What's playing at the movies in the Berkshires

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AMERICAN ASSASSIN (R)

A revenge-bent CIA ops is brought in from the cold and re-trained to help bring down a mysterious operative who is bent on starting a world war. With Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Shiva Negar. 1 hour, 51 minutes. BM / NA

CARS 3 (G)

Lightning McQueen tries to get back into the game he's been pushed out of and enlists the help of an eager, bright young tech-savvy female technician. The left-hand gender-flipping turns "Cars 3" takes is the most welcome and surprising twist yet in the "Cars" movies, Pixar, as ever, has some moves left and fuel in the tank. With the voices of Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Arnie Hammer. (Coyle, The Associated Press — 6/17). 1 hour 49 minutes. BM

DESPICABLE ME 3 (PG)

Rather than resume a life of crime after he has been fired by the new boss of the Anti-Villain League, Gru decides to stay in retirement and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. One gets the sinking feeling that ideas are starting to slowly run out. With the voices of Steve Carrell, Trey Parker, Pierre Coffin, Kristin Wiig. (Noveck, The Associated Press — 6/30). 1 hour, 36 minutes. NAM

HOME AGAIN (PG-13)

A recently separated mother of two starts a new life in Los Angeles and decides to take into her house three appealing younger guys. Been there; done that. With Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Nat Wolff. (Noveck, The Associated Press — 9/9). 2 hours. BC / BM / TC

INGRID GOES WEST (R)

A young woman flees her boring existence and moves to Los Angeles to befriend a socialite she has become obsessed with thanks to Instagram. With Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen. 1 hour, 37 minutes. BC /NAM

IT (R)

When children begin to disappear in a small Maine town, neighborhood kids band together to square off against an evil clown. From the novel by Stephen King. Genuinely scary and creepy. (Bahr, The Associated Press — 9/8). 2 hours, 15 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC

LEAP! (PG)

An 11-year-old orphan without any money in Paris in 1884 borrows someone else's identity and enrolls in the Paris Opera Ballet School in order to realize her young life's ambition — to become a prima ballerina. 1 hour, 30 minutes. BM / NAM

LOGAN LUCKY (PG-13)

A laid-off West Virginia family man teams up with his brother and sister to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. With Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keogh, Seth McFarlane, Hilary Swank. 1 hour, 59 minutes. BM

LOST IN PARIS

A Canadian librarian in search of her missing 88-year-old aunt in Paris encounters an amiable but annoying tramp who won't leave her alone. 1 hour, 23 minutes. NAM

MENASHE (PG)

A kindly, somewhat hapless grocery store clerk in New York's Hasidic community, struggles against tradition to keep custody of his only son after his wife passes away. 1 hour, 22 minutes. IC

MOTHER! (R)

Psychological thriller about a couple whose delicately balanced life is thrown off-kilter with the arrival of a group of strangers who take over their home. With Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris. 2 hours, 1 minute. BM / TC

SCHOOL LIFE (
PG-13)

For years John and Amanda Leyden have become legends teaching Reading, `Rithmetic, and Rock `n' Roll to young pupils at Headfort School, an enchanting 18th-century Hogwarts-like boarding school in Ireland. The pace is hectic and the mood infectious as the eccentric couple works their magic in hilarious fashion on fertile young minds. But for pupil and teacher alike, there is poignancy in discovering that leaving is the hardest lesson to learn. 1 hr. 40 min. LC

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (PG-13)


Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, young Peter Parker tries to adjust to his new identity as Spider-Man while trying to build a normal life as Peter Parker, all of which is threatened when the evil Vulture surfaces. For the most part, this is a joy. It's light-hearted, smart, a little meta and the first Marvel film to really consider what it might be like for kids living in a world where superheroes are real. With Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton. (Bahr, The Associated Press — 7/7) 2 hours, 13 minutes. BM

THE DARK TOWER (PG-13)

The future of the world is at stake in this sci-fi western as the Gunslinger (Idris Elba) tries to keep the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) from destroying the Dark Tower, the key to keeping the universe together. A long-in-development, not-ready-for-prime-time studio dump. (Coyle, The Associated Press — 8/7). 1 hour, 35 minutes. BM

THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD (R)

The world's top protection agent is hired to protect his mortal enemy — the world's top hitman, who must testify at the International Court of Justice. With Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek. 1 hour, 58 minutes. BM / NAM

THE TRIP TO SPAIN

Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden are in the road again, this time sampling the restaurants and hotels of the Spanish coastline. 1 hour, 55 minutes. NAM

VICEROY'S HOUSE

Drama about India's last Viceroy, British statesman Lord Mountbatten. 1 hour, 46 minutes. CT

WIND RIVER (R)


An FBI agent teams up with a veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. With Jeremy Renner. 1 hour, 51 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC






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