New This Week in Theaters, August 23, 2018

 Searching (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, August 24
Starring: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

 The Happytime Murders (R)
Opens on Friday, August 24
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Leslie David Baker

When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

 Replicas (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, August 24
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch, Emily Alyn Lind

A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

Opens on Friday, August 24
Starring: Thomas Jane, Becky G, Ted McGinley, Alex Neustaedter

A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who develops a special friendship with Miles and will go to any length to protect his new companion.

 The Bookshop (PG)
Opens on Friday, August 24
Starring: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson, Hunter Tremayne

England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

 Beautifully Broken (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, August 24
Starring: Benjamin A. Onyango, Scott William Winters, Emily Hahn, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas

A refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret converge in this inspiring real life story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

 Papillon (R)
Opens on Friday, August 24
Starring: Rami Malek, Charlie Hunnam, Tommy Flanagan, Eve Hewson

A prisoner detained on a remote island plots his escape in this second adaptation of the novels by Henri Charrière.

 Support the Girls (R)
Opens on Friday, August 24
Starring: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, Zoe Graham

The general manager at a highway-side ”sports bar with curves” has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.

 What Keeps You Alive (R)
Opens on Friday, August 24
Starring: Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen, Martha MacIsaac

Majestic mountains, a still lake and venomous betrayals engulf a female married couple attempting to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

 L’empire de la perfection (NR)
Opens on Wednesday, August 22
Starring: John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Mathieu Amalric

A documentary set at the final of the 1984 French Open between John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl at a time when McEnroe was the world’s top-ranked player.

 An L.A. Minute (R)
Opens on Friday, August 24
Starring: Kiersey Clemons, Gabriel Byrne, Bob Balaban, Lyne Renee

“An L.A. Minute” is a satirical look at fame, success, the star-making machinery and the karma that attaches to all those who worship at the altar of Celebrity. Best-selling author Ted Gold faces a moral dilemma when Velocity, an avant-garde performance artist and the living embodiment of integrity, rocks his 1% world.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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