“Avengers: Infinity War”
At this point, you should know what you’re getting from a Marvel movie. “Avengers: Infinity War” is directed by the same Russo brothers who brought you “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War.” It delivers on expectations and stays true to the established Marvel formula.
The plot starts with the titan Thanos, as he seeks the powerful Infinity Stones so that he can wipe out half of all life and save the universe from overpopulation and overconsumption. Overall, the film expects its viewers to be familiar with the other Marvel films, and it wastes no time in diving into the action — so do your (movie) homework before viewing, if this is your first Marvel film.
★★★ 9/10-9/16, Thursday-Saturday: 9 p.m., Sunday: 12:30 p.m.
"WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR"
This documentary examines the life of Fred Rogers — better known as Mr. Rogers, the man behind “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The children’s television program ran from 1963 to 2001, and was famous for dealing with topics that other programs directed at young children shied away from, including death, divorce, war and anger.
Masterfully crafted by Morgan Neville, director of more than a dozen other documentary biopics, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” is a fascinating look at a man who made television history. While anyone who grew up watching Mr. Rogers put on his blue sneakers every day will get more from the documentary than someone unfamiliar with the program, familiarity is far from a requirement.
★★★★★ 9/10-9/16, Monday-Saturday: 9 p.m., Sunday: 3 p.m.
9/17-9/23, Friday-Saturday: 6:30 p.m., Sunday: 12:30 p.m.
“JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM”
Before the team behind “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” even knew what had made the first “Jurassic Park” so good, they had patented it, packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox. The filmmakers were so preoccupied with whether or not they could they didn’t stop to think if they should. They should not have.
Dinosaur activists work to rescue the various dinosaurs on Isla Nublar due to an impending volcanic eruption but, due to the interference of black market dino dealers, the fate of the dinosaurs remains ambiguous. If you are a fan of the franchise, give this movie a shot. Otherwise, just let it go extinct.
★★★ 9/17-9/23, Monday-Saturday: 9 p.m., Sunday: 3 p.m.
9/24-9/30, Thursday-Saturday: 6:30 p.m., Sunday: 12:30 p.m.
"THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME"
Cashier Audrey Stockton, played by Mila Kunis, discovers that her boyfriend has been living a double life as a spy, and her friend Morgan, played by SNL star Kate McKinnon, goes with her to Europe to confront him. Things fail to go according to plan in a variety of humorous ways, and hijinks ensue. “The Spy Who Dumped Me” is equal parts enjoyable and predictable.
Although at times it feels a bit like an SNL sketch that has been stretched a bit too far, “The Spy Who Dumped Me” is still well worth a watch.
★★★★★ 9/24-9/30, Monday-Saturday: 9 p.m., Sunday: 3 p.m.
10/1-10/7, Thursday-Saturday: 6:30 p.m., Sunday: 12:30 p.m.