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Movie showings this week

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

NOW SHOWING AT THE CINEMA CENTRE 8:

“1917”: During World War I, two British soldiers -- Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake -- receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades -- including Blake's own brother. “1917” won Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture and Best Director. Starring Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay. (1:59) (Rated R: for violence, some disturbing images, and language.)

“UNDERWATER”: A crew of aquatic researchers work to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean seabed to fear. Starring Kristen Stewart and T. J. Miller. (1:35) (Rated PG-13: for sci-fi action and terror, and brief strong language.)

“THE GRUDGE”: After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a single mother and young detective tries to investigate and solve the case. Later, she discovers the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. Now, she runs to save herself and her son from demonic spirits from the cursed house in her neighborhood. Starring Tara Westwood and David Lawrence Brown. (1:33) (Rated R: for disturbing violence and bloody images, terror and some language.)

“SPIES IN DISGUISE”: Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can't learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. Featuring the voices of Will Smith and Tom Holland. (1:41) (Rated PG: for action, violence, and rude humor.)

“STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER” SHOWING AT CINEMA CENTRE 8 AND MOVIES 6: The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences. Please note: feature times vary by theatre. Starring Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley. (2:21) (Rated PG-13: for sci-fi violence and action.)

“JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL” SHOWING AT CINEMA CENTRE 8 AND MOVIES 6: The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game. Please note: feature times vary by theatre. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. (2:03) (Rated PG-13: for adventure action, suggestive content and some language.)

“KNIVES OUT”: Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in this fun, modern-day murder mystery. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. Everyone is a suspect, from Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff. Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. This movie has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Starring Daniel Craig and Chris Evans. (2:10) (Rated PG-13: for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material.)

DISNEY’S “FROZEN II”: Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough. Nominated for two Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture – Animated. Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff. (1:43) (Rated PG: for action/peril and some thematic elements.)

NOW SHOWING AT MOVIES SIX AT SHAWNEE MALL:

“JUST MERCY”: A powerful and thought-provoking true-story, "Just Mercy" follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley. One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian, who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them. Starring Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson. (2:16) (Rated PG-13: for thematic content including some racial epithets.)

“LIKE A BOSS”: Best friends Mia and Mel run their own cosmetics company -- a business they built from the ground up. But they're also in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a buyout offer from an industry titan proves too tempting to pass up. The beauty business is now about to get ugly as the proposal puts Mia and Mel's lifelong friendship to the ultimate test. Starring Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish. (1:23) (Rated R: for language, crude sexual material, and drug use.)

“BOMBSHELL”: In 2016, Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News, was hit with a slew of sexual harassment allegations from various working women in the media. This movie takes a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it. Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie each received a Golden Globe nomination for their roles in this film. Starring Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman. (1:49) (Rated R: for sexual material and language throughout.)

“LITTLE WOMEN”: Following the lives of four sisters, Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg, as they come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. Though all very different from each other, the March sisters stand by each other through difficult and changing times. Saoirse Ronan has received a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination for her role in this movie. Starring Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson. (2:14) (Rated PG: for thematic elements and brief smoking.)

“UNCUT GEMS”: A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. Starring Adam Sandler and Julia Fox. (2:15) (Rated R: for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use.)

“STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER” SHOWING AT CINEMA CENTRE 8 AND MOVIES 6: The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences. Please note: feature times vary by theatre. Starring Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley. (2:21) (Rated PG-13: for sci-fi violence and action.)

“JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL” SHOWING AT CINEMA CENTRE 8 AND MOVIES 6: The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game. Please note: feature times vary by theatre. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. (2:03) (Rated PG-13: for adventure action, suggestive content and some language.)

NOW SHOWING AT THE HORNBECK and PENTHOUSE TWIN THEATRE:

“CATS”: A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Starring Taylor Swift and Idris Elba. (1:50) (Rated PG: for some rude and suggestive humor.)

“BLACK AND BLUE”: A rookie policewoman in New Orleans inadvertently captures the shooting death of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the only person from the community who's willing to help her. Now, she finds herself on the run from both the vengeful criminals and the lawmen who desperately want to destroy the incriminating footage. Starring Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson. (1:48) (Rated R: for violence and language.)

“MIDWAY”: On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese forces launch a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. naval base in Hawaii. Six months later, the Battle of Midway commences on June 4, 1942, as the Japanese navy once again plans a strike against American ships in the Pacific. For the next three days, the U.S. Navy and a squad of brave fighter pilots engage the enemy in one of the most important and decisive battles of World War II. Starring Patrick Wilson and Woody Harrelson. (2:18) (Rated PG-13: for sequences of war violence and related images, language and smoking.)