Film Clips: Nov. 30, 2017

November 30, 2017


“NO GREATER LOVE” — Director Justin Roberts explores a combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain, as he and his men fight in Afghanistan and then struggle to reintegrate on the home front. (Unrated)

“COCO” — Spanish version added; see details below.


• “BPM (Beats Per Minute)”

• “The Lego Ninjago Movie”

• “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween”


• “Justice League” (Atmos)

• “Thor: Ragnarok”

• “Murder on the Orient Express”


• Dec. 12: “Scrooged” (Bill Murray)


• Tickets for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which opens with special evening shows on Dec. 14, are on sale at yakimatheatres.com.


“AMERICAN MADE” — Tom Cruise stars in this story about the real-life exploits of Barry Seal, a commercial airline pilot who became a drug smuggler and DEA agent at the height of the war on drugs. Also starring Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, E. Roger Mitchell and Jesse Plemons. Directed by Doug Liman. (R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity.)

“A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS” — Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn regroup for more naughty-not-nice misadventures as they face the most daunting holiday of the year — coupled with visits from their own moms — in this sequel to the 2016 comedy. Also starring Justin Hartley, Jay Hernandez, Cheryl Hines, Peter Gallagher, Christine Baranski and Susan Sarandon. Written and directed by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore.(R for crude sexual content and language throughout, and some drug use.)

“COCO” (digital, 3-D and Spanish versions available) — Pixar’s latest takes place on Dia de los Muertos, when a 12-year-old Mexican boy who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician finds himself whisked to the Land of the Dead. Voice cast includes Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt and Edward James Olmos. Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-director Adrian Molina. (PG for thematic elements.)

“DADDY’S HOME 2” — Father and stepfather Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) join forces for Christmas, while their own dads (Mel Gibson and John Lithgow) also arrive home for more chaos. Also starring Linda Cardellini and John Cena. Directed by Sean Anders. (PG-13 for suggestive material and some language.)

“DESPICABLE ME 3” — Reluctant super-villain-turned-hero Gru (Steve Carell) and his new wife (Kristen Wiig) pursue has-been former child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), who can’t let go of the 1980s — or the fact that his fans have turned their backs on him. Carell works twice as hard in this one, voicing both Gru and his cooler brother, Dru. Directed by Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda; co-directed by Eric Guillon. (PG for action and rude humor.)

“THE FOREIGNER” — Jackie Chan stars as a London businessman forced to face his violent past when his teenage daughter is taken from him. Also starring Pierce Brosnan, Katie Leung and Rufus Jones. Directed by Martin Campbell. (R for violence, language and some sexual material.)

“GEOSTORM” — As if the world didn’t have enough problems, the web of satellites designed to protect the Earth from extreme climate change begins attacking it in the latest Gerard Butler action movie. Also starring Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Eugenio Derbez, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia. Directed by Dean Devlin. (PG-13 for destruction, action and violence.)

“JIGSAW” — Ten years after the “Saw” killer supposedly died, police are faced with either a copycat killer or a murderous ghost. Starring Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett and Hannah Emily Anderson. Directed by the Spierig Brothers. (R for sequences of grisly, bloody violence and torture, and for language.)

“JUSTICE LEAGUE” — The long-awaited mash-up of DC Comics heroes features Batman and Wonder Woman, who are putting together a team of metahumans to fight the latest threat to the planet: Steppenwolf. (We assume Superman (Henry Cavill) will be back from the dead at some point, so that should help.) Starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Directed by Zach Snyder, with an assist from Joss Whedon. (PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action.)

“THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS” — A talke about the journey that led to Charles Dickens’ creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and “A Christmas Carol,” a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday. Starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce. Directed by Bharat Nalluri. (PG for thematic elements and some mild language.)

“THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US” — A journalist and a doctor stranded on a snowy mountaintop after a plane crash must rely on each other to survive in this action thriller starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. Also starring Beau Bridges. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad; based on the novel by Charles Martin. (PG-13 for a scene of sexuality, peril, injury images, and brief strong language.)

“MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS” — Agatha Christie’s famous story about a detective, the great Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh, who also directed), investigating a murder on a train, gets a lavish, star-studded remake. Suspects include Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp and “Star Wars” star Daisy Ridley. (PG-13 for violence and thematic elements.)

“ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.” — A legal drama about the existential crisis that results when a pro-bono crusader (Denzel Washington) for the disenfranchised goes to work for a fancy firm, making a morally compromising decision in the process. Also starring Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejago. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy. (PG-13 for language and some violence.)

“SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME” — An art dealer attempts to save his marriage by befriending a homeless man. Starring Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight. Directed by Michael Carney. (PG-13 for thematic elements including some violence and language.)

“THE STAR” — A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond the village mill and gathers the courage to break free in this animated film from director Timothy Reckart. Featuring the voices of Steven Yeun, Kristin Chenoweth and Zachary Levi. (PG for some thematic elements.)

“THOR: RAGNAROK” — Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) quest for survival on the other side of the universe leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world. Also starring Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins and Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Taika Waititi. (PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive material.)

“WONDER” — Based on the best-selling novel by R.J. Palacio, fifth-grader August Pullman navigates school life with facial differences that his family and classmates struggle to accept in this inspiring and heartwarming story. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. Directed by Stephen Chbosky. (PG for thematic elements including bullying, and some mild language.)

— Compiled by the Yakima Herald-Republic