Film Clips: Feb. 6, 2020

OPENING FRIDAY

“BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) — 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)

ENDING THURSDAY

“Just Mercy”

“Midway”

THE ORION

Ending Thursday: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Opening Friday: “Birds of Prey” (Atmos sound)

“Bad Boys for Life”

“1917”

CLASSIC TUESDAY (ORION)

Tuesday: “Sabrina” (1954)

March 9: “Hoosiers”

HELD OVER

“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.)

“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.)

“THE GRUDGE” — A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. Starring Tara Westwood, Junko Bailey and David Lawrence Brown. Directed by Nicolas Pesce. (R for disturbing violence and bloody images, terror and some language.)

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

“KNIVES OUT” — A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family in this Agatha Christie-meets-Alfred Hitchcock whodunit. Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Anna de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell and Christopher Plummer. Written and directed by Rian Johnson. (PG-13 for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material.)

“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.)

“LIKE A BOSS” — Two friends with very different ideals start a beauty company together. Starring Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne and Salma Hayek. Directed by Miguel Arteta. (R for language, crude sexual material and drug use.)

“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.)

“THE RHYTHM SECTION” — A woman seeks revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family. Starring Blake Lively, Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown. Directed by Reed Morano. (R for violence, sexual content, language throughout, and some drug use.)

“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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