The rating system: ☆☆☆☆, excellent; ☆☆☆, good; ☆☆, so-so; ☆, poor; zero stars, terrible. Check movie times: http://calendar.fresnobee.com/
All Eyez on Me: Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. Rated R. (biography, drama, music). 140 minutes.
The Book of Henry: A single mother discovers a scheme in her son’s book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost. Rated PG-13 (thematic elements, brief strong language). 105 minutes.
Cars 3 (☆ 1/2 ): Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world. An obvious attempt to churn out more grist for the merchandising mill. (Tribune News Service) 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. Rated R (crude sexual content, language throughout, drug use, brief bloody images). 101 minutes.
Baywatch (☆ 1/2 ): Who can fill the surf shoes of David Hasselhoff? Probably anyone, but certainly Dwayne Johnson. He costars here with Zac Efron in a reboot of the old TV show. (Tribune News Service) Rated R (language, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity). 116 minutes.
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.
The Boss Baby (☆ 1/2 ): Suit-wearing baby must work with his older brother to stop an evil plot by a CEO. “The Boss Baby” is like a diaper. It starts out fresh but it sure doesn’t take long for it to become a stinker. The idea of a baby (voiced by Alec Baldwin) who is more worried about the formula for a good stock market buy than the formula he drinks has potential. (Rick Bentley) Rated PG (rude humor). 97 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.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (☆☆): The family takes a road trip, and Greg schemes to become famous as a new cast takes over for the fourth installment based on Jeff Kinney’s comic youth novels. (Common Sense Media) Rated PG (comedy, family). 90 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.
How To Be a Latin Lover (☆☆☆☆1/2): Having made a career of seducing rich older women, Maximo marries a wealthy woman more than twice his age. 25 years later, he gets the surprise of his life when she ends up dumping him. Desperate, he must move in with his estranged sister. Rated PG-13 (comedy). 115 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.
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.
Megan Leavey (☆☆ 1/2 ): Based on the true life 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 malevolence grown over millennia, and 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.
Paris Can Wait ☆☆ 1/2 ): Ann (Diane Lane), at the Cannes Film Festival with her producer husband, Michael (Alec Baldwin), can’t fly to Paris because of an ear ache; instead, she accepts a ride with her husband’s French colleague, Jacques (Arnaud Viard). The daylong trip stretches to two days, filled with lovingly photographed meals (impeccably lit cheese is practically a supporting character here) and mild flirtation.. (The Seattle Times) Rated PG. (comedy, drama, romance). 92 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.
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.
Super Singh: The new Punjabi-language movie (it comes with English subtitles) is about a man’s life changes after he unknowingly gets super powers and then embarks on a journey that helps him discover the true meaning of love, life, courage, sacrifice, and his role in the world. Not Rated. (action, comedy, fantasy).
Wonder Woman (☆☆☆ 1/2 ): Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny. (Chicago Tribune) Rated PG-13 (violence and action, suggestive content). 141 minutes.
OPENING NEXT WEEK
The Beguiled: In this Civil War drama, an injured Union soldier (Colin Farrell) seeks refuge at an all-female boarding school in the South, but his presence there soon poisons the relationships between the various women. Rated R. (drama, western). 94 minutes.
The Big Sick: A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows. Rated R, (comedy, romance). 119 minutes.
Transformers: The Last Knight: Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Rated PG-13. (action, adventure, sci-fi, thriller), 148 minutes.