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For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Ben Affleck stars in a new, rather unusual thriller, and another teenage superhero comes to the movies.

“The Accountant” (R). Though he is somewhere on the autism spectrum, the title character (Ben Affleck) is a math wiz who makes his living as an accountant to criminal organizations, but he also has lethal skills and an arsenal at his disposal. With Anna Kendrick as a woman who develops feelings for him and J.K. Simmons is the federal agent after him. Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow co-star.

“Max Steel” (PG-13). Teenager Max McGrath combines his newly discovered powers with that of an alien companion named Steel to become superhero Max Steel in this action figure/animated TV series-based flick. Ben Winchell stars, with Maria Bello and Andy Garcia in support.

“Kevin Hart: What Now?” (R). This documentary/concert film chronicles Hart’s stand-up comedy routines as delivered to a crowd of 53,000 in Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, with on-camera guests including Halle Berry, Don Cheadle and Ed Helms, among others.

  

“American Honey” (R). Sasha Lane is a teenage girl who joins up with a traveling magazine-sales crew and begins a life of hard partying and lawbreaking as the band of misfits crosses the country. Shia LaBeouf co-stars. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“Cameraperson” (Not Rated). Veteran documentary cinematographer and filmmaker Kirsten Johnson uses clips from her films to explore the relationship between imagemakers and their subjects, objectivity vs. intervention, and unfiltered reality vs. crafted narrative. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“Antibirth” (Not Rated). Low-budget horror flick about a druggie (Natasha Lyonne) who awakens one morning to bizarre symptoms that could point to pregnancy, though she hasn’t had sex in more than a year. Chloë Sevigny and Meg Tilly co-star. Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)