Movies: Aug. 16, 2018

August 17, 2018

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ — New

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’ — New

No rating available.

(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.)

‘Mile 22’ — New

No rating available.

(Movies 10, Paramount) Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, a CIA operative who must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in. Rated R. (95 mins.)


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

(Movies 10) Colorado Springs’ first black policeman goes undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. With John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier and Topher Grace. Written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee; based on a book by Ron Stallworth. Directed by Lee. Rated R. (145 mins.)

‘Dog Days’

Tribune News Service says 2 out of 4 stars.

(Meadowview) Canines lead their companions on surprising journeys. With Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Adam Pally, Eva Longoria, Rob Corddry, Tone Bell, Jon Bass, Michael Cassidy, Thomas Lennon, Tig Notaro, Finn Wolfhard and Ron Cephas Jones. Written by Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama; directed by Ken Marino. Rated PG. (112 mins.)

‘The Meg’

No rating available.

(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.)

‘Slender Man’

No rating available.

(Meadowview) Teens perform a rite hoping to disprove a local legend. With Joey King, Julia Goldani-Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso and Javier Botet. Written by David Birke. Directed by Sylvain White. Rated PG-13. (93 mins.)

‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’

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

(Movies 10, Paramount) 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.)

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’

Tribune News Service says 3 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) The cast returns in this sequel to the ABBA-fueled musical. With Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski and Lily James. Written and directed by Ol Parker; story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker. Rated PG-13. (114 mins.)

‘The Equalizer 2’

The Associated Press says 3 out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) Denzel Washington is back delivering vigilante justice. With Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo. Written by Richard Wenk; based on the series by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Rated R. (129 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.)

‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’

Tribune News Service says 3 out of 4 stars.

(Movies 10) The family of monsters takes a cruise. Voices by Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez and Mel Brooks. Written by Genndy Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers. Directed by Tartakovsky. Rated PG. (97 mins.)

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Daily Journal movie reviewer Pam Powell says 2 out of 4 stars.

(Paramount) The sequel returns director Peyton Reed, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas and Michael Pena. Rated PG-13 (118 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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