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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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.
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.
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.
B+ THE RED TURTLE Studio Ghibli animated — and dialogue-free — film about a shipwrecked man’s relationship with nature. Rated PG. Some thematic elements and peril. 1 hour, 20 minutes. RJ16.
NR SLAMMA JAMMA A basketball player wrongfully imprisoned becomes a Christian in jail, repairs his life and prepares for a national slam dunk contest. Rated PG. Profanity, thematic elements, some violence. 1 hour, 47 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, RJ16.
C- FIST FIGHT Clunky, gag-driven comedy about two battling high school teachers (Ice Cube and Charlie Day) that lands few comic punches. Rated R. Frequent profanity, sexual content, nudity, drug material. 1 hour, 31 minutes. 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+ 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. 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- 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.
THE MET: LIVE IN HD — “IDOMENEO” The Metropolitan Opera production of Mozart’s opera “Idomeneo,” directed by James Levine and starring Matthew Polenzani, Elza van den Heever and Nadine Sierra. 4 hours, 20 minutes. 11:55 a.m. Saturday. RJ16.
FACING DARKNESS Dramatic account of the efforts to save the life of Christian doctor Kent Brantley, who contracted Ebola while fighting the disease in West Africa in 2014. 7 p.m. Thursday. RJ16.