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Movie Capsules, Aug. 10

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Tone Bell, left, and Nina Dobrev in "Dog Days."

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Friday, August 10, 2018

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

*BLACKKKLANSMAN — Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter. (2 hours, 15 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.

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.

*DOG DAYS — Dog Days follows a group of interconnected people in Los Angeles who are brought together by their lovable canine counterparts. (1 hour, 52 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 2 — 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. 

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. 

*THE MEG — After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible. (1 hour, 53 minutes). 

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. 

*SLENDER MAN — In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist — until one of them mysteriously goes missing. (1 hour, 33 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.

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