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Movie Capsules

Dec. 29 Movie Capsules

Film Review Downsizing

Matt Damon appears in a scene from “Downsizing.”

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

*ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD — The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather J. Paul Getty to pay the ransom. (2 hours, 12 minutes) Rated R. 

COCO — Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery. (1 hour, 49 minutes) Rated PG. 

DADDY’S HOME 2 — Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays. (1 hour, 40 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

DOWNSIZING — A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself. (2 hours, 15 minutes) Rated R. 

FATHER FIGURES  — Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him. (1 hour, 53 minutes) Rated R. 

FERDINAND — After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. (1 hour, 46 minutes) Rated PG. 

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE — Four teen-agers discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they chose. (1 hour, 59 minutes) Rated PG-13.

JUSTICE LEAGUE — Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. (2 hours) Rated PG-13. 

PITCH PERFECT 3 — Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices. (1 hour, 33 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI — Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.(2 hours, 32 minutes) Rated PG-13.

THE DISASTER ARTIST — When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated R.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN — An original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. (1 hour, 45 minutes) Rated PG. 

THE STAR — A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas. (1 hour, 26 minutes) Rated PG. 

WONDER — The inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. (1 hour, 53 minutes) Rated PG.

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