OPENING THIS WEEK
Grade: B-. Review page 23
“White Boy Rick”
Grade: C+. Review page 22
“A Simple Favor”
Grade: B-. Review page 24
“Unbroken: Path to Redemption”
Grade: C. Review page 25
“Don’t Leave Home.” Not rated. 86 minutes. In this arthouse horror flick, an American artist develops an obsession with a disturbing urban legend, leading her to investigate the story’s origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive Irish painter. AFS Cinema.
“Pick of the Litter.” Not rated. 81 minutes. The documentary follows five spirited puppies as they are trained to become guide dogs for the blind. Violet Crown.
“We the Animals.” R. 93 minutes. Three brothers, Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood, pushing against the volatile love of their parents; eventually, two of them become versions of their father, while the youngest embraces an imagined world all his own. Arbor. Violet Crown.
“Alpha.” C. PG-13. 96 minutes. Set in the last Ice Age, this epic adventure follows a boy and the lone wolf that becomes his best friend, reflecting the origins of the close-knit human and canine relationship. Barton Creek. City Lights. Evo. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse 620. Pflugerville 20. Southpark. Stone Hill.
“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. Lakeline. Sky. Southpark.
“BlacKkKlansman.” B+. R. 134 minutes. As the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs police department, Ron Stallworth wants to make a name for himself and sets out on a dangerous mission: to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Arbor. Pflugerville 20. Sky. Violet Crown. Westgate.
“Blaze.” B+. R. 127 minutes. The film is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that led to powerhouse musicians like Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. Alamo South. Arbor. Violet Crown.
“The Bookshop.” B. PG. 113 minutes. In England 1959, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookstore. Arbor.
“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 Mueller. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Moviehouse 620. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Stone Hill.
“Crazy Rich Asians.” B. PG-13. 120 minutes. A woman learns much more about her boyfriend and his wealthy family when she travels to Singapore for a wedding. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. 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.
“Eighth Grade.” B+. R. 94 minutes. A teenaged girl endures the tidal wave of contemporary adolescence during her final week of middle school. Alamo South.
“God Bless the Broken Road.” PG. 113 minutes. A young mother loses her husband to the war in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their elementary-age daughter in his absence. Cedar Park. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Moviehouse 620. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark.
“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. Metropolitan. Round Rock.
“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. Round Rock. Sky.
“John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection.” A. Unrated. 95 minutes. Revisit footage of tennis star McEnroe in 1984, when he was the world’s top-ranked player and competing in the French Open at Paris’ Roland Garros Stadium. AFS Cinema.
“Juliet, Naked.” B. R. 105 minutes. A former rocker forms an unexpected bond with a woman whose ex-boyfriend is his biggest fan. Alamo South. Arbor. Violet Crown.
“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. Lake Creek. Movies 8. 3-D: Movies 8.
“Let the Corpses Tan.” B. Not rated. 92 minutes. During a gorgeous Mediterranean summer, Rhino and his gang snatch a cache of gold, thinking they’ve found the perfect hideout, but surprise guests and a couple of cops violently disrupt their plans. Alamo Mueller.
“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. Movies 8.
“The Meg.” B. PG-13. 113 minutes. A deep-sea submersible has been attacked by a massive prehistoric shark, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean’s deepest trench, its crew trapped inside. Alamo Lakeline. 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.
“Mile 22.” R. 95 minutes. CIA operative James Silva is the leader of a small but lethal tactical command team on a dangerous mission transporting a foreign intelligence asset from an American embassy in Southeast Asia to an airfield for extraction — a distance of 22 miles. Lake Creek. Movies 8.
“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 South. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Moviehouse 620. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky.
“The Nun.” B-. R. 96 minutes. A spin-off in “The Conjuring” universe of movies, “The Nun” is about a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate about to take her final vows who are sent to investigate the suicide of a young nun — and uncover an unholy secret. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. 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.
“Operation Finale.” B-. PG-13. 122 minutes. Fifteen years after World War II’s end, Israel’s intelligence agency and security agency Shin Bet launch a daring top-secret raid to capture the notorious Eichmann. Barton Creek. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Moviehouse 620. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Sky.
“Peppermint.” R. 102 minutes. Waking from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family, Riley (Jennifer Garner) transforms herself into an urban guerilla seeking justice for their deaths. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. iPic. Lakeline. Metropolitan. Moviehouse 620. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Westgate.
“Searching.” B+. PG-13. 101 minutes. Told entirely through an online perspective, this thriller centers on a desperate man searching for clues on his daughter’s laptop after she vanishes without a trace. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Evo. Gateway. Hill Country. Lakeline. Moviehouse Lantana. Pflugerville 20. Round Rock. Sky. Southpark. Westgate.
“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. Lake Creek. Movies 8.
“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. 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. Lake Creek. Movies 8.
“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.
“The Wife.” B+. R. 100 minutes. The 40-year relationship of Joan and Joe Castleman becomes more strained when he wins the Nobel Prize for literature, revealing the dark bargains the couple has made with each other. Arbor. Hill Country. Violet Crown. Westgate.
“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.” Lake Creek.
“2001: A Space Odyssey.” Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece is back on the big screen after being newly restored to glorious 4K. The new version is courtesy of fellow director Christopher Nolan, who helmed the restoration by using scans from the original camera negative. Plus, other AFS Cinema films throughout the week. 9:45 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. $11.25. 6406 N. Interstate 35 Suite 3100. austinfilm.org.
Movies in the Park: “Hook.” The Austin Park Foundation’s family-friendly movie series at various local parks continues with Robin Williams’ live-action version of the Peter Pan tale. Food truck mmmpanadas will be on-site, and you can bring dogs, picnics and lawn chairs. 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Free. Govalle Park, 5200 Bolm Road. austinparks.org/movies-in-the-park/.