Hidden Figures, a film about African American women whose math skills aided NASA programs in the 1960s, opens Dec. 25 at the Metreon. (Courtesy 20th Century Fox)

Films opening week of Dec. 21

Opening Wednesday, Dec. 21

Assassin’s Creed: Michael Fassbender plays a man who accesses his genetic memories via a new technology, learns he is descended from a secret society, the Assassins, and must battle their centuries-long adversaries, in the film based on a video game. Rated PG-13.

Passengers: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt play interstellar commuters traveling to a far-off planet who awaken 90 years prematurely, threatening their survival and forcing them to investigate the cause as they fight their attraction to each other. Rated PG-13.

Sing: In the animated movie featuring voices of many pop stars, Matthew McConaughey is the voice of an optimistic koala who plans to save his theater from closure by holding a singing competition. Rated PG.

Opening Friday, Dec. 23

Why Him?: A vigilant father visits his daughter at Stanford and clashes with her tech mogul boyfriend in the comedy starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, Zoey Deutch and Cedric the Entertainer. Rated R.


Opening Sunday, Dec. 25

Hidden Figures: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae star as the African American women who performed mathematical calculations that propelled NASA in the 1960s space race. Rated PG. At the Metreon.

Fences: Denzel Washington directs and reprises his 2010 Broadway role opposite Viola Davis in this adaptation of playwright August Wilson’s drama about a former Negro League baseball player struggling to provide for his family in 1950s Pittsburgh. Rated PG.

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