The following movies are showing at first-run theaters Regal Jewel 16 (RJ16), AMC Classic Galaxy 16 (CG16) and the Waco Hippodrome (WH). Letter grades for movies are from advance reviews; an NR means a movie was not reviewed.
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C HOME AGAIN Vapid, shallow and sappy romantic comedy about an adult daughter temporarily moving home wastes the talents of Reese Witherspoon and Candice Bergen. Rated PG-13. Thematic and sexual material. 1 hour, 36 minutes. RJ16, CG16.
B IT Young cast, general creepiness carries latest adaptation of Stephen King horror novel about a demonic killer clown through an otherwise disjointed plot. Rated R. Rated R. Profanity, bloody images, violence and horror. 2 hours, 15 minutes. 2 hours, 15 minutes. CG16, RJ16, WH.
NR TRUE TO THE GAME Adaptation of the Teri Woods novel about an ambitious drug dealer forced to choose between love or money. Rated R. Frequent profanity, sexuality, nudity, drug content, violence. 1 hour, 50 minutes. CG16.
B ALL SAINTS Low-key storytelling proves emotionally effective in a story about a pastor (John Corbett) persuaded from closing a small church by Burmese refugees. Rated PG. Thematic elements. 1 hour, 49 minutes. CG16.
B ANNABELLE: CREATION Effectively creepy and scary thriller about a possessed doll terrorizing a house of orphans, a sequel better than its original. Rated R. Violence and terror. 1 hour, 49 minutes. CG16, RJ16.
D BIRTH OF THE DRAGON Cheap, sloppy look at a young Bruce Lee taking on a seasoned kung fu master in a match. Rated PG-13. Profanity, thematic elements, martial arts violence. 1 hour, 35 minutes. CG16.
C THE DARK TOWER Uneven film adaptation of the apocalyptic Stephen King novels that pit The Gunslinger (Idris Elba) against the Man In Black (Matthew McConaughey) in a genre-blending good vs. evil battle, saved only partially by its actors. Rated PG-13. Thematic material including sequences of gun violence and action. 1 hour, 30 minutes. RJ16, CG16
C DESPICABLE ME 3 Latest “Despicable Me” installment finds a brother for Gru and a new villain the ex-villain can oppose, but the original story and premise seem to be losing sparkle, freshness and a certain degree of Minion-ness. Rated PG. Rude humor, some action. 1 hour, 30 minutes. RJ16.
A DUNKIRK Christopher Nolan’s stunning, immersive film about the 1940 evacuation of British troops from the beaches of Dunkirk, France, drops the viewer into a gripping story with land, air and sea dimensions. Rated PG-13. Some profanity, intense war experience. 1 hour, 47 minutes. CG16, RJ16.
D THE EMOJI MOVIE A smartphone’s multiple-expression emoji seeking to fit in discovers a danger that threatens to delete the emojis’ world. Rated PG. Rude humor. 1 hour, 31 minutes. RJ16, CG16.
A GIRLS TRIP Tiffany Haddish steals the scenery from co-stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith as four college friends reunite for a ribald New Orleans weekend. Rated R. Frequent profanity, crude and sexual content, brief graphic nudity, drug material. 2 hours, 2 minutes. RJ16.
B THE GLASS CASTLE Compelling adaptation of the Jeannette Walls memoir on how familial love survives despite dysfunctional parenting, with strong acting from Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson. Rated PG-13. Some profanity, mature content including family dysfunction, smoking. 2 hours, 7 minutes. RJ16.
B THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD Standard buddy-action/comedy that wins thanks to Samuel Jackson as a key court witness and Ryan Reynolds as his protector against international assassins, plus lots of action. Rated R. Frequent profanity, strong violence. 1 hour, 51 minutes. CG16, RJ16.
C+ KIDNAP Bare-bones but effective thriller in which a relentless, van-driving mom (Halle Berry) pursues her son’s kidnappers. Rated R. Violence and peril. 1 hour, 29 minutes. RJ16.
C LEAP! Lazy, stylistically jumbled animated film about an orphan girl in the late 1880s who gets a chance at dancing with the Paris Opera Ballet. Rated PG. Impolite humor, action. 1 hour, 29 minutes. RJ16, CG16.
B- LOGAN LUCKY Director Steven Soderbergh returns with a likable heist movie (a NASCAR race the target) if sometimes too familiar and occasionally thin. Rated PG-13. Profanity, some crude comments. 1 hour, 59 minutes. CG16, RJ16.
NR MARVEL’S INHUMANS First chapter of the upcoming Marvel television series about the reunification of the Inhumans after a military coup. Not rated. 1 hour, 21 minutes. CG16.
B SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Fun, smart reboot of Spider-Man films with a hero (Tom Holland) and cast closer to their teens and more energetic, unpredictable and likable for it. Rated PG-13. Some profanity, brief suggestive comments, sci-fi action violence. 2 hours, 13 minutes. RJ16, CG16.
A WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Riveting and moving epic that adds a surprising degree of characterization as rebel leader Caesar (Andy Serkis) leads an attack on the human army commander (Woody Harrelson) pursuing his followers. Rated PG-13. Thematic elements, some disturbing images, sequences of sci-fi violence and action. 2 hours, 20 minutes. RJ16.