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'White Boy Rick'
By Kam Williams | The Skanner News
Published: 13 September 2018

WIDE RELEASES

The Predator (R for graphic violence, crude sexual references and pervasive profanity) Sixth installment in the sci-fi series revolves around a disgruntled science teacher (Olivia Munn) who joins forces with a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers to save humanity after a young boy (Jacob Tremblay) inadvertently triggers the return to Earth of the universe's most lethal hunters. With Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Brian A. Prince and Sterling K. Brown.

A Simple Favor (R for violence, drug use, graphic nude images, and pervasive profanity and sexuality) Cat-and-mouse crime thriller about a small-town blogger (Anna Kendrick) who teams with her BFF's (Blake Lively) husband (Henry Golding) to solve his wife's mysterious disappearance. Cast includes Eric Johnson, Jean Smart and Sarah Baker.

Unbroken: Path to Redemption (PG-13 for mature themes and disturbing images) Biopic based on Laura Hillenbrand's best seller chronicling World War II POW Louis Zamperini's (Samuel Hunt) overcoming his despair with the help of his wife (Merritt Patterson). Featuring Vanessa Bell Calloway, Bobby Campo and Gary Cole.

White Boy Rick (R for drugs, violence, sexuality, pervasive profanity and brief nudity) Richie Merritt plays the title character in this biopic, set in Detroit in the ‘80s, recounting the rise and fall of FBI informant-turned-drug kingpin Richard Wershe, Jr. With Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eddie Marsan and Piper Laurie.

 

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

American Chaos (R for profanity and sexual references) Red-state documentary shedding light on what inspired Trump's supporters to vote for him in the 2016 presidential election. 

American Deep State (Unrated) Eye-opening expose' revealing the hidden network of government bureaucrats secretly controlling U.S. policy. Featuring commentary by Bill Clinton, James Comey and Jeb Bush.

Lizzie (R for violence, grisly images, nudity, sexuality and profanity) Chloe Sevigny portrays Lizzie Borden in this crime thriller about the infamous young woman accused of murdering her father (Jamey Sheridan) and stepmother (Fiona Shaw) in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1892. With Kristen Stewart, Kim Dickens and Jeff Perry.

The Children Act (R for a sexual reference) Courtroom drama revolving around a judge's (Emma Thompson) struggle with whether to force a teenager with leukemia (Fionn Whitehead) to undergo a life-saving blood transfusion forbidden by his religion. With Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin and Eileen Walsh.

Science Fair (PG for mature themes and mild epithets) STEM documentary chronicling the impressive efforts of nine high school students competing in the international science fair.

Bel Canto (Unrated) Suspense thriller about a world-renown opera singer (Julianne Moore) kidnapped by South American guerrillas as she was about to perform at a Japanese tycoon's (Ken Watanabe) birthday party. With Christopher Lambert, Sebastian Koch and Olek Krupa. (In English, Spanish, French and Japanese) 

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