New in Theaters: “Jumanji” and Adam Sandler’s “Uncut Gems”
1. “Jumanji: The Next Level“ (PG-13) Trailer 1 and Trailer 2
Danny DeVito joins the sequel as Spencer’s grandfather and Danny Glover is his former business partner. They get sucked into the game after Spencer repairs the broken Jumanji cartridge and his friends decide to go in after him.
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillian, and Nick Jonas are all back as game avatars, but this time DeVito is in The Rock’s body, Glover is Kevin Hart, and Bethany gets stuck as a horse.
The villain in this one is played by Rory McCann, who you know as The Hound from “Game of Thrones”. And Awkwafina is also in it as a new playable character.
2. “Uncut Gems“ (R)
This is crime thriller that’s getting Adam Sandler some potential Oscar buzz. He plays a gambling addict who owns a jewelry shop in New York’s District. Idina Menzel plays his wife, Julia Fox is his mistress, and “Atlanta” star LaKeith Stanfield is his assistant. Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett also has a pivotal role in it as himself.
Kevin becomes obsessed with a rock covered in opals and asks to borrow it as a good luck charm for a championship game, and Adam foolishly agrees. Then it spin out of control when Adam doesn’t know how to get it back to settle his gambling debts.
PROFANITY WARNING: There are multiple F-bombs throughout the trailer.
3. “Richard Jewell“ (R) Trailer
A movie based on the true story of Atlanta security guard Richard Jewell. He saved countless lives during the 1996 Summer Olympics, then went from being praised as a national hero to being vilified in the press and unfairly targeted as the FBI’s prime suspect in the Centennial Park bombing.
Sam Rockwell is his defense attorney, Kathy Bates plays Richard’s mom, Jon Hamm is the FBI investigator trying to railroad him, Olivia Wilde is the reporter who turns the public against him, and Paul Walter Hauser from “I Tonya” is Richard Jewell.
Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Margot Robbie star as the ladies who took down CEO Roger Ailes in the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News.
Nicole is Gretchen Carlson, Charlize is Megyn Kelly, and John Lithgow is Ailes. The cast also includes Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, and Allison Janney.
5. “Black Christmas“ (PG-13) Trailer
A holiday horror slasher with a twist. Imogen Poots leads a group of sorority sisters who fight back when a black masked killer stalks their campus and murders one of their own. Cary Elwes from “The Princess Bride” is their shady professor.
Her sisters include Brittany O’Grady, who played Star’s sister Simone on “Star”, and Aleyse Shannon, who you know as Mel’s ex-girlfriend Jada on the new “Charmed”.