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4 films to see on the week of August 4-11, 2017

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Amityville: The Awakening

A revival of the popular horror franchise is given a modern twist. When Belle and her family move into a new house strange phenomena begin to occur and Belle begins to suspect her mother isn’t telling her everything, and she soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house. Written and directed by Franck Khalfoun, it stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, and Cameron Monaghan.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

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Kidnap

Halle Berry plays a cellphone-less mother who jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers of her young son. Directed by Luis Prieto. “At least there’s Halle Berry in the driver’s seat, and the force of her performance is enough to push to make this a half-decent recommendation for someone looking for a quickie genre thriller,” writes Chris Bumbray of JoBlo’s Movie Emporium.

MTRCB RATING: R-13

Jeremy Renner and Gil Birmingham star in WIND RIVERFred Hayes/T

Wind River

An FBI agent teams up with a town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, the film stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Rotten Tomatoes review aggregate site gives the film an 86% rating. Its Critics Consensus states: “Wind River lures viewers into a character-driven mystery with smart writing, a strong cast, and a skillfully rendered setting that delivers the bitter chill promised by its title.”

MTRCB Rating: R-13

FIRST-KILL

First Kill

A Wall Street broker is forced to help bank robbers who kidnapped his son. Directed by Steven C. Miller, it stars Bruce Willis and Hayden Christensen. “Get the eight-ounce Pinot Noir, settle in and have some mindless fun,” writes Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

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