Movies in theaters, 8/10/18


OPENING THIS WEEK

“The Meg”

Grade: B. Review page 19

“Dog Days”

Grade: C-. Review page 20

“BlacKkKlansman”

Grade: B+. Review page 18

NOT REVIEWED

“The Miseducation of Cameron Post.” Not rated. 91 minutes. In 1993, a young girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her guardians. Alamo South.

“Never Goin’ Back.” R. 86 minutes. Stoned best friends reach increasingly more absurd lengths to acquire the cash for a wild beach vacation. AFS Cinema. Alamo South.

“Slender Man.” PG-13. 93 minutes. The internet legend of the Slender Man takes hold with a group of friends who want to prove that he doesn’t really exist — until one of them mysteriously disappears. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

NOW PLAYING

“Ant-Man and the Wasp.” B. PG-13. 125 minutes. Though under house arrest, Scott Lang dons the Ant-Man suit once again to fight alongside the Wasp, in the hopes of bringing back Hope van Dyne’s mother from the quantum realm — but they, along with Dr. Hank Pym, face a powerful enemy. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. City Lights. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Moviehouse 620. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“Avengers: Infinity War.” B+. PG-13. 149 minutes. Iron Man, Thor and all the rest of the Avengers do battle with their most powerful enemy yet — the nefarious Thanos. Lake Creek. Movies 8. 3-D: Movies 8.

“Blindspotting.” A. R. 95 minutes. Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this tale about the clash of race and class set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland. Arbor. Violet Crown.

“Book Club.” C-. PG-13. 104 minutes. The lives of four longtime friends are turned upside down when they read “50 Shades of Grey” in their book club. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Christopher Robin.” PG. 104 minutes. Now a family man living far away from the Hundred Acre Wood, Christopher Robin needs Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends like Tigger and Eoyore to rediscover the joy of life. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse 620. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“Dark Money.” B. Not rated. 99 minutes. A political detective story about campaign contributions, “Dark Money” explores the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, which has allowed corporate interests and big money to flood back into local politics. AFS Cinema.

“The Darkest Minds.” PG-13. 104 minutes. In this movie adaptation of a popular young adult series, teenagers use powerful, mysterious abilities to take back their future from hostile adults. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse 620. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“Deadpool 2.” B. R. 119 minutes. In this comedic sequel, wisecracking antihero Deadpool meets an angry teenage mutant who becomes targeted by Cable, a genetically enhanced soldier from the future, and realizes he needs help to save the boy. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“The Death of a Nation.” PG-13. 109 minutes. The film by Dinesh D’Souza examines fascism and white supremacy to expose hidden history and explosive truths. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock.

“Eighth Grade.” B+. R. 94 minutes. A teenaged girl endures the tidal wave of contemporary adolescence during her final week of middle school. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo Mueller. Alamo South. Arbor. Barton Creek. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Violet Crown.

“The Equalizer 2.” C. R. 121 minutes. Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice when thugs murder his friend and former colleague. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Gateway. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse 620. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“Generation Wealth.” B. Unrated. 106 minutes. The documentary uses first-person interviews in cities around the world to take note of the global boom-and-bust economy, revealing its complicated consequences. Arbor.

“Hereditary.” A-. R. 127 minutes. When a reclusive grandmother passes away, her daughter’s family begins to uncover cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. Lake Creek.

“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.” B-. PG. 97 minutes. Drac is on a luxury cruise with the rest of the pack when he meets — and falls for — an intriguing but dangerous woman. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse 620.Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill.

“The Incredibles 2.” B+. PG. 118 minutes. In this animated sequel, Elastigirl is enlisted to combat a mad criminal, while Mr. Incredible becomes a stay-at-home dad, one of his toughest assignments yet. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Gateway. Hill Country. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill.

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” C+. PG-13. 130 minutes. When a previously dormant volanco on the island begins to roar to life, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters try to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from the extinction-level event. City Lights. Gateway. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Westgate.

“Leave No Trace.” A-. PG. 109 minutes. A father and his teenage daughter find their idyllic life, after roaming off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon, shattered when they are both put into social services. Arbor. Violet Crown.

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” B. Five years after the events of the first “Mamma Mia!” movie, Sophie learns more about her mother’s past while pregnant herself. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Moviehouse 620. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Westgate.

“Mission: Impossible — Fallout.” B. PG-13. 147 minutes. Ethan Hunt, his IMF team and familiar allies are racing against time to prevent past foes from succeeding after a mission goes wrong. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Ritz. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse 620. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate. 3-D: Gateway. Lakeline. Pflugerville 20. Westgate. IMAX: Barton Creek. Bullock.

“Ocean’s 8.” B. PG-13. 110 minutes. An all-women team of thieves conspire to steal a valuable necklace at the annual Met Gala in New York. Alamo Lakeline. Gateway. Lake Creek.

“Rampage.” C. PG-13. 107 minutes. A primatologist (Dwayne Johnson) teams up with a discredited geneticist after a rogue genetic experiment goes awry, producing enormously sized animals, and together, they try and stop a global catastrophe. Movies 8. 3-D: Movies 8.

“Ready Player One.” A-. PG-13. 140 minutes. In a futuristic world where people prefer to spend much of their time in a virtual reality game called the Oasis, a young guy conquers the first challenge of the game and finds himself hurled into a fantastical universe with his friends. Lake Creek.

“Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” B. R. 122 minutes. In this sequel, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) turns to the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) to escalate a war with a cartel kingpin. Alejandro responds by kidnapping the kingpin’s daughter. Gateway. Lake Creek.

“Skyscraper.” C. PG-13. 102 minutes. Dwayne Johnson plays a former FBI agent who must rescue his family from a blazing fire in the world’s tallest building. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story.” B-. PG-13. 135 minutes. A much younger Han Solo and his gang of smugglers scheme to steal coaxium, a type of expensive starship fuel, from the planet Kessel. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Sorry to Bother You.” A-. R. 105 minutes. In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, a telemarketer stumbles onto a magical key to professional success — but it backfires when he is propelled into a macabre universe. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Metropolitan. Violet Crown.

“The Spy Who Dumped Me.” C+. R. 116 minutes. Two best friends, Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) become unwittingly ensnared in an international conspiracy when one of the women finds out the boyfriend who broke up with her was actually a spy. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse 620. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Stone Hill. Southpark. Westgate.

“Tag.” R. 100 minutes. One month every year, a group of very competitive friends play a no-holds-barred game of tag that risks their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down. Movies 8.

“Teen Titans Go! to the Movies.” B. PG. 93 minutes. Five superheroes who desire Hollywood stardom are sidetracked from their dream when a villain schemes to take over the world. Alamo Lakeline. Cedar Park. Evo. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Westgate.

“Three Identical Strangers.” PG-13. 96 minutes. Born as identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different families, three total strangers are reunited in an astonishing coincidence. Alamo South. Arbor.

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” A. PG-13. 93 minutes. The documentary covers the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Arbor. Violet Crown.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“Toy Story.” The Bullock Museum’s three-part Summer Family Film series concludes with “Toy Story,” about the toys that come to life when people aren’t around. It was Disney’s first-ever computer-animated movie. Though “Toy Story” starts at 2 p.m., families can come early to explore museum exhibits and engage in activities such as a “Toy Story”-themed photo booth, with props available. 1:30 p.m. doors Saturday. $3-$5. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “The Devil Wears Prada.” Pamper yourself all day with this double-header of female-fronted films for the Paramount’s annual Summer Classic Film Series. If you come a couple hours early to the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” screening at 2 p.m., you can get a mini-manicure, martini and more. “The Devil Wears Prada” showing begins at 6 p.m.; arrive ahead of time for that one — or linger after the Audrey Hepburn film — to be one of the first to explore Kendra Scott’s fall collection. Noon Aug. 12. $12-$25. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

“The Cocoanuts.” The Austin Book Festival will kick off Literary Libations with Algonquin-themed cocktails, a book-swap, and a special screening of the 1929 musical comedy at Austin Film Society. “The Cocoanuts” is set in the Hotel de Cocoanut, a resort hotel, during the Florida land boom of the 1920s. Plus, other AFS Cinema films throughout the week. 3 p.m. Sunday. $9. 6406 N. Interstate 35 Suite 3100. austinfilm.org.



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