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What’s playing in Aiken for the weekend of Sept. 22?

September 21, 2017

“Friend Request” NEW

A social media interaction turns deadly for a popular college student and her friends. With Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo. Written by Matthew Ballen, Philip Koch, Simon Verhoeven. Directed by Verhoeven. (1:32) R.

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” NEW

Sequel to the 2014 hit finds the secret organization teaming with U.S. spies to thwart a common enemy. With Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges. Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn; based on a comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Directed by Vaughn. (2:21) R.

“Lego Ninjago Movie” NEW

Lloyd and his ninja friends move to the big screen to battle his father, the evil warlord Garmadon. Voices by Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani. Directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan. PG.

“American Assassin”

A black ops recruit and a Cold War veteran are recruited by the deputy director of the CIA to stop a mystery operative hitting civilian and military targets. With Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Scott Adkins, Taylor Kitsch. Written by Stephen Schiff and Michael Finch and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz; based on the novel by Vince Flynn. Directed by Michael Cuesta. (1:51) R.

“Home Again”

Reese Witherspoon stars as a woman starting over, who lets three filmmakers crash at her guest house. With Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell. Written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. (2:00) PG-13.

“It”

Children in a small Maine town face off with a murderous clown called Pennywise. With Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard. Written by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman; based on the novel by Stephen King. Directed by Andy Muschietti. (2:15) R.

“Wind River”

Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen star in the most accomplished violent thriller in recent memory, a tense tale of murder on a Native American reservation made with authenticity, plausibility and wall-to-wall filmmaking skill by writer-director Taylor Sheridan. (1:51) R.

“Leap!”

An orphan dreams of going to Paris to become a dancer, while her best friend hopes to become a famous inventor in this animated tale. Voices of Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler, Nat Wolff, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mel Brooks. Written by Carol Noble & Laurent Zeitoun & Eric Summer. Directed by Summer, Eric Warin. (1:29) PG.

“Hitman’s Bodyguard”

Ryan Reynolds stars as the agent assigned to protect assassin Samuel L. Jackson and transport him safely from England to The Hague. With Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek. Written by Tom O’Connor. Directed by Patrick Hughes. (1:58) R.

“Logan Lucky”

During Charlotte’s NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 stock car race, two brothers attempt a heist. With Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane. Written by Rebecca Blunt. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. (1:59) PG-13.

“Annabelle: Creation”

A nun and several girls from a closed orphanage move in with the bereaved dollmaker, his wife and the possessed doll in this horror sequel. With Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto. Written by Gary Dauberman. Directed by David F. Sandberg. (1:49) R.

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