Perfect Strangers, a comedy by Mexican director Manolo Caro about friends who read each other's cell phone messages, screens in Daly City and San Bruno starting Jan. 11. (Courtesy Noc Noc Films)

Films opening Jan. 10-11, 2019

The Aspern Papers: An editor travels to 19th century Italy seeking love letters written by a famous poet in this adaptation of Henry James’ novella with Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Joely Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave. Rated R. At the Opera Plaza.

A Dog’s Way Home: A canine travels 400 miles to reunite with her human in the film starring Ashley Judd and the voice of Bryce Dallas Howard. Rated PG.

Destroyer: Nicole Kidman goes dark as an Los Angeles police officer revisiting her tragic past working undercover with a gang in the California desert. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.

Perfect Strangers (Perfectos Desconocidos): Secrets spill when seven friends play a game with cell phones at a dinner party in the comedy by Mexican director Manolo Caro. Not rated. At Century 20 Daly City.

Replicas: A scientist resorts to extreme measures after losing his family in a car crash in the film starring Keanu Reeves. Rated PG-13.

Stan & Ollie: Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly portray the classic comedy duo Laurel and Hardy on a tour of Britain in 1953. At the Clay. Rated PG. At the Clay.

The Upside: Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart star in the comedy about a paralyzed billionaire who hires an ex-con to be his caretaker. Rated PG-13.
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