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Summer at the movies

SUMMER AT THE MOVIES

Summer kicks off early at the box office – and stays strong with hot releases through the end of August. Stay up to date with Stars and Stripes on all the movies heating up screens, including the latest news and reviews. And find out what we’re excited to see with our round up of movies.


SPOTLIGHT


ANALYSIS

The summer comedy is dead - long live the summer comedy

It somehow seems very far away, but it was just seven years ago when “Bridesmaids” changed the face of the summer film comedy.


What the star of 'BlacKkKlansman' learned from the real black cop who infiltrated the KKK

Over his 32 years in law enforcement, Ron Stallworth says, he developed a suspicion of journalists. Once, he gave a television reporter an interview about how Utah’s narcotics bureau was handling street gang shootings. When the piece aired, it was full of embellishments, according to Stallworth. So he called up the reporter, told him he’d personally recorded their interview as well, and blackballed the local TV station for three years.


How the team behind 'The Meg' set out to build a better giant-shark movie

As a filmmaker, Jon Turteltaub has always prided himself on his versatility, and over the years he has tackled everything from romantic comedies ("While You Were Sleeping") to family films ("The Kid") to action blockbusters ("National Treasure") to a movie about the 1988 Jamaican Olympic bobsled team ("Cool Runnings"). Still, when he was approached in 2016 with the idea of directing "The Meg," a film about a rampaging prehistoric giant shark, Turteltaub wasn’t sure he wanted to bite.

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MOVIE TIMES


Movies on base through Aug. 22

Times and dates for theaters in Belgium, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey and the Netherlands.