Movie Capsules, March 15
Friday, March 15, 2019
Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL — A deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is. (2 hours, 2 minutes) Rated PG-13.
A STAR IS BORN — A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. (2 hours, 16 minutes) Rated R.
CAPTAIN MARVEL — Captain Marvel gets caught in the middle of an intergalactic war between two extraterrestrial races. (2 hours, 4 minutes) Rated PG-13.
*CAPTIVE STATE — Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, the film explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents. (1 hour, 29 minutes) Rated PG-13.
COLD PURSUIT — A snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film ‘In Order of Disappearance.’ (1 hour, 58 minutes) Rated R.
*FIVE FEET APART — Unlike most teenagers, 17-year-old Stella Grant she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control, all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow CF patient named Will Newman. (2 hours) Rated PG-13.
GREEN BOOK — A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. (2 hours, 10 minutes) Rated PG-13.
GRETA — A young woman befriends a lonely widow who’s harboring a dark and deadly agenda towards her. (1 hour, 38 minutes) Rated R.
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD — When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated PG.
THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART — It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. (1 hour, 46 minutes) Rated PG.
*NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE — Based on the popular book by Carolyn Keene, this mystery finds amateur sleuth Nancy Drew determined to rope her boyfriend, Ted , into helping her investigate the strange occurrences that elderly sisters Rosemary and Floretta Turnbull have been experiencing in their Victorian-era house. When the Turnbulls are accused of murder, Nancy must act quickly to save the sisters from jail. (1 hour, 29 minutes) Rated PG
TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL — A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unsavory family secrets. Rated PG-13.
WHAT MEN WANT — A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men’s thoughts. (1 hour, 57 minutes) Rated R.
*WONDER PARK — This is the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. (1 hour, 25 minutes) Rated PG.