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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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.
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.
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. 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, CG16.
B 47 METERS DOWN Straight-forward, but often effective thriller about two vacationing sisters whose deep dive to observe sharks goes terrifyingly wrong. Rated PG-13. Brief strong profanity, bloody images, scenes of intense peril. 1 hour, 39 minutes. RJ16.
B GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2 Silly, sarcastic and better than the original with the oddball team of galaxy-protectors proving characters to care about. Rated PG-13. Brief suggestive content, sci-fi violence. 2 hours, 16 minutes. RJ16.
D THE HOUSE Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are largely wasted as parents running a home casino to finance their daughter’s college education. Rated R. Frequent profanity, sexual references, brief nudity, some violence. drug use, 1 hour, 28 minutes. RJ16.
C- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Tired, bloodless fifth “Pirates” film with Johnny Depp suffers from ghosts of past, better films despite plenty of CGI ghosts moving the plot. Rated PG-13. Some suggestive content, adventure violence. 2 hours, 8 minutes. 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, WH.
D TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT More sensory overload in the latest loud chapter in the “Transformers” saga between good Autobots and evil Decepticons ropes in Arthurian legend. Rated PG-13. Some profanity, brief sexual humor, intense sequences of sci-fi violence. 2 hours, 28 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. 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.
KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE 1989 animated feature from Japan’s Studio Ghibli about a young witch who finds a commercial use for her flying powers. 12:55 p.m. Sunday (dubbed), 7 p.m. Monday (subtitled). RJ16.
HONKY TONK HEAVEN: LEGEND OF THE BROKEN SPOKE Documentary on the iconic Austin country dance hall The Broken Spoke. 7 p.m. Monday, Movie Monday, WH.
LADY ANTEBELLUM Country trio Lady Antebellum performs in a televised concert with songs from their upcoming “Heart Break” album. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. RJ16.
NT LIVE: ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART II: PERESTROIKA Part 2 of National Theater production of Tony Kushner’s landmark play starring Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough and Nathan Lane. 7 p.m. Thursday. $26. RJ16.