The rating system: ☆☆☆☆, excellent; ☆☆☆, good; ☆☆, so-so; ☆, poor; zero stars, terrible. Check movie times: http://calendar.fresnobee.com/
Beatriz at Dinner: A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client’s dinner party after her car breaks down. Rated R (comedy). 83 minutes.
It Comes at Night (☆☆☆: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge. (The Philadelphia Inquirer) Rated R (violence, disturbing images, language). 97 minutes.
Megan Leavey (☆☆1/2): Based on the true story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. (Tribune News Service) Rated PG-13 (war violence, language, suggestive material, thematic elements). 116 minutes.
The Mummy (☆): An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her terrors that defy human comprehension. (Chicago Tribune) Rated PG-13 (adventure action, violence, suggestive content and partial nudity). 107 minutes.
My Cousin Rachel (☆☆☆ 1/2): A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. (Tribune News Service) Rated PG-13 (some sexuality and brief strong language). 106 minutes.
3 Idiotas: The new Spanish-language movie (it comes with English subtitles) is about a group of friends that embark on a fun adventure determined to find a college roommate who disappeared without a trace on graduation day. Rated PG-13 (some rude humor, brief strong language). 110 minutes.
Alien: Covenant (☆☆☆): The crew of a colony ship makes a terrifying discovery after landing on what seems to be an uncharted paradise on the far side of the galaxy. (Tribune News Service)
Beauty and the Beast (☆☆): As before, this fairy tale centers on a young woman named Belle (Emma Watson), who is forced to live in an enchanted castle with a prince who is cursed to look like a hideous Beast (Dan Stevens). In time, the pair fall in love as Belle learns to see the good man hiding behind the Beast’s monstrous exterior. . (Rick Bentley) Rated PG (peril). 129 minutes.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (☆☆☆): Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. (Tribune News Service) Rated PG (animation, action, comedy, family, miled rude humor throughout). 89 minutes.
Everything, Everything (☆1/2): An 18-year-old woman, confined to her house in a protected environment because of an illness, forms an attachment to the boy next door and yearns to experience the outside world. (Tribune News Service) Rated PG-13 (thematic elements, brief sensuality). 96 minutes.
The Fate of the Furious (☆☆☆): Drivers face one more challenge to save the world. The latest installment of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise is anything but typical. The movies have grown from a simple tale of street racers into a battle royale with more carnage than a weekend at a Transformers bonding retreat. (Rick Bentley) Rated PG-13 (action scenes, adult situations, language). 140 minutes.
Get Out (☆☆☆):A young man uncovers a dark secret when he meets his girlfriend’s parents for the first time. (Rick Bentley) Rated R (bloody images, violence, language). 104 minutes.
Going in Style (☆☆1/2): Three senior citizens decide to rob a bank. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin are three of the most accomplished actors working in films these days. Any of them can give a so-so script and give it enough energy to lift it to a higher level. It took all three of them to do that for “Going In Style,” a remake of the 1979 film. Rated PG-13 (drug content, language, suggestive material). 97 minutes.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (☆☆☆): Heroes must run for their lives while also finding time to save the universe again. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is all it can be despite having lost the element of surprise. (Rick Bentley) Rated PG-13 (sci-fi action, language, suggestive content). 137 minutes.
KONG: Skull Island (☆☆☆☆): A secret government organization mounts an expedition to Skull Island, an uncharted territory in the Pacific. Led by an explorer (John Goodman) and a lieutenant colonel (Samuel L. Jackson), the group recruit a disillusioned soldier (Tom Hiddleston) and a photojournalist (Brie Larson) to investigate the island’s peculiar seismic activity.
The Lego Batman Movie (☆☆☆): Caped crimefighter saves the city one brick at a time. (Rick Bentley) Rated PG (rude humor, action). 105 minutes.
Logan (☆☆☆1/2): An aging Wolverine is pushed into another battle. “Logan” is a reminder there’s a serious reason comic books have such a big following. Comics aren’t just a place for flashy drawings of characters with bulging muscles. They often feature stories with multiple emotional ebbs and flows. (Rick Bentley) Rated R (violence, language). 130 minutes.
Lowriders (☆☆): While “Lowriders” offers an interesting entree into this world, it’s unfortunately too formulaic and predictable to leave much of an impact. (Tribune News Service) Rated PG-13 (language, some violence, sensuality, thematic elements, brief drug use). 99 minutes.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (☆☆): Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley return; Javier Bardem is new. (Tribune News Service) Rated PG-13 (sequences of adventure violence and some suggestive content). 129 minutes.
Power Rangers (☆☆): Five young people gain powers that they will need to save Earth. The latest incarnation in the ever-morphing “Power Rangers” franchise hits the big screen Like a prize fighter who wins the first two and last two rounds of a 10-round fight, it’s the beating in the middle that causes all the pain. (Rick Bentley) Rated PG-13 (sci-fi violence, language). 124 minutes.
Smurfs: The Lost Village (☆☆): Mystery map sends the Smurfs on a trek through the Forbidden Forest. Anyone 6 or younger will find “Smurfs: The Lost Village” a fun romp through the forbidden forest accented by the mild kind of danger that only Gargamel can provide. (Rick Bentley) Rated PG (mild action, rude humor). 81 minutes.
Snatched (1/2): Best-case scenario with “Snatched” is that you are kidnapped and taken from the theater during a screening. Worst case is you are kidnapped and forced to watch this total mess. (Rick Bentley) Rated R (mature thematic elements, brief nudity, crude sexual content, language). 101 minutes.
OPENING NEXT WEEK
Cars 3: Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world. Rated G (animation, adventure, comedy). 109 minutes.
47 Meters Down: Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive. Rated PG-13 (horror, thriller). 89 minutes
Rough Night: A group of friends are horrified when the male stripper they hired for a wild bachelorette party in Miami winds up dead. NR (comedy). 101 minutes