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(G, 99 min.) Ker­mit, Miss Piggy and the other Mup­pets have their tim­bers shiv­ered by Long John Sil­ver (Tim Curry) in this pup­pe­tized Robert Louis Stevenson adap­ta­tion. Doors open at 1 p.m. so kids of all ages can take part in pup­pet-mak­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in the lobby. 2 p.m. Fri­day, the Hal­lo­ran Cen­tre at the Or­pheum, 203 S. Main. Tick­ets: $8 (adults), $6 (12 and un­der). Visit or­pheum­mem­phis.com, or call 901-525-3000. Na­tional Parks Ad­ven­ture 3D (Not rated, 45 min.) Robert Red­ford nar­rates this ul­ti­mate off-trail ad­ven­ture into the na­tion’s great out­doors and un­tamed wilder­ness. Through Aug. 6, CTI 3D Gi­ant The­ater, Mem­phis Pink Palace Mu­seum, 3050 Cen­tral Ave. Tick­ets: $9 adult (13-59), $8 se­niors (60+), $7 chil­dren (3-12). Call 901-636-2362 for show­times, tick­ets and reser­va­tions. North by North­west (Not rated, 136 min.) Cary Grant

is an ad exec on the run in Al­fred Hitch­cock’s sparkling master­piece of sus­pense, ac­tion, com­edy and ro­mance, high­lighted by a fa­mous “crop duster” se­quence (the in­spi­ra­tion for a pre-movie pa­per air­plane ac­tiv­ity sched­uled for the Hal­lo­ran lobby). Doors open at 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Fri­day, the Hal­lo­ran Cen­tre at the Or­pheum, 203 S. Main. Tick­ets: $8 (adults), $6 (12 and un­der). Visit or­pheum-mem­phis. com, or call 901-525-3000. On Lo­ca­tion: Mem­phis Shorts Fes­ti­val — Doc­u­men­tary (Not rated, 60 min.) Hosted by the On Lo­ca­tion: Mem­phis In­ter­na­tional Film & Mu­sic Fest, this pro­gram of in­ter­na­tional non­fic­tion shorts in­cludes the made-in­Ger­man­town “Some­thing to Be­lieve In,” about a teenage girl who be­friends a Haitian child. Singer-song­writer Drew Erin and soul vo­cal­ist Miss Joyce will per­form af­ter the screen­ing. 7 p.m. Tues­day, Hard Rock Cafe Mem­phis,

126 Beale. Ad­mis­sion: free. Visit on­lo­ca­tion­mem­phis.org. Shrek (PG, 90 min.) An un­jolly green ogre (voiced by Mike My­ers) agrees to res­cue a princess in this Dream­works an­i­mated hit. 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. 10 Things I Hate About You (PG-13, 97 min.) Ju­lia Stiles, Joseph Gor­don-levitt and the late Heath Ledger head the cast of this 1999 “The Tam­ing of the Shrew” up­date about new kids and mean girls in high school. Doors open at 6 p.m., and at­ten­dees are in­vited to don 1990s at­tire to par­tic­i­pate in a pre-movie “90s prom” in the lobby. 7 p.m. Thurs­day, the Hal­lo­ran Cen­tre at the Or­pheum, 203 S. Main. Tick­ets: $8 (adults), $6 (12 and un­der). Visit or­pheum-mem­phis.com, or call 901-525-3000. Time Warp Drive-in: Re­turn of the Burn: An all-night

pro­gram of tripped-out fa­vorites, in­clud­ing “Fear and Loathing in Las Ve­gas” (1998), “Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie” (1980), “Half Baked” (1998), “I Drink Your Blood” (1970). Movies start at dusk. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sum­mer Quar­tet DriveIn. Ad­mis­sion: $10. Visit face­book.com/ time­warp­drivein. Turbo (PG, 96 min.) The Malco “Kids Sum­mer Film Fest” con­tin­ues with this com­put­eran­i­mated com­edy-ad­ven­ture about a gar­den snail (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) who dreams of win­ning the In­di­anapo­lis 500. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds goes to ben­e­fit chil­dren’s hos­pi­tals in Mem­phis, New Or­leans, Mis­sis­sippi, Arkansas and Ken­tucky. 10 a.m. Tues­day and Wed­nes­day, Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cinema, De­soto Cinema 16, Olive Branch Cinema, Par­adiso, Stage Cinema. Ad­mis­sion: $2. Visit malco.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 “ChiRaq,” this fourth film in the “Bar­ber­shop” se­ries — di­rected by Spike’s cousin, Mal­colm D. Lee — also is a re­sponse to the mur­der epi­demic plagu­ing in­nercity Chicago, but it’s more hope­ful than mourn­ful: This is the South Side with a touch of May­berry, a place where gun­shots echo with less power than the “Have a blessed day” salu­ta­tion that opens the film. A show­case for Ice Cube’s Ev­ery­man ap­peal, Cedric the En­ter­tainer’s old-school wise­cracks, Nicki Mi­naj’s cal­lipy­gian grandeur and the other at­tributes of its large en­sem­ble, the movie is filled with comic and se­ri­ous de­bate about street vi­o­lence, racial stereo­typ­ing, sex­ual dou­ble stan­dards, Barack Obama’s legacy and other po­tent top­ics, but the ar­gu­ments aren’t frac­tious; rather, they’re in­tended to cel­e­brate a tightknit and vi­brant com­mu­nity and cul­ture, and to func­tion as the very fab­ric of a film that wants to be as re­as­sur­ing as a Bill Cosby knit sweater in the pre-sex scan­dal era. (And yes, Cosby is a tar­get of the film’s jibes, along with Oprah, Kanye, Bey­oncé, Al Sharp­ton and — less pre­dictably — “in­sta­gram ho’s.”) 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. . Bartlett 10. The BFG (PG, 117 min.) Melissa Mccarthy as a celebrity ty­coon in need of a PR fix. Cine­planet 16, Col­lierville Towne 16 (in Sa­muel L. Jack­son, Mar­got Rob­bie and Alexan­der Skars­gard star in “The Le­gend of Tarzan,” di­rected by David Yates.

3-D), Cor­dova Cinema, De­soto Cinema 16, For­est Hill 8, Olive Branch Cinema, Par­adiso, Stage Cinema. 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 Like guest star Ant-man (Paul Rudd) in his new Gi­ant-man iden­tity, 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 — crowded with at least a dozen he­roes — 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”). Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cinema 8. Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence (PG-13, 114 min.) Star­ring Kevin Hart and Dwayne John­son. Cine­planet 16, Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cinema, De­soto Cinema 16, For­est Hill 8, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cinema, 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 work­ing­class mother (Frances O’con­nor) and her chil­dren — sleep­walk­ing 11-year-old Janet (Madi­son Wolfe), in par­tic­u­lar. More earnest than the usual cru­ci­fix-bran­dish­ing de­mon drama, the movie al­ter­nates corn­ball sen­ti­ment and hack­neyed ed­i­to­rial choices (a blast of “London Call­ing” ac­com­pa­nies the first shot of England) with clever and as­sured if some­times blunt scare tac­tics. 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, 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, Par­adiso, Stage Cinema, Stu­dio on the Square. Free State of Jones (R, 139 min.) Matthew Mcconaughey

Hin 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, De­soto Cinema 16, Par­adiso. 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 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 oneworld-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 — and nar­ra­tive co­her­ence — that would em­bar­rass Wile E. Coy­ote (watch a kvetch­ing Judd Hirsch use a boat and then a bus to out­race tidal waves and ex­trater­res­tri­als). 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, Ma­jes­tic, Olive Branch Cinema, Par­adiso, Sum­mer Quar­tet Drive-in, Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cinema 8. The In­fil­tra­tor (R, 127 min.) Un­der­cover de­tec­tive Bryan Cranston in­fil­trates the Es­co­bar drug em­pire. Cine­planet 16, Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cinema, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cinema, Ridge­way Cinema Grill. 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 ex­tremely en­ter­tain­ing and some­times mov­ing Dis­ney episodic ad­ven­ture was “Pro­duced in Down­town Los An­ge­les,” as a con­clud­ing credit that is part brag and part con­fes­sion re­ports: For the most part, the movie’s re­mark­ably re­al­is­tic an­i­mals, trop­i­cal fo­liage and ex­otic Asian land­scapes are as much the prod­ucts of dig­i­tal an­i­ma­tion as the el­e­ments in a Pixar project. . Bartlett 10, Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cinema 8. The Le­gend of Tarzan (PG13, 109 min.) HHH Di­rected by “Harry Pot­ter” vet­eran David Yates and scripted by Adam Cozad and Mem­phis’ Craig Brewer, the first ma­jor live­ac­tion Tarzan movie in three decades can­nily re­habs the prob­lem­atic and elides the in­de­fen­si­ble as­pects of Edgar Rice Bur­roughs’ story about a white baby raised by apes who proves to be the nat­u­ral lord of both jun­gle an­i­mals and black-skinned Africans; at the same time, the film em­braces the ir­re­sistible fan­tasy of a now cen­tury-old pop­u­lar myth that — as with “Moby Dick,” “Franken­stein” and “King Kong” — of­fers end­less, thorny av­enues of sex­ual, racial, po­lit­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal analysis. Cine­planet 16 (in 3-D), Col­lierville Towne 16 (in 3-D), Cor­dova Cinema, De­soto Cinema 16, For­est Hill 8, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cinema (in 3-D), Ma­jes­tic, Olive Branch Cinema, Palace Cinema, Par­adiso, Ridge­way Cinema Grill, Stage Cinema, 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. Mike and Dave Need Wed­ding Dates (R, 98 min.) A com­edy in which the girls (Anna Ken­drick, Aubrey Plaza) are as raunchy as the guys (Zac Efron, Adame Devine). 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

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