Movie Guide: What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of Feb. 1

January 31, 2019 GMT

“The Kid Who Would Be King”

Modern-day kids have an Arthurian adventure. With Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Rebecca Ferguson, Patrick Stewart. Written and directed by Joe Cornish. (2:00) PG.

“The Favourite”

This viciously entertaining period comedy-drama from director Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Lobster”) returns us to the 18th century court of Queen Anne (a magnificent Olivia Colman) and the intrigue swirling around two women (Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone) vying for her favor. (J.C.) R.


Bruce Willis’ character from “Unbreakable” pursues “Split’s” James McAvoy in writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s converging-narratives sequel. With Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Samuel L. Jackson. (2:09) PG-13.

“A Dog’s Way Home”

A canine travels 400 miles to reunite with her human. With Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Alexandra Shipp, Wes Studi, Edward James Olmos and the voice of Bryce Dallas Howard. Written by W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon; based on the book by Cameron. Directed by Charles Martin Smith. (1:36) PG.

“The Upside”

A paralyzed billionaire hires an ex-con to be his caretaker. With Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman. Written by Jon Hartmere; based on the 2011 French film “The Intouchables” by Eric Toldedano and Olivier Nakache. Directed by Neil Burger. (2:05) PG-13

“Escape Room”

Story of six strangers who band together to survive give the audience nothing to care about. With Taylor Russell, Deborah Ann Woll, Tyler Labine and Logan Miller. Written by Bragi F. Schut. Directed by Adam Robitel. (1:40) PG-13.


Christian Bale plays Beltway stalwart Dick Cheney as he transforms his vice presidency under George W. Bush into the most powerful position in the world. With Amy Adams, Steve Carrell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry, Justin Kirk, LisaGay Hamilton, Shea Whigham, Eddie Marsan. Written and directed by Adam McKay. (2:12) R.


The half-man, half-Atlantean is the latest D.C. superhero to get an origin story with this underwater adventure. With Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Kidman. Written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall; story by James Wan, Geoff Johns, Beall; based on characters created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. Directed by Wan. (2:23) PG-13.


In 1987, a young woman discovers that a broken down VW bug isn’t a prototypical junkyard heap – it’s a Transformer. With Hailee Steinfeld, Dylan O’Brien, Justin Theroux, John Cena, Pamela Adlon, Stephen Schneider. Written by Christina Hodson, Kelly Fremon Craig; story by Hodson. Directed by Travis Knight. (1:53) PG-13.