Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, Davenport
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The Croods: A New Age (PG; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - From the feral chomping of Baby Sandy to the physicalized conversations of the aptly named Punch Monkeys, the visual gags in this lively, colorful, animated-comedy sequel are usually as solid as the verbal ones. IMDb listing.
The Emperor's New Groove (G; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - This giddy animated comedy from 2000 appears to have been made both for and by people who were sick to death of the tired old Disney formula; it attacks the studio's shopworn clichés with a vengeance that is both hilarious and utterly deserved. IMDb listing.
Fatale (R; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - None of this erotic thriller's twisted shenanigans is even borderline-believable, but as watchable garbage goes, Deon Taylor's time-killer is acceptable enough. IMDb listing.
The Marksman (PG-13; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - IMDb listing.
Master (not rated; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - IMDb listing.
Monster Hunter (PG-13; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - This video-game adaptation is about as stupid as you'd expect, but it also delivers just enough dumb, pulpy, PG-13 amusement to make it a decent sit. IMDb listing.
News of the World (PG-13; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - A tactful, tasteful Western that's a solid, touching entertainment overall - and also, in all likelihood, as close as director Paul Greengrass will ever get to making a Ron Howard movie. IMDb listing.
Promising Young Woman (R; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - Emerald Fennell's pitch-black comedy is intensely enjoyable and, at the finale, more emotionally overpowering than you may have anticipated. IMDb listing.
Selma (PG-13; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - Ava DuVernay's impassionate civil-rights drama features set pieces so stupendously well-staged and -edited that you may feel like applauding even though you're too transfixed to move. IMDb listing.
The War with Grandpa (PG; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - Tim Hill's family slapstick is awkwardly staged and not all that funny, but I was so happy to hear a movie crowd roaring with laughter again that I just about bawled. IMDb listing.
Wonder Woman 1984 (PG-13; Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX) - Nothing about this comic-book sequel comes off as essential or in any way contributes to its leading character's growth or the franchise's world-building expansion, and the dully rote action scenes feel like filler within a comic-book outing that's nothing but filler. IMDb listing.