Movie Guide: What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of Jan. 11
“A Dog’s Way Home” NEW
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” NEW
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
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.
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.
“Mary Poppins Returns”
Emily Blunt is the magical supercalifragilisticexpialidocious nanny in this musical sequel to the 1964 film. With Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke. Written by David Magee; story by Magee, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, based on the stories by P.L. Travers. Directed by Marshall. (2:10) PG.
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.
“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”
A Brooklyn teen dons a mask and joins forces with arachnid-like superheroes from other dimensions in this animated tale. Voices by Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Liev Schreiber. Written by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman; story by Lord, based on the Marvel Comics. Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rothman. (1:57) PG.
Clint Eastwood directed and stars in this tale of an octogenarian driven by financial woes to become a drug runner for a powerful Mexican cartel. With Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Pena, Dianne Wiest, Andy Garcia, Alison Eastwood, Taissa Farmiga. Written by Nick Schenk, inspired by an article by Sam Dolnick. (1:56) R.