A selection of films currently screening in theaters
“The Emoji Movie”
This animated movie is set in Textopolis, the world inside your phone where all the emojis live. T.J. Miller (formerly of “Silicon Valley”) voices the main character.
“Gremlins” double-feature in 35mm
The Gateway Film Center brings one of my favorite non-traditional Christmas movies back to the big screen Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Stick around for the weird and underrated sequel.
Christopher Nolan creates a different kind of war movie in depicting stories from the evacuation of British troops from a French coastal city during World War II. (4 stars)
“The Big Sick”
The first truly great comedy of the year follows a Pakistani-American standup comic (Kumail Nanjiani) navigating a new relationship and the cultural pressures placed on him by his family. (4 stars)
Seeing Sally Hawkins' wonderful performance as an arthritic woman with an artistic streak is reason enough to buy a ticket to this sweet and emotional flick. (4 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)
Also in theaters:
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.
“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.