AQUAMAN (PG-13) — Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) learns he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world. With Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman. Directed by James Wan. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language. 143 minutes. Greg’s Grade: B. At Easton Premier Cinemas, Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
BEN IS BACK (R) — A drug addicted teenage boy (Lucas Hedges) shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve. With Julia Roberts. Rated R for language throughout and some drug use. 103 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (PG-13) — A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language. 134 minutes. Greg’s Grade: B. At Annapolis Harbour 9.
BUMBLEBEE (PG-13) — In 1987, Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers the Transformer known as Bumblebee (voiced by Dylan O’Brien), battle-scarred and broken, in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. With John Cena. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence. 113 minutes. At Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
CREED II (PG-13) — Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) faces off against Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Rated PG-13 for sports action violence, language and a scene of sensuality. 128 minutes. Greg’s Grade: A-. At Regal Salisbury 16.
THE FAVOURITE (R) — In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Anne. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language. 119 minutes. Greg’s Grade: B+. At Annapolis Harbour 9.
GREEN BOOK (PG-13) — A working-class Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Rated PG-13 for thematic content, language including racial epithets, smoking, some violence and suggestive material. 130 minutes. Greg’s Grade: C-. At Annapolis Harbour 9
THE GRINCH (PG) — A grumpy Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. Rated PG for brief rude humor. 90 minutes. At Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
HOLMES & WATSON (PG-13) — A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes (Will Ferrell) and Dr. Watson (John C. Reilly). Rated PG-13 for crude sexual material, some violence, language and drug references. 89 minutes. Opens Dec. 25.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS (PG) — Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny (Emily Blunt) returns to help the Banks siblings (Emily Mortimer, Ben Whishaw) and Michael’s children (Nathanael Saleh, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson) through a difficult time in their lives. With Lin-Manuel Miranda. Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and brief action. 130 minutes. Greg’s Grade: C. At Easton Premier Cinemas, Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (R) — Mary Stuart’s (Saoirse Ronan) attempt to overthrow her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Rated R for some violence and sexuality. 124 minutes. Greg’s Grade: C-. At Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
MORTAL ENGINES (PG-13) — In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people (Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan) meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy. Co-written and co-produced by Peter Jackson. Based on the novel by Philip Reeve. Rated PG-13 for sequences of futuristic violence and action. 128 minutes. At Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
THE MULE (R) — A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran (Clint Eastwood) is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel. With Bradley Cooper, Michael Pena, Andy Garcia, Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Rated R for language throughout and brief sexuality/nudity. 116 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL (PG-13) — New cut of “Deadpool 2,” with Fred Savage. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, crude sexual content, language, thematic elements and brief drug material. 116 minutes. At Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (PG) — Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (voiced by Sarah Silverman), now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. Rated PG for some action and rude humor. 112 minutes. At Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
SECOND ACT (PG-13) — A big-box store worker (Jennifer Lopez) reinvents her life and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do. Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual references and language. At Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (PG) — Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality. With the voices of Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Nicolas Cage. Rated PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language. 117 minutes. Greg’s Grade: A. At Easton Premier Cinemas, Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
VICE (R) — The story of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), a bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as vice president to George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell). With Amy Adams, Steve Carell. Written and directed by Adam McKay (“The Big Short”). Rated R for language and some violent images. 132 minutes. Opens Dec. 24.
WELCOME TO MARWEN (PG-13) — A victim of a brutal attack (Steve Carell) finds a unique therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence, some disturbing images, brief suggestive content, thematic material and language. 116 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.