Opening Credits: “Collide”, “Get Out”, “Oscar Short Films”, “The Red Turtle”, “Rock Dog”, “Toni Erdmann”

Collide: Originally scheduled for an October 2015 release and pushed back five times since, this fast-paced action flick stars Felicity Jones (“Rogue One”) as the girlfriend in peril to hard-driving hero Nicolas Hoult (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) as he crashes lots of nice cars and faces off with dual villains Anthony Hopkins (HBO’s “Westworld”) and Ben Kingsley (“Iron Man 3”). 1 hr. 39; PG-13.

 

Get Out: Buzz is strong for this “Stepford Wives”-inspired horror satire from writer-director Jordan Peele (Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele”) about an interracial couple (Daniel Kaluuya, “Sicario” and Allison Williams, “Girls”) whose visit to a ritzy family estate unfolds into a mysterious and surreal nightmare. Erika Alexander, Brad Whitford, and Katherine Keener co-star. 1 hr. 44; R.

Oscar Animated Shorts: A program of the 2017 Academy Award nominees for Best Animated Short Film including “Ennemis Intérieurs” (France, 29 min.), “Borrowed Time” (USA, 7 minutes), “Pear Cider and Cigarettes” (Canada/UK, 35 minutes), “Pearl” (USA, 6 minutes), and “Piper” (USA, 6 minutes). Not rated. Playing exclusively at Athens Ciné.

Oscar Live Action Shorts: A program of the 2017 Academy Award nominees for Best Live Action Short Film including “Blind Vaysha” (Canada, 8 min.), “La Femme et le TGV” (Switzerland, 30 min.), “Silent Nights” (Denmark, 30 min.), “Sing (Mindenki)” (Hungary, 25 min.), and “Timecode” (Spain, 15 min.). Not rated. Playing exclusively at Athens Ciné..

The Red Turtle: Japan’s Studio Ghibli (“Spirited Away”) served as a co-producer for this wordless animated fantasy from Dutch illustrator Michaël Dudok de Wit (“Oscar & Hoo”) about a shipwrecked man whose repeated attempts to sail away from a deserted island are foiled by a gigantic sea turtle. The film is among the 2017 Oscar nominees for Best Animated Feature.1 hr. 20; PG.

Rock Dog: In this family animated movie based on the Chinese graphic novel “Tibetan Rock Dog”, Luke Wilson (“Legally Blonde”) stars as the voice of Bodi, a young mastiff who becomes the musical and spiritual apprentice of an aging rock star cat named Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard). The debut feature of “Toy Story 2” co-director Ash Brannon sports a massive celebrity voice cast. 1 hr. 30; PG.

Toni Erdmann: A Hollywood remake starring Jack Nicholson is already in the works for this award-winning German comedy about a weird old prankster (Peter Simonischek) who adopts an alternate persona to crash the life of his uptight daughter (Sandra Hüller) and teach her how to cut loose. “Toni Erdmann” is a 2017 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. 2 hr. 42; R.

– Compiled by Andrew Shearer/Staff

 

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