Movies in theaters, 2/2/18


OPENING THIS WEEK

“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

Grade: B+. Review page 24

“The Insult”

Grade: A-. Review page 25

“Winchester”

Grade: Not screened for critics. Interview with star Helen Mirren, page 26

NOW PLAYING

“12 Strong.” B-. R. 130 minutes. In the harrowing days after 9/11, a U.S. Special Forces team with new leadership (Chris Hemsworth) is selected to be the first U.S. troops to go into Afghanistan, heading up an incredibly dangerous mission. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“Call Me by Your Name.” A-. R. 131 minutes. A handsome doctoral student attracts the attention of a precocious 17-year-old boy in beautiful Italy, and they fall in love over the course of a heady summer. Alamo Mueller. Alamo South. Arbor. Metropolitan. Violet Crown.

“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. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill.

“The Commuter.” C. PG-13. 104 minutes. While on his daily commute home, an insurance salesman stumbles onto a deadly conspiracy surrounding a mysterious stranger. Gateway. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20.

“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. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Darkest Hour.” B+. PG-13. 125 minutes. This thrilling true story starts at the precipice of World War II, when the new Prime Minster of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, must fight for the freedom of his nation against the Nazis. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo South. Arbor. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Hill Country. iPic. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Sky . Stone Hill. Violet Crown. Westgate.

“Den of Thieves.” D. R. 140 minutes. An elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Department faces off against California’s most lucrative bank robbery crew as the criminals plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Westgate.

“Downsizing.” C+. R. 135 minutes. A couple played by Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig decide to undergo a scientific procedure that will shrink them down to miniature size so they can live in a similarly small community of people using less of the world’s resources. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Ferdinand.” C. PG. 106 minutes. In this animated adaptation of a classic children’s book, a giant but gentle bull seeks freedom from his captors with the help of a wisecracking goat and a trio of hedgehogs. Hill Country.

“The Final Year.” C. Unrated. 89 minutes. This documentary follows the last year in office of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team. AFS Cinema.

“Forever My Girl.” C+. PG. 104 minutes. A country star returns to the hometown where he left his bride at the altar, choosing seek fame and fortune instead. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Gateway. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark.

“Geostorm.” PG-13. 109 minutes. A worldwide geomagnetic storm threatens to rise up and wipe out everything when satellites designed to prevent natural disasters start to fail. Movies 8.

“The Greatest Showman.” D+. PG. 105 minutes. Hugh Jackman plays P.T. Barnum, who rose from nothing in the 19th century to create the Barnum & Bailey circus. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“Hostiles.” R. 135 minutes. Christian Bale plays a legendary Army captain who, in 1892, relunctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. Alamo South. Arbor. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Hill Country. iPic. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“In the Fade.” B. R. 105 minutes. Diane Kruger stars in this German film as Katja, whose life falls to pieces when two neo-Nazis kill her husband and young son in a bomb attack. Arbor.

“Insidious: The Last Key.” PG-13. 103 minutes. A prequel in the horror film franchise follows parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier as she faces her most terrifying and personal haunting yet — one in her own home. Barton Creek. Evo. Galaxy. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Southpark. Stone Hill.

“I, Tonya.” A. R. 120 minutes. This irreverent film starring Margot Robbie follows Tonya Harding as she rises through the ranks of competitive figure skating, only to be sidelined when her husband tries to eliminate her main rival. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Arbor. Barton Creek. City Lights. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Violet Crown.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” B-. PG-13, 119 minutes. Four high schoolers are sucked into a video game, becoming the avators they chose, that takes them to a jungle they must survive. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.3-D: Gateway. Metropolitan. Westgate.

“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. 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. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo South. Arbor. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Sky. Stone Hill.

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure.” C+. PG-13. 140 minutes. The dystopian saga continues with Thomas leading the Gladers into a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may be the most dangerous maze of all. 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. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate. IMAX: Barton Creek.

“Molly’s Game.” B-. R. 140 minutes. Jessica Chastain depicts the real-life Olympic-class skier who must find another way to make a living and begins running an exclusive high-stakes poker game, with players ranging from movie stars, business titans and the Russian mob. Arbor. Barton Creek. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan.

“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. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Paddington 2.” B-. PG. 103 minutes. Two years after the success of the first “Paddington” movie — based off a series of children’s books — the lovable bear has found his groove alongside the Brown family that welcomed him into their home. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill.

“Phantom Thread.” B+. R. 130 minutes. Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a renowned dressmaker in 1950s London whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, headstrong woman who becomes both his muse and lover. Alamo Ritz. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Arbor. Barton Creek. City Lights. Hill Country. iPic. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Violet Crown.

“Pitch Perfect 3.” B+. PG-13. 93 minutes. The final installment in the “Pitch Perfect” franchise finds the Bellas reuniting post-college for an overseas USO tour. Barton Creek. Gateway. Lakeline. Pflugerville 20. Southpark.

“The Post.” B+. PG-13. 130 minutes. The first female publisher of a major American newspaper, the Washington Post, and her editor race to catch up with the New York Times to expose a massive government cover-up that spans decades. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Westgate.

“Proud Mary.” R. 88 minutes. An assassin working for an organized crime family finds her life turned around when she meets a young boy during a professional hit gone bad. Pflugerville 20.

“The Shape of Water.” A-. R. 123 minutes. The mute and lonely Elisa works at a hidden high-security government laboratory, where her life forever changes after the discovery of a classified experiment. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Arbor. Barton Creek. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Hill Country. iPic. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Violet Crown. Westgate.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” B. PG-13. 152 minutes. The saga continues with Luke Skywalker facing a crucial choice when his solitary existence is interrupted by the arrival of Rey, who shows strong signs of the Force. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Gateway. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Sky. Westgate. 3D: Westgate. IMAX: Bullock

“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. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Violet Crown.

“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. Lake Creek.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“Groundhog Day.” Regardless of what Punxsutawney Phil says about the start of spring, a few locations of the Alamo Drafthouse are hosting a screening of the Bill Murray movie about a weatherman who lives the same day over and over again. 7 p.m. Friday. $12.18. Alamo Mueller, 1911 Aldrich St. Ste. 120; Alamo Lakeline, 14028 N. U.S. Hwy. 183; Alamo Slaughter, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln. drafthouse.com.

“The Departure.” In Japan, the country with one of the world’s highest suicide rates, a Zen Buddhist monk dedicates his life to suicide intervention. The screening of this spiritual film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring counselors Jinji Willingham, J.C. Shakespeare and Victoria Wing. Plus, other AFS Cinema films throughout the week. 5:30 p.m. Saturday. $9. 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org.



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