Movies in theaters, 9/15/17


OPENING FRIDAY

“Mother!”

Grade: A-. Review page 31

“American Assassin”

Grade: D. Review page 32

“Rebel in the Rye”

Grade: C. Review page 33

“Lemon”

Grade: B-. Review page 35

NOW PLAYING

“9/11.” R. 90 minutes. Five people are trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and must work together to survive the unthinkable. City Lights.

“All Saints.” C. PG. 108 minutes. A former corporate salesman who becomes a pastor and is charged with shutting down a country church finds he can’t do it when the church begins welcoming Burmese refugees. Gateway. Round Rock.

“Annabelle: Creation.” R. 109 minutes. The possessed doll of a former toy maker strikes again, this time targeting a nun and six orphans. Cedar Park. Evo. Hill Country. Lakeline. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“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. Gateway. Lake Creek.

“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. Movies 8.

“Beach Rats.” R. 98 minutes. An aimless teenage boy living on the fringe of Brooklyn struggles to reconcile his competing sexual urges, hurtling him toward irreversible consequences. Alamo South. Arbor.

“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 South. Arbor.

“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. Cedar Park. Hill Country.

“Columbus.” B+. Unrated. 104 minutes. The estranged son of a venerated architecture scholar who falls ills becomes stranded in Columbus, Indiana, but befriends a young architecture enthusiast with her own complicated feelings. AFS Cinema.

“Crown Heights.” B-. R. 99 minutes. After his friend is wrongly convicted of the murder of a teenager in 1980s Brooklyn, Carl King fights for the young man’s freedom. Arbor.

“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. Barton Creek. Hill Country. Round Rock. Southpark.

“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. Gateway. Hill Country. Lake Creek. Lakeline. Movies 8. Round Rock. Stone Hill. 3D: Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“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. Barton Creek. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Moviehouse. Westgate.

“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. Evo. Hill Country. Southpark. Tinseltown.

“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. Gateway. Lake Creek. Movies 8. Southpark. Tinseltown.

“The Glass Castle.” B-. PG-13. 127 minutes. Jeannette Walls’ immensely successful memoir about her dysfunctional relationship with her parents is transformed into this movie adaptation with Brie Larson as Walls. Gateway.

“Good Time.” C-. R. 110 minutes. After his younger brother goes to prison for a botched bank job, one man (Robert Pattinson) journeys through his city’s underworld on a desperate attempt to free him. Arbor.

“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 Slaughter. Lake Creek.

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” C-. R. 118 minutes. One of the world’s most notorious hitmen gets his own bodyguard when he becomes the only person who can lock up a vengeful dictator. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Home Again.” C. PG-13. 97 minutes. Newly single mom Alice invites three young aspiring filmmakers to stay at her property’s guest cottage and finds much more than she bargained for while they stay there. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Ingrid Goes West.” B+. R. 97 minutes. After losing her mother and other challenges, Ingrid befriends her Instagram obsession, a young socialite living in Los Angeles. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Arbor.

“It.” B-. R. 136 minutes. In this film adaptation of the Stephen King novel, children living in a Maine town join forces to fight an ancient, deadly clown named Pennywise. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Ritz. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy, Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. IMAX: Barton Creek. Bullock. Gateway.

“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. Evo. Tinseltown.

“Leap!” D. PG. 89 minutes. In this animated adventure comedy, an orphaned girl in 1879 Paris decides to follow her dream of becoming a ballerina. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Logan Lucky.” B-. PG-13. 119 minutes. Two brothers trying to rid themselves of a family curse decide to rob the biggest show in town — NASCAR — in this blue-collar heist film. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Moviehouse. Southpark. Westgate.

“Menashe.” C+. PG. 82 minutes. This rare look into Brooklyn’s Hasidic culture follows the fight of a widower to gain custody over his only son after his wife dies. Arbor.

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature.” C-. PG. 91 minutes. In this animated sequel, Surly and his motley group of animal friends have to band together to save their home, Liberty Park, from the mayor, who wants to turn it into an amusement park. Evo. Hill Country. Moviehouse.

“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. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Gateway. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill.

“Tulip Fever.” R. 107 minutes. A married woman carries on an affair with an artist who displays his love for her by painting portraits of her. Arbor. Moviehouse.

“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. Lake Creek. Movies 8. 3D: Movies 8.

“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. Metropolitan. Round Rock.

“Wind River.” B+. R. 107 minutes. An underprepared FBI agent teams with the Wyoming town’s veteran game tracker to find the truth behind a murder on a Native American reservation. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown. Violet Crown. Westgate.

“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. Lake Creek. Movies 8. Gateway. Metropolitan. 3D: Lake Creek. Movies 8.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“Honky Tonk Heaven: The Legend of the Broken Spoke.” The Alamo Drafthouse is screening this SXSW Audience Award-winning film for a very limited run. The documentary takes a look at more than 50 years of the landmark local venue and how its determined owners, James and Annetta White, perservered to keep the Broken Spoke open in the face of rapid urban growth. Filmmakers will be present at most of the screenings. 3:40 p.m. Friday and additional dates and times through Sept. 20. $11.64. Alamo South, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. drafthouse.com.

“Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41.” If you don’t understand much about the movie from that title, well, pretty much expect that’s for a reason. The insane explosion of avant-garde theatricality stars Meiko Kaji as the leader of a group of convicts who take vengeance against bourgeois society by going on a rampage of surreality. Plus, other AFS Cinema films throughout the week. 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $11.25. AFS Cinema, 6406 N. Interstate 35 Suite 3100. austinfilm.org.



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