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Movies: ‘Spectre,’ ‘The Peanuts Movie,’ ‘Goosebumps’

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    Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions’ action adventure SPECTRE.
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Wide-release film synopses from the Los Angeles Times. For full reviews of movies opening this weekend, see the Today section.

OPENING TODAY

‘Everyday I Love You’ (Not reviewed)

Audrey (Liza Soberano) has to choose between an ambitious man who works for a TV company (Enrique Gil) and her boyfriend (Gerald Anderson). In Filipino with English subtitles. (Not rated, 2:02) At Kapolei and Pearlridge West

‘Miss You Already’ **

The relationship of two lifelong best friends is tested when one develops cancer and the other becomes pregnant. With Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore and Dominic Cooper. Written by Morwenna Banks. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. (PG-13, 1:52) At Kahala 8

‘The Peanuts Movie’ ***

The lovable loser Charlie Brown and his daring beagle, Snoopy, embark on fateful adventures. With the voices of Noah Schnapp, Hadley Miller and Alex Garfin. Written by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano. Directed by Steve Martino. In 3-D. (G, 1:33)

‘Spectre’ ** 1/2

A cryptic message from his past sends secret agent James Bond on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. With Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Lea Seydoux. Written by John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Directed by Sam Mendes. (PG-13, 2:28)

NOW PLAYING

‘Bridge of Spies’ ****

A fact-based drama about James Donovan, a hard-nosed Brooklyn lawyer recruited by the CIA to slip behind the Iron Curtain and negotiate a prisoner swap in 1962. With Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Scott Shepherd. Written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Directed by Steven Spielberg. (PG-13, 2:15)

‘Burnt’ ** 1/2

A chef who went down in flames seeks redemption, his own kitchen and a third Michelin star. With Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Uma Thurman. Written by Steven Knight. Directed by John Wells. (R, 1:40)

‘Crimson Peak’ ***

Swept off her feet by a handsome stranger, a young woman in Victorian England is whisked to a house filled with spooky secrets. With Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston. Written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins. Directed by del Toro. (R, 1:59)

‘Felix Manalo’ (Not reviewed)

Biographical film dramatizing the life of Felix Ysagun Manalo, founder of Iglesia Ni Cristo, a global denomination begun in the Philippines. In Tagalog with English subtitles. (Not rated, 2:56) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Goosebumps’ ***

The new boy in town and the girl next door must spring into action after accidentally releasing the monsters trapped in her father’s books. With Dylan Minnette, Halston Sage and Jack Black. Written by Darren Lemke. Directed by Rob Letterman. (PG, 1:43)

‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ **

Dracula opens his spooky hotel to human guests and puts his half-vampire, half-human grandson through monster boot camp in this animated sequel. With the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg. Written by Robert Smigel and Sandler. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. (PG, 1:29)

‘The Intern’ ** 1/2

After discovering that retirement doesn’t interest him, a 70-year-old widower (Robert De Niro) becomes an intern at an online fashion site. With Anne Hathaway and Rene Russo. Written and directed by Nancy Meyers. (PG-13, 2:01) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘The Last Witch Hunter’ * 1/2

As a warrior cursed with immortality continues his quest to rid the world of witches, an old foe returns from the dead. With Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood and Rose Leslie. Written by Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Directed by Breck Eisner. (PG-13, 1:46)

‘The Martian’ *** 1/2

Separated from his crew and presumed dead after a massive storm, an astronaut (Matt Damon) stranded on the red planet does everything he can to survive until he’s rescued. With Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara and Kristen Wiig. Written by Drew Goddard. Directed by Ridley Scott. In 3-D. (PG-13, 2:10)

‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ **

A Bolivian presidential candidate floundering in the polls enlists the help of an elite American management team led by a damaged but brilliant strategist. With Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton and Anthony Mackie. Written by Peter Straughan. Directed by David Gordon Green. (R, 1:48) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Pan’ **

A rebellious 12-year-old orphan (Levi Miller) is whisked away to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies in this film inspired by the Peter Pan mythos. With Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund and Rooney Mara. Written by Jason Fuchs. Directed by Joe Wright. In 3-D and Imax. (PG, 1:51)

‘Sicario’ ***

In the lawless area around the U.S.-Mexico border, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force for a clandestine mission. With Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. Written by Taylor Sheridan. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. (R, 2:01) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Truth’ ****

A gripping, beautifully executed journalistic thriller about the events that ended the careers of CBS anchorman Dan Rather and his producer Mary Mapes. With Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid and Elisabeth Moss. Written and directed by James Vanderbilt. (From New York Times review.) (R, 2:01) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘Woodlawn’ ** 1/2

Inspirational drama about the unity and success of the Woodlawn High School football team against a backdrop of racial tension in 1973 Birmingham, Ala. With Caleb Castille, Sean Astin and C. Thomas Howell. Written by Jon Erwin and Quinton Peeples. Directed by Jon Erwin and Andrew Erwin. (PG, 2:03) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

‘The Anthem of the Heart’

Animated film in which a girl has her voice magically taken away so she can’t hurt anyone with it until her outlook on life is changed by music and friendship. Written by Mari Okada, directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai. Japanese with English subtitles. Noon Saturday at Ward Stadium 16, $15 (1:59)

Football: University of Hawaii vs. University of Las Vegas

1 p.m. Saturday at Koko Marina and Koolau Stadium 10, $12

25th Anniversary of ‘Home Alone’

John Hughes’ holiday classic starring Macaulay Culkin. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, $13 (PG, 1:55)

Varsity Spirit’s ‘American Cheerleader’

Featuring the most memorable routines from the past 35 years of the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship. 12:55 p.m. Sunday at Dole Cannery Stadium 16, $13 (2:10)

‘Rolando World Premiere’

Behind-closed-doors access to the life of triple Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo at the peak of his soccer career. 7:30 p.m. Monday at Pearlridge West, Mililani and Ward Stadium 16, $15 (PG-13, 1:42)

National Theatre Live: ‘Hamlet’

The record-breaking London production starring Benedict Cumberbatch. 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $21 (PG-13, 4:00)

‘Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie’

Maj. Motoko Musanagi and her team are called in to save the Japanese prime minister from a ghost-infecting virus known as Fire-Starter. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Mililani and Ward Stadium 16, $12 (NR, 1:40)

Lincoln Center: Ballet Hispanico featuring ‘Carmen’

Choreographer Pedro Ruiz brings Latin-inspired dancing to the rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo and cha cha in "Club Havana." Then, viewers are given a contemporary take on Bizet’s classic opera in Gustavo Ramirez Sansano’s "Carmen.maquia."

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

ARTHOUSE

DORIS DUKE THEATRE

 

The Films of Tsai Ming-liang

Through Nov. 13. View screenings of the Malaysian-born, Taiwan-based director who recently became the subject of a major retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image.

‘Rebels of the Neon God’

1 p.m. today, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Thursday

Tsai’s groundbreaking first feature is about a student who becomes obsessed with a young petty thief after he smashes the rearview mirror of his father’s taxi. He begins to stalk both him and his buddy and seeks, and ultimately carries out, his revenge. In Mandarin with English subtitles. (1992, Taiwan, 1:46)

‘Stray Dogs’

7:30 p.m. today, 4 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

A single father makes a living by holding up an advertising placard on a traffic island in the middle of a busy highway while his children wait it out at a supermarket before they get to dine together and sleep in an abandoned building. As the man’s life begins to fall apart, a woman in the supermarket takes the children under her wing. In Mandarin with English subtitles. (2013, Taiwan/France, 2:18)

‘Goodbye, Dragon Inn’

7:30 p.m. Sunday and 1 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

In this homage to a director who influenced his career, King Hu’s classic 1968 film ‘Dragon Inn’ plays for the last time to a sparse crowd while the ticket taker makes dinner, cleans the bathroom and checks in with the projectionist, and audience members wander about. In reality, the theater used for this film shut its doors permanently just before the film was released. In Mandarin with English subtitles. (2003, Taiwan, 1:22)

Opera on Screen: English National Opera’s ‘Carmen’

1 p.m. Sunday and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, $20, $18 for members

Bizet’s “Carmen” features a passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal led by mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte and internationally acclaimed tenor Eric Cutler. Captured live in July. (Opera in two acts, English, 3:14)

MOVIE MUSEUM

3566 Harding Ave. (735-8771); $5, $4 members

‘Before We Go’

2 and 7:45 p.m. today and 2, 5:45 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday

When a woman misses her train at Grand Central Terminal, a busking jazz musician decides to help her make it home before her husband does — but as the evening goes on, the two strangers slowly become confidants and perhaps even more. Rated PG-13. (2014, 1:35)

‘The End of the Tour’

3:45, 5:45 and 9:30 p.m. today and noon, 3:45 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday

A Rolling Stone reporter joins a novelist on a five-day book tour through the American Midwest in 1996, and the two writers end up discussing art, junk food, pop culture and the human condition while gradually revealing their inner selves. With Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky and Ron Livingston. Rated R. (2015, 1:46)

‘Tu Dors Nicole’

12:30, 5:30 and 8:45 p.m. Saturday and 3:45 and 7:15 p.m. Monday

Twenty-two-year-old Nicole is excited to have her parents’ home to herself for the summer, but, unbeknownst to her, brother Remi has the same idea and brings his band home to record a demo, causing her summer vacation to take an unexpected turn. For ages 15 and older. In French with English subtitles. (2014, Canada, 1:33)

‘What Goes Around’ (‘Sorte Kugler’)

2:15 and 7:15 p.m. Saturday

A struggling real estate agent who gets through his days by insulting everyone gets into a serious car accident and visits the afterlife, where he is judged by a celestial game-show host who decides to give him another chance. In Danish with English subtitles. (2009, Denmark/Czech Republic, 1:20)

’Three Many Weddings’ (‘Tres Bodas de Mas’)

3:45 p.m. Saturday

An unlucky-in-love scientist is invited to the weddings of three ex-boyfriends and drags along her intern as a date to all three events so she doesn’t have to go alone. Rated R. (2013, Catalonia/Spain, 1:34)

‘She’s Funny That Way’

2, 5:30 and 9 p.m. Monday

A Broadway director gives a charming Brooklyn call girl a large amount of money to get her life back on track; instead, she decides to become an actress and auditions for his new play. With Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Aniston and Cybil Shepherd. Rated R. (2014, Germany/U.S., 1:33)

‘Mr. Holmes’

2, 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday

In 1947 a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes seeks to set the record straight on his last case, dating back 30 years, involving a mysterious glass musical instrument — and travels to a still-smoldering Hiroshima to investigate. With Ian McKellen, Laura Linney and Milo Parker. Rated PG. (2015, U.K./U.S., 1:44)

‘Noviembre’

3:45 and 9:15 p.m. Thursday

Young drama students form a radical theater troupe to perform on the streets of Madrid, and although they mostly please passers-by, they sometimes are the cause behind fights, accidents and run-ins with the police. For ages 17 and older. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2003, Spain, 1:44)

FRESH CAFE DOWNTOWN

Monday Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m. Monday, 1111 Nuuanu Ave. (436-4326); $5 at the door

‘Paris Was a Woman’

Director Greta Schiller provides a compelling overview of extraordinary American women, many of them bisexual or lesbian, who relocated to the Left Bank of Paris during the turbulent 1920s and produced some of the best classical literature and art known today. (1996, 1:15)

BERLIN & BEYOND HONOLULU FILM FESTIVAL

Today-Sunday, UH-Manoa, Art 132. Festival Pass (includes all films and opening reception), $40-$60. Individual screenings, $7-$9 per film. Tickets: brownpaper-tickets.com/profile/98451. berlinbeyond.com

Opening reception, 6 p.m. today, with German-inspired appetizers, wine and beer, and film showing of “Jack” at 7:30 p.m., $15.

‘Jack’

Jack is a courageous child taking on a lot of responsibilities in helping to run the household alongside his sweet single mother, who is unable to cope. When an accident tears their community apart, Jack is sent to a state-run home but flees during the holidays, picks up his brother and goes in search of their missing mother across Berlin. In German with English subtitles. (2014, Germany, 1:43)

‘Tibetan Warrior’

4 p.m. Saturday

Documentary about Loten Namling, an exiled Tibetan musician living in Switzerland who sets off on a one-man mission to meet politicians, experts and young radicals in an effort to fight for freedom, joining Tibetans who have been resisting Chinese oppression for more than 60 years. (2015, Switzerland/India, 1:24)

‘Inbetween Worlds’

6 p.m. Saturday

Despite losing his brother during an operation in Afghanistan, a German soldier enlists in a mission to the war-torn country and seeks the trust of the local community and allied Afghan militia to protect a village outpost. In German, English, Dari and Pashto with English subtitles. (2014, Afghanistan, 1:38)

‘Fack Ju Gohte’ (‘Suck Me Shakespeer’)

8:30 p.m. Saturday

An ex-con is forced to pose as a substitute teacher after a newly built gym at the school sits directly above his buried stolen loot. In German with English subtitles. (2013, Germany, 1:58)

‘Best Chance’ (‘Beste Chance’)

3 p.m. Sunday

Two best friends who lose touch after high school graduation lead much different lives: Jo travels the world and ends up in India while Kati struggles with college life and final exams. When Kati receives a disturbing voicemail from Jo out of the blue, she drops everything and launches a rescue mission for her but she is left to go it alone. This is the third installment of Marcus H. Rosenmuller’s celebrated “Best” Trilogy. In German with English subtitles. (2014, India/Germany, 1:44)

‘Unlikely Heroes’ (‘Schweizer Helden’)

5 p.m. Sunday

A down-on-her-luck woman volunteers at a refugee camp to help residents prepare for a play in time for New Year’s, but the asylum seekers are not focused as they deal with problems such as staying in the country, love, family and the German language. In Swiss-German and German with English subtitles. (2014, Switzerland, 1:34)

‘Who Am I: No System Is Safe’

7:30 p.m. Sunday

An outsider named Benjamin and his charismatic friend Max share a mutual interest in hacking and form a hacker group with friends called CLAY. For the first time, Benjamin feels like he “belongs,” but when the German Secret Service and Europol start investigating CLAY, he must face the consequences of his actions. In German with English subtitles. (2014, Germany, 1:45)

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