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(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

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