The following movies are showing at first-run theaters Regal Jewel 16 (RJ16), Starplex Galaxy 16 (SG16) 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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NR THE CIRCLE Emma Watson finds unexpected complications when, at the urging of social media mogul Tom Hanks, she tries to live totally observed on the Internet. Rated PG-13. Brief strong profanity, a sexual situation, thematic elements including drug use. RJ16, SG16.
NR HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER A gigolo (Eugenio Derbez) forced to live with his sister and her young son tries to find a new patron. Rated PG-13. Crude humor, sexual references and gestures, brief nudity. 1 hour, 55 minutes. SG16.
B+ THE LOST CITY OF Z Engrossing adventure about a British explorer (Charlie Hunnam) who becomes consumed with his quest to find a vanished civilization in the Amazon jungle. Rated PG-13. Brief strong profanity, some nudity, disturbing images, violence. 2 hours, 20 minutes. SG16.
B BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Rich visuals and capable acting highlight an expanded, live-action version of the classic 1991 Disney animated feature. Rated PG. Frightening images, some action violence. 2 hours, 9 minutes. RJ16, SG16.
B BORN IN CHINA Disneynature Chinese-based documentary. Rated G. Non-graphic scenes of animals fighting. 1 hour, 19 minutes. SG16.
B THE BOSS BABY Credible sibling relationship/rivalry between a seven-year-old (Miles Bakshi) and a management baby (Alec Baldwin) sent from heaven proves the key in this family animation. Rated PG. Mild rude humor. 1 hour, 37 minutes. RJ16, SG16.
C+ THE CASE FOR CHRIST Journalist Lee Strobel, now a Houston Baptist University professor, tells of how his investigation of Christianity turned him to personal belief. Rated PG.Thematic elements including a medical description of crucifixion, incidental smoking. 1 hour, 52 minutes. RJ16, SG16.
C+ THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS Latest in the “Fast and Furious” series. 2 hours, 16 minutes. SG16, RJ16, WH.
B GET OUT Jordan Peele (“Key and Peele”) shifts from comedy to horror with telling effect with a young black man finding something sinister in a weekend visit to his white girlfriend’s family. Rated R. Profanity including sexual references, bloody images, violence. 1 hour, 43 minutes. RJ16, SG16.
C GIFTED Flat, disappointingly contrived drama about a custody fight between mother (Lindsay Duncan) and son (Chris Evans) over the brilliant niece (Mckenna Grace) that he’s been raising. Rated PG-13. Profanity, some suggestive material, thematic elements. RJ16.
C+ GOING IN STYLE Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine make enjoyable watching in an otherwise routine tale of a senior trio attempting a bank robbery. Rated PG-13. Profanity, some suggestive material, drug reference. 1 hour, 36 minutes. SG16, RJ16.
C+ KONG: SKULL ISLAND New King Kong installment moves action to 1973 with the Vietnam War as backdrop. 1 hour, 58 minutes. SG16.
C LIFE Astronauts to Mars bring back mutating lethal life form in “Alien”-like story that’s more tense than terrifying. Rated R. Profanity, some sexuality, nudity. 1 hour, 43 minutes. RJ16, SG16.
NR PHOENIX FORGOTTEN Teens investigating mysterious lights over Phoenix, Arizona, disappear after going into the desert. Rated PG-13. Some profanity, terror and peril. 1 hour, 27 minutes. RJ16, SG16.
C- POWER RANGERS Uneven film adaptation of the cheesy Japanese action series starring superpowered teens loses steam when it can’t decide whether to go serious or campy and tries both. Rated PG-13. Profanity, some crude humor, sci-fi violence and action. 2 hours, 4 minutes. RJ16.
C THE PROMISE A romantic triangle set amid the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century draws attention to it, but fails to live up to its ambitious scale. Rated PG-13. Some sexuality, thematic material including war atrocities, disturbing images, violence. 2 hours, 14 minutes. SG16, RJ16.
C- THE SHACK Adaptation of William Paul Young’s best-selling novel. 2 hours, 12 minutes. RJ16.
D SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE Undiscriminating children will go for this brightly colored, forgettable story of Smurfette’s search for identity. Rated PG. Rude humor, mild action. 1 hour, 30 minutes. SG16, RJ16.
C UNFORGETTABLE Pretty forgettable drama with Katherine Heigl as a vengeful ex-wife out to drive her former husband’s fiancee (Rosario Dawson) crazy. Rated R. Strong profanity, sexual situations, brief partial nudity, violence. 1 hour, 40 minutes. SG16, RJ16.
MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN Friday-Sunday. WH.
THE OUTSIDERS 3:35 p.m. Saturday. WH.
TED 2017 HIGHLIGHTS Recap of the weeklong TED Conference in Vancouver, B.C., created to stimulate ideas in technology, education and design. 3 p.m. Sunday. RJ16.
JAWS Monday-Wednesday. WH.
JONAH: ON STAGE! Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s Sight & Sound Theatre production of the Biblical story of Jonah. 7 p.m. Tuesday. 1 hour, 50 minutes. RJ16.
AMERICAN WRESTLER: THE WIZARD An outsider to a small town tries to earn acceptance through his school’s wrestling team. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. SG16.
I AM HEATH LEDGER Documentary on the life of actor Heath Ledger with interviews with his family and friends. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. RJ16.
TOY STORY Classic 1995 animated feature. Screened at dusk Thursday at the Magnolia Market at the Silos.