Entertainment

Playing this week in Bellingham

From left, characters Max, voiced by Louis C.K., Duke, voiced by Eric Stonestreet, and Katie, voiced by Ellie Kemper, appear in a scene from “The Secret Lives of Pets.”
From left, characters Max, voiced by Louis C.K., Duke, voiced by Eric Stonestreet, and Katie, voiced by Ellie Kemper, appear in a scene from “The Secret Lives of Pets.” Universal Pictures

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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: Papal Basilicas of Rome

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7 p.m.

All’opera: La Favorita

Pickford Film Center: Wed. 5:30 p.m.

Così Fan Tutte Met Summer Encore

Barkley Village 16: Wed. 7 p.m.

“Dark Horse”

PFC’s Limelight Cinema:Thurs. 4 p.m.

The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals

Pickford Film Center: Mon. 8 p.m.

Royal Shakespeare Company: “Hamlet”

Pickford Film Center: Sun. 11

“Ghostbusters” – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are the new generation of paranormal investigators out to save the world from supernatural baddies. Written by Paul Feig & Katie Dippold, based on the 1984 film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Directed by Feig. Imax 3D. (1:56) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 8 p.m.

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

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

“Gurukulam”

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

“The Infiltrator” – Bryan Cranston plays a federal agent who goes deep undercover to access drug king Pablo Escobar’s 1980s empire. With John Leguizamo and Diane Kruger. Written by Ellen Brown Furman, based on Robert Mazur’s autobiography. Directed by Brad Furman. R.

“The Infiltrator”

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:50, 4, 7:10, 10:10 p.m.

CRITICS’ CHOICE

“The Lobster”

PFC’s Limelight Cinema:Thurs. 1:15, 6:15, 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 3:30, 8:30 p.m.; Sun. 2:30, 7:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 3:30, 8:30 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. 12:10, 3:20, 6:20, 9:15 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 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. 12:15, 2:50, 5:30 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. 11:40, 2:20, 3:10, 5:10, 5:50, 8:10, 9:45 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 12:25, 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, 3:25 p.m.

“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. 2:40, 6:10 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 11:10, 9:10 p.m.

“The Legend of Tarzan” – Though Alexander Skarsgard is excellent in the title role, the rest of the film tries too hard to modernize itself, with unhappy results. (1:49) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:10, 3:50, 6:55, 9:40 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 IMAX 3D: Thurs. 1:30, 4:10 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. 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:10, 9:20 p.m.

“Nuts!” – Filmmaker Penny Lane explores the power of nonfiction filmmaking as she profiles Kansas physician John Romulus Brinkley, who in 1917 claimed to discover a cure for impotence, invented junk mail and the infomercial, and built the world’s most powerful radio station. (1:19) NR.

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.

“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: Thurs. 1:45, 3:40, 6:15, 8:50 p.m.

“The Purge: Election Year” – Even more than in the series’ first two films, writer-director James DeMonaco wields his satirical ideas and topical reference points with a recklessness that similarly informs his murkily shot scenes of knife-to-knife combat and sniper fire. (1:45) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:20, 4, 6:45, 10:40 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. 11, 12:30, 1:40, 4:20, 5:20, 6:50, 7:50, 9:25 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 11:50, 2:35, 3, 5, 7:30, 10, 10:30 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. (J.C., June 24) (1:26) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:50, 4:30, 9:55 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. 1:20, 4:20, 9 p.m.

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

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