Movies Released December 22, 2017

Friday, December 22

113 mins

Father Figures

Owen Wilson and Ed Helms star as fraternal twins Kyle and Peter who accidentally discover they've been living with a lie all their lives. The kindly man in the photo on their mantle isn't their father after all, but an invention their mother (Glenn Close) concocted to conceal the truth: that she actually doesn't know who their real father is. See, it was the seventies, and things were crazy, and...well, you know.
J.K. Simmons, Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Ving Rhames, Ivan Reitman, Justin Malen, Glenn Close, Tom Pollock
Comedy
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Pitch Perfect 3

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.
Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Kay Cannon, Mike White, Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson
Comedy Sequel Musical
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
135 mins

Downsizing

Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.
Kristen Wiig, Alec Baldwin, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Damon, Jim Burke, Margo Martindale
Drama Comedy
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Post

In June 1971, The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation’s major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four US Presidents. At the time, the Post’s Katherine Graham (Streep) was still finding her footing as the country’s first female newspaper publisher, and Ben Bradlee (Hanks), the paper’s volatile, driven editor, was trying to enhance the stature of the struggling, local paper. Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Administration’s unprecedented attempt to restrict the first amendment.
Tom Hanks, Bradley Whitford, Steven Spielberg, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Brie, Amy Pascal, Josh Singer
Drama True Story
117 mins

Bright

Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a deadly, thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.
Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Lucy Fry, Noomi Rapace, Ike Barinholtz, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz
Action Adventure Fantasy Thriller
127 mins

Hostiles

The story centers on a Native American-hating soldier, nearing retirement, who is given one last assignment: to escort an Indian chief back to his Montana reservation. In the process, which includes coming across a young widow and fighting back attacks by Comanche tribes, he learns to respect the race he hates.
Christian Bale, Jon Lesher, Ken Kao, Scott Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane
Drama Western

Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds

After dying unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by three guardians, where only after passing seven trials and proving he lived a noble life will he be able to reincarnate.
Yong-hwa Kim
Fantasy
98 mins

Hangman

Decorated homicide detective Ray Archer (Al Pacino) partners with criminal profiler Will Ruiney (Karl Urban) to catch one of the city's notoriously vicious serial killers, who is playing a twisted version of murder using the child's game… HANGMAN, while journalist Christi Davies (Brittany Snow) reports on the crime spree, shadowing the detectives.
Johnny Martin, Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow, Michael Caissie, Phil Hawkins, Charles Hutting
Action Crime
110 mins

Happy End

Focuses on a wealthy family in northern France, oblivious to the misery of the migrant camps in the nearby city of Calais.
Matthieu Kassovitz, Michael Haneke, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert
Drama

Friday, December 22