Film Clips: Feb. 13, 2020

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“FANTASY ISLAND” — “Ze plane! Ze plane!” Oops, wrong “Fantasy Island.” This one is a horror adaptation of the popular ‘70s TV show about a magical island resort. Starring Lucy Hale, Maggie Q and Portia Doubleday. Directed by Jeff Wadlow. (PG-13 for violence, terror, drug content, suggestive material and brief strong language.)

“PARASITE” — The Academy Awards best picture returns for a victory lap as two families, one wealthy and one not, are brought together in this pitch-black modern fairy tale from Joon-ho Bong, who also won Oscars for his directing and his script, and for best international feature film. Starring Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee and Yeo-jeong Jo. (R for language, some violence and sexual content.)

“THE PHOTOGRAPH” — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a series of intertwining love stories set in the past and the present. Starring Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Chelsea Peretti and Courtney B. Vance. Written and directed by Stella Meghie. (PG-13 for sexuality and brief strong language.)

“SONIC THE HEDGEHOG” — After discovering a small, blue, very fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it. Based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega. Starring Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz and James Marsden. Directed by Jeff Fowler. (PG for action, some violence, rude humor and brief mild language.)


“The Grudge”

“Like a Boss”

“The Rhythm Section”

“Knives Out”


“Birds of Prey” (Atmos sound)

“Bad Boys for Life”



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“1917” — Two young British soldiers during World War I are given an impossible mission: Deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers’ brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap. Winner of the Golden Globes’ best drama picture. Starring Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays and Colin Firth. Directed by Sam Mendes. (R for violence, some disturbing images and language.)

“BAD BOYS FOR LIFE” — Bad boys Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back for another ride, complete with midlife crises, in this third film in the series. Also starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alexander Ludwig. Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. (R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, sexual references and brief drug use.)

“BIRDS OF PREY” — After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord. Also starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messin, Ali Wong and Ella Jay Basco. Directed by Cathy Yan. (R for strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material.)

“COLOR OUT OF SPACE” — A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite that has apocalyptic consequences for the family living there — and possibly the world! — in this tale of cosmic terror based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. Starring Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur and Tommy Chong. Directed by Richard Stanley. (Unrated)

“DOLITTLE” — You know the story: A physician discovers that he can talk to animals. But this time he’s played by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)! Also starring Jessie Buckley and Michael Sheen. Directed by Stephen Gaghan. (PG for some action, rude humor and brief language.)

“FROZEN II” — Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land where they set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom. With the voices of Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel, Evan Rachel Wood and Josh Gad. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. (PG for action/peril and some thematic elements.)

“THE GENTLEMEN” — A British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant. Written and directed by Guy Ritchie. (R for violence, language throughout, sexual references and drug content.)

“GRETEL & HANSEL” — A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil. Starring Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige and Jessica De Gouw. Directed by Oz Perkins. (PG-13 for disturbing images/thematic content, and brief drug material.)

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL” — The gang is back but the game has changed. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. Directed by Jake Kasdan. (PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language.)

“THE LAST FULL MEASURE” — The true story of the fight to award the Congressional Medal of Honor to Airman William Pitsenbarger Jr. for his heroic and selfless actions on the battlefield 34 years earlier. Starring Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Jeremy Irvine, Diane Ladd and Samuel L. Jackson. Written and directed by Todd Robinson. (R for war violence and language.)

“LITTLE WOMEN” — Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War in this latest adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep. Directed by Greta Gerwig. (PG for thematic elements and brief smoking.)

“SPIES IN DISGUISE” — When the world’s best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on a nerdy tech officer to save the world in this animated adventure-comedy. Featuring the voices of Will Smith, Tom Holland, Karen Gillan and Rachel Brosnahan. Directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane. (PG for action, violence and rude humor.)

“STAR WARS — THE RISE OF SKYWALKER” — Rey’s journey continues as the surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the nine-film Skywalker saga. Starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Ian McDiarmid, Keri Russell and Kelly Marie Tran. Directed by J.J. Abrams. (PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action.)

“THE TURNING” — In this modern take on Henry James’ novella “The Turn of the Screw,” a young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. Starring Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince. Directed by Floria Sigismondi. (PG-13 for terror, violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some suggestive content.)

“UNDERWATER” — A crew of aquatic researchers work to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. Starring Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel and T.J. Miller. Directed by William Eubank. (PG-13 for sci-fi action and terror, and brief strong language.)

— Compiled by the Yakima Herald-Republic

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