Theater key: PP = Park Place Stadium Cinemas in downtown Charleston; M = Marquee Cinemas in South Charleston; N = Nitro Stadium 12. Teays Valley Stadium 10 in Scott Depot did not have movie listings by print time and is not included in this week’s lineup.
“MORTAL ENGINES”: PG-13. In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy. PP, M, N.
“THE MULE”: R. A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel. PP, M, N.
“SPIDER-MAN: into the spider-verse”: PG. Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality. PP, M, N.
“ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL”: R. Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable. PP.
“GREEN BOOK”: PG-13. A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. PP, M.
“CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?”: R. When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel. PP
“THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE”: R. When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses. M, N.
“CREED II”: PG-13. Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, light heavyweight contender Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago. PP, M, N.
“RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET”: PG. Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. M, N.
“ROBIN HOOD”: PG-13. A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance. N.
“FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD”: PG-13. The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander. M, N.
“INSTANT FAMILY”: PG-13. A couple find themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children. PP, M, N.
“WIDOWS”: R. Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common accept a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. N.
“DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH”: PG. A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. PP, M, N.
“BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY”: PG-13. A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert. N.
“THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS”: PG. A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. PP, M.
closing thursday: “A STAR IS BORN”: R. M, N; “NIGHT SCHOOL”: PG-13. M; “OVERLORD”: R. N; “BEAUTIFUL BOY”: R. PP.
OPENING FRIDAY: “MORTAL ENGINES”: PG-13. PP, M, N; “THE MULE”: R. PP, M, N; “SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE”: PG. PP, M, N; “ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL”: R. PP; “GREEN BOOK”: PG-13. PP, M.