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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

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