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DOCS, COMEDIES & A CARTOON SEQUEL

  

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Sept 25, 2015

A locally made documentary that’s getting some buzz, a comedy with Robert De Niro and a mix of other genres make this a something-for-everyone weekend at the movies.

“Peace Officer” (not rated). Locally made documentary exploring police violence, using several Utah incidents but focusing on one in particular — the SWAT shooting death of the son-in-law of a sheriff who founded Utah’s first SWAT team some 30 years earlier. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)

“The Intern” (PG-13). Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated”) wrote and directed this light comedy with Robert De Niro as a 70-year-old widower who applies for and wins an internship at an online fashion site created by Anne Hathaway. Rene Russo co-stars.

“Meet the Patels” (PG). Comic documentary about Ravi Patel, a successful TV actor in Los Angeles who is nearly 30 years old and unmarried, which doesn’t sit well with his parents, so they try to arrange matrimony for him. Patel stars and co-directed. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“Hotel Transylvania 2” (PG). Animated sequel brings back Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) and his monster friends, this time attempting to bring out the monster in his half-human/half-vampire grandson. Other voice actors include Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, Dana Carvey and Mel Brooks.

“Pawn Sacrifice” (PG-13). Toby Maguire stars as Bobby Fischer in this story of the Cold War chess champion, who had more than his share of mental difficulties, caught between superpowers when he challenges Soviet chess star Boris Spassky (Live Schreiber). Co-stars include Peter Sarsgaard and Lily Rabe.

“The Green Inferno” (R). New York student activists head to the Amazon jungle to help save a vanishing indigenous tribe. But when their plane crashes they are captured by the very natives they’ve come to help. Worse, the tribe is comprised of cannibals.

“Stonewall” (R). The 1969 Stonewall Riots, which kicked off the gay-rights movement in New York City, provides the backdrop for this drama about a young man who heads to New York in hopes of finding himself. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)