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The Boss Baby☆☆1/2
A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby (voiced by Alec Baldwin) pairs up with his 7-year-old brother (voiced by Steve Buscemi) to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. in the this animated tale.
Ghost in the Shell
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In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.
Beauty and the Beast☆☆1/2
Box office records will be broken by director Bill Condon’s live-action adaptation of the classic 1991 Disney cartoon, with Emma Watson as the singing beauty and Dan Stevens as the lovelorn beast. PG (C, G)
The Belko Experiment☆1/2
“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn wrote the screenplay for this horror movie by Greg McLean (“Wolf Creek”) about the workers at a high-rise corporate office building forced to participate in a game of kill or be killed. R (G)
Dax Shepard wrote, directed and stars with Michael Pena in this reboot of the late 1970s television series about California Highway Patrol officers. Based on the TV series created by Rick Rosner. R (C, G)
Get Out ☆☆☆☆
Comedian Jordan Peele (“Keanu”) takes a break from the funny stuff by writing and directing this horror movie about a young black man (Daniel Kaluuya) who visits the family of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams). R (G)
Kong: Skull Island☆☆☆
Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman are the latest band of explorers who wander onto a remote island ruled by a giant ape. Don’t expect the same-old, though: For one thing, the story this time takes place in the Vietnam-era 1970s. PG-13 (C, G)
An international crew investigate the first signs of extraterrestrial life on Mars. R (C, G)
Hugh Jackman reprises his role as the clawed mutant Wolverine for the seventh and final time — and this time, the camera doesn’t look away from the bloody violence. R (G)
After learning the globe is under threat from an alien force, five teens join together to form a resistance. Based upon “Power Rangers” created by Haim Saban and Toei Company Ltd. PG-13 (C, G)
Sam Worthington is a man grieving over the disappearance of his child in this adaptation of William P. Young’s novel. Octavia Spencer co-stars as God – no, seriously. She literally plays God. PG-13 (G)