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47 Meters Down

In this waterlogged horror thriller, singer Mandy Moore and actress Claire Holt ("The Vampire Diaries") play a couple of sisters, vacationing in Mexico, who get trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. ... Yeah, sharks don't really have any interest in eating skinny white girls. 89 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:40am, 2:20, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:30am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Well-meaning space rogues Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) are back trying to save the galaxy. This time around, they've got the added wrinkle of unraveling Star-Lord's true parentage--in the form of an anthropomorphized planet known as Ego (played amusingly by Kurt Russell). This sequel's a bit more jokey--but it doesn't shirk on emotional detail either. You can debate whether it's better than the original or not, but you can't deny that it's pure, unadulterated summer movie fun. 136 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:50am, 3:10, 6:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:00, 3:20, 6:50, 10:00

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 9:50
Movies West Fri-Thu 1:20, 4:40, 8:40

The House

After accidentally blowing their daughter's college fund, a suburban couple (Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler) start up an illegal casino in their basement. Hijinks ensue. Comedians Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman, Rory Scovel and Rob Huebel co-star. 88 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:30am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40
Movies West Fri-Thu 3:50, 10:30

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

I think this is the fifth of Disney's Pirates movies. But I wouldn't swear to it in court. The problem being that, despite some very entertaining moments, the chaotic scripts all blend into one another. (Anyone remember what 2011's On Stranger Tides was about? Or what happened at the end of 2007's At World's End?) This time around, we've got Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow searching for the mystical trident of Poseidon. Also, a ghostly Spaniard (Javier Bardem) is trying to kill him. Also, Paul McCartney is in it. Sure, it's fun. No, it's not a coherent narrative. 129 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 1:00, 4:10, 7:20, 10:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:50, 4:00, 7:10, 10:10

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:20am, 2:40, 5:50, 9:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 2:20, 5:30, 8:50

Rough Night

In this raunchy comedy, a bunch of wild and crazy gals (Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon) accidentally kill the stripper they hired for a bachelorette party. (Manslaughter is funny!) They spend the rest of the wacky night dragging the body around trying to cover up their heinous crime and--you know--bonding. Think The Hangover crossed with Weekend at Bernie's. 101 minutes R.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:10am, 2:00, 4:50, 7:30, 10:20
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:10am, 1:50, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20

Transformers: The Last Knight

Turns out Transformers have been on Earth at least since World War II. And it looks like they'll be with us forever, judging by this, the fifth film in Michael Bay's endlessly exploding film series about robots from outer space pretending to be motor vehicles. (By the way, we're not fooled by that any more, guys. There's no point pretending to be a Datsun. We know you're a giant robot.) This time around the Autobots and the Decepticons are fighting over Merlin's magical staff. ... No, really. This series has gotten too silly to even discuss. 148 minutes PG-13.
Movies 8 Fri-Thu 11:00am, 12:50, 4:20, 6:00, 8:00
Movies West Fri-Thu 11:20am, 2:50, 6:20, 9:40

Transformers: The Last Knight 3D

Movies 8 Fri-Thu 2:30, 9:30
Movies West Fri-Thu 12:20, 7:00