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This week’s new movies: ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Despicable Me 3,’ ‘House,’ ‘Beguiled,’ ‘Hero’

In “Baby Driver,” a getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) wants to help a waitress (Lily James) escape her humdrum life.
In “Baby Driver,” a getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) wants to help a waitress (Lily James) escape her humdrum life. TriStar Pictures

“Baby Driver,” opens at 7 p.m. Tuesday: Director Edgar Wright left KC’s Paul Rudd and “Ant-Man” over creative differences with the studio and moved on to this passion project. Ansel Elgort is a getaway driver who agrees to a difficult heist with Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey. Rated R. Time: 1:53.

“Despicable Me 3,” opens at 6 p.m. Thursday: Gru (Steve Carell) reunites with his long-lost twin brother Dru (also voiced by Carell), who tries to lure him back to his dastardly ways. Rated PG. Time: 1:30.

“The House,” opens at 7 p.m. Thursday: To regain the college fund they lost, Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell launch a gambling ring in their basement. Rated R. Time: 1:28.

“The Beguiled,” opens Friday: During the Civil War, a wounded Union soldier (Colin Farrell) finds refuge at Nicole Kidman’s all-girls boarding school, where the students aren’t as innocent as they appear. From writer/director Sofia Coppola, remaking the 1971 Clint Eastwood version. Rated R. Time: 1:33.

“The Hero,” opens Friday: Sam Elliott is a washed-up Western actor rethinking his life choices. Rated R. Time: 1:33.

Sharon Hoffmann: 816-234-4457, @Sharonakc

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