WHAT’S PLAYING AT THE MOVIES
BOHEMIAN — A chronicle RHAPSODY of the years (PG13) leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language. 134 minutes. Greg’s Grade: B. At Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16. CREED II (PG-13) — Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), light heavyweight contender Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) faces off against Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Rated PG-13 for sports action violence, language and a scene of sensuality. 128 minutes. Greg’s Grade: A-. At Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (PG-13) — Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) as they try to take down the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) while facing new threats in a more divided wizarding world. Rated PG-13 for some sequences of fantasy action. 134 minutes. Greg’s Grade: A-. At Easton Premier Cinemas, Annapolis Mall, Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
THE FAVOURITE (R) — In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language. 119 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9. GREEN BOOK (PG-13) — A working-class Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Rated PG-13 for thematic content, language including racial epithets, smoking, some violence and suggestive material. 130 minutes. Greg’s Grade: B-. At Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16. THE GRINCH (PG) — A grumpy Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. Rated PG for brief rude humor. 90 minutes. At Easton Premier Cinemas, Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16. INSTANT FAMILY (PG-13) —A
couple (Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne) finds themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual material, language and some drug references. 119 minutes. At Easton Premier Cinemas, Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (PG) — A young girl (Mackenzie Foy) is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. Rated PG for mild peril. With Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston. 99 minutes. At Regal Salisbury 16. THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE (R) — When a cop (Shay Mitchell) who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses. Rated R for gruesome images and terror throughout. 85 minutes. At Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (PG) — Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (voiced by Sarah Silverman), now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. Rated PG for some action and rude humor. 112 minutes. At Easton Premier Cinemas, Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16. ROBIN HOOD (PG-13) — A warhardened Crusader (Taron Edgerton) and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive references.
116 minutes. At Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
SCHINDLER’S LIST 25TH ANNIVERSARY (R) — In Germanoccupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated R for language, some sexuality and actuality violence. 195 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury16.
A STAR IS BORN (R) — A musician (Bradley Cooper) helps a young singer and actress (Lady Gaga) find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Directed by Bradley Cooper. Rated R for language throughout, some sexuality/nudity and substance abuse. 135 minutes. Greg’s Grade: A. At Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16. SWIMMING WITH MEN (R) —A man (Rob Brydon) suffering a midlife crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middleaged, amateur synchronised swimming team. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use. 96 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9.
WIDOWS (R) — Four women (Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo), with nothing in common accept a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Directed by Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”). Rated R for violence, language throughout and some sexual content/nudity. 129 minutes. Greg’s Grade: A-. At Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
Mark Wahlberg, left, and Rose Byrne appear in a scene from “Instant Family.”