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Movies at a glance

Reviews from wire and online sources. Showing at these theaters:

C — Cinemark

G — Grand 18

(Stars based on a four-star scale)

New arrivals

Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep is the 1940s New York socialite preparing to perform at Carnegie Hall because no one – not even her husband (Hugh Grant) – has the heart to tell her that her singing is horrible. PG-13 (C, G)

Pete’s Dragon 1/2

Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley and Robert Redford co-star in Walt Disney’s live-action adaptation of the feature-length cartoon about an orphaned boy and his unusual best friend. PG (C, G)

Sausage Party

No review available

Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek and James Franco provide the voices for this extremely rude cartoon about one sausage’s quest to find his proper place in a supermarket aisle. R (C, G)

Returning

Bad Moms 1/2

Three overworked, underappreciated mothers (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn) decide to treat themselves to a little fun. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who also wrote “The Hangover,” so you know what’s in store. R (C, G)

Finding Dory

Pixar’s sequel to the beloved “Finding Nemo” centers on the forgetful blue tang fish voiced by Ellen Degeneres. PG (G)

Ghostbusters

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are on the hunt for paranormal activity in this remake of the 1984 comedy classic. PG-13 (C)

Gleason

At the age of 34, Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave the former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do — Live: with purpose, for his newborn son, for his wife, and to help others with his disease. R (G)

Ice Age: Collision Course

You know, just like the previous 78 “Ice Age” movies. PG (C, G)

Jason Bourne

After sitting out 2012’s “The Bourne Legacy”, Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass return to the franchise they made famous. Having recovered his memory at the end of “The Bourne Ultimatum”, the no-longer-amnesiac super-agent wants answers, dammit. There will be punching. PG-13 (C, G)

The Legend of Tarzan 1/2

After spending time in the civilized world, a domesticated Lord Greystoke (Alexander Skarsgard) returns to Africa for a visit with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie) and ends up having to resort to his old vine-swinging ways. PG-13 (G)

Lights Out 1/2

Director David F. Sandberg expands his creepy 2013 short film into feature length. Teresa Palmer stars as a woman who is being stalked by a creature she can only see when the lights are out. We’re scared already. PG-13 (C, G)

Nerve 1/2

Emma Roberts is a high school senior who starts playing a dangerous online game of truth or dare. PG-13 (C, G)

Nine Lives

No review available

Kevin Spacey stars as a workaholic billionaire who is trapped inside the body of the family cat. No, seriously, that’s what the movie is about. PG (C, G)

The Secret Life of Pets

An animated comedy about what our dogs and cats do while we’re at work or school. Voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart. Written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio. Directed by Chris Renaud. Co-director Yarrow Cheney. PG (C, G)

Star Trek Beyond 1/2

Justin Lin (“Fast Five”) takes over from director J.J. Abrams (serving as producer only this time) in the further adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise and its crew (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin). PG-13 (C, G)

Suicide Squad 1/2

Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney are among the DC Comics supervillains who are offered clemency if they carry out a secret mission. Because bad guys are people too. PG-13 (C, G)

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