Film Clips: Nov. 7, 2019


“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.)

“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.)

“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.)

“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.)


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“The Current War”

“It: Chapter Two”

“Downton Abbey”


Tuesday, Nov. 12: “The Great Escape”

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


“Terminator: Dark Fate” (Atmos sound)

“Zombieland: Double Tap”



“ABOMINABLE” — A magical Yeti must return to his family in this animated adventure-comedy from DreamWorks Animation. With the voices of Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor and Eddie Izzard. Directed by Jill Culton and Todd Wilderman. (PG for some action and mild rude humor.)

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY” — An animated version of Charles Addams’ forever-popular series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family. With the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Bette Midler and Snoop Dogg. Directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon. (PG for macabre and suggestive humor, and some action.)

“ARCTIC DOGS” — Swifty the arctic fox yearns to become top dog, so he commandeers a sled to deliver a package, only to stumble upon a hidden fortress in this animated adventure-comedy. With the voices of Jeremy Renner, John Cleese, Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Heidi Klum and Anjelica Huston. Directed by Aaron Woodley. (PG for some mild action and rude humor.)

“BLACK AND BLUE” — A rookie police officer in New Orleans has to balance her identity as a black woman with her role as a police officer when she witnesses other officers committing murder. Starring Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Mike Colter and Frank Grillo. Directed by Deon Taylor. (R for violence and language.)

“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.)

“GEMINI MAN” — An over-the-hill hit man (Will Smith) faces off against a younger clone of himself (Will Smith). Also starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Benedict Wong and Clive Owen. Directed by Ang Lee. (PG-13 for violence and action throughout, and brief strong language.)

“GREENER GRASS” — Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field. Starring Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, both of whom also wrote and directed, and Beck Bennett. (Unrated)

“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.)

“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.)

“MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL” (Atmos sound) — 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.)

“MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN” — A lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s syndrome works to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend in 1950s New York. Starring Edward Norton (who also directs), Dallas Roberts, Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Alec Baldwin. (R for language throughout including some sexual references, brief drug use and violence.)

“RAMBO: LAST BLOOD” — Almost four decades after they drew first blood, John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission (or so we’re told). Also starring Paz Vega and Yvette Monreal. Directed by Adrian Grunberg. (R for strong graphic violence, grisly images, drug use and language.)

“SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK” — A group of teenagers must face their fears. Starring Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza and Gabriel Rush. Directed by Andre Ovredal. (PG-13 for terror/violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithets, and brief sexual references.)

“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.)

“ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP” —The gang moves to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies and fellow survivors. Starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch and Bill Murray. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. (R for bloody violence, language throughout, some drug and sexual content.)

— Compiled by the Yakima Herald-Republic

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