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What’s in theaters this week: ‘The Predator,’ ‘A Simple Favor,’ ‘White Boy Rick,’ ‘Unbroken’ sequel

Kimberley French | Twentieth Century Fox A scene from the film, \u201CThe Predator.\u201D
Scott Garfield | Sony Pictures Matthew McConaughey, left, and Richie Merritt in a scene from \u201CWhite Boy Rick.\u201D
Pure Flix Entertainment Billy Graham is played by his grandson, William Graham in \u201CUnbroken: Path to Redemption.\u201D (Pure Flix Entertainment)
Peter Iovino | Lionsgate Anna Kendrick as Stephanie and Blake Lively as Emily in \u201CA Simple Favor.\u201D
XYZ Films Nicolas Cage in \u201CMandy.\u201D (XYZ Films)
Vertical Entertainment Amandla Stenberg in \u201CWhere Hands Touch.\u201D (Vertical Entertainment)
Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke in \u201CJuliet, Naked\u201D (Sony Pictures)
Times staff and wires
Wednesday 12 September 2018 12.00

OPENING FRIDAY:

The Predator

A young boy (Jacob Tremblay) inadvertently prompts the return to Earth of the now genetically enhanced killing creatures. With Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn and Sterling K. Brown. Directed by Shane Black.  (101 minutes, R)

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: Path to Redemption continues the story of Olympic runner and World War II hero Louie Zamperini (Samuel Hunt) as he battles PTSD and discovers his faith. With Merritt Patterson, Bobby Campo, Vanessa Bell Calloway, David Sakurai, Gary Cole and Will Graham, above, playing his grandfather, Billy Graham. Directed by Harold Cronk. (98 minutes, PG-13)

White Boy Rick

A teenage boy (Richie Merritt, right) works as a police informant before being cut loose and sent to prison in 1980s Detroit. With Matthew McConaughey, left, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie. Directed by Yann Demange. (116 minutes, R)

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A Simple Favor

Anna Kendrick stars as a mom blogger who investigates the disappearance of her best friend (Blake Lively). With Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart and Rupert Friend. Based on the novel by Darcey Bell. Directed by Paul Feig. (117 minutes, R)

Where Hands Touch

In 1944, an African German teenager (Amandla Stenberg, above) becomes friends with a member of the Hitler Youth (George MacKay). With Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston and Tom Sweet. Written and directed by Amma Asante. Opens at Tampa Theatre. (122 minutes, NR)

Mandy

Nicolas Cage, above, and Andrea Riseborough play a Pacific Northwest couple whose forest home is destroyed by a ruthless cult. Directed and co-written by Panos Cosmatos. (121 minutes, NR)

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Critics’ picks

Juliet, Naked: Rom-com about a woman (Rose Byrne) who begins an online relationship with the reclusive rocker (Ethan Hawke) worshipped by her boyfriend (Chris O’Dowd).

Crazy Rich Asians: An American woman (Constance Wu) goes to Singapore and discovers her boyfriend (Henry Golding) is ultra-wealthy, and that not everybody is happy about their relationship.

BlacKkKlansman: Spike Lee brings to the screen the amazing true story of a black man (John David Washington) who integrated the Colorado Springs Police Department and infiltrated a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

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Sept. 21: The House With a Clock in Its Walls; Life Itself; Fahrenheit 11/9

Sept. 28: Little Women; Night School; Serenity; Smallfoot

Oct. 5: Venom; A Star Is Born

Oct. 12: First Man; Bad Times at the El Royale; Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Oct. 19: Halloween

Oct. 26: Johnny English Strikes Again; Hunter Killer

Nov. 2: Bohemian Rhapsody; Suspiria

Nov. 9: The Girl in the Spider’s Web; The Grinch

Nov. 16: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; Widows; Instant Family

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