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CRAZY END-OF-SUMMER FLICKS

 

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

“Crazy Rich Asians,” which opened Wednesday, leads new movies opening this weekend, along with a pair of animal-oriented films and some darker genre flicks.

“Crazy Rich Asians” (PG-13). English-language romantic comedy about a young Asian-American woman (Constance Wu), a New York economics professor, whose Singapore-born boyfriend (Henry Golding) asks her to travel to his home for the wedding of his best friend without telling her that his family is one of the richest in the world. With Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina and Ken Jeong.

“Alpha” (PG-13).  During the last Ice Age a young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) on his first hunt with his tribe is injured and separated from the group, and then finds himself in the company of a lone wolf, whom he sets out to tame.

  

“Pandas” (G). Kristen Bell narrates this family-friendly 40-minute IMAX documentary about researchers following a baby panda that was born in captivity but released into the wild.

“Mile 22” (R). Mark Wahlberg heads up an elite CIA task force of paramilitary officers assigned to transport a Southeast Asian intelligence asset a distance of 22 miles for extraction, all the while being hunted by terrorists. With John Malkovich and Ronda Rousey.

“Down a Dark Hall” (PG-13). AnnaSophia Robb is a difficult young girl sent to a mysterious boarding school where she and four other young students under the tutelage of an eccentric headmistress (Uma Thurman) discover an ancient paranormal secret.

  

“McQueen” (R). This biographical documentary explores the life and career of famed fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen, chief designer for Givenchy before founding his own label, who committed suicide at age 40. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” (Not Rated). Chloë Grace Moretz stars as the title character, who is outed as a lesbian in high school, circa 1993, so her aunt sends her to a remote gay-conversion therapy center. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” (Not Rated). Documentary about Scotty Bowers, a pimp in Hollywood who catered to closeted stars from the 1940s through the ’80s. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)