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rated, 45 min.) Ex­pe­ri­ence space flight his­tory and the space shut­tle pro­gram. Through Nov. 18, CTI 3D Gi­ant The­ater, Mem­phis Pink Palace Mu­seum, 3050 Cen­tral Ave. Tick­ets: $9 adults (13-59), $8 se­niors (60+), $7 chil­dren (3-12). Call 901-636-2362 for show­times, tick­ets and reser­va­tions. The King and I (Not rated, 133 min.) The TCM “Big Screen Clas­sics” se­ries con­tin­ues with this 1956 Rodgers-and-ham­mer­stein mu­si­cal about a prim Bri­tish school­teacher (Deb­o­rah Kerr) who falls for the king of Siam (Best Ac­tor Os­car-win­ner Yul Bryn­ner). 2 p.m. Sun­day and 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Par­adiso. Tick­ets: $13.50. Visit malco.com. Liv­ing in the Age of Air­planes 2D (Not rated, 45 min.) Ex­pe­ri­ence flight and its im­pact upon com­merce and cul­ture. Through Sept. 11, 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. Mag­i­cal Uni­verse (Not rated, 80 min.) The mu­seum’s “art mati­nee” se­ries con­tin­ues with di­rec­tor Jeremy Work­man’s 10-yearsin-the-mak­ing doc­u­men­tary about the ec­cen­tric Bar­bie doll-based pho­to­graphs and col­lages of Maine her­mit artist Al Car­bee. 1 p.m. Fri­day, Mem­phis Brooks Mu­seum of Art. Tick­ets: $5. Visit brooksmu­seum.org. My Life in China (Not rated, 81 min.) Di­rec­tor Ken­neth Eng and writer Ehren Parks host this screen­ing of their 2014 doc­u­men­tary about the chal­lenges fac­ing Chi­nese im­mi­grants who fled their home­land for Amer­ica. 1:30 p.m. Sat­ur­day, Meet­ing Room C, Ben­jamin L. Hooks Cen­tral Li­brary, 3030 Po­plar. Ad­mis­sion: free. Visit mem­phis­li­brary.org/my-life-in-china. Na­tional Parks Ad­ven­ture 3D (Not rated, 45 min.) Robert Red­ford nar­rates this off-trail trek through the un­tamed wilder­ness of more than 30 na­tional parks. Through Nov. 18, 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. Padding­ton (PG, 95 min.) The out­door “Movie Night at Car­riage Cross­ing” se­ries con­tin­ues. “Pre-movie fun” be­gins at 7 p.m., and the film starts at dusk. Fam­i­lies are en­cour­aged to bring blan­kets and lawn chairs. Fri­day, Cen­tral Park at Car­riage Cross­ing, 4674 Mer­chants Park Cir­cle, Col­lierville. Ad­mis­sion: free. Visit shop­car­riage­cross­ing.com. Pan­de­mo­nium Cin­ema Show­case: See story on Page 12. 4 p.m. Sat­ur­day, Cos­sitt Li­brary, 33 S. Front. Ad­mis­sion: free. The Room (R, 99 min.) Writer-di­rec­tor-pro­duc­er­pock-backed-star Tommy Wiseau’s so-bad-it’s-still-bad 2003 cult abom­i­na­tion re­turns to Mem­phis, but this time in a 35mm print. 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Stu­dio on the Square. Tick­ets: $10. Visit in­diemem­phis.com. Stand­ing in the Shad­ows of Mo­town (PG, 108 min.) In con­junc­tion with the Stax Mu­seum’s “Mo­town Black & White” ex­hibit, the “Soul Cin­ema” se­ries re­turns with the ac­claimed 2002 doc­u­men­tary about the “Funk Broth­ers, the great stu­dio mu­si­cians who played on al­most every clas­sic Mo­town hit. 7 p.m. Mon­day, Stax Mu­seum of Amer­i­can Soul Mu­sic, 926 E. Mclemore. Ad­mis­sion by pay-what-you-can do­na­tion. Visit stax­mu­seum.com. Star Wars: The Force Awak­ens (PG-13, 136 min.) The lat­est “Star Wars” se­quel re­turns to the big (re­ally big) screen. In 2D. 4 p.m. Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, 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. The Tested (Not rated, 106 min.) A po­lice of­fi­cer shoots and kills an un­armed teenager in this drama about race re­la­tions and the con­se­quences of tragedy. 7 p.m. Fri­day, 1 and 7 p.m. Sat­ur­day, 4 p.m. Sun­day, Baobab Film­house, 652 Mar­shall. Tick­ets: $12.50 at the door ($10 for mati­nees), $10 in ad­vance ($8 for mati­nees), $8 for se­niors and stu­dents. Visit baob­a­b­film­house.com. 31 (R, 102 min.) A gang of sadis­tic clowns stalks kid­napped car­ni­val work­ers through a hellish com­pound in the lat­est movie from rock star turned hor­ror au­teur Rob Zom­bie. The event in­cludes a taped Zom­bie Q&A and the pre­miere of a mu­sic video, “The Hideous Ex­hi­bi­tions of a Ded­i­cated Gore Whore.” 7 p.m. Thurs­day, Par­adiso. Tick­ets: $16. Visit malco.com. Wel­come to Mon­ster High (Not rated, 87 min.) Drac­u­laura and her best ghoul­friend Frankie Stein dream of a mon­ster-friendly high school where “every­one is ac­cepted for who they are” in this an­i­mated ad­di­tion to Mat­tel’s hor­ror-themed “fash­ion doll” fran­chise. 10 a.m. Sat­ur­day, Par­adiso. Tick­ets: $13.50 (adult), $11 (child). Visit malco.com. An­gry Birds (PG, 97 min.) Bartlett 10. Bad Moms (R, 101 min.) They’re en­gaged in “comedic self-in­dul­gence,” and they in­clude Mila Ku­nis, Kathryn Hahn and Kris­ten Bell. Cine­planet 16, Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cin­ema, De­soto Cin­ema 16, For­est Hill 8, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cin­ema, Olive Branch Cin­ema, Par­adiso, Stage Cin­ema, Sum­mer Quar­tet Drive-in. Ben-hur (PG-13, 124 min.) Jack Hus­ton es­says the old Charl­ton He­ston role of the prince turned gal­ley slave turned char­iot-racer in an­cient Rome. 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), Stage Cin­ema (in 3-D). The BFG (PG, 117 min.) HHH Work­ing from a 1982 chil­dren’s novel by the late Roald Dahl, di­rec­tor Steven Spiel­berg seems to iden­tify more with the wiz­ened fan­tas­ti­cal out­sider (a sad-faced Big Friendly Gi­ant, por­trayed through mo­tion-cap­ture an­i­ma­tion by Mark Ry­lance) than with the small child (an or­phan, played by Ruby Barn­hill) who be­comes the ini­tial-id’ed ti­tle char­ac­ter’s friend and sav­ior. Bartlett 10. Café So­ci­ety (PG-13, 96 min.) HHH Vit­to­rio Storaro (“Apoc­a­lypse Now”) seems able to trans­mute light into molten gold, and his bur­nished cin­e­matog­ra­phy is among the mul­ti­ple at­trac­tions of writer-di­rec­tor Woody Allen’s 47th (!) the­atri­cal fea­ture, a rue­ful tale about ma­te­rial suc­cess and ro­man­tic com­pro­mise that stars Jesse Eisen­berg as a 1930s Bronx Jew who trav­els to Hol­ly­wood to run er­rands for his pro­ducer un­cle (Steve Carell) and pitch ten­ta­tive woo at the un­cle’s smart, wary sec­re­tary (Kris­ten Ste­wart) be­fore re­turn­ing to New York to run a night­club with his gang­ster brother (Corey Stoll). Ridge­way Cin­ema Grill. 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”), 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 whose cos­tume­with-claws is the cat’s meow; less con­vinc­ingly slung into the melee is Spi­der-man (Tobey Maguire look-alike Tom Hol­land), re­stored to teenage­dom so he can spin off into his own re­booted se­ries. Bartlett 10. Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence (PG-13, 114 min.) Star­ring Kevin Hart and Dwayne John­son. Bartlett 10, Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cin­ema 8. Florence Fos­ter Jenk­ins (PG-13, 110 min.) Meryl Streep in a biopic about a New York heiress with a ter­ri­ble voice who is de­ter­mined to be an opera singer. Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cin­ema, Ridge­way Cin­ema Grill, Stage Cin­ema. Ghost­busters (PG-13, 116 min.) HHH This fe­male-cast re­make of the beloved 1984 hit is an over­due re­buke to the “fan­bro” id­ioc­racy but also a win­ning ex­am­ple of an “event” ac­tion-com­edy, with Kris­ten Wiig, an atyp­i­cally fam­ily-friendly Melissa Mccarthy, a flirty Kate Mck­in­non and Mem­phis­born Les­lie Jones as nextgen­er­a­tion pro­ton-pack­ers. De­soto Cin­ema 16. Hell or High Wa­ter (R, 102 min.) Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Fos­ter in a con­tem­po­rary Western about Texas bank rob­bers. Cor­dova Cin­ema, Ridge­way Cin­ema Grill. Hil­lary’s Amer­ica: The Se­cret His­tory of the

HDemo­cratic Party (PG13, 107 min.) con­ser­va­tive con­spir­acy the­o­rist Di­nesh D’souza fol­lows his 2012 “Obama’s Amer­ica” with its in­evitable se­quel. Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cin­ema 8. Ice Age: Col­li­sion Course (PG, 94 min.) The fifth en­try in an an­i­mated se­ries that seems to have lasted as long as the Pleis­tocene epoch it­self. Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cin­ema 8. In­de­pen­dence Day: Resur­gence (PG-13, 119 min.) ½ Dopey but watch­able, the ac­ci­den­tally prophetic first “In­de­pen­dence Day” of­fered sneak at­tack from the sky. 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. 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 and a will­ful dis­re­gard for physics — and nar­ra­tive co­her­ence Bartlett 10. Ja­son Bourne (PG-13, 121 min.) Re­united with di­rec­tor Paul Green­grass, Matt Da­mon again acts the role of Amer­ica’s fa­vorite am­ne­siac ex-as­sas­sin. 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 Jun­gle Book (PG, 105 min.) HHH ½ Du­bi­ously de­scribed by most re­view­ers as a “live-ac­tion” adap­ta­tion of Rud­yard Ki­pling’s late-vic­to­rian story, this ex­tremely en­ter­tain­ing and some­times mov­ing Dis­ney episodic ad­ven­ture fea­tures re­mark­ably re­al­is­tic an­i­mals, trop­i­cal fo­liage and ex­otic Asian land­scapes. Bartlett 10. Kubo and the Two Strings (PG, 101 min.) Laika En­ter­tain­ment (“Co­ra­line”) cre­ated this stop-mo­tion an­i­mated fan­tasy about a boy on the run from gods and mon­sters in an­cient Ja­pan. Cine­planet 16, 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), Stage Cin­ema (in 3-D). The Leg­end of Tarzan (PG-13, 109 min.) HHH The first ma­jor live-ac­tion Tarzan movie in three decades re­habs the prob­lem­atic and omits 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 se­duc­tive “no­ble sav­age” fan­tasy of a new cen­tury-old Western pop myth that of­fers end­less, thorny av­enues for sex­ual, racial, po­lit­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal anal­y­sis. Bartlett 10, Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cin­ema 8. Lights Out (PG-13, 81 min.) A hor­ror movie that says we re­ally should be afraid of the dark. Cine­planet 16, Cor­dova Cin­ema, De­soto Cin­ema 16, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cin­ema, Ma­jes­tic, Palace Cin­ema, Par­adiso, Sum­mer Quar­tet Drive-in, Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cin­ema 8. Mo­henjo Daro (Not rated, 155 min.) A Hindi-lan­guage epic set in 2016 B.C. Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cin­ema 8. Nerve (PG-13, 96 min.) Emma Roberts and Dave Franco par­tic­i­pate in a mo­bile on­line game even more dan­ger­ous than “Poke­mon Go.” Cine­planet 16, Col­lierville Towne 16, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cin­ema, Olive Branch Cin­ema, Stage Cin­ema. Nine Lives (PG, 87 min.) Self­cen­tered busi­ness exec Kevin Spacey learns to be a bet­ter fa­ther when he mag­i­cally is trans­ported into the body of the fam­ily cat. Col­lierville Towne 16, De­soto Cin­ema 16, Olive Branch Cin­ema, Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cin­ema 8. Now You See Me 2 (PG13, 129 min.) HH More larce­nous leg­erde­main with the celebrity il­lu­sion­ists, card­sharps, 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). Bartlett 10. Pete’s Dragon (PG, 82 min.) An or­phaned boy (Oakes Be­g­ley) be­friends a dragon named El­liott in this live­ac­tion Dis­ney film. Robert Red­ford and Bryce Dal­las Howard co-star. Cine­planet 16 (in 3-D), Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cin­ema, De­soto Cin­ema 16, For­est Hill 8, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cin­ema, Olive Branch Cin­ema, Palace Cin­ema, Par­adiso,

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