Film Clips: Sept. 19, 2019

OPENING FRIDAY

“AD ASTRA” (Atmos sound) — An astronaut (Brad Pitt) undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe. Also starring Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland. Directed by James Gray. (PG-13 for some violence and bloody images, and for brief strong language.)

“DOWNTON ABBEY” — The story of the Crawley family and their servants continues on the big screen, as the wealthy English estate owners prepare for a visit from the king and queen. Most of the TV cast returns, including Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Penelope Wilton, Phyllis Logan, Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt. Directed by Michael Engler. (PG for thematic elements, some suggestive material, and language.)

“OFFICIAL SECRETS” — The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the U.N. Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Indira Varma and Ralph Fiennes. Directed by Gavin Hood. (R for language.)

“RAMBO: LAST BLOOD” — Almost four decades after they drew first blood, John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission (or so we’re told). Also starring Paz Vega and Yvette Monreal. Directed by Adrian Grunberg. (R for strong graphic violence, grisly images, drug use and language.)

ENDING THURSDAY

“The Art of Racing in the Rain”

“Luce”

“Vita & Virginia”

“Ready or Not”

“Where’d You Go, Bernadette”

CLASSIC TUESDAY (ORION)

Oct. 8: “Deliverance”

THE ORION

Opening Friday: “Ad Astra” (Atmos sound)

Opening Friday: “Rambo: Last Blood”

Ending Thursday: “Angel Has Fallen”

Ending Thursday: “Good Boys”

Held over: “It: Chapter 2”

HELD OVER

“47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED” — Four teenage girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they’ve entered the territory of a deadly shark species. Starring Nia Long, Sistine Rose Stallone and John Corbett. Directed by Johannes Roberts. (PG-13 for sequences of intense peril, bloody images, and brief strong language.)

“ANGEL HAS FALLEN” — In this threequel, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the president and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat. Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Piper Perabo, Jada Pinkett Smith and Nick Nolte. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. (R for violence and language throughout.)

“THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2” — The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their feud to the next level in this animated comedy. With the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Tiffany Haddish, Bill Hader and Awkwafina. Directed by Thurop Van Orman. (PG for rude humor and action.)

“DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD” — Teenage explorer Dora leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. Starring Isabela Moner, Q’orianka Kilcher, Eva Longoria and Benicio Del Toro. Directed by James Bobin. (PG for action and some impolite humor.)

“FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW” — Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba and Helen Mirren. Directed by David Leitch. (PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action and violence, suggestive material and some strong language.)

“THE GOLDFINCH” — A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Donna Tartt. Starring Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Wilson and Nicole Kidman. Directed by John Crowley. (R for drug use and language.)

“GOOD BOYS” — Three sixth-grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Molly Gordon, Lina Renna and Will Forte. Directed by Gene Stupnitsky. (R for strong crude sexual content, drug and alcohol material, and language throughout — all involving tweens.)

“HUSTLERS” — Inspired by a viral New York Magazine article, the movie follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lizzo and Julia Stiles. Directed by Lorene Scafaria. (R for pervasive sexual material, drug content, language and nudity.)

“IT: CHAPTER TWO” — Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back. Starring Bill Skarsgard, Finn Wolfhard, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader. Directed by Andy Muschietti. (R for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material.)

“THE LION KING” — You know the story — after the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery — but you’ve never seen it so realistic as with this CGI remake of the Disney classic. With the voices of James Earl Jones, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, JD McCrary, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and Beyoncé. Directed by Jon Favreau. (PG for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements.)

“OVERCOMER” — An unlikely cross-country coach helps out an unlikely runner as she attempts the seemingly impossible in this inspiring family film. Directed, co-written and starring Alex Kendrick; also starring Kendrick Cross and Holly A. Morris. (PG for some thematic elements.)

“THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON” — A young man with Down syndrome runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and Zack Gottsagen. Directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. (PG-13)

“SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK” — A group of teenagers must face their fears in order to save their lives. Starring Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza and Gabriel Rush. Directed by Andre Ovredal. (PG-13 for terror/violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithets, and brief sexual references.)

“SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME” — Spidey must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. Starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Marisa Tomei and Angourie Rice. Directed by Jon Watts. (PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.)

“TOD@S CAEN” — A charming seducer and an ambitious producer test their seduction strategies on each other. In Spanish with English subtitles. Starring Martha Higareda, Omar Chaparro and Mauricio Barrientos. Directed by Ariel Winograd. (PG-13 for sexual content throughout, some language and nudity.)

“TOY STORY 4” — A road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. With the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Keanu Reeves, Tony Hale and Annie Potts. Directed by Josh Cooley. (G)

— Compiled by the Yakima Herald-Republic

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