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 BORN IN CHINA Disneynature Chinese-based documentary starring a baby panda and her mom, a monkey and a snow leopard. What more do you need? Rated G. Non-graphic scenes of animals fighting. 1 hour, 19 minutes. SG16.
C GIFTED Flat, disappointingly contrived drama about a custody fight between mother (Lindsay Duncan) and son (Chris Evans) over the brilliant niece (Mckenna Grace) that he’s been raising. Rated PG-13. Profanity, some suggestive material, thematic elements. RJ16.
NR GROW HOUSE DeRay Davis and Darius “Lil” Duvall find growing marijuana in a mansion isn’t as cut-and-dried an effort as they hoped. Rated R. Frequent profanity, some sexual references, drug use. RJ16, SG16.
NR PHOENIX FORGOTTEN Teens investigating mysterious lights over Phoenix, Arizona, disappear after going into the desert. Rated PG-13. Some profanity, terror and peril. 1 hour, 27 minutes. RJ16, SG16.
C THE PROMISE A romantic triangle set amid the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century draws attention to it, but fails to live up to its ambitious scale. Rated PG-13. Some sexuality, thematic material including war atrocities, disturbing images, violence. 2 hours, 14 minutes. SG16, RJ16.
C UNFORGETTABLE Pretty forgettable drama with Katherine Heigl as a vengeful ex-wife out to drive her former husband’s fiancee (Rosario Dawson) crazy. Rated R. Strong profanity, sexual situations, brief partial nudity, violence. 1 hour, 40 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 . 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.
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.
CHONDRA PIERCE: ENOUGH Christian comedian Chondra Pierce comments on life in an image-conscious world. 1 hour, 30 minutes. 7 p.m. Tuesday RJ16.
THE MET: LIVE IN HD — EUGENE ONEGIN Soprano Anna Netrebko stars in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of the Tchaikovsky opera “Eugene Onegin.” 4 hours. 11:55 a.m. Saturday. RJ16.
THE GRADUATE 50th anniversary screening of the 1967 drama starring Dustin Hoffman as a young man who has an affair with an older woman then falls for her daughter. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. RJ16.
VICTOR A Puerto Rican who comes to Brooklyn in 1962 finds faith an ally in battling gangs and drugs. Directed by Baylor University graduate Brandon Dickerson. 7 p.m. Monday. WH.
TED 2017 OPENING NIGHT Broadcast of the opening night to the weeklong TED Conference in Vancouver, B.C., created to stimulate ideas in technology, education and design. 7 p.m. Monday. RJ16.
TED 2017 PRIZE EVENT Final TED session with announcement of $1 million prize winner. 7 p.m. Tuesday. RJ16.