Movie guide: Capsule listings

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"Monster Family" -- Animated comedy in which a family is cursed and transformed into a vampire, a mummy, a werewolf and Frankenstein's monster. Voices by Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs, Nick Frost. Based on the book by David Safier. Directed by Holger Tappe. (1:36) PG.

"The Next Big Thing" -- Dark comedy about the pursuit of fame. With Brad Culver, Jonney Ahmanson, Jonathan Lipnicki. Written by Brody Gusar and Iain Roush. Directed by Gusar. (1:24) NR.

"Oscar Nominated Shorts" -- Annual presentation of the Academy Award nominees in the live-action, animated and documentary short categories.

"Permission" -- Romantic comedy about a longtime couple who decide to sleep with others before getting married. With Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens, Gina Gershon, Jason Sudeikis. Written and directed by Brian Crano. (1:36) NR.

"Peter Rabbit" -- James Corden gives voice to Beatrix Potter's notable hare in this mix of live-action and animation. With Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson; voices by Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie. Written by Rob Lieber and Will Gluck. Directed by Gluck. PG.

"The Ritual" -- Horror film set in a haunted Scandinavian forest. With Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton. Written by Joe Barton, based on a novel by Adam Nevill. Directed by David Bruckner. (1:34) NR.


"Seeing Allred" -- Documentary on feminist icon and crusading attorney Gloria Allred. Directed by Sophie Sartain, Roberta Grossman. (1:36) NR.

"Signature Move" -- An American-Pakistani attorney wrestles and embarks on a lesbian romance with a Chicana bookstore owner. With Fawzia Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sari Sanchez. Written by Mirza, Lisa Donato. Directed by Jennifer Reeder. In English with additional subtitles. (1:20) NR.

"Still/Born" -- Horror/thriller about the death of a twin. With Christie Burke, Jesse Moss, Rebecca Olson. Written by Brandon Christensen, Colin Minihan. Directed by Christensen. (1:27) R.

"The 15:17 to Paris" -- Real heroes Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone play themselves in this dramatization of their thwarting of a terrorist attack on a train bound for France in 2015. With Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer. Written by Dorothy Blyskal, based on the book by Sadler, Skarlatos, Stone and Jeffrey E. Stern. Directed by Clint Eastwood. (1:34) PG-13.


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