Movies in theaters, 8/11/17


NEW THIS WEEK

“Wind River”

Grade: B+. Review page 26

“The Glass Castle”

Grade: B-. Review page 27

“The Nut Job 2”

Grade: C-. Review page 28

“Brigsby Bear”

Grade: B. Review page 31

“Person to Person”

Grade: D. Review page 32

“Step”

Grade: A. Review page 29

NOT REVIEWED

“Annabelle: Creation.” R. 109 minutes. The possessed doll of a former toy maker strikes again, this time targeting a nun and six orphans. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

NOW PLAYING

“47 Meters Down.” PG-13. 89 minutes. Trapped in a shark cage on the ocean floor, two sisters vacationing in Mexico must find a way to get out alive, even as their oxygen starts to run low and great white sharks circle them.

“Alien: Covenant.” C+. R. 122 minutes. Ridley Scott resurrects the “Alien” universe with the second installment in a prequel trilogy that directly ties to his 1979 seminal work. Lake Creek.

“Atomic Blonde.” C+. R. 115 minutes. Charlize Theron plays the sensual and savage MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton, who has been tasked an impossible mission to find a dossier on the cusp of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Galaxy. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Westgate.

“Baby Driver.” B-. R. 113 minutes. A getaway driver for the leader of a series of heists falls for a waitress working at the diner he frequents and tries to break free from his life of crime. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Hill Country. Moviehouse. Round Rock.

“The Beguiled.” B+. R. 93 minutes. The young women at a Southern boarding school take in a wounded Civil War soldier, and the house is quickly consumed by sexual tension and dangerous rivalries. Movies 8.

“The Big Sick.” A-. R. 120 minutes. Based on a true story, the comedy focuses on the courtship of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who falls for grad student Emily after one of his standup sets even though his parents want to set him up on an arranged marriage. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Arbor.

“The Boss Baby.” C. PG. 97 minutes. A seven-year-old has his world turned upside down by the arrival of his new little brother. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.” B. PG. 84 minutes. Based off the popular children’s novel series, the movie centers on a a school principal who transforms into Captain Underpants after two pranksters hypnotize him. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Cars 3.” G. 109 minutes. The follow-up to the animated tale of Lightning McQueen has him befriending an eager young race technician to get back into the game. Hill Country.

“The Dark Tower.” PG-13. 95 minutes. The movie adaptation of the Stephen King fantasy epic about the last Gunslinger (Idris Elba) who is locked in an everlasting battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaghuey) to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo Village. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Despicable Me 3.” C-. PG. 90 minutes. In the third installment of the popular animated movies, Gru and his twin brother team up to take down a former 1980s child star who is seeking vengeance. Cedar Park. City Lights. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill.

“Detroit.” A-. R. 143 minutes. The Academy Award-winning director of “The Hurt Locker” returns with another gripping story, centered on the most terrifying moments of the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of 1967. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Dunkirk.” B+. PG-13. 107 minutes. With little dialogue and brutal scenes of war, Christopher Nolan’s latest chronicles the perilous mass evacuation of British and Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, in 1940. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Ritz. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. IMAX: Bullock.

“The Emoji Movie.” PG. 92 minutes. In this animated film, three emojis embark on an epic adventure through a smartphone to save their world from being deleted. Cedar Park. City Lights. Galaxy. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Metropolitan. Round Rock.

“Girls Trip.” B. R. 122 minutes. Four lifelong friends meet in New Orleans to attend the annual Essence Festival and find that their sisterhood has been rekindled. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.” B-. PG-13. 136 minutes. The sequel finds Peter Quill uncovering the mystery of his parentage with the help of his ragtag team. Alamo Lakeline. Lake Creek. Movies 8. 3D: Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” A-. PG. 98 minutes. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling the globe to try and influence international climate policy. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo South. Arbor. City Lights. Hill Country.

“Kidnap.” R. 95 minutes. In this heart-stopping thriller, Halle Berry stars as a desperate mom who will go to extreme lengths to rescue her kidnapped son. Cedar Park. City Lights. Flix. Galaxy. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Landline.” B-. R. 93 minutes. Two sisters bond for the first time when they suspect their dad is having an affair, which sends them into a tailspin. AFS Cinema. Alamo South. Arbor.

“The Little Hours.” B. R. 90 minutes. The humdrum lives of three nuns are shaken up by the arrival of a good-looking groundskeeper, who is introduced as a deaf-mute to dissuade temptation. Arbor.

“Maudie.” B. PG-13. 115 minutes. An artist named Maud falls in love with a fishmonger while working for him as a housekeeper. Arbor.

“The Mummy.” C-. PG-13. 110 minutes. Tom Cruise stars as an antiquity hunter who stumbles on the secret tomb of a mummy princess who is looking for the perfect immortal mate. Lake Creek. Movies 8. 3D: Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming.” B+. PG-13. 133 minutes. As first seen in “Captain America: Civil War,” a young Peter Parker begins to come to terms with his new identity as the superhero Spider-Man. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown.

“Transformers: The Last Knight.” D. PG-13. 149 minutes. With Optimus Prime gone and humans at war with the Transformers, it’s up to an unexpected alliance that includes Bumblebee and inventor Cade Yeager to save the world. Metropolitan.

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” C. PG-13. 137 minutes. In this fantasy adventure, a vast metropolis named Alpha is in danger from a dark force, and two special operatives must figure out who the marauding menace is to save the universe. Metropolitan. Westgate. 3D: Metropolitan.

“War for the Planet of the Apes.” B. PG-13. 142 minutes. Caesar and his army of intelligent apes go head to head against a colonel and his troops in a deadly battle. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Galaxy. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Metropolitan.

“Wish Upon.” C+. PG-13. 90 minutes. An old music box with the pretty cool perk of granting wishes also has a downside and begins to kill off a teen’s loved ones in violent and elaborate ways. Metropolitan.

“Wonder Woman.” B. PG-13. 141 minutes. The DC comics superhero, after gaining her fighting skills on an island of the Amazons, heads to Europe with a World War I military spy to stop the war god Ares. Hill Country. Round Rock. Southpark.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“Manifesto.” With a chameleonic performance, Cate Blanchett plays 13 distinct characters in a series of vignettes, from a female anchor to a homeless man. Plus, other AFS Cinema films throughout the week. 10 Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday. $11.25. 6406 N. Interstate 35 Ste. 3100. austinfilm.org.

“Wet Hot American Summer.” Close out your summer with this summer camp classic that we secretly all wish we could live. This movie party, as with any at the Alamo, will have interactive props for you to use during the film, including sticks of gum to chew, flutes to play during wedding ceremonies, and more. 10 p.m. Aug. 14. $15-$50. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. 512-861-7020, drafthouse.com.

Summer in Paris. Violet Crown Cinema’s month-long film series celebrating French film continues with “Into the Macabre,” a collection of four surreal French tales beginning with “Delicatassen,” the 1991 black comedy from co-directors Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Various times Aug. 15-24. $9-$36. 434 W. Second St. 512-495-9600, austin.violetcrown.com.



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