These movies opened in KC this week:
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’
Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack, once again seeking treasure: the trident of Poseidon. Javier Bardem is the bad guy out to get him, and Brenton Thwaites joins the franchise as Orlando Bloom’s son. Rated PG-13. Time: 2:09.
☆☆ Read the review.
In this revival of the cheesy ’90s TV series, lifeguards Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron bare their pecs and go after a beachside drug-smuggling operation. Rated R. Time: 1:59.
☆ 1/2 Read the review.
Debra Winger and Tracy Letts are a long-married philandering couple who embark on an unusual affair — with each other. Rated R. Time: 1:34.
☆☆☆ Read the review.
In this boxing drama, Liev Schreiber stars as Chuck Wepner, the underdog who inspired “Rocky.” Rated R. Time: 1:38.
☆☆ 1/2 Read the review.
‘Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent’
Documentary about the chef who helped change the way Americans think about food. At Glenwood Arts. Rated R. Time: 1:43.
☆☆☆ Read the review.
In a time of starvation, a man living alone in the woods must deal with a woman and her daughter asking for his help. Not rated. Time: 1:44. At Screenland Tapcade.
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Rated ☆☆☆ 1/2
“Get Out”: Horror tale of a black man visiting his white girlfriend’s scary family. Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams star. Rated R. Time: 1:45. At Studio 28. (2/24)
“A Quiet Passion”: Cynthia Nixon plays the great 19th century poet Emily Dickinson chafing against the norms of the day. Rated PG-13. Time: 2:05. At Rio, Tivoli. (5/19)
“Alien: Covenant”: Twenty years before “Alien” takes place and 10 years after “Prometheus” comes director Ridley Scott’s latest terrifying space odyssey. Rated R. Time: 2:02. (5/19)
“Beauty and the Beast”: Fairy tale remake about a bookish girl (Emma Watson), a cursed prince (Dan Stevens) and a muscle-bound jerk (Luke Evans). Rated PG. Time: 2:06. (3/17)
“The Circle”: After dealing with a powerful beast in “Beauty and the Beast,” Emma Watson takes on a beastly tech company, where Tom Hanks is the ethically challenged boss. Based on a Dave Eggers novel. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:50. (4/28)
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper explore exactly who is Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. Rated PG-13. Time: 2:16. (5/5)
“Norman”: Richard Gere is a glad-handing New York hustler who gets in over his head. Rated R. Time: 1:57. (5/19)
“Their Finest”: During World War II, the British ministry, desperate to boost the national spirit, hires a woman (Gemma Arterton) to write dialogue for war films. Rated R. Time: 1:57. At the Glenwood Arts, Tivoli. (4/21)
Rated ☆☆ 1/2
“The Boss Baby”: In this animated comedy, a suit-wearing baby (voiced by Alec Baldwin) teams with his big brother to foil a dastardly plot. Rated PG. Time: 1:37. (3/31)
“The Fate of the Furious”: Charlize Theron joins this eighth installment of the franchise as the villain, a mysterious woman who lures Vin Diesel into going rogue. Rated PG-13. Time: 2:16. (4/14)
“Snatched”: Amy Schumer is a party girl who takes her uptight mother (Goldie Hawn) on an exotic South American vacation that turns into a kidnapping adventure. Rated R. Time: 1:30. (5/12)
“Everything, Everything”: Amandla Stenberg (Rue in “The Hunger Games”) is a teen with a frail immune system who falls for the new boy next door (Nick Robinson). Rated PG-13. Time: 1:36. (5/19)
“Gifted”: Chris Evans takes a break from his Captain America gig to play a single man raising his math prodigy niece (Mckenna Grace). Rated PG-13. Time: 1:41. (4/12)
“Going in Style”: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin are retirees resorting to crime. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:36. (4/7)
“How to Be a Latin Lover”: Aging ladies man (Eugenio Derbez) has to move in with his family-oriented sister (Salma Hayek). Rated PG-13. Time: 1:55. (4/28)
“Lowriders”: Bouncing vintage cars tell a current family story of grief, loss and redemption. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:39. At Merriam, Studio 28.
Rated ☆ 1/2
“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”: Charlie Hunnam is the man who would be king. Rated PG-13. Time: 2:06. (5/12)
Rated 1/2 star
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul”: In this fourth installment based on Jeff Kinney’s kids’ books, Greg (Jason Ian Drucker) endures a family road trip. Rated PG. Time: 1:30. (5/19)