“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday
In this stand-alone prequel to “Star Wars: A New Hope,” we find out how the rebels snatched the plans for the Imperial Death Star from the clutches of Darth Vader and his minions. Felicity Jones (“Inferno”) stars with Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker and Mads Mikkelsen. Rated PG-13. Time: 2:13.
“La La Land”
Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood, so this musical(!), reuniting Emma Stone as an aspiring actress and Ryan Gosling as a moody musician, received a leading seven Golden Globe nominations and is at the top of the Oscar best picture predictions. From “Whiplash” writer/director Damien Chazelle. Rated PG-13. Time: 2:07.
A New York ad executive (Will Smith) copes with a tragedy by writing letters to Time, Love and Death — and gets a response. With Edward Norton and Kate Winslet. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:37.
“Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened”
This documentary tracks the unexpected failure of theater gods Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince’s hugely anticipated 1981 Broadway collaboration “Merrily We Roll Along.” Not rated. Time: 1:36.