New releases

(Updated Jan. 18)

 

12 Strong (Jasper 8 Theatres)

Chris Hemsworth plays the leader of the real-life U.S. Special Forces team that helped take out key Taliban and al-Qaida strongholds in Afghanistan after 9/11. But with a running time of two hours and 10 minutes, the action-packed but cliche-riddled adventure has at least 20 minutes of scenes that are either unnecessary or repetitive. (War action, R, 2 hrs. 10 min.)

Den of Thieves (Jasper 8 Theatres)

For the first hour or so, it appeared as if this Los Angeles-based heist thriller pitting badass sheriff’s lieutenant Gerard Butler against badass gang leader Pablo Schreiber would catch us off-guard in the best way. But just when things should have been heating up, the route grows bumpy and meandering and in some scenes drip-drip-drip slow. (Crime action, R, 2 hrs. 20 min.)

Also opening at Jasper 8 Theatres: ""Forever My Girl."

 

 




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