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Complete guide to KC movies: ‘Mummy’ pales next to ‘It Comes at Night,’ ‘Megan Leavey’

Sofia Boutella is “The Mummy.”
Sofia Boutella is “The Mummy.” .

Here are this week’s new movies:

“The Mummy”

This mummy could have been a mommy. In a gender flip, Sofia Boutella (“Kingsman”) is the angry ancient princess, and Tom Cruise is the man who must face her. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:50.

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“It Comes at Night”

More frights: A deadly worldwide pandemic has Joel Edgerton and family under siege. Rated R. Time: 1:35.

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“Megan Leavey”

In this true story, Kate Mara is a Marine corporal who bonds with a combat dog as they deploy to Iraq. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:56.

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“My Cousin Rachel”

Sam Claflin is an Englishman who falls for his cousin (Rachel Weisz) but suspects her of murder. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:46. At Glenwood Arts, Studio 28, Tivoli, Town Center.

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“I, Daniel Blake”

A working class Englishman with a heart condition battles government bureaucracy after he is denied benefits. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Rated R. Time: 1:40. At Glenwood Arts.

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“The Hunter’s Prayer”

Sam Worthington is an assassin who starts to feel guilty and decides to protect his prey. Rated R. Time: 1:31. At Studio 28.

Also playing:

Rated   1/2

“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 Glenwood Arts. (5/19)

“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. (6/2)


“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. At Studio 28. (3/17)

“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. (6/2)

“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 Studio 28. (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. At Rio, Tivoli. (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)

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. At Ameristar, Studio 28. (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)

“Wonder Woman”: 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. (6/2)


“Churchill”: 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. (6/2)

“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. At Ameristar, Studio 28. (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)

Sharon Hoffmann: 816-234-4457, @Sharonakc