A rundown of select films currently playing in theaters
“War for the Planet of the Apes”
In the third installment in the “Apes” prequels, Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into the violent conflict with humans the series has been building toward.
“Plan 9 from Outer Space”
The Gateway Film Center's Cult 101 series offers a fun chance to see director Ed Wood's greatest/worst movie with an audience.
In this latest Spidey incarnation, Tom Holland is the youngest and best Spider-Man yet, and Michael Keaton turns up as a show-stealing villain. (3.5 stars)
Edgar Wright turns in a slick, stylish and wildly entertaining car-chase movie that proves that summer fun doesn't have to be dumb. (4 stars)
“47 Meters Down”
This surprisingly taut, low-budget horror-thriller stars Mandy Moore as a vacationing American who finds herself at the bottom of the ocean in a cage surrounded by sharks. Seriously, it's good. (3 stars)
Also in theaters:
“Despicable Me 3”
Steve Carell returns as the voice of the most lovable cartoon “villain” ever, this time reunited with a long-lost twin brother. Also, there will be Minions.
Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler play a couple who open an underground casino in their home to pay for their daughter's college tuition in this unfunny suburban comedy. (2 stars)
This “Hangover” with a female-led cast wastes some serious talent on an R-rated comedy that is lacking on the laughs. (2 stars)