What's on at the movies

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A Simple Favour
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity, Star) Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger, seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. 14A

Bel Canto
(Capitol 6) (Opens Wednesday) Julianne Moore stars as a famous soprano taken hostage with other guests as terrorists invade a private performance in a South American dictatorship. With Ken Watanabe and Sebastian Koch. 14A

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The Children Act
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) A British high court judge balances her role in ruling on the welfare of minors and an increasingly challenging relationship with her husband. With Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead. PG

The Predator
(Capitol 6, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity Imax) A young boy inadvertently prompts the return to Earth of the now-genetically enhanced killing creatures. With Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes and Jacob Tremblay. 18A

Puzzle
(Star) Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles, which unexpectedly draws her into a new world — where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined. With Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan and David Denman. PG

White Boy Rick
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) A teenage boy works as a police informant before being cut loose and sent to prison in 1980s Detroit. With Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt and Bel Powley. 14A

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Alpha 3D
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, SilverCity) During the last Ice Age, a young man teams with a lone wolf in this epic tale of survival. With Kodi Smit-McPhee and Johannes Haukur Johannesson. PG

BlacKkKlansman
(Capitol 6) Colorado Springs’ first black policeman goes undercover with his partner to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. With John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier and Topher Grace. 14A

The Bookshop
(Landmark Cinemas University Heights) An English widow challenges the staid culture of her seaside town in 1959 by opening a store selling progressive literature. With Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson. G

Christopher Robin
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) Winnie the Pooh’s friend, now grown, is stressed-out and overwhelmed by life, but his childhood stuffed animals band together to help him find his way. With Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell and Bronte Carmichael and voices by Jim Cummings, Chris O’Dowd and Brad Garrett. G

Crazy Rich Asians
(Capitol 6, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. With Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh and Henry Golding. PG

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore) The extended family of monsters heads out on a luxury cruise ship. Voices include Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg. PG

Incredibles 2
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore) Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. With Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Sarah Vowell. PG

Juliet Naked
(Capitol 6, Star) A charming film of an engaging, adult nature about two very different people trying to press reset in their lives. With Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd. PG

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
(Capitol 6) The cast returns to revisit their younger selves in this sequel to the Abba-fuelled musical comedy. Starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Lily James. G

The Meg 3D
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore) A 75-foot-long prehistoric shark attacks a deep-sea submersible, necessitating a rescue operation at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. With Jason Statham, Li Bingbing and Rainn Wilson. 14A

Mission: Impossible — Fallout 3D
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt as he and the IMF team race against time (again) and the forces of evil. With Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby. PG

The Nun
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) A troubled priest and a novitiate sent by the Vatican to investigate a suicide and an abbey in Romania are confronted by the same malevolent force from “The Conjuring 2.” With Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga and Jonas Bloquet. 14A

Peppermint
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) Jennifer Garner plays a mother who transforms herself into a vigilante after her family is brutally murdered. With John Ortiz and John Gallagher Jr.

Searching
(Capitol 6, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. With John Cho, Debra Messing and Joseph Lee. PG

Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle
(Vic Theatre) After losing his farm during the floods of 1953, a romantic Dutch farmer is tired of getting his socks wet. He cycles to Italy and decides to grow tulips in the sweltering heat of Puglia. With Ksenia Solo, Giancarlo Giannini and Gijs Naber. Not Rated

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Brasilia: Life After Design (Friday and Sunday at Vic Theatre)
We the Animals (Friday and Sunday at Vic Theatre)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Saturday at Cineplex Odeon Westshore)
The Apartment (Saturday at SilverCity)
Dog Days (Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday at Star)
An American In Paris: The Musical (Thursday at SilverCity)

CINECENTA 

Eighth Grade (Sept. 14 and 15 at 3, 7 and 9 p.m.)
Paddington 2 (Sept. 15 and 16 at 12:45 p.m.)
McQueen (Sept. 16 at 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m.; Sept. 17 at 7 and 9:15 p.m.)
Charco: Songs From Rio De La Plata (Sept. 18 at 7 and 8:45 p.m.)
The Silence of Others (Sept. 19 at 7 and 9 p.m.)
The Eternal Feminine (Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.)

IMAX VICTORIA 

imaxvictoria.com for showtimes.
2001: A Space Odyssey: An Imax Experience (50th Anniversary Edition) 2D
Mysteries of Egypt 2D
The Story of Earth 2D and 3D
Oceans: Our Blue Planet 2D and 3D

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