Movie Capsules, Aug. 17
Friday, August 17, 2018
Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.
*ALPHA — An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, “Alpha” tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. (1 hour, 36 minutes.) Rated PG-13
BLACKKKLANSMAN — Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and becomes 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.
*CRAZY RICH ASIANS — This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global best-seller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. (2 hours) 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.
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.
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.
*MILE 22 — An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country. (1 hour, 35 minutes) Rated R.
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 disappears. (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.