Capsule review of movies in local theaters

Bad Times at El Royale” HH½

A group of strangers meet at the El Royale, a rundown hotel in Lake Tahoe. Before the night is over, everyone will get a chance at redemption, before it all goes bad. Rated R.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinemas, Two Rivers Cinema

Colette” HHH

Colette, a girl from rural France, marries Willy, a sophisticated Parisian writer. He convinces her to ghostwrite his books, which become best sellers. Colette then begins to fight for her artistic rights. Rated R.

Showing: Aperture, RED Cinemas

Equalizer 2” HHH

Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) must help someone he loves. Rated R.

Showing: Marketplace

First Man” HHH½

The story of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinemas, Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema

Free Solo” HHH

A documentary about Alex Honnold, the first person to solo rock climb El Capitan, the 3,000-foot wall in Yosemite National Park. Not rated.

Showing: Aperture

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” HH

Halloween comes to life. Based on the R.L. Stine books. Rated PG.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinemas, Liberty Theatre, Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema

Halloween” HHH

Laurie Strode has her final battle with Michael Myers who has been haunting her since their first meeting 40 years ago. Rated R.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinemas, Liberty Theatre, Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema

The Hate U Give” HHH

Starr, an African American prep school student at a mostly white school, sees her childhood friend shot and killed by a police officer. She faces pressure from all sides and has to decide what is right and find her voice to tell her story her way. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinemas

Hell Fest” H½

A masked killer terrorizes a theme park, but many of the patrons think it is part of the show. Rated R.

Showing: Grand 18

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” HH

Dracula and the gang take a cruise where he meets a woman he falls for. He is unaware that she is a descendent of his nemesis, Van Helsing. Rated PG.

Showing: Marketplace

The House With a Clock in its Walls” 0 stars

A young boy helps his uncle, a warlock, find a clock that has the power to end the world before an evil wizard can use it to cause the apocalypse. Rated PG.

Showing: Grand 18, RED Cinemas

The Meg” HH

Several years ago Jonas Taylor was on an undersea mission when his vessel was attacked by a gigantic sea creature and half his crew was lost. Now another vessel is in danger and Jonas must face his fears and rescue the stranded crew. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Marketplace

Night School” H½

A group is required to attend night school to get their GED to finish high school. Starring Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Keith David and Brooke Butler. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinemas

The Nun” HHH

A priest and a nun are sent to investigate the death of a nun in Romania. When they get there, they discover an evil spirit in a nun. Rated R.

Showing: Grand 18

The Old Man and the Gun” HHH½

Forrest Tucker escapes from San Quentin Prison and commits a series of robberies that stump officials and fascinate the public. Based on a true story. Starring Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Aperture, RED Cinemas

Peppermint” HH

A woman (Jennifer Garner) plots revenge on the people who killed her husband and daughter. Rated R.

Showing: Marketplace

The Predator” H

After a boy causes the deadliest hunters in the universe to return to Earth, a science teacher and a group of former soldiers must save the world. Rated R.

Showing: Marketplace

The Sisters Brothers” HH

The Sisters Brothers, Eli and Charlie, are hired assassins who are after a prospector in 1850 Oregon. Starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal. Rated R.

Showing: AMC Hanes 12,

Smallfoot” HH½

A Sasquatch is convinced that humans exist and searches for the elusive creatures. Featuring the voices of LeBron James, Zendaya, Channing Tatum, James Corden, Gina Rodriguez. Rated PG.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinemas

A Star is Born” HHH½

A musician (Bradley Cooper) helps an aspiring singer/actress (Lady Gaga) reach her dreams. As her star rises, his begins to fall. Rated R.

Showing Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinemas, Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema

Tea With the Dames” HHH½

Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith, who have been friends for 50 years allow the camera to record them discussing their lives and careers. Not rated.

Showing: Aperture

Venom” HH

After acquiring super powers, a man must release Venom, his alter ego, to save his life. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinemas Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema

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