Movie Lounge – January 11

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Movie Lounge – January 11

What’s playing this week, ranked by how good the movies might be. If you’re a movie fan looking for some vintage posters, there’s an auction – two, actually – Saturday morning at Bruneau Auctioneers in Cranston. Items up for grabs include original posters for classic films (Chinatown, Raging Bull) as well as movies that are, uh, not so classic (Swedish Wedding Night, Attack of the Crab Monsters).

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1. The Hate U Give (2018)

directed by George Tillman Jr.
starring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, and Russell Hornsby
screening Thursday 1/17 at Lincoln School (6pm)
Screening followed by panel discussion with RI leaders to explore and reflect on the film’s themes and messages
reserve seats here

2. M (1931)

German with English subtitles
directed by Fritz Lang
starring Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, and Inge Landgut
screening Thursday 1/17 at Warwick Library (7pm)
part of the series The Best Movies in the World

3. The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen (2018/2019)
directed by Jake Castorena and Sam Liu
voiced by Jerry O’Connell, Rosario Dawson, and Nathan Fillion
screening Sunday 1/13 at Regal Cinemas Swansea and Monday 1/14 at Regal Cinemas Swansea and Showcase Cinemas (Providence Place/Warwick only)

4. Selma (2014)
directed by Ava DuVernay
starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, and Tim Roth
screening Monday 1/14 at Pawtucket Library (1pm)

5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
directed by David Lean
starring Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, and Anthony Quinn
screening Thursday 1/17 at Greenwich Odeum

Current Releases

1. Petta
Telugu with English subtitles
directed by Karthik Subbaraj
starring Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, and Simran
playing daily at Showcase Cinemas Providence Place

2. Replicas
directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff
starring Alice Eve, Keanu Reeves, and Emily Alyn Lind
opens Thursday 1/10 at all the big movie theaters

3. NTR: Mahanayakudu
Telugu with English subtitles
directed by Krish Jagarlamudi
starring Vidya Balan, Rana Daggubati, and Shriya Saran
playing daily at Showcase Cinemas Providence Place

4. A Star Is Born (**** 1/2)
directed by Bradley Cooper
starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Sam Elliott
playing daily at Route One Cinema Pub and Showcase Cinemas Providence Place

5. The Wife
directed by Björn L. Runge
starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, and Max Irons
playing daily at Showcase Cinemas Warwick

Still playing

If Beale Street Could Talk (*****)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (**** 1/2)

Also opening this week

F2: Fun & Frustration
Vinaya Vidhaya Rama
The Upside
On the Basis of Sex
A Dog’s Way Home

Catch It While You Can

Boy Erased
directed by Joel Edgerton
starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Russell Crowe
playing daily at East Providence 10

* All the big movie theaters:
Cinemaworld Lincoln
Entertainment South Kingstown
Island Cinema 10
Picture Show at South Coast Marketplace
Regal Cinemas Bellingham
Regal Cinemas Pawcatuck
Regal Cinemas Stadium Swansea
Showcase Cinemas North Attleboro
Showcase Cinemas Providence Place
Showcase Cinemas Seekonk
Showcase Cinemas Warwick
Showcase Cinemas Warwick Mall