Entertainment

Playing this week in Bellingham

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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

“The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows”

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Fri. 6:15 p.m.; Sat.-Sun.: 12, 5:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 6:15 p.m.

Animated Shorts

Pickford Film Center: Sun. 1 p.m.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” — Ben Affleck dons the cowl to take on Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel in the duo’s first big-screen pairing. With Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg. Written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer. Directed by Zack Snyder. (2:31) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 6:45, 7, 7:15, 8:15, 10:15, 10:30 p.m.; Fri. 12:20, 4, 6:20, 7:40, 11:10 p.m.; Sat. 11:40, 3:20, 6:20, 7, 10:30 p.m.; Sun. 11, 2:40, 5:40, 6:20, 9:45 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:50, 5:20, 8:50 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 IMAX 3D: Thurs. 6, 9:30 p.m.; Fri. 11:40, 3:20, 7, 10:30 p.m.; Sat. 8:50, 12:20, 4, 7:40, 11:10 p.m.; Sun. 11:40, 3:20, 7, 10:20 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 11:50, 3:20, 6:50, 10:10 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 6:15, 6:30, 7:30, 7:50, 8:30, 9:45, 10, 11 p.m.; Fri. 12:50, 4:30, 8:10 p.m.; Sat. 9:30, 12:50, 4:30, 8:10 p.m.

Bolshoi Ballet: “Spartacus”

Pickford Film Center: Sun. 11

“Cuddly Critters”

Pickford Film Center: Sat. 11:30

“The Importance of Being Earnest on Stage”

Pickford Film Center: Wed. 6 p.m.

Live Action Shorts

Pickford Film Center: Sat. 1 p.m.

“Moomins On The Riviera”

Pickford Film Center: Sat. 3 p.m.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

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

“Where To Invade Next”

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 3:45, 8:45 p.m.

“Zootopia”

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:45, 1:20, 3:20, 4, 6:35, 9:10 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 2:05, 4:45, 7:20, 9:55 p.m.

CRITICS’ CHOICE

“The Big Short” — Adam McKay, with the help of Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, has made a very funny film about a very serious situation, 2008’s global financial collapse. (2:10) R.

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 9 p.m.

“Embrace of the Serpent” — This Oscar-nominated Colombia film is a strikingly photographed black-and-white epic that intertwines a passionate attack on the depredations of invasive capitalism with a potent adventure story. In Spanish and Amazonian languages with English subtitles. (2:05) NR.

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 1:15, 6:15 p.m.; Fri. 3:30, 9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun.: 2:45, 8:15 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 3:30, 9 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.

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri. 3:50, 8:45 p.m.; Sat.-Sun.: 7:30 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 3:50, 8:45 p.m.; Wed. 3:50, 9:15 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. 1:30, 6:15 p.m.; Fri. 1:15, 6:15 p.m.; Sat. 3:50, 6:15 p.m.; Sun. 4:55 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:15, 6:15 p.m.

“The Wave” — Nothing profound here, just a crackling disaster movie, Norwegian style, that adds effective acting to gangbusters special effects, resulting in a white-knuckle experience a bit higher on the plausibility scale than what we’re used to from Hollywood. In Norwegian with English subtitles. (1:44) R.

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 1:15, 6:30 p.m.

ALSO PLAYING

“All the Time in the World” — Documentary by first-time Canadian filmmaker Suzanne Crocker follows a family of five as they stake out a new life in a remote area of the Yukon with no road access, no electricity, no running water, no electronics and no Internet. (1:23) NR.

Pickford Film Center: Sun. 3 p.m.

“The Brothers Grimsby” — It’s not unfunny in spots, but it huffs and puffs (among other bodily functions) more often than it splits the sides. (1:23) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:50, 3:05 p.m.

“The Confirmation” — Clive Owen stars as a divorced carpenter whose prized toolbox is stolen, leading to an adventure with his 8-year-old son in this comedy. With Jaeden Lieberher, Patton Oswalt and Maria Bello. Written and directed by “Nebraska” screenwriter Bob Nelson. (1:40) PG-13.

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 4 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. 1:45, 4:40, 7:25, 10:05 p.m.

“The Divergent Series: Allegiant” — This next installment taken from the best-selling books is the kind of movie where when a character says “We’re gonna be OK,” you know their troubles are just beginning. Especially if that character’s name happens to be Tris Prior. (2:01) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:30, 1:30, 3:25, 4:20, 7:45, 10:50 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 IMAX: Thurs. 2:10 p.m.

“Eddie the Eagle” — Prepare to be amused, moved and inspired by the ebullient tale of Britain’s wildly unlikely, first-ever Winter Olympics ski jumper, Michael “Eddie” Edwards. (Gary Goldstein, Feb. 26) (1:46) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:40 p.m.

“Hello, My Name Is Doris” — Sally Field gives perhaps the year’s first Oscar-worthy lead actress performance in the funny, beguiling and affecting little film that shows it’s never too late to come of age. (1:30) R.

Pickford Film Center: Fri. 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:45 p.m.; Sat. 11:15, 1:30, 5:15, 8:45 p.m.; Sun. 10:45, 2:35, 5:15, 7:25 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:45 p.m.; Wed. 1:30, 4, 8:45 p.m.

“London Has Fallen” — This by-the-numbers slog, which returns stars Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart, represents a geopolitical obliteration fantasy flushed from the mind of the angriest and dumbest and most conspiracy-minded among us. (1:39)

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:35, 4:05, 10:45 p.m.

“Miracles From Heaven” — After an accident, a young girl with an incurable disease experiences a reversal unexplainable by medical experts. With Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson, John Carroll Lynch. Written by Randy Brown. Directed by Patricia Riggen. (1:49) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:05, 3:55, 6:40, 9:15 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. 12:55, 4:25 p.m.

“10 Cloverfield Lane” — Not a sequel in any conventional sense, the movie is designed to be fun, efficient and accessible and delivers precisely and exactly on that and nothing more. (1:45) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:35, 1:50, 3:30, 4:30, 7:10, 10:10 p.m.

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” — The film stars Tina Fey as a battle-untested TV news producer and writer thrown into the war correspondent game in Afghanistan, but most of the film settles for comic dithering and hoked-up romance under fire. (1:51) R. With “Anomalisa.”

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:30, 5:30 p.m.

“The Young Messiah” — British accents, shadowy demonic figures, tasteful touches of sex and violence all make the movie feel bland and hidebound, with none of the “you are there” vitality of some of the best films about the life of Christ. (1:51) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 3:15 p.m.

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

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