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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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.
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.
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, WH.
C THE BELKO EXPERIMENT Violent, but limited horror film about occupants of a sealed Colombian office building forced into a deadly fight to survive. Rated R. Profanity and sexual references, some drug use, strong bloody violence. 1 hour, 28 minutes. SG16.
D CHIPS Leering, sexist reimaging of 1970s television series about two California motorcycle cops that plays like a bad frat boys comedy. Rated R. Frequent profanity, crude sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, some violence. 1 hour, 41 minutes. SG16, RJ16.
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+ KONG: SKULL ISLAND New King Kong installment moves action to 1973 with the Vietnam War as backdrop, but tone flips between serious and silly, with movie’s true purpose a fresh line of monster movies. Rated PG-13. Brief strong profanity, intense sequences of action violence. 1 hour, 58 minutes. SG16, RJ16.
A THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Gleefully witty and delicious sequel to “The Lego Movie” that assembles considerable fun from superhero satire., action and affection for its characters — and audience. Rated PG. Rude humor, some action. 1 hour, 45 minutes. SG16.
C LIFE Astronauts to Mars bring back mutating lethal lifeform in “Alien”-like story that’s more tense than terrifying. Rated R. Profanity, some sexuality, nudity. 1 hour, 43 minutes. RJ16, SG16.
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, WH.
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. SG16, RJ16.
NORTH BY NORTHWEST Classic 1959 Alfred Hitchcock thriller about an ad exec mistaken for a Soviet spy. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. RJ16.
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. 7 p.m. Thursday. RJ16.