Fate of the Furious review

The action continues in "The Fate of the Furious."

Universal Pictures

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.

New in theaters

C+ THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS Latest in the “Fast and Furious” series has Toretto (Vin Diesel) opposed by his old crew, but plot takes a backseat, as always, to plenty of action. Rated PG-13. Strong profanity, suggestive content, prolonged sequences of violence and destruction. 2 hours, 16 minutes. SG16, RJ16, WH.

Also showing

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 BEFORE I FALL A popular teen learns about lasting values in reliving the final day of her life in a youth-targeted story that might make some parents squirm. Rated PG-13. Mature thematic content involving profanity, drinking, sexuality and bullying, all involving teens, and some violent images. 1 hour, 40 minutes. RJ16.

B THE BOSS BABY Credible sibling relationship/rivalry between a 7-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.

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 GHOST IN THE SHELL Visually dazzling, yet somewhat dull live-action adaptation of the classic 1995 Japanese anime feature about a cyborg haunted by fragments of its human memory. Rated PG-13. Suggestive content, some disturbing images, intense sequences of sci-fi violence. 1 hour, 42 minutes. SG16, 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, but tone flips between serious and silly. Rated PG-13. Brief strong profanity, intense sequences of action violence. 1 hour, 58 minutes. SG16, RJ16.

B LOGAN Violent, darker and complex chapter of the X-Man Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) saga has him protecting a child pursued for her special powers. Rated R. Frequent profanity, brief nudity, strong brutal violence. 2 hours, 21 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. SG16, RJ16.

C- THE SHACK Adaptation of William Paul Young’s best-selling novel about a grieving man healed through a metaphorical encounter with the Christian Trinity stumbles on a thin main character and glib answers to hard questions. Rated PG-13. Thematic material, some violence. 2 hours, 12 minutes. RJ16, SG16..

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.

Special screenings

A VERY SORDID WEDDING Gay marriage — and a measure of understanding — comes to a small Texas town in Del Shores’ often over-the-top comedy.Shores and producer Emerson Collins will be present for a post-film discussion. 7 p.m. Monday WH.

DR. WHO SEASON 10 PREMIERE First episode of the new season with accompanying feature “Becoming the Companion” and a “Dr. Who” spin-off, “Class.” 7 p.m. and Wednesday. RJ16.

RIFFTRAX LIVE: SAMURAI COP The Rifftrax comic commentary team tackles the 1990s grade-Z action film “Samurai Cop.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday . RJ16.

THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE 40TH ANNIVERSARY The 1977 film “The Grateful Dead Movie,” with footage of the Dead’s 1974 five-night stand in San Francisco. 7 p.m. Thursday. RJ16.