Movie Guide: What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of Nov. 9
“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)” NEW
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
“Overlord (2018)” NEW
U.S. paratroopers landing in France in advance of D-Day face an unexpected enemy in this action-horror mashup. With Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbæk, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, Iain de Caestecker. Written by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith, story by Ray. Directed by Julius Avery. Paramount Pictures
“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” NEW
“The Crown’s” Claire Foy takes over as outcast Lisbeth Salander in the latest chapter in the “Dragon Tattoo” saga. With Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Vicky Krieps. Written by Fede Alvarez, Jay Basu, Steven Knight; based on the novel by David Lagercrantz, with characters created by Stieg Larsson. Directed by Alvarez. Columbia Pictures / MGM
Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury, the late lead singer of the British rock band Queen. With Lucy Boynton, Ben Hardy, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leach, Mike Myers. Written by Anthony McCarten; story by Peter Morgan, Anthony McCarten. Directed by Bryan Singer. (2:24) PG-13.
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.
“The Nutcracker and The Four Realms”
A teenage girl must brave a magical and dangerous parallel world in this reinvention of the classic fairy tale. With Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Miranda Hart, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman. Written by Ashleigh Powell, Tom McCarthy; based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffman. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston. (1:39) PG.
Forty years later, Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode for a final showdown with masked killer Michael Meyers. With Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle. Written by Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green; based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill. Directed by Green. R.
Tom Hardy stars as a journalist who becomes the host to an extraterrestrial Symbiote giving him superpowers and a terrifying alter ego. With Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott. Written by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Kelly Marcel, Will Beall; based on the Marvel Comic. Directed by Ruben Fleischer.