Film Clips: Jan. 9, 2020


“1917” (Atmos sound) — 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.)

“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.)

“THREE CHRISTS” — A doctor treats three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believe they are Jesus Christ. Starring Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins and Bradley Whitford. Directed by Jon Avnet. (R for disturbing material, sexual content and brief drug use.)

“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.)



“Black Christmas”

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”


Ending Thursday: “Knives Out”

Opening Friday: “1917” (Atmos sound)

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

“Jumanji: The Next Level”


Tuesday, Jan. 14: “The Outsiders”


“21 BRIDGES” — An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. Starring Chadwick Boseman, J.K. Simmons and Sienna Miller. Directed by Brian Kirk. (R for violence and language throughout.)

“A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD” — Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” fame and journalist Tom Junod. Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys and Christine Lahti. Directed by Marielle Heller. (PG for some strong thematic material, a brief fight and some mild language.)

“CATS” — A film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved smash musical “Cats” and the poems from “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot. Starring Judi Dench, Ian McKenne, Idris Elba, Francesca Hayward, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and James Corden. Directed by Tom Hooper. (PG for some rude and suggestive humor.)

“FORD v. FERRARI” — An American car designer and driver battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale and Caitriona Balfe. Directed by James Mangold. (PG-13 for some language and peril.)

“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 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.)

“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.)

“MIDWAY” — The story of the Battle of Midway in World War II, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it, at least according to director Roland Emmerich. Starring Woody Harrelson, Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson and Luke Evans. (PG-13 for sequences of war violence and related images, language and smoking.)

“PLAYING WITH FIRE” — A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids. Starring John Cena, Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key and Brianna Hildebrand. Directed by Andy Fickman. (PG for rude humor, some suggestive material and mild peril.)

“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.)

“UNCUT GEMS” — A charismatic New York City jeweler makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime in this dramatic turn starring Adam Sandler. Also starring Julia Fox and Kevin Garnett. Directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie. (R for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use.)

— Compiled by the Yakima Herald-Republic

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