(NR) Annabelle: Creation — A nun and several girls from a closed orphanage move in with the bereaved dollmaker, his wife and the possessed doll in this horror sequel. With Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto. Directed by David F. Sandberg. 109 min. (R) for horror violence and terror. (NR) Brigsby Bear — Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself. Directed by Dave McCary. Written by Kevin Costello, Kyle Mooney. Starring Mooney, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams. 100 min. (PG-13) for thematic elements, brief sexuality, drug material and teen partying |
The Glass Castle —. rie Larson stars as a young woman who strives to find her own way after growing up in a close-knit unorthodox family. With Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson. Based on Jeannette Walls' memoir. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. 127 min. (PG-13) for mature thematic content involving family dysfunction, and for some language and smoking. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature — This follow-up to the 2014 animated comedy finds Surly Squirrel and friends fighting to save their park from development. Voices by Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph. Directed by Cal Brunker. 91min. (PG) for action and some rude humor. — Katie Walsh, Tribune Content Agency (NR) Pilgrimage — In 13th century Ireland, a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril. Directed by Brendan Muldowney. Written by Jamie Hannigan. Starring Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, Jon Bernthal. 96 min. (U). AMC Pompano 18
Step —“Step” documents the senior year of a girls' high school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city. Directed by Amanda Lipitz. Starring Paula Dofat, Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger. 83 min. (PG) for thematic elements and some language. Classic Gateway Theatre, Fort Lauderdale; AMC Aventura 24; Regal Shadowwod16, Boca Raton; Cinemark Palace 20, Boca Raton. — Geoff Berkshire, Variety Supervillain-turned-hero Gru and his family return in the animated comic-adventure “Despicable Me 3.”
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 (NR) The Dark Tower — Based on Stephen King's series of novels about a young boy and a frontiersman knight on an interdimensional quest. With Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim and Jackie Earle Haley. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel. 95 min. (PG-13) for thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action.
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.
½ Detroit — This crime drama exploring systemic racism is set during five days of unrest and violence in the Michigan city during summer1967. With John Boyega, Anthony Mackie and Algee Smith. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. (R) for strong violence and pervasive language. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
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 smart- phone 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
½ An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power — Former Vice President Al Gore continues his fight for renewable energy in this follow-up to the 2006 Oscar-winning climate change documentary. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. (PG) for thematic elements and some troubling images. — Katie Walsh, Tribune Content Agency
Kidnap — Halle Berry stars as a mother intent on rescuing her kidnapped son. With Sage Correa, Chris McGinn and Lew Temple. Directed by Luis Prieto. 94 min. (R) for violence and peril. 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 Matchett. 115 min. (PG-13) for some thematic content and brief sexuality. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune 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
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.
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. Di- rected 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