Who’s Been Naughty? [Special Screenings, Nov. 29-Dec. 6]

A Bad Moms Christmas. Photo courtesy Fathom Events

Roma. Alfonso Cuarón’s new and (based on the trailers) gorgeously shot black-and-white drama follows a year in the life of a middle-class Mexico City family in the early 1970s. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 10:15 p.m. $9.50-$12.50. Also at: Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Thurs., Dec. 6, 7:15 p.m. $8-$11; Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Thurs., Dec. 6, 9 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.

Prospect. Chris Caldwell and Zeek Earli’s 2018 SXSW Film Festival winner is about a man and his teen daughter facing nonstop danger while searching for valuable gems on an alien moon. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Nov. 29, 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.

Mirai. GKIDS and Fathom Events present the U.S. debut of the anime from Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Studio Chizu about a young boy encountering a magical garden that enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with the guidance of his younger sister from the future. AMC Fullerton 20, 1001 S. Lemon St., Fullerton, (714) 992-6962 (no shows Nov. 30); AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, 20 City Blvd. W., Orange, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 258-7036 (no shows Nov. 30); Cinemark Century Stadium 25, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange, (714) 532-9558 (no shows Nov. 29-30, 7 p.m.); Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932 (no shows Nov. 30); Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, 99 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, (562) 435-5754 (no shows Nov. 30); Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (844) 462-7342 (no shows Nov. 30); Edwards Anaheim Hills 14, 8030 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd., Anaheim Hills, (714) 282-5953 (no shows Nov. 30); Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, 255 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 672-4136 (no shows Nov. 30); Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, 26602 Towne Center Dr., Foothill Ranch, (949) 588-9402 (no shows Nov. 30); Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, 65 Fortune Dr., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Kaleidoscope Stadium 10, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo, (949) 582-4078 (no shows Nov. 30); Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, 7501 E. Carson, Long Beach, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Market Place Stadium 10, 13782 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, (844) 462-7342 (no shows Nov. 30); Edwards Metro Pointe Stadium 12, 901 South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 428-0962 (no shows Nov. 30); The Lot Fashion Island, 999 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 281-0069 (no shows Nov. 29, 8 p.m., or Nov. 30); Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, 9741 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, (844) 462-7342 (no shows Nov. 30); Regal La Habra Stadium 16, 1351 W. Imperial Hwy., La Habra, (562) 690-4909 (no shows Nov. 30); www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Nov. 29, 7 (dubbed) & 8 p.m. (subtitled); Wed., 7 p.m. (subtitled); also Dec. 8, 12:55 p.m. (dubbed). $10.50-$12.50; also at the Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri. & Thurs., Dec. 6, 2:30, 5 & 7:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon, 2:30, 5 & 7:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed., 2:30, 5, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. (subtitled expect for English dubs Sat., noon; Sun., 2:30 p.m.; Tues., all day). $7-$10.

All the Creatures Were Stirring. Horrible Imaginings Film Festival presents a free screening of the new holiday horror film followed by an audience Q&A with directors Rebekah and David Ian McKendry. An awkward Christmas Eve date leads a couple to a strange theater that shows a bizarre and frightening collection of yuletide stories. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Meow Wolf—Origin Story. Meow Wolf is a Santa Fe, New Mexico, collective that was formed by artists who were frustrated by their lack of access to the art world. They share their stories of struggle and wild success. AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Big Newport 6, 300 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. $12.50.

The Little Mermaid. Image courtesy Disney

The Little Mermaid. In Ron Clements and John Musker’s 1989 Disney-produced animated fantasy, underwater princess Ariel (voiced by Jodi Benson) ignores the command of her father, King Triton (Kenneth Mars), by exploring dry land, where she falls for a prince (Christopher Daniel Barnes). Ariel then cuts a deal with sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for three days so she may be with her new love. The Source OC, 6988 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; thesourceoc.com. Fri., 7 p.m. Free.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) tries to get his family into the holiday spirit, a job that grows as relatives show up unexpectedly at his doorstep, including cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid). The Collab Lab, 1599 Superior Ave., Ste. B1, Costa Mesa, (714) 679-5612. Fri., 7 p.m. $10 (includes two beers or glasses of wine).

Bombs Away Live! Mac and Me. First, it’s the McDonalds and Coca-Cola Pre-Show, featuring hilarious clips from past commercials and movies, including some ripped on the Bombs Away! podcast. Next, it’s a screening of a high-definition version of Stewart Raffill’s 1988 blatant rip-off of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. (The plot involves a young Mysterious Alien Creature, or MAC, who gets separated from his family and must rely on a special boy, played by Jadew Calegory, to reunite with his brood.) The film is followed by a live podcast taping with a special guest and questions from the audience. Attire from the 1980s is encouraged. Rum-and-Coke slushies are available to those 21 and older, and in the spirit of the flick’s famous fast-food-restaurant dance sequence, Happy Meals are served to those who bought tickets in advance. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 8 p.m. $15.

The Thing. Frida concludes a seven-title John Carpenter retrospective with the 1982 sci-fi horror classic about a helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and a team of American researchers in Antarctica dealing with a murderous, shape-shifting beast. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 10 p.m.; Sat., 12:30, 3 & 10 p.m. $7-$10.

Wild Strawberries. The Frida kicks off a four-film retrospective of Ingmar Bergman pictures with the acclaimed writer-director-producer’s 1957 masterpiece, which shows one man’s journey of self-discovery through dreams, nightmares, fantasies and flashbacks. A professor (played by veteran director Victor Sjöström) faces his past, present and inevitable future death while traveling to accept an honorary degree. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Mon.-Tues., 2 and 4 p.m.; Mon., 6, 8 and 10 p.m. $7-$10.

The Met: Live in HD: The Magic Flute. It’s an encore presentation of Julie Taymor’s production that was the first the Metropolitan Opera beamed live into theaters. Known as Die Zauberflöte when the Mozart classic debuted in Stockholm on Sept. 30, 1791, it follows Prince Tamino, who is supposed to rescue the Queen of the Night’s daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro. However, the prince becomes enchanted by the Sarastro community’s ideals and seeks to join it. AMC Marina Pacifica, 6346 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 430-8790; AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Sat., 12:55 p.m. $18-$24.

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us. Fathom Events and the Pokémon Co. present the new animated feature about various people during Fura City’s Wind Festival. They include a high-school girl starting out as a Pokemon trainer, a researcher who lacks confidence in himself and a mysterious young girl who watches over the forest. Dubbed in English from its original Japanese. AMC Fullerton 20, (714) 992-6962; AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 258-7036; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Anaheim Hills 14, (714) 282-5953; Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Regal La Habra Stadium 16, (562) 690-4909; www.fathomevents.com. Sat., 12:55 p.m. $12.50.

Elf. Photo courtesy New Line Cinema

Elf. A grown man (Will Ferrell) in green tights wreaks havoc on elves and Santa’s village because of his size, so he is sent to New York City to discover his real identity. And that his dad is James Fucking Caan—KICKASS! Beachfront Cinema at Huntington State Beach, Tower 5, Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach; beachfrontcinema.com. Sat., gates open, 2 p.m.; screening, 5:30 p.m. $9.99-$19.99; also at Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8.

Wilder vs Fury. It’s a live showing of Deontay Wilder putting his WBC heavyweight champion boxing belt on the line against lineal champ Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury. AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Big Newport 6, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Sat., 6 p.m. $25.

Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With the Future. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section presents Douglass M. Stewart Jr.’s new documentary that asks, “Why is it that no one knows who Chesley Bonestell is today?” The architect and artist worked on Citizen Kane, the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge, and his paintings of planets and star systems helped to inspire America’s space program. Stewart, co-editor Kristina Hays and cinematographer Timothy Branning participate in an introduction and audience Q&A. Cal State Long Beach, Student Union, Beach Auditorium, 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, (310) 742-4212. Sat., check-in, 6:30 p.m.; screening, 7 p.m. $5-$10.

The Addams Family. Nostalgic Nebula’s cosplay-friendly event includes giveaways, drink specials and a screening of the 1991 comedy based on Charles Addams’ cartoons and characters from the 1960s TV show that still plays in syndication and on Hulu. Arrive early to hear a string quartet pay tribute to Marc Shaiman’s Gothic score. In the flick, a man (Christopher Lloyd) claims to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia). The creepy/kooky/mysterious/spooky family is thrilled—until Morticia (Anjelica Huston) suspects he ain’t really Fester. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., music, 7:30 p.m.; screening, 8 p.m. $15.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The pioneering midnight movie starts with the car of sweethearts Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) breaking down near the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The transvestite scientist’s home also hosts a rocking biker (Meat Loaf), a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien) and assorted freaks, including a hunk of beefcake named “Rocky.” Live shadow-cast troupe Midnight Insanity performs. Art Theatre, (562) 438-5435; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.

Don Quixote. Photo by Damir Yusupov/Bolshoi Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote. Transmitted into theaters from the Moscow stage is the world-renowned ballet company’s take on Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra’s classic tale. A brave knight sets out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, with his faithful servant at his side. Principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the cast. AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Sun., 12:55 p.m. $18; also at Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Sun. & Tues. Call for show times and ticket prices.

Sleepless in Seattle. It’s a 25th-anniversary screening of Nora Ephron’s rom-dramedy about a widower (Tom Hanks) who is convinced by his son (Ross Malinger) to go on a national radio talk show, on which the dad pours his heart out. A woman (Meg Ryan) hears the broadcast, falls in love with the bloke, and sets out to find and meet him. AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Sun., 1 & 4 p.m.; Wed., 4 & 7 p.m. $12.50.

Tangerine. Chapman University’s 2018 Los Angeles in Film and Fiction series at The Frida concludes with Sean Baker’s 2015 micro-budget, buzzed-about award winner . A transgender sex worker (Kiki Rodriguez) winds through Los Angeles to find and confront her pimp/boyfriend (James Ransone), who has been cheating on her with a cisgender woman! The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 7 p.m. $7-$10.

Movie Night. Films that in most instances are G-rated are shown the first Sunday of each month. Call the day of the event to find out the title. Bonus: You can see the Disneyland fireworks show for free from the back parking lot. BOTI Studios, 607 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, (714) 220-8351. Sun., 7:30 p.m. $5 (includes popcorn and water).

Superman: The Movie. It’s a 40th-anniversary screening of Richard Donner’s 1978 movie that helped usher in today’s cinema takeover by comic-book heroes. Having acquired great powers from the Earth’s sun, Krypton transplant Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve) pits his superhero abilities against master criminal Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), who plots the greatest real-estate swindle of all time. As a special bonus, Max Fleischer’s Superman cartoon “Mechanical Monsters” is shown on the big screen for the first time since it debuted in November 1941. Mon., 2 p.m.: Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754. Mon., 3 p.m.: AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342. Mon., 7 p.m.: AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Call for show times. $12.50.

The Long Way Back: The Story of Todd “Z-Man” Zalkins. Todd Zalkins and director Richard Yelland create that rare film that delights hardcore fans of a band (in this case, Sublime), locals (thanks to Long Beach and Orange County touchstones) and everyone else (because it’s so fucking compelling). Pillars Recovery Treatment Centers of Laguna Beach and Newport Beach join various local health agencies and nonprofits in presenting this event that includes an audience Q&A with Z-Man and Deal Lisi Kerr, preservationist with the OC Health Agency. Free food and refreshments are served. [AV], 16500 Scientific Way, Irvine, (949) 410-0098. Tues., 6 p.m. Free.

The King and I. A Lincoln Center Theater production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium Theatre for big-screen viewing. Kelli O’Hara reprises her Tony Award-winning role of Anna, a British schoolteacher who develops an unconventional and tempestuous relationship with the King of Siam (Tony nominee Ken Watanabe). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Tues., 7 p.m. $7-$10.

Allegiance to Broadway: The Story. The Dream. The Journey of a Musical. This documentary exposes the difficult path Broadway producers face when taking a story from the page to the screen. Specifically, it’s Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione and Allegiance, the musical based on the World War II-era internment of Star Trek star George Takei’s Japanese-American family. AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at The District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Big Newport 6, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $15.

Persona. The retrospective with four films by writer-director-producer Ingmar Bergman continues with his radical 1966 entry starring Liv Ullman as a stage actress who mysteriously goes mute. While isolated in a remote island cottage with her young live-in nurse (Bibi Andersson), both experience a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org . Wed.-Thurs., Dec. 5-6, 2, 4 and 6 p.m.; Wed., 8 and 10 p.m. $7-$10.

Warren Miller’s Face of Winter. Photo by Court Leve/Warren Miller Entertainment

Warren Miller’s Face of Winter. Ski and snowboard moviemaker Warren Miller passed away in January at age 93, but his company lives on with its 69th installment. The film features new and veteran athletes on snow from British Columbia to Switzerland and France to Chile. Art Theatre; warrenmiller.com. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $19; also at Regency Lido Theater, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, (949) 673-8350; warrenmiller.com. Wed.-Thurs., Dec. 6, 7 p.m. $19.

Darkest Hour. FPL Arthouse presents Joe Wright’s 2017 historical/biographical drama. In May 1940, with the fate of Western Europe in his hands, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman, in an Oscar-winning performance) must choose between negotiating with Adolf Hitler or fighting Germany to a possible humiliating military defeat. Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Wed., 6 p.m. Free.

Home Alone. In Chris Columbus’ brilliant 1990 resurrection of physical comedy, an 8-year-old boy (Macaulay Culkin), who is mistakenly left home by his European-vacationing family, must spend the holidays defending himself and his home from a couple of knuckleheaded burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). Grab a spot early, and bring friends, family, chairs and blankets, but know going in that outside food and drinks are not permitted. You can get them at surrounding stands and restaurants. Pacific City, Level 2 (near Saint Marc and Smocking Birds), 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach; www.gopacificcity.com/events/. Wed., 6 p.m. Free; also at Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

A Christmas Story. Bob Clark’s 1983 holiday classic is about young Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) trying to convince his parents, his teacher and just about everyone in his 1940s Indiana town that the perfect Christmas gift would be a Red Ryder B.B. gun—despite the weapon’s reputation for putting your eye out, kid. The whole cast is superb, from Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin on down to narrator Jean Shepherd, who reads his own dialogue adapted from his novel In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash. Bring snacks and beverages, but no booze lest Santa’s boot push you down the chute. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., Dec. 6, 1 p.m. Free.

Anime Club. Such animes as Bleach, Naruto, My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan and Sword Art Online are streamed, and premium prizes from Crunchyroll are doled out during this program aimed at ages 13-17. Cypress Library, 5331 Orange Ave., Cypress, (714) 826-0350. Thurs., Dec. 6, 5 p.m. Free.

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra. Live from the London stage is director Simon Godwin’s production of Shakespeare’s famous play. Rome’s General Mark Antony (Ralph Fiennes) and Egypt’s Queen Cleopatra (Sophie Okonedo) are madly in love, but duty, devotion and obsession serve as catalysts for war. AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at The District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Big Newport 6, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Dec. 6, 7 p.m. $18.

Puoi bacaire lo sposo (You May Kiss the Groom). Italian Movie Night presents Alessandro Genovesi’s comedy that was released in Italy in March. Happily engaged Antonio (Cristiano Caccamo) brings his fiancé Paulo (Salvatore Esposito) to the old Italian village of his birth to meet his headstrong parents and reveal his sexuality, seeking to make a town founded on religious tradition understand that love is love. Regency San Juan Capistrano, 26762 Verdugo St., San Juan Capistrano, (949) 661-3456. Thurs., Dec. 6, 7 p.m. $10.

A Bad Moms Christmas Event. Jon Lucas and Scott Moore’s comedy is back for a screening event that includes a cast gag reel. The underappreciated and overburdened mothers (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn) must deal with the challenges and expectations of not only Christmas, but also the hosting and entertaining their moms (Cheryl Hines, Christine Baranski and Susan Sarandon). AMC Fullerton 20, (714) 992-6962; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; The Lot Fashion Island, (949) 281-0069; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. $12.50.

Twisted Pair. Because the screening of the fifth feature film from writer/director Neil Breen was a sellout in November, Frida brings it back. Breen plays identical twins who become hybrid artificial intelligence entities torn in different directions to achieve justice for humanity. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. $7-$10.

Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.

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