Entertainment

Movies playing in Bellingham the week of Feb. 25

Stephan James, left, plays Jesse Owens and Shanice Banton is Ruth Solomon in Stephen Hopkins’ “Race,” a Focus Features release.
Stephan James, left, plays Jesse Owens and Shanice Banton is Ruth Solomon in Stephen Hopkins’ “Race,” a Focus Features release. Associated Press

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Barkley Village 16: 3005 Cinema Place, 360-527-1320

Pickford Film Center: 1318 Bay St., 360-738-0735

Limelight Cinema: 1416 Cornwall Ave., 360-738-0735

Ratings: Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.

OPENING THIS WEEK

“Eddie the Eagle” — Inspirational story of Eddie Edwards, the unlikely British ski jumper who captivated the world at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. With Taron Egerton, Christopher Walken and Hugh Jackman. Written by Sean Macaulay. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. (1:46) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7:30, 10:10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12:40, 5, 7:50, 10:25 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:30, 4:10,6:55, 9:40 p.m.

“Gods of Egypt” — To save his true love, mortal hero Bek teams with god Horus to battle Set, the god of darkness, who illegitimately occupies the throne of Egypt. With Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman. Written by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless. Directed by Alex Proyas. (1:40) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 8 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12:10, 3:10, 6:20 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12:30, 3:25, 6:35 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 9:20 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 9:30 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 IMAX 3D: Thurs. 7, 10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1, 4, 7, 10 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1, 3:55, 7:05, 10 p.m.

“Triple 9” — A rookie police officer throws a wrench into the heist plans of crooked cops in league with the Russian mob. With Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie. Written by Matt Cook. Directed by John Hillcoat. (1:55) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7:10, 9:55 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1:10, 4:10, 7:40, 10:20 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:15, 4, 6:40, 9:20 p.m.

CRITICS’ CHOICE

“Brooklyn” — Impeccably directed by John Crowley, feelingly adapted by Nick Hornby from Colm Toibin’s fine novel and blessed with heart-stopping work from star Saoirse Ronan and the rest of the cast, “Brooklyn” is about love and heartache, loneliness and intimacy, what home means and how we achieve it. (1:51) PG-13.

Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 3:40 p.m.

“45 Years” — Accomplished British veterans Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay conduct a master class in understated acting that explores what happens to a long-term marriage when a disturbance in the field shifts the ground under everyone’s feet. (1:35) NR.

Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 6:15, 8:35 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 4 p.m.; Sun. 11; Mon.-Wed.: 4 p.m.

“Hail, Caesar!” — A droll Coen brothers tribute to and spoof of Hollywood past that amuses from beginning to end with its site specific re-creation of the studio system and the movies that made it famous. (1:40) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:20, 4:05, 6:50, 9:25 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1:45, 7:15 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:10, 7:15 p.m.

“The Lady in the Van” — Maggie Smith stars in this sharp British comedy — written by Alan Bennett, based on his play and directed by Nicholas Hytner. A delicately written, boisterously performed movie about the difficult people who dare us to care about them. (1:43) PG-13.

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 4, 6:30, 9 p.m.; Fri. 4, 6:30, 8:50 p.m.; Sat. 1:25, 4, 6:30, 8:50 p.m.; Sun. 11:30; Mon. 4, 6:30, 8:50 p.m.; Tues. 4, 6:30 p.m.; Wed. 4, 6:30, 8:50 p.m.

“Son of Saul” — This drama set in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944 is an immersive experience of the most disturbing kind, an unwavering vision of a particular kind of hell. No matter how many Holocaust films you’ve seen, you’ve not seen one like this. (K.Tu., Dec. 18) Hungarian, Yiddish, German and Polish with English subtitles. (1:47) R.

Limelight Cinema: Fri. 6:15 p.m.; Sat. 1:20, 6:15 p.m.; Sun. 1:20 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 6:15 p.m.

ALSO PLAYING

“The Choice” — An inauspicious first production for novelist Nicholas Sparks’ nascent film company, it stretches a first act’s worth of low-concept romantic dramedy into two acts, then tacks on a tragic third act to create the movie’s raison d’etre. (Gary Goldstein, Feb. 5) (1:51) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 3:25 p.m.

“Deadpool” — Energetically played by Ryan Reynolds, the aggressively verbal mutant starts out strong but wears out his welcome before you know it. (1:46) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:40, 2:50, 3:20, 5:30, 6:10, 8:20, 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12:20, 12:50, 1:50, 3, 3:30,4:40, 5:50, 6:30, 7:30, 8:40, 9:15, 10:15 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12:40, 1:50, 2:50, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:10, 7:10, 8:20, 8:50, 10:05 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 IMAX: Thurs. 1:20, 4 p.m.

“The 5th Wave” — It’s the end of the world as we know it — yet again — in a largely silly sci-fi action-thriller with a wobbly narrative based on the best-selling young adult novel by Rick Yancey. (1:52) PG-13. Directed by J Blakeson.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:35, 4:15 p.m.

“The Finest Hours” — An old-fashioned rescue yarn, nautical division, starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger and so earnest and four-square it might have been made in the 1950s as well as taking place there. (1:57) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:55 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 4:25, 9:45 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 4:15, 9:45 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 3:40, 6:20 p.m.

“Flowing”

Pickford Film Center: Tues. 6:30 p.m.

“45 Years”

Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 6:15, 8:35 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 4 p.m.; Sun. 11; Mon.-Wed.: 4 p.m.

“How to Be Single” — Roughly half the scenes are terrible, there’s a dose of voice-over narration assigned that is so, so very Carrie Bradshaw, you half-expect Sarah Jessica Parker to show up with a lawsuit. But I enjoyed enough not to resent it. (1:50) R.

Barkley Village 16:T hurs. 1:45, 4:25, 7:05, 9:55 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.:1:05, 3:45, 6:30, 9:10 p.m.

“Kung Fu Panda 3” — The latest installment in the mega-successful animated film series brings back the chubby, chop-sockying black-and-white bear, Po, and his familiar cohorts in a beautifully rendered, lovingly constructed action-comedy that’s sure to please kids and adults alike. (1:35) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 2, 4:40, 7:10, 9:35 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1:20, 3:50, 6:15, 8:50 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:45,4:05, 6:25, 8:45 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 1:30, 4:10 p.m.

“Race” — This frustrating and somewhat dodgy movie can’t help but engage when it gets to the Olympics. But what’s the point of telling Jesse Owens’ story if you don’t get into what made him tick, and drove his success as an athlete? (2:14) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:30, 3:35, 6:40, 9:45 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 9:55 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12:35, 3:40, 6:45, 9:50 p.m.

“The Red Carpet Affair”

Pickford Film Center: Sun. 4 p.m.

“The Revenant” — Oscar-winning director Alejandro Innaritu is up to his old pretentious tricks, but his wilderness survival tale is saved by a potent performance by Leonardo DiCaprio and brilliant cinematography by Emmanuel Lubetzki. (2:36) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:55, 5:20, 8:40 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12, 3:20, 6:40, 10:05 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:40, 5, 8:25 p.m.

“Risen” — Rome orders a military tribune to investigate Jesus’ final weeks and quell a potential uprising in Jerusalem. With Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis. Written by Kevin Reynolds and Paul Aiello. Directed by Reynolds. (1:47) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12:55, 3:35, 6:20, 9 p.m.

“Southbound”

Limelight Cinema: Fri.-Sat.: 8:45 p.m.; Sun. 9:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 8:45 p.m.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — Though a definite improvement on the last three abortive “Star Wars” prequels, this much-anticipated effort is only at its best in fits and starts, its success dependent on who of its mix of franchise veterans and first timers is on the screen. (2:16) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:50 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12:05, 3:05, 6:10, 9:25 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12:45, 3:50, 6:50, 9:55 p.m.

“Where To Invade Next” — Michael Moore’s new movie has the feel of an activist travelogue. How much filmgoers enjoy it may depend on how much they enjoy the mixture of smugness and naivete in a college sophomore. (1:50) R.

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 3:35, 6:15, 8:50 p.m.; Fri. 3:35, 6:15, 9 p.m.; Sat. 1, 3:35, 6:15, 9 p.m.; Sun. 11:15; Mon. 3:35, 6:15, 9 p.m.; Tues. 3:35, 9:15 p.m.; Wed. 3:35, 6:15, 9 p.m.

“The Witch” — Strange events befall a farmer and his family when they are banished to the edge of an ominous forest in 1630 New England. With Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie. Written and directed by Robert Eggers. (1:30) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:15, 4, 6:35, 9:05 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1:25, 4:05, 6:45, 9:10 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:55, 4:25, 7, 9:35 p.m.

Reviews and movie descriptions from the Los Angeles Times. Movie times from Gracenote.

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