In Our Theaters - Current Reviews
Week of August 26 to September 1
ABSOLUTLEY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE R/Comedy/Dir: Mandie Fletcher (Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Jane Horrocks) Appropriate for their big-screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to – shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!
BAD MOMS R/Comedy/Dirs: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore (Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell) Amy has a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, overachieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However, she’s exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other overstressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities.
BEN-HUR PG-13/Dramatic Adventure/Dir: Timur Bekmambetov (Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro) Judah Ben-Hur is a prince that is betrayed by his best friend. After years of holding a grudge he seeks revenge only to find it might not be the best path to true redemption.
CAFÉ SOCIETY PG-13/Comedy/Dir: Woody Allen (Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell) In the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood, where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York, he is swept up in the vibrant world of high-society nightclub life.
DON’T BREATHE R/Horror/Dir: Fede Alvarez (Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette) A young woman reluctantly agrees to help with a burglary in the hopes she can help her down and out family. The target is a rich old blind man. The problem, the would-be-robbers find, is that he is also a serial killer.
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS PG-13/Dramatic Comedy/Dir: Stephen Frears (Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg) A 1940s New York socialite is a fantastic operatic singer... in her own mind. Accommodating her delussion is her husband, whose job of keeping the truth hidden from her is made more difficult by her plans to perform at Carnegie Hall.
JASON BOURNE PG-13/Action/Dir: Paul Greengrass (Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander) Jason Bourne can sense something is wrong in the world and steps out from the shadows to sort things out.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS PG/Animated Adventure/Dir: Travis Knight (Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes) Young Kubo lives in a small, quiet village until an ancient spirit arises and causes trouble. The only hope for Kubo is to find the legendary armor once worn by his samurai father.
PETE’S DRAGON PG/Family/Dir: David Lowery (Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley) Mr. Meacham, a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete, a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie, Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true.
SAUSAGE PARTY R/Animated Comedy/Dirs: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon (Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill) A sausage tries to understand what happens to food when it leaves the grocery store. Learning the truth shocks him and the other comestibles.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS PG/Animated Family/Dirs: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney (Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet) When Max the terrier’s master is out of the house, he invites other neighborhood animals over. Max and his friends lead a good life until a large stray dog named Duke is brought into the house, changing the entire dynamic. However, new adventures soon ensue.
SUICIDE SQUAD PG-13/Action/Dir: David Ayer (Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie) Secret agency A.R.G.U.S. decides to create a special group to handle black-ops missions. The special thing about these soldiers is that they are all supervillains willing to do the jobs for clemency and, of course, the pure unadulterated fun of it all.
WAR DOGS R/Action/Dir: Todd Phillips (Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz) Two friends in their early 20s living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money. But the pair get in over their heads when they land a 300-million-dollar deal to arm the Afghan military, a deal that puts them in business with some shady people, the U.S. Government. Based on true events.