DEAR MR. WATTERSON — Not rated
(No industry rating) A documentary about Northeast Ohio cartoonist Bill Watterson and the impact of his newspaper comic strip Calvin & Hobbes. 1 hour, 29 minutes.
NEBRASKA — HHHH
(R for some language) Woody (Bruce Dern), an old man in the middle stages of dementia, becomes convinced that he has won a million dollars, and he sets out on foot from his home to collect the money. Because Woody is beyond the reach of reason, his son (Will Forte) decides to drive him. 1 hour, 55 minutes.
OUT OF THE FURNACE — HH
(R for strong violence, language and drug content) When a man mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother takes matters into his own hands. An ambitious, impressionistic and confused ode to steel belt machismo, code, family and revenge. 1 hour, 53 minutes.
Capitol Theatre, Cinemark Aurora 10, Independence 10, Interstate Park Cinema 18, Lake Cinemas 8, Macedonia Cinemark 15, Massillon 12, Montrose 12, Regal Medina Stadium 16, Shaker Square Cinemas, Tinseltown USA, Tower City Cinemas, Valley View 24, Wooster Movies 10
Playing through next week
12 YEARS A SLAVE — HHHH
(R — violence/cruelty, some nudity, brief sexuality) In the antebellum United States, a free black man from upstate New York is abducted and sold into slavery, forcing him to fight for years to survive and maintain his dignity. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Alfre Woodard and Benedict Cumberbatch. 2 hours, 12 minutes.
ABOUT TIME — HHH
(R — language, some sexual content) A young man discovers that he can travel through time and also meets the love of his life, but he comes to realize his gift doesn’t necessarily make life’s ups and downs any easier to deal with. With Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. 2 hours, 3 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS —HHH
(PG — some mild, rude humor) James McAvoy provides the voice of the title character in this animated adventure that explains how Santa delivers gifts all over the world in one night. 1 hour, 37 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY — HHH
(R — language, sexual content, brief nudity) As was the case in 1999’s The Best Man, the talented and enormously likable cast (including Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan and Nia Long) have terrific, natural chemistry in this sequel and turn in excellent performances while alternating between light comedy and some seriously heavy dramatic lifting. 2 hours, 2 minutes.
BLACK NATIVITY — HH½
(PG — thematic material, language, a menacing situation) A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey. With Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Jennifer Hudson. 1 hour, 34 minutes.
THE BOOK THIEF — Not rated
(PG-13 — some violence and intense depiction of thematic material) While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. With Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. 2 hours, 11 minutes.
THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE — HH
(PG — mild thematic elements) As the dawn of the electric age threatens a centuries-old legend in a small English town, a progressive young minister finds himself at odds with a fiery candle maker. With Susan Boyle, Samantha Barks, Hans Matheson and Lesley Manville. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Showing only at Interstate Park 18, Akron. 330-644-0414. 330-497-9118.
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB — HHH
(R — pervasive language, strong sexual content, nudity, drug use) A drama based on the story of Texas electrician Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), who battled the medical establishment and the law after being diagnosed with HIV in 1986 and began smuggling anti-viral medications from all over the world. Also stars Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner. 1 hour, 57 minutes.
DELIVERY MAN — HH½
(PG-13 — thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence, language) Writer-director Ken Scott remakes his own French-Canadian 2011 comedy Starbuck. Vince Vaughn plays the underachiever who discovers his sperm that he provided to sperm banks over a 20-year period has made him the father of 533 children, many of whom suddenly want to meet him. 1 hour, 45 minutes.
DESPICABLE ME 2 — HHH½
(PG — rude humor, mild action) The inevitable sequel to the surprise animated hit centers on a now-reformed Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), who is assigned to help stop a new super criminal. 1 hour, 38 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
DON JON — HHH½
(R — strong graphic sexual material and dialogue throughout, nudity, language, some drug use) Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote, directed and stars in this comedy about a promiscuous online-porn addict who falls for an woman (Scarlett Johansson) weaned on happily-ever-after Hollywood romances and fairy tales. 1 hour, 28 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
ENOUGH SAID — HH½
(PG-13 — crude and sexual content, comic violence, language, partial nudity) Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as a divorced single mom who realizes the man (James Gandolfini) she has started to fall for is the ex-husband of her new best friend (Catherine Keener). 1 hour, 33 minutes. Showing only at Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland Heights. 216-321-5411.
THE FAMILY — HHH
(R — violence, language, brief sexuality) Retired mobsters Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer are living incognito in France with their kids after ratting out their former partners in crime. Tommy Lee Jones is the CIA agent trying to keep them safe under the witness protection program. 1 hour, 51 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
FREE BIRDS — H½
(PG — some action/peril, rude humor) In this animated film, two turkeys travel back in time to the first Thanksgiving to try to get their kind off the menu. With the voices of Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler. 1 hour, 31 minutes.
FROZEN — HH½
(PG — some action, mild rude humor) Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. 1 hour, 42 minutes.
GRAVITY — HHH½
(PG-13 — intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images, brief strong language) When their shuttle is destroyed during a routine spacewalk, a veteran astronaut (George Clooney) and a brilliant engineer (Sandra Bullock) are stranded in space together. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
HOMEFRONT — Not rated
(R — strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, brief sexuality) A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord. Stars Jason Statham, James Franco and Winona Ryder. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE — HHH
(PG-13 — intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation, language) After winning the 74th Hunger Games competition, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) go on a victory tour that inadvertently sparks a rebellion. 2 hours, 26 minutes.
INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 —HH
(PG-13 — intense sequences of terror and violence, thematic elements) The original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins reunite in this horror film sequel, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. 1 hour, 45 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA — HH
(R — strong crude, sexual content throughout, language, some graphic nudity, brief drug use) Johnny Knoxville stars as an 86-year-old grandfather who takes his 8-year-old grandson on a cross-country trip, stopping at every inappropriate spot possible (including strip joints, funeral homes and biker bars). Shot largely with hidden cameras using real people, a la Borat. 1 hour, 32 minutes.
LAST VEGAS — HH½
(PG-13 — sexual content, language) Four old guys head to Sin City to celebrate when the group’s sworn bachelor finally proposes to his thirtysomething girlfriend. With Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. 1 hour, 40 minutes.
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY —HHH
(G) At a college for scary creatures, a one-eyed green monster’s newfound rivalry with a furry blue beast jeopardizes both their career paths in this prequel to the 2001 animated movie Monsters, Inc. With the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Helen Mirren. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
OLDBOY (2013) — Not rated
(R — strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, language) Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason. Stars Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olsen. 1 hour, 44 minutes.
PHILOMENA — Not rated
(PG-13 — some language) A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Stars Judy Dench and Steve Coogan. 1 hour, 38 minutes.
PLANES — HH
(PG — some mild action, rude humor) A crop-duster (voiced by Dane Cook) dreams of competing in a famous aerial race in this animated tale from Disney. 1 hour, 32 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
PRISONERS — HHH
(R — disturbing violent content including torture, language throughout) Frustrated by the police department’s lack of progress in locating his missing 6-year-old daughter, a distraught father decides to take matters into his own hands. With Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Terrence Howard. 2 hours, 30 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
THOR: THE DARK WORLD — HH¼
(PG-13 — sequences of intense sci-fi action, violence and some suggestive content) Set after the events of The Avengers, this Marvel Studios adventure pits the hammer-wielding god of thunder (Chris Hemsworth) against a new foe, Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), more powerful than all of Asgard combined. 1 hour, 51 minutes.
UNDERDOGS — Not rated
(PG — some language) The movie, shot in North Canton, is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival, a perennial powerhouse, while standing up for an entire community. 1 hour, 42 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.
WE’RE THE MILLERS — HH¼
(R — crude sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, brief graphic nudity) A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico. Stars Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston. 1 hour, 50 minutes. Showing only at Cinemark Movies 10, Jackson Township. 330-497-9118.