Film Guide for the week of Aug. 9 – Orange County Register

Film guide for box-office releases and ongoing movies

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NEW THIS WEEK

‘Ingrid Goes West’: (R) (for language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and disturbing behavior) A dark satire about two young women, a social media celebrity and her stalker, who find validation in likes and followers and equate social media experiences with real-life ones.(The Associated Press) 1 hour, 37 minutes. Grade:  */*/*

‘Good Time’: (R) (for language throughout, violence, drug use and sexual content) Robert Pattinson gives the performance of his life in this pulse-pounding tale of a man on a desperate odyssey to bail his mentally challenged brother out of jail after a botched bank robbery.  (The Associated Press) 1 hour, 40 minutes. Grade: */*/**

‘The Glass Castle’: (PG-13) (for mature thematic content involving family dysfunction, and for some language and smoking) Jeannette Walls’ 2005 best-selling memoir is brought to life in this story of how a young woman’s life is shaped by a destitute, nomadic youth with a loving but deeply dysfunctional father.  (The Associated Press) 2 hours, 7 minutes. Grade: */*/*

CONTINUING

‘3 Idiotas’: (PG-13) (for some rude humor and brief strong language) A group of friends embark on a fun adventure determined to find a college roommate who disappeared without a trace on graduation day. (imdb.com) 1 hour, 46 minutes.

‘A Ghost Story’: (R) (for brief language and a disturbing image) A dead man returns home as a ghost to watch over his grieving wife in this often transfixing, frequently unsatisfying meditation on the nature of time and life’s impermanence. (The Associated Press) 1 hour, 32 minutes. Grade: */*1/2

‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’: (PG) (for thematic elements and some troubling images)  A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, this follow-up shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. (The Associated Press) 1 hour, 39 minutes. Grade:*/*/*

‘Atomic Blonde’: (R) (for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity) Charlize Theron is terrific as an MI6 agent ordered to Berlin to break up a spy ring in this largely vacant, hyper-stylistic romp that trades on the Cold War atmosphere of far better films. (The Associated Press) 1 hour, 55 minutes. Grade:*/*

‘The Big Sick’: A quirky authenticity hovers over this slick comedy about a white American and a…

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