A rundown of select films currently playing in theaters
“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”
Director Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element,” “Lucy”) runs visually wild with a huge budget in this big-screen adaptation of a comic book series.
Regina Hall and Queen Latifah lead an ensemble cast in this R-rated comedy about a group of friends reuniting in New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival.
“The Little Hours”
Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza star in this Middle Ages-set comedy about a new male arrival who disrupts the lives of horny nuns. (Gateway Film Center)
With Christopher Nolan's latest movie “Dunkirk” hitting theaters this weekend, it's a perfect time to revisit his second feature that put him on the map. (Gateway Film Center)
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:
“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.