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Not rated. 99 min­utes. In Pol­ish with sub­ti­tles. The Screen. See re­view, Page 41.


Straight Outta Comp­ton, a film that told the story of rap group NWA, was a run­away suc­cess last sum­mer. This biopic about an­other West Coast rap leg­end, Tu­pac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp Jr.), hopes to re­peat that suc­cess. Shakur’s life cer­tainly of­fers grist for the mill: Raised by a sin­gle mother who was an ac­tivist with the Black Pan­thers (Danai Gurira), the young boy showed prodi­gal tal­ent across all per­form­ing arts be­fore set­tling on hip-hop. He rose to promi­nence, courted con­tro­versy, and be­came a mar­tyr fig­ure when he was mur­dered in a feud with, among oth­ers, New York City rap­per Big­gie Smalls (Ja­mal Woolard). Rated R. 140 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown; Dream­Catcher. (Not re­viewed)


Not rated. 91 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. See re­view, Page 38.


In be­tween shoot­ing Juras­sic World films and an up­com­ing Star Wars gig, di­rec­tor Colin Trevor­row takes a breather with this small movie about a sin­gle mother (Naomi Watts) try­ing to raise two boys. One of them, named Henry (Jae­den Lieber­her), is a ge­nius who be­friends Christina (Maddie Ziegler), the girl next door. When Henry finds out this girl is be­ing abused by her step­fa­ther (Dean Nor­ris), he en­lists his mom to help her. Rated PG-13. 105 min­utes. Vi­o­let Crown. (Not re­viewed)


This sum­mer’s an­nual Pixar movie finds the an­i­ma­tion stu­dio re­turn­ing to one of their big­gest cash cows: the Cars fran­chise, about a bunch of talk­ing ve­hi­cles in a world with­out any hu­man driv­ers. This time, Light­ning McQueen (Owen Wil­son), now with his odome­ter get­ting up there in num­bers, sets out for a come­back to prove he’s still the best racer there is. Larry the Cable Guy re­turns as the tow truck Mater, and Kerry Wash­ing­ton, Chris Cooper, and Bob Costas also lend their voices. Rated G. 109 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14. Screens in 2-D at Vi­o­let Crown; Dream­Catcher. (Not re­viewed)


The lat­est shark-at­tack movie stars Mandy Moore and Claire Holt as two sis­ters va­ca­tion­ing and ad­ven­ture-seek­ing in Mex­ico. While on a boat, they are talked into get­ting into a metal cage that is then low­ered into the ocean, where they can ex­pe­ri­ence what it’s like to swim with the great whites. It’s good, scary fun at first, but then the cable snaps, send­ing the cage and their lim­ited oxy­gen sup­ply down to the ocean floor. Rated PG-13. 89 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Dream­Catcher. (Not re­viewed)


Not rated. 100 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. See re­view, Page 39.


This 1970 Western, filmed en­tirely in New Mex­ico, may seem dated to today’s au­di­ences. Yet it still packs a punch, re­main­ing a pow­er­ful tale about racism. Fea­tur­ing Burl Ives, Brock Peters, David Car­ra­dine, Nancy Kwan, and Jack Palance, the movie re­counts the grue­some re­cep­tion a black Union vet­eran faces af­ter com­ing home at the end of the Civil War, as white cit­i­zens con­spire to put an end to his dream of a idyl­lic post­war life spent ranch­ing. In­stead of the cav­alry, a tribe of mis­treated Na­tive Amer­i­cans comes to his res­cue, re­mind­ing movie­go­ers of the bet­ter an­gels of our na­ture. The di­a­logue may at times be stilted and the mono­logues a bit preachy, but the film’s gutsy ap­proach to racism at a time when moviemak­ers ig­nored the topic, along with its un­for­tu­nate con­tem­po­rary rel­e­vance, make this a film worth watch­ing. Not rated. 89 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cin­ema. (James McGrath Mor­ris) See story, Page 28.


Rated PG. 92 min­utes. Vi­o­let Crown Cin­ema. See re­view, Page 40.


Scar­lett Jo­hans­son tries her hand at main­stream com­edy in this movie by Lucia Aniello, who is best known for her work on the TV se­ries Broad City. She plays one of sev­eral women at a bach­e­lorette party in Miami who find them­selves in a mad­cap ca­per when the strip­per they’ve hired dies un­ex­pect­edly. Some of the other women are played by Kate McKin­non, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz. Rated R. 101 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown; Dream­Catcher. (Not re­viewed)

Keep ya head up: Demetrius Shipp Jr. in All Eyez on Me, at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Vi­o­let Crown, and Dream­Catcher

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