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Movies in theaters for Christmas weekend

Posted at 2:29 PM, Dec 21, 2018

Aquaman - Now Playing
PG-13 | 2 hr 23 min

Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison
Director: James Wan

Avicii: True Stories - Now Playing
No Rating | 1 hr 37 min

Cast: Avicii

Director: Levan Tsikurishvili

Backtrace - Now Playing
R | 1 hr 27 min

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Matthew Modine, Meadow Williams, Jesse Pruett, Swen Temmel, Christopher McDonald, Jenna Willis, Ryan Guzman

Director: Brian A. Miller

Between Worlds - Now Playing
R | 1 hr 30 min

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Franka Potente, Lydia Hearst, Penelope Mitchell, Garrett Clayton, Brit Shaw, Hopper Penn, Richard Pait

Director: Maria Pulera

Bumblebee - Now Playing
PG-13 | 1 hr 54 min

Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider, Angela Bassett

Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner, Chris Brigham

Director: Travis Knight

Synopsis: On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Capernaum - Now Playing
R | 2 hr 10 min

Cast: Nadine Labaki, Kawthar Al Haddad, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Fadi Yousef

Director: Nadine Labaki

Destroyer - Opening Christmas Day
R | 2 hr 3 min

Staring: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Bradley Whitford

What the Director says:

Destroyer is, at its core, a film about confronting your mistakes and making the brave decision to be accountable for your actions. Within the relatable frameworks of crime thriller and cop movie, it’s also an insistent character study, hinging on the wounded but resilient psychic landscape of an LAPD detective named Erin Bell. The criminal underworld she investigates, alongside a storytelling structure that allows for narrative surprise, recall films like Heat and The Usual Suspects. But the film also allows intimate access to her in a tradition of genre films as varied as Taxi Driver, A Prophet, or Nightcrawler. It’s made more modern and relevant by its complicated female lead, and I can’t think of a time when I’ve loved a character more.
Karyn Kusama

Mary Poppins Returns - Now Playing
PG | 2 hr 10 min

Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Colin Firth

Director: Rob Marshall

Mortal Engines - Now Playing
PG-13 | 2 hr 8 min

Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae , Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Lang

Director: Christian Rivers

On The Basis of Sex - Opening Christmas Day
PG-13 | 2 hrs

Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux

Directed By: Mimi Leder

Renegades - Now Playing
PG-13 | 1 hr 46 min

Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, J.K. Simmons, Charlie Bewley, Clemens Schick, Diarmaid Murtagh, Sylvia Hoeks, Joshua Henry, Dimitri Leonidas

Director: Steven Quale

Second Act - Now Playing
PG-13 | 1hr 44 min

Staring: Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini, Milo Ventimiglia

Directed by: Peter Segal

Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse - Now Playing
PG | 1 hr 57 min

Staring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoe Kravitz,
John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey

What the Directors say:

“What drew us to Spider-Verse was the fact that it gave us the opportunity to tell the Spider-Man story in a completely new and revolutionary way for the current generation. The movie explores the superhero experience from a fresh angle, while dealing with larger universal themes such as coming of age, taking action and finding your purpose in this world.”
Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

Stan & Ollie - Opening Dec. 28
PG | 1 hr 37 min

Cast: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Danny Huston

Director: Jon S. Baird

Vice - Opening Christmas Day
R | 2 hr 12 min

Staring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell

Directed by: Adam McKay

Vox Lux - Now Playing
R | 1 hr 50 min

Cast: Natalie Portman, Raffey Cassidy, Jude Law, Stacy Martin, Christopher Abbott, Maria Dizzia, Meg Gibson, Daniel London

Director: Brady Corbet

Welcome to Marwen - Now Playing
PG-13 - 1 hr 56 min

Staring: Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Zero: Now playing
NO RATING | 2 hr 44 min

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif

Director: Aanand L. Rai