It’s STILL so hot in the Southland, which makes it a perfect time to dip into the cool comfort of a movie theater. Grab yourself an ice-cold drink, popcorn and milk duds, and check out a new release this weekend: R-rated Skate Kitchen is from director Crystal Moselle (The Wolfpack, Frida) about a teen skateboarder who befriends other girl skaters. BlacKkKlansman is a comedy crime drama from director Spike Lee about how an African American police officer infiltrated a local Ku Klux Klan chapter. Madeline’s Madeline is a drama mystery thriller about a young theater star. Or check out a recently-opened movie that’s still in theaters and big-screen worthy.
NEW IN THEATERS THIS WEEK:
What it’s about: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
Who’s in it: Directed by Spike Lee, starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace
What it’s about: After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
Who’s in it: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson
What it’s about: A theater director’s latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star takes her performance too seriously.
Who’s in it: Helena Howard, Molly Parker, Miranda July
What it’s about: A teenaged skateboarder makes friends with a bunch of other skateboarding girls in New York City.
Who’s in it: Kabrina Adams, Tom Bruno, Thaddeus Daniels, Kobi Frumer
WORTHWHILE* FILMS IN THEATERS NOW:
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
*Critics give these films decent reviews