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Synopsis

The venue flips from high school Animal House to sure-fire slaughterhouse after a vengeful veterinary assistant converts her garage into a niteclub for underage teens. Fifteen years in the business, with forty features and dozens more television credits behind her, it took The Help to finally turn Octavia Spencer into an overnight success. Since then, her career has been a veritable fountain of positivity and enlightenment. Ma adds another pair of footnotes to the actress’ well-asterisked filmography: Spencer has never been yoked to a violent evildoer, nor has a studio bestowed enough faith in her work to grant a shot at opening a picture. The potential for a double-back on the “magic Negro” theory was there, but rather than writing a new prescription for subtle social commentary, director Tate Taylor (The Help) and screenwriter Scotty Landes chose to refill an old one. There’s but one thing shittier than a slice of Minnie’s Oscar-winning pie, and that’s a slasher picture.

Scott Marks

Length: 1 hour, 39 minutes

Rated: R

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Showtimes

Movie showtimes are subject to change. For possible updates to this schedule, please call the theater.

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Monday, June 17

    11:35 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 18

    11:35 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 19

    11:35 a.m., 2:05 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

  • Monday, June 17

    1:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 18

    1:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 19

    1:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

  • Monday, June 17

    11:10 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 18

    11:10 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 19

    11:10 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City. 888-262-4386

  • Monday, June 17

    11:20 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 18

    11:20 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 19

    11:20 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

  • Monday, June 17

    11 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 18

    1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 19

    1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 20

    12:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

  • Monday, June 17

    11:10 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 18

    11:10 a.m., 7 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 19

    11:10 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:35 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 20

    11:10 a.m., 9:35 p.m.

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

  • Monday, June 17

    1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 18

    1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 19

    1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 20

    1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

  • Monday, June 17

    11:45 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 18

    11:45 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 19

    11:45 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 8 p.m.

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

  • Monday, June 17

    1:10 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 18

    1:10 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 19

    1:10 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 20

    1:10 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 10:25 p.m.

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

  • Monday, June 17

    11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 18

    11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 19

    11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 20

    11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m.

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