comscore Movies: ‘13 hours,’ ‘Ride Along 2’ | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Movies Calendar | TGIF

Movies: ‘13 hours,’ ‘Ride Along 2’

  • PARAMOUNT PICTURES

    John Krasinski plays Jack Silva in “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

OPENING FRIDAY

‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ **1/2

During the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya, elite ex-military operatives bravely fight back when plans go awry. With James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber and Toby Stephens. Directed by Michael Bay. (R, 2:24)

‘All You Need is Pagibig’

(Not reviewed)

Heartwarming romantic story exploring the complexity of the various types of love, such as the emotion felt within a family, love between siblings, young puppy love, unrequited love, jaded love, true love and more. The ensemble cast includes Kris Aquino, Derek Ramsay, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion, Nova Villa, Ronaldo Valdez, Pokwang, James “Bimby” Yap, and Julia and Talia Concio. In Filipino with English subtitles. (Not rated, 2:06) At Kapolei and Pearlridge West

‘Moonwalkers’

(Not reviewed)

Duped while trying to find Stanley Kubrick in 1969 London, an erratic CIA agent (Ron Perlman) teams with a rock band manager (Rupert Grint) to stage the moon landing. With Robert Sheehan. Directed by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet. (R, 1:47)

‘Norm of the North’ *1/2

Animated tale about a talkative polar bear (voiced by Rob Schneider) who travels to New York City to stop a greedy developer from building condos in the Arctic. With voices of Heather Graham and Ken Jeong. Directed by Trevor Wall. (PG, 1:26)

‘Ride Along 2’ *

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube reunite for this sequel to the 2014 comedy. With Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn, Bruce McGill and Tika Sumpter. Written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. Directed by Tim Story. (PG-13, 1:41)

‘Youth’ ***

Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel play longtime friends, a composer and a screenwriter, reflecting on their lives and art at a Swiss resort. With Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda. Written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino. (R, 2:03) At Kahala 8

NOW PLAYING

‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ *

Alvin, Simon and Theodore must get to Miami in three days to stop Dave from proposing to his new girlfriend. (PG, 1:26)

‘Beauty and the Bestie’

(Not reviewed)

A policeman seeks help from his former best friend in a case involving a beauty pageant. With Ellen Adarna, Tess Antonio and Jovit Baldivino. In Filipino with English subtitles. (Not rated, 1:59) At Kapolei and Pearlridge West

‘The Big Short’ ****

Angered by the greed of corporations and anticipating the housing bubble, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt set out to make the big banks pay. With Finn Whitrock, Marisa Tomei, Karen Gillan and Melissa Leo. Written by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay. Based on the book by Michael Lewis. Directed by McKay. (R, 2:10)

‘Carol’ ****

Cate Blanchett stars as a married woman who falls in love with young shopgirl Rooney Mara in 1950s New York, where their relationship is tested by societal conventions. With Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler and Jake Lacy. Written by Phyllis Nagy. Based on the novel “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith. Directed by Todd Haynes. (R, 1:58) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘Creed’ ***1/2

“Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan portrays Apollo Creed’s son, who asks his late father’s former rival, Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone, to return to boxing as his trainer. With Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad and Anthony Bellew. Directed by Ryan Coogler; written by Coogler and Aaron Covington, based on characters from the “Rocky” series written by Stallone. (PG-13, 2:12) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Pearl Highlands Stadium 12

‘Daddy’s Home’ ***

The world of stepdad Will Ferrell is upended when the children’s anarchic biological father, played by Mark Wahlberg, pays a visit. With Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church and Hannibal Buress. Written by Brian Burns, Sean Anders and John Morris. Directed by Anders. (PG-13, 1:36)

‘The Danish Girl’ **

Eddie Redmayne stars as an artist who discovers his identity as a woman and becomes a transgender pioneer with the help of his wife and fellow artist in 1920s Copenhagen. With Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, Amber Heard and Matthias Schoenaerts. Written by Lucinda Coxon. Based on the book by David Ebershoff. Directed by Tom Hooper. (R, 2:00) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘The Forest’ **

Despite dire warnings, a young American (Natalie Dormer) enters Japan’s Aokigahara Forest in search of her missing twin sister (also played by Dormer) and encounters the malevolent souls of the dead. With Taylor Kinney, Eoin Macken and Yukiyoshi Ozawa. Written by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca, based on an idea by David S. Goyer. Directed by Jason Zada. (PG-13, 1:33)

‘The Good Dinosaur’ **1/2

An apatosaurus makes a human friend in a world where dinosaurs did not go extinct in Pixar’s latest animated film. With the voices of Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Steve Zahn, Anna Paquin and Sam Elliott. Directed by Peter Sohn. (PG, 1:40)

‘The Hateful Eight’ ***1/2

Shortly after the Civil War, an octet of dangerous strangers convenes at a Wyoming stagecoach stopover during a blizzard in writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s Western. With Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Channing Tatum. (R, 3:02)

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’ ***

Jennifer Lawrence is back for the fourth and final film in the young adult franchise, which pits Katniss and friends against President Snow as they attempt to liberate the citizens of Panem. With Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Donald Sutherland. Written by Peter Craig and Danny Strong; adaptation by Suzanne Collins, based on her novel “Mockingjay.” Directed by Francis Lawrence. (PG-13, 2:17) At Pearl Highlands Stadium 12

‘Joy’ **

Writer-director David O. Russell reunites with stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in this intergenerational story of a young woman who founds a business dynasty based on a cleaning product. With Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen and Isabella Rossellini. Story by Annie Mumolo and Russell. (PG-13, 2:04) At Kahala 8

‘Point Break’ **1/2

Inspired by the 1991 surfer crime movie about an FBI agent infiltrating a gang of extreme athletes who use their feats to pull off elaborate capers. With Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Delroy Lindo and Ray Winstone. Written by Kurt Wimmer; story by Rick King, W. Peter Iliff and Wimmer; based on the 1991 film. Directed by Ericson Core. (PG-13, 1:53)

‘The Revenant’ ***

Leonardo DiCaprio stars as an explorer left for dead in the wilderness, who fights for survival and a return to his family. With Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter. Written by Mark L. Smith and Alejandro G. Inarritu, based in part on the novel by Michael Punke. Directed by Inarritu. (R, 2:36)

‘Room’ ****

A young woman (Brie Larson) and her son (Jacob Tremblay) who have been locked in a 10-by-10-foot room for years carry out a daring escape and then must adjust to the world at large. With Joan Allen, William H. Macy and Tom McCamus. Written by Emma Donoghue. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. (R, 1:58) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘Sisters’ **

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler star as out-of-touch siblings who return to clean out their childhood home, which their parents plan to sell. They decide to throw one last party for old times’ sake. With Maya Rudolph, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest and James Brolin. Written by Paula Pell. Directed by Jason Moore. (R, 1:58)

‘Spotlight’ ****

A fact-based drama about the Boston Globe’s monthslong investigation of a cover-up of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. With Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Mark Ruffalo. Written by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer. Directed by McCarthy. (R, 2:08) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ ***1/2

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher return for the latest installment of the space saga as it kicks off another trilogy set in a galaxy far, far away. With Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Directed by Abrams. (PG-13, 2:16)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

The Metropolitan Opera: ‘Les Pecheurs de Perles Live’

12:55 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $25

Bizet’s opera of lust and longing starring soprano Diana Damrau as Leila, and tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as her suitors. (2:55)

Turner Classic Movies Presents: ‘Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid’

2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $17

The 1969 award-winning film starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two bank/train robbers making a run from the law. Won Oscars for screenplay, cinematography, original song and original score. (1:50)

‘Israel Houghton and Newbreed Alive in Asia’

7 p.m. Tuesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $16

Multiconcert show with an exclusive Q&A session featuring Israel Houghton and special guests from Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. (2:00)

ARTHOUSE

DORIS DUKE THEATRE

Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. (532-8768, honolulumuseum.org); $10, $8 members

Bollywood Film Festival / “The Apu Trilogy”

Runs through Feb. 5. $10, $8 members.

>> ‘Meet the Patels’

1 p.m. today and Tuesday

True romantic comedy about a 30-something Indian-American involved in a “love triangle” with the woman of his dreams and, of all people, his parents. In English and Gujarati with English subtitles. (2014, India, 1:28)

>> ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

7 p.m. today

The lives of members of the seemingly happy family of Kamal and Neelam Mehra are unraveled during a mega-cruise while celebrating the Mehras’ 30th wedding anniversary: Kamal is near financial bankruptcy; he and his wife hate each other; their daughter is on the verge of a divorce; and their son, who is supposed to be in training to inherit the family business, is set to marry the sole daughter of a wealthy family yet falls in love with a dancer aboard the ship. In Hindi with English subtitles. (2015, India, 2:50)

>> ‘Dhanak: Rainbow’

1 p.m. Saturday

Orphaned and inseparable siblings Pari and her blind younger brother are on their own after an uncle is no longer able to care for them. After seeing a poster with an image of the great Shah Rukh Khan, Pari is convinced this man will help her brother, and together they set off on a colorful, magical journey. In Hindi with English subtitles. (2015, India, 1:46)

>> ‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar: Let’s Dance to the Rhythm’

4 p.m. Saturday

Bardroy Barretto’s musical is based on the lives of Goan jazz musicians Lorna Cordeiro and Chris Perry, and explores the bittersweet relationship between a young singer and her music mentor. In Konkani with English subtitles. (2015, India, 2:36)

>> ‘Miss India America’

7:30 p.m. Saturday

Determined 18-year-old Lily has two goals: become a brain surgeon and marry her high-school sweetheart. But when her boyfriend runs off with the reigning Miss India America, she vows to get him back by winning the title of the next Miss India America. (2015, 1:35)

>> ‘The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali: Song of the Little Road’

4 p.m. Sunday

The debut of director Satyajit Ray depicts rural Bengali life by following a family comprised of multifaceted characters over several years and introducing us to little Apu and the women who help shape him: his independent older sister; his harried mother who must hold the family together while her husband is often away; and an elderly aunt. (1955, India, 2:05)

>> ‘The Apu Trilogy: Aparajito: The Unvanquished’

7:30 p.m. Sunday

Second film in a trilogy finds Apu and his family living in the bustling holy city of Varanasi, where he progresses into a curious teen undergoing academic and moral education while the relationship between him and his mother grows complex. In Bengali with English subtitles. (1956, India, 1:49)

>> ‘The Apu Trilogy: Apur Sansar: The World of Apu’

7:30 p.m. Tuesday

In this final chapter, Apu is in his early 20s and out of college, with aspirations of becoming a writer. Meanwhile an unlikely turn of events results in romance and fatherhood. In Bengali with English subtitles. (1959, India, 1:45)

‘Court’

1 p.m. Thursday

The trial of an elderly folk singer and grass-roots organizer becomes a ridiculous show of institutional incompetence, with many procedural delays and coached witnesses. Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, this film was India’s official selection for the 2015 Academy Awards and a recipient of 29 international awards. In Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati with English subtitles. (2014, India, 1:56)

‘Elizabeth Ekadashi’

7:30 p.m. Thursday

Two siblings are faced with losing their prized possession — a beloved bicycle named Elizabeth that was handcrafted by their late father — after the bank repossesses their mother’s precious knitting machine. In Marathi with English subtitles. (2014, India, 1:30)

MOVIE MUSEUM

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

‘The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam’

11 a.m., and 4:15 and 7:45 p.m. today

An Iranian-American tells his 12-year-old brother the story of their 11th-century ancestor, mathematician and poet Omar Khayyam. For ages 10 and older. (2005, 1:35)

‘Train Man’ (‘Densha Otoko’)

12:45 and 6 p.m. today

After a 22-year-old computer geek saves a pretty girl from a creep on a train, she thanks him by sending him an Hermes tea set. Clueless as to how to talk to her, he elicits online advice using the pseudonym “Train Man” and gains enough confidence to ask her out. For ages 12 and older. (2005, Japan, 1:41)

‘Sunshine on Leith’

2:30 and 9:30 p.m. today; 5 p.m. Monday

Adaptation of Stephen Greenhorn’s hit musical about two buddies who, after fighting in Afghanistan, anxiously return home to Edinburgh to their family and friends, and perhaps even love. For ages 10 and older. (2013, Scotland, 1:36)

‘The Necessities of Life’ (‘Ce qu’il faut pour vivre’)

11 a.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:45 p.m. Monday, 8:45 p.m. Thursday

An Inuit hunter seeking treatment for tuberculosis travels to Quebec City, but he becomes despondent in a faraway land, as he cannot speak French and no one speaks Inuktitut. His will to live is revived after meeting a young orphan at the sanatorium. Rated PG. In Inuktitut and French with subtitles. (2008, Canada, 1:42)

‘The Martian’

1, 3:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday

An astronaut-botanist, who is presumed dead after his manned mission to Mars encounters a ferocious storm, finds himself stranded alone with meager supplies and needing to use his ingenuity to contact NASA and survive until he is rescued. With Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig and Jeff Daniels. Directed by Ridley Scott. Rated PG-13. (2015, U.S./U.K., 2:24)

‘Apron Strings’

Noon, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday

Food-centric drama about three estranged sisters, two of whom reunite through Indian cuisine while another, a baker, is faced with the homecoming of her pregnant, unmarried daughter. In English and Panjabi with subtitles. (2008, New Zealand, 1:30)

‘Spanish Affair’

1:45, 5:15 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday

Romantic comedy about Amaia, a Basque girl who, after being jilted by her groom as she visits Seville for her bridal shower, gets into a squabble with Rafa, an Andalusian waiter who pokes fun at Basque people. After spending a rowdy night together, Rafa finds himself traveling north in search of Amaia, perhaps in search of love. In Spanish and Basque with English subtitles. (2014, Spain, 1:38)

Double feature:

11 a.m. and 3 and 8:45 p.m. Monday

>> ‘An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker’

A poor Roma family is faced with a medical crisis in a shantytown a far distance away from any urban center. For ages 12 and older. (2013, Bosnia/Herzegovina/France/Slovenia/Italy, 1:15)

>> ‘Fatima’s Hand’

A BASE jumper travels to Mali to jump off the 2,000-foot-tall rock formation known as the Hand of Fatima, a challenge filled with sharp rocks and aggressive winds. For ages 12 and older. (2006, Germany, 0:38)

‘Josee, the Tiger and the Fish’ (‘Joze to tora to sakana tachi’)

Noon and 6:30 p.m. Thursday

An unusual romance blossoms between a college student and a young woman with cerebral palsy who’s been kept hidden from society by her grandmother. For ages 15 and older. (2003, Japan, 1:56)

‘The Handsome Suit’ (‘Hansamu sutsu’)

2:15 and 4:15 p.m. Thursday

A chubby chef accustomed to being shunned by women is transformed into his handsome alter ego whenever he dons his specially designed miracle suit. One day he gets the attention of a hot supermodel in town, but how long will the ploy work to his advantage? For ages 13 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2008, Japan, 1:55)

Comments (0)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Leave a Reply

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up