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At the Movies - July 30, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

This animated comedy from asks the question:

what do our pets do all day when we’re not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want! A terrier named Max regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke, a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. Their feud eventually causes both of them to get lost in New York City, and cross paths with a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity. Director: Chris Renaud. Caat voices: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Tara Strong, Steve Coogan, Dana Carvey, and Bobby Moynihan. Rated: PG. Time: 1:30.

Lights Out

A tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out. Director: David F. Sandberg. Cast: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Emily Alyn Lind, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Alexander DiPersia. Rated: PG-13. Time: 1:21.

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