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AMERICAN MADE — Airline pilot Barry Seal (Tom Cruise) is recruited by the CIA to smuggle drugs and weapons abroad for the U.S. government. Seal quickly amasses a fortune via his undercover operations, but he gets in over his head when he becomes involved with Colombia’s Medellín cartel and the Iran-contra scandal. Based on a true story. R, 115 minutes.
FLATLINERS — Eager to find out what the afterlife is like, five adventurous medical students seek out near-death experiences by stopping their hearts for a brief period of time. However, their haunting visions of the great beyond eventually turn nightmarish and take over their waking lives. A remake of the 1990 sci-fi thriller of the same name. PG-13, 108 minutes.
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE — “Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy. R, 141 minutes
MULLY — Fathom Events presents the inspiring true story of one man’s journey, Charles Mully, who is changing the world, one child at a time. Mully features exclusive bonus content in select cinemas nationwide for a special three-night only event on October 3, 4 and 5. What happens when a six-year-old boy in Kenya is abandoned by his family and left to raise himself on the streets? Mully is no ordinary rags-to-riches tale. It’s the story of Charles Mully, whose unlikely rise to wealth and power leaves him searching for meaning. When Mully sets out to enrich the fate of orphaned children across Kenya, he risks everything and sets in motion a series of events that is nothing short of astonishing. G, 100 minutes
THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE — The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu. PG, 101 minutes
FRIEND REQUEST — When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends. R, 92 minutes
IT — When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise, an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. R, 135 minutes
AMERICAN ASSASSIN — Black ops recruit Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) is reeling from the death of his fiancée in a terrorist attack when he is assigned to shadowy CIA figure Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton) to receive special training in tracking terrorists. Rapp and Hurley are then dispatched to join a Turkish agent on a mission to stop a mysterious operative from unleashing chaos of international proportions. R, 111 minutes
BRAD’S STATUS — Starring Ben Stiller. Rated R.
MOTHER — A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. R, 121 minutes
HOME AGAIN — Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. PG-13, 96 minutes
THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD — The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their journey from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood. R, 118 minutes
LEAP! — In 19th century France, a young orphan named Félicie (voice of Elle Fanning) dreams of becoming a ballerina. She and her best friend Victor (voice of Dane DeHaan) soon run away to Paris, where she enrolls in a prestigious dance school and competes for a chance to be a prima ballerina. PG, 89 minutes.
WIND RIVER — An FBI agent teams up with a veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. R, 111 minutes
GIRLS TRIP — When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. R, 122 minutes
THE EMOJI MOVIE — Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone’s very existence. PG, 91 minutes
DESPICABLE ME 3 — Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must stop former ’80s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) from achieving world domination. PG, 91 minutes
ANNABELLE: CREATION — Years after the death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. R, 109 minutes
THE DARK TOWER — Gunslinger Roland Deshain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of a dark tower, which is rumored to be a magical portal to other worlds. PG-13, 95 minutes
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