Entertainment

Playing this week in Bellingham

Ruby Barnhill, right, and the Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country, voiced by Mark Rylance, are picture in a scene from “The BFG.”
Ruby Barnhill, right, and the Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country, voiced by Mark Rylance, are picture in a scene from “The BFG.” Disney

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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

La Bohème Met Summer Encore

Barkley Village 16: Wed. 7 p.m.

“Chasing Niagara”

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 6:30 p.m.

“Dark Horse”

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Thurs.-Sat.: 4 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 4 p.m.

“Despicable Me 2”

Barkley Village 16: Tues. 10

“High-Rise”

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 9:15 p.m.

“Meeker: The Epic”

Pickford Film Center: Mon. 8:30 p.m.

“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” – Two brothers get more than they can handle from the pair of out-of-control women who respond to their online ad. With Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam Devine, Aubrey Plaza. Written by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Directed by Jake Szymanski. R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7, 9:40 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 10:50, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:20 p.m.; Sun.-Tues.: 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:20 p.m.

Northwest Heat Music Video Festival 2016 Finals

Pickford Film Center: Sun. 8 p.m.

“Rifftrax Live: Mst3k Reunion”

Barkley Village 16: Tues. 7:30 p.m.

Royal Shakespeare Company: “Hamlet”

Pickford Film Center: Tues. 6:30 p.m.

The Secret Life of Pets” – An animated comedy about what our dogs and cats do while we’re at work or school. Voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart. Written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio. Directed by Chris Renaud. Co-director Yarrow Cheney. (1:30) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 6, 6:50 p.m.; Fri. 12:30, 3, 5:30, 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun.: 10, 10:30, 11, 12:30, 1, 1:40, 2:20, 3, 3:30, 4:20, 5:30, 6, 7, 8, 9:30 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 11, 12:30, 1:40, 4:20, 5:30, 7, 8, 9:25 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 8:30, 9:20 p.m.; Fri. 10:05, 11:20, 11:50, 2, 4:40, 5, 7:30, 10, 10:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun.: 11:20, 11:50, 2, 4:40, 5, 7:30, 10, 10:30 p.m.; Mon. 11:50, 2:35, 3, 5, 7:30, 10, 10:30 p.m.; Tues. 11:50, 2:35, 3, 5, 7:35, 10, 10:30 p.m.

“Sunset Song”

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 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. 1, 3:40 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. 1:15, 3:30, 8:30 p.m.

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Fri.-Sat.: 1:15, 6:15, 9 p.m.; Sun. 12:15, 5:15, 8 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:15, 6:15, 9 p.m.

ALSO PLAYING

“The BFG” – Steven Spielberg’s technologically astounding yet predictably sweetened adaptation of a Roald Dahl classic is a drolly funny tale of cross-cultural friendship, centered around a brilliant motion-capture performance by Mark Rylance in the title role. (1:57) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:10, 3, 7:10, 9:30 p.m.; Fri. 10:20, 12:10, 12:50, 3:20, 6:20, 6:40, 9:15 p.m.; Sat. 12:10, 12:50, 3:20, 6:20, 6:40, 9:15 p.m.; Sun. 10:20, 12:10, 12:50, 3:20, 6:20, 6:40, 9:15 p.m.; Mon. 12:10, 3:20, 6:20, 9:15 p.m.; Tues. 12:25, 3:20, 6:20, 9:15 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 12, 4:10, 10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 3:40, 9:35 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 12:50, 3:40, 6:40, 9:35 p.m.

“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. 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:45, 10:25 p.m.; Fri.-Mon.: 12, 2:50, 5:40, 8:20 p.m.; Tues. 12:15, 2:50, 5:40, 8:20 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. 6:15, 9:15 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 8:50 p.m.; Mon. 12:20, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 p.m.; Tues. 12:20, 3:30, 10:35 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. 11:50, 1:20, 2:30, 4, 5:10, 6:45, 7:40, 9:45, 10:10 p.m.; Fri. 11:40, 12:20, 2:30, 3:10, 5:10, 5:50, 7:50, 10:25 p.m.; Sun. 10:45, 11:40, 12:20, 2:30, 3:10, 5:10, 5:50, 7:50, 10:25 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 11:40, 2:20, 3:10, 5:10, 5:50, 7:50, 10:25 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 12:30, 3:10, 5:50, 8:45 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 10:15, 8:30 p.m.; Mon. 12:25, 8:30 p.m.; Tues. 12:35, 8:30 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 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 7:10, 10:15 p.m.; Mon. 12:15, 3:25, 7:10, 10:15 p.m.; Tues. 12:40, 4:05, 7:10, 10:15 p.m.

“Home”

Barkley Village 16: Tues. 10

“Independence Day: Resurgence” – The aliens are back, bigger and badder than ever in a film that doesn’t hesitate to go where many films have gone before. A genial diversion for the undemanding. (2:00) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 3:50, 6:40, 9:35 p.m.; Fri.-Tues.: 2:40, 6:10 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 1:30, 4:30, 7:20, 10:20 p.m.; Fri.-Tues.: 11:10, 9 p.m.

“The Iron Giant”

Pickford Film Center: Sat. 4 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. 12:40, 3:30, 6:20 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 10:10, 1:10, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 1:10, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 9:05 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 IMAX 3D: Thurs. 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:15 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 10:40, 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 p.m.

“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. 11:30, 2:50 p.m.

“Our Kind of Traitor” – On holiday in Marrakesh, an English couple become entangled with the Russian mafia and the U.K.’s MI6. With Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis. Written by Hossein Amini based on the John le Carre novel. Directed by Susanna White. (1:47) R.

Pickford Film Center: Fri. 1:45, 3:40, 6:15, 8:50 p.m.; Sat. 1:25, 3:40, 6:15, 8:50 p.m.; Sun. 1, 2:40, 5:15 p.m.; Mon. 1:45, 3:20, 5:55 p.m.; Tues. 1:15, 3:50, 6:30 p.m.; Wed. 1:45, 3:40, 9 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. 1:05, 3:45, 6:25, 9:10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1:20, 4, 6:30, 9:10 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 1:20, 4, 6:45, 9:50 p.m.

“The Shallows” – A welcome midsummer reminder that all you need to make a movie is a girl and a flare gun, this is an efficiently pared-down B-movie showcase for Blake Lively, more than holding her own opposite a computer-generated great white shark. (1:26) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:20, 2:45, 5:20, 7:50, 10:05 p.m.; Fri.-Tues.: 1:30, 4:10, 7:05, 9:20 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: Thurs. 4, 6:15, 8:45 p.m.; Fri. 4:20, 6:40, 9 p.m.; Sat. 1:20, 6:40, 9 p.m.; Sun. 12:20, 3:35, 5:55, 8:15 p.m.; Mon. 1, 4:20, 6:40, 9 p.m.; Tues. 1:20, 3:40, 9 p.m.; Wed. 1:20, 4:20, 6:30, 9:15 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. 11:35, 2:40 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: Thurs. 1 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. 12:35 p.m.

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

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