Currently playingJuly 13, 2017
(Updated Thursday, July 13)
The Big Sick (Jasper 8 Theatres)
In a fictionalized version of real events in his life, Kumail Nanjiani plays a comedian whose new girlfriend (Zoe Kazan) falls ill and goes into a medically induced coma. Funny and smart and wise and silly, it is without a doubt one of the best romantic comedies I have seen in a long time. (Romantic comedy, R, 1 hr. 59 min.)
Dunkirk (Jasper 8 Theatres)
Christopher Nolan’s faithful and deeply respectful retelling of one of the most pivotal battles in World War II is a gripping, deeply involving and unforgettable film that ranks among the best war movies of the decade. (War drama, PG-13, 1 hr. 46 min.)
Girls Trip (Jasper 8 Theatres)
Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina King are consistently likable as former college best friends reuniting at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. Their actions aren’t always completely believable, but even in their worst moments, their humanity shines through. (Comedy, R, 2 hrs. 2 min.)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Jasper 8 Theatres)
The best thing about the latest Spider-Man (the terrific and well-cast Tom Holland) is that he’s still more of a kid than a man. Even with a goodly amount of explosions and action, this scaled-down adventure plays less like an ultimate-stakes battle than a John Hughes teen-angst romance/comedy meshed with a superhero saga. (Action adventure, PG-13, 2 hrs. 13 min.)
War for the Planet of the Apes (Jasper 8 Theatres)
Vengeful after a human attack on their compound, Caesar (Andy Serkis, brilliant and heartbreaking) and his ape allies go on a mission to take out the officer responsible (Woody Harrelson). The result is a war movie more serious and much darker than most big-budget midsummer blockbusters. And a whole lot more captivating. (Sci-fi action, PG-13, 2 hrs. 13 min.)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Jasper 8 Theatres)
As special operatives in the 28th century, Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan are so wooden they could have floated near the Titanic long enough to save Rose AND Jack. This pop sci-fi epic is an excruciatingly repetitive, sparsely plotted, slow-witted, weird-for-the-sake-of-being-weird bomb. (Sci-fi adventure, PG-13, 2 hrs. 17 min.)
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