½ American Made — Tom Cruise stars as an unlikely pilot flying secret missions for the CIA. With Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright and Jesse Plemons. 115 min. (R) for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
½ Battle of the Sexes — Emma Stone and Steve Carell re-create the infamous1972 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. With Sarah Silverman and Elisabeth Shue. 121 min. (PG-13) for some sexual content and partial nudity. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune (NR) Flatliners — The fine line between life and death becomes a dangerous obsession for five medical students. With Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton and Kiersey Clemons. 108 min. (PG-13) for violence and terror, sexual content, language, thematic material, and some drug references. (NR) AQuestion of Faith — Two tragedies lead to a chain of events that bring three families together in unexpected ways. With Richard T. Jones, Kim Fields and C. Thomas Howell. 104 min. (PG) for thematic elements.
Rebel in the Rye — The world of legendary writer J. D. Salinger is brought vividly to life in this revealing look at the experiences that shaped one of the most renowned, controversial, and enigmatic authors of our time. “Rebel in the Rye” follows a young Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O’Neill (Zoey Deutch), and fights on the frontlines of World War II. It’s these experiences that will contribute to the creation of his masterpiece, “The Catcher in the Rye.” Co-starring Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson. Directed by Danny Strong. 109 min. (PG-13) for some language including sexual references, brief violence, and smoking. — Katie Walsh, Tribune Content Agency (NR) ’Til Death Do Us Part — A woman forges a new identity, a new life and a new love to escape her abusive husband. With Taye Diggs, Annie Ilonzeh and Stephen Bishop. 101min. (PG-13) for thematic elements involving domestic abuse, violence, some sexuality and language.
Victoria & Abdul — The Queen of England develops a trusting friendship with an Indian clerk. With Judi Dench, Ali Fazal and Adeel Akhtar. 111 min. (PG-13) for some thematic elements and language. 101min. (R) for language. (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.
Dunkirk — Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during 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. Friend Request — A social media interaction turns deadly for a popular college student and her friends. With Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley and Connor Paolo. 92 min. (R) for horror violence, disturbing images, and language.
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
The Hitman’s Bodyguard — Ryan Reynolds stars as the agent assigned to protect assassin Samuel L. Jackson and transport him safely from England to The Hague. With Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek. Directed by Patrick Hughes. 118 min. (R) for strong violence and language throughout. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
HomeAgain — Reese Witherspoon stars as a woman starting over, who lets three filmmakers crash at her guest house. With Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen and Lake Bell. 97 min. (PG-13) for some thematic and sexual material.
It — Children in a small Maine town face off with a murderous clown called Pennywise. With Jaeden Lieberher, Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis and Finn Wolfhard. Based on the novel by Stephen King. 135 min. (R) for violence/ horror, bloody images, and for language. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
½ Kingsman: The Golden Circle — Sequel to the 2014 hit finds the secret organization teaming with U.S. spies to thwart a common enemy. With Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. 141min. (R) for sequences of strong violence, drug content, language throughout and some sexual material. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
½ Leap! — An orphan dreams of going to Paris to become a dancer, while her best friend hopes to become a famous inventor in this animated tale. Voices of Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler, Nat Wolff, Carly Rae Jepsen and Mel Brooks. Directed by Eric Summer and Eric Warin. 89 min. (PG) for some impolite humor, and action.
½ The Lego Ninjago Movie — Lloyd and his ninja friends move to the big screen to battle his father, the evil warlord Garmadon. Voices by Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn and Kumail Nanjiani. 101min. (PG) for some mild action and rude humor. (NR) Manolo: The Boy WhoMade Shoes For Lizards — Manolo is an in-depth portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik, whose extraordinary dedication to his craft set a fashion standard among celebrities, stylists, and industry icons. Director and longtime fashion journalist Michael Roberts pre- sents this never-before-seen peek into Blahnik’s world, featuring a ‘who’s who’ of the fashion and entertainment industries including Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Paloma Picasso, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Rupert Everett, Karlie Kloss, André Leon Talley, and more. 90 min. (U).
½ Menashse — Within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood. Directed by Joshua Z Weinstein. Written by Alex Lipschultz, Musa Syeed. Starring Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz, Ruben Niborski. 82 min. (PG) for thematic elements. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
mother! — A couple endure some seriously scary houseguests. With Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Ed Harris. 121min. (R) for strong disturbing violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
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
½ Stronger — Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, a man severely injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, who helped identify one of the suspects and battled back against physical and emotional adversity. With Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson and Clancy Brown. 119 min. (R) for language throughout, some graphic injury images, and brief sexuality/nudity. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune (NR) Tulip Fever — A married woman in 17th century Amsterdam and her lover stake their hopes of running away to- gether on the city’s tulip bulb market. With Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, Zach Galifianakis and Judi Dench. Directed by Justin Chadwick. 107 min. (R) for sexual content and nudity.
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
Wind River — Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen star in this tense tale of murder on a Native American reservation. Directed Taylor Sheridan. 111min. (R) for strong violence, a rape, disturbing images, and language. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
The tiny expressions living inside your smartphone come alive in the animated “The Emoji Movie.” (NR) Not reviewed — General audiences. All ages admitted.
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