filmed in Vancouver

Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor and bad blood Under the Tree

Also Nicolas Cage really flips out over Mandy and The Cakemaker romances his lover’s widow

Deadpool jokes again; Jane Fonda reads in Book Club, and two modern icons explain their missions

Also: an artist’s intense struggles, two gay love stories and a bad doggie.

Emily Blunt in a scary Quiet Place; Jason Clarke as hapless Ted Kennedy and soldiers turning bitter in World War I

Also bizarre encounters with an eccentric artist and reviving a girl’s volleyball team after tragedy

A great new Planet of the Apes, cultural discord in Tanna and songs of aboriginal history in The Road Forward

And two more: a queer Ornithologist and sexy, foul-mouthed nuns in The Little Hours

Snowden’s entire story, Bridget Jones’s latest chapter and The Beatles’ tales of touring

Also the Blair Witch, as filmed in our own woods, and two Buddhist films from China

Michael and Alicia bring tears; Natalie Portman laments Israel’s history and a big French star gets small

Also an eerie war movie, redemption in Quebec and a mystery thriller filmed in Vancouver

Reviews: Avengers: Age of Ultron and five DOXA documentaries

 Only two films in history have been bigger money makers than The Avengers. Now, here’s the follow up. How does it match up? If it’s reality you’re after, check out the documentaries at DOXA....

After all that fuss, The Interview turns out to be just ludicrous and puerile

Seth Rogen and James Franco in their assassination comedy The Interview

New at the movies this week: cheap thrills, soul-searching and young romance

Also a smart, adult, but hard-to-find romantic comedy, The One I Love

Rush thrills, Metallica pumps, Enough Said and Don Jon win as romantic comedies

Fun-loving men vs methodical plodders. Rush plays out the mythic contest on and off the race car track