New movie releases for January 9

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

“Taken 3”

The over-the-top action trilogy that made Liam Neeson an unlikely action star comes to a (promised) conclusion. It can’t get more ridiculous, can it?

“The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness”

This documentary takes you inside the beloved anime factory of Studio Ghibli, with a focus on the recently retired master Hayao Miyazaki (“Spirited Away,” “The Wind Rises”). (Gateway Film Center)

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There are few remaining theatrical showings of Richard Linklater’s amazing “Boyhood.” See it while you can to understand why it got so much praise. (4 stars)

“Big Eyes”

It was disappointing to see Tim Burton’s real-life story of artist Margaret Keane get lost in the holiday shuffle. Worth checking out this weekend. (3 stars)