“Beauty and the Beast”
Opens at 6 p.m. Thursday
Disney continues its romp through its catalog of beloved animated films, turning them one by one into live-action remakes. Emma Watson of the Harry Potter films is the new Belle; Dan Stevens of “Downton Abbey” is the new Beast; Luke Evans of “The Hobbit” films is the muscle-bound jerk Gaston. Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls”) directs. Rated PG. Time: 2:06.
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“The Belko Experiment”
Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday
KC’s David Dastmalchian is among the workers at a high-rise corporate office building forced to participate in a game of kill-or-be-killed. “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn wrote the screenplay for this horror movie by Greg McLean (“Wolf Creek”). Rated R. Time: 1:28.
“The Sense of an Ending”
Jim Broadbent stars as a reclusive man haunted by his past and memories of his first love (Charlotte Rampling). It’s written by Nick Payne — the playwright behind “Constellations,” now at Kansas City Repertory Theatre — and based on the novel by Julian Barnes. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:48.