Listings are for Nov.27 to Dec. 3 and are subject to change. For times at Vue and Brew in Laurel, go to www.vueandbrew.com or call 6334438. Figures in parentheses show the number of weeks the movie has played in Billings. All times are p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Brooklyn (opening): This story of a young Irish immigrant has gotten a nearly perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy) wrote the script, which no doubt helps, and Saoirse Ronan (Atonement), who stars as the immigrant, has drawn high praise in a simple story, well told. PG13. Wynnsong 10 at 1:20, 4:15, 7:10 and 9:55.
Creed (opening): Sylvester Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa once more, this time to train the son of Apollo Creed, his former foe and later friend. Some critics say this is the strongest entry in the seven-feature Rocky series since the originalPG13. Shiloh 14 at noon, 3:15, 6:30 and 9:45. Wynnsong 10 at 1:30, 4:35 and 7:40. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.
The Good Dinosaur (opening): This animated feature from Pixar considers what might have happened if dinosaurs had not been obliterated by an asteroid. Critics say this isn’t Pixar at its best, but an animated film can fall a long way short of that standard and still be pretty darn good. PG. Shiloh 14 in Big D format at 11:30 a.m., 2:10 and 4:50; also in 3D at noon, 2:40, 5:20, 8 and at 10:40 on Friday and Saturday only; and in 2D at 11:45 a.m., 2:25, 5:05, 7:45 and at 10:25 on Friday and Saturday only. Wynnsong 10 in 3D at 6:50 and in 2D at 1, 4 and 9:30. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.
Goosebumps (7): Based on the popular series of books for kids, this film stars Jack Black as the series author, whose success arises not so much from his imagination as from the fact that the monsters he describes are real. They manage to get loose, and a couple of teenagers have to help get them back into the books again. PG. Shiloh 14 at 11:30 a.m., 2:05, 4:40, 7:15 and 9:50.
Heart of a Dog (opening): Filmmaker Laurie Anderson dedicated this documentary to her late husband, musician Lou Reed, but much of it is about the death of her beloved rat terrier. It’s also a reflection on death itself and includes animation, her own artwork and heart-tugging footage of the dog. NR. Art House Cinema at 4:30 and 9 on Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday and at 12:45 on Sunday.
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2): Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen, the star of the second half of Suzanne Collins’ last Hunger Games science-fiction book for young adults. Donald Sutherland and Julianne Moore also reprise their roles in a series finale that has drawn wildly mixed critical reviews. PG13. Shiloh 14 in Big D format at 7:30 and at 10:40 on Friday and Saturday only; also at noon, 12:45, 3:15, 4, 6:30, 7:10, 9:45 and at 10:20 on Friday and Saturday only. Wynnsong 10 at 1, 4:10 and 7:20. Also at Vue and Brew in Laurel.
Love the Coopers (3): Four generations of an extended family come together for Christmas Eve in this comedy. The cast is topnotch: Olivia Wilde, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei and John Goodman. The credits of director Jessie Nelson include I Am Sam and Tucker: The Man and His Dream. PG13. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:40, 5:20, 8 and 10:40. Wynnsong 10 at 1:35, 4:15, 7:10 and 9:50.
Lulu (2): Soprano Marlis Petersen stars in Alban Berg’s 20th century opera about a woman on a journey of love, obsession and death in this “Live at the Met” production. Shiloh 14 at 6:30 on Wednesday.
The Night Before (2): Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie star in this comedy about three friends who try to finally enter adulthood by attending the ultimate Christmas party. The humor runs toward the crude side, but the camaraderie between the friends seems genuine, some critics say. R. Shiloh 14 at 12:20, 2:55, 5:30, 8:05 and at 10:40 on Friday and Saturday only. Wynnsong 10 at 1:20, 4:05, 7:05 and 9:40.
The Peanuts Movie (4): Charles M. Schulz’s timeless characters get not only the big screen but also the 3D treatment in this first Peanuts movie since 1977. Mr. Schulz’s son and grandson wrote the script, and they stay true to the creator’s creations, right down to the Red Baron and the little redheaded girl. G. Shiloh 14 at 11:30 a.m., 1:55, 4:20, 6:45 and 9:10. Wynnsong 10 at 1:15, 4:25, 6:50 and 9:45.
The Secret in Their Eyes (2): A team of investigators (Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor) spends 13 years working on a case that involves the murder of one of the team’s daughters. Then they discover a terrible secret. PG13. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:45, 5:30, 8:15 and at 11 on Friday and Saturday only. Wynnsong 10 at 1:10, 4, 7 and 9:45.
Spectre (4): Daniel Craig takes another turn as James Bond in this new adventure directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall). Here, Bond fights against career obsolescence while also taking on the bad guys and a few good women. PG13. Shiloh 14 at 11:30 a.m., 3, 6:30 and 10. Wynnsong 10 at 1, 4:20 and 7:40.
Trumbo (opening): Dalton Trumbo (Johnny Got His Gun), who lost a big chunk of his topnotch screenwriting career when he was blacklisted in the 1950s for his political beliefs, is played in this drama by Bryan Cranston. Critics have been generally kind to the film, but some note that the script isn’t quite up to Trumbo’s own standards. R. Wynnsong 10 at 1, 4, 7 and 9:55.
Truth (2): This drama is based on a book by Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett), who produced a CBS story about George Bush’s military service that turned out to have been based in part on falsified documents. She gets sympathetic treatment here, but the story cost both her and Dan Rather (Robert Redford) their jobs. R. Art House Cinema at 6:30 on Friday, Wednesday and Thursday, at 2 and 6:30 on Saturday and at 2:30 on Sunday.
Victor Frankenstein (opening). James McAvoy plays the title character and Daniel Radcliffe plays Igor in yet another retelling of the horror classic. Exactly why isn’t exactly clear, but at least Mary Shelley, who wrote the original novel, got a screenwriting credit. PG13. Shiloh 14 at noon, 2:45, 5:30, 8:15 and at 11 on Friday and Saturday only. Wynnsong 10 at 1:25, 4:05, 7:05 and 9:50.
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