Film Clips: Nov. 21, 2019


Nov. 22

“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.)

“FROZEN II” (three versions: digital, digital with Atmos sound; 3D with Atmos sound) — 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.)

“PAIN & GLORY” — A film director reflects on the choices he’s made in life as past and present come crashing down around him. Starring Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia and Leonardo Sbaraglia. Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. (R for drug use, some graphic nudity and language.)


Nov. 27

“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.)

“QUEEN & SLIM” — A couple’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith and Chloë Sevigny. Directed by Melina Matsoukas. (R for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use.)


Nov. 21

“Arctic Dogs”

“Black and Blue”

“Zombieland: Double Tap”


Nov. 26

“Motherless Brooklyn”



“The Addams Family”


Ending Tuesday, Nov. 26: “Joker”

Opening Wednesday, Nov. 27: “Knives Out” (Atmos sound)

“Ford v. Ferrari”

“Zombieland: Double Tap”


Dec. 10: “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)


Tickets for December’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” are on sale at


“ABOMINABLE” (ending Tuesday, Nov. 26) — (PG for some action and mild rude humor.)

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY” (ending Tuesday, Nov. 26) — (PG for macabre and suggestive humor, and some action.)

“CHARLIE’S ANGELS” — When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie’s Angels are called into action in this reboot of the movie reboot of the TV show. Starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska and Elizabeth Banks, who also wrote and directed. (PG-13 for action/violence, language and some suggestive material.)

“COUNTDOWN” — When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. Starring Elizabeth Lail, Anne Winters and Charlie McDermott. Directed by Justin Dec. (PG-13 for terror, violence, bloody images, suggestive material, language and thematic elements.)

“DOCTOR SLEEP” — Years after the events of “The Shining,” a now-adult Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) meets a young girl with similar powers and tries to protect her from a cult whose members prey on children with powers to remain immortal. Also starring Kyliegh Curran, Rebecca Ferguson and Carel Struycken. Directed by Mike Flanagan, who wrote the script with Stephen King, based on his novel. (R for disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity and drug use.)

“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.)

“THE GOOD LIAR” — A career con artist (Ian McKellen) trying to swindle a well-to-do widow (Helen Mirren) starts to care for her too much, jeopardizing his plan. Directed by Bill Condon. (R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity.)

“HARRIET” — The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, who used courage, ingenuity and tenacity to free hundreds of slaves. Starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. and Joe Alwyn. Directed by Kasi Lemmons. (PG-13 for thematic content throughout, violent material and language including racial epithets.)

“JOJO RABBIT” — A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home in this comedy-drama. Starring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi (who also directed), Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson. (PG-13 for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, violence and language.)

“JOKER” — A gritty character study of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society who would eventually become Batman’s greatest foil. Also starring Robert De Niro and Zazie Beetz. Directed by Todd Phillips. (R for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images.)

“LAST CHRISTMAS” — Emilia Clarke stars as Kate, who’s working as a Santa’s elf in a year-round Christmas shop, whose life takes a turn when a young man enters her life. Also starring Henry Golding, Emma Thompson (who co-wrote the screenplay) and Michelle Yeoh. Directed by Paul Feig. (PG-13 for language and sexual content.)

“THE LIGHTHOUSE” — A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Also starring Valeriia Karaman. Directed by Robert Eggers, who co-wrote the screenplay. (R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images and some language.)

“MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL” — Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Elle Fanning. Directed by Joachim Rønning. (Rated PG for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and brief scary images.)

“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, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas and Mandy Moore. (PG-13 for sequences of war violence and related images, language and smoking.)

“MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN” (ending Tuesday, Nov. 26) — (R for language throughout including some sexual references, brief drug use and violence.)

“PARASITE” (ending Tuesday, Nov. 26) — (R for language, some violence and sexual content.)

“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.)

“RADIOFLASH” — When a nuclear device causes an electromagnetic pulse that kills power to more than 200 million people, a teenage girl must help lead her family to survival in a dark new world. Starring Brighton Sharbino, Dominic Monaghan and Will Patton. Written and directed by Ben McPherson. (Unrated)

“TERMINATOR: DARK FATE” — Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and a hybrid cyborg-human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future. Also starring Mackenzie Davis, Edward Furlong, Gabriel Luna and, yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger! (If you’re wondering, this is a direct sequel to 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”; sorry if you forked out cash for all those other Terminators.) Directed by Tim Miller. (R for violence throughout, language and brief nudity.)

— Compiled by the Yakima Herald-Republic

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