Film clips / Nov. 10-16

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A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS (R)

Three under-appreciated, overburdened moms take on the task of making the perfect Christmas for their families with the added pressure of their own mothers coming to visit. With Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christine Baranski, Susan Sarandon, Wanda Sykes, Christina Applegate. 1 hour, 44 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

DADDY'S HOME 2 (PG-13)

Father and stepfather Dusty and Brad's plans to make Christmastime perfect for the children are up-ended. when Dusty's macho dad and Brad's gentle father turn up. With Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Cena, John Lithgow. 1 hour, 40 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

GEOSTORM (PG-13)

Earth comes under assault from an intricate network of satellites designed to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. With Gerard Butler, Ed Harris, Abby Cornish. 1 hour, 49 minutes. BM

HAPPY DEATH DAY (PG-13)

Snappy horror-comedy with a gentle romantic spine in which a college coed is forced to relive the day of her brutal murder multiple times until she finds her killer. Neatly paced and tight as a chokehold, the script delivers just enough variation to hold our interest. With Jessica Rothe. (Catsoulis, New York Times — 10/19). 1 hour, 36 minutes. NAM

HUMAN FLOW (PG-13)

Filmmaker and artist Ai Weiwei examines the staggering refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact over the course of one year in 23 countries. 2 hours, 20 minutes. LC

JANE (PG)

An in-depth portrait of Jane Goodall using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzania in the 1960s. 1 hour, 30 minutes. IC

JIGSAW (R)

A mysterious madman rounds up a group of victims to play sadistic games of life and death which police soon link to the infamous killer, Jigsaw, who died 10 years earlier. 1 hour, 32 minutes. BM

LOVING VINCENT (PG-13)

Drama centering around the mysterious death of French artist Vincent van Gogh in 1890. With Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner. 1 hour, 35 minutes. TC

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (PG)

Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot boards the Orient Express where he meets an odd group of strangers, one of whom is murdered. With Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeuffer, Judi Dench, Leslie Odom Jr., Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad. 1 hour, 54 minutes. BC/ BM / NAM / TC

ONLY THE BRAVE (PG-13)

Based-on-true-events drama centering on the 20-strong Granite Mountain Hotshots and their journey from a local Arizona firefighting team to an elite force at the front lines of the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013, one of the country's deadliest wildfires. The spine of the story is the relationship between crusty local fire chief Eric Marsh (Josh Brolin) and an ex-junkie recruit hoping to straighten out his life (Miles Teller). 1 hour, 49 minutes. BM

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (R)

Four emotionally and/or physically wounded soldiers start down the road to rehabilitation as they each try to readjust to civilian life after returning home from the war in Iraq. An earnest and poignant,but also occasionally incomplete-feeling effort, based partly on a book by journalist David Finkel. With Miles Teller, Joe Cole, Beaulah Koale, Haley Bennett, Amy Schumer. (Noveck, The Associated Press — 10/28). 1 hour, 49 minutes. BM

THE FLORIDA PROJECT (R)

This drama follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at "The Magic Castle," a budget hotel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. 1 hour, 55 minutes. TC

THOR: RAGNAROK (PG-13)

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world. This is the most fun of the Thor movies by a long shot, but it is still very much a Thor movie, for better or worse. With Chris Helmsworth, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi. 2 hours, 10 minutes. (Bahr, The Associated Press — 11/2). 2 hours, 10 minutes. BC / BM / CT / NAM / TC

TYLER PERRY'S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN (PG-13)

This follow-up to last year's "Boo! A Madea Halloween" frequently feels more like a remake than a sequel. Once again, the rebellious teenage Tiffany is determined to attend a frat party and, once again, its the same inhabited-by-30-year-olds frat, only this time the party is being held at a lake that was the setting for a shrouded-in-mystery mass murder back in the '70s. This movie finds director Tyler Perry drastically off whatever his best game is. To call this movie unwatchable would be inaccurate. On the other hand, the lighting is so weak, "Boo 2!" is often unseeable. (Kenny, New York Times — 10/25) 1 hour, 41 minutes. BM / NAM

VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG-13)

Drama based on a true story about the unlikely alliance between Queen Victoria and a young clerk from India who arrives in Britain to participate in the queen's golden jubilee and unexpectedly finds favor with the monarch. With Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard. 1 hour, 53 minutes. NAM / TC





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)

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