Meg movie poster

Aggressively dumb summer fun that sets out to offer something for everyone, and winds up giving nothing much to anyone. A complete list of ingredients would be exhausting; perhaps it’s enough to note that an opening scene in which a man (Jason Statham, slumming) makes the agonizing decision to sacrifice two of his friends in order to complete a deep-sea rescue mission is followed immediately by a scene in which nerdy billionaire Rainn Wilson attempts to impress a pretty Chinese woman with his linguistic skills, only to have the subtitles read, “You meat candle egg nice skull.” Or something like that. And that’s pretty much how it goes from there on out: heavy drama followed by ha-ha-hi-larity. Oh, and there’s a really, really big shark to help with the zig-zagging: sometimes, when he eats people, it’s tragic and upsetting. Other times, it’s a bloody laff riot! Maybe director John Turteltaub thought the barrage of pathos and yuks would distract from the fact that his star is a very big fish that is not very bright. Still: cool shark, bro. 2018.

Matthew Lickona

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AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall, 760-945-1365 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:10pm, 10:00pm

Sunday, August 19

1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:10pm

Monday, August 20

1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:10pm

Tuesday, August 21

1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:10pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, August 22

2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:40pm, 6:15pm, 7:15pm, 9:10pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, August 19

11:50am, 1:40pm, 6:15pm, 7:15pm, 9:10pm, 10:10pm

Monday, August 20

11:40am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 6:15pm, 7:40pm

Tuesday, August 21

11:50am, 3:20pm, 6:10pm, 6:15pm, 9:10pm

Wednesday, August 22

11:40am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 6:15pm, 7:40pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

2:15pm, 10:30pm

Sunday, August 19

11:15am, 2:15pm, 10:30pm

Monday, August 20

11:05am, 1:45pm, 9:45pm

Tuesday, August 21

11:15am, 2:15pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, August 22

11:05am, 1:45pm, 9:45pm

AMC Mission Valley

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

Saturday, August 18

2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:35pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm, 10:45pm

Sunday, August 19

11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:35pm, 8:00pm, 9:45pm

Monday, August 20

1:45pm, 3:15pm, 4:20pm, 6:05pm, 7:10pm, 8:45pm, 9:55pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Sunday, August 19

11:15am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm

Monday, August 20

1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

Tuesday, August 21

11:15am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, August 22

1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

3:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm, 10:40pm

Sunday, August 19

11:00am, 12:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm, 10:40pm

Monday, August 20

12:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm

Tuesday, August 21

12:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm

Wednesday, August 22

12:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

12:45pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:20pm, 6:25pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm

Sunday, August 19

12:45pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:20pm, 6:25pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:25pm, 4:05pm, 6:55pm, 9:40pm

Sunday, August 19

10:40am, 1:25pm, 4:05pm, 6:55pm

Monday, August 20

10:40am, 1:25pm, 4:05pm, 6:55pm

Tuesday, August 21

10:40am, 1:25pm, 4:05pm, 6:55pm, 9:40pm

Wednesday, August 22

10:40am, 1:25pm, 4:05pm, 6:55pm

AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm

Sunday, August 19

11:15am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm

Monday, August 20

2:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm

Tuesday, August 21

10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, August 22

2:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

2:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:50pm, 10:25pm

Sunday, August 19

9:45am, 12:15pm, 2:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:50pm, 10:25pm

Monday, August 20

9:45am, 12:15pm, 2:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:50pm, 10:25pm

Tuesday, August 21

9:45am, 12:15pm, 2:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:50pm, 10:25pm

Wednesday, August 22

9:45am, 12:15pm, 2:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:50pm, 10:25pm

Thursday, August 23

9:45am, 12:15pm, 2:45pm, 5:15pm, 7:50pm, 10:25pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

2:20pm, 5:10pm, 7:25pm, 9:45pm

Sunday, August 19

10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:20pm, 5:10pm, 7:25pm, 9:45pm

Monday, August 20

10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:20pm, 5:10pm, 7:25pm, 9:45pm

Tuesday, August 21

10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:20pm, 5:10pm, 7:25pm, 9:45pm

Wednesday, August 22

10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:20pm, 5:10pm, 7:25pm, 9:45pm

Thursday, August 23

10:00am, 12:05pm, 2:25pm, 5:05pm, 7:25pm, 9:45pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:10pm, 11:45pm

Sunday, August 19

10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:45pm, 6:40pm, 10:15pm

Monday, August 20

1:45pm, 5:15pm, 8:00pm, 10:40pm

Tuesday, August 21

1:45pm, 5:15pm, 8:00pm, 10:40pm

Wednesday, August 22

1:45pm, 5:15pm, 8:00pm, 10:40pm

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760-603-8638 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:15pm, 11:00pm

Sunday, August 19

11:45am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:15pm

Monday, August 20

1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Tuesday, August 21

1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, August 22

1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:05pm, 2:35pm, 3:40pm, 5:10pm, 6:15pm, 7:45pm, 8:50pm, 10:30pm

Sunday, August 19

10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:05pm, 2:35pm, 3:40pm, 5:10pm, 6:15pm, 7:45pm, 8:50pm, 10:30pm

Monday, August 20

10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:05pm, 2:35pm, 3:40pm, 5:10pm, 6:15pm, 7:45pm, 8:50pm, 10:30pm

Tuesday, August 21

10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:05pm, 2:35pm, 3:40pm, 5:10pm, 6:15pm, 7:45pm, 8:50pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, August 22

10:30am, 11:15am, 1:05pm, 1:50pm, 3:40pm, 4:25pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 8:50pm, 9:35pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

2:20pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:20pm, 10:20pm

Sunday, August 19

10:50am, 11:55am, 2:20pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:20pm, 10:20pm

Monday, August 20

11:10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:20pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, August 21

11:10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:20pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, August 22

11:10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:20pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, August 23

11:10am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:20pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

2:10pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm, 10:30pm

Sunday, August 19

11:30am, 2:10pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm

Monday, August 20

11:30am, 2:10pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm

Tuesday, August 21

11:30am, 2:10pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm

Wednesday, August 22

11:30am, 2:10pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm

Thursday, August 23

11:30am, 2:10pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm

LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego, 619-566-0069 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:30pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm

Sunday, August 19

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm

Monday, August 20

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Tuesday, August 21

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, August 22

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, August 23

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:30pm

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-465-3040 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

3:00pm, 5:35pm, 8:10pm, 10:45pm

Sunday, August 19

9:50am, 12:25pm, 3:00pm, 5:35pm, 8:10pm, 10:45pm

Monday, August 20

9:50am, 12:25pm, 3:00pm, 5:35pm, 8:10pm, 10:45pm

Tuesday, August 21

9:50am, 12:25pm, 3:00pm, 5:35pm, 8:10pm, 10:45pm

Wednesday, August 22

9:50am, 12:25pm, 3:00pm, 5:35pm, 8:10pm, 10:45pm

Thursday, August 23

9:50am, 12:25pm, 3:00pm, 5:35pm, 8:10pm, 10:45pm

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:05pm, 2:10pm, 3:40pm, 4:50pm, 6:10pm, 7:25pm, 9:00pm, 10:05pm

Sunday, August 19

11:30am, 1:05pm, 2:10pm, 3:40pm, 4:50pm, 6:10pm, 7:25pm, 9:00pm, 10:05pm

Monday, August 20

11:30am, 1:05pm, 2:10pm, 3:40pm, 4:50pm, 6:10pm, 7:25pm, 9:00pm, 10:05pm

Tuesday, August 21

11:30am, 1:05pm, 2:10pm, 3:40pm, 4:50pm, 6:10pm, 7:25pm, 9:00pm, 10:05pm

Wednesday, August 22

11:30am, 1:05pm, 2:10pm, 3:40pm, 4:50pm, 6:10pm, 7:25pm, 9:00pm, 10:05pm

Thursday, August 23

11:30am, 1:05pm, 2:10pm, 3:40pm, 4:50pm, 6:10pm, 9:00pm

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

4:20pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, August 19

11:30am, 4:20pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Monday, August 20

11:30am, 4:20pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, August 21

11:30am, 4:20pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, August 22

11:30am, 4:20pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, August 23

11:30am, 4:20pm, 7:15pm, 10:10pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:30pm, 4:45pm, 6:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:30pm

Sunday, August 19

12:25pm, 1:30pm, 4:45pm, 6:40pm, 7:45pm, 9:30pm

Monday, August 20

12:25pm, 1:30pm, 4:45pm, 6:35pm, 7:45pm, 9:30pm

Tuesday, August 21

12:25pm, 1:30pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, August 22

12:25pm, 1:30pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 9:30pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:30pm, 4:25pm, 7:15pm, 10:15pm

Sunday, August 19

1:30pm, 4:25pm, 7:15pm

Monday, August 20

1:30pm, 4:25pm, 7:15pm

Tuesday, August 21

1:30pm, 4:25pm, 7:15pm

Wednesday, August 22

1:30pm, 4:25pm, 7:15pm

Thursday, August 23

1:30pm, 4:25pm, 7:15pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 10:15pm

Sunday, August 19

11:15am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 10:15pm

Monday, August 20

11:15am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm

Tuesday, August 21

11:15am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, August 22

11:15am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, August 23

11:15am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:35pm, 4:25pm, 7:20pm, 10:15pm

Sunday, August 19

11:35am, 1:35pm, 4:25pm, 7:20pm, 10:15pm

Monday, August 20

11:35am, 1:15pm, 4:10pm, 7:05pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, August 21

11:35am, 1:15pm, 4:10pm, 7:05pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, August 22

11:35am, 1:15pm, 4:10pm, 7:05pm, 10:00pm

Thursday, August 23

11:35am, 1:15pm, 4:10pm, 7:05pm, 10:00pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

8:00pm, 10:45pm

Sunday, August 19

11:00am, 8:00pm, 10:45pm

Monday, August 20

11:00am, 8:00pm, 10:45pm

Tuesday, August 21

11:00am, 8:00pm, 10:45pm

Wednesday, August 22

11:00am, 8:00pm, 10:45pm

Thursday, August 23

11:00am, 8:00pm, 10:45pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:15pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:55pm

Sunday, August 19

1:15pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:55pm

Monday, August 20

1:15pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:55pm

Tuesday, August 21

1:15pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:55pm

Wednesday, August 22

1:15pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:55pm

Thursday, August 23

1:15pm, 4:10pm, 7:00pm, 9:55pm

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm, 10:35pm

Sunday, August 19

10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm

Monday, August 20

10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm

Tuesday, August 21

10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 22

10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm

Thursday, August 23

10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm

United Artists Horton Plaza

475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 800-326-3264 | Directions

Saturday, August 18

1:20pm, 4:05pm, 7:05pm, 9:50pm

Sunday, August 19

1:50pm, 4:35pm, 7:35pm

Monday, August 20

1:50pm, 4:35pm, 7:35pm

Tuesday, August 21

1:50pm, 4:35pm, 7:35pm

Wednesday, August 22

1:50pm, 4:35pm, 7:35pm

Thursday, August 23

1:50pm, 4:35pm, 7:35pm

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