IN THEATERS: Christopher Robin, The Spy Who Dumped Me

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Here’s a rundown of everything in theaters this weekend – August 2, 2018

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Fantasy)

WHAT’S IT ABOUT? A working-class family man encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

WHO’S IN IT? Hayley Atwell, Ewan McGregor, Toby Jones, Jim Cummings

TRIVIA:

  • The movie mixes live-action with CGI.
  • Jim Cummings has been the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh since 1988.
  • Goodbye Christopher Robin, a 2017 bio-pic about Winnie-the-Pooh creator A.A. Milne, was released last fall.

 

THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (Comedy)

WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Best friends unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one discovers that the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

WHO’S IN IT? Mila Kunis, Sam Heughan, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux

TRIVIA:

  • Kate McKinnon had a childhood crush on Gillian Anderson, who appears in the film.
  • Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis co-starred in the Family Guy episode “Peter’s Sister.”
  • The title is a play on the 1977 James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me.

 

THE DARKEST MINDS (Sci-Fi)

WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.

WHO’S IN IT? Mandy Moore, Amandla Stenberg, Bradley Whitford

TRIVIA: 

  • Based on Alexandra Bracken‘s young adult novel of the same name.
  • Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, best known for the Kung Fu Panda movies.
  • The budget was $34 million.

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