Movie Lounge – January 4

if beale street could talk

Movie Lounge – January 4

What’s playing this week, ranked by how good the movies might be.

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New Releases

1. If Beale Street Could Talk
directed by Barry Jenkins
starring KiKi Layne, Stephan James, and Colman Domingo
opens Friday 1/4 at Avon Cinema and Showcase Cinemas Warwick

2. Simmba
Hindi with English subtitles
directed by Rohit Shetty
starring Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, and Sonu Sood
playing daily at Showcase Cinemas Providence Place

3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (**** 1/2)
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

4. Antariksham 9000 KMPH
Telugu with English subtitles
directed by Sankalp Reddy
starring Varun Tej, Aditi Rao Hydari and Lavanya Tripathi
playing daily at East Providence Cinema

5. 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, Regal Cinemas Bellingham, and Jane Pickens Theater

6. Bumblebee
directed by Travis Knight
starring Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, and Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
playing daily at all the big movie theaters


This one’s only a Top 4 this week because most programmers haven’t kicked off their winter screenings yet.

1. The Human Element (2019)
directed by Matthew Testa
featuring James Balog
screening Thursday 1/10 at Jane Pickens Theater (6:30pm)

2. Three Stooges Film Festival

starring Larry, Moe, and Curly
screening Friday 1/4 at Stadium Theatre (7pm)

3. Green for Danger (1946)
directed by Sidney Gilliat
starring Alastair Sim, Leo Genn, and Sally Gray
screening Friday 1/4 at Newport Library (2:30pm)

4. Modest Heroes (2019)
animated, Japanese with English subtitles
directed by Yoshiyuki Momose, Akihiko Yamashita, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi
voiced by Joe Odagiri, and Machiko Ono
screening Thursday 1/10 at Showcase Cinemas (Providence Place/Warwick only) and Regal Cinemas Swansea

Also opening this week

Escape Room

Catch It While You Can

At Eternity’s Gate
directed by Julian Schnabel
starring Willem Defoe, Oscar Isaac, and Rupert Friend
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