Film listings, 1/13/17


OPENING FRIDAY

“Patriots Day”

Grade: B+. Review page 27

“Live By Night”

Grade: C. Review page 28

“Monster Trucks”

Grade: D+. Review page 31

NOT REVIEWED

“Sleepless.” R. 95 minutes. An undercover Las Vegas police officer played by Jamie Foxx becomes tangled in a web of corrupt cops and a casino underground controlled by the mob. Barton Creek. City Lights. Galaxy. Gateway. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown.

“The Bye Bye Man.” PG-13. 96 minutes. A trio of friends uncover the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind man’s most unforgivable acts. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown.

NOW PLAYING

“The Accountant.” C. R. 128 minutes. A mathematical genius, played by Ben Affleck, works as an accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Arrival.” A-. 116 minutes. PG-13. In this science fiction film, Amy Adams plays a linguist who is dispatched to the site of an alien spaceship and charged with trying to communicate with the otherwordly visitors. Alamo Ritz. Gateway. Metropolitan.

“Assassin’s Creed.” C+. PG-13. 108 minutes. Based on a video game, the action film centers on a revolutionary technology that unlocks genetic memories. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Tinseltown.

“Boo! A Madea Halloween.” PG-13. 103 minutes. Tyler Perry’s Madea encounters ghosts and goblins on Halloween night while keeping an eye on a group of misbehaving teens. Movies 8.

“Doctor Strange.” B. PG-13. 115 minutes. In this Marvel film, a surgeon whose career is destroyed gets a second chance at life when a sorcerer teaches him how to defend the world against evil. Gateway.

“Elle.” A-. R. 130 minutes. The successful CEO of a video game company seeks to find out the identity of the man who raped her. Alamo Slaughter. Arbor.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” B-. PG-13. 133 minutes. The author of one of Harry Potter’s textbooks, wizard Newt Scamander sets out to rescue his magical creatures when they are accidentally set loose in 1920s New York City. Gateway.

“Hidden Figures.” A-. PG. 127 minutes. Three brilliant African-American women who served as the brains of one of the greatest operations in history, are at the heart of this untold true story of NASA. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix Brewhouse. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Violet Crown. Westgate.

“Jackie.” B+. 100 minutes. Natalie Portman portrays Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in the days following her husband’s death by assassination. Alamo South. Arbor. Violet Crown.

“La La Land.” B+. PG-13. 128 minutes. Sebastian and Mia are drawn together because of a shared love for what they do but find those career goals are tearing them apart. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Arbor. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Hill Country. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown. Violet Crown. Westgate. IMAX: Barton Creek.

“Manchester by the Sea.” A-. R. 137 minutes. Casey Affleck plays a man suddenly responsible for his nephew after the death of his brother, forcing him to return to Manchester by the Sea. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo South. Arbor. Hill Country. Violet Crown.

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” B-. PG-13. 126 minutes. Director Tim Burton has based his film on the best-selling novel in which a boy named Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times. Movies 8.

“Moana.” B. PG. 113 minutes. Disney’s latest animated film is set in the islands of the South Pacific, where Moana searches for a hulking demigod named Maui. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Tinseltown.

“A Monster Calls.” B+. PG-13. 108 minutes. A fantastical world of beasts and fairy tales becomes an escape for a boy who tries to cope with his mother’s illness and bullying at the hands of his classmates. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo South. Barton Creek. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown.

“Moonlight.” A. R. 110 minutes. This three-part narrative spans the childhood, adolescence and adulthood of an African-American man who survives Miami’s drug-plagued inner city. Alamo Ritz. Alamo Slaughter. Arbor. Barton Creek. Hill Country. Round Rock. Southpark.

“Nocturnal Animals.” R. 116 minutes. A writer played by Jake Gyllenhaal asks his ex-wife, Amy Adams, to read the manuscript of his dark new novel. Alamo Village.

“Office Christmas Party.” C+. R. 105 minutes. Two coworkers throw a Christmas party to remember as a way to close a sale and thus keep their jobs. Lake Creek.

“Passengers.” D. PG-13. 116 minutes. The action-thriller is about two passengers on a 120-year journey to another planet — but their hibernation pods arouse them 90 years too early. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Gateway. Metropolitan. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” A-. PG-13. 133 minutes. Resistance fighters who learn of a flaw in the Empire’s deadliest weapon yet, the Death Star, and seek to find the blueprints that will help them destroy it. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix Brewhouse. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Gateway. Metropolitan. Westgate. IMAX: Bullock. Gateway.

“Silence.” B+. R. 161 minutes. Two Jesuit priests in the seventeenth century face violence and persecution when they try to spread Christianity in Japan. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo South. Arbor. Barton Creek. Hill Country. Southpark.

“Sing.” B+. PG. 108 minutes. The animated movie colorfully depicts the hopefuls — all animals — participating in a singing contest. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix Brewhouse. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Barton Creek. Metropolitan.

“Storks.” B-. PG. 89 minutes. This animated film features a stork voiced by Andy Samberg who races against time with his human friend to make their first baby drop. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Trolls.” C. PG. 92 minutes. The animated comedy features the Trolls dolls come to life, with happy Poppy and the cautious Branch taking off on a journey to save her friends. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Underworld: Blood Wars.” R. 91 minutes. The death dealer Selene, played by Kate Beckinsale, tries to end the eternal war between vampires and Lycans. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Why Him?” C-. R. 111 minutes. Bryan Cranston plays an overprotective but loving dad who visits his daughter over the holidays, only to meet her boyfriend, a socially awkward billionaire named Laird. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix Brewhouse. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown. Westgate.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“The Autopsy of Jane Doe.” R. 99 minutes. A father-and-son team of coroners attempt to identify the body of a young woman and uncover a mystery of supernatural proportions in the process. Daily screenings Jan. 13-19. $13. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. drafthouse.com.

“Kate Plays Christine.” Director Robert Greene returns with his new film, a nonfiction thriller in which actress Kate Lyn Sheil prepares to play the true-life role of newscaster Christine Chubbock, who committed suicide on live television in 1974. The director will be at the screening. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. $7-$10. Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock, 1800 Congress Ave. austinfilm.org.

“This Side of the Dirt.” Adapted from the play written by Tito Beveridge, the founder of Tito’s Vodka, this film is a South Texas family drama steeped in satire and humor. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Free for Austin Film Society members. AFS Screening Room, 1901 E. 51st St. austinfilm.org.

“Don’t Look Back.” This 50-year-old documentary from D.A. Pennebaker follows singer/songwriter (and now Nobel laureate) Bob Dylan on his 1965 tour of England. The screening will be introduced by Austin Chronicle music editor Raoul Hernandez. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday. $7-$10. The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470, austintheatre.org.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Movies & TV

Fox offers Bill O’Reilly big contract after $32 million settlement, Gretchen Carlson reacts
Fox offers Bill O’Reilly big contract after $32 million settlement, Gretchen Carlson reacts

Fox News offered Bill O’Reilly a $25 million contract even though O’Reilly had agreed to settle a sexual harassment claim for $32 million, according to The New York Times. The Times reported that O’Reilly settled out of court with former Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl just months before he was dismissed from the network. O&rsquo...
Mariah Carey’s ex-fiance James Packer calls relationship a ‘mistake’
Mariah Carey’s ex-fiance James Packer calls relationship a ‘mistake’

A year after calling off their engagement, James Packer is talking about his breakup with Mariah Carey for the first time. “I was at a low point in my personal life,” Packer said about his time with Carey. “She was kind, exciting and fun. Mariah is a woman of substance. But, it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me...
This week’s music picks: ACL Hall of Fame, Reverend Horton Heat, more
This week’s music picks: ACL Hall of Fame, Reverend Horton Heat, more

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDMU2KhSBXo&w=492&h=307] Tuesday: Reverend Horton Heat at Continental Club. SoCo’s historic Continental is an anchor for a lot of roots-based musical styles, including on-the-fringes varietals such as psychobilly. Dallas band Reverend Horton Heat has been...
Jim Carrey accuses dead ex-girlfriend of elaborate extortion scheme 
Jim Carrey accuses dead ex-girlfriend of elaborate extortion scheme 

As the wrongful death lawsuit against him plows forward at full steam, Jim Carrey is claiming his late ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, contracted the STDs that made her suicidal before meeting him, not after as her family alleges. White’s mother and estranged husband contend that White started experiencing suicidal thoughts after the...
Now Martha Stewart hangs with Snoop Dogg and makes weed jokes
Now Martha Stewart hangs with Snoop Dogg and makes weed jokes

Here are some of the things Martha Stewart has done on her new show with Snoop Dogg: She has worn a blinged-out cheese grater on a chain around her neck. She has drunk out of what can only be described as a pimp cup. She has taste-tested a stoner recipe for a pizza omelet. She has name-dropped Escoffier. She has not flinched when Rick Ross said to...
More Stories