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Movie Beat With Ralph Garman: Columbus, Wind River, Detroit, Kidnap & The Dark Tower

Quite a variety of motion pictures this weekend in southland cineplexes. Let’s take a look at what’s in theaters.

Columbus [Limited]

Director: Kogonada

Stars: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Erin Allegretti

Plot: A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.

Wind River [Limited]

Director: Taylor Sheridan

Stars: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Teo Briones

Plot: An FBI agent teams with a town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.

Detroit

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Stars: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore

Plot: Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.

Kidnap

Director: Luis Prieto

Stars: Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn, Lew Temple

Plot: A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.

The Dark Tower

 

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