Film clips / Aug. 11-17

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AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (PG)

A decade after "An Inconvenient Truth," Albert Gore brings us up to date on just how close we are to a genuine energy revolution. 1 hour, 50 minutes. TC

ANNABELLE: CREATION (R)

A seemingly harmless doll takes on a life of her own and strikes terror for a former toymaker and his wife who lost their 7-year-old daughter in an automobile accident years earlier. 1 hour, 49 minutes. BC / BM

ATOMIC BLONDE (R)

A tough, sensual, savage-when-she-needs-to-be spy (Charlize Theron) is sent to Berlin on a formidable mission. Cements Theron's place as today's most badass action star. With James McAvoy. (Coyle, The Associated Press — 7/28). 1 hour, 55 minutes. BM / NAM

BABY DRIVER (R)

This high-energy action flick follows a young getaway driver who's reached a crossroad in his life. Will he run off with the waitress of his dreams? In this underground world, no one is "real" — they're all slick coats of paint and simulated cool, right down to the carefully calculated soundtrack. But what more do you want from an action pic? With Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Lily James. (Bahr, Associated Press — 6/28). 1 hour, 53 minutes. CT

DETROIT (R)

The Detroit riots of 1967 is the framework for this blistering, hard-hitting drama about race relations in America, as typified by a notorious true incident at the Algiers Motel during the riot. With John Boyega, Anthony Mackie. 2 hours, 23 minutes. BM / NAM

DUNKIRK (PG-13)

Director Christopher Nolan's account of the daring rescue of Allied troops trapped on the beach at Dunkirk after the German invasion of France in 1940. Big in subject, reach, emotion and image. With Harry Styles, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy. (Dargis, New York Times — 7/24). 1 hour, 47 minutes. BC / BM / IC / NAM / TC

GIRLS TRIP (R)

Four girl friends rekindle their bond — and let loose at the same time — on a trip to New Orleans for the Essence Festival. The women are so distinct and well-drawn, they're universally relatable. And keep an eye on Tiffany Haddish. If there were such a thing as "Comedy Oscars," she would win, hands down, for her performance here. With Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish. (Cohen, The Associated Press — 7/24). 2 hours, 2 minutes. BM / NAM

KIDNAP (R)

With no cell phone and no time to call police, a frantic mother jumps into her car and risks everything as she takes off in frantic pursuit of the kidnappers who have snatched her son from a playground. This is pulpy material but Halle Berry gives it her all as the determined mother. (Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle — 8/8). 1 hour, 35 minutes. BM

MAUDIE (R)

Drama about the relationship between Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis and the fishmonger for whom she works as a live-in housekeeper. With Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke. 1 hour, 55 minutes. TC

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (PG-13)

Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, young Peter Parker tries to adjust to his new identity as Spider-Man while trying to build a normal life as Peter Parker, all of which is threatened when the evil Vulture surfaces. For the most part, this is a joy. It's light-hearted, smart, a little meta and the first Marvel film to really consider what it might be like for kids living in a world where superheroes are real. With Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton. (Bahr, The Associated Press — 7/7) 2 hours, 13 minutes. BM

THE BIG SICK (R)

In this romantic comedy, the relationship between a Pakistani comic and a grad student he meets at one of his shows takes a complicated turn and he is left to deal with her parents. With Kumail Nunjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano. 2 hours, 4 minutes. BC / TC

THE DARK TOWER (PG-13)

The future of the world is at stake in this sci-fi western as the Gunslinger (Idris Elba) tries to keep the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) from destroying the Dark Tower, the key to keeping the universe together. A long-in-development, not-ready-for-prime-time studio dump. (Coyle, The Associated Press — 8/7). 1 hour, 35 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

THE EMOJI MOVIE (PG)

An exuberant emoji with multiple expressions is determined to become like all the other single-expression emojis in his smartphone. The good news is that "The Emoji Movie" is not evil. The bad news is it's just mediocre, or, in emoji parlance, simply "meh." (Bahr, The Associated Press — 7/29). 1 hour, 31 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

THE GLASS CASTLE (PG-13)

Four siblings raised by an alcoholic father who has sober moments of brilliance and a mother for whom the idea of raising a family is abhorrent fend for themselves. Based on the 2005 memoir by Jeannette Walls. With Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts. 2 hours, 7 minutes. BC / TC

THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE (PG)

Surly the squirrel and his pals take on the slimy mayor of Oakton when he decides to raze the park they call home. 1 hour, 35 minutes. BM / NAM

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS (PG-13)

Set in the 28th century, this sci-fi adventure from director Luc Besson follows two special operatives as they embark on a mission to identify the dark force that is threatening a peaceful city. The chemistry between the leads — Cara Delavingne and Dane DeHaan — is non-existent, the dialogue is cringe worthy and the story is clunky but the images are frequently extraordinary. This movie would be better on mute. (Coyle, The Associated Press — 7/21). 2 hours, 17 minutes. BM



Legend

The theaters at which the movies listed in Film Clips are playing are:

BC: Beacon Cinema (57 North St.,Pittsfield)

BM: Berkshire Mall 10 (Route 8, Lanesborough)

CT: Crandell Theatre (48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.)

IC: Images Cinema (50 Spring St.,Williamstown)

LC: Little Cinema (Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield)

NAM: North Adams Movieplex 8 (80 Main St., North Adams)

TC: Triplex Cinema (70 Railroad St., Great Barrington)

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