Crazy Rich Asians

Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Davenport

Regal Moline Stadium 14, Moline

Putnam Museum, Davenport

Blue Grass Drive-in, Blue Grass

61 Drive In Theatre, Delmar

FilmScene, Iowa City

Marcus Sycamore Cinema, Iowa City

(Hyperlinked titles take you to Mike Schulz’s full reviews; IMDb hyperlinks take you to the films’ Internet Movie Database pages.)

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Alpha (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in, Marcus Sycamore Cinema)IMDb listing.

Ant-Man & the Wasp (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14) – Its first hour is terrific, but the writers seem to run out of inspiration long before the movie runs out of minutes, and the jokes lose their punch when presented merely as filler for stock action choreography. IMDb listing.

Baby Driver (R; FilmScene: Friday, August 17, 11 p.m.) –  IMDb listing.

BlacKkKlansman (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, FilmScene, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – An unbelievably great time – right up until the moments in which Spike Lee, with clear vision and passion, pulls the rug out, reminding you of the real-world horrors lurking beneath the movie's considerable cinematic pleasures. IMDb listing.

The Blair Witch Project (R; FilmScene: Saturday, August 18, 11 p.m.) –  IMDb listing.

Christopher Robin (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – Marc Forster's gentle family adventure is sadly lacking in wonder, and so much effort has been put toward making Milne's fabled Hundred Acre Wood characters and their milieu “realistic” that any hopes for whimsy and gleeful silliness fly out the window. IMDb listing.

Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – IMDb listing.

Dog Days (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – This relentlessly predictable and synthetic offering with a no-star cast doesn't contain a single scene that plays as remotely believable, or even authentically endearing. IMDb listing.

Eighth Grade (R; FilmScene, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – Writer/director Bo Burnham's spirit seems to permeate every nanosecond of his remarkably controlled, accomplished, and heartfelt dramatic comedy. IMDb listing.

Elvis '68: Comeback Special (not rated; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Marcus Sycamore Cinema: Monday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.) –  FathomEvents.com.

The Equalizer 2 (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – IMDb listing.

Geetha Govindam (not rated; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX) – IMDb listing.

Gold (not rated; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX) –  IMDb listing.

Hidden Universe 3D (not rated; Putnam Museum) –  IMDb listing.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in) – This animated sequel is perfectly harmless, genial stuff, and winds up delivering the most unexpectedly essential employment of the Macarena in film history. IMDb listing.

Incredibles 2 (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14) – An engaging, fitfully funny, and brilliantly designed animated follow-up, but still something of a let-down. IMDb listing.

An Interview with God (not rated; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema: Monday, August 20, through Wednesday, August 22, 7 p.m.) –  IMDb listing.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14) – This dino-blockbuster is stupider than its predecessor, but also a lot more fun. IMDb listing.

The Last Movie (R; FilmScene: Wednesday, August 22, 10 p.m.) –  IMDb listing.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, 61 Drive-in Theatre, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – More relaxed than the original, but in terms of narrative energy, ABBA-song selection, and even, for the most part, performance, that relaxation here more often feels like torpor. IMDb listing.

The Meg (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in, 61 Drive-in Theatre, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – God knows this shark thriller is silly as hell. But thankfully, God ain't the only one, as the filmmakers and cast are happily hip to that, too. IMDb listing.

Mile 22 (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) –  IMDb listing.

Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – I'd have to go back to Mad Max: Fury Road to name an action blockbuster that left me so colossally happy. IMDb listing.

The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Marcus Sycamore Cinema: Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 22, 7 p.m.) –  IMDb listing.

Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D (not rated; Putnam Museum) – Given this edu-doc's employment of state-of-the-art recording equipment, the underwater sounds are just as delightfully insane as the sights. Putnam.org.

Pandas (G; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX) –  IMDb listing.

Peter Rabbit (PG; Marcus Sycamore Cinema) –  IMDb listing.

Rear Window (PG; FilmScene: Sunday, August 19, 8 p.m.) –  IMDb listing.

RiffTrax Live: Krull (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Marcus Sycamore Cinema: Thursday, August 23, 7 p.m.) –  FathomEvents.com.

Slender Man (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – IMDb listing.

The Spy Who Dumped Me (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – Kate McKinnon is typically hilarious, but the experience is so violent that it's like buying a ticket to Nancy Drew and winding up at Atomic Blonde. IMDb listing.

Wild Africa 3D (not rated; Putnam Museum) – IMDb listing.

Yellow Submarine (G; FilmScene) – IMDb listing.

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