In Our Theaters - Current Reviews
Week of December 2 to December 8
ALLIED R/Romantic Thriller/Dir: Robert Zemeckis (Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Xavier De Guillebon) A British spy and French resistance fighter meet in North Africa during WWII and risk all to complete their mission. They return to London and start a family. It is then that the British spy is told that his new wife is a spy for the Nazis. He is given 72 hours to kill her or prove her innocence.
ARRIVAL PG-13/Science Fiction/Dir: Denis Villeneuve (Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker) When alien spaceships land around the world with unknown intent, the world is on the brink of chaos. A renowned linguist assembles a small team to try and decipher the motives of the aliens and solve the reason for their visit.
BAD SANTA 2 R/Crime Comedy/Dir: Mark Waters (Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox) Foul-mouthed, whisky-drinking crooks pretend to be Santa and rob charities. Ho, ho, ho.
DOCTOR STRANGE PG-13/Action Fantasy/Dir: Scott Derrickson (Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams) Doctor Stephen Strange is a talented neurosurgeon who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts.
THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN R/Dramatic Comedy/Dir: Kelly Fremon Craig (Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner) Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine, who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian starts dating her best friend Krista. All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM PG-13/Fantasy/Dir: David Yates (Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol) An adventure that takes place 70 years before Harry Potter was born. This wizarding story follows Newt Scamander around New York City in the Roaring ’20s as he seeks out magical beasts.
HACKSAW RIDGE R/War Drama/Dir: Mel Gibson (Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey) Army Medic Desmond T. Doss serves in WWII but insists on not killing on the grounds of being a conscientious objector. The man receives the Medal of Honor for his deeds rescuing wounded men from horrific situations on the battlefield during the war.
MOANA PG/Animated Family/Dir: Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, Chris Williams (Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House) A young Polynesian woman sets sail from her island and navigates to a distant land. She discovers many things along the way, and most importantly learns about herself.
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.
RULES DON'T APPLY PG-13/Romantic Drama/Dir: Warren Beatty (Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich) It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small-town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways.
TROLLS PG/Animated Family/Dirs: Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell (Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel) Discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach.