What's on at the movies

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A Dog’s Purpose
(Capitol 6, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) The meaning of life is explored through one pooch and his humans. With Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Dennis Quaid and Josh Gad. PG

Gold
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) Matthew McConaughey plays a prospector who teams with a geologist to hunt for treasure in the untamed jungles of Indonesia. With Edgar Ramírez and Bryce Dallas Howard. PG

Neruda
(Vic Theatre) An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.  With Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Pablo Derqui. PG

Notes on Blindness
(Vic Theatre) With exclusive access to the original recordings of writer and theologian John Hull Notes, On Blindness encompasses dreams, memory and imaginative life, excavating the interior world of blindness. NR

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter 3D
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity Imax) The sixth and allegedly culminating episode in the action-horror franchise finds Milla Jovovich as Alice, returning to the Hive, where it all began. With Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts and Ruby Rose. 14A

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20th Century Women
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s. With Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig. 14A

Arrival
(Capitol 6) Amy Adams stars as an expert linguist who leads a team attempting to communicate with an alien spacecraft as the world teeters on the brink of war. With Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. PG

Elle
(Capitol 6) A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.  With Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte and Anne Consigny. 18A

Fences
(Capitol 6) A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. With Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Stephen Henderson. PG

The Founder
(Capitol 6) Michael Keaton stars as McDonald’s empresario Ray Kroc, who turned a Southern California burger joint into a billion-dollar business. With Nick Offerman, Linda Cardellini. PG

Hidden Figures
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) Based on a true story, a team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. With  Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe. G

Jackie
(Capitol 6) Following the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children and define her husband’s historic legacy.  With Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard and Greta Gerwig. 14A

La La Land
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity, Star) A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actor in L.A. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Rosemarie DeWitt. PG

Lion
(Capitol 6, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity, Star) A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to find his lost family. With Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and  Rooney Mara. G

Manchester By the Sea
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Landmark Cinemas University Heights) An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. With Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler. 14A

Monster Trucks 3D
(SilverCity) Determined to escape the town where he grew up, a high school senior builds a vehicle from salvaged parts and encounters a subterranean creature, who quickly becomes an ally. With Lucas Till, Jane Levy and Barry Pepper. 14A

Moonlight
(Capitol 6, Star) A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in Miami. With Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp and Duan Sanderson. 14A

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) A ragtag group of rebels sets out to steal the plans to the Death Star. With Felicity Jones, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn. PG
 
Silence
(Capitol 6) Two priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism. With Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. 14A

Sing 3D
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) A koala has one final chance to restore his theatre to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. With Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett Johansson. G

Split
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 distinct personalities they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and staying alive from the others. With James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Haley Lu Richardson. 14A

XXX: The Return of Xander Cage
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity Imax) Vin Diesel returns as a former extreme sports star turned government agent, this time embroiled in a global conspiracy. With Donnie Yen, Toni Collette and Samuel L. Jackson. 14A

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SPECIAL  SCREENINGS

Botticelli Inferno (Sunday at SilverCity)
Ghostbusters (Saturday at Cineplex Odeon Westshore)
National Theatre Live: Amadeus (Thursday at SilverCity)

CINECENTA    

Rules Don’t Apply (Jan. 27 and 28 at 3, 7 and 9:35 p.m.)
Shaun of the Dead (Jan. 27 and 28 at midnight)
The Black Stallion (Jan. 28 and 29 at 12:30 p.m.)
Harry Benson: First Shoot (Jan. 29 at 3, 5 and 7 p.m.; Jan. 30 at 7 and 9 p.m.)
Nashville (Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.)
Afterimage (Feb. 1 and 2 at 7 and 9 p.m.)

IMAX VICTORIA

imaxvictoria.com for showtimes.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: An IMAX 2D Experience
Tiny Giants 2D and 2D
Extreme Weather 2D and 3D
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 2D and 3D

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