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Jan. 25 Movie Capsules

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Friday, January 25, 2019

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

A DOG’S WAY HOME — A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner. (1 hour, 36 minutes) Rated PG. 

AQUAMAN — Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world. (2 hours, 23 minutes) Rated PG-13.

BEN IS BACK — A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family's home on Christmas Eve. (1 hour, 43 minutes) Rated R. 

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY — The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). (2 hours, 15 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

BUMBLEBEE — On the run, in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. (1 hour, 53 minutes) Rated PG-13.

*DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY —  Goku and Vegeta encounter Broly, a Saiyan warrior unlike any fighter they've faced before. (1 hour, 40 minutes) Rated PG. 

GLASS — Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. (2 hours, 9 minutes) 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. 

ESCAPE ROOM — Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive. (1 hour, 40 minutes) Rated R.

HOLMES AND WATSON — A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. (1 hour, 30 minutes) Rated PG-13.

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK — A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime. (1 hour, 59 minutes) Rated R. 

MARY POPPINS RETURNS — Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. (2 hours, 10 minutes) Rated PG.

THE MULE — A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel. (1 hour, 56 minutes) Rated R.

THE UPSIDE — A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him. (2 hours, 5 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

ON THE BASIS OF SEX — The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. (2 hours) Rated PG-13. 

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET — Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. (1 hour, 52 minutes) Rated PG.

REPLICAS — A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident. (1 hour, 47 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

SECOND ACT — A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do. (1 hour, 43 minutes) Rated PG-13.

*SERENITY — The mysterious past of a fishing boat captain comes back to haunt him, when his ex-wife tracks him down with a desperate plea for help, ensnaring his life in a new reality that may not be all that it seems. (1 hour, 46 minutes) Rated R. 

SPIDER-MAN: IN THE SPIDER-VERSE — Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality. (1 hour, 57 minutes) Rated PG.

 

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