NOW SHOWING AT THE CINEMA CENTRE 8:

“THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING”:  Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Sir Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be. (2:09). (Rated PG for fantasy action violence, scary images, thematic elements including some bullying, and language).

“ON THE BASIS OF SEX”: The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice. The biographical drama stars Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer. (2:00) (Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive content).

 “THE FAVOURITE”: Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. The period comedy drama was nominated for 5 Academy Awards including "Best Picture". (1:59). (Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language).

 “THE LEAST OF THESE”: As the social fabric of life in rural India disintegrates in the late 1990s, journalist Manav Banerjee (Sharman Joshi) moves with his pregnant wife to the town of Orissa in hope of a better life and the promise of a lucrative career. When speculation mounts that local Australian missionary Graham Staines (Stephen Baldwin) is illegally proselytizing leprosy patients, Manav agrees to investigate undercover for the newspaper. What he finds is a series of revelations that are difficult to fathom and even harder to explain, and Manav is forced to make a choice between his own ambition and the truth. In the end, his actions spark a tragic event that is felt around the world. Based on a true story and shot on location in India, "The Least of These" beautifully illustrates the power of love, hope and forgiveness to overcome hate.(1:52). (Rated PG-13 for thematic elements/disturbing images). EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 AT 7PM AT THE CINEMA CENTRE 8.

“DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY”: Goku and Vegeta encounter Broly, a Saiyan warrior unlike any fighter they’ve faced before in this Japanese made animated action fantasy. (1:40). (Rated PG for prolonged frenetic sequences of action and violence and for language). FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 AT THE CINEMA CENTRE 8.

“GLASS”:  Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy and James McAvoy. (2:09) (Rated PG-13 for violence including some bloody images, thematic elements, and language).

“A DOG’S WAY HOME”:  As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic, 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, she meets a series of new friends and manages to bring a little bit of comfort and joy to their lives. Starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Ashley Judd. (1:36) (Rated PG for thematic elements, some peril and language).

 “ESCAPE ROOM”:  Six adventurous strangers travel to a mysterious building to experience the escape room -- a game where players compete to solve a series of puzzles to win $1 million. What starts out as seemingly innocent fun soon turns into a living nightmare as the four men and two women discover each room is an elaborate trap that's part of a sadistic game of life or death. Starring Deborah Ann Woll and Taylor Russell. (1:40). (Rated PG-13 for terror/perilous action, violence, some suggestive material and language).

“AQUAMAN” SHOWING AT CINEMA CENTRE 8 AND MOVIES 6:  An action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime – one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…king. Please note:  feature times vary by theatre.  Starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard. (2:23) (Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language).

“BUMBLEBEE”: On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in the world, soon discovers the battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns that this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen. Please note:  feature times vary by theatre. Starring Hailee Steinfeld and Dylan O’Brien.(1:53) (Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence).

 “THE MULE”:  Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. When Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him. This movie is based on the true story of Leo Sharp. Starring Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper. (1:56) (Rated R for language throughout and brief sexuality/nudity).

Disney’s “MARY POPPINS RETURNS”:  In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Nominated for three Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture, Best Actress and Best Actor. Starring Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep. (2:10) (Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and brief action).

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“SERENITY”: Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her - and their young son - from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen's appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he'd tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems. (1:46). (Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, and some bloody images).

 “GREEN BOOK”:  Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. It was recently nominated for Best Motion Picture and Best Supporting Actor Oscars. Starred are Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. (2:10). (Rated PG-13 for thematic content, language including racial epithets, smoking, some violence and suggestive material.)

“THE UPSIDE”:  Phillip is a wealthy quadriplegic who needs a caretaker to help him with his day-to-day routine in his New York penthouse. He decides to hire Dell, a struggling parolee who's trying to reconnect with his ex and his young son. Despite coming from two different worlds, an unlikely friendship starts to blossom as fun-loving Dell shows curmudgeonly Phillip that life is worth living. This movie is inspired by a true story. Starring Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman. (2:05) (Rated PG-13 for suggestive content and drug use).

“AQUAMAN” SHOWING AT CINEMA CENTRE 8 AND MOVIES 6:  An action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime – one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…king. Please note:  feature times vary by theatre.  Starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard. (2:23). (Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.)

“SPIDER-MAN:  INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE”:  Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world. Academy Award nominated for Best Animated Motion Picture. Featuring the voices of Shameik Moore and Nicolas Cage. (1:57). (Rated PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language).

Disney’s “RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET”:  Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Motion Picture. Featuring the voices of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman. (1:52) (Rated PG for some action and rude humor).

ALSO RETURNING THIS WEEK AT MOVIES SIX AT SHAWNEE MALL

 Three “Best Picture” Oscar Nominees:

“A STAR IS BORN” (R) (2:16) Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga.

“VICE” (R) (2:12), Christian Bale, Amy Adams.

“BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” (PG-13) (2:14) Rami Malek.

NOW SHOWING AT THE HORNBECK and PENTHOUSE TWIN THEATRE:

“THE GRINCH”: Based on Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it's a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Whoville when he runs out of food. Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter, and louder celebration. It features the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch and Angela Lansbury. (1:26). (Rated PG for brief rude humor).

 “FANTASTIC BEASTS:  THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD”:  In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, though he's unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. Starred are Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston. (2:14) (Rated PG-13 for some sequences of fantasy action.)

“INSTANT FAMILY”:  When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child, but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hope of becoming a family. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. (1:58) (Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual material, language and some drug references.)