In Our Theaters - Current Reviews
Week of January 20 to January 26
BYE BYE MAN PG-13/Horror/Dir: Stacy Title (Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas) When three college students move into an old house, they unwittingly unleash an entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping the entity a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.
ELLE R/Drama/Dir: Paul Verhoeven (Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Virginie Efira) Michèle is the head of a video game company and she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home changes her life forever. When she tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious game – a game that may spiral out of control.
LA LA LAND PG-13/Musical/Dir: Damien Chazelle (Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt) A return, of sorts, to the grand Hollywood musical. This story follows the romance between a young actress with aspirations named Mia and a jazz pianist named Sebastian, who meet in L.A. one winter.
LIVE BY NIGHT R/Drama/Dir: Ben Affleck (Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson) A film set in 1926 Boston that sees a group of people enjoying and suffering the ups and downs of Prohibition.
A MONSTER CALLS PG-13/Fantasy Drama/Dir: J.A. Bayona (Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson) A young boy with multiple problems seeks help. His schoolwork is suffering, bullies harass him and his mother is terminally ill. He turns to a tree monster to help him understand the truth.
MONSTER TRUCKS PG/Action Comedy/Dir: Chris Wedge (Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon) Looking for a way to get away, Tripp, a high-school senior, builds a monster truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the answer to his problems.
MOONLIGHT R/Drama/Dir: Barry Jenkins (Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson) A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery. The film chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
PASSENGERS PG-13/Sci-Fi/Dir: Morten Tyldum (Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen) A spacecraft is bound for a planet that will take over a hundred years to get to. To survive, all passengers are put into a cryogenic sleep. Two wake up 90 years early and discover that something is not quite right.
PATRIOTS DAY R/Drama/Dir: Peter Berg (Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman) A dramatic re-creation of the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY PG-13/Sci-Fi/Dir: Gareth Edwards (Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Forest Whitaker) A look at events right before “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” The rebels need to stop the Empire and stealing the plans to the Death Star is the best place to start.
SPLIT PG-13/Thriller/Dir: M. Night Shyamalan (James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson) A man with 24 different personalities kidnaps three girls. In order for them to escape they must befriend the man’s good personalties while avoiding the bad ones.
UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS R/Fantasy/Dir: Anna Foerster (Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies) Vampire Selene fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David and his father Thomas, she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.
xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE PG-13/Action/Dir: D.J. Caruso (Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone) Xander Cage is an extreme athlete that is used by the government to help with their hardest assignments. He collects some friends to work on a case that could impact the entire world’s future only to find there are traitors in their midst.