Movie Capsules Aug. 11
Friday, August 11, 2017
Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.
*ANNABELLE: CREATION — Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle. (1 hour, 49 minutes) Rated R.
ATOMIC BLONDE — An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. (1 hour, 55 minutes) Rated R.
DARK TOWER — The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. (1 hour, 35 minutes) Rated PG-13.
DESPICABLE ME 3 — Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. (1 hour, 30 minutes) Rated PG.
DETROIT — Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel. (2 hours, 23 minutes) Rated R.
DUNKIRK — Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. (1 hour, 46 minutes) Rated PG-13.
THE EMOJI MOVIE — Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji. (1 hour, 26 minutes) Rated PG.
GIRLS TRIP — When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. (2 hours, 2 minutes) Rated R.
*THE GLASS CASTLE — A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. (2 hours, 7 minutes) Rated PG-13.
KIDNAP — A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son. (1 hour, 34 minutes) Rated R.
*NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE — Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park. (1 hour, 31 minutes) Rated PG.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING — Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges. (2 hours, 13 minutes) Rated PG-13.
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS — A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (2 hours, 17 minutes) Rated PG-13.
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES — After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. (2 hours, 20 minutes) Rated PG-13.