Stuber

Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Davenport

Regal Moline Stadium 14, Moline

Blue Grass Drive-in, Blue Grass

61 Drive-in Theatre, Maquoketa

Putnam Museum, Davenport

FilmScene, Iowa City

Marcus Sycamore Cinema, Iowa City

(Hyperlinked titles take you to Mike Schulz's full reviews; IMDb hyperlinks take you to the films’ Internet Movie Database pages.)

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Aladdin (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in) – Running about 40 minutes longer than the 1992 Aladdin, this one isn't nearly as fast-paced and charming, and certainly isn't as funny, with Will Smith's admirable attempt at out-doing Robin Williams' genie remaining a mere attempt. IMDb listing.

All Is True (PG-13; FilmScene) IMDb listing

Annabelle Comes Home (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – A whole lot of well-acted nothing, this is a fright-film installment whose only conceivable interest comes from its being an installment. IMDb listing.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – A 45-minute version of this past spring's remarkable Apollo 11 doc, but there's so much truncating of the original footage that little that happens here carries any emotional weight. Putnam.org.

Avengers: Endgame (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – Directors Joe and Anthony Russo's concluding chapter in the 22-movie Marvel Cinematic Universe is clever, funny, baffling, touching, and blissfully fan-centric. IMDb listing.

Between Me & My Mind (not rated; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Marcus Sycamore Cinema: Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m.) IMDb listing.

Child's Play (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX) – After a promising half hour, it all descends into poorly staged gore and insufferably ham-fisted punchlines, and Chucky in executioner mode is nowhere near as entertainng as Chucky in biding-his-time mode. IMDb listing.

Clownado (not rated; FilmScene: Wednesday, July 17, 10 p.m.) IMDb listing.

Crawl (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – The most genuine B-movie fun director Alexandre Aja has delivered since Piranha 3D: the simplest of high-concept set-ups goosed by strong acting and a bevy of nasty, satisfying jolts. IMDb listing.

The Dead Don't Die (R; FilmScene) IMDb listing.

Dinosaurs Alive! (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – Young viewers may wind up disappointed that the 3D effects don't add much, while the rest of us might also be underwhelmed by the sub-Ray Harryhausen recreations and general blandness of the presentation. IMDb listing.

The Happy Prince (R; FilmScene: Monday, July 15, 6 p.m.) IMDb listing.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG; Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – This animated sequel is perfectly harmless, genial stuff, and winds up delivering the most unexpectedly essential employment of the Macarena in film history. IMDb listing.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX) – Scenes of pummeling violence are about all you'll get, but given how diabolically well-staged, relentless, and funny they are, they're also just about all that this second sequel and its audience require. IMDb listing.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (R; FilmScene) IMDb listing.

The Last Reef (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – A  sprightly, fast-moving, and visually breathtaking endeavor that's blessedly free of the traditional nature-doc corn. IMDb listing.

The Lego Movie (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX) – While its trailers made me hopeful that the picture would be the exceptional treat for the eyes that it is, I really, truly didn't expect to also be wiping away tears of laughter for nearly its entire 90-minute running length. IMDb listing.

Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) IMDb listing.

Living in the Age of Airplanes (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) IMDb listing.

Men in Black: International (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Blue Grass Drive-in) – An exhaustingly manic and just-plain-exhausting reboot to a series that should have ended with 2012's surprisingly clever Men in Black 3, with the only real surprise here the depressingly slim supply of cleverness. IMDb listing.

The Met Summer Encore: Aida (not rated; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Marcus Sycamore Cinema: Wednesday, July 17) FathomEvents.com.

Midsommar (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – Ari Aster's latest, oftentimes fantastic freakout ends on a note of such cathartic satisfaction that it was easy to ignore (for a while, at least) the over-indulgences, lapses in logic, and unfortunate predictability of the film's second half. IMDb listing.

Modest Heroes (PG; FilmScene: Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m.) IMDb listing.

Rocketman (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14) – Exactly what you want from a celebration of the early life and music of Elton John – an explosive pop fantasia of deep tenderness, unapologetic shamelessness, and unbridled love for its subject. IMDb listing.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – It's perfectly competent, but also a bit like an animated-sitcom episode devoted solely to B plots. IMDb listing.

Smallfoot (PG; Regal Moline Stadium 14) – This goofy, mostly inconsequential animated comedy may not make anyone who sees it a better person, but these days, I'll happily take a movie that at least wants to try. IMDb listing.

Sound! Euphonium: The Movie Our Promise: A Brand New Day (not rated; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Marcus Sycamore Cinema: Monday, July 15, 7 p.m.) FathomEvents.com.

Spider-Man: Far from Home (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in, 61 Drive-in Theatre, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – The guests at this latest Marvel party are all winning and welcome. It's the party itself that reeks of by-the-numbers presentation and creative fatigue. IMDb listing.

Stuber (R; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Mol,ine Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – Tripper Clancy's acvtion-comedy screenplay won't win any medals for originality, it does frequently deliver its many clichés in inventive ways. IMDb listing.

Super 30 (not rated; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX) IMDb listing.

Superpower Dogs (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – The images in this rescue-canine doc are glorious, with cinematographer Reed Smoot, particularly on the African plains, eliciting proper “Oooo!” and awe. IMDb listing.

Toy Story 4 (G; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Blue Grass Drive-in, 61 Drive-in Theatre, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – Is it frequently clever and touching and sweet? For sure. Is it well-animated? Duh. But does it feel the slightest bit necessary? Nope. IMDb listing.

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation (not rated; Putnam Museum & Science Center) – As fascinating as the narration is, I might've left this edu-doc just as satisfied if it were a silent film, or at least one wholly free of words, given that the 3D sights on display left me less fascinated than thunderstruck. IMDb listing.

White Storm 2: The Drug Lords (not rated; Marcus Sycamore Cinema) IMDb listing.

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (not rated; FilmScene: Tuesday, July 16, and Thursday, July 18, 6 p.m.) IMDb listing.

Yesterday (PG-13; Rave Cinemas Davenport 53rd 18 IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14, Marcus Sycamore Cinema) – An affable, mildly endearing Richard Curtis rom-com that needed its director Danny Boyle like nobody's business. IMDb listing.

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