Film clips / July 14-20


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. BC / BM / NAM


Two overly imaginative boys who create comic books in their tree-house hypnotize their school principal into thinking he's a superhero named Captain Underpants. 1 hour, 29 minutes. NAM


Rather than resume a life of crime after he has been fired by the new boss of the Anti-Villain League, Gru decides to stay in retirement and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. One gets the sinking feeling that ideas are starting to slowly run out. With the voices of Steve Carrell, Trey Parker, Pierre Coffin, Kristin Wiig. Noveck, The Assocuiated Press — 6/30). 1 hour, 36 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC


Two sisters diving in shark-infested waters off the coast of Mexico within the confines of a protective cage run into serious trouble when their cage breaks free of the boat to which it is attached and plummets to the ocean floor with a dwindling supply of oxygen and great white sharks circling. With Mandy Moore, Claire Holt. 1 hour, 29 minutes. BM


A look at the renowned artist through his letters and other writings. 1 hour, 30 minutes. LC


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 superhroes are real. With Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton. (Bahr, The Associared Press — 7/7) 2 hours, 13 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC


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 when she develops an illness puts her in a coma and he is left to deal with her parents. Wuth Kumail Nunjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano. 2 hours, 4 minutes. BC / BM / CT / IC / TC


A married couple get in way over their heads when they team up with their neighbor to operate an underground casino in their house in order to finance their daughter's college education. Guven the cast, this new comedy might be mistaken for a genial, silly movie about nice people making questionable decisions. Instead, it is a dark, startlingly bloody journey into the bitter, empty, broken heart of the American middle class, a blend of farce and satire built on a foundation of social despair. With Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler. 1 hour, 26 minutes. BM


After suffering unimaginable losses, Caesar leads his army of apes into a fateful battle against a ruthless human colonel. With Andy Sirkis, Woody Harrelson. BC / BM / NAM


Each of seven wishes granted a 17-year-old girl by an old music box given to her by her father causes the people who are closest to her to die while the girl's life continues to improve. With Ryan Phillippe, Joey King. 1 hour, 30 minutes. BM / NAM


This origins story traces the development of Diana, Princess of the Amazons, who leaves her sheltered island home and, emerging as Wonder Woman, takes on the evil forces who are waging world war. The movie rises with powerful grace above the noise. It's not perfect but it's often good, sometimes great and exceptionally re-watchable. With Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Danny Huston. (Bahr, The Associated Press — 6/2). 2 hours, 21 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC


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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