Movie Lounge – December 21

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Movie Lounge – December 21

What’s playing this week. It’s a bigger week than usual for new releases – Christmas is traditionally the busiest moviegoing night of the year – and a bad week for one-off screenings.

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New Releases

1. The Favourite
directed by Yorgis Lanthimos
starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz
opens Friday 12/14 at Avon Cinema, Showcase Cinemas Warwick, and Mystic Luxury Cinemas

2. Bumblebee
directed by Travis Knight
starring Hailee Steinfeld, Dylan O’Brien, and Megyn Price
opens Friday 12/21 at all the big movie theaters

3. Mary Queen of Scots
directed by Josie Rourke
starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, and Jack Lowden
playing daily at Showcase Cinemas (Providence Place/Warwick), Cinemaworld Lincoln, and Jane Pickens Theater

4. Zero
Hindi with English subtitles
directed by Aanand L. Rai
starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, and Katrina Kaif
opens Friday 12/21 at Showcase Cinemas Providence Place

5. Aquaman
directed by James Wan
starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Willem Dafoe
opens Friday 12/21 at all the big movie theaters*

6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
voiced by Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, and Hailee Steinfeld
playing daily at all the big movie theaters


This one’s only a Top 4 this week because the Greenwich Odeum’s screening of It’s a Wonderful Life sold out already and that’s about all that’s going on this week.

1. Gremlins (1984)
directed by Joe Dante
starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, and Hoyt Axton
screening Friday 12/21 at United Theatre (10pm)

2. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
directed by Peter Jackson
screening Thursday 12/27 at Showcase Cinemas (Providence Place/Warwick) and Regal Cinemas (Swansea/Bellingham/Pawcatuck)

3. A Christmas Story (1983)
directed by Bob Clark
starring Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, and Darren McGavin
screening Saturday 12/22 at Greenwich Odeum (4pm)

4. The Polar Express (2004)
FREE! (for kids)

directed by Robert Zemeckis
starring Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, and Michael Jeter
screening daily through Monday 12/23 at Cinemaworld Lincoln (11am)

Also opening this week

Second Act
Welcome to Marwen
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice (out Tuesday 12/25)
Holmes & Watson (out Tuesday 12/25)

Catch It While You Can

Creed II
directed by Steven Caple Jr.
starring Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, and Phylicia Rashad
playing daily at Showcase Cinemas (Providence Place / Warwick Mall) and Route One Cinema Pub

* 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