Movies in theaters, 1/12/18


OPENING THIS WEEK

“The Post”

Grade: B+. Review page 20

“Phantom Thread”

Grade: B+. Review page 21

“Paddington 2”

Grade: B-. Review page 23

“The Commuter”

Grade: C. Review page 22

NOT REVIEWED

“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. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo South. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Lakeline. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

NOW PLAYING

“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. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Gateway. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock.

“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. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“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 South. Arbor. Hill Country. 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 Slaughter. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Westgate.

“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 Mueller. Arbor. Barton Creek. City Lights. Evo. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Violet Crown.

“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 South.

“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. Alamo Slaughter.

“Father Figures.” F. R. 113 minutes. Two brothers discover their father is not dead, as they always thought, and go on a quest to find him, learning more about their mother in the process than they ever expected. Cedar Park. Flix. Pflugerville 20.

“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. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill.

“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.

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

“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. AFS Cinema. Arbor. Barton Creek. Pflugerville 20. 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. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate. 3-D: Gateway. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Westgate. IMAX: Barton Creek.

“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 South. Metropolitan.

“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. 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. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Arbor. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Hill Country. iPic. 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. Gateway.

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

“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 South. Alamo Village. Arbor. Barton Creek. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Violet Crown.

“The Star.” PG. 86 minutes. A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the accidental heroes of the very first Christmas. Lake Creek. 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 Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate. 3D: Gateway. Lakeline. Metropolitan. 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 Village. Arbor. Barton Creek. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Stone Hill.

“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. Gateway. Lake Creek. Metropolitan. Movies 8. Pflugerville 20.

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. 2:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday. $9. 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org.

“How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” The film is screening as the latest installment of the Alamo Drafthouse’s popular In Brunch We Trust series. Choose from a whole menu of mimosas while watching this big screen revisit of the Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey romantic comedy, about a ladies’ man advertising executive who bets he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. 12:30 and 3:45 p.m. Sunday. $9.50. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. drafthouse.com.

“I Am Not Your Negro.” The George Washington Carver Museum is teaming up with KLRU to screen the 2017 documentary, which imagines the book James Baldwin never finished before he died. With it, he aimed to chronicle the lives and assassinations of three close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 1165 Angelina St. eventbrite.com/e/i-am-not-your-negro-screening-tickets-41529368459.



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