Movie capsules: A brief description of the movies playing this week in the Valley

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Published: 9/15/2016 2:53:17 PM

THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK — THE TOURING YEARS: This documentary, directed by Ron Howard, is a compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles' 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966. Not rated.

BLAIR WITCH: After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his sister's experiences in the demonic woods of the Blair Witch, James (James Allen McCune) and a group of friends head to the forest in search of his lost sibling. Also stars Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid. Rated R.

THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM: A mother (Kate Beckinsale) and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home. Also stars Lucas Till, Michaela Conlin. Rated R.

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS: Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), a New York heiress, dreams of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Also stars Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg. Rated PG-13.

HILLSONG: LET HOPE RISE: A documentary about the Australia-based band Hillsong and its rise to prominence as an international church. Rated PG.

LIFE, ANIMATED: A coming-of-age story about a boy and his family who overcome great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood. Stars Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Alan Rosenblatt. Rated PG.

THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat. Stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz. Rated PG-13.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Seven gunmen in the Old West gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. Stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke. Rated PG-13.

MORRIS FROM AMERICA: The romantic and coming-of-age misadventures of a 13-year-old American living in Germany. Stars Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson, Carla Juri. Rated R.

THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER: The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice. Stars Rüdiger Klink, Burghart Klaußner, Andrej Kaminsky. Rated R.

SNOWDEN: The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press. Also stars Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo. Rated R.

SULLY: The story of Chesley Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flight’s 155 crew and passengers. Also stars Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney. Rated PG-13.

WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS: A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father. Stars Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco. Rated PG-13.

THE WILD LIFE: A daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe (the voice of Matthias Schweighöfer) came to be stranded on a tropical island. Also stars the voices of Kaya Yanar, Ilka Bessin. Rated PG.

BAD MOMS: When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long-overdue freedom and fun. Stars Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell. Rated R.

DON’T THINK TWICE: When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group — all best friends — start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. Stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia. Rated R.

HELL OR HIGH WATER: A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family’s farm in West Texas. Stars Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine. Rated R.

SUICIDE SQUAD: A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. Stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie. Rated PG-13.

DON’T BREATHE: A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong. Stars Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette. Rated R.

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS: A young boy named Kubo (the voice of Art Parkinson) must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Also stars the voices of Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, Brenda Vaccaro, George Takei. Rated PG.


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