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Feb. 9 Movie Capsules

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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in “Fifty Shades Freed.”

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Friday, February 9, 2018

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

12 STRONG — The story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/​11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. (2 hours, 10 minutes) Rated R.

DARKEST HOUR — During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds. (2 hours, 5 minutes) Rated PG-13.

DEN OF THIEVES — Gritty crime saga follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank. (2 hours, 20 minutes) Rated R.

*FIFTY SHADES FREED — Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship. (1 hour, 45 minutes) Rated R.

FOREVER MY GIRL — After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind. (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated PG.

HOSTILES  — In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. (2 hours, 14 minutes) Rated R.

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.

LADY BIRD — In 2002, an artistically inclined 17-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, Calif. (1 hour, 34 minutes) Rated R.

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE — Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the “Flare.” (2 hours, 22 minutes) Rated PG-13.

PADDINGTON 2 — Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. (1 hour, 43 minutes) Rated PG.

*PETER RABBIT — Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. (1 hour, 33 minutes) Rated PG.

PROUD MARY — Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary’s life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes awry. (1 hour, 29 minutes) Rated R.

*THE 15:17 TO PARIS — Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. (1 hour, 34 minutes) Rated PG-13.

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 POST — A cover-up that spanned four U.S. presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. (1 hour, 56 minutes) Rated PG-13.

THE SHAPE OF WATER — At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. (2 hours, 3 minutes) Rated R.

WINCHESTER — An eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle. (1 hour, 39 minutes) Rated PG-13.

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