Movies in theaters, 12/8/17


OPENING THIS WEEK

“The Shape of Water”

Grade: A-. Review page 41

“Wonder Wheel”

Grade: D. Review page 42

NOT REVIEWED

“Just Getting Started.” PG-13. 90 minutes. After an attempt on his life, a resort manager teams up with a former military man to take down a person from his past. Cedar Park. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Southpark. Westgate.

NOW PLAYING

“American Made.” B-. R. 115 minutes. Tom Cruise stars in this true-life tale about pilot Bary Seal, whose smuggling operation with the CIA inadvertently spawns the creation of the Medellin cartel. Lake Creek.

“A Bad Moms Christmas.” D+. R. 104 minutes. The sequel follows the three overworked moms of the original film as they rebel against the biggest parental challenge of the year — Christmas. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Southpark.

“Battle of the Sexes.” B. PG-13. 121 minutes. Emma Stone and Steve Carell star as two tennis champions who play each other in an electrifying 1973 match, a game that became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Lake Creek.

“Blade of the Immortal.” C. R. 140 minutes. An immortal man who can’t die until he kills enough evil men swears loyalty to a young girl who enlists him as her bodyguard against the group of sword fighters who slaughtered her family. Alamo Village.

“Blade Runner 2049.” A-. R. 164 minutes. A new blade runner uncovers a long-buried secret that threatens what’s left of society and decides to track down the former blade runner Rick Deckard, off the grid for 30 years. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo South. Gateway. Lakeline.

“Boo 2! A Madea Halloween.” PG-13. 101 minutes. Madea and the gang return for this hilarious sequel set in a haunted campground, from which Madea, Bam and Hattie must literally run for the lives after monsters, goblins and the bogeyman are unleashed. Lake Creek. Lakeline. Movies 8.

“Coco.” A-. PG. 109 minutes. This animated Disney movie follows the 12-year-old Miguel, an aspiring musician who sets off a chain of events that lead to an extraordinary family reunion and a race against time. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate . 3D: Barton Creek. Gateway. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Westgate.

“Daddy’s Home 2.” C+. PG-13. 100 minutes. In this sequel, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s respective fathers show up to turn Christmas festivities upside down. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“Despicable Me 3.” C-. PG. 90 minutes. In the third installment of the popular animated movies, Gru and his twin brother team up to take down a former 1980s child star who is seeking vengeance. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“The Disaster Artist.” B. R. 103 minutes. Directed by and starring the Franco brothers, the film is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau’s widely panned “The Room.” Alamo Ritz. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Arbor. Barton Creek. Hill Country. Lakeline. Pflugerville 20. Southpark. Westgate.

“The Foreigner.” C. R. 114 minutes. Jackie Chan plays a London businessman whose long-buried past comes back to haunt him when his teenage daughter is taken senselessly from him. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Happy Death Day.” B. PG-13. 93 minutes. A college student must relive the day of her murder again and again until she figures out who killed her. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“It.” B-. R. 136 minutes. In this film adaptation of the Stephen King novel, children living in a Maine town join forces to fight an ancient, deadly clown named Pennywise. Movies 8.

“Justice League.” C. PG-13. 120 minutes. Batman and Wonder Woman recruit Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash to help them save the planet from an alien conqueror. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate. 3D: Gateway. Metropolitan. Westgate. IMAX: Gateway.

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” B. R. 121 minutes. A surgeon must make an unthinkable sacrifice when his life starts to unravel and a teenage boy he has taken under his wing becomes sinister. Alamo Village.

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” D. R. 141 minutes. In this sequel, the Kingsman spies, dealing with destroyed headquarters and a world held hostage, join forces with an allied spy organization in the U.S. that dates back to the day they were both founded. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Lady Bird.” A-. R. 93 minutes. Saoirse Ronan plays a headstrong teenager who constantly fights but is just like her wildly loving and strong-willed mom, a nurse who works on end to provide for her family. AFS Cinema. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Arbor. Barton Creek. City Lights. Hill Country. Lakeline. Pflugerville 20. Violet Crown.

“The Lego Ninjago Movie.” C+. PG. 101 minutes. Jackie Chan voices Master Wu, the wise-cracking leader of a secret team of ninja warriors who aim to bring down an evil warlord. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“The Man Who Invented Christmas.” B. PG. 104 minutes. Author Charles Dickens, using a vivid imagination and inspiration from real life, brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from “A Christmas Carol” to life, transforminng the holiday season into the happy celebration we enjoy today. Arbor. City Lights. Lakeline. Southpark.

“Marshall.” C. PG-13. 118 minutes. The real-life lawyer Thurgood Marshall must defend a black chauffeur accused of sexually assaulting and attempting to murder his white socialite employer, but Marshall faces a segregationist court and must team up with a courageous Jewish lawyer, Samuel Friedman. Lakeline. Metropolitan.

“The Mountain Between Us.” C. PG-13. 110 minutes. Stranded on a remote snow-covered mountain after a plane crash, two strangers must bond to survive the elements. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Murder on the Orient Express.” B-. PG-13. 114 minutes. Agatha Christie’s protagonist detective is on a race against time to solve a murder while he and a dozen other passengers take a lavish train ride. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“My Friend Dahmer.” B+. R. 107 minutes. The life of Jeffrey Dahmer during his senior year of high school, before he became a notorious serial killer. Alamo Village.

“My Little Pony: The Movie.” C-. PG. 99 minutes. In this animated film, the Mane 6 meet new friends and take on exciting challenges when they go on a journey beyond Equestria. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Roman J. Israel, Esq.” B-. PG-13. 129 minutes. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is forever changed after the activism that has defined his career is challenged. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20.

“The Star.” PG. 86 minutes. A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the accidental heroes of the very first Christmas. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Evo. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill.

“Thank You for Your Service.” C. R. 108 minutes. Four soldiers struggle to reintegrate into civilian life with their families following a war that threatens to destroy them well after they’ve left the battlefield. Movies 8.

“Thelma.” Not rated. 117 minutes. Once a woman begins to fall in love, she discovers she has fantastic powers. Arbor.

“Thor: Ragnarok.” A-. PG-13. 130 minutes. Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the mighty Thor, who must fight for his survival when he finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate. 3D: Metropolitan.

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” A-. R. 115 minutes. A mother takes matters into her own hands when her daughter’s murder goes unsolved. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Arbor. Barton Creek. City Lights. Flix. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Southpark. Violet Crown. Westgate.

“Wonder.” B. PG. 113 minutes. A homeschooled boy with facial differences enters fifth grade in a mainstream school and must overcome difficulties to make friends in this film based on the best-selling book. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“Mighty Ducks 3.” The final in a trilogy about the Mighty Ducks hockey team, who are awarded scholarships to a prestigious prep school, is creening as part of Ski Shores’ weekly Friday Family Movie Nights series. Each night will have complimentary s’mores by the fire for kids. Each of the films start at dusk. 5 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 29. Free. 2905 Pearce Rd. skishoresaustin.com.

“Elf.” The charming Christmas movie stars Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf who journeys from the North Pole and through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops to find his birth father in New York City. The Alamo Drafthouse’s “Elf” movie party will feature all sorts of fun props, a themed contest before the film and a real snowball fight in the theater, among other activities. 4 p.m Dec. 9 and additional dates and times through Dec. 25. $16.64. The Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. drafthouse.com.

“Purple Noon.” This screening held in celebration of Patricia Highsmith works features Alain Delon, who makes an unforgettable splash as amoral protagonist Tom Ripley in this sun-drenched adaptation of her novel “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” Plus, other AFS Cinema films throughout the week. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. $11.25. 6406 N. Interstate 35, Ste. 3100. austinfilm.org.



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