Film Clips / Aug. 12 - 18

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BAD MOMS (R): Three moms at the end of their tethers decide to start saying 'no' to things. The comedy has so many opportunities to be great, edgy and insightful but instead settles for the most milquetoast commentary possible on modern motherhood. With Mila Kunis, Kristin Bell, Kathryn Hahn. • (Bahr, The Associated Press — July 29). 1 hour 41 minutes. NAM

CAFÉ SOCIETY (PG-13): A young man leaves New York for the glitz and tinsel of 1930s Hollywood only to return to New York trailing disappointment in this new comedy from Woody Allen. A meandering look at lost love that is split between the highball-sipping, fur-wearing elite nightclubs of Manhattan with Hollywood in the '30s. We never spend enough time in either location to care about anyone there and so the film comes off disjointed and disconnected. With Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell, Corey Stoll. (Kennedy, The Associated Press — July 30). 1 hour 36 minutes. BC / TC

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (R): A father who, together with his wife, has raised his kids away from civilization in the Washington woods, brings them into the outside world to attend their mother's funeral. With Viggo Mortensen. 1 hour 59 minutes. CT / IC

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (PG-13): Meryl Streep stars as a 1940s socialite whose ambition to become an opera star far outstripped her skills. While no one told her the truth about her singular lack of talent, she became something of a cult figure among the social set, for whom she gave private recitals in her home. She achieved her 15 minutes of fame when she sang for a capacity audience at Carnegie Hall in a recital arranged by her husband. Based on a true story. With Hugh Grant. 1 hour 50 minutes. BC / TC

GHOSTBUSTERS (PG-13): A paranormal expert, a physicist, an engineer and a New Yorker subway worker team up to do battle with the swarm of mischievous ghouls who have descended on the Big Apple in this spirited reboot of Ivan Reitman's beloved, offbeat 1984 original. Director Paul Feig's film may be a feminist milestone, but it's also simply a breezy good time. With Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver. (Coyle, Associated Press — July 18). 1 hour 57 minutes. BM / NAM

ICE AGE — COLLISiON COURSE (PG): With the Ice Age world threatened by a series of comic events accidentally set in motion by Scat's continuing pursuit of the elusive acorn, Sid, Manny, Diego and the rest of the herd set off on a quest in search of a new home. 1 hour 40 minutes. BM / NAM

JASON BOURNE (PG-13): The spy is back in action fighting a menacing network that uses technology to wield terror. Ten years after the last film in the series, Bourne is still brooding; director Paul Greengrass' hand-held camera is still frenetic; and the saga's lethal precision is still sharp. With Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Casell. • (Coyle, The Associated Press — July 29). 2 hours 3 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC

NERVE (PG-13): An industrious high school senior gets more than she bargains for when she becomes involved with a popular online game that challenges competitors with increasingly dangerous dares. With Emma Roberts. 1 hour 36 minutes. BM

PETE'S DRAGON (PG): Reboot of the 1977 live-action fantasy-adventure about a 10-year-old orphan who lives in the Oregon woods with a giant, friendly dragon and a young girl who sets out to find them. With Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence. 1 hour 43 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

SAUSAGE PARTY (R): Suddenly aware that they are fodder for humans, all the perishable food items on the shelves of a neighborhood grocery market devise a scheme to avoid their fate. With the voices of Seth Rogen, Edward Norton, Kristen Wiig. 1 hour 29 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

STAR TREK BEYOND (PG-13): A surprise attack launched by a lizard-like dictator who sucks the life out of his enemies forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a hostile planet where Kirk, Spock and the rest of the crew must survive against an alien race while trying to find a way off the planet. With Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Idris Elba. 2 hours 2 minutes. BM / NAM

SUICIDE SQUAD (PG-13): A team of dangerous incarcerated supervillains is assembled and armed by the U.S. goverment to wipe out a mysterious deadly force. With Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney. 2 hours 10 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (PG): The inside scoop on the daily lives our pets lead when we aren't there. With the voices of Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper. 1 hour 30 minutes. BM / NAM

TICKLED (R): Documentary by journalist David Farrier about his efforts to get to the bottom of a mysterious tickling competition he discovers online. 1 hour 32 minutes. LC

Legend

The theaters at which the movies listed in Film Clips are playing are:

BC: Beacon Cinema (Pittsfield)

BM: Berkshire Mall 10 (Lanesborough)

CT: Crandell Theatre (Chatham, N.Y.)

IC: Images Cinema (Williamstown)

LC: Little Cinema (Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield)

NAM: North Adams Movieplex 8

TC: Triplex Cinema (Great Barrington)


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