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Movies: Jan. 3, 2019

January 3, 2019

‘Escape Room’ — New

No review available.

(Paramount) Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to survive. Rated PG-13. (100 mins.)

‘Mary Queen of Scots’ — New

Daily Journal film critic Pam Powell says 4 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin, Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Rated R. (124 mins.)

‘Vice’

Tribune News Service says 3 out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as vice president to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways we still feel today. Rated R. (132 mins.)

‘Second Act’

No review available.

(Paramount) Maya is a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and it is never too late for a second chance. Rated PG-13. (104 mins.)

‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Daily Journal film critic Pam Powell says 4 out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) Beloved nanny Mary Poppins takes Michael, his three children and his sister on a magical adventure. Rated PG. (130 mins.)

‘Aquaman’

Tribune News Service says 3 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10, Meadowview) Aquaman finds himself caught between the surface world and Atlanteans who are ready to revolt. Rated PG-13. (143 mins.)

‘Bumblebee’

Tribune News Service says 2½ out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10, Meadowview) On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. When 17-year-old Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen. Rated PG-13. (114 mins.)

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

Tribune News Service says 4 out of 4 stars.

(Paramount, Movies 10) Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality. Rated PG. (117 mins.)

‘The Mule’

Tribune News Service says 1 out of 4 stars.

(Meadowview, Movies 10) A 90-year-old horticulturist and World War II veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel. Rated R. (116 mins.)

‘Mortal Engines’

Tribune News Service says 2 out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) In a postapocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy. Rated PG-13. (128 mins.)

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