The Midnight Sky

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(Hyperlinked titles take you to Reader reviews; IMDb hyperlinks take you to the films’ Internet Movie Database pages.)


All My Life (PG-13; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - Right before the closing credits, we get home-movie footage of the actual people this romantic drama is based on - sights that are about 50 times more moving than anything else in this curiously empty experience. IMDb listing.

Buttons, a Christmas Tale (PG; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX: Thursday, December 17, 7 p.m.) - IMDb listing.

The Christmas Chronicles 2 (PG; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - IMDb listing.

The Croods: A New Age (PG; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - From the feral chomping of Baby Sandy to the physicalized conversations of the aptly named Punch Monkeys, the visual gags in this lively, colorful, animated-comedy sequel are usually as solid as the verbal ones. IMDb listing.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: 20th Anniversary (PG-13; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX: Saturday, December 12, 7:15 p.m.) - An accessible, American-audience-friendly foreign work that will leave you gasping at its audacity, superior visuals, and heartbreaking romances; it's a Chinese Titanic with a better script. IMDb listing.

Die Hard (R; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - IMDb listing.

Fiddler on the Roof (G; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX: Saturday, December 12, noon & 5 p.m.) - IMDb listing.

Freaky (R; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - The mild fun of writer/director Christopher Landon's body-swap horror comedy pretty much ends with its set-up, and once that central conceit is established, what transpires is so oddly dull that it's like being disappointed by the same movie twice. IMDb listing.

The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corelone (R; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - IMDb listing.

Half Brothers (PG-13; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - IMDb listing.

Kinky Boots: The Musical (not rated; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX: Friday, December 11, 7 p.m.) -

The Midnight Sky (PG-13; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - IMDb listing.

The Polar Express (G; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - The prologue to this Christmas fable is blissfully quiet, but the 90 minutes that follow are a grating blend of the hyperactive and the maudlin. IMDb listing.

Timecrafters: The Treasure of Pirate's Cove (not rated; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - IMDb listing.

The War with Grandpa (PG; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - Tim Hill's family slapstick is awkwardly staged and not all that funny, but I was so happy to hear a movie crowd roaring with laughter again that I just about bawled. IMDb listing.

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