Film clips / Sept. 6-12

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ANGEL HAS FALLEN (R)

Authorities take Secret Service agent Mike Banning into custody for the failed assassination attempt of U.S. President Allan Trumbull. After escaping from his captors, Banning must evade the FBI and his own agency to find the real threat to the president. Desperate to uncover the truth, he soon turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name and save the country from imminent danger. With Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman. 2 hours, 1 minute. BC / BM

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON (R)

Hilarious, outgoing and always up for a good time, New Yorker Brittany Forgler is everybody's best friend except maybe her own. At 27, her hard-partying ways, chronic underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her, but when she stops by a new doctor's office to try to score some Adderall, she gets slapped with a prescription she never wanted: Get healthy. Too broke for a gym and too proud to ask for help, Brit is at a loss, until her seemingly together neighbor Catherine pushes her to lace up her Converse sneakers and run one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. And soon, after finishing her first mile, she sets an almost unthinkable goal: running in the New York City Marathon. With Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kate Harrington, Lil Rel Howery, Patch Darragh, Micah Stock, Alice Lee, Esteban Benito, Cooper Carrell. 1 hiour, 43 minutes. TC / TM

FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW (PG-13)

Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Jason Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015's Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they've tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever - and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown's Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw's sister - these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. 2 hours, 14 minutes. BM

GOOD BOYS (R)

After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max is panicking because he doesn't know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor and Lucas decide to use Max's dad's drone — which Max is forbidden to touch — to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door. But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max's dad gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls. With Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Will Forte. 1 hour, 35 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

IT CHAPTER TWO (R)

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, IT: Chapter Two brings the characters—who've long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film. Bill Skarsgard returns in the seminal role of Pennywise. With James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, James Ransone, Xavier Dolan, Isaiah Mustafa, Andy Bean, Jay Ryan, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard. 2 hours, 50 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC / TM

LUCE (R)

An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) is a poster boy for the new American Dream. As are his parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth), who adopted him from a war-torn country a decade earlier. When Luce's teacher (Octavia Spencer) makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce's stellar reputation is called into question. But is he really at fault, or is Ms. Wilson preying on dangerous stereotypes? 1 hour, 50 minutes. CT / TC

MAIDEN (PG)

The story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy's inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help, she went on to shock the sports world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. 1 hour, 37 minutes. IC / TC

ONCE UPON A TIME ... IN HOLLYWOOD (R)

Quentin Tarantino visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The film is classic Tarantino with a large ensemble cast and multiple story lines. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood's golden age. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Luke Perry, James Remar, James Marsden, Dakota Fanning, Timothy Olyphant, Clifton Collins Jr, Damian Lewis, Rumer Willis, Emile Hirsch, Scoot McNairy, Lena Dunham, Lorenza Izzo, Austin Butler, Al Pacino. 2 hours, 45 minutes. TM

READY OR NOT (R)

Grace couldn't be happier after she marries the man of her dreams at his family's luxurious estate. There's just one catch — she must now hide from midnight until dawn while her new in-laws hunt her with guns, crossbows and other weapons. With Samara Weaving,Andie MacDowell,Mark O'Brien,Adam Brody,Henry Czerny,Nicky Guadagni. 1 hour, 35 minutes. BM / NAM

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (PG-13)

It's 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind...but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time-stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah's terrifying tome. With Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn. 1 hour, 50 minutes. BM / NAM

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME — EXTENDED CUT (PG-13)

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. "Far From Home" takes place immediately after the meta-conclusion of all 22 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and assumes you know what happened. The thing keeping this together is Tom Holland. He is utterly endearing as a goofy, insecure now-16-year-old hero with a cracked cellphone and who often makes things worse, apologizing along the way. Holland's aw-shucks naivete is a 1950-ish throwback even though he is firmly in 2019. He is indeed a Spidey for Generation Z and its fitting that he hits the reset button for Marvel. With Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya , Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal. (Kennedy, The Associated Press — 7/2). 2 hours. 7 minutes. BM / NAM

TEL AVIV ON FIRE

Salam, a Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works on a popular soap opera. He gets ideas for the show from the commander at the check point he passes through each day, and his career takes off. 1 hour, 40 minutes. TC

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THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 (PG)

Red, Chuck, Bomb and the rest of their feathered friends are surprised when a green pig suggests that they put aside their differences and unite to fight a common threat. Aggressive birds from an island covered in ice are planning to use an elaborate weapon to destroy the fowl and swine way of life. After picking their best and brightest, the birds and pigs come up with a scheme to infiltrate the island, deactivate the device and return to their respective paradises intact. Voices: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Sterling K. Brown. 1 hour, 36 minutes. BM / NAM

THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (PG)

Denny Swift is a Formula One race car driver who understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate everyday life. Besides his career, Denny has three loves of his life — his beautiful wife, their young daughter and his best friend, which is a dog that wants to be reincarnated into a human. With Kevin Costner, Amanda Seyfried, Milo Ventimiglia. 2 hours, 3 minutes. BM

THE FAREWELL (PG)

After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, a family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding-reunion back in China. Headstrong and emotional writer Billi rebels against her parents' directive to stay in New York and joins the family as they awkwardly attempt to rekindle old bonds, throw together a wedding that only grandma is actually looking forward to, and surreptitiously say their goodbyes. With Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Jim Liu, Gil Perez-Abraham, Ines Laimins. 1 hour, 38 minutes. BC

THE LION KING (PG)

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. With Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles, James Earl Jones , Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver. 1 hour, 58 minutes. BC / NAM

THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON (PG-13)

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak's return, to join them on their journey. 1 hour, 33 minutes. TM

VITA & VIRGINIA

Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) is the brash, aristocratic wife of a diplomat who refuses to be constrained by her marriage, defiantly courting scandal through her affairs with women. When she meets the brilliant but troubled Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), she is immediately attracted to the famed novelist's eccentric genius and enigmatic allure. So begins an intense, passionate relationship marked by all-consuming desire, intellectual gamesmanship, and destructive jealousy that will leave both women profoundly transformed and inspire the writing of one of Woolf's greatest works. 1 hour, 50 minutes. LC

YESTERDAY (PG-13)

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Kate McKinnon), Jack's fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. What a great idea, and what questions it raises: Would we love those iconic songs today the way we did the first time? Would they be as appealing in someone else's voice? Would some of the tunes soar, and others flop? Would a post #MeToo world accept, for example, a song by an older man about a 17-year-old girl? And more broadly, what would popular music even look like in 2019 without a half-century of Beatles influence? Alas, these questions aren't really explored in "Yesterday," which instead takes its enticing premise, sets it up cleverly, then resorts to a familiar rom-com formula, assuming that what we REALLY want to know is whether the boy will get the girl. With Ed Sheeran, Ana de Armas, Lamorne Morris. (Noveck, The Associated Press — 6/29). 1 hour, 56 minutes. CT

Legend

The theaters at which the movies listed in Film Clips are playing are:

BC: Beacon Cinema (57 North St., Pittsfield)

BM: Berkshire Mall 10 (Route 8, Lanesborough)

CT: Crandell Theatre (48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.)

IC: Images Cinema (50 Spring St.,Williamstown)

LC: Little Cinema (Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield)

NAM: North Adams Movieplex 8 (86 Main St., North Adams)

TC: Triplex Cinema (70 Railroad St., Great Barrington)

TM: The Moviehouse (48 Main


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