Listings are for Nov. 22-25 and are subject to change. Figures in parentheses show the number of weeks the movie has played in Billings. Listings other than for “Hunger Games” were not available at press time for the Wynnsong 10. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. daily at the Shiloh 14. All times are p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Captain Phillips (7): Tom Hanks plays the title character, the captain of a freighter hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. The movie is based on a book by the actual captain and focuses on his relationship with the Somali captain (Barkhad Abdi) as both men are caught up in forces beyond their control. PG13. Shiloh 14 at 12:45, 3:50, 6:55 and 10.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (9): This animated comedy picks up where Meatballs 1 left off, with inventor Flint Lockwood invited to join the Live Corp Co. Then he discovers that one of his inventions is creating food-animal hybrids, and he goes on a quest to save the world. Voices include James Caan and Anna Faris. PG. Shiloh 14 at 12:30, 2:55, 5:20 and 7:45.
Delivery Man (opening): Ken Scott remakes his own Canadian hit, Starbuck, with Vince Vaughn playing a man who learns that his sperm donations years ago have paid off, and sets out to do right by his children – all 533 of them. Reviews have been mixed; some critics say the film isn’t quite funny enough to work as a comedy but not quite serious enough to work as anything else. PG13. Shiloh 14 at 12:20, 2:55, 5:30, 8:05 and at 10:40 on Friday and Saturday only. Vue and Brew in Laurel at 7 and 9 on Friday, at 4:45, 7 and 9 on Saturday, at 2:45, 4:45 and 7 on Sunday and at 5:30 and 7:30 on Monday through Thursday.
Ender’s Game (4): Based on a best-selling novel, this science fiction film focuses on a brilliant boy (Asa Butterfield) whose war-making talents are so impressive that he is chosen to lead forces against an invading alien race. Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley also star. PG13. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:45, 5:30, 8:15 and at 11 on Friday and Saturday only.
Free Birds (4): This animated comedy is about a turkey pardoned by the president from Thanksgiving dinner who winds up at Camp David. There he becomes involved in a plot to travel to the past and change Americans’ meat-eating habits. The voices of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson are featured. PG. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 and 9.
Frozen (opening): Disney’s animation division makes a comeback with this film about a princess (Kristen Bell) who has the power to emit ice. Enthusiastic critics say the movie conveys a positive message about feminism and acceptance without forgetting to entertain the audience with music and comedy. Vue and Brew in Laurel at 2:15, 4:15 and 7 on Wednesday and at 4:15 and 7 on Thursday, Nov. 28.
Gravity (8): George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are lost in space in this science fiction thriller from writer and director Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men). Critics are cranking up the superlatives, with some calling it the best movie ever set in deep space. PG13. Shiloh 14 in 3D at noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:40.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (opening): The second film based on a popular series of fantasy novels has drawn early praise from critics, who find it as appealing as the first entry and somewhat more stylish. Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland and Philip Seymour Hoffman star. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at noon, 1, 4, 5, 7:15, 8:15, 10:35 and 11:35. Shiloh 14 at 12:15, 12:45, 1, 3:35, 4:20, 5, 6:55, 7:40, 8:15 and at 10:15 and at 11 and 11:30 on Friday and Saturday only. Also in Big D format at noon, 4 and 7:15 and at 10:30 on Friday and Saturday only. Vue and Brew in Laurel at 5:30 and 8:15 on Friday, at noon, 2:45, 5:30 and 8:15 on Saturday, at 1:45, 4:30 and 7:15 on Sunday, at 4:30 and 7:15 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and at 1:45, 4:30 and 7:15 on Wednesday.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (5): The Jackass crowd is not quite up to its usual stunts, but the humor is still crude in this new feature, in which Johnny Knoxville plays an 86-year-old man taking his grandson (Jackson Nicoll) on a cross-country trip while an ostensibly hidden camera keeps track. Despite the often infantile sense of Jackass humor, an apparent charm develops between the two main characters. R. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:40.
Last Vegas (4): Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman play old friends who decide to throw a bachelor party for the one of them who remains unmarried. Expect some old-man jokes and easy plot twists, but some critics find crowd-pleasing charm in this comedy. PG13. Shiloh 14 at 12:15, 2:50, 5:25 and 8 and at 10:35 on Friday and Saturday only. Vue and Brew in Laurel at 6 and 8 on Friday, at 4, 6 and 8 on Saturday, at 2:30, 4:30 and 7 on Sunday and at 5 and 7 on Monday and Tuesday.
Thor: The Dark World (3): Chris Hemsworth plays the comic book hero in this epic about an ancient race that attempts to plunge the universe into darkness. Natalie Portman is Jane Foster in a story that blends science fiction and fantasy with a big hammer. PG13. Shiloh 14 in 3D at 2:45 and 8:15 and in 2D at noon, 1, 4, 5:30, 7, 10 and at 11 on Friday and Saturday only.
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