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Frozen II 1.0 stars

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Synopsis

Let’s start with the biggest and happiest surprise about Disney’s followup to what was, before the Lion King remake, the biggest animated film ever: Olaf the Snowman is considerably funnier and more useful to the story this time ‘round. His ridiculous recounting of the first film’s events to some folks who need catching up is a meta delight, in contrast to the studio’s usual self-commentary — and this installment’s own jab at its use of a super-creepy, sleep-killing lullaby as story setup. Other positives: Elsa’s ice powers make for some spectacular visuals, and the animators have outdone themselves when it comes to depicting water. (Speaking of which: the invocation of Travis Bickle’s "real rain" — the sort that will wash not only the scum off the streets but the streets themselves off the face of the earth, along with the stain of original sin that made those streets possible — in an all-ages film is gutsy, if nothing else.) But it’s not much gain against a good deal of loss. The tension between Elsa and her sister Anna this time around is…unconvincing, as it has less to do with “Don’t shut me out,” and more to do with, “Where I am going, you cannot follow.” The story, which concerns a disturbance in the elemental spirits and a mystery in a misty wood, is both dragged out overall and rushed through in crucial moments to the point of neglect. And the songs range from underwhelming (“Into the Unknown”) to cringingly silly (“Lost in the Woods”). Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.

Matthew Lickona

Length: 1 hour, 44 minutes

Rated: PG

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Showtimes

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AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall. 760-945-1365

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    1 p.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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    11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m.

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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    11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m.

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    2:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

  • Saturday, Dec. 14

    1 p.m.

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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    3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

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    10 a.m.

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

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    1:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

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    4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

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    1 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m.

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    1 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m.

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    noon

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City. 888-262-4386

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AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway. 858-646-9423

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AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA. 951-699-4970

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Angelika Film Center and Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-207-2606

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ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

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Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

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Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 760-603-8638

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Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista. 760-945-7469

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Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

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The LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA. 858-777-0069

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    3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

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    11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

The LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego. 619-566-0069

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    3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

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    10:30 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. 619-465-3040

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m.

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    11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m.

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    11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. 858-274-9994

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    10:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:35 p.m., 1:25 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:40 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

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Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

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Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

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Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

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Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

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Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

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    11 a.m.

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

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    2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

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UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego. 619-685-2841

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    10:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

Vintage Village Theatre

820 Orange Avenue, Coronado. 619-437-6161

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    2 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

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    2 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

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    2 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.

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