What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of Feb. 3
Gothic thriller with Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook. Directed by the Spierig Brothers. Mirren plays the real-life Sarah Winchester, a 19th-century heiress who inherited a massive fortune from her husband’s creation of the Winchester repeating rifle shortly after the Civil War. In the film, Winchester believes she is haunted by those killed by the firearm, which allowed for more rapid firing than previous rifles.
“Darkest Hour” NEW
Gary Oldman tosses a top hat into the Oscar ring with a masterful performance as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s moving historical drama “Darkest Hour.”
Written and directed by Scott Cooper and powered by a dynamic trio of interwoven performances by Christian Bale, Wes Studi and Rosamund Pike, this latest example of the Western revival grabs you by the throat and holds on for the duration.
“Maze Runner: The Death Cure”
Action adventure with Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Directed by Wes Ball.
Chris Hemsworth and Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon star in this story of the first Special Forces team sent to Afghanistan after 9/11.
“Den of Thieves”
An elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Department confronts the state’s most successful bank robbery crew planning the ultimate heist.
The popular bear and the Brown family search Windsor Gardens for a book thief. With Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson and the voices of Ben Whishaw, Imelda Staunton. Written by Paul King, Simon Farnaby; based on the children’s stories by Michael Bond. Directed by King.
Director Steven Spielberg and stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks combine for a thriller cum civics lesson showing the value of newspapers hanging together and holding government accountable for deception.
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”
Four teenagers find themselves inside an old video game console featuring ferocious realism and danger. With Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart. Written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jake Kasdan & Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner; story by McKenna, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. Directed by Jake Kasdan.