Film Clips / May 27-June 2


Alice Through the Looking Glass (PG): After a year sailing the high seas, Alice returns to London and once again plunges into Underland where, this time, she becomes involved in a mission to save the Mad Hatter, who has lost his Muchness, before Time runs out. With Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rhys Ifans. 1 hour 53 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

April and the Extraordinary World (PG): Ten years after a family of scientists on the brink of discovering a longevity serum in Paris in 1941 mysteriously disappears, their daughter, who was not touched and lives alone with her cat, carries on her family's research in secret only to find that she, too, is in the cross-hairs of a shadowy conspiracy. Animated; French with English subtitles. 1 hour 43 minutes. LC

Captain America — Civil War (PG-13): When mounting collateral damage forces the U.N. to oversee the Avengers and make them accountable for their actions, the team splits into two factions — one led by Steve Rogers/Captain America, who is determined to have the Avengers continue to operate unimpeded; the other by Tony Stark/Iron Man, who sees nothing wrong with the Avengers operating under oversight. An engaging, lively and just flat out fun use of characters we've gotten to know across the last eight years and 12 films. Marvel has made this all funny and that charm and care is what has and will keep audiences coming back over and over again. With Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie. (Bahr, The Associated Press — May 6). 2 hours 26 minutes. BC / BM / CT / NAM / TC

Money Monster (R): A gun-wielding young man storms onto the set of a TV financial guru's show and holds him hostage, claiming he's lost everything because of one of the guru's tips. A serviceable, if slight, real-time thriller from director Jodie Foster. With George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West. • 1 hour 38 minutes. BC / BM / CT / NAM / TC

Neighbors 2 — Sorority Rising (R): In this sequel, a sorority takes over the house next door to the Radners and proves even more troublesome and disruptive than the rowdy frat guys the Radners successfully cleared out in "Neighbors." Heaven help the next generation of American women if this sequel represents what Hollywood thinks of women. Even the with-it girls are so dumb they make the bros in the first movie look like elder statesmen. The yuks are plentiful enough to ensure a reasonable box office return. But viewers prone to worries about Hollywood's treatment of women — a fair chunk of whom are young students this film wants to attract — may be laughing less loudly than those around them. With Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz. (DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter — May 23). 1 hour 32 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

Sing Street (PG-13): A teenager in 1985 Dublin forms a rock band to escape an oppressive family situation and impress an aspiring model who's captured his heart. With Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton. 1 hour 46 minutes. TC

The Angry Birds Movie (PG): Three outlier birds on an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds take charge of finding out what a group of visiting green piggies is up to. Based on a video puzzle game, this animated feature doesn't quite achieve the relative superiority of "The Lego Movie" but it's definitely not terrible and even surprisingly fun and heartfelt at times. With the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph. • (Bahr, The Associated Press— May 21). 1 hour 37 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

The Huntsman — Winter's War (PG-13): With an army of huntsmen as her protectors, a young woman with the ability to freeze her enemies in ice wages war against her evil sister/queen, who has betrayed her. A de-imagining of "Snow White" that has no ideas at all, just second-hand, half-baked concepts. Its badness is not extreme but exemplary: It's everything that's wrong with Hollywood today stuffed into a little less than two hours. With Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Chris Helmsworth, Jessica Chastain. (Scott, New York Times — April 23). 1 hour 48 minutes. BM

The Jungle Book (PG): Forced to leave the jungle he has known all his young life, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a fateful journey of discovery, guided by a panther-mentor and a freewheeling bear. Easily the most visually dazzling movie to hit theaters in years. A true family-friendly adventure that's smart and often thrilling. With Neel Sethi and the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson. (Bahr, The Associated Press — April 18). 1 hour 45 minutes. BM / NAM

The Meddler (PG-13): A lonely, needy widow moves from New York to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter, who has just made the move herself. With Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons. 1 hour 40 minutes. CT / IC / TC

The Nice Guys (R): A bumbling private eye (Russell Crowe) and an enforcer for hire (Ryan Gosling) in 1970s Los Angeles team up to find a missing girl. Gosling and Crowe do have chemistry and an obvious sense of humor, which gets them far. They could have gotten farther, though, if the movie, while at times hilarious, didn't have such an uneven feel. • (Noveck, The Associated Press — May 23). 1 hour 50 minutes. BC / BM

X-Men — Apocalypse (PG-13): Raven and Professor X lead a squad of young X-Men against the superpower mutant, Apocalypse, who, after being dormant for thousands of years, has awakened and recruited a team of powerful mutants to cleanse mankind and create a world order answerable to him. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac. 2 hours 27 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC


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

BC: Beacon Cinema (Pittsfield)

BM: Berkshire Mall Cinema 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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