Entertainment

Movies at a glance

Reviews from wire and online sources. Showing at these theaters:

C — Cinemark

G — Grand 18

(Stars based on a four-star scale)

New arrivals

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Ang Lee directs this adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel about a 19-year-old Iraq war veteran (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who recalls his battlefield experiences while being honored during the halftime show at a Thanksgiving football game in Dallas. Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund, Chris Tucker and Steve Martin co-star. PG-13 (G)

Bleed for This 1/2

Miles Teller muscles up to play Vinny Pazienza, the professional boxing champ whose career was almost derailed by a car accident that broke his neck. R (C)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Eddie Redmayne stars as the author of one of the textbooks Harry Potter would go on to read 70 years later at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in this adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling novel. PG-13 (C)

The Edge of Seventeen

Early reviews have been strong for this teenage comedy about a high school junior (Hailee Steinfeld) who tries to survive her adolescence. R (C)

Returning

Almost Christmas

Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Danny Glover and Gabrielle Union are among the members of an extended family trying to spend five days of the holiday season together under the same roof without killing each other. PG-13 (C, G)

Arrival

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner are part of a team of scientists investigating alien spacecraft that have touched down in 12 spots around the world. Denis Villeneuve (“Sicario”) directs. PG-13 (C, G)

The Accountant1/2

A seemingly normal CPA (Ben Affleck) leads a secret life cooking the books for criminal organizations in director Gavin O’Connor’s crime drama. R (G)

Doctor Strange

The Marvel Comics Universe takes a step into fantasy with this first installment in the adventures of the Greenwich Village neurosurgeon (Benedict Cumberbatch) who defends our realm from otherworldly evil. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Tilda Swinton co-star for director Scott Derrickson (“Sinister,” “Deliver Us from Evil”). PG-13 (C, G)

Hacksaw Ridge 1/2

Mel Gibson’s first outing as a director since 2006’s “Apocalypto” tells the true story of an American soldier (Andrew Garfield) who saved 75 men without firing a shot or carrying a gun during one of World War II’s bloodiest battles – emphasis on the bloody. R (C, G)

Inferno

Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard reunite for their third adaptation of a Dan Brown novel about the trouble-magnet symbologist Robert Langdon. PG-13 (G)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 1/2

Eva Green is the headmistress at a special school for gifted children in director Tim Burton’s adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ novel. PG-13 (G)

Ouija: Origin of Evil 1/2

Set in 1965, this sequel to the 2014 horror hit finds out how that silly board game became so evil. PG-13 (C, G)

Shut In

No review available

A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist (Naomi Watts) who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever. PG-13 (C)

Trolls 1/2

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. PG (C, G)

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween1/2

Madea battles zombies, ghosts and killers while babysitting a group of misbehaving teens in the latest installment of Tyler Perry’s comedy franchise. PG-13 (C)

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