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Movies: Sept. 6, 2018

September 6, 2018

‘Peppermint’ — New

No rating available.

(Movies 10, Paramount) Riley North (Jennifer Garner) awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerrilla. Rated R. (102 mins.)

‘The Nun’ — New

No rating available.

(Movies 10, Meadowview) When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together, they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Rated R. (96 mins.)

‘Operation Finale’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 3½ out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) Fifteen years after the end of World War II, Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad and security agency Shin Bet — led by the tireless and heroic agent Peter Malkin (Oscar Isaac) — launches a daring top-secret raid to capture the notorious Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley). Rated PG-13. (122 mins.)

‘Kin’

Tribune News Service says 2 out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) A pulse-pounding crime thriller with a sci-fi twist, “Kin” is the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness. Rated PG-13. (102 mins.)

‘Searching’

Tribune News Service says 2½ out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) David Kim (John Cho) becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place no one else has — Margot’s laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts. Rated PG-13. (102 mins.)

‘The Happytime Murders’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 2½ out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10,) No Sesame. All Street. The Happytime Murders is a filthy comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show. Rated R. (91 mins.)

‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Tribune News Service says 3 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10, Meadowview) Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. There, she learns Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Rated PG-13. (120 mins.)

‘Alpha’

Tribune News Service says 2 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group during the last Ice Age, a young man is injured and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies. Rated PG-13. (97 mins.)

‘The Meg’

Tribune News Service says 3 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10, Paramount) A 75-foot-long prehistoric shark attacks a submersible. With Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao and Cliff Curtis. Written by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber; based on the novel by Steve Alten. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Rated PG-13. (113 mins.)

‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 3½ out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt and his team race against time and the forces of evil. With Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett and Vanessa Kirby. Written by Christopher McQuarrie and Dylan Kussman. Directed by McQuarrie. Rated PG-13. (147 mins.)

‘Christopher Robin’

No rating available.

(Movies 10) Winnie the Pooh’s friend is stressed out, but his childhood stuffed animals help him find his way. With Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael and Mark Gatiss and voices by Jim Cummings, Chris O’Dowd, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi and Sophie Okonedo. Written by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder; based on the A.A. Milne characters. Rated PG (104 mins.)

‘Incredibles 2’

Tribune News Service says 4 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) A family story, “Incredibles 2” is as good as, if not better than, the original. Rated PG. (118 mins.)

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