The Addams Family 3.0 stars

Addams Family movie poster

They had me at Uncle Fester’s nipples. And kudos to Nick Kroll for restoring Jackie Coogan’s insensitive lisp to the character! Much closer in spirit to Charles Addams’ ghoulishly byzantine etchings (Lurch was indeed an escapee from a home for the criminally insane) and the '60s sitcom it spawned than Barry Sonnenfeld’s sleepy and pukey remodelings. The Addams clan is gathering for what is essentially Pugsly’s Bar Mitzvah. But if a home improvement guru has her way, Casa de Addams will be leveled in the name of neighborhood improvement. For a pleasant change, the lesson to be learned here about non-conformity isn't condescendingly spoon-fed. The children and adults in the audience may not have been responding to the same jokes — who knew that Morticia’s parents were SCTV’s Kate Hepburn (Catherine O’Hara) and Irving Cohen (Martin Short)? — but darn if there wasn’t laughter from one generation or the other throughout. Sumptuously designed in both setting and character, this one is definitely worth a trip to the Maul. Directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon. 2019.

Scott Marks

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, November 16

4:00pm

Sunday, November 17

1:40pm, 4:00pm

Monday, November 18

12:10pm, 2:25pm

Tuesday, November 19

12:10pm, 2:25pm

Wednesday, November 20

12:10pm, 2:25pm

AMC Mission Valley

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

Sunday, November 17

10:20am

Monday, November 18

2:15pm, 4:30pm

Tuesday, November 19

2:15pm, 4:30pm

Wednesday, November 20

2:15pm, 4:30pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, November 16

5:15pm

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11:15am

Monday, November 18

4:30pm

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2:00pm, 4:15pm

Wednesday, November 20

4:30pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, November 16

5:30pm

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4:30pm

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4:45pm

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4:50pm

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4:45pm

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

Sunday, November 17

11:10am, 1:30pm

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1:05pm, 3:30pm

Tuesday, November 19

11:10am, 1:30pm

Wednesday, November 20

1:05pm, 3:30pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Saturday, November 16

3:45pm, 6:20pm, 8:50pm

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10:00am, 1:10pm, 3:45pm, 6:20pm, 8:50pm

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10:40am, 1:10pm, 3:45pm, 6:20pm, 8:50pm

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10:40am, 1:10pm, 3:45pm, 6:20pm, 8:50pm

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10:40am, 1:10pm, 3:45pm, 6:20pm, 8:50pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Saturday, November 16

4:25pm

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11:35am, 2:00pm, 4:25pm

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11:55am, 2:20pm, 4:40pm

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11:55am, 2:20pm, 4:40pm

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11:55am, 2:20pm, 4:40pm

Thursday, November 21

11:55am, 2:20pm, 4:40pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Saturday, November 16

4:35pm, 7:00pm

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11:25am, 1:45pm, 4:00pm

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11:30am, 1:50pm, 4:00pm

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11:30am, 1:50pm, 4:00pm, 6:15pm

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11:25am, 1:45pm, 4:00pm

Thursday, November 21

1:00pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Saturday, November 16

5:25pm, 7:35pm

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11:00am, 1:10pm, 3:15pm, 5:25pm, 7:35pm

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11:00am, 1:10pm, 3:15pm, 5:25pm, 7:35pm

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11:00am, 1:10pm, 3:15pm, 5:25pm, 7:35pm

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11:00am, 1:10pm, 3:15pm, 5:25pm, 7:35pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Saturday, November 16

3:55pm, 6:45pm

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11:50am, 3:55pm, 5:35pm

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11:50am, 3:55pm, 6:45pm

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11:50am, 3:55pm, 6:45pm

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11:50am, 3:55pm, 6:45pm

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11:20am, 1:30pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Saturday, November 16

5:15pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm

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11:30am, 2:05pm, 4:30pm, 10:00pm

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2:00pm, 4:30pm, 9:45pm

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2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:45pm

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2:00pm, 4:30pm, 9:45pm

Thursday, November 21

2:00pm

Regal San Marcos

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

Saturday, November 16

4:35pm

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4:35pm

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11:35am, 2:15pm, 4:35pm

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11:35am, 2:15pm, 4:35pm

Wednesday, November 20

11:35am, 2:15pm, 4:35pm

Thursday, November 21

11:35am, 2:15pm, 4:35pm

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