Movies in theaters, 1/26/18


OPENING THIS WEEK

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure”

Grade: C+. Review page 24

“In the Fade”

Grade: B. Review page 25

“The Final Year”

Grade: C. Review 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. 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.

“All the Money in the World.” B+. R. 132 minutes. In this drama based on a true story, a devoted mother tries to convince her son’s billionaire grandfather, J. Paul Getty, to pay the ransom that will release John Paul Getty III. Gateway.

“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 Lakeline. Alamo South. Arbor. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. 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. Cedar Park. Galaxy. Pflugerville 20. Southpark. Sky.

“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. City Lights. Gateway. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock.

“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. 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. Hill Country. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Sky. Stone Hill. Violet Crown.

“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. 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. 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. Pflugerville 20.

“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. Hill Country. 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. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. 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. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“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. Galaxy. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. 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. Hill Country. Pflugerville 20. 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. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. 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. 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. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky.

“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. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Arbor. Cedar Park. Hill Country. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Westgate.

“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. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“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 his muse and lover. Alamo Ritz. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Arbor. Hill Country. Metropolitan. 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. Cedar Park. Gateway. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill.

“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. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. 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. Galaxy. 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 Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Arbor. Evo. Flix. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Violet Crown. Westgate.

“The Star.” PG. 86 minutes. A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the accidental heroes of the very first Christmas. Movies 8.

“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. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. 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. 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. Movies 8.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“The Florida Project.” On countless year-end best-of lists for 2017, it’s the newest film from Sean Baker and tells the story of a precocious six-year-old and her motley group of friends who have an adventure-filled summer as the adults around them struggle with hard times. Plus, other AFS Cinema films throughout the week. 1:45 p.m. Friday. $9. 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org.

“Signature Move.” The Bullock Museum’s film series highlighting the cinematic works of women, both behind and in front of the camera, is back with this drama. Written by Lisa Donato and Fawzia Mirza and directed by Jennifer Reeder, it’s a coming-of-age tale about a secret new romance, complicated family relationships and embracing new hobbies no matter what form they take. 7 p.m. Friday. $3-$5. The Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.



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