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Movie Capsules

Movie Capsules Sept. 1

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Alicia Vikander and Dane DeHaan in "Tulip Fever."

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

ALL SAINTS — Salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia risk everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. (1 hour, 48 minutes) Rated PG.

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.

BABY DRIVER — After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. (1 hour, 52 minutes) Rated R. 

THE BIG SICK —Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings. (2 hours) Rated R.

BIRTH OF THE DRAGON — An up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man engage in an epic and controversial showdown — a battle that gave birth to a legend. (1 hour, 43 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

CARS 3 — Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world. (1 hour, 42 minutes) Rated G. 

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. 

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. 

GOOD TIME — A bank robber finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him. (1 hour, 40 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. 

THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD — The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. (1 hour, 58 minutes) Rated R.

KIDNAP — A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son. (1 hour, 34 minutes) Rated R. 

LEAP — An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. (1 hour, 29 minutes) Rated PG. 

LOGAN LUCKY — Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. (1 hour, 59 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

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: HOME-COMING — Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and must confront a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. (2 hours, 13 minutes) Rated PG-13.

*TULIP FEVER — An artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. (1 hour, 47 minutes) Rated R.

*VALLEY OF BONES — A disgraced paleontologist struggling to raise her son is tipped off to a groundbreaking dig site in the Badlands by a recovering meth addict, but his tie to the cartel threatens to bury them both under the weight of their criminal pasts. (1 hour, 30 minutes) Rated R.

WIND RIVER — An FBI agent teams with a town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. (1 hour, 47 minutes) Rated R. 

WONDER WOMAN — Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. (2 hours, 21 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

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