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(NR) Flower — A re­bel­lious teen meets the men­tally un­sta­ble son of her mother’s boyfriend. With Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn and Adam Scott. 90 min. (R) for crude sex­ual con­tent and lan­guage through­out, graphic nude draw­ings, some drug con­tent, and a brief vi­o­lent im­age. Clas­sic Gate­way Theatre, Fort Laud­erdale; AMC Aven­tura 24 (NR) Fox­trot — A man and his wife cope with grief af­ter learn­ing that their son died in the line of duty. In He­brew. 108 min. (R) for some sex­ual con­tent in­clud­ing graphic images, and brief drug use. Clas­sic Gate­way Theatre, Fort Laud­erdale (NR) God’s Not Dead: ALight in the Dark­ness — A fire and sub­se­quent pres­sure from a local univer­sity threat­ens a con­gre­ga­tion's ex­is­tence and chal­lenges its pas­tor. With David A.R. White, John Cor­bett, Shane Harper and Ta­tum O'Neal. 105 min. (PG) for the­matic el­e­ments in­clud­ing some vi­o­lence and sug­ges­tive ma­te­rial. (NR) Tyler Perry’s Ac­ri­mony — Taraji P. Hen­son stars as a woman wronged by her hus­band. With Lyriq Bent and Crys­tle Ste­wart. 120 min. (R) for lan­guage, sex­ual con­tent and some vi­o­lence.

First Run

★★ ½ An­ni­hi­la­tion — Natalie Port­man stars as a bi­ol­o­gist on a mis­sion to learn her hus­band's fate in a mu­tated coastal sec­tor of the U.S. With Os­car Isaac, Jen­nifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thomp­son. 115 min. (R) for vi­o­lence, bloody images, lan­guage and some sex­u­al­ity. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★★★★ Black Pan­ther — Af­ter the death of his fa­ther, a prince (Chad­wick Bose­man) re­turns to his African home of Wakanda to con­quer evil and pro­tect his tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced na­tion. With Michael B. Jor­dan and Lupita Ny­ong'o. 135 min. (PG-13) for pro­longed se­quences of ac­tion vi­o­lence, and a brief rude ges­ture. — Ken­neth Tu­ran, Los An­ge­les Times ★★★ ½ The Death of Stalin — Dark com­edy set in the 1950s Soviet Union as var­i­ous min­sters jos­tle for power. With Steve Buscemi, Si­mon Rus­sell Beale and Jef­frey Tam­bor. 107 min. (R) for lan­guage through­out, vi­o­lence and some sex­ual ref­er­ences. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★ Death Wish — In a re­make of the Charles Bron­son clas­sic from1974, Bruce Willis stars as a man out for re­venge af­ter his fam­ily is vi­o­lently at­tacked. With El­iz­a­beth Shue and Vin­cent D’Onofrio. (R) for strong bloody vi­o­lence and lan­guage through­out.— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★★★ AFan­tas­tic Woman— Ma­rina, a wait­ress who moon­lights as a night­club singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. In Span­ish. 104 min. (R) for lan­guage, sex­ual con­tent, nu­dity and a dis­turb­ing as­sault. Clas­sic Gate­way Theatre, Fort Laud­erdale. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★★★ Film Stars Don’t Die in Liver­pool — A ro­mance sparks be­tween a young ac­tor and a Hol­ly­wood lead­ing lady. Di­rected by Paul McGuigan. Writ­ten by Matt Green­halgh, Peter Turner. Star­ring Jamie Bell, An­nette Ben­ing, Julie Wal­ters. 105 min. (R) for lan­guage, some sex­ual con­tent and brief nu­dity. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★★ ½ Game Night — A weekly get- to­gether lev­els up when the cou­ples par­tic­i­pate in a mur­der-mys­tery party. With Jason Bate­man, Rachel McA­dams, Billy Mag­nussen, Sharon Hor­gan and Kyle Chan­dler. 93 min. (R) for lan­guage, sex­ual ref­er­ences and some vi­o­lence. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★ ½ The Great­est Show­man — Hugh Jack­man stars as P.T. Bar­num, the 19th cen­tury em­pre­sario who cre­ated en­ter­tain­ment known around the world. With Michelle Wil­liams, Zac Efron and Zen­daya. 109 min. (PG) for the­matic el­e­ments in­clud­ing a brawl. — Katie Walsh, Tri­bune Con­tent Agency (NR) I Can Only Imag­ine — Faith-based drama based on the life of Mer­cyMe singer Bart Mil­lard. With J. Michael Fin­ley, Brody Rose and Den­nis Quaid. 110 min. (PG) for the­matic el­e­ments in­clud­ing some vi­o­lence. ★★ ½ Ju­manji: Wel­come to the Jun­gle — Four teenagers find them­selves in­side an old video game con­sole fea­tur­ing fe­ro­cious re­al­ism and dan­ger. With Dwayne John­son, Jack Black and Kevin Hart. 119 min. (PG-13) for ad­ven­ture ac­tion, sug­ges­tive con­tent and some lan­guage. — Lind­sey Bahr, Associated Press The Last Suit — At 88, Abra­ham Bursztein is see­ing his place in the world rapidly dis­ap­pear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires res­i­dence, set him up to move to a re­tire­ment home, and dis­agree on how to han­dle his fad­ing health. But Abra­ham sur­vived the Holo­caust, made a suc­cess­ful life in a for­eign land, and isn’t about to qui­etly fade away. In­stead, he plots a se­cret one-way trip to Poland, where he plans to find the Chris­tian friend who saved him from cer­tain death at the end of World War II, and to keep his prom­ise to re­turn one day. In Span­ish, Pol­ish, Yid­dish, Ger­man with English sub­ti­tles. 86 min. (U). — Mia Leonin, Art­burst­mi­ami.com ★ ½ The Leisure Seeker — A run­away cou­ple go on an un­for­get­table jour­ney in the faith­ful old RV they call “The Leisure Seeker.” Di­rected by Paolo Virzì. Writen by Michael Zadoo­rian, Stephen Ami­don. Star­ring He­len Mir­ren, Don­ald Suther­land, Janel Moloney. 112 min. (R) for some sex­ual ma­te­rial. — Jay Weiss­berg, Va­ri­ety Love­less — A cou­ple go­ing through a di­vorce must team up to find their son who has dis­ap­peared dur­ing one of their bit­ter ar­gu­ments. 127 min. (R) for strong sex­u­al­ity, graphic nu­dity, lan­guage and a brief dis­turb­ing im­age. In Rus­sian. Clas­sic Gate­way Theatre, Fort Laud­erdale — Michael O’Sullivan, Wash­ing­ton Post ★★★ ½ Love, Si­mon — A teenager frets about com­ing out to his fam­ily and friends and over the iden­tity of the un­known class­mate for whom he has fallen for on­line. With Nick Robin­son, Jen­nifer Garner and Josh Duhamel. 100 min. (PG-13) for the­matic el­e­ments, sex­ual ref­er­ences, lan­guage and teen par­ty­ing. ★ ½ Mid­night Sun — Teen love is threat­ened by a17-year-old girl’s lifethreat­en­ing sen­si­tiv­ity to sun­light. With Bella Thorne, Patrick Sch­warzeneg­ger and Rob Rig­gle. 91min. (PG-13) for some teen par­ty­ing and sen­su­al­ity. — Katie Walsh, Tri­bune Con­tent Agency 1945 — 12 Au­gust1945,11AM. Two mys­te­ri­ous strangers dressed in black ap­pear at the rail­way sta­tion of a Hun­gar­ian vil­lage. Within a few hours, ev­ery­thing changes. In Hun­gar­ian, Rus­sian. 91min. — Ken­neth Tu­ran, Los An­ge­les Times ★★ Pa­cific Rim: Upris­ing — Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi) and Jake Pen­te­cost (John Boyega) lead their fren­emy Lam­bert (Scott East­wood) and new Jaeger pi­lots in the fight against a young hacker. 110 min. (PG-13) for se­quences of sci-fi vi­o­lence and ac­tion, and some lan­guage. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★★★ Paul, Apostle of Christ — Luke strug­gles to spread the Gospel as Paul is held cap­tive dur­ing the reign of Ro­man em­peror Nero. With Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner and Joanne Whal­ley. 107 min. (PG-13) for some vi­o­lent con­tent and dis­turb­ing images. ★★ ½ Peter Rab­bit — James Cor­den gives voice to Beatrix Pot­ter's no­table hare in this mix of live-ac­tion and an­i­ma­tion. With Rose Byrne, Domh­nall Glee­son; voices by Daisy Ri­d­ley, El­iz­a­beth De­bicki and Margot Robbie. 93 min. (PG) for some rude hu­mor and ac­tion. — Katie Walsh, Tri­bune Con­tent Agency ★★★ Ready Player One — Steven Spiel­berg adapts Ernest Cline’s novel about a teen (Tye Sheri­dan) who en­ters a vir­tual-re­al­ity game in hopes of win­ning a prize that would make him the wealth­i­est hu­man in the world. First, though, he must de­feat an evil cor­po­ra­tion and stop a war. With Olivia Cooke and Ben Men­del­sohn. (PG-13) for se­quences of sci-fi ac­tion vi­o­lence, bloody images, some sug­ges­tive ma­te­rial, par­tial nu­dity and lan­guage. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★ ½ Red Spar­row — Bal­le­rina Do­minika Egorova is re­cruited to “Spar­row School,” a Rus­sian in­tel­li­gence ser­vice where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mis­sion, tar­get­ing a C.I.A. agent, threat­ens to un­ravel the se­cu­rity of both na­tions. Di­rected by Fran­cis Lawrence. Writ­ten by Justin Haythe, Jason Matthews. Star­ring Jen­nifer Lawrence, Joel Edger­ton, Matthias Schoe­naerts. 139 min. (R) for strong vi­o­lence, tor­ture, sex­ual con­tent, lan­guage and some graphic nu­dity. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★★ 7 Days in En­tebbe — The1976 hi­jack­ing of an Air France flight leads to a diplo­matic stand­off in Uganda as the Is­raeli gov­ern­ment races the clock to res­cue the pas­sen­gers. With Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl and Ed­die Marsan. 107 min. (PG-13) for vi­o­lence, some the­matic ma­te­rial, drug use, smok­ing and brief strong lan­guage. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★★★ ½ The Shape of Wa­ter — In a 1960s re­search fa­cil­ity, a mute jan­i­tor forms a re­la­tion­ship with an aquatic crea­ture. Di­rected byGuillermo del Toro. Writ­ten by del Toro., Vanessa Tay­lor. Star­ring Sally Hawkins, Oc­tavia Spencer, Michael Shan­non. 123 min. (R) for sex­ual con­tent, graphic nu­dity, vi­o­lence and lan­guage. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★★ Sher­lock Gnomes — The Gnomes are back, and there’s a mys­tery to solve when some gar­den or­na­ments go miss­ing. With the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp. 86 min. (PG) for some rude and sug­ges­tive hu­mor. — Katie Walsh, Tri­bune Con­tent Agency ★★★ ½ Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Rey con­tin­ues her search for the truth be­hind the Force. With Daisy Ri­d­ley, Adam Driver and Car­rie Fisher. 152 min. (PG-13) for se­quences of sci-fi ac­tion and vi­o­lence. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune (NR) The Strangers: Prey at Night — A trio of psy­chopaths ter­ror­ize a fam­ily at a se­cluded mo­bile home park. With Christina Hen­dricks, Martin Hen­der­son and Bailee Madi­son. 85 min. (R) for hor­ror vi­o­lence and ter­ror through­out, and for lan­guage. ★★ Tomb Raider — Ali­cia Wickan­der stars as Lara Croft, who searches for her long-miss­ing fa­ther in this re­boot of the ac­tion ad­ven­ture se­ries based on the video game. With Do­minic West and Wal­ton Gog­gins. 118 min. (PG-13) for se­quences of vi­o­lence and ac­tion, and for some lan­guage. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★★ ½ Un­sane — In­side a men­tal in­sti­tu­tion, a young woman con­fronts her great­est fear. With Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard and Jay Pharoah. 98 min. (R) for dis­turb­ing be­hav­ior, vi­o­lence, lan­guage, and sex ref­er­ences. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune ★★ ½ AWrin­kle in Time — The ea­gerly an­tic­i­pated adap­ta­tion from Ava Du­Ver­nay fol­lows a girl and her younger brother as they try to find their miss­ing fa­ther (Chris Pine) with the help of three women (Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kal­ing and Reese Witherspoon) with spe­cial pow­ers. With Gugu Mbatha-Raw. 109 min. (PG) for the­matic el­e­ments and some peril. — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tri­bune

Jason Bate­man, Rachel McA­dams, Lamorne Mor­ris, Billy Mag­nussen, and Kylie Bun­bury in “Game Night.”

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