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Annabelle: Cre­ation

R 109 min Hor­ror | Mys­tery | Thriller For­mer toy maker Sam Mullins and his wife, Es­ther, are happy to wel­come a nun and six or­phaned girls into their Cal­i­for­nia farm­house. Years ear­lier, the cou­ple’s 7-year-old daugh­ter Annabelle died in a tragic car ac­ci­dent. Ter­ror soon strikes when one child sneaks into a for­bid­den room and finds a seem­ingly in­no­cent doll that ap­pears to have a life of its own. Di­rec­tor: David F. Sand­berg Stars: Stephanie Sig­man, Mi­randa Otto, Lulu Wil­son, An­thony LaPaglia

Atomic Blonde

R 115 min Ac­tion | Mys­tery | Thriller Agent Lor­raine Broughton (Char­l­ize Theron) is equal parts spy­craft, sen­su­al­ity and sav­agery, will­ing to de­ploy any of her skills to stay alive on an im­pos­si­ble mis­sion. Sent alone into Ber­lin to re­trieve a price­less dossier from within the desta­bi­lized city, she part­ners with em­bed­ded sta­tion chief David Per­ci­val (James McAvoy) to nav­i­gate her way through a deadly game of spies. Di­rec­tor: David Leitch Stars: Sofia Boutella, Char­l­ize Theron, James McAvoy, Bill Skars­gård

Cars 3

G 109 min An­i­ma­tion | Ad­ven­ture | Com­edy | Fam­ily Blind­sided by a new gen­er­a­tion of blaz­ing­fast cars, the le­gendary Light­ing McQueen finds him­self pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hop­ing to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an ea­ger young tech­ni­cian who has her own plans for win­ning. With in­spi­ra­tion from the Fab­u­lous Hud­son Hor­net and a few un­ex­pected turns, No. 95 pre­pares to com­pete on Pis­ton Cup Rac­ing’s big­gest stage. Di­rec­tor: Brian Fee Stars: Owen Wil­son, Cris­tela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fil­lion

Dunkirk

PG-13 106 min Ac­tion | Drama | His­tory | War In May 1940, Ger­many ad­vanced into France, trap­ping Al­lied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Un­der air and ground cover from Bri­tish and French forces, troops were slowly and me­thod­i­cally evac­u­ated from the beach us­ing ev­ery ser­vice­able naval and civil­ian ves­sel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mis­sion, 330,000 French, Bri­tish, Bel­gian and Dutch sol­diers were safely evac­u­ated. Di­rec­tor: Christopher Nolan Stars: Fionn White­head, Ken­neth Branagh, Mark Ry­lance, Tom Hardy

Girls Trip

R 122 min Com­edy Best friends Ryan, Sasha, Lisa and Dina are in for the ad­ven­ture of a life­time when they travel to New Or­leans for the an­nual Essence Fes­ti­val. Along the way, they rekin­dle their sis­ter­hood and re­dis­cover their wild side by do­ing enough danc­ing, drink­ing, brawl­ing and ro­manc­ing to make the Big Easy blush.. Di­rec­tor: Mal­colm D. Lee Stars: Regina Hall, Queen Lat­i­fah, Jada Pin­kett Smith, Tif­fany Had­dish

Gook

Un­rated 94 min Drama Eli and Daniel, two Korean Amer­i­can broth­ers, own a strug­gling shoe store and have an un­likely friend­ship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-yearold African Amer­i­can girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel tries to have a good time. It’s just another typ­i­cal day at the store un­til the Rod­ney King ver­dict is read and ri­ots break out. With the chaos mov­ing to­wards them, the trio is forced to de­fend the store while con­tem­plat­ing the fu­ture of their own per­sonal dreams and the true mean­ing of fam­ily. Di­rec­tor: Justin Chon Stars: Si­mone Baker, Justin Chon, Cur­tiss Cook Jr., David So

In­grid Goes West

R 97 min Com­edy | Drama Fol­low­ing the death of her mother and a se­ries of self-in­flicted set­backs, young In­grid Thor­burn es­capes a hum­drum ex­is­tence by mov­ing out West to be­friend her In­sta­gram ob­ses­sion, a Los Angeles so­cialite named Taylor Sloane. Af­ter a quick bond is forged be­tween these un­like­li­est of bud­dies, the fa­cade be­gins to crack in both women’s lives -- with com­i­cally ma­li­cious re­sults. Di­rec­tor: Matt Spicer Stars: Aubrey Plaza, El­iz­a­beth Olsen, O’Shea Jack­son Jr., Wy­att Rus­sell

It Comes at Night

97 min Hor­ror | Mys­tery Se­cure within a des­o­late home as an un­nat­u­ral threat ter­ror­izes the world, the ten­u­ous or­der a man (Joel Edger­ton) has estab­lished with his wife and son is put to the ul­ti­mate test with the ar­rival of a des­per­ate fam­ily seek­ing refuge. De­spite the best in­ten­tions of both fam­i­lies, para­noia and mis­trust boil over as the hor­rors out­side creep ever-closer, awak­en­ing some­thing hid­den and mon­strous within the man as he learns that the pro­tec­tion of his fam­ily comes at the cost of his soul. Di­rec­tor: Trey Ed­ward Shults Stars: Joel Edger­ton, Christopher Ab­bott, Car­men Ejogo, Ri­ley Keough

Lo­gan Lucky

PG-13 119 min Com­edy | Crime | Drama The Lo­gans are a hard­scrab­ble fam­ily from the hills of West Vir­ginia, and their clan has been fa­mous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. But the con­niv­ing Jimmy Lo­gan (Chan­ning Ta­tum) de­cides its time to turn the fam­ily’s luck around, and with a lit­tle help from his friends, the Red­neck Rob­bers, he plans to steal $14 mil­lion from the Char­lotte Mo­tor Speed­way Di­rec­tor: Steven Soder­bergh Stars: Kather­ine Water­ston, Daniel Craig, Chan­ning Ta­tum, Se­bas­tian Stan

Me­gan Leavey

PG-13 116 min Bi­og­ra­phy | Drama | War The true life story of Me­gan Leavey, a young Ma­rine cor­po­ral whose unique dis­ci­pline and bond with a mil­i­tary com­bat dog saved many lives dur­ing her de­ploy­ment in Iraq. As­signed to clean up the K-9 unit af­ter a dis­ci­plinary hear­ing, Leavey starts to iden­tify with Rex, a par­tic­u­larly ag­gres­sive dog that she trains. Over the course of their ser­vice, Me­gan and Rex com­plete more than 100 mis­sions un­til an im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive de­vice in­jures both, putting their fates in jeop­ardy. Di­rec­tor: Gabriela Cow­perth­waite Stars: Kate Mara, Bradley Whit­ford, Geral­dine James, Tom Felton

Patti Cake$

R 108 min Drama As­pir­ing rap­per Pa­tri­cia Dom­browski, aka Patti Cake$, is fight­ing an un­likely quest for glory in her down­trod­den home­town where her life is fall­ing apart. Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip-hop scene with orig­i­nal and af­fect­ing mu­sic. Cheered on by her grand­mother and only friends, Jheri and Bas­terd, Patti also shoul­ders her mother’s heartaches and mis­for­tunes. Di­rec­tor: Geremy Jasper Stars: Danielle Mac­don­ald, Brid­get Everett, Sid­dharth Dhanan­jay, Mamoudou Athie

Rough Night

Com­edy Jess is an en­gaged politi­cian who re­unites with three of her col­lege friends for a wild bach­e­lorette week­end in Mi­ami. The night of hard par­ty­ing soon takes a hi­lar­i­ously dark turn when a male strip­per ac­ci­den­tally dies at their beach house. Amid the crazi­ness of try­ing to cover it up, the women ul­ti­mately find them­selves be­com­ing closer when it mat­ters most. Di­rec­tor: Lu­cia Aniello Stars: Scar­lett Jo­hans­son, Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKin­non, Demi Moore

Spi­der-Man: Home­com­ing

PG-13 133 min Ac­tion | Ad­ven­ture | Sci-Fi Thrilled by his ex­pe­ri­ence with the Avengers, young Peter Parker re­turns home to live with his Aunt May. Un­der the watch­ful eye of men­tor Tony Stark, Parker starts to em­brace his new­found iden­tity as Spi­der-Man. He also tries to re­turn to his nor­mal daily rou­tine -- dis­tracted by thoughts of prov­ing him­self to be more than just a friendly neigh­bor­hood su­per­hero. Peter must soon put his pow­ers to the test when the evil Vul­ture emerges to threaten ev­ery­thing that he holds dear. Di­rec­tor: Jon Watts Stars: Tom Hol­land, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

The Big Sick

R 120 min Com­edy | Ro­mance Ku­mail is a Pak­istani comic who meets an Amer­i­can grad­u­ate stu­dent named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their re­la­tion­ship blos­soms, he soon be­comes wor­ried about what his tra­di­tional Mus­lim par­ents will think of her. When Emily sud­denly comes down with an ill­ness that leaves her in a coma, Ku­mail finds him­self de­vel­op­ing a bond with her deeply con­cerned mother and fa­ther. Di­rec­tor: Michael Showal­ter Stars: Ku­mail Nan­jiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Ro­mano

The Dark Tower

95 min Ac­tion | Ad­ven­ture | Sci-Fi | Western Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gun­slinger, is locked in an eter­nal bat­tle with Wal­ter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gun­slinger must pre­vent the Man in Black from top­pling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the uni­verse to­gether. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men col­lide in the ul­ti­mate bat­tle be­tween good and evil. Di­rec­tor: Niko­laj Ar­cel Stars: Kath­eryn Win­nick, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Jackie Earle Ha­ley

The Emoji Movie

PG 86 min An­i­ma­tion | Ad­ven­ture | Com­edy | Fam­ily Hid­den in­side a smart­phone, the bustling city of Tex­topo­lis is home to all emo­jis. Each emoji has only one fa­cial ex­pres­sion, ex­cept for Gene, an ex­u­ber­ant emoji with mul­ti­ple ex­pres­sions. De­ter­mined to be­come “nor­mal” like the other emo­jis, Gene en­lists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a no­to­ri­ous code breaker called Jail­break. Dur­ing their trav­els through the other apps, the three emo­jis dis­cover a great dan­ger that could threaten their phone’s very ex­is­tence. Di­rec­tor: Tony Leondis Stars: T.J. Miller, James Cor­den, Anna Faris, Maya Ru­dolph

The Glass Cas­tle

PG-13 127 min Bi­og­ra­phy | Drama Based on a mem­oir, four sib­lings must learn to take care of them­selves as their re­spon­si­bil­ity-averse, free-spirit par­ents both in­spire and in­hibit them. When sober, the chil­dren’s bril­liant and charis­matic fa­ther cap­tured their imag­i­na­tion, teach­ing them physics, ge­ol­ogy, and how to em­brace life fear­lessly. But when he drank, he was dis­hon­est and destruc­tive. Mean­while, their mother ab­horred the idea of do­mes­tic­ity and didn’t want to take on the work of rais­ing a fam­ily.

Di­rec­tor: Destin Daniel Cret­ton Stars: Brie Lar­son, Woody Har­rel­son, Naomi Watts, Ella An­der­son

The Hero

R 93 min Com­edy | Drama Lee Hay­den is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best per­for­mances are decades be­hind him. He spends his days re­liv­ing old glo­ries and smok­ing too much weed with his for­mer co-star­turned-dealer, Jeremy, un­til a sur­prise can­cer di­ag­no­sis brings his pri­or­i­ties into sharp fo­cus. He soon strikes up an ex­cit­ing, con­tentious re­la­tion­ship with stand-up comic Char­lotte, and he at­tempts to re­con­nect with his es­tranged daugh­ter, Lucy, all while search­ing for one fi­nal role to ce­ment his legacy. Di­rec­tor: Brett Ha­ley Stars: Laura Pre­pon, Krys­ten Rit­ter, Nick Of­fer­man, Sam El­liott

The Hit­man’s Body­guard

R 118 min Ac­tion | Com­edy The world’s top pro­tec­tion agent is called upon to guard the life of his mor­tal en­emy, one of the world’s most no­to­ri­ous hit men. The re­lent­less body­guard and ma­nip­u­la­tive as­sas­sin have been on the op­po­site end of the bul­let for years and are thrown to­gether for a wildly out­ra­geous 24 hours. Dur­ing their jour­ney from Eng­land to the Hague, they en­counter high-speed car chases, out­landish boat es­capades and a mer­ci­less Eastern Euro­pean dic­ta­tor who is out for blood. Di­rec­tor: Patrick Hughes Stars: Elodie Yung, Ryan Reynolds, Tsuwayuki Sao­tome, Roy Hill

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Na­ture

PG 91 min An­i­ma­tion | Ad­ven­ture | Com­edy | Fam­ily Fol­low­ing the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oak­ton City’s mayor from de­stroy­ing their home to make way for a dys­func­tional amuse­ment park. Di­rec­tor: Cal Brunker Stars: Will Ar­nett, Kather­ine Heigl, Maya Ru­dolph, Jackie Chan

The Only Liv­ing Boy in New York

R 88 min Drama Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from col­lege and mov­ing to an apart­ment, young Thomas Webb be­friends an al­co­holic neigh­bor who dis­penses worldly wis­dom along­side shots of whiskey. Webb’s world soon comes crash- ing down when he learns that his fa­ther is hav­ing an af­fair with a beau­ti­ful and se­duc­tive woman. De­ter­mined to break up the re­la­tion­ship, Thomas winds up sleep­ing with her, launch­ing a chain of events that will change ev­ery­thing that he thinks he knows about his fam­ily and him­self. Di­rec­tor: Marc Webb Stars: Cal­lum Turner, Kate Beck­in­sale, Pierce Bros­nan, Cynthia Nixon

War for the Planet of the Apes

PG-13 140 min Ac­tion | Ad­ven­ture | Drama | Sci-Fi Cae­sar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly con­flict with an army of hu­mans led by a ruth­less colonel (Woody Har­rel­son). Af­ter the apes suf­fer unimag­in­able losses, Cae­sar wres­tles with his darker in­stincts and be­gins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the jour­ney fi­nally brings them face to face, Cae­sar and the colonel are pit­ted against each other in an epic bat­tle that will de­ter­mine the fate of both of their species and the fu­ture of the planet. Di­rec­tor: Matt Reeves Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Har­rel­son, Steve Zahn, Karin Kono­val

Wish Upon

PG-13 90 min Fan­tasy | Hor­ror | Thriller Jonathan Shan­non (Ryan Phillippe) gives his 17-year-old daugh­ter Clare (Joey King) an old mu­sic box that prom­ises to grant its owner seven wishes. Skep­ti­cal at first, Clare be­comes se­duced by its dark pow­ers when her life starts to rad­i­cally im­prove with each wish. Ev­ery­thing seems per­fect un­til she re­al­izes that ev­ery wish she makes causes the peo­ple who are clos­est to her to die in vi­o­lent and elab­o­rate ways. Di­rec­tor: John R. Leonetti Stars: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slag­gert

Va­le­rian and the City of a Thou­sand Plan­ets

PG-13 137 min Ac­tion | Ad­ven­ture | Sci-Fi In the 28th cen­tury, spe­cial op­er­a­tives Va­le­rian (Dane DeHaan) and Lau­re­line work to­gether to main­tain or­der through­out the hu­man ter­ri­to­ries. Un­der as­sign­ment from the min­is­ter of de­fense, the duo em­barks on a mis­sion to Al­pha, an ever-ex­pand­ing me­trop­o­lis where di­verse species gather to share knowl­edge and cul­ture. When a dark force threat­ens the peace­ful city, Va­le­rian and Lau­re­line must race against time to iden­tify the men­ace that also jeop­ar­dizes the fu­ture of the uni­verse. Di­rec­tor: Luc Bes­son Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delev­ingne, Clive Owen, El­iz­a­beth De­bicki

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