63 UP Not rated/Documentary/Dir: Michael Apted (Tony Walker, Nicholas Hitchon, Lynn Johnson) The “Up” series of documentary films has followed the lives of 14 Britons from a range of social classes since 1964, when they were 7 years old. The documentary has had nine episodes — one every seven years. At age 63, the subjects muse about mortality and are largely content.

1917 R/Drama/Dir: Sam Mendes (Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays) Winner of 2 Golden Globes. Two young British soldiers during W.W. I are ordered to deliver a message deep inside enemy territory that will save 1,600 men.

BOMBSHELL R/Biography, Drama/Dir: Jay Roach (Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie) Send in the blondes! Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson famously charged Fox News head Roger Ailes with sexual harassment, leading to his ouster. In this docudrama, great performances don’t resolve the contradictions and discordant jumble of styles in the film — painting glamorous women who were right-wing cheerleaders as feminist heroes is an iffy propostition. Moral complications are given short shrift and the triumphal ending belies reality: sexist exploitation is still rampant in our culture.

DOLITTLE PG/Comedy, Family/Dir: Stephen Gaghan (Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen) Expensive to make, this film unfortunately looks clunky and cartoonish; CGI animals don’t give even excellent live actors much to play off of. Yes, it’s another remake of the children’s classic “Voyage of Dr. Dolittle.”

FROZEN II PG/Animation, Adventure/Dir: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee (Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel) Does the eagerly anticipated sequel to the ubiquitous crowdpleaser recapture the magic of the original? Despite its message of the importance of self-awareness, it’s a bit lackluster — but likely to please its intended audience.

THE GRUDGE R/Horror/Dir: Nicolas Pesce (Tara Westwood, Junko Bailey, David Lawrence Brown) After a mother murders her family in their home, a detective attempts to investigate the case and discovers the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost.

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL PG-13/Action, Adventure/Dir: Jake Kasdan (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Awkwafina) The third film in the Jumanji franchise; all involve characters who disappear into a game (originally a board game, now a vintage video game). A group of friends returns to Jumanji to rescue another, who has unwittingly “fallen in” to the dangerous game.

KNIVES OUT PG-18/Comedy, Crime/Dir: Rian Johnson (Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis) When a famous crime novelist is found dead just after his 85th birthday, a star-studded assembly of relatives is sequestered at his estate while a mysterious detective probes to discover whodunit.

LITTLE WOMEN PG/Drama, Romance/Dir: Greta Gerwig (Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep) Drawing on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, this tale of four sisters in New England during the Civil War feels fresh. Alcott’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her life in a series of flashbacks. The feminism at the heart of what some have seen as tame treacle for young girls is front and center in this witty, spirited, and intelligent film.

PARASITE R/Comedy, Drama/Dir: Joon-ho Bong (Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo) The Park family, paragons of aspirational wealth, and the Kims, rich in street smarts but not much else, are brought together and a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage battle for dominance breaks out. Devastating social satire.

UNDERWATER PG-13/Action, Drama/Dir: William Eubank (Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Jessica Henwick) “Alien” seven miles beneath the sea. After an earthquake wrecks their futuristic oil rig, six surviving crew members must find their way to safety. Deep water isn’t their only obstacle: there’s a monster down there.

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER PG-13/Action, Adventure, Fantasy/Dir: J.J. Abrams (Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill) Forty-two years after the original, this film completes the “Skywalker saga” — the surviving Resistance faces the First Order in a final battle. Is the film amazing? Disappointing? Fans and critics are all over the map about it, with a sharp divide between die-hard lifers and newer fans. The latter complain the film was made with the former in mind, that it’s all about “fan service” and lacks imagination. In any case, there’s lots of fast action, and viewers will have lots to talk about if they choose to join the heated conversation.