GRAND ABC, EMPIRE PREMIERE, BEIRUT SOUKS, DUNES, GALAXY, VOX BEIRUT CITY CENTER, ABC DBAYEH, CINEMALL, CINEMACITY, ESPACE, LAS SALINAS, CITY COMPLEX, GRAND SAIDA Justin Kurzel, 2016 (PG-13*) 2.5/10 Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) learns he’s descended from a secret society of assassins. When a revolutionary technology unlocks his genetic memories, he experiences the adventures of his 15th-century Spanish ancestor, Aguilar, amassing the skills needed to confront the oppressive and powerful Templars.
GRAND ABC, EMPIRE PREMIERE, BEIRUT SOUKS, CINEMACITY Morten Tyldum, 2016 (PG-13*) 4/10 In its 120-year voyage to a distant colony with its 5,259-person cargo, Starship Avalon malfunctions, causing two hibernation pods to open prematurely. Still 90 years from their destination, the awoken Jim Preston and Aurora Dunn do stuff.
BEIRUT SOUKS, GALAXY, VOX BEIRUT CITY CENTER, CINEMALL, CINEMACITY John Hamburg, 2016 (R*) 4/10 Over the holidays, an overprotective father named Ned and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley-billionaire boyfriend, Laird. Lost in this glamorous hightech world, Ned’s panic level rises when he learns Laird’s intentions.
BEIRUT SOUKS, DUNES, VOX BEIRUT CITY CENTER, ABC DBAYEH, CINEMALL, CINEMACITY, LAS SALINAS, GRAND SAIDA Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings, 2016 (PG*) 7.5/10 In this ad for American Idol, an optimistic koala named Buster Moon presides over a oncegrand theater that’s fallen on hard times. Buster’s final chance to restore his fading jewel is to produce a singing competition.
OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
VOX BEIRUT CITY CENTER, CINEMACITY Josh Gordon, Will Speck, 2016 (R*) 4.9/10 When the company CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he and his chief technical officer must rally their coworkers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.
OZZY: FAST & FURRY
VOX BEIRUT CITY CENTER, CINEMALL Alberto Rodriguez, Nacho La Casa, 2016 (NA*) NA When the Martins leave on a long trip where no dogs are allowed, the idyllic life of Ozzy, the family beagle, is turned upside down. Stuff happens.
DEMAIN TOUT COMMENCE
GRAND ABC, ABC DBAYEH Hugo Gelin, 2016 (NA*) NA Samuel, a hard-partying Marseillais, is awoken one morning by a woman carrying what she claims is his baby. Left with a wailing infant, Samuel follows her to London, where he finds work and raises it by himself.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
BEIRUT SOUKS, VOX BEIRUT CITY CENTER Gareth Edwards, 2016 (PG-13*) 6.6/10 When Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, criminal rebel soldier Jyn Erso – with help from rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces – will do stuff.
BEIRUT SOUKS, GALAXY, DUNES, VOX BEIRUT CITY CENTER, CINEMALL, CINEMACITY, ESPACE, LAS SALINAS, CITY COMPLEX, GRAND SAIDA Elie Habib, 2016 (NA*) NA Samar and her two brothers make a living from burglaries and armed robberies. When the gang volunteers with the civil defense to execute a big robbery, Samar falls in love with the civil defense chief, and things take a hilarious, thrilling, unpredictable and suspenseful turn.
BEIRUT SOUKS David Frankel, 2016 (PG-13*) 3/10 Retreating from life after a tragedy, Will Smith questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Unexpected answers come and he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
GRAND ABC, BEIRUT SOUKS, DUNES, GALAXY, VOX BEIRUT CITY CENTER, CINEMALL, CINEMACITY, CITY COMPLEX Ron Clements, et al, 2016 (PG*) 7.9/10 When a terrible curse is visited upon ancient Polynesia, an impetuous chieftain’s daughter seeks out a demigod who can set things right.
EMPIRE PREMIERE Garth Davis, 2016 (PG-13*) 7/10 A 5-year-old boy gets lost on the streets of Kolkata, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives to be adopted by Nicole Kidman and, 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
YALLA AAQBELKON CHABAB
BEIRUT SOUKS, CINEMACITY Chadi Hanna, 2016 (NA*) NA In this sequel to “Yalla Aaqbelkon,” Walid, Hatem, Ziad and Mazen are four successful pals in their 40s who meet Sundays to play poker and swap stories. Naturally they’re expected to marry.
VOX BEIRUT CITY CENTER Mel Gibson, 2016 (R*) 7.8/10 U.S. Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first conscientious objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.