Entertainment

Playing this week in Bellingham

A still from “Warcraft.”
A still from “Warcraft.” Legendary

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Barkley Village 16: 3005 Cinema Place, 360-527-1320

Pickford Film Center: 1318 Bay St., 360-738-0735

Limelight Cinema: 1416 Cornwall Ave., 360-738-0735

Ratings: Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.

OPENING THIS WEEK

AAIC: Teatro Alla Scala

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7 p.m.

“Central Intelligence” — A former geek returns to a high school reunion as a studly CIA agent and recruits his nemesis for a “mission.” With Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan. Written by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Rawson Marshall Thurber. Directed by Thurber. (1:54) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Fri.-Sun.: 10:50, 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 p.m.

“Desert Cathedral”

Pickford Film Center: Tues. 8 p.m.

“Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary” — The spiritual leader and the late psychologist continue their decades long existential dialogue in this documentary featuring archival footage and interviews. Narrated by Robert Redford. With John Perry Barlow, Dr. Andrew Weil, Roshi Joan Halifax. Directed by Gay Dillingham. (1:35) NR.

“The Fast and the Furious 15th Anniversary”

Barkley Village 16: Wed. 7 p.m.

“Finding Dory” — Nemo, Marlin and the forgetful blue tang must cross an ocean to find her family in this sequel. Voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill. Directed by Andrew Stanton; co-director Angus MacLane. (1:43) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7, 7:15, 8, 9:40, 10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 10, 12, 12:40, 2:50, 3:30, 5:40, 6:20, 8:20, 9 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12, 12:40, 2:50, 3:30, 5:40, 6:20, 8:20, 9 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 7:30, 8:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 10:40, 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:40 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:20, 4:10, 7, 9:40 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 IMAX 3D: Thurs. 7:45, 10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 11:20, 2, 4:50, 7:40, 10:20 p.m.

“Superman and the Mole Men”

Pickford Film Center: Sat. 12 p.m.

“Tickled” — Under legal threats and intimidation, documentarians David Farrier and Dylan Reeve uncover an online operation in which young men are tied up and tickled, but it’s no laughing matter. (1:32) R.

Tosca Met Summer Encore

Barkley Village 16: Wed. 7 p.m.

Trailer Wars: Finale

Pickford Film Center: Wed. 9 p.m.

CRITICS’ CHOICE

“The Jungle Book” — By turns sweetly amusing and scarily unnerving, crammed with story, song and computer-generated visual splendors, this revisiting of the old Rudyard Kipling tales aims to be a model of modern crowd-pleasing entertainment. (1:51) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:50, 3:25, 9:55 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 10:20, 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 p.m.; Wed. 1:10, 3:50, 10:10 p.m.

“The Lobster” — Yorgos Lanthimos’ hypnotically strange and suggestive new movie is very much its own brand of horror movie as well as a deranged thought experiment, a stealth love story, and a witty dismantling of the usual barriers separating man from beast. (1:58) R.

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 3:45, 6:15, 8:45 p.m.; Fri. 3:30, 6:15, 8:50 p.m.; Sat. 12:45, 3:30, 6:15, 9:30 p.m.; Sun. 11:45, 2:30, 5:15, 7:55 p.m.; Mon. 3:30, 6:15, 8:50 p.m.; Tues.-Wed.: 3:30, 6:15 p.m.

“Love & Friendship” — Whit Stillman has finally made a full-fledged Jane Austen adaptation, a master class on the art of comic timing, taking the author’s early epistolary novella and infusing it with his own droll, mocking spirit and expert way of looking behind societal facades. (1:32) PG.

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 4, 9 p.m.

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Fri.-Sat.: 1:30, 6:15 p.m.; Sun. 12:30, 5:15 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:30, 6:15 p.m.

“Maggie’s Plan” — Rebecca Miller’s dramedy is sweet but analytical and pragmatic in its approach to exploring the ways of navigating partnership, parenthood and personal values. (1:38) R.

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 4, 6:30, 8:55 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 3:50, 8:30 p.m.; Sun. 2:50, 7:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 3:50, 8:30 p.m.

ALSO PLAYING

“Alice Through the Looking Glass” — Disney’s crass, pointless sequel, this time under the direction of James Bobin, again plunders elements from Lewis Carroll’s books and reshuffles them into a pedestrian narrative, replacing his sui generis nonsense with strenuously unimaginative and literal-minded storytelling. (1:53) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 4:20, 7:05 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 11, 1:40 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 1:40, 9:50 p.m.

“The Angry Birds Movie” — Based on the mobile video game, it proves to be more than just a gimmick, and doesn’t skimp on any of the quirky wackiness that you might expect from a film about blob-shaped, flightless birds battling pigs. (1:37) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:05, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:15 p.m.; Fri.-Tues.: 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:30, 9:55 p.m.; Wed. 11:15, 1:30, 4:15, 7:30, 9:55 p.m.

“Captain America: Civil War” — It finally works its will on us, wearing us down with the weight of its self-importance as much as anything else. If you live and breathe Marvel, this is one of the MCU’s stronger offerings. (2:27) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12, 3:15 p.m.; Fri.-Tues.: 6, 9:20 p.m.; Wed. 4:10, 9:40 p.m.

“The Conjuring 2” — Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as demonologists investigating the haunting of a house in north London. With Frances O’Connor. Written by Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes, James Wan and David Leslie Johnson; story by Hayes, Hayes and Wan. Directed by Wan. (2:13) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:10, 1, 3:20, 4:10, 6:30, 9:35, 10:10, 10:40 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 11:10, 12:10, 2:20, 3:20, 5:40, 6:40, 8:50, 9:50 p.m.

“Genius” — A restrained Colin Firth and a flamboyantly over-the-top Jude Law anchor this stiff and musty drama about the literary editor Maxwell Perkins and his relationship with one of his most difficult talents, Thomas Wolfe. (1:44) PG-13.

Pickford Film Center: Fri. 4, 6:25, 9 p.m.; Sat. 2, 4:30, 7, 9 p.m.; Sun. 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8 p.m.; Mon. 4, 6:25, 9 p.m.; Tues. 3, 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 4, 6:25 p.m.

“Me Before You” — Emilia Clarke has loads of talent, but here she’s undermined by director Thea Sharrock’s technique, and an endless slew of overeager reaction shots; the romance remains a thing of cinematic emoticons. (1:50) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:20, 4, 7:25, 10:05 p.m.; Fri.-Tues.: 12:20, 3, 5:50, 8:40 p.m.; Wed. 12:30, 3:15, 5:50, 8:40 p.m.

“Neighbors 2: Sorority” — Title IX has finally hit the college party movie genre and the result is just as goofily funny and mind-bendingly stupid as its testosterone-driven predecessors. (1:32) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:25, 2:40, 5 p.m.

“The Nice Guys” — A cheerfully aimless plunge into the scuzzy noir soul of 1970s Los Angeles, with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling playing mismatched private eyes. (1:56) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:15, 3 p.m.

“Now You See Me 2” — The Four Horsemen return for more magic and tangle with an unethical tech magnate. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson. Written by Ed Solomon, story by Solomon & Peter Chiarelli, based on characters created by Boaz Yakin & Edward Ricourt. Directed by Jon M. Chu. (1:55) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:20, 3:30, 6:40, 9:45 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 10 p.m.

“Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” — The high notes arrive early on in this far-from-subtle but frequently inspired sendup of celebrity self-absorption from the Lonely Island trio — those whip-smart boys-to-men who gave us viral master classes in musical satire. (1:26) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:35, 2:50, 6 p.m.

“Teenage Mutant Turtles: Out of the Shadows” — A befuddling and loud jumble of computer graphics and familiar character names crammed into a story that’s overly busy but also too simple. (1:52) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:10, 4:05, 7:20, 10 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 11:30, 2:30, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 1:50, 4:40 p.m.

“Warcraft” — Adapted from the novels and games in Blizzard Entertainment’s franchise, Duncan Jones’ maximalist humans-vs.-Orcs fantasy is lumpy and derivative, but it also pulses with a believer’s conviction. (2:03) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12, 3, 5:50, 6:20, 8:50, 9:20 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 11:50, 3:10, 6:10, 9:15 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Fri.-Wed.: 12:50, 4, 7:10, 10:15 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 IMAX 3D: Thurs. 12:40, 3:50 p.m.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” — Disorganized but engaging, full of visual pyrotechnics and earnest emotion, the seventh 20th Century Fox film with “X-Men” in the title is diverting, if not necessarily convincing. (2:24) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 10:05 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 10:30, 1:50, 5:10, 8:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:50, 5:10, 8:30 p.m.

Reviews and movie descriptions from the Los Angeles Times. Movie times from Gracenote.

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