 4
1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:00pm
Sunday, February 5
12:45pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm
Monday, February 6
3:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:15pm
Tuesday, February 7
3:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm
Wednesday, February 8
3:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:15pm
AMC Poway 10
13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:15pm
Friday, February 3
3:15pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm
Saturday, February 4
12:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:30pm
Sunday, February 5
11:45am, 2:45pm, 5:45pm, 8:30pm
Monday, February 6
2:15pm, 5:15pm, 8:15pm
Tuesday, February 7
2:15pm, 5:15pm, 8:15pm
Wednesday, February 8
2:15pm, 5:15pm, 8:15pm
AMC Temecula 10
27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
2:15pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm
Friday, February 3
2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm, 10:30pm
Saturday, February 4
12:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm, 9:50pm
Sunday, February 5
12:15pm, 3:45pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm
Monday, February 6
4:30pm, 8:15pm
Tuesday, February 7
1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:45pm
Wednesday, February 8
4:30pm, 8:15pm
Angelika Film Center and Café
11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
11:00am, 1:25pm
ArcLight La Jolla
4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:30pm
Friday, February 3
3:30pm, 6:20pm, 9:00pm
Saturday, February 4
1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm
Sunday, February 5
1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm
Monday, February 6
3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:30pm
Tuesday, February 7
3:10pm, 5:40pm, 8:10pm
Wednesday, February 8
3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:30pm
Cinépolis Del Mar
12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
12:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:30pm
Friday, February 3
11:15am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm, 10:15pm
Saturday, February 4
11:15am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm, 10:15pm
Sunday, February 5
11:15am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm, 10:15pm
Monday, February 6
1:15pm, 4:15pm
Tuesday, February 7
1:15pm, 4:15pm
Wednesday, February 8
1:15pm, 4:15pm
Cinépolis Vista
25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
12:00pm, 2:20pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm
Friday, February 3
11:40am, 2:20pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm
Saturday, February 4
11:40am, 2:20pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm
Sunday, February 5
11:40am, 2:20pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm
Monday, February 6
12:00pm, 2:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm
Tuesday, February 7
12:00pm, 2:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm
Wednesday, February 8
12:00pm, 2:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:50pm
Edwards Mira Mesa
10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
12:50pm, 3:50pm, 10:00pm
Friday, February 3
11:10am, 2:10pm, 4:50pm, 10:25pm
Saturday, February 4
12:40pm, 6:05pm, 8:45pm
Sunday, February 5
12:40pm, 6:05pm, 8:45pm
Monday, February 6
12:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm
Tuesday, February 7
12:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm
Wednesday, February 8
12:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm
Thursday, February 9
12:45pm, 3:45pm
LOT: Liberty Station
2620 Truxton Road, San Diego, 619-566-0069 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
2:10pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm, 9:45pm
Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC
5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-465-3040 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
12:45pm
Friday, February 3
10:15am, 12:40pm, 3:05pm, 5:25pm, 7:50pm, 10:20pm
Saturday, February 4
10:15am, 12:40pm, 3:05pm, 5:25pm, 7:50pm, 10:20pm
Sunday, February 5
10:15am, 12:40pm, 3:05pm, 5:25pm, 7:50pm
Monday, February 6
1:05pm, 3:30pm, 5:55pm, 8:20pm
Tuesday, February 7
1:05pm, 3:30pm, 5:55pm, 8:20pm
Wednesday, February 8
1:05pm, 3:30pm, 5:55pm, 8:20pm
Thursday, February 9
12:35pm
Reading Cinemas Town Square
4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
2:40pm, 5:00pm, 7:20pm
Friday, February 3
12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:20pm
Saturday, February 4
12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, 10:20pm
Sunday, February 5
12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm
Monday, February 6
2:50pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm
Tuesday, February 7
1:00pm, 8:00pm
Wednesday, February 8
2:50pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm
Regal Carlsbad 12
2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
2:10pm, 5:00pm, 7:50pm, 10:35pm
Friday, February 3
1:45pm, 4:40pm, 7:30pm, 10:20pm
Saturday, February 4
1:45pm, 4:40pm, 7:30pm, 10:20pm
Sunday, February 5
1:15pm, 10:20pm
Monday, February 6
1:45pm, 4:40pm, 7:30pm, 10:20pm
Tuesday, February 7
1:45pm, 4:40pm, 7:30pm, 10:20pm
Wednesday, February 8
1:45pm, 4:40pm, 7:30pm, 10:20pm
Thursday, February 9
1:45pm, 4:40pm, 7:30pm, 10:20pm
Regal Escondido
350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
12:55pm, 3:35pm, 6:15pm, 8:50pm
Friday, February 3
5:25pm, 8:20pm
Saturday, February 4
5:25pm, 8:20pm
Sunday, February 5
5:25pm, 8:20pm
Monday, February 6
5:20pm, 8:15pm
Tuesday, February 7
5:25pm, 8:20pm
Wednesday, February 8
5:30pm, 8:25pm
Regal Oceanside
401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
1:50pm, 4:35pm, 7:20pm
Friday, February 3
12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:20pm, 9:05pm
Saturday, February 4
12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:20pm, 9:05pm
Sunday, February 5
12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:20pm, 9:05pm
Monday, February 6
1:45pm, 4:35pm, 7:20pm
Tuesday, February 7
1:45pm, 4:35pm, 7:20pm
Wednesday, February 8
1:45pm, 4:35pm, 7:20pm
Thursday, February 9
1:45pm, 4:35pm, 7:20pm
Regal Parkway Plaza
405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
2:00pm, 7:45pm
Friday, February 3
3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm
Saturday, February 4
3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm
Sunday, February 5
3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm
Monday, February 6
5:15pm, 8:00pm
Tuesday, February 7
5:15pm, 8:00pm
Wednesday, February 8
5:15pm, 8:00pm
Thursday, February 9
5:15pm, 8:00pm
Regal Rancho del Rey
1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
12:45pm, 3:35pm, 6:50pm, 9:50pm
Friday, February 3
12:50pm, 4:00pm, 6:55pm, 10:00pm
Saturday, February 4
12:50pm, 4:00pm, 6:55pm, 10:00pm
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12:50pm, 4:00pm, 6:55pm, 10:00pm
Monday, February 6
12:20pm, 3:15pm, 6:20pm, 9:10pm
Tuesday, February 7
12:20pm, 3:15pm, 6:20pm, 9:10pm
Wednesday, February 8
12:10pm, 3:05pm, 6:10pm, 9:00pm
Thursday, February 9
12:10pm
Regal Rancho San Diego
2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
3:35pm, 6:15pm, 8:55pm
Friday, February 3
4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:05pm
Saturday, February 4
4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:05pm
Sunday, February 5
4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:05pm
Monday, February 6
4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:05pm
Tuesday, February 7
4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:05pm
Wednesday, February 8
7:30pm, 10:05pm
Thursday, February 9
7:30pm, 10:05pm
Regal San Marcos
1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
1:25pm, 4:25pm, 7:05pm
Friday, February 3
1:50pm, 4:30pm, 7:25pm, 10:05pm
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1:50pm, 4:30pm, 7:25pm, 10:05pm
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1:50pm, 4:30pm, 7:25pm, 10:05pm
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Tuesday, February 7
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Wednesday, February 8
2:20pm, 5:20pm, 8:05pm
Thursday, February 9
2:20pm, 5:20pm, 8:05pm
Santee Drive-In
10990 Woodside Avenue North, Santee, 619-448-7447 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
7:00pm
UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center
7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions
Thursday, February 2
5:00pm, 7:45pm
Friday, February 3
4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm
Saturday, February 4
2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm
Sunday, February 5
2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm
Monday, February 6
4:45pm, 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 7
11:15am, 2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 8
4:45pm, 7:30pm
Thursday, February 9
4:45pm, 7:30pm
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