½ Atomic Blonde — Charlize Theron stars as an MI6 agent ordered to Berlin to break up a savage spy ring. With James McAvoy, John Goodman and Toby Jones. Directed by David Leitch. 115 min. (R) for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
Baby Driver — A young getaway driver must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. With Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Eiza González, Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm. Written and directed by Edgard Wright. 113 min. (R) for violence, strong language throughout. — Katie Walsh, Tribune Content Agency
½ The Big Sick — Kumail Nanjiani stars as an up-and-coming Muslim comic whose relationship with a grad student is complicated by his traditional parents and her serious illness. With Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Adeel Akhtar, Zenobia Shroff, Anupam Kher and Ray Romano. Directed by Michael Showalter. 124 min. (R) for language including some sexual references. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
Cars 3 — Lightning McQueen faces a new generation of racers with the help of enthusiastic young race technician Cruz Ramirez and the wisdom of an old friend. Voices by Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Lea DeLaria. Directed by Brian Fee. (G) 109 min. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
½ Despicable Me3— Supervillainturned-hero Gru and his family return in this animated comic-adventure. Voices by Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker and Julie Andrews. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. 90 min. (PG) for action and rude humor.
Dunkirk — Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated durin a fierce battle in World War II. With Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard and Aneurin Barnard. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan. 107 min. (PG-13) for intense war experience and some language. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune (NR) The Emoji Movie — The tiny expressions living inside your smartphone come alive in this animated adventure. Voices by T.J. Miller, James Corden and Anna. Directed by Tony Leondis. (PG) for rude humor.
½ 47 Meters Down— Two sisters find themselves trapped in a shark cage on the seabed floor. With Mandy Moore and Claire Holt. Directed by Johannes Roberts. 89 min. (PG-13) for sequences of intense peril, bloody images and brief strong language. — Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Girls Trip — When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled and wild sides are rediscovered. With Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. 122 min. (R) for crude and sexual content throughout, pervasive language, brief graphic nudity and drug material. — Katie Walsh, Tribune Content Agency
AGhost Story — Casey Affleck dons a bedsheet and stars opposite Rooney Mara in writer-director David Lowery’s simple story of love and loss that gradually pries open a window onto eternity. (R) for brief language and a disturbing image. AMC Aventura 24; Regal Shadowood16, Boca Raton; Cinemark Palace 20, Boca Raton; AMC CityPlace 20, West Palm Beach. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
½ Lady Macbeth — Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Directed by William Oldroyd. Written by Alice Birch. Starring Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank. 89 min. (R) for some disturbing violence, strong sexuality/nudity, and language. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
Landline — When two sisters suspect their father may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana, recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali. The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process. Set in 1990s Manhattan, “Landline” is a warm, insightful and comedic drama about a family united by secrets and lies, co-written and directed by Gillian Robespierre. 93 min. (R) for sexual content, language and drug use. AMC Aventura 24. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune Lost in Paris — Fiona, a small-town Canadian librarian, visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha. Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom (a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond) who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing. The annoying tramp just won’t Fiona alone. “Lost in Paris” is replete with antics and intricately choreographed slapstick - a fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights. In French and English. 83 min. (U). — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
½ Maudie — Based on a true story, “Maudie” charts the unlikely romance between Maud Lewis, a folk artist who blossoms in later life, and the curmudgeonly recluse, Everett. Directed by Aisling Walsh. Written by Sherry White. Starring Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Match- ett. 115 min. (PG-13) for some thematic content and brief sexuality. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
½ Megan Leavey — A Marine corporal trains and bonds with a combat dog as they deploy to Iraq and complete more than100 missions before being injured by an IED explosion. With Kate Mara, Edie Falco, Ramon Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford and Common. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. 116 min. (PG-13) for war violence, language, suggestive material, and thematic elements. — Katie Walsh, Tribune Content Agency The Midwife — Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together in this sharp character study from the César-award winning director Martin Provost. Director/Screenwriter Martin Provost. Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot. In French with English subtitles. 117 min. (U). — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead MenTell No Tales — Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow, again trying to stay one step ahead of a vengeful crew of ghost pirates, this time led by Javier Bardeom. With Orlando Bloom. Directed by Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg. 118 min. (PG-13) for sequences of adventure violence, and some suggestive content. — Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
Spider-man: Homecoming — Fresh off his adventures with the Avengers, Peter Parker adjusts to life as a webslinger and faces off against the villainous Vulture. With Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau and Donald Glover. Directed by Jon Watts. 133 min. (PG-13) for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments. — Katie Walsh, Tribune Content Agency (NR) 13 Minutes — In November1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action. 114 min. (R) for disturbing violence and some sexuality. In German.
½ Transformers: The Last Knight — Mark Wahlberg returns to team with Anthony Hopkins as everything we knew about Transformers is turned upside down. With Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner and Santiago Cabrera. Directed by Michael Bay. 148 min. (PG-13) for violence and intense sequences of sci-fi action, language, and some innuendo. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets — A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species form a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menance and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. With Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne and Clive Owen. Directed by Luc Besson. 137 min. (PG-13) for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
½ War for the Planet of the Apes — Caesar and his apes battle a human army led by a brutal colonel in this third film in the latest series inspired by Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel. With Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval. Directed by Matt Reeves. 140 min. (PG-13) for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, thematic elements and some disturbing images. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
Wish Upon — A magical music box grants a17-year-old wishes with deadly side effects. With Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Shannon Purser, Ki Hong Lee, Sherilyn Fenn. Directed by John R. Leonetti. 90 min. (PG-13) for violent and disturbing images, thematic elements and language.
½ Wonder Woman— The Amazonian princess gets her own movie and leaves her island paradise to fight a war to end all wars. With Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen. Directed by Patty Jenkins. 141min. (PG-13) for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune