Capsule review of movies in local theaters

Aquaman” HH

Arthur Curry (Jason Mamoa) inherits Atlantis, the undersea kingdom, and must learn to lead it. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinema, Two Rivers Cinema, Lexington Cinema

Bad Times at El Royale” HH½

A group of strangers meet at the El Royale, a rundown hotel in Lake Tahoe. Before the night is over, everyone will get a chance at redemption, before it all goes bad. Rated R.

Showing: Marketplace

If Beale Street Could Talk” HHHH

A pregnant woman in Harlem and her family work to prove the woman’s fiancé is not guilty of a crime. Rated R.

Showing: Aperture, Grand 18

Ben is Back” HHH

Ben (Lucas Hedges) is a drug-addicted teenager who appears at his family’s home on Christmas. Julia Roberts plays his mother, Holly. Hedges attended the UNC School of the Arts. Rated R.

Showing: Aperture, Grand 18, RED Cinema

Bohemian Rhapsody” HH

Story of the legendary rock band Queen and its lead singer, Freddie Mercury. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Marketplace, RED Cinema

Bumblebee” HH

Charlie is about to celebrate her 18th birthday when she finds Bumblebee. It’s not your typical VW Beetle. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinema, Starmount, Lexington Cinema

A Dog’s Way Home” HH

Bella (voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard) is separated from and travels 400 miles to find her owner. Rated PG.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, Liberty Twin, Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema, Lexington Cinema

Dragon Ball Super: Broly” HH

Broly is a Saiyan warrior who is more fierce than any that Goku and Vegeta have ever encountered. Rated PG.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” HH

The Grinch plots to destroy Christmas for the citizens of Whoville. Rated PG.

Showing: Marketplace

Escape Room” HH

Six strangers must band together to escape or die. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinema, Two Rivers Cinema, Lexington Cinema

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” HHH

Newt Scamander chases Grindelwald, who has escaped from jail. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Marketplace

The Favourite” HHH½

When Queen Anne was on the English throne, her health was beginning to fail and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill was reigning on her behalf. Abigail, whose aristocratic family has lost its importance, arrives, and Sarah mentors her. Soon, Abigail sees a way back to her aristocratic heritage. Rated R.

Showing: RED Cinema

Glass” HH

A security guard (Bruce Willis) tracks a man with 24 personalities (James McAvoy). Samuel L. Jackson also stars. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema, RED Cinema, Liberty Twin, Lexington Cinema

Green Book” HHH½

Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is an Italian American driver from New York who is hired to chauffeur Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), an African American classical pianist, through the south in the 1960s. Rated PG-13.

Showing: RED Cinema, Two Rivers Cinema

How to Marry a Millionaire” HHH

Three women (Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe) try to find and marry millionaires, but discover money isn’t everything. Not rated.

Showing: Marketplace, today only

Instant Family” HH

A couple (Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne) adopt three children. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Marketplace

Mary Poppins Returns” HHH

The magical Mary Poppins comes back to help the Banks children, now adults, and Michael’s children through a terrible loss. Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda star. Rated PG.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinema

Mary Queen of Scots” HH½

Mary Stuart tries to overthrow her cousin, Queen Elizabeth of England. The scheme fails, and Mary is imprisoned and eventually executed. Rated R.

Showing: RED Cinema

The Mule” HH

A 90-year-old World War II veteran is charged with smuggling $3 million in cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel. Based on a true story. Starring and directed by Clint Eastwood. Also starring Bradley Cooper, Dianne Wiest and Laurence Fishburne. Rated R.

Showing: Grand 18, RED Cinema, Starmount, Lexington Cinema

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” HH

A young girl disappears into a parallel world filled with gingerbread men and an army of mice. Rated PG.

Showing: Marketplace

On the Basis of Sex” HH

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsberg from her days as a law student to her appointment to the Supreme Court. Felicity Jones stars. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Aperture, Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinema

Ralph Breaks the Internet” HH

Ralph and Vanellope have a new set of adventures after they find a Wi-Fi router in their arcade. Rated PG.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12

Replicas” HH

After the family of a scientist is killed in a car wreck, he becomes obsessed with bringing them back to life. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, Lexington Cinema

Second Act” HH

A retail clerk (Jennifer Lopez) shows advertising executives how to market their products to real people. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12

Shoplifters” HHHH

A Japanese couple and their family shoplift to help make ends meet. But everything changes when the family takes in a young girl. Rated R.

Showing: Aperture, RED Cinema

Smokey and the Bandit” HH

Bandit (Burt Reynolds) and Cletus (Jerry Reed) pick up a load of Coors beer in Texas and get it back to Georgia in 28 hours. They are being chased by Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) whose son, Junior, (Mike Henry) was jilted by Carrie (Sally Field) who is riding with Bandit. Rated PG.

Showing: Marketplace, Jan. 24 only

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse” HHH½

Spiderman and some of his compatriots from other dimensions team up to stop a threat to reality. Rated PG.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinema, Lexington Cinema

A Star Is Born” HHH½

A musician (Bradley Cooper) helps an aspiring singer (Lady Gaga) reach her dreams. As her star rises, his begins to fall. Rated R.

Showing: Marketplace

The Upside” H

A wealthy quadriplegic (Bryan Cranston) hires an unemployed man with a criminal record (Kevin Hart) to take care of him. Nicole Kidman also stars. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinema, Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema, Lexington Cinema

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