Movie listings: Sept. 18-24
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NEW Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 6:00, 8:50
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. Directed by Scott Cooper; also starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, W. Earl Brown, David Harbou. Rated R for brutal violence, language throughout, some sexual references and brief drug use/122m.
NEW Sat.-Sun. early shows: 12:30, 2:40 Daily showtimes: 4:50, 7:00, 9:10
Elle Reid has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing 600 dollars before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. Directed by Paul Weitz; Starring Judy Greer, Marcia Gay Harden, Lily Tomlin, Sam Elliott, Lauren Tom, Elizabeth Peña, Colleen Camp, John Cho, Nat Wolff, Julia Garner, Laverne Cox. Rated R for language and some drug use/80m.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 4:25, 6:40, 9:00
The gripping, first-person account of three mountain climbers who set out to conquer the most challenging peak in the world. Featuring interviews with the climbers and their loved ones and commentary by author Jon Krakauer, the movie continuously returns to the astonishing footage filmed by the climbers themselves during their white-knuckle journey. Directed by Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. Starring Jon Krakauer, Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk, Jimmy Chin. Rated R for language/87m.
A Walk in the Woods
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:30, 6:10, 8:40
After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. Directed by Ken Kwapis. Starring Robert Redford, Emma Thompson, Nick Nolte, Kristen Schaal, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman. Rated R for language and some sexual references/104m
Best of Enemies
Daily showtimes: 3:40, 8:20
In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born. Directed by Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville. Starring John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett. Rated R for some sexual content/nudity and language/87m.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 5:50
Nelly, a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband doesn't recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis. Directed by Christian Petzold. Starring Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf, Imogen Kogge. Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief suggestive material/98m. In German with English subtitles.
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
NEW Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 6:10, 9:10
In this next chapter of the "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all. Directed by Wes Ball; also starring Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aidan Gillen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, some thematic elements, substance use and language/129m
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 3:45, 5:55, 830
Tracy (Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Gerwig) — a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes. Directed by Noah Baumbach. Rated R for language including some sexual references/84m.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 11:55, 2:15 Daily showtimes: 4:35, 6:55, 9:20
The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Starring Kathryn Hahn, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including terror, violence and some nudity, and for brief language/94m.
Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:40
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions, Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Directed by Pete Docter; Starring Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action/102m (including 7 min LAVA short)
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 6:25
In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed. Directed by John Erick Dowdle. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson, Lake Bell. Rated R for strong violence throughout, and for language/103m.
Straight Outta Compton
Daily showtimes: 3:20, 8:50
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. Five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, giving an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Through the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood. Directed by F. Gary Gray. Starring Aldis Hodge, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchel, Neil Brown Jr., Paul Giamatti Rated R for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use/147m.
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00
Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an international rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity/132m.
Ricki and the Flash
Daily showtimes: 6:20, 8:45
In a film loaded with music and live performance, Meryl Streep stars as Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, but is now returning home to make things right with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter, Mamie Gummer, who plays her fictional daughter; Rick Springfield, who takes on the role of a Flash member in love with Ricki; and Kevin Kline, who portrays Rick'’s long-suffering ex-husband. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Also starring Sebastian Stan, Audra McDonald. Rated PG-13 for thematic material, brief drug content, sexuality and language/101m.