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Playing with Fire 5.0 stars

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Synopsis

Instead of getting his chance to clear the bar set by a smokejumper father seasoned in the art of smothering, Superintendent Jake “Supe” Carson (John Cena) is stationed in Reading, CA, a minor hazard town, relatively speaking. Built like Popeye, the ablutophiliac Supe’s workday consists of tidying the firehouse and playing first fiddle to a band of stout, roughhewn, and wholly unifunctional stooges. Supe swoops down to save a trio of kids who swear that their parents are away for the weekend and that older sister Brynn (Brianna Hildebrand) was left in charge. But if that were the case, there would be no sad music cues at the mention of dead parents, no reconciliations to be made, and no kids to adopt before the obligatory blooper reel rings down the curtain. Directed by Andy Fickman (Parental Guidance) whose “poop reversal” is as bold a directorial statement as Scorsese “borrowing” George Delerue’s “Theme de Camille” from Godard’s Contempt to underscore the opening credits of Casino. Per custom with this director, the star rating is there to punish those who only look at the numbers without reading the review.

Scott Marks

Length: 1 hour, 36 minutes

Rated: PG

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Showtimes

Movie showtimes are subject to change. For possible updates to this schedule, please call the theater.

AMC Fashion Valley

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    12:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    12:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

AMC Palm Promenade

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    1:15 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 9 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    1:15 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 9 p.m.

AMC Plaza Bonita

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    1:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    1:55 p.m.

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway. 858-646-9423

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    1:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    2:30 p.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    10:45 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 2:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    10:45 a.m., 2:55 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    11:45 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    11:45 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 12

    12:15 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:10 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Town Square

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    10 a.m., 12:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    10 a.m., 12:10 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 12

    10 a.m., 12:10 p.m.

Regal Carlsbad 12

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    12:05 p.m., 3 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    12:30 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 12

    1:30 p.m.

Regal Escondido

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    11:30 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:35 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    11 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:05 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 12

    11:30 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:10 p.m.

Regal Parkway Plaza

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 12

    11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Regal Rancho del Rey

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    2:30 p.m., 4:55 p.m.

Regal Rancho San Diego

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    3:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    3:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 12

    3:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m.

Regal San Marcos

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10

    12:05 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11

    12:05 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 12

    12:05 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

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