Entertainment

Playing this week in Bellingham

Mahershala Ali and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in “Free State of Jones,” which is playing in Bellingham at the Barkley Village 16 theater.
Mahershala Ali and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in “Free State of Jones,” which is playing in Bellingham at the Barkley Village 16 theater. Tribune News Service

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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

“The BFG” — A Big Friendly Giant befriends a young girl from London in this adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic. With Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton. Written by Melissa Mathison. Directed by Steven Spielberg. (1:57) PG.

Regal Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 12, 6 p.m.

Regal Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 10 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 3:40, 9:40 p.m.

“Dark Horse”

Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 12:10, 4:40, 6:50 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 4 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 4 p.m.

“High-Rise”

Limelight Cinema: Fri.-Sat.: 9:15 p.m.; Sun. 8:15 p.m.; Mon. 1:15 p.m.; Tues.-Wed.: 9:15 p.m.

“Hockney”

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 6:15 p.m.

“The Legend of Tarzan” — After years of being civilized, the ape-man returns to the Congo and is entangled in a conspiracy. With Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie. Written by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, based on the Tarzan stories created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Directed by David Yates. (1:49) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 6:50 p.m.

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

Barkley Village 16 IMAX 3D: Thurs. 6, 8:55 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:30 p.m.

“The Purge: Election Year” — The third edition of this sci-fi horror series in which the annual government-sanctioned 12-hour period when all crime is legal comes under attack. With Frank Grillo, Edwin Hodge, Betty Gabriel. Written and directed by James DeMonaco. (1:45) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7:15, 9:55 p.m.

“Shakespeare Live!”

Pickford Film Center: Sun. 11; Wed. 6 p.m.

“Sunset Song”

Limelight Cinema: Fri.-Sat.: 1, 6:15 p.m.; Sun. 12, 5:15 p.m.; Mon. 6:15 p.m.; Tues.-Wed.: 1, 6:15 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. 11, 1:30 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. 3:30, 6:15, 9 p.m.; Fri. 1:15, 3:45, 8:30 p.m.; Sat. 3:45, 8:30 p.m.; Sun. 2:45, 7:30 p.m.; Mon. 1:15, 3:15 p.m.; Tues. 1:15, 3:15, 8:30 p.m.; Wed. 1:15, 8:30 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.

Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 2:20 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.

Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 9 p.m.

ALSO PLAYING

“Central Intelligence” — It’s a ’90s nostalgia trip, a rambunctious spy thriller and a knucklehead bromance rolled into one, and as disjointed as that sounds, the movie is dumb in all the right ways, and also a bit smarter than you might expect. (1:54) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 11:20, 2, 4:40, 7:25, 10:10 p.m.

“The Conjuring 2” — James Wan’s follow-up to his superb 2013 haunted-house thriller is another virtuosic exercise in mobile camerawork and moldering production design, with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprising their roles as paranormal investigators. (2:13) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 11:30, 2:40, 5:50, 9:10 p.m.

“Finding Dory” — Determined Dory, the crowd-pleasing forgetful sidekick in Pixar’s 2003 animated fish tale “Finding Nemo,” is now front and center and the results are only sporadically encouraging. (1:43) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 11:10, 12:30, 1:10, 1:50, 3:10, 3:50, 4:30, 6:10, 6:40, 7:10, 8:50, 9:45 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 11:50, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 9:15, 10:25 p.m.

“Free State of Jones” — Gary Ross’ smooth, steady Civil War biography, starring Matthew McConaughey, is just interesting enough to make you wish it were a lot grittier, and better. (2:19) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 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: Thurs. 3:45, 8:55 p.m.

“Independence Day: Resurgence” — Twenty years later, the aliens return with new and improved technology. With Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman. Written by Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods and Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich and James Vanderbilt; story by Devlin and Emmerich and Wright and Woods. Directed by Emmerich. (2:00) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:40, 3:40, 7:05, 9:20, 10:05 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 IMAX 3D: Thurs. 1:20 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 12, 3, 6:20 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. 11:40

“Now You See Me 2” — You don’t believe a second of what you’re seeing but ... well, you don’t believe a second of what you’re seeing. (1:55) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 11:05, 2:10 p.m.

“The Shallows” — Blake Lively stars as a surfer on a secluded beach who fights for survival after encountering a Great White shark. Written by Anthony Jaswinski. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:20, 2:50, 5:30, 8, 10:20 p.m.

“Swiss Army Man” — A man stranded on a desert island befriends the corpse that washes ashore. With Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Written and directed by Daniels (a.k.a. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert). (1:35) R.

Pickford Film Center: Fri. 4, 6:15, 8:45 p.m.; Sat. 1:40, 4, 6:15, 8:45 p.m.; Sun. 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:45 p.m.; Mon. 4, 6:15 p.m.; Tues.-Wed.: 4, 6:15, 9:15 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. 12:50, 3:30 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. 1, 4, 7:20 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 10:15 p.m.

“Weiner” — This absorbing, entertaining film takes a decidedly warts-and-all look at disgraced seven-term Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner and his propulsive if ill-fated 2013 run for mayor of New York City. (1:40) NR.

Pickford Film Center: Fri.-Sat.: 1:30, 6:30 p.m.; Sun. 5:30 p.m.; Mon. 1, 6 p.m.; Tues. 1 p.m.; Wed. 2:30, 4:45 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. 2:20, 5:40, 9 p.m.

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

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