Film clips / Aug. 5-11


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 milquestoast commentary possible on modern motherhood. With Mila Kunis, Kristin Bell, Kathryn Hahn. • (Bahr, The Associated Press — July 29). 1 hour 41 minutes. BM / NAM

CAFÉ SOCIETY (PG-13): A young man leaves New York for the glitz and tinsel of 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 and Hollywood in the 1930s. We never spend enough time in either location to really care about anyone there and so the film comes off disjointed and unconnected. With Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell, Corey Stoll. (Kennedy, The Associated Press — July 30). 1 hour 36 minutes. BC / CT / IC / TC

FINDING DORY (PG): With a little help from her friends, Dory, a blue tang fish with short term memory loss, sets off in search of her parents, from whom she was separated as a child. The most ready made of parent-kid bonding. With the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Ty Burrell, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Ed O'Neill, Eugene Levy, Kaitlin Olson, Idris Elba, Dominic West. (Coyle, The Associated Press — June 17). 1 hour 37 minutes. NAM

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. BC / 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

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

LIGHTS OUT (PG-13): A supernatural entity torments a young woman, her little brother and their mother. With Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello. 1 hour 21 minutes. BM / NAM

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

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. BC / BM / NAM / TC

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

THE BFG (PG): An orphan is captured by a giant — the Big Friendly Giant, it turns out — and taken to a land crawling with much larger giants who like the taste of human beings. Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved 1982 book is not just some pleasant romp into the world of giants. It's an honest-to-goodness, gut punch of a journey, crackling with heart, uncertainty, and overflowing with all-out wonder. With Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance. • (Bahr, The Associated Press — July 2). 1 hour 57 minutes. NAM

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (PG-13): In 1913, a brilliant East Indian mathematician travels to England to work with a renowned professor. With Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons. 1 hour 54 minutes. LC

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. BC / BM / NAM


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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