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Movie Capsules, Jaug. 3

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Justin Theroux in a scene from “The Spy Who Dumped Me.”

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Friday, August 3, 2018

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

BLINDSPOTTING — Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about the intersection of race and class, set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland. (1 hour, 35 minutes) Rated R.

*CHRISTOPHER ROBIN — A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated PG.

*EIGHTH GRADE — An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school. (1 hour, 33 minutes) Rated R. 

THE EQUALIZER — Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves? (2 hours, 21 minutes) Rated R. 

*THE DARKEST MINDS — Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future. (1 hour, 45 minutes) Rated PG-13.

*DEATH OF A NATION — This documentary draws parallels between Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the presidency of Donald Trump. (1 hour, 49 minutes) Rated PG-13.

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION — While on a vacation with his family, Count Dracula makes a romantic connection.(1 hour, 37 minutes) Rated PG. 

INCREDIBLES 2 — Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. (1 hour, 58 minutes) Rated PG. 

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM — When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. (2 hours, 8 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN — Hoping to meet her real father and have him walk her down the aisle, a bride secretly invites three men from her mother’s past to come to the wedding. (1 hour, 54 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

*MISSION IMPOSSBLE: FALLOUT — Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong. (2 hours, 27 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

SKYSCRAPER — A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper. (1 hour, 42 minutes) Rated PG-13.

*THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME — Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy. (1 hour, 56 minutes) Rated R. 

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES — A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom. (1 hour, 33 minutes) Rated PG. 

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

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN — A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated PG.

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I’ve been…

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Auditions

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