Entertainment

Playing this week in Bellingham

Oona Laurence, left, plays Natalie and Oakes Fegley, right, appears as Pete, right, with Elliot the dragon in “Pete’s Dragon.”
Oona Laurence, left, plays Natalie and Oakes Fegley, right, appears as Pete, right, with Elliot the dragon in “Pete’s Dragon.” 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

“Ben-Hur” – Forced into slavery, a prince fights his way back seeking revenge. With Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro. Written by Keith R. Clarke & John Ridley, based on the novel by Lew Wallace. Directed by Timor Bekmambetov. (2:03) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 4:10, 7:10 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 10 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 1:40, 10 p.m.

“Captain Fantastic”

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 12:45, 3:30, 8:45 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 12:45, 6:30, 9:10 p.m.; Sun. 5:45, 8:30 p.m.; Mon. 12:45, 3:30, 9:10 p.m.; Tues. 12:45, 6:30, 9:10 p.m.; Wed. 3:30, 8:50 p.m.

“Don’t Think Twice”

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Fri.-Sat.: 1:45, 4:10, 6:30, 8:50 p.m.; Sun. 1, 3:25, 5:45, 8 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:45, 4:10, 6:30, 8:50 p.m.

“Eat that Question: Frank Zappa in his own Words”

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 8:55 p.m.

“Globe on Screen: Measure for Measure”

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

“Kubo and the Two Strings” – Animated Japanese fantasy about a boy, his magical instrument and the enchanted creatures who aid him as he attempts to heal a long-ago rift and reunite his family. Voices of Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron. Written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. Directed by Travis Knight. (1:41) PG.

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

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 6:40, 8:40 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 12, 4:40, 7:20, 10:30 p.m.

“My Love, Don’t Cross that River”

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

“Quatermass II”

Pickford Film Center: Sat. 12 p.m.

“Rifftrax Live: Mothra”

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 8 p.m.; Tues. 7:30 p.m.

“Thelma & Louise 25th Anniversary”

Barkley Village 16: Sun. 2, 7 p.m.; Wed. 2, 7 p.m.

War Dogs” – Two twentysomething Miami friends exploit a loophole and land a $300 million defense contract to arm the Afghan military. With Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas and Bradley Cooper. Written by Stephen Chin and Todd Phillips & Jason Smilovic, based on a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson. Directed by Phillips. (1:54) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 7:20, 10:10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 1:10, 4:50, 7, 7:40, 9:50, 10:25 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 1:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:25 p.m.

CRITICS’ CHOICE

“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.

PFC’s Limelight Cinema: Thurs. 4, 6:30 p.m.

“Jason Bourne” – The fourth film to feature Matt Damon as the unstoppable secret agent, the third to be directed by Paul Greengrass, this most propulsive motion picture is a model of what mainstream entertainment can be like when everything goes right. (2:03) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:30, 3:40, 7:45, 10:35 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 12:20, 3:10, 6, 8:50 p.m.

“Our Little Sister” – A delicate, unforced meditation on the joy and wonder of ordinary life, this film’s ability to move audiences without apparent effort must be experienced to be fully appreciated and understood. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2:06) PG.

Pickford Film Center: Fri.-Sat.: 3:30 p.m.; Sun. 2:45 p.m.; Mon. 6:20 p.m.; Tues. 3:30 p.m.; Wed. 12:35 p.m.

ALSO PLAYING

“Anthropoid” – A pair of Czech operatives parachute into their occupied homeland intending to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich, the Reich’s third in command behind Hitler and Himmler. With Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon. Written by Sean Ellis & Anthony Frewin. Directed by Ellis. (2:00) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:10, 4:15, 7:05, 9:55 p.m.; Fri.-Tues.: 11:50, 3:20, 6:10, 9:05 p.m.; Wed. 11:50, 9:25 p.m.

“Bad Moms” – An intermittently funny, occasionally raunchy movie that regards its central characters from an essential remove. (1:41) R.

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

“Florence Foster Jenkins” – Meryl Streep stars as a New York socialite in the 1940s who pursues her dream of being a great singer – despite possessing a terrible voice. With Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg. Written by Nicholas Martin. Directed by Stephen Frears. (1:50) PG-13.

Pickford Film Center: Thurs. 1, 3:45, 6:15, 9 p.m.; Fri. 1, 3:45, 6:15, 8:45 p.m.; Sat. 3:45, 6:15, 8:45 p.m.; Sun. 12, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.: 1, 3:45, 6:15, 8:45 p.m.; Wed. 1, 3:45, 6:15 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. (1:56) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:10, 3:10, 5:50, 8:50 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 12:10, 2:50, 5:40, 8:30 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: Fri.-Mon.: 2:10, 5, 7:15, 9:25 p.m.; Tues. 2:10, 5, 10:20 p.m.; Wed. 2:55, 5, 7:15, 10:15 p.m.

“Nerve” – Although it loses its grip along the way, this neon-saturated teenage dream demonstrates the way in which technology has slid into our lives. (1:36) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 2:40, 5:10 p.m.

“Nine Lives” – An uptight businessman finds himself trapped in the body of the family cat and must learn to be more human to escape. With Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Malina Weissman. Written by Matt Alen, Caleb Wilson, Daniel Atoniazzi, Ben Shiffrin. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. (1:27) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:50, 4:10 p.m.

“Pete’s Dragon” – A skeptical forest ranger in the Pacific Northwest meets a young boy who claims to be friends with a large-winged reptile in this reimagining of the 1977 film. With Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley. Written by David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks, based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein. Directed by Lowery. (1:42) PG.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 1:20, 3:55, 6:30, 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat.: 11:30, 1, 3:40, 6:20, 8:55 p.m.; Sun. 11:30; Mon.-Wed.: 11:30, 1, 3:40, 6:20, 8:55 p.m.

Barkley Village 16 3D: Thurs. 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45 p.m.; Fri.-Sun.: 2, 4:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.: 2, 4:30, 7, 9:40 p.m.

“Sausage Party” – A supermarket meat by-product leads other foodstuffs on an existential quest in this R-rated animated comedy. Voices of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill. Written by Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir; story by Rogen, Goldberg and Hill. Directed by Conrad Vernon & Greg Tiern. (1:29) R.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 12:40, 3, 5:30, 7:50, 10:15 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. 1, 3:20, 5:40, 8:10, 10:25 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9 p.m.

“Star Trek Beyond” – The fact that this 13th film in the long-running series is serviceable, delivering enough value to be worth a fan’s time, is about as good as one could reasonably expect. (2:00) PG-13.

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

“Suicide Squad” – A villains-as-heroes comic book movie that ends up in a kind of limbo, not as strong as its partisans will insist or as weak overall as its least appealing elements would have you fear. (2:10) PG-13.

Barkley Village 16: Thurs. 11:30, 12:50, 2:30, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 p.m.

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

Barkley Village 16 IMAX 3D: Thurs. 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Wed.: 4:35, 10:20 p.m.

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

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