Originally Published: March 2, 2018 6 a.m.
Movies playing at Harkins Theatres, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley (Highway 69 between Glassford Hill and Lake Valley roads). 928-775-7444; www.harkins.com.
(NEW) RED SPARROW – Prima ballerina Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Egorova emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, Egorova meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust. Stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, and Matthias Schoenaer. Rated R – mystery, spy film
(NEW) DEATH WISH – Dr. Paul Kersey is a surgeon who often sees the consequences of the city's violence in the emergency room. When home intruders brutally attack his wife and young daughter, Kersey becomes obsessed with delivering vigilante justice to the perpetrators. As anonymous slayings grab the media's attention, the public begins to wonder whether the deadly avenger is a guardian angel -- or the Grim Reaper. Stars Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio and Dean Norris. Rated R – drama, crime film
BLACK PANTHER – After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king – and as Black Panther – gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. Stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o. Rated PG-13 – fantasy, science fiction
GAME NIGHT – Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night. Rated R - action, comedy, crime
PETER RABBIT – Peter Rabbit's feud with Mr. McGregor reaches new heights as both compete for the affections of a kind animal lover who lives next door. Voices of Rose Byrne, James Corden and Daisy Ridley. Rated PG – fantasy, adventure
FIFTY SHADES FREED – Believing they've left behind the shadowy figures from the past, billionaire Christian Grey and his new wife, Anastasia, embrace their inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. Just as the Greys begin to step into their new roles, sinister events come to light and jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins. Stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, and Rita Ora. Rated R – drama, thriller
ANNIHILATION – Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X - a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity. Rated R – adventure, drama, fantasy
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE – Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, becoming the adult avatars they chose. They discover that you don't just play Jumanji, you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago and change the way they think about themselves – or they'll be stuck in the game forever. Stars Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas. Rated PG-13 – fantasy, action
THE 15:17 to PARIS – From Clint Eastwood comes “The 15:17 to Paris,” which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a high-speed railway ride. In the early evening of Aug. 21, 2015, the world watched, stunned, as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris – an attempt prevented by three courageous, young Americans traveling through Europe. Stars Alek Skarlatos, Jenna Fischer and Spencer Stone. Rated PG-13 – drama, thriller
EVERY DAY – Sixteen-year-old Rhiannon falls in love with A -- a mysterious spirit who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A try to find each other on a daily basis, always unsure of what or who the next day will bring. Soon, the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours starts to take its toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make. Stars Lucas Jade Zumann, Angourie Rice and Debby Ryan. Rated PG-13 – fantasy, drama
SAMSON – When his youthful ambition leads to a tragic marriage, the all-powerful Samson embarks on a quest for vengeance that brings him into direct conflict with the Philistine army. As his brother mounts a tribal rebellion, Samson's relationship with a Philistine temptress and his final surrender to God will help turn imprisonment into a final victory. Stars Taylor James, Caitlin Leahy, and Jackson Rathbone. Rated PG-13 – drama, action
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI – After months have passed without any suspect identified in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell) – an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence – gets involved, the battle is exacerbated. Rated R – drama, crime film
THE SHAPE OF WATER – Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with the creature, she learns that its fate and survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. Stars Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Stuhlbarg. Rated R – drama, fantasy