Movie Guide: What's playing in Aiken for the weekend of Sept. 1

Aug. 30—"The Equalizer 3" NEW

Robert McCall finds himself at home in Southern Italy but he discovers his friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall knows what he has to do: Become his friends' protector by taking on the mafia. WIth Denzel Washington Dakota Fanning and Eugenio Mastandrea. Written by Richard Welk, Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim. (1:49) R

"Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story"

Based on the unbelievable, inspiring true story of a team of underdogs — a struggling, working-class gamer, a failed former race car driver, and an idealistic motorsport exec — who risk it all to take on the most elite sport in the world. With David Harbour, Orlando Bloom and Archie Madekwe. Written by Jason Hall, Zach Baylin and Alex Tse. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. (2:15) PG-13


A bank executive receives a bomb threat while driving his children to school that his car will explode if they stop and get out. With Liam Neeson, Noma Dumezweni and Matthew Modine. Written by Alberto Marini and Christopher Salmanpour. Directed by Nimród Antal. (1:31) R

"Blue Beetle"

An alien scarab chooses college graduate Jaime Reyes to be its symbiotic host, bestowing the teenager with a suit of armor that's capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the superhero known as Blue Beetle. With Xolo Maridueña, Bruna Marquezine and Susan Sarandon. Written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. Directed by Angel Manual Soto. (2:07) PG-13

"Meg 2: The Trench"

A research team encounters multiple threats while exploring the depths of the ocean, including a malevolent mining operation. With Jason Statham, Jing Wu and Cliff Curtis. Written by Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber and Dean Georgaris. Directed by Ben Wheatley. (1:56) PG-13


Barbie suffers a crisis that leads her to question her world and her existence. With Margot Robbie, Ariana Greenblatt, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Ryan Gosling. Written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach. Directed by Greta Gerwig. (1:54) PG-13


The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb. With Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Matt Damon. Written by Christopher Nolan, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin. Directed by Christopher Nolan. (3:00) R

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3"

Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own — a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful. With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. Written by James Gunn, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Directed by James Gunn. (2:30) PG-13

"Elemental" NEW

The film journeys alongside an unlikely pair, Ember and Wade, in a city where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. The fiery young woman and the go-with-the-flow guy are about to discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common. With Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie and Ronnie Del Carmen. Written by John Hoberg, Kat Likkel and Brenda Hsueh. Directed by Peter Sohn. (1:43) PG

"The Little Mermaid"

A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince. With Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King and Melissa McCarthy. Written by David Magee. Directed by Rob Marshall. (2:15) PG

"Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse"

Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero. With Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld and Oscar Isaac. Written by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Dave Callaham. Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson. (2:20) PG

"Something's Gotta Give" (2003)

A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age. With Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves. Written and directed by Nancy Meyers. (2:08) PG-13

The Big Mo will be showing triple features this weekend in honor of Labor Day weekend.