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Movies in North Texas theaters July 29 and soon

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(B-) DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-FAMILIES In this animated tale, Superman’s dog, Krypto, leads a team of other superpowered animals to save the Justice League after they are captured by Lex Luthor. Although the plot is predictable, the film is filled with absurd humor, well-written jokes and teasing self-awareness. It’s a funny and sweet refresher that should appeal to DC Comics Cinematic Universe fans. With the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna and Keanu Reeves. PG (for action, mild violence, crude language and humor). 106 mins. In wide version.

DETECTIVE VS. DELICIOUS A disgraced former police detective seeks to help a police task force find the murderer behind a series of gruesome murders in Hong Kong that appear to target suspects in cold cases. Unclassified. 101 mins. In Cantonese with subtitles. At AMC Grapevine Mills.

HANSAN: ELEVATOR DRAGON This prequel to the hit South Korean film The Admiral: Roaring Currents depicts the Battle of Hansan Island in 1592. Unclassified. 130 mins. In Korean with subtitles. At Cinemark Legacy in Plano and AMC Grapevine Mills.

IT SNOW ALL THE TIME A man (Brett Cullen) and his family come to terms with his diagnosis of dementia at the age of 58. Also starring Taryn Manning, Lesley Ann Warren and Erin Cahill. Unclassified. 90 minutes. At America Cinemas La Gran Plaza in Fort Worth.

(A-) MY DONKEY, MY LOVER AND ME A teacher (Laure Calamy) crashes her married lover’s family vacation, accompanied by a donkey named Patrick. Calamy delivers a beautifully open performance at the center of an utterly winning comedy about the most important journey a person can take: finding themselves. Unclassified. 97 mins. In French with subtitles. To the Dallas and Plano Angelikas.

HIGHWAY TO PARADISE After her brother’s (Frank Grillo) life is threatened by a criminal gang, a female truck driver (Juliette Binoche) reluctantly agrees to smuggle illicit goods, who turns out to be a teenage girl (Hala Finley) . An FBI agent (Morgan Freeman), meanwhile, is on their trail. R (for language everywhere and a bit of violence). 115 mins. At Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley.

(B) REVENGE BJ Novak wrote, directed and starred in this horror-thriller about a New York writer who travels to West Texas for the funeral of a woman he had a casual affair with — then decides to stay. Even when the plot gets out of hand, viewers can’t help but appreciate Novak’s audacity. Also starring Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Dove Cameron and Boyd Holbrook. R (for language and brief violence). 107 mins. In wide version.

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ALI AND AVA Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook play the title roles in this cross-cultural romance set in the British city of Bradford. Unclassified. 94 mins.

BODY BODY BODY In this comedy-horror, wealthy 20-somethings head to a remote mansion for a hurricane party that turns deadly. With Amandla Stenberg, Pete Davidson, Chase Sui Wonders, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott and Lee Pace. R (for violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language). 95 mins.

HIGH-SPEED TRAIN Five assassins on the same train realize that their respective missions might be linked. With Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Joey King and Brian Tyree Henry. R (for strong and bloody violence, ubiquitous language and brief sexuality). 126 mins.

EASTER SUNDAY Comedian Jo Koy stars as a man returning home for an Easter holiday with his Filipino-American family. PG-13 (for strong language and suggestive references.) 96 min.

I LOVE MY FATHER A estranged dad (Patton Oswalt), blocked by his troubled son (James Morosini) on social media, poses as a waitress online and “catch” his son in an attempt to reconnect with him. R (for sexual content and language). 96 mins.

SHARP STICK A young woman (Kristine Froseth) begins an affair with her employer (Jon Bernthal) in this comedy from writer-director Lena Dunham. Also starring Dunham, Luka Sabbat, Scott Speedman and Jennifer Jason Leigh. R (for strong sexual content, drug use, some nudity and language throughout). 86 mins.

CURRENT RELEASES

(B) THE BLACK PHONE After being abducted by a serial killer (Ethan Hawke) and locked in a basement, a 13-year-old boy (played by McKinney’s Mason Thames) begins receiving calls on a phone disconnected from the minds of the killer’s previous victims . The black phone is a satisfying balancing act of a movie that has elements of the supernatural, psychological suspense, and horror. It also has one of the most satisfying horror-thriller endings in years. R (for violence, bloody images, language and drug use). 102 mins.

(A-) ELVIS In this sprawling pop epic, director Baz Luhrmann picks up the legacy of Elvis Presley, relegated to a Las Vegas gag, and reminds us how dangerous, sexy, and downright revolutionary the king of rock ‘n’ roll was. At the center of the film, Austin Butler delivers a fully transformed, star-making turn as Presley. PG-13 (for substance abuse, foul language, suggestive material and smoking). 159 mins.

(A-) EVERYWHERE AT THE SAME TIME In this crazy sci-fi adventure comedy, a Chinese immigrant (Michelle Yeoh) struggles with an IRS tax audit while being drawn into a violent multiverse showdown. It is an absurd and tasteless ode to the messy and absurd struggle and happiness of being human. R (for language, some violent and sexual content). 139 mins. In English, Mandarin and Cantonese, with subtitles.

(A) FIRE OF LOVE This haunting documentary examines French researchers Katia and Maurice Krafft, who spent 25 years capturing the most stunning volcanic images ever shot before their deaths in a 1991 eruption. The film is powerful enough to convince you that they died happy. PG (for thematic material, including some disturbing images and brief smoking). 93 mins. In French and English, with subtitles.

(D) GONE IN THE NIGHT When Kath (Winona Ryder) and her boyfriend (John Gallagher Jr.) arrive at an isolated rental cabin, they find a young couple (Owen Teague and Brianne Tju) staying there. They agree to share the double-booked cabin, but Kath’s boyfriend and young woman mysteriously disappear, sending Kath searching for answers in this throwaway thriller that relies on Ryder’s charisma while offering nothing else. to viewers. Also starring Dermot Mulroney. R (for language throughout and brief bloody images). 90 minutes.

(B-) JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION The casts of two generations of jurassic park films – Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill – unite for the first time in a world where dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans everywhere. The film is loaded with nostalgia, consisting of nods to the original films and other action-adventure classics. As a farewell to the franchise, it’s heartfelt – if a bit blunt – giving preference to references over narration. PG-13 (for intense action sequences, some violence and language). 146 mins.

(VS) LIGHT YEAR In this anime toy story spin-off, Buzz Lightyear (the non-toy version, voiced by Chris Evans) embarks on a space adventure with a group of rookies and his robot sidekick. With its classic sci-fi setting, Light year is not ambitious or existential or likely to make you cry. It’s just a tasteless film, not very different from the others. PG (for action/peril). 100 mins.

(A) MARCEL LA COQUILLE WITH SHOES The little mollusk named Marcel, who rose to internet fame with a series of stop-motion animated shorts, learns the high price of internet stardom during his big-screen debut. Looking at this alluring piece of family fantasy, it’s hard not to smile. PG (for some suggestive material and thematic elements). 89 mins.

(B-) MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU The fifth entry in animation Despicable Me The franchise offers a lighthearted but satisfying origin story for 12-year-old Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) as he seeks to become the world’s greatest supervillain. This is a perfectly painless game that should captivate kids, entertain adults, and keep Minions cosplayers employed for many birthday parties to come. PG (for a bit of action/violence and crude humor). 87 mins.

(B-) MADAM. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS A housekeeper (Lesley Manville) in 1950s London saves and saves money to travel to Paris to buy her dream Dior dress in this fashion fairy tale. The narrative is very thin and the characterizations sometimes seem easy and condescending. But Manville is a pleasure to watch. PG (for language, suggestive material and smoking). 115 mins.

(A-) NOPE Writer-director Jordan Peele delivers another genre-shattering masterpiece in this tale of a small California town encountering a mysterious force that affects human and animal behavior. Peele’s intellectual, curious, and playful perspective became vital and necessary for the genre of horror and science fiction to evolve. R (for language throughout and some violent/gory images). 130 mins.

PAWS OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF HANK A dog in a city full of cats pursues his dream of becoming a samurai in this animated film. With the voices of Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks and George Takei. PG (for action, violence, crude and suggestive humor, and some language). 97 mins.

(VS) THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Faced with the threat of Gorr the Butcher God (Christian Bale), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) enlists the help of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who can now wield the magic hammer of Thor. The best thing to say about this in-between episode is that its heart is in the right place. But co-writer and director Taika Waititi’s brand of humor and his “twee Thor” have worn down their welcome. PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language, suggestive material, and partial nudity). 125 mins.

(A) TOP GUN: MAVERICK In the long-delayed 1986 sequel Superior gun, Tom Cruise returns as Navy aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who’s been trying not to rise in rank for 30 years so he can continue to satisfy his need for speed. There might be some new pilots on deck, but make no mistake: this is a Maverick movie through and through, featuring the kind of nostalgia that delivers everything one expects. PG-13 (for intense action sequences and foul language). 131 mins.

(VS) WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING A lonely young woman named Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who grew up in the swamps of North Carolina, becomes a murder suspect in this faithful but unsatisfying adaptation of the bestselling novel. By ticking off all the plot points, the movie version loses what makes the book work, which is our time with Kya. PG-13 (for sexual content and some violence, including sexual assault). 125 mins.

Compiled from staff and wire reports