Entertainment

Playing this week in Bellingham

Emma Roberts stars as Vee in the thriller “Nerve,” opening this week.
Emma Roberts stars as Vee in the thriller “Nerve,” opening this week. Lionsgate

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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

“Bad Moms” – Overworked and stressed out, a trio of mothers set to liberate themselves from straitjacketed upright behavior. With Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn. Written & directed by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore. (1:41) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 6, 8:40 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1:10, 2:20, 5, 6:30, 7:40, 9:20 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 2:20, 5, 7:40, 9:10 p.m.

“Jason Bourne” – Matt Damon steps back into the role of the rogue CIA agent for this fifth installment. With Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander. Written by Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse, inspired by the “Bourne” series created by Robert Ludlum. Directed by Greengrass. (2:03) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7, 8, 9, 10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12:40, 1:20, 2:40, 3:40, 4:20, 6:10, 6:40, 7:20, 9:10, 9:40, 10:20 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12:40, 1:20, 3:40, 4:20, 6:40, 7:20, 9:40, 10:20 p.m.

“Nerve” – A high school student reluctantly joins a popular online game and becomes trapped in an escalating series of dangerous actions. With Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade. Written by Jessica Sharzer, based on the novel by Jeanne Ryan. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. (1:36) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 11:05, 12:10, 3:05, 7:10, 9:05 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 2:10, 5:10, 8, 9:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 2:10, 5:10, 8, 10:30 p.m.

CRITICS’ CHOICE

“Café Society” – Woody Allen’s new film, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell, is of course funny, but it also ends up, almost without our realizing it, trafficking in memory, regret and the fate of relationships in a world of romantic melancholy. (1:36) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Fri.-Wed.: 2, 5:20, 7:30, 10:05 p.m.

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” – This wonderful New Zealand film has a gently absurdist quality, a simultaneously sweet and subversive sensibility all its own, mixing warmth, adventure and comedy in ways that consistently surprise. Don’t miss it. (1:41) PG-13.

Limelight Cinema: Fri. 1:30, 3:50, 6:15, 8:40 p.m.; Sat. 1:30, 6:15, 8:40 p.m.; Sun. 12:30, 5:20, 7:45 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:30, 3:50, 6:15, 8:40 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.

Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 3:45, 8:45 p.m.

“The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble” – It was a given that this Morgan Neville documentary would feature fine music, but it’s as concerned with emotion as it is with performance, investigating how so much joyous music was able to come out of exploration, disturbance, even pain. (1:36) NR.

Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 1:25, 6:30 p.m.; Sat. 4 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m.

ALSO PLAYING

“Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” – Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are back as Edina and Patsy, living the AbFab life until they cause a media storm and flee to the French Riviera. With Julia Sawalha. Written by Saunders. Directed by Mandie Fletcher. (1:30) R.

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 1:45, 4, 6:15, 8:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 1:15, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 p.m.; Sun. 2:45, 5, 8 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:15, 4:15, 9:15 p.m.

“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. 11:40, 2:50 p.m.

“Captain Fantastic” – The film’s initially beguiling charm curdles into a dispiritingly familiar mix of sentimentality and self-satisfaction, succumbing to the very complacency its characters claim to abhor. (1:58) R.

Pickford Film Center: Fri.-Sat.: 1:30, 3:30, 6:15, 9 p.m.; Sun. 11:45, 2:30, 5:15, 7:15 p.m.; Mon. 1:30, 3:30, 6:15, 9 p.m.; Tues. 1:30, 3:30, 6:15 p.m.; Wed. 1:30, 3:30, 6:15, 9 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. Imax 3D. (1:43) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 11:15, 2:20, 3:10, 4:50, 7:20, 9:55 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 12:50, 3:30, 6, 8:30 p.m.

“Ghostbusters” – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon have chemistry to burn in a cheerful summer lark that in many ways improves on the 1984 original, but peters out well before its overblown Times Square climax. Imax 3D. (1:56) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:10, 4:10, 5:50, 9:40 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 12, 2:50, 5:50, 8:50 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3-D: Thurs. 11:10, 1:55, 4:45, 7:40, 10:30 p.m.

“Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” – Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza analyzes the record of the presumptive presidential nominee and challenges the assertions of progressive politics. PG-13.

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

“Ice Age: Collision Course” – Simply a perfunctory, watered-down entry in the animated series that feels like it should have been released on home video. (1:34) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:40, 3, 5:30, 6:50, 9:15 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 1:30, 4, 6:20, 8:40 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3-D: Thurs. 11, 1:20, 3:40, 6:05, 8:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 12:10 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 12:10, 2:40, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 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. Imax 3D. (1:49) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:20, 3:20, 6:15, 8:55 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 12:30, 3:10, 5:40, 8:20 p.m.

“Lights Out” – The tale of a restless evil spirit who suffers from an extreme aversion to light, this nifty little chiller may be the first movie of its kind to unite the pleasure of a good haunting with the horror of an unpaid electricity bill. (1:21) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12, 2:10, 4:20, 6:40, 9:20 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 2:30, 5:30, 8:10, 10:15 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 2:30, 5:30, 8:10, 10:35 p.m.

“National Theatre Live: The Audience”

Pickford Film Center: Sun. 11; Tues. 6:30 p.m.

“Our Kind Of Traitor”

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 1:35, 9:15 p.m.

“Pan’s Labyrinth”

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

“The Secret Life of Pets” – A glorified hairball pulled together from the strands of better, more appealing movies and then noisily coughed up and disgorged at a multiplex near you. (1:30) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 11:20, 11:50, 1:40, 2:15, 4, 4:40, 6:30, 8:50 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1:50, 4:30, 7, 10:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:50, 4:30, 7, 9:20 p.m.

“Star Trek Beyond” – The crew of the Enterprise travels to deepest space and is challenged by an inscrutable new foe. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba. Written by Simon Pegg & Doug Jung and Roberto Orci & John D. Payne & Patrick McKay. Directed by Justin Lin. Imax 3D. NR.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:50, 3:15, 3:50, 6:10 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 1, 3:20, 4:10, 6:50, 7:10, 10 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3-D: Thurs. 12:15, 9:10 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 12:20, 9:45 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 IMAX 3-D: Thurs. 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 1:40, 4:40, 7:50, 10:40 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 The Daniels (aka Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert). (1:35) R.

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 4:10 p.m.

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

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