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What movies are showing at what theaters in South Mississippi

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

C — Cinemark

G — Grand 18

(Stars based on a four-star scale)

New arrivals

Gold 1/2 star

Matthew McConaughey is a modern-day prospector on an expedition to find gold in Indonesia’s uncharted jungle. R (C)

A Dog’s Purpose

Lasse Hallstrom directs this adaptation of W. Bruce Cameron’s novel about a dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who changes the lives of his human owners (including Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton and Luke Kirby) over the course of various canine reincarnations. PG (C, G)

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

No review available

Promises, promises. R (C, G)

Returning

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 Bye Bye Man1/2

The cause for all the evil men do takes human form in this horror-thriller co-starring Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway. R (C)

The Founder1/2

Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc, the salesman who took the McDonald’s hamburger franchise global. PG-13 (C)

Fences

In 1950s Pittsburgh, Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) works as a garbage man to provide for his family. He is governed by responsibility, committed to duty before love, and bitter about the hardships life dealt him. He doesn’t realize the effect it has on his wife, Rose (Viola Davis), and younger son, Cory (Jovan Adepo). PG-13 (C)

Hidden Figures1/2

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae play the three black NASA scientists who were instrumental in sending astronaut John Glenn into orbit. PG-13 (C, G)

La La Land

Starring a well-paired Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, writer-director Damien Chazelle’s tuneful tribute to classic movie musicals is often stronger in concept than execution, but it’s lovely and transporting all the same. PG-13 (C, G)

Moana

Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement and Nicole Scherzinger provide the voices for this Walt Disney animated adventure about a young woman who sets sail to a mystical island. PG (C, G)

Monster Trucks1/2

Lucas Till stars in this long-delayed family comedy about a truck that grows tentacles and becomes a monster truck, literally. PG (C, G)

Moonlight

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. R (C)

Patriots Day1/2

An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it. Stars Mark Wahlberg. R (C)

Resurrection of Gavin Stone

A washed-up former child star, forced to do community service at a local megachurch, pretends to be a Christian to land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood. PG (C)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This prequel to “A New Hope” is about a band of resistance fighters (including Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker) who risk their lives to steal the plans for an under-construction Death Star. Through Dec. 27, the film had earned more than $340 million in North America since its release Dec. 16. PG-13 (C, G)

Sing1/2

Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett Johansson provide the voices for this animated fable about animals who put on a musical show to save an old theater. PG (C, G)

Sleepless

No review available

Jamie Foxx is an undercover Las Vegas police officer fighting corruption within his own ranks in this crime-drama co-starring Michelle Monaghan and Tip “T.I.” Harris. R (C)

Split

James McAvoy stars as a man with multiple personalities – 23 of them! — in the latest twist-filled thriller from M. Night Shyamalan (“The Visit,” “The Sixth Sense”). PG-13 (C, G)

Underworld: Blood Wars

No review available

Kate Beckinsale returns to fight vampires and werewolves in the 645th installment of the action-horror franchise. R (C, G)

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Vin Diesel stars in another sequel nobody wanted, reprising his role as a former extreme-sports athlete turned government agent. PG-13 (C, G)

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