What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of March 31
“God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness” NEW
A fire and subsequent pressure from a local university threatens a congregation’s existence and challenges its pastor. With David A.R. White, John Corbett, Shane Harper, Ted McGinley, Jennifer Taylor, Tatum O’Neal. Written and directed by Michael Mason.
“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” NEW
Taraji P. Henson stars as a woman wronged by her husband. With Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart, Ajiona Alexus, Antonio Madison. Written and directed by Tyler Perry.
“Ready Player One” NEW
An immense virtual reality universe of the future is the location of a treasure hunt after its creator dies and leaves his fortune to be found within. With Tye Sheridan, Letitia Wright, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance. Written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet and their family and friends return, aided by the famous detective in this animated sequel. Voices by James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Johnny Depp. Directed by John Stevenson.
“Pacific Rim Uprising”
A new generation of the gigantic, human-piloted fighting machines must vanquish monstrous beasts to save humanity. With John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, Charlie Day. Written by Emily Carmichael & Kira Snyder and Steven S. DeKnight and T.S. Nowlin; story by DeKnight and Nowlin; based on characters created by Travis Beacham. Directed by DeKnight.
“I Can Only Imagine”
This isn’t a slick, Hollywood-produced film, done in the typical “rags to riches” tradition. But that works in its favor. In fact, the straightforward, lean production is what makes the emotional story behind the Christian mega-hit song feel all the more meaningful and authentic. Little-known Michael Finley isn’t a polished or accomplished actor, a little chunky and stiff. But that makes him just right as Bart Millard in this tale that shares the story behind MercyMe’s platinum hit.
“A Wrinkle in Time”
Three spiritual guides lead a young girl on a journey of empowerment. With Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Pena, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Pine. Written by Jennifer Lee, based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Directed by Ava DuVernay.
Chadwick Boseman stars as the King of Wakanda faces external threats to his peaceful home. With Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman. Written by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole. Directed by Coogler.