Roland Emmerich is still directing movies like it’s 1999, and that’s reassuring. Midway is a star-spangled wartime action flick that recaps the Pearl Harbor attack and the eponymous naval battle that followed, which resulted in the U.S. Navy devastating an Imperial fleet. John Ford’s 1942 documentary short Battle of Midway features actual footage of the conflict; the events were retold in a 1976 Technicolor epic starring Charlton Heston. The ensemble cast includes Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson.

Also opening Friday, November 8: Good Girls Get High; Honey Boy; The Kingmaker; Mickey and the Bear; Racetime; Sunday Girl; Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour.

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