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 ATOMIC BLONDE Late Cold War-era spy movie heavy on action and violence, less on scheming, with Charlize Theron as a cold-blooded spy who fights back. Rated R. Frequent profanity, some sexuality, nudity, strong violence. 1 hour, 54 minutes. CG16, RJ16.
NR 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, WH.
B+ BABY DRIVER Stylish, adrenaline-fueled action film about a getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) facing a chance to go straight. Rated R. Frequent profanity, violence. 1 hour, 53 minutes. CG16, RJ16.
A THE BIG SICK Sweet and funny romantic comedy about Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his balancing acts with his Muslim parents and his white, non-Muslim girlfriend’s when a hospitalization puts her into a coma. Rated R. Profanity including sexual references. 2 hours. CG16, RJ16.
C+ CARS 3 Mild improvement over “Cars 2” finds Lightning McQueen on the rebound trained by a female racecar. Rated G. Suitable for general audiences. 1 hour, 49 minutes. 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, CG16.
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.
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. CG16, RJ16.
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.
C VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS Eye-popping, fantastic visuals of an exotic, alien world get deflated by a lackluster script, clunky dialogue and thin characters. Rated PG-13. Brief profanity, suggestive material, sci-fi action and violence. 2 hours, 17 minutes. RJ16, CG16, WH.
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. CG16, RJ16.
C- WISH UPON A high school student who finds a music box that mysteriously grants her wishes has a lethal side. Rated PG-13. Profanity, thematic elements, violent and disturbing images. 1 hour, 30 minutes. RJ16, CG16.
A WONDER WOMAN Gal Gadot shines as the title character in a superhero movie that doesn’t stray from telling an entertaining story first and foremost. Rated PG-13. Some suggestive content, sequences of action and violence. RJ16, CG16.
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH 1982 coming-of-age comedy set in a Southern California high school and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Sean Penn. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday. RJ16.
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A HAPPILY MARRIED MAN A man whose marriage and job are crumbling decides to visit his past to see how it went wrong. Twister Alley Film Festival Audience Award winner. 7 p.m. Monday. WH.
GRATEFUL DEAD MEET-UP AT THE MOVIES 2017 Celebration of the rock band The Grateful Dead featuring a film of its 1989 Washington D.C. concert. 7 p.m. Monday. RJ16.
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Gene Wilder plays the candy man Willy Wonka in this 1971 film, screened as part of the free Summer Movie Series at the Silos. Approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Magnolia Market at the Silos.