Movies playing this week in Eagle County
HAIL, CAESAR! | Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct “Hail, Ceasar!,” an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill, “Hail, Ceasar!” follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. (1:55) PG-13.
KUNG FU PANDA 3 | When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China, defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible — learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas. (1:45) PG.
THE REVENANT | Deep in the unchartered American wilderness, hunter Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter and warring tribes in a relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald. Inspired by true events. (2:45) R.
THE FINEST HOURS | “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. On Feb. 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly sinking stern. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds. (2:05) PG-13.
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI | “13 Hours” presents the true account of the events of Sept. 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. (2:24) R.
RIDE ALONG 2 | Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the returning lineup of “Ride Along 2,” the sequel to the blockbuster action-comedy that gave us the year’s most popular comedy duo. As his wedding day approaches, Ben Barber (Hart) heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James Payton (Cube) to bring down a drug dealer who’s supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product. (1:50) PG-13.
SPOTLIGHT | “Spotlight” tells the true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. (2:15) R.
THE 5TH WAVE | A young girl searches for her missing brother taken by aliens that have invaded Earth. She falls for a human boy who helps her, but might actually be an alien.. Based on the book “The 5th Wave,” written by Rick Yancey (2:05) PG-13.
THE BIG SHORT | When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking, where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (“The Blind Side,” “Moneyball”). (2:20) R.