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Uncle Frank [2020] [R] – 5.4.6

In 1973, when an 18-year-old (Sophia Lillis) from South Carolina enters the NYC university where her uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) teaches, she realizes that her beloved uncle has been keeping a secret from her conservative family. Having to go home for a funeral, and joined by Frank’s lover (Peter Macdissi), tests family bonds, as well as preconceptions. Also with Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Margo Martindale, Stephen Root and Lois Smith. Directed by Alan Ball. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Arabic with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:35]

The Croods: A New Age [2020] [PG] – 1.3.2

Animated feature about a family of cave people that lives together happily until their teen daughter (voiced by Emma Stone) meets a teen boy (voiced by Ryan Reynolds). He initially joins their pack, but soon threatens to take her away and create their own pack. Also with the voices of Catherine Keener, Nicolas Cage, Cloris Leachman, Leslie Mann and Peter Dinklage. Directed by Joel Crawford. A few lines of “punch monkey” are acted out with subtitles. [Running Time: 1:35]

Jiu Jitsu [2020] [R] – 1.6.4

An alien predator comes to earth every 6 years, seeking out martial artists for one-to-one combat. A man (Alain Moussi) who’s been found wounded and without any memories, shows promise as a capable adversary. Also with Nicolas Cage, Raymond Pinharry, Mary Makariou, Tommy Walker, John D. Hickman, Eddie Steeples, Rick Yune, Marie Avgeropoulos, Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo, Marrese Crump, JuJu Chan and Ryan Tarran. Directed by Dimitri Logothetis. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in an Asian language with English subtitles or translation. [Running Time: 1:42]

The Christmas Chronicles 2 [2020] [PG] – 1.3.1

When a rogue elf that’s become human is banished from Santa’s village, he concocts a plan to end Christmas forever and uses a true believer in Christmas to infiltrate Santa’s inner circle. Also with Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Jahzir Bruno, Darby Camp, Julian Dennison, Tyrese Gibson and Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Directed by Chris Columbus. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in “Elvish” with English subtitles. [Running Time: 1:52]

Vanguard [2020] [NR] – 1.6.3

An international security firm tries to protect a wealthy businessman and his family from former associates, who want him to tell them where he’s hiding a fortune in ill-gotten gains. The firm’s CEO (Jackie Chan) and several of his operatives go to work with weapons, martial arts and technology. Also with Yang Yang, Miya Muqi, Lun Ai, Ruohan Xu and Zhengting Zhu. Directed by Stanley Tong. [Running Time: 1:48]

Sound of Metal [2020] [R] – 4.4.9

A drummer (Riz Ahmed) touring with his bandmate and girlfriend (Olivia Cooke) undergoes a dramatic loss of hearing and must figure out a way to learn to live with his condition. Also with Paul Raci, Mathieu Amalric, Lauren Ridloff, Chris Perfetti, William Xifaras and Hillary Baack. Directed by Darius Marder. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in French with English subtitles and a song is sung in French without translation. [Running Time: 2:10]

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