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Movies in North Texas theaters on May 3 and coming soon

‘The Fall Guy’ leads this week’s lineup of new releases.


Opening dates are subject to change.

CHIEF OF STATION After learning that his wife’s death was not an accident, a former CIA station chief (Aaron Eckhart) must team up with an old adversary to investigate a conspiracy. Also starring Olga Kurylenko and Alex Pettyfer. Not rated. 97 mins. At the Angelika Plano.


DRAGONKEEPER In this Spanish-Chinese animated fantasy adventure film, an enslaved orphan girl finds a dragon egg and sets out across ancient China to save the magical creatures from extinction. In English, Chinese and Spanish, with subtitles. PG (for violence, thematic elements and scary images). 99 mins. In wide release.

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(B-) THE FALL GUY Stuntman Colt Seavers (Ryan Gosling) must track down a missing movie star and win back the love of his life (Emily Blunt) in this action-comedy film loosely based on the 1980s TV series. The moments with Gosling and Blunt are fun to watch, a testament to their pure star power. Too bad the filmmakers had to muck it up with an overwrought murder mystery. Also starring Winston Duke, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Waddingham and Stephanie Hsu. PG-13 (for action and violence, drug content and some strong language). 126 mins. In wide release.

JEANNE DU BARRY Determined to climb the social ladder and escape her impoverished life, a working-class woman (director and co-writer Maïwenn) becomes the mistress of Louis XV (Johnny Depp) in this drama that plays it too safe. Sumptuously made and with jaw-dropping costumes, Maïwenn’s lavish feature is also, well, kind of bland. In French, Latin and German, with subtitles. Not rated. 117 mins. In wide release.


MARS EXPRESS In this animated film set on Mars in the 23rd century, a private investigator and her android companion are hired to solve a case. In French, with subtitles. Not rated. 88 mins. In wide release.

NEW LIFE A woman (Hayley Erin) on the run seeks to reach the Canadian border, but she’s being followed by a resourceful agent (Sonya Walger) intent on tracking her down. 85 mins. At Galaxy Theatres Grandscape in The Colony.

ROCKET CLUB: ACROSS THE COSMOS In this animated film, the members of Rocket Club must return a stranded alien to its home planet and save the Earth from an evil plot. Not rated. 68 mins. In wide release.


THE ROUNDUP: PUNISHMENT In this South Korean action-thriller, a detective joins a cyber investigation team to try to take down a mercenary and the head of an online gambling ring. In Korean with subtitles. Not rated. 109 mins. At AMC Grapevine Mills.

SOMETHING IN THE WATER After reuniting for a wedding in the Caribbean, five friends must fight for their lives in shark-infested open water. R (for language throughout, some violence and bloody images). 86 mins. At Galaxy Theatres Grandscape in The Colony.

(C) STRESS POSITIONS In this queer pandemic comedy, a man (John Early) cares for his injured nephew while quarantined in his ex-husband’s home in Brooklyn. Veering frantically between physical cringe comedy and petulant hysteria, the film never succeeds at making a virtue of its chaotic style. Not rated. 95 mins. At the Texas Theatre.

TAROT In this horror flick, a group of friends violates the sacred rule of Tarot readings, unleashing an evil force trapped within the cursed cards. Starring Avantika, Humberly González and Olwen Fouéré. PG-13 (for horror violence, terror, bloody images, some strong language and drug content). 92 mins. In wide release.

THABO AND THE RHINO CASE An African boy (Litlhohonolofatso Litlhakayane) who wants to become a detective gets his chance when poachers kill a rhino in a nearby safari park. PG (for thematic material, mild violence, language, a suggestive reference and brief smoking). 97 mins. In wide release.


AGGRO DR1FT Filmmaker Harmony Korine uses infrared photography in this neon-hued, experimental action drama about a Miami-based hitman (Jordi Mollà) who needs to take out a rival.

AISHA A young Nigerian woman (Letitia Wright) develops a friendship with an ex-convict (Josh O’Connor) as she seeks asylum in Ireland.


EVIL DOES NOT EXIST A Tokyo company’s poorly planned project to build a luxury camping retreat near a small rural community creates conflict when it threatens the purity of the village’s water supply.

KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Several generations after the reign of Caesar, a young ape goes on a harrowing journey that will affect the future of apes and humans alike.

LAZARETH A woman (Ashley Judd) adopts her orphaned nieces (Katie Douglas and Sarah Pidgeon) and raises them in a remote cabin as a deadly pandemic rages. After being in isolation for a decade and taught to fear the outside world, the girls meet an injured man in the woods and begin to question what they’ve been told.

NOT ANOTHER CHURCH MOVIE This parody film follows Taylor Pherry (Kevin Daniels), who is given a mission from God (Jamie Foxx) to inspire his community. Little does he know that the devil (Mickey Rourke) has plans of his own.


NOWHERE SPECIAL This Northern Ireland-set tearjerker follows a single father (James Norton) with a terminal illness as he seeks a new family to raise his 4-year-old son (Daniel Lamont).

POOLMAN Chris Pine directs and stars in this noir-drenched L.A. comedy about a pool cleaner turned bumbling sleuth.


(B-) ABIGAIL In this over-the-top horror thriller, criminals kidnap a 12-year-old ballerina (Alisha Weir) in hopes of collecting a $50 million ransom. But the captors soon find that they’re locked in an isolated mansion not with an ordinary girl, but with a bloodthirsty vampire. Weir is riveting, but also quite funny. Also starring Melissa Barrera, Giancarlo Esposito, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton and Matthew Goode. R (for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, pervasive language and brief drug use). 109 mins.


(B-) ARTHUR THE KING An adventure athlete (Mark Wahlberg) adopts a stray dog to accompany him on a 435-mile endurance race in this heartwarming film based on a true story. It’s fairly standard — and often treacly — dog fare, calling to mind other adventurous pups in TV and film like Lassie, Benji and Rin Tin Tin, but edged up with an adventure sports milieu and vibrant, handheld cinematography that gives the film a more adult, action-oriented look and feel. Also starring Simu Liu, Nathalie Emmanuel and Ali Suliman. PG-13 (for some strong language). 90 mins.

(B-) THE BEAST A woman (Léa Seydoux) continually falls in love with different incarnations of a man (George MacKay) across multiple decades and settings in this audaciously trippy sci-fi flick. Although the film can be talky and didactic at times, Seydoux and MacKay sell the high concept, generating a real erotic charge just by touching hands. In French and some English, with subtitles. Not rated (contains violence, some strong language, sexual situations and painted nudes). 146 mins.

BOY KILLS WORLD Bill Skarsgård stars as Boy, who vows revenge after his family is murdered by the deranged matriarch (Famke Janssen) of a corrupt post-apocalyptic dynasty. He trains in martial arts under a mysterious shaman (Yayan Ruhian) and begins his violent rampage on the eve of the annual culling of dissidents. R (for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, language, some drug use and sexual references). 111 mins.

(A) CHALLENGERS Zendaya stars as a former tennis prodigy turned coach who’s trying to break her tennis champion husband (Mike Faist) out of a slump as he takes on an old friend – and her former lover (Josh O’Connor) – on the court. Smart, seductive and bristling with sexual tension, Challengers is arguably director Luca Guadagnino’s most purely pleasurable film to date; it’s certainly his lightest and most playful. R (for language throughout, some sexual content and graphic nudity). 131 mins.


(A) CIVIL WAR In Alex Garland’s virtuosic action-thriller set in a near-future America, journalists race to reach Washington, D.C., before rebel factions descend upon the White House. It’s an upsetting dystopian vision that leaves viewers shaken, effectively repeating the question that quelled the L.A. riots: Can we all get along? Starring Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Nick Offerman. R (for strong violent content, bloody/disturbing images, and language throughout). 109 mins.

(B+) COUP DE CHANCE Woody Allen’s Paris-set drama of upper-class murder has a cast of French actors and a jaunty tone of deadpan glee. It’s easily Allen’s best movie since Blue Jasmine (10 years ago), maybe since Match Point (18 years ago). Starring Lou de Laâge, Niels Schneider and Anna Laik. In French with subtitles. PG-13 (for thematic elements, some violence and suggestive material). 96 mins.

CREW Three flight attendants from Mumbai face setbacks after embarking on a journey to pursue their dreams. In Hindi, with subtitles. Not rated. 131 mins.

(A) DUNE: PART TWO Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) takes up with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen in this spectacular feat of sci-fi filmmaking that marries immersive world-building with engrossing storytelling. Austin Butler is captivating as Paul’s dark counterpart, the murderous Feyd-Rautha, delivering a nearly reptilian performance. Also starring Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Florence Pugh, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista and Christopher Walken. PG-13 (for sequences of strong violence, some suggestive material and brief strong language). 166 mins.


THE FIRST OMEN When a young American woman (Nell Tiger Free) is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the Catholic Church, she discovers a terrifying conspiracy that aims to bring about the birth of the Antichrist. Also starring Bill Nighy, Charles Dance and Sonia Braga. R (for violent content, grisly/disturbing images and brief graphic nudity). 119 mins.

(B-) GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE In this supernatural comedy, the Spengler family returns to New York City to team up with the original Ghostbusters. When an ancient artifact threatens to unleash a new ice age, they must spring into action. The film doesn’t mess with the franchise’s well-honed formula, carefully balancing its laughs and scares in a breezy manner that makes for pleasurable, if lightweight, viewing. Starring Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Kumail Nanjiani and Patton Oswalt. PG-13 (for supernatural action/violence, language and suggestive references). 115 mins.

GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE The legendary creatures clash and take on a new threat in the latest entry in the Monsterverse franchise. Starring Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry and Dan Stevens. PG-13 (for creature violence and action). 115 mins.

IMAGINARY In this horror flick from Blumhouse, a woman (DeWanda Wise) moves back into her childhood home and finds that Chauncey, the stuffed bear she left behind, is angry over being abandoned. PG-13 (for some violent content, drug material and language). 104 mins.


(B+) IMMACULATE Sydney Sweeney delivers a captivating performance in this enjoyable if uneven horror film about a virginal nun whose pregnancy inspires questions at an Italian convent. The film really takes off in the second half as it evolves into a taut survival thriller. R (for strong and bloody violent content, grisly images, nudity and some language). 89 mins.

(B) KUNG FU PANDA 4 In this predictable but pleasant animated comedy sequel, Po (voiced by Jack Black) becomes the spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace and must train a new Dragon Warrior. The humor in this edition doesn’t seem as broad as usual, with the mostly low-key laughs coming from amusing visual gags. Also featuring the voices of Viola Davis, Awkwafina, Dustin Hoffman and Bryan Cranston. PG (for martial arts action/mild violence, scary images and some mild rude humor). 94 mins.

(A) LA CHIMERA A young British archaeologist (Josh O’Connor) gets involved in an international network involving stolen Etruscan artifacts in this grubbily transcendent folk tale that serves up pure movie magic. Also starring Carol Duarte, Vincenzo Nemolato, Alba Rohrwacher and Isabella Rossellini. In Italian with subtitles. Not rated. 130 mins.

(A) LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL In this horror flick set in 1977, a struggling TV talk show host (David Dastmalchian) unwittingly unleashes evil into the nation’s living rooms during a live Halloween broadcast. The mix of vintage showbiz cheese and Exorcist-style demonic doings is distinctive and clever. R (for violent content, some gore and language including a sexual reference). 93 mins.


(B) THE LONG GAME In this 1950s-set historical drama, five young Mexican-American caddies at an all-white country club create their own golf course in the middle of South Texas to learn how to play. It’s a gently rousing, family-friendly drama. Starring Jay Hernandez, Julian Works, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Brett Cullen, Oscar Nuñez, Paulina Chávez, Gregory Diaz IV, José Julián, Cheech Marin and Dennis Quaid. PG (for language, racial slurs, thematic material, some violence and brief rude material). 106 mins.

MAIDAAN This sports drama from India is based on the story of national soccer team coach Syed Abdul Rahim. In Hindi, with subtitles. Not rated. 185 mins.

(B) THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE In this spirited action-comedy flick from director Guy Ritchie, British authorities recruit a small group of soldiers to attack the Nazis deep behind enemy lines. As a whole, the movie hews to the standard men-on-a-mission formula, joining classics such as The Guns of Navarone and The Dirty Dozen in assembling a pack of highly skilled — if slightly disreputable — pros to attempt the impossible. Starring Henry Cavill, Alan Ritchson, Alex Pettyfer, Eiza González, Babs Olusanmokun and Cary Elwes. R (for strong violence throughout and some language). 120 mins.

(B-) MONKEY MAN Dev Patel directs and stars in this erratic action-thriller as a young man who ekes out a living by donning a gorilla mask and getting beaten senseless in an underground fight club. After years of suppressed rage boil over, he seeks vengeance against those who had long victimized him and other poor and powerless people. The script has too many cliches, but Patel makes a fine hero. Also starring Sharlto Copley, Pitobash and Sobhita Dhulipala. R (for strong bloody violence throughout, language throughout, sexual content/nudity and drug use). 123 mins.


SPY X FAMILY CODE: WHITE In this animated adventure-comedy flick from Japan, a couple try to keep their double lives as a spy and an assassin a secret. But their adopted daughter has telepathic abilities and knows all about it. PG-13 (for some violence, language and smoking). 110 mins.

UNSUNG HERO This faith-based drama tells the story of the real-life Smallbone family, who moved from Australia to Nashville, Tenn., to pursue musical careers. Starring Daisy Betts, Joel Smallbone, Kirrilee Berger and Jonathan Jackson. PG (for thematic elements). 112 mins.

(B) WE GROWN NOW In this early 1990s-set drama, two young boys (Blake Cameron James and Gian Knight Ramirez) discover the joys and hardships of growing up in the sprawling Cabrini-Green public housing complex in Chicago. Slightly dreamy and stylized, this very small story feels grand, poetic and cinematic. PG (for thematic material and language). 93 mins.

(C) WICKED LITTLE LETTERS When a rowdy Irish migrant (Jessie Buckley) is charged with sending profanity-laced letters to the people of a 1920s English seaside town, the local women suspect that something is amiss and begin to investigate on their own in this strained period comedy. The film takes a one-note farcical approach to a slice of real-life history, a peculiar move that deserts its formidable cast and squanders its thrilling premise. Also starring Olivia Colman, Anjana Vasan, Timothy Spall, Hugh Skinner and Alisha Weir. R (for language throughout and sexual material). 102 mins.


Compiled from staff and wire reports

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