Movie Guide: What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of Nov. 23
“Creed II” NEW
The Creed legend continues where it must in “Creed II,” with a showdown against Viktor (Romanian-German boxer Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu), son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), the man who killed Adonis’ father, Apollo, in the ring in “Rocky IV.” Rated PG-13 for sports action violence, language, and a scene of sensuality.
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” NEW
The sequel to “Wreck-It Ralph,” this time, Ralph and Vanellope explore the internet and learn to have a healthy friendship. Fun for the whole family, appropriate for kids of all ages. Maybe too intense for the youngest kids, and some jokes won’t land with kid audiences. Rated PG for some action and rude humor.
“Robin Hood (2018)” NEW
Yet another version of the medieval hero who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, this time starring Taron Egerton. The action genre and hunky star will draw teen audiences. There is sword fighting, limb chopping, punching, explosions, bows and arrows. Lots of action. Too violent for little kids but OK for teens. Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive references.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”
Albus Dumbledore and his former student Newt Scamander must stop the dark wizard after he escapes custody in this second of five planned installments. With Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, Jude Law, Johnny Depp. Written by J.K. Rowling. Directed by David Yates. (2:14) PG-13.
Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne play a couple getting on-the-job training in parenting when they take in three foster kids. With Isabela Moner, Tig Notaro, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty, Michael O’Keefe, Octavia Spencer. Written by Sean Anders, John Morris. Directed by Anders. (1:59) PG-13.
Four Chicago women plan an elaborate heist after their late husbands leave them with devastating debt. With Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson. Written by Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen, based on the novel by Lynda La Plante. Directed by McQueen. (2:09) R.
“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”
Benedict Cumberbatch voices the green meanie who threatens Christmas in Who-ville in this computer-animated retelling of the holiday classic. Voices by Angela Lansbury, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Pharrell Williams. Written by Michael LeSieur, Tommy Swerdlow; based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Directed by Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney. Universal Pictures
A young woman just out of jail reconnects with her straight-arrow sister in this comedy. With Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Mehcad Brooks, Amber Riley, Whoopi Goldberg. Written and directed by Tyler Perry. (1:50) R.