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IT’S THE APES’ PLANET; WE ONLY LIVE HERE

 

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, July 14, 2017

This week’s big blockbuster is the second “Planet of the Apes” sequel in the current cycle, and the ninth film in the overall franchise.

“War for the Planet of the Apes” (PG-13). The third entry in the rebooted “Planet of the Apes” movie series has Caesar (unrecognizable Andy Serkis) and his army taking huge losses when a rabidly anti-ape colonel (Woody Harrelson) attacks with an army of his own, determined to wipe out the species. Naturally, this leads to a battle to determine which will rule the Earth. With Steve Zahn and Judy Greer.

“Wish Upon” (PG-13). A teenage girl (Joey King) is given a mysterious music box by her father, and soon discovers that it grants wishes. But it takes a while before she begins to realize that with every wish she makes, a bloody price must be paid. With Ryan Phillipe and Sherilyn Fenn.

  

“The Women’s Balcony” (Not Rated, in Hebrew with English subtitles). An Israeli comedy-drama about an entrenched Jewish community that becomes divided after the women’s balcony in their synagogue collapses, incapacitating their aging rabbi. Enter a much younger rabbi, an arrogant but forceful personality who pushes the men to be even more restrictive in their faith, which doesn’t sit well with the women. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography” (R). In 1980, Elsa Dorfman began using her talent for photography and her Cambridge, Massachusetts, studio to capture images of those who visited, from ordinary families to Beat poets, rock stars and Harvard notables. This documentary explores Dorfman’s work in her own words. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“The Little Hours” (R). Raunchy off-the-wall comedy about emotionally unstable nuns run amok at a remote convent during the Middle Ages, as they indulge in every sinful practice they can imagine. With Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Nick Offerman and Paul Reiser. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)