What's on at the movies

OPENING

Bombshell
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) (Opens Wednesday) A group of women decides to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network. With Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. 14A

Cats
(Capitol 6, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) (Opens Wednesday) The film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1981 blockbuster stage musical based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot arrives with an all-star cast of felines singing and dancing in styles ranging from ballet to tap to hip-hop. With James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift and Rebel Wilson. PG

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Little Women
(Opens Wednesday) (Capitol 6, SilverCity) Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. With Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Timothée Chalamet. G

Spies In Disguise
(Opens Wednesday) (Capitol 6, Cineplex Odeon Westshore) When the world’s best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world. With Karen Gillan, Rachel Brosnahan and Tom Holland. G

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity Imax) Forty-two years after “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” first appeared on movie screens, the ninth episode brings the space saga to its conclusion as the Resistance struggles to defeat the First Order. With Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley. PG

CONTINUING

A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) Tom Hanks slips on the friendly cardigan of children’s TV show host Fred Rogers to dispense lessons in kindness to Matthew Rhys’s jaded journalist. With Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper. PG

Black Christmas
(SilverCity) An update of the 1974 holiday horror classic about sorority sisters stalked by a masked killer. With Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon and Lily Donoghue. 14A

Dark Waters
(Capitol 6) A corporate defence lawyer takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution. With Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo and William Jackson Harper. PG

Ford v Ferrari
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) Matt Damon is American car designer Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale is British racer Ken Miles in this fact-based drama about the duo’s efforts to challenge Italian automotive legend Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France in 1966. With Jon Bernthal and Caitriona Balfe. PG

Frozen II
(Capitol 6, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven join Elsa as she searches for the truth behind her powers in this sequel to the blockbuster 2013 animated musical. With the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff. G

The Good Liar
(Capitol 6) Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren square off as an elegant, elderly grifter and his not-so-easy mark in this suspense thriller. With Russell Tovey and Jim Carter. 14A

Jojo Rabbit
(Capitol 6) A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. With Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie and Scarlett Johansson. PG

Joker
(Capitol 6) Joaquin Phoenix takes on the role of Gotham’s notorious mad clown in this standalone character study/origin story. With Robert De Niro and Zazie Beetz. 14A

Jumanji: The Next Level
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) Danny Glover and Danny DeVito join Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan in this sequel to the 2017 action-adventure hit about young people trapped in a video game. PG

Knives Out
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. With Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Toni Collette and Jamie Lee Curtis. PG

Parasite
(Capitol 6) All unemployed, Ki-taek’s family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood, until they get entangled in an unexpected incident. With Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo and So-dam Park. 14A

Richard Jewell
(SilverCity) Clint Eastwood directs this fact-based drama about the security guard falsely accused in the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. With Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell and Kathy Bates. PG

The Two Popes
(Vic Theatre) Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church. With Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins and Juan Minujín. Not Rated

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Arctic Dogs (Friday at SilverCity)
The Sound of Music Sing-Along (Friday at Vic Theatre)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Saturday at Vic Theatre)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Saturday at Vic Theatre)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Sunday at Vic Theatre)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Sunday at Vic Theatre)

CINECENTA

Love Actually (Dec. 20 at 7p.m.)
It’s a Wonderful Life (Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.)

Note: Cinecenta is closed, Dec. 22-Jan. 3

IMAX VICTORIA 

imaxvictoria.com for showtimes.
Downton Abbey 2D
Polar Express: The Imax Experience 2D and 3D
Back From the Brink 2D and 3D
Apollo 11: First Steps Edition 2D
Mysteries of China 3D
The Great Bear Rainforest 3D

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