1917 (R) — During World War I, two young British soldiers (Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay) must deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men from walking into a deadly trap. Directed by Sam Mendes. Rated R for violence, some disturbing images and language. 119 minutes. Greg’s Grade: A. At Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
THE ASSISTANT (R) — As Jane (Julia Garner) follows her daily routine as an assistant to a powerful executive, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position. Rated R for some language. 87 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9.
BAD BOYS FOR LIFE (R) — Marcus (Martin Lawrence) and Mike (Will Smith) confront career changes and midlife crises as they join a newly created elite team of the Miami police department to take down the vicious leader (Jacob Scipio) of a Miami drug cartel. Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, sexual references and brief drug use. 123 minutes. Greg’s Grade: B+. At Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
BIRDS OF PREY (R) — After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) joins Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), the Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) to save a young girl from an evil crime lord. Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material. 109 minutes. Greg’s Grade: C. At Easton Premier Cinemas, Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
DOLITTLE (PG) — A physician (Robert Downey Jr.) discovers he can talk to animals. With Antonio Banderas. Rated PG for some action, rude humor and brief language. 106 minutes. At Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
DOWNHILL (R) — Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell) is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Rated R for language and some sexual material. 86 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
FANTASY ISLAND (PG-13) — A horror adaptation of the 1970s TV show about a magical island resort. With Lucy Hale, Maggie Q. Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, drug content, suggestive material and brief strong language. 110 minutes. At Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
FORD V FERRARI (PG-13) — American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and English driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Rated PG-13 for some language and peril. 152 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9.
FROZEN II (PG) — Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell), Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff), Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad) and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. Rated PG for action/peril and some thematic elements. 103 minutes. At Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
THE GENTLEMEN (R) — When word gets out that American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) is looking to cash out his London marijuana empire, it triggers schemes, bribery and blackmail to try to steal his domain out from under him. With Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant. Written and directed by Guy Ritchie. Rated R for violence, language throughout, sexual references and drug content. 113 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
GRETEL AND HANSEL (PG-13) — A young girl (Sophia Lillis) leads her little brother (Sammy Leakey) into a dark wood in a desperate search for food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil. Rated PG-13 for disturbing images/thematic content and brief drug material. 87 minutes. At Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
JOJO RABBIT (PG-13) — During World War II, a young German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) finds out his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their home. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi, who also directed and wrote the screenplay), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, violence and language. 108 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9.
JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL (PG-13) — As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world’s most dangerous game. With Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart. Rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language. 123 minutes. At Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
JUST MERCY (PG-13) — Civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner (Jamie Foxx). With Brie Larson. Rated PG-13 for thematic content including some racial epithets. 136 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
KNIVES OUT (PG-13) — A detective (Daniel Craig) investigates the death of the patriarch (Christopher Plummer) of an eccentric, combative family. With Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon. Written and directed by Rian Johnson. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references and drug material. 130 minutes. Greg’s Grade: A. At Annapolis Mall.
LITTLE WOMEN (PG) — Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. With Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep. Directed by Greta Gerwig. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Rated PG for thematic elements and brief smoking. 134 minutes. At Easton Premier Cinemas, Annapolis Harbour 9.
PARASITE (R) — All unemployed, Ki-taek’s (Kang-ho Song) family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident. From South Korea. Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content. 132 minutes. At Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
THE PHOTOGRAPH (PG-13) — A series of intertwining love stories set in the past and in the present. With LaKeith Stanfield, Issa Rae. Rated PG-13 for sexuality and brief strong language. 106 minutes. At Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (PG) — After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it. Based on the popular video game series. With James Marsden, Jim Carrey. Rated PG for action, some violence, rude humor and brief mild language. 99 minutes. At Easton Premier Cinemas, Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Chesapeake Movies, Annapolis Mall, Annapolis Harbour 9, Regal Salisbury 16.
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (PG-13) — The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. With Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher. Directed by J.J. Abrams. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action. 141 minutes. Greg’s Grade: B. At Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.
UNCUT GEMS (R) — A New York City jeweler (Adam Sandler), always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Rated R for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use. 135 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9.