Movies in theaters, 5/19/17


OPENING FRIDAY

“Alien: Covenant”

Grade: C+. Review page 22

“Chuck”

Grade: C+. Review page 25

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul”

Grade: D. Review page 23

“Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent”

Grade: C. Review page 26

“The Lovers”

Grade: B. Review page 24

NOT REVIEWED

“Everything, Everything.” PG-13. 96 minutes. A teenager allergic to everything, and thus restricted to a sheltered life in her home, falls for the boy who moves in next door. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. City Lights. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

NOW PLAYING

“Baahubali 2.” NR. 167 minutes. A historical action-drama-fantasy from South India that is the sequel to 2015’s “Baahubali: The Beginning.” Lake Creek. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown.

“Beauty and the Beast.” C+. PG. 129 minutes. Emma Watson stars in this live action retelling of Disney’s classic tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love. Alamo Slaughter. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Flix. Gateway. Hill Country. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark.

“Born in China.” B-. G. 76 minutes. John Krasinski narrates this remarkable look at the wildlife in China. Gateway. Hill Country.

“The Boss Baby.” C. PG. 97 minutes. A seven-year-old has his world turned upside down by the arrival of his new little brother. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. 3D: Metropolitan.

“The Circle.” B+. PG-13. 110 minutes. After joining the staff of the world’s largest tech and social media company, Mae (Emma Watson) takes part in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy and ethics. City Lights. Flix. Hill Country. Moviehouse.

“Colossal.” B+. R. 110 minutes. After watching news reports about a gigantic monster wreaking havoc in Seoul, South Korea, Gloria starts to realize she is somehow connected to this far-away fright. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South.

“The Dinner.” B. R. 120 minutes. Based on Herman Koch’s bestselling book, the dark psychological thriller centers on a passionate argument between two couples at a fancy restaurant. Arbor.

“A Dog’s Purpose.” C-. PG. 120 minutes. A reincarnated canine continually reunites with its original owner over a span of five decades. Movies 8.

“The Fate of the Furious.” C. PG-13. 136 minutes. The Fast and Furious crew seems to have finally gotten a normal life, until a mysterious woman makes Dom betray them, unleashing chaos that must be stopped. Barton Creek. City Lights. Evo. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown.

“Get Out.”A-. R. 103 minutes. In this horror film with a serious message, a young man discovers a dark secret upon meeting his girlfriend’s parents for the first time. Gateway. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Ghost in the Shell.” PG-13. 106 minutes. Scarlett Johansson plays a human cyber-enhanced after a crash to be a perfect soldier tasked with stopping criminals. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Gifted.” C+. PG-13. 101 minutes. Frank Adler, played by Chris Evans, is a single man raising a child prodigy with considerable math skills. Although he wants to give her a normal school life, his plans fall through when his mother gets wind of her talents. Evo.

“Going in Style.” PG-13. 96 minutes. Three senior citizens set out to rob a bank in this caper comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. City Lights.

“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.” B-. PG-13. 136 minutes. The sequel finds Peter Quill uncovering the mystery of his parentage with the help of his ragtag team. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Ritz. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown. Westgate. IMAX: Gateway.

“How to Be a Latin Lover.” PG-13. 115 minutes. After making a career of seducing rich older women, Maximo gets the surprise of his life when his wealthy wife more than twice his age dumps him, forcing him to move in with his estranged sister. Barton Creek. Evo. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown.

“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” C-. PG-13. 126 minutes. This retelling of the King Arthur legend has the humbly living Arthur coming to grips with who he really is once he pulls the sword from the stone. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock, Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate. 3D: Barton Creek. Cedar Park. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Tinseltown. Stone Hill. Westgate.

“Kong: Skull Island.” B-. PG-13. 120 minutes. This revival of a familar story centers on the origins of King Kong. Lake Creek. Movies 8. 3D: Movies 8.

“The Lego Batman Movie.” B+. PG. 104 minutes. With the irreverence of “The Lego Movie,” the self-described leading man of that ensemble stars in his own big-screen show. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Life.” C-. R. 103 minutes. A team of scientists at the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that threatens the crew and all life on Earth. Movies 8.

“Logan.” B+. R. 137 minutes. The satisfying conclusion to Wolverine’s storyline has the mutant caring for an ailing Professor X at a hideout on the Mexican border when a young mutant arrives and upends his attempt to disappear from the world. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“The Lost City of Z.” B+. PG-13. 140 minutes. British explorer Percy Fawcett journeyed into the Amazon at the turn of the 20th century and finds proof of a previously unknown advanced civilization that may have once lived there. Arbor. Violet Crown.

“Lowriders.” C+. PG-13. 99 minutes. A teenage graffiti artists paints murals on the hoods of lowrider cars for an upcoming competition. Alamo Lakeline. Galaxy. Gateway. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Westgate.

“Norman.” B. R. 118 minutes. A financial schemer winds up in the midst of an international scandal. Arbor. Hill Country. Violet Crown.

“A Quiet Passion.” A. PG-13. 125 minutes. Cynthia Nixon plays the poet Emily Dickinson, exemplifying her wit and intellectual independence. Arbor.

“Power Rangers.” C+. PG-13. 124 minutes. A group of five teenagers use their unique superpowers to save the world from an evil witch. Lake Creek. Movies 8.

“Risk.” NR. 84 minutes. When filmmaker Laura Poitras gains unprecedented access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his team for six years, she finds herself confronting their motives and contradictions. Alamo South.

“Snatched.” D. R. 90 minutes. After getting dumped on the eve of the exotic vacation she was to take with her boyfriend, Emily (played by Amy Schumer) urges her cautious mom (Goldie Hawn) to go with her instead. Alamo Lakeline. Alamo Mueller. Alamo Slaughter. Alamo South. Alamo Village. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Evo. Flix. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Moviehouse. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill. Tinseltown. Westgate.

“Their Finest.” A-. R. 117 minutes. Set in Britain during the early days of World War II, the film tells the story of Catrin Cole, who is recruited to write women’s dialogue for a propaganda film. Arbor.

“Unforgettable.” R. 100 minutes. Tessa, played by Katherine Heigl, becomes increasingly unstable after meeting her ex-husband’s new fiancée, played by Rosario Dawson. Movies 8.

“The Wall.” R. 81 minutes. When two soldiers are pinned down by an Iraqi soldier, with nothing but a crumbling wall separating them, their fight becomes as battle of wills and deadly accurate marksmanship. Barton Creek. Gateway. Hill Country.

“Your Name.” PG. 106 minutes. Two high school students find themselves linked in a strange way in this animated film from Japan. Alamo South.

“The Zookeeper’s Wife.” B. PG-13. 125 minutes. The true story of a husband and wife in Nazi-occupied Poland who used their positions at the Warsaw Zoo to shepherd Jews out of the country. Arbor.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

“The Watermelon Woman.” The Contemporary Austin is launching a new film series in conjunction with the sculpture “With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress)” by Jim Hodges, installed across the museum’s downtown roofline in 2016. The first set of films covers LGBTQ themes, and in this documentary, a young black lesbian works at a video store while trying to make a film about an obscure 1930s black actress. 7:30 p.m. doors Thursday. $5-$10 suggested donation. The Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. thecontemporaryaustin.org.



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