This week’s new movies:
Gal Gadot stole the show in “Batman v Superman.” Now her superhero gets her own movie, an origin story of her Amazonian homeland and her valiant deeds in World War I. Directed by Patty Jenkins (who grew up in Lawrence). Rated PG-13. Time: 2:21.
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“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”
Dav Pilkey’s hilarious kids books get an animated adaptation, with Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch voicing the obstreperous kids and Ed Helms as their delusional principal. Rated PG. Time: 1:29.
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The beleaguered British prime minister (Brian Cox) faces mounting tensions as the Allied D-Day invasion nears. John Slattery is an uncooperative Gen. Eisenhower. Rated PG. Time: 1:50.
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“The Wedding Plan”
When the groom backs out, an Orthodox woman decides to go ahead with her wedding, saying God will provide. But she has only one month to find a substitute. In Hebrew with subtitles. Rated PG. Time: 1:50.
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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. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:50. At Barrywoods. (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)
“Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent”: Documentary about the chef who helped change the way Americans thought about food. Rated R. Time: 1:43. At Glenwood Arts. (5/26)
“The Lovers”: 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. (5/26)
“Norman”: Richard Gere is a glad-handing New York hustler who gets in over his head. Rated R. Time: 1:57. At Glenwood Arts. (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)
“Chuck”: In this boxing drama, Liev Schreiber stars as Chuck Wepner, the underdog who inspired “Rocky.” Rated R. Time: 1:38. At Glenwood Arts. (5/26)
“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. At Lee’s Summit. (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. At Merriam. (4/28)
“Lowriders”: Bouncing vintage cars tell a current family story of grief, loss and redemption. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:39. At Merriam. (5/12)
“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. Rated PG-13. Time: 2:09. (5/26)
Rated ☆ 1/2
“Baywatch”: 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. (5/25)
“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”: Charlie Hunnam is the man who would be king. Rated PG-13. Time: 2:06. (5/12)
“Smurfs: The Lost Village”: Smurfette (voiced by Demi Lovato) and friends race against an evil wizard to find a mysterious village. Rated PG. Time: 1:30. At Ameristar, Studio 28. (4/7)
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)