O’connell) invades the New York studio of the preening TV finance guru (George Clooney) whose bad advice caused the young man to lose his life’s savings. Timely yet conservative (in terms of its swank professionalism and ticktock editorial rhythms), the film condemns the bigmoney investor and cable news cultures, treats the working class as expendable and ultimately offers forgiveness and redemption to the privileged celebrity rank to which Foster belongs. It’s implausible yet not impersonal, in part because of the presence of Julia Roberts as the TV program’s director, who — like Foster — works to manage the action, continually offering advice to her star (Clooney) through the hidden receiver in his ear. Bartlett 10. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (PG-13, 94 min.) Nia Vardalos and John Corbett are back after 14 years for “an even bigger and Greeker wedding.” Bartlett 10. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (R, 92 min.) Chubby dad Seth Rogen enlists cut frat nemesis Zac Efron to combat a partyhearty sorority. Bartlett 10. The Nice Guys (R, 116 min.) HHH ½ Set in 1977, writer-director Shane Black’s wiseacre private-eye buddy comedy-adventure opens behind the crumbling, as yetunrestored Hollywoood sign; the camera then descends into the “cesspool” of Los Angeles, where the violent death of a porn star is a piece in a puzzle that pulls reluctant allies and lovable loser-heroes Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) into a corporate/ political conspiracy. Healy is a burly, no-nonsense enforcer, while March is a struggling self-employed gumshoe wiht a precocious tagalong daughter; the 13-year-old is played by the wonderful Angourie Rice, who steals the show even after Gosling busts out his Lou Costello imitation. The film is violent, clever, implausible and fun from start to finish, with intoxicating period production design, and a welcome slapstick approach to mayhem. Bartlett 10. Now You See Me 2 (PG13, 129 min.) HH More larcenous legerdemain with the celebrity illusionists, card sharps, mesmerists and prestidigitators known as “The Four Horsemen,” who this time are recruited by a vengeful tech prodigy (Daniel Radcliffe) to pilfer the privacy-erasing software of a corrupt capitalist (Ben Lamb, a real-life poker professional). “Step Up” sequel specialist Jon M. Chu replaces Louis Leterrier as director and Lizzy Caplan replaces Isla Fisher as what the script calls “the girl Horseman,” but the cinematic sleight of hand is the same: The antic pace, the byplay among the magicians — returning cast members include Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman — and the blithe disinterest in plausibility almost distract us from the shameless absurdity of the plotting and the pointlessness of depicting stage magic via a medium built on trickery. Unfortunately, no amount of misdirection can cover up the annoyance of Harrelson’s mugging in a secondary role as his magician character’s goofball twin brother. Collierville Towne 16, Cordova Cinema, Desoto Cinema 16, Hollywood 20 Cinema, Paradiso, Wolfchase Galleria Cinema 8. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (R, 86 min.) Andy Samberg is a Bieber-esque former boy band member. Bartlett 10. The Purge: Election Year (R, 105 min.) “Make America Great Again” is this horror sequel’s sardonic tag line. Cineplanet 16, Collierville Towne 16, Cordova Cinema, Desoto Cinema 16, Forest Hill 8, Hollywood 20 Cinema, Majestic, Olive Branch Cinema, Palace Cinema, Paradiso, Stage Cinema, Studio on the Square, Summer Quartet Drive-in. The Shallows (PG-13, 87 min.) Blake Lively vs. a shark. Collierville Towne 16, Cordova Cinema, Desoto Cinema 16, Hollywood 20 Cinema, Majestic, Olive Branch Cinema, Paradiso, Stage Cinema. Swiss Army Man ( R, 95 min.) Paul Dano is a desperate marooned man and Daniel Radcliffe is a flatulent corpse in this weirdo redux of “Robinson Crusoe.” Cordova Cinema, Ridgeway Cinema Grill. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (PG-13, 112 min.) A hard-shell sequel. Cineplanet 16, Hollywood 20 Cinema, Wolfchase Galleria Cinema 8. X-men: Apocalypse (PG-13, 144 min.) HHH Set in 1983, the sixth Marvel Comics “X-men” movie (excluding “Wolverine” and “Deadpool” spin offs) casts Oscar Isaac — buried beneath rune-etched prosthetics and Pharaonic “Starlight Express” costumery — as a resurrected Ur-mutant who recruits Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and three other superpowered “horsemen of the apocalypse” in a plan to destroy and remake the world; opposing this scheme are Professor X (James Mcavoy), shape-shifting Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), bluefurred genius Beast (Nicholas Hoult) and other “gifted” students and instructors from Xavier’s school. Somehow, director Bryan Singer — who has helmed all but No. 3 of the 6 (the third is “always the worst,” a mutant observes after attending “Return of the Jedi”) — keeps the action clean and the characters coherent, even as Simon Kinberg’s crowded script introduces younger versions of several franchise stalwarts, including eyebeam-blasting Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), weather-warping Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and telepathic Jean Grey (Sophie Turner). Unlike many of his competitors, Singer finds grace notes amid the noise and chaos, as when Xavier’s exploding mansion is freeze-framed in time so we can watch the impossibly fast Quicksilver (Evan Peters) almost nonchalantly pluck innocents from the path of destruction in the nanoseconds before injury or death. Collierville Towne 16, Wolfchase Galleria Cinema 8. Zootopia (PG, 108 min.) HHH ½ Believe it: Disney’s latest digitally animated feature is a contra-trumpian, raceconscious, political-conspiracy neo-noir in the guise of a talking-animal cartoon. For kids, it’s an alternately cuddly and exuberant underdog storymeets-buddy comedy, as eager young Judy Hopps (voiced by Memphis’ Ginnifer Goodwin) works her fluffy tail off to prove her worth as Zootopia’s first bunny cop while navigating an uneasy alliance with a sly pettycriminal fox (Jason Bateman; for adults, it’s a torn-fromthe-headlines compendium of controversies, from ethnic profiling to community mistrust of police to inner-city drug conspiracies. Bartlett 10.