Show ( R, 100 min.) The monthly screening of the ultimate audienceparticipation sci-fi rockand-roll cross-dressing cult classic continues as usual (even though the film screens earlier the same night at the Orpheum). 11:30 p.m. Friday, Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar Ave. Tickets: $10. Visit rockyhorrormemphis.com. Theeb (Not rated, 100 min.) The library’s “Wider Angle” international film series returns with an acclaimed Arab film about a Bedouin boy struggling in an Ottoman Empire desert during World War I. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Meeting Room A, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Admission: free. Children under 17 should be accompanied by an adult. Call 901-415-2846. Tootsie (PG, 116 min.) Dustin Hoffman dons drag to become soap star “Dorothy Michaels” in this 1982 comedy. Doors open at 6 p.m., and attendees are invited to take a “soap opera screen test” in the lobby. 7 p.m. Thursday, the Halloran Centre, 203 S. Main. Tickets: $8 (adults), $6 (12 and under). Visit orpheum-memphis.com, or call 901-525-3000. Young Frankenstein (PG, 106 min.) Mel Brooks’ affectionate yet hilarious send-up of classic monster movies stomps its way onto Beale Street Landing. Coolers, picnic baskets and pets are not allowed, but food and drink will be on sale. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Drive. Admission: free. Visit memphisriverfront.com. Angry Birds (PG, 97 min.) The video game app inspires a computer-animated comedyadventure. Wolfchase Galleria Cinema 8. Barbershop: The Next Cut (PG-13, 112 min.) HHH An unofficial companion piece to Spike Lee’s “Chi-raq,” this fourth film in the “Barbershop” series — directed by Spike’s cousin, Malcolm D. Lee — also is a response to the murder epidemic plaguing inner-city Chicago, but it’s more hopeful than mournful: This is the South Side with a touch of Mayberry. A showcase for Ice Cube’s Everyman appeal, Cedric the Entertainer’s oldschool wisecracks, the movie is filled with comic and serious debate, but the arguments aren’t fractious; rather, they’re intended to celebrate a tightknit and vibrant community. Bartlett 10. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13, 151 min.) HHH A movie of grim integrity for all its desperate opportunism, this troubling superhero epic conjures a post-9/11 pre-apocalypse in which dreams, visions, memories, pop culture, science fiction and historical fact overlap. The effect is not so much the introduction of a new DC Universe as a nightmare of colliding multiverses. Henry Cavill returns from director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” as Superman; Ben Affleck is the new Batman, an eyewitness to two traumatic incidents: the murder of his parents and the collapse of Metropolis’ Wayne Tower, during the super-battle in “Man of Steel. Bartlett 10. The BFG (PG, 117 min.) Steven Spielberg directs a computeranimated adaptation of a 1982 Roald Dahl novel. Cineplanet 16, Collierville Towne 16 (in 3-D), Cordovacinema(in3-d),desotocinema16 (in 3-D), Forest Hill 8, Hollywood 20 Cinema, Majestic, Olive Branch Cinema (in 3-D), Palace Cinema, Paradiso (in 3-D), Stage Cinema (in 3-D), Summer Quartet Drive-in. The Boss (R, 99 min.) Melissa Mccarthy as a celebrity tycoon in need of a PR fix. Bartlett 10. Captain America: Civil War (PG-13, 147 min.) HHH This somewhat ungainly Marvel sequel almost collapses under its own weight; it’s as much a credit to the good will generated by the actors in previous films as to the juggling skills of brother directors Joe and Anthony Russo that the enterprise holds our interest, even though its potentially provocative premise is no longer novel (as in “Batman v Superman,” the authorities want to control “enhanced people”), while its Captain America (Chris Evans)versus-iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) freedom-of-choice debate becomes drowned out by the din of (extremely wellstaged) special-effects battle. Stealing every chaotic scene is the Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), a cool new hero. Wolfchase Galleria Cinema 8. Central Intelligence (PG-13, 114 min.) Starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson.
HCineplanet 16, Collierville Towne 16, Cordova Cinema, Desoto Cinema 16, Forest Hill 8, Hollywood 20 Cinema, Majestic, Olive Branch Cinema, Palace Cinema, Paradiso, Stage Cinema, Summer Quartet Drive-in. The Conjuring 2 (PG-13, 133 min.) HHH Elvis, Jesus and returning husband-and-wife ghostbusters Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) are among the sources of evil-exorcising uplift in this effective shocker from horror impresario James Wan, again dipping into the Warren “case files” of alleged real-life haunting. After a prologue in Amityville to re-establish the Warrens’ bona fides, the story shifts to 1977 England, where the “Enfield Poltergeist” is bedeviling a working-class mother (Frances O’connor) and her children — sleepwalking 11-year-old Janet (Madison Wolfe), in particular. Wan knows how to use the frame to make audiences jump with frightened delight; less welcome are his story’s conservative messages, such as: A home without a husband invites a malevolent masculine presence to fill the void; plus, put your trust in “faith,” not science. Cineplanet 16, Cordova Cinema, Desoto Cinema 16, Hollywood 20 Cinema, Majestic, Palace Cinema, Paradiso, Wolfchase Galleria Cinema 8. Finding Dory (PG, 103 min.) More finny fun from Pixar. Cineplanet 16 (in 3-D), Collierville Towne 16, Cordova Cinema, Desoto Cinema 16, Forest Hill 8, Hollywood 20 Cinema (in 3-D), Majestic, Olive Branch Cinema, Palace Cinema (in 3-D), Paradiso, Stage Cinema (in 3-D), Studio on the Square, Summer Quartet Drive-in. Free State of Jones (R, 139 min.) Matthew Mcconaughey in a historical drama about the real-life Mississippi farmer who led slaves and poor whites in a rebellion against the Confederacy. Cineplanet 16, Collierville Towne 16, Cordova Cinema, Desoto Cinema 16, Olive Branch Cinema, Ridgeway Cinema Grill. The Huntsman: Winter’s War (PG-13, 114 min.) Chris Hemsworth is a heroic warrior and Charlize Theron an evil sorceress in this prequel to “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Bartlett 10. Independence Day: Resurgence (PG-13, 119 min.) ½ Dopey but watchable, the accidentally prophetic first “Independence Day” offered the exciting spectacle of sneak attack from the sky and the strategic smashing of landmarks (the White House, blasted to smithereens, five years before the Twin Towers). Twenty years later, in the era of Trump and Brexit, the movie’s apocalyptic paranoia is commonplace while its one-world-united optimism seems quaint and naive; but don’t blame this sequel’s hopeful spirit for its box-office underperformance. Returning director Roland Emmerich has delivered a real dud, filled with wheel-spinning callbacks to the original cast (Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum), dull newcomers (Liam Hemsworth, Jessie T. Usher and Maika Monroe as the heroic offspring of fighters from the first film), ridiculous situations (a comic sidekick’s accidental near-destruction of an entire moonbase and its inhabitants is treated as no biggie) and a willful disregard for physics that would embarrass Wile E. Coyote. Thank goodness for MVP returnee Brent Spiner, whose live-action Looney Tune of an Area 51 scientist provides the movie with not only its most amusing comedy but its only semblance of a believable love story. Cineplanet 16, Collierville Towne 16, Cordova Cinema, Desoto Cinema 16, Forest Hill 8, Hollywood 20 Cinema, Majestic, Olive Branch Cinema (in 3-D), Palace Cinema (in 3-D), Paradiso, Stage Cinema, Summer Quartet Drive-in. The Jungle Book (PG, 105 min.) HHH ½ Dubiously described by most reviewers as a “live-action” adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s lateVictorian story cycle, this entertaining Disney episodic adventure’s realistic animals, tropical foliage and exotic Asian landscapes are as much the products of digital animation as the elements in a Pixar project. An exception is young actor Neel Sethis, cast as Mowgli, the plucky wolf-raised “man-cub” whose relationships with wise Bagheera the panther (voiced by Ben Kingsley), villainous Shere Khan the tiger (Idris Elba) and the other jungle “people” provide comedy. Wolfchase Galleria Cinema 8. The Legend of Tarzan (PG13, 109 min.) Memphis’ Craig Brewer coscripted this latest Ape Man adventure. Cineplanet 16 (in 3-D), Collierville Towne 16 (in 3-D), Cordova Cinema (in 3-D), Desoto Cinema 16 (in 3-D), Forest Hill 8, Hollywood 20 Cinema (in 3-D), Majestic, Olive Branch Cinema (in 3-D), Palace Cinema, Paradiso (in 3-D), Ridgeway Cinema Grill, Stage Cinema (in 3-D), Studio on the Square, Summer Quartet Drive-in. Love & Friendship (PG, 92 min.) HHHH An absolute gem from start to finish, Whit Stillman’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s posthumously published novella “Lazy Susan” is a sharp social satire with the effervescent wit, generosity of spirit, economy of gesture and emotional punch that have been Stillman signatures since the writer-director’s first feature, “Metropolitan,” in 1990. (Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee might be the filmmaker’s as well as the late prizefighter’s credo.) Kate Beckinsale is Lazy Susan, an attractive and wily widow who navigates among the estates of 1790s England and the “vile calumnies” of her aristocratic naysayers in pursuit of security (a husband) for herself and her daughter (Morfydd Clark); Chloë Sevigny (as an American expat), Xavier Samuel (as a smitten young heir) and a scene-stealing Tom Bennett (as an amiable “blockhead”) are among the allies, suitors, rivals and onlookers in the estimable supporting ensemble. A more fortunate marriage than any suggested in its narrative, Stillman’s first period piece makes a perfect match of Austen’s timeless comedy and the director’s lapidary mise-en-scène; both artists are revealed as peerless ethnographers who recognize the stratagems of civilized conduct as almost evolutionary adaptations, with dress, language and manner replacing feather, fang and claw. Ridgeway Cinema Grill. Me Before You (PG-13, 110 min.) Call this romance “Hunger Games of Thrones”: It stars Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. Wolfchase Galleria Cinema 8. Miracles from Heaven (PG, 109 min.) Jennifer Garner is a mother whose daughter has a supposedly incurable disease in this faith-based drama. Bartlett 10. Money Monster (R, 98 min.) HH ½ Jodie Foster’s fourth feature as a director combines the mad-as-hell frustration and sense of betrayal that motivated “Network” with the outrage-triggering financial revelations of “The Big Short” for a slick and occasionally surprising hostage drama in which a rough-edged gun-wielding laborer (Jack