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Movies: Dec. 28, 2017

December 29, 2017 GMT

‘All the Money in the World’

Washington Post says 3 out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) The 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the 16-year-old grandson of billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, is told with solid style and suspense in Ridley Scott’s latest. But style and suspense are only part of the story, in a screenplay by David Scarpa that also mines a rich vein of substance — in the form of philosophical musings about the power and nature of money, both to corrupt and to sustain — out of the bedrock of this otherwise borderline B-movie. Based on portions of John Pearson’s 1995 book, “Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortune and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty,” the film is larded with such epigrammatic quips as “There’s nothing people can’t find a way to turn into money.” Rated R (132 mins.)

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‘Dr. Who: Twice Upon a Time’

Rotten Tomatoes says 69 percent.

(Movies 10) The magical final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor’s (Peter Capaldi) journey sees the Time Lord team up with his former self, the first ever Doctor (David Bradley) and a returning Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) for one last adventure. Rated PG (100 mins.)

‘Downsizing’

Rotten Tomatoes says 59 percent.

(Movies 10 and Paramount) Mild-mannered therapist Paul Safranek and his wife, Audrey, decide to undergo a process in which scientists shrink people down to miniature size to live in small communities. As they get to know their new neighbors and surroundings, they soon learn that living in a tiny suburb comes with its own set of huge problems. Rated R (135 mins.)

‘Pitch Perfect 3’

Tribune News Service says 2 1/2 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10 and Meadowview) After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time. Rated PG-13 (93 mins.)

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 3 1/2 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) When four teenagers discover an old video game console, they are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, becoming the adult avatars they chose. Rated PG-13 (119 mins.)

‘The Great Showman’

No star rating available.

(Movies 10 and Meadowview) Growing up in the early 1800s, P.T. Barnum displays a natural talent for publicity and promotion, selling lottery tickets by age 12. After trying his hand at various jobs, P.T. turns to show business to indulge his limitless imagination, rising from nothing to create the Barnum & Bailey circus. Rated PG (105 mins.)

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‘Father Figures’

Tribune News Service says 0 out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) Peter and Kyle Reynolds are two brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father, learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know. Rated R (113 mins.)

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 2 1/2 out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. Rated PG-13 (153 mins.)

‘Ferdinand’

Tribune News Service says 2 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10 and Meadowview) A giant but gentle bull must find a way to break free from his captors and return home to his family. Rated PG (107 mins.)

‘Coco’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 4 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) Aspiring musician Miguel teams up with charming trickster Hector on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. Rated PG (108 mins.)

‘Justice League’

Tribune News Service says 2 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it might be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. Rated PG-13 (119 mins.)

‘Wonder’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 4 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented August Pullman from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes a most unlikely hero when he enters the local fifth grade. Rated PG (113 mins.)

‘Daddy’s Home 2’

Tribune News Service says 2 1/2 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) Dusty and Brad have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho dad and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional dad arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos. Rated PG-13 (98 mins.)

‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 2 1/2 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) 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. Rated PG-13 (135 mins.)