Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Also in Theaters

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Also in Theaters

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OUR MOVIE RATINGS: * Skip it; ** So-so; *** Good; **** Excellent

'47 Meters Down'**

PG-13 * 1:29 * The "Jaws" jokes write themselves in this horror film, a surprisingly effective shark-in-the-dark thriller. Director Johannes Roberts gives the audience two sisters (Mandy Moore, Claire Holt) trapped in a dive cage for frighteningly fun summer escapism. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

'Alien: Covenant' ***

R * 2:02 * The aliens are back in an exciting prequel that will have fans of the franchise gripping their armrests. With Katherine Waterston and Michael Fassbender. Directed by Ridley Scott. Calvin Wilson

'All Eyez on Me'**

R * 2:20 * Director Benny Boom's disorganized biopic about rapper Tupac Shakur (played by Demetrius Shipp Jr.) isn't quite worthy of its subject's remarkable life. Tribune News Service

'Baby Driver' ****

R * 1:53 * Ansel Elgort stars as an unusual getaway driver in the latest film from director Edgar Writer ("Shaun of the Dead"). Smart, funny and action-packed, it's on track to be a summer blockbuster. With Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm. CW

'Baywatch'**

R * 1:59 * The '90s TV series was known for being over the top, but the movie reboot starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron is too much of everything. Too many anatomy jokes. Too much slow-motion walking, strutting and running. And too long of a run time. Jody Mitori

'Beatriz at Dinner' ***

R * 1:23 * Salma Hayek is terrific in this sharp and timely comedy about a deeply spiritual massage therapist who's invited to dine among elites and has a crisis of conscience. With John Lithgow. Directed by Miguel Arteta. CW

'The Book of Henry' ***

PG-13 * 1:45 * Story about innocence lost and the troubles of reclaiming it features Naomi Watts as the single mom of two boys, genius Henry (Jaeden Lieberher) and his little brother, Peter (Jacob Tremblay). Star Tribune

'The Boss Baby'**

PG * 1:37 * Alec Baldwin voices a bossy infant who's strikingly similar to his "30 Rock" alter ego. The plot is convoluted, but young viewers will be amused by the slapstick humor. JM

'Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie'**

PG * 1:29 * Director David Soren stays true to the source material in this animated movie featuring children's author Dav Pilkey's silly stories about two grade-school rascals (voiced by Thomas Middleditch and Kevin Hart) who turn their principal into a superhero (of sorts). JM

'Cars 3'**

G * 1:49 * A reasonably diverting animated account of middle-aged pity, humiliation and suffering as experienced by race car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson). Chicago Tribune

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul'**

PG * 1:30 * The movie version of Jeff Kinney's popular book still features a disastrous family vacation but ratchets up the gross factor with flying vomit, roaches and bird attacks. With Jason Drucker as the kid and Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott as beleaguered parents. …

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