Film clips / April 6-12

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A QUIET PLACE (PG-13)

A family of four who must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. With Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds. 1 hour, 30 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TM

A WRINKLE IN TIME (PG)

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother and her friend to space in order to find him. Visually gorgeous at times but then boring to behold at others; emotionally poignant at times but stunningly cloying at others. It's also confusing. Mostly, it's just a frustrating whole composed of some pretty promising parts. From the book by Madeleine L'Engle. With Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine. (Noveck, The Associated Press — 3/12). 1 hour, 49 minutes. NAM

BLACK PANTHER (PG-13)


Marvel Cinematic Universe' sci-fi action/adventure starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o. When the king of Wakanda dies, T'Challa returns home to take the throne, where he finds the country's five tribes are beginning to bubble with discord. Wakanda is a mighty African country that appears from the outside as "Third World." But hidden from sight is a shimmering, technologically advanced metropolis whose stealthy growth has been fueled by vibranium, a cosmic mineral deposited deep in its mountains by a meteorite thousands of years earlier. Unlike many of its more hollow predecessors, "Black Panther" has real, honest-to-goodness stakes. (Coyle, The Associated Press — 2/10). 2 hours, 14 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

BLOCKERS (R)

Teen sex comedy about three teenage girls who decide to lose their virginity on prom night and the parents who try to stop them. With Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Geraldine Viswanathan. 1 hour, 42 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

CHAPPAQUIDDICK (PG-13)


Jason Clarke is Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara is Mary Jo Kopechne in this indie drama about the accident that thwarted Kennedy's presidential chances when the Massachusetts Democrat's car crashed into Poucha Pond on Chappaquiddick Island, off Martha's Vineyard, in July 1969, killing Kopechne. 1 hour, 41 minutes. BM

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE (PG)

Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe. With Dennis Quaid, Madeline Carroll. 1 hour, 50 minutes. BM / NAM

ISLE OF DOGS (PG-13)

Wes Anderson's stop-action animated fable of sorts set 20 years in the future, when canine flu has infected an entire population of dogs, causing manic behavior, weight loss and adorable sneezing. It's also sparked an anti-dog mania in Japan that has left some searching for a cure and others eager to just rid the country of the problem. The leader, Mayor Kobayashi and his ghoulish henchmen Major-Domo, responds in turn by exiling all dogs to a trash island and rejecting any possibility of a scientific solution to the disease. With the voices of Jeff Goldblum, Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Yoko Ono, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Fisher Stevens, Liev Schreiber, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Courtney B. Vance, Angelica Huston. 1 hour, 41 minutes. TC

LEANING INTO THE WIND (PG)

A journey through the diverse layers of artist Andy Goldsworthy's world, from urban Edinburgh and London to the South of France and New England. 1 hour, 33 minutes. LC

LOVE, SIMON (PG-13)

Seventeen-year-old Simon Spier hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online. With Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Miles Heizer. 1 hour, 50 minutes. BC / BM / TM

MIDNIGHT SUN (PG-13)

Seventeen-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne) is sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) for company, Katie's world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar. One night, her dreams come true when she's noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), whom she's secretly watched from her bedroom window for years. 1 hour, 49 minutes. BM

PACIFIC RIM UPRISING (PG-13)

This follow-up to "Pacific Rim" film opens in 2035, 10 years after the last Kaiju was defeated and the breach closed. It's the calm before the storm. Our heroes now are the rebellious Jake (John Boyega) and the teen orphan Amara (Cailee Spaeny), who builds her own Jaeger out of spare parts. They join together to help the military fight a new opponent — a rogue Jaeger that comes out of the sea and stomps around menacingly. A visually stunning, expertly crafted dose of cheer-at-the-screen fun. It's the definition of what a blockbuster sequel should be. (Kennedy, The Associated Press — 3/26). 1 hour, 51 minutes. NAM

READY PLAYER ONE (PG-13)

This sci-fi spectacle from director Steven Spielberg presents a near-future vision of a dystopian society that has all but abandoned the real world for an escapist virtual reality existence. In 2045, most people, including the teenage hero Wade (Tye Sheridan), spend their lives as avatars (Wade's is a cooler version of himself named "Parzival") in the virtual world of the OASIS — a VR game created by an eccentric genius, James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who has promised his wealth to whomever wins and finds the "Easter egg."A rollicking virtual-world geekfest in which the only limitation is your imagination. Spielberg shows he's just as capable as he ever was in making a rip-roaring spectacle. (Coyle, The Associated Press — 3/28). 2 hours, 20 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TM / TC

SHERLOCK GNOMES (PG)

After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family. 1 hour, 26 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

THE DEATH OF STALIN (R)

Dark satire set against the background of the scheming and wrestling for power among Stalin's cabinet — the motliest of crews — in the aftermath of his death. When the laughs dry up, painful truths settle in. With Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Simon Russell Beale. (Coyle, The Associated Press — 3/26). 1 hour, 47 minutes. CT / TC / TM

THE LEISURE SEEKER (R)


The film stars Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end. With Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland. 1 hour 52 minutes. IC / TC

THE MIRACLE SEASON (PG)

The tragic death in an accident of the star player and captain of the volleyball team at West High School in Iowa City, Iowa inspires her coach and teammates to band together to try and win the state championship. 1 hour, 39 minutes. BM

TYLER PERRY'S ACRIMONY (R)

Taraji B. Henson plays a woman who becomes unhinged after being scorned by her ex-husband in this "Fatal Attraction"-style thriller from Tyler Perry. With Lyriq Bent. 2 hours. BM



Legend

The theaters at which the movies listed in Film Clips are playing are:

BC: Beacon Cinema (57 North St.,Pittsfield)

BM: Berkshire Mall 10 (Route 8, Lanesborough)

CT
: Crandell Theatre (48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.)

IC: Images Cinema (50 Spring St.,Williamstown)

LC: Little Cinema (Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield)

NAM: North Adams Movieplex 8 (80 Main St., North Adams)

TC: Triplex Cinema (70 Railroad St., Great Barrington)

TM: The Moviehouse, 48 Main St., Millerton, N.Y.


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