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Film listings, 12/2/16


OPENING FRIDAY

“Manchester by the Sea”

Grade: A-. Review page 40

“Man Down”

Grade: C-. Review page 42

NOT REVIEWED

“Incarnate.” PG-13. 87 minutes. An exorcist accesses the the subsconscious mind of a tormented boy possessed by a demon. Cedar Park. City Lights. Galaxy. Gateway. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown.

“A Winter Rose.” PG-13. 99 minutes. A beautiful but troubled orphan becomes a singing sensation overnight and finds she has to deal with alcoholism. Gateway. Metropolitan.

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. Gateway. Moviehouse & Eatery. Round Rock. Southpark. Westgate.

“Allied.” C+. R. 124 minutes. Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star as a pair of married spies during World War II — but the real drama happens after the war, when he is forced to question her loyalties. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Flix Brewhouse. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse & Eatery. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Almost Christmas.” C+. PG-13. 112 minutes. Starring Danny Glover and Mo’Nique, the film is the festive story of a beloved patriarch who just wants one gift for Christmas — for everyone in the family to get along. Galaxy. Gateway. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown.

“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 Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Flix Brewhouse. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse & Eatery. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Violet Crown. Westgate.

“A Street Cat Named Bob.” Not rated. 103 minutes. When a man named James finds an injured ginger cat, he doesn’t realize how much his life is about to change. Arbor.

“Bad Santa 2.” C-. R. 92 minutes. Fueled by cheap whiskey and greed, Willie teams up again with his angry sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek, Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse & Eatery. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Bleed for This.” C. R. 116 minutes. Miles Teller plays a world champion boxer who breaks his neck in a car crash, then seeks an unlikely comeback in the ring. Metropolitan.

“Deepwater Horizon.” B. PG-13. 107 minutes. The dramatization of what happened aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in April 2010 chronicles the explosion and the aftermath, when workers aboard the rig fight for survival. Lake Creek. 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. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Flix Brewhouse. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse & Eatery. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Gateway. Hill Country. Round Rock.

“The Eagle Huntress.” B+. G. 87 minutes. This documentary heavy on the girl power tells the story of a 13-year-old Mongolian charmer who became the first female to enter the national hawk-hunting competition. Arbor.

“Edge of Seventeen.” A-. R. 104 minutes. Hailee Steinfeld elevates this teen drama about a high school junior who disowns her best friend, loses her father and must suddenly navigate life feeling alone. City Lights. Round Rock.

“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 rescues his magical creatures when they are accidentally set loose in 1920s New York City. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Ritz. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Flix Brewhouse. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse & Eatery. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. IMAX: Barton Creek. Bullock Museum. Gateway.

“The Girl on the Train.” A-. R. 102 minutes. A woman devastated by her divorce, who passes time staring at the window of a train, is witness to something shocking — but, because of her drinking problem, can’t remember it. Lake Creek.

“Hacksaw Ridge.” C+. R. 138 minutes. A U.S. Army medic heroically saves 75 men during the World War II Battle of Okinawa. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse & Eatery. Southpark. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“The Handmaiden.” B+. Not rated. 144 minutes. With aid from an orphaned pickpocket, a Korean con man creates an elaborate plot to nab the inheritance of a Japanese woman. Alamo South. Arbor. Hill Country.

“Loving.” A-. PG-13. 123 minutes. Austin director Jeff Nichols takes on the story of a working-class mixed-race couple who face legal ramifications for marrying in the segregated South. Alamo South. Arbor. Violet Crown.

“Magnificent Seven.” C+. PG-13. 132 minutes. The Western remake starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt centers on the beleaguered town of Rose Creek, protected from a deadly industrialist by seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“A Man Called Ove.” B+. PG-13. 116 minutes. An ill-tempered retiree named Ove has given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Arbor.

“Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.” PG. 92 minutes. A new student and his mischievous friend develop plots to drive their tyrannical principal crazy. Movies 8.

“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. Lake Creek. Movies 8. 3D: 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. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Flix Brewhouse. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse & Eatery. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3-D: Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“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 Lakeline. Alamo South. Arbor. Violet Crown.

“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 South. Arbor. Violet Crown.

“Rules Don’t Apply.” D. PG-13. 126 minutes. Warren Beatty’s biopic on Howard Hughes focuses on five years of Hughes’ life, from 1959 to 1964, when he has two young squires in his charge. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo South. Arbor. Barton Creek. City Lights. Cedar Park. Flix Brewhouse. Galaxy. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“The Secret Life of Pets.” C+. PG. 90 minutes. This animated comedy shows us the lives that our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Lake Creek.

“Suicide Squad.” C-. PG-13. 123 minutes. A secret government agency recruits dangerous imprisoned villains to carry out risky black ops missions in exchange for clemency. Lake Creek.

“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. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Flix Brewhouse. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse & Eatery. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“Die Hard.” What’s the holiday season without this Bruce Willis action movie? “Die Hard” centers on New York City policeman John McClane, who is attending a holiday party with his estranged wife when a group of terrorists take over the building. 9 p.m. Friday. $5. Flix Brewhouse, 2200 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd., Round Rock. flixbrewhouse.com.

“Elf.” The holiday season can’t kick off properly without at least one showing of the Will Ferrell movie “Elf,” featuring his lovable (and very quotable) North Pole elf named Buddy. Duchman Winery’s movie night will also include a themed photo booth and a s’mores and holiday treats station with wine. 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 2. $10-$25. 13308 FM 150, Driftwood. eventbrite.com/e/movie-night-elf-tickets-29134278411?aff=es2.

“One-Eyed Jacks.” Marlon Brando directs and stars in this odd, arty and existential western, playing a robber who exacts a biblical revenge on the fellow gang member who betrayed him and left him for dead. The film has been newly restored. 7:30 to 9:50 p.m. Monday. $5-$7. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. austinfilm.org.

“A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story.” Originally just a small public television program, the Austin City Limits show became an international sensation that changed the way the world saw Austin. Local filmmaker Keith Maitland has made this celebratory piece about a vital piece of our city. 7 to 8:50 p.m. Thursday. $20. Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. austinfilm.org.


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