Film Clips: Aug. 9, 2018

Film Clips: Aug. 9, 2018
09 Aug


“BLACKKKLANSMAN” — Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan and becomes the head of the local chapter in this story based on true events. Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver and Laura Harrier. Directed by Spike Lee. (R for language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references.)

“DOG DAYS” — An ensemble cast — including Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria and Finn Wolfhard from “Stranger Things” — intermingle in Los Angeles, connected by the bonds of dog ownership. Directed by Ken Marino. (PG for rude and suggestive content, and for language.)

“THE MEG” (digital and 3D versions) — In case “Shark Week” isn’t enough for you, “The Meg” imagines a world where the 70-foot-long Megalodon shark, long thought to be extinct, is alive and terrorizing well-populated waters off the Chinese coast. Starring Jason Statham, Ruby Rose and Rainn Wilson. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. (PG-13 for action/peril, bloody images and some language.)

“SLENDER MAN” — A group of teenage girls attempts to investigate the mystery of the Slender Man — reputed to be responsible for the haunting and disappearance of countless children and teens ­— after a friend of theirs goes missing, only to become haunted by the tall, thin, horrifying figure themselves. Starring Joey King, Javier Botet and Julia Goldani Telles. Directed by Sylvain White. (PG-13 for disturbing images and sequences of terror, thematic elements, and language including some crude sexual references.)


“CRAZY RICH ASIANS” — A Chinese-American professor of economics is thrust into the opulent world of some of Asia’s richest families when she accompanies her boyfriend to a large wedding in Singapore in this comedy based on Kevin Kwan’s hit book about weddings, gossip and insanely great outfits among the Singapore super-rich. Starring Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding and Ken Jeong. Directed by Jon M. Chu. (PG-13 for some suggestive content and language.)


• “Whitney”

• “Sorry to Bother You”


• “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies”

• Ending Thursday, Aug. 9: “The Equalizer 2”

• Opening Friday, Aug. 10: “The Meg” (Atmos)

• “The Spy Who Dumped Me”

• “Mission: Impossible — Fallout”


• Tuesday, Aug. 14: “Airplane!”

• Sept. 11: “Singin’ in the Rain”

“ANT-MAN AND THE WASP” — Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) gets her chance to shine as The Wasp, sharing screen time with the amiable Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) in Marvel’s latest showpiece. Also starring Michael Peña, Hannah John-Kamen, Lawrence Fishburne and Michelle Pfeiffer. Directed by Peyton Reed. (PG-13 for some sci-fi action violence.)

“CHRISTOPHER ROBIN” — Winnie-the-Pooh and friends reunite with old pal Christopher Robin — now an adult who looks just like Ewan McGregor — who seems to have lost his way in this fantasy comedy-drama. Also starring Hayley Atwell and Bronte Carmichael. Directed by Marc Forster. (PG for some action.)

“THE DARKEST MINDS” — When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. As you might expect, that doesn’t work so well, and the teens wage a resistance in this dystopian superhero film. Starring Bradley Whitford, Mandy Moore and Amandla Stenberg. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. (PG-13 for violence including disturbing images, and thematic elements.)

“THE EQUALIZER 2” — Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice when thugs kill his friend and former colleague. Also starring Pedro Pascal, Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. (R for brutal violence throughout, language, and some drug content.)

“THE FIRST PURGE” — This prequel to the first three “Purge” films focuses on the inception of the yearly Purge ceremony that allows crime to go unpunished for 12 hours — and by extension, how the lawlessness allows the government to exploit already marginalized communities. Starring Marisa Tomei, Lex Scott Davis and Melonie Diaz. Directed by Gerard McMurray. (R for strong disturbing violence throughout, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use.)

“HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION” — Our favorite monster family embarks on a luxury monster cruise so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s summer vacation at the hotel. Featuring the voices of Mel Brooks, Kathryn Hahn, Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. (PG for some action and rude humor.)

Fourteen years after Pixar released the first film, everyone’s favorite superhero family is back — and this time, Bob (aka Mr. Incredible) steps into the role of stay-at-home dad when his wife, Helen (aka Elastigirl) is chosen to be the new face of a superhero movement. Featuring the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Bob Odenkirk and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Brad Bird. (PG for action sequences and some brief mild language.)

“JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM” — The few remaining dinosaurs in the shuttered Jurassic World theme park are under threat of extinction via volcanic eruption, leaving former dinosaur trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and park-manager-turned-dinosaur-activist Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) to save them. Also starring James Cromwell, Jeff Goldblum, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum. Directed by J.A. Bayona. (PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril.)

“MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN!” — The catchy musical is back with a story of motherhood, delving into the backstory of Donna (Meryl Streep, with Lily James in flashbacks) as her daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) seeks advice about her own pregnancy. Also starring Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Andy Garcia and … Cher! Directed by Ol Parker. (PG-13 for some suggestive material.)

“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE — FALLOUT” — Tom Cruise returns yet again as Ethan Hunt, the death-defying secret agent permanently trying to fight his way out of a mission that some might say is … impossible. This time, Hunt and his IMF team are trying to stop terrorists from carrying out a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca. Also starring Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Angela Bassett, Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie. (PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language.)

A skyscraper safety inspector (Dwayne Johnson) finishes examining the world’s tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong and voices his concerns over its potential dangers, then later is blamed as the building is set ablaze. Also starring Neve Campbell and Pablo Schreiber. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. (PG-13 for sequences of gun violence and action, and for brief strong language.)

“THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME” — Two best friends (Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon) become embroiled in a massive, globetrotting assassination scheme when one of the women realizes her ex-boyfriend is a spy on the lam in this action-adventure comedy. Also starring Sam Heughan, Justin Theroux and Gillian Anderson. Directed by Susanna Fogel. (R for violence, language throughout, some crude sexual material and graphic nudity.)

“TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES” (ends Tuesday, Aug. 14) — A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom in this animated comedy film based on the television series. Featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell and Will Arnett. Directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail. (PG for action and rude humor.)

“UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB” — A teenager finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop and soon discovers that the previous owner is watching every move he makes — and wants it back. Starring Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel and Chelsea Alden. Written and directed by Stephen Susco. (R for some disturbing violence, language and sexual references.)

— Compiled by the 
Yakima Herald-Republic



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