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Movies: ‘Central Intelligence,’ ‘Finding Dory’

  • PIXAR

    Marlin and Nemo get help from a pair of lazy sea lions while trying to catch up with Dory in “Finding Dory.”

  • WARNER BROS.

    Dwayne Johnson, left, and Kevin Hart team up for the buddy comedy “Central Intelligence.”

  • 20TH CENTURY FOX

    Eddie (Taron Egerton) and his coach Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman) rejoice in Eddie’s triumph in “Eddie the Eagle,” playing Friday and Monday at the Movie Museum.

  • MARVEL

    Tom Holland as Spider-Man joins the fight in “Captain America: Civil War.”

Wide-release film synopses from the Los Angeles Times. For reviews of movies opening this weekend, see the Today section.

OPENING FRIDAY

‘Central Intelligence’ **

A former geek (Dwayne Johnson) returns to a high school reunion as a studly CIA agent and recruits his classmate (Kevin Hart) for a mission. With Amy Ryan. Written by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Rawson Marshall Thurber. Directed by Thurber. (PG-13, 1:54)

‘Finding Dory’ ***1/2

Nemo, Marlin and the forgetful blue tang must cross an ocean to find her family in this sequel to “Finding Nemo.” Voices of Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks. Directed by Andrew Stanton; co-director Angus MacLane. Imax 3-D. (PG-13, 1:43)

‘Genius’

(Not reviewed)

Dramatization of the complex personal and professional relationship between editor Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth) and writer Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law). With Nicole Kidman. Written by John Logan, based on the biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius” by A. Scott Berg. Directed by Michael Grandage. (PG-13, 1:44) At Kahala 8

NOW PLAYING

‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ *1/2

Alice time-travels to save the Mad Hatter. With Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Mia Wasikowska. Written by Linda Woolverton, based on characters created by Lewis Carroll. Directed by James Bobin. (PG, 1:53)

‘The Angry Birds Movie’ *1/2

Outliers Red, Chuck and Bomb must figure out what’s going on when green piggies arrive on their island. Voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad and Danny McBride. Directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis. (PG, 1:37)

‘Captain America: Civil War’ ***1/2

Chris Evans returns as Steve Rogers aka Captain America to face off against Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man as the Avengers split into feuding factions. With Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow. Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Imax 3-D. (PG-13, 2:27)

‘The Conjuring 2’ ***

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as demonologists investigating the haunting of a house in north London. With Frances O’Connor. Written by Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes, James Wan and David Leslie Johnson; story by Hayes, Hayes and Wan. Directed by Wan. (R, 2:13)

‘The Jungle Book’ ***

Director Jon Favreau guides this live-action and CGI version of Rudyard Kipling’s tale, which follows the adventures of Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves. With Neel Sethi and the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba. Written by Justin Marks. (PG, 1:46) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘The Lobster’ ***

A man (Colin Farrell) in the near future flees into the woods rather than be turned into an animal because he is single, and illegally falls in love with a fellow rebel (Rachel Weisz). With Lea Seydoux. Written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou. Directed by Lanthimos. (R, 1:58) At Kahala 8

‘Love & Friendship’ ****

Whit Stillman has finally made a full-fledged Jane Austen adaptation, a master class on the art of comic timing, taking the author’s early epistolary novella and infusing it with his own droll, mocking spirit and expert way of looking behind societal facades. (PG, 1:32) At Kahala 8

‘Love Me Tomorrow’

(Not reviewed)

Coleen Garcia plays a well-known blogger and club promoter who believes she deserves the love of DJ D-JC (Piolo Pascual). With Dawn Zulueta. In Filipino with English subtitles. (PG, 2:01) At Kapolei and Pearlridge West

‘Maggie’s Plan’ ***1/2

A young New Yorker (Greta Gerwig) falls in love with a married professor (Ethan Hawke), but her plot to be with him goes comically awry. With Julianne Moore, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph. Written and directed by Rebecca Miller. (R, 1:38) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kahala 8

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ **

In 1913 Cambridge, England, a young Indian math genius (Dev Patel) joins forces with an eccentric professor (Jeremy Irons). With Devika Bhise. Written and directed by Matthew Brown. (PG-13, 1:48) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Me Before You’ **

Romantic drama about a working-class English girl (Emilia Clarke) who becomes the caretaker for a wealthy, young, wheelchair-using banker (Sam Claflin). Written by JoJo Moyes, based on her book. Directed by Thea Sharrock. (PG-13, 1:50)

‘The Nice Guys’ **1/2

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling team up as a muscle-for-hire and a private eye in this 1970s-set action comedy. With Angourie Rice. Written by Shane Black and Anthony Bagarozzi. Directed by Black. (R, 1:56) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

‘Now You See Me 2’ **

The Four Horsemen return for more magic and tangle with an unethical tech magnate. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan. Written by Ed Solomon, story by Solomon and Peter Chiarelli, based on characters created by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt. Directed by Jon M. Chu. (PG-13, 1:55)

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ *

The return of the pizza-eating, martial-arts-infused, adolescent reptiles. With Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Laura Linney. Written by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, based on characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. Directed by Dave Green. (PG-13, 1:52)

‘Three Wise Cousins’

(Not reviewed)

Rom-com starring Neil Amituanai, who plays Adam, a New Zealand-born Samoan who falls for a girl who likes only “real island guys.” To win her over, Adam travels to Samoa and asks his cousins (Vito Vito and Fesuiai Viliamu) for help. (PG-13,1:29) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Pearl Highlands Stadium 12

‘Warcraft’ **

Two opposing warriors are on a fateful course that will decide the future of their civilizations. With Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton and Ben Foster. Written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, based on the video game. Directed by Jones. Imax 3-D. (PG-13, 2:03)

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ **

The original mutant awakens after thousands of years, and he is not happy, triggering a battle for a new world order. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Written by Simon Kinberg. Directed by Bryan Singer. (PG-13, 2:24)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

‘The Fast and the Furious’

7 p.m. Wednesday at various theaters, $9-$13 (PG-13, 1:46)

In celebration of the movie’s 15th anniversary, Consolidated Theatres brings back the film that started the franchise. The late Paul Walker plays a rookie cop who goes undercover to investigate a jewelry heist. With Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez.

Metropolitan Opera Summer Encore: ‘Tosca’

7 p.m. Wednesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13 (NR, 2:20)

Puccini’s opera stars Patricia Racette in the title role, with George Gagnidze and Roberto Alagna.

National Theatre Live Encore: ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’

7 p.m. Tuesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $19; and 7 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kahala 8, $20 (PG-13, 3:00)

Tony Award winner James Corden stars in Richard Bean’s musical comedy based on “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding. Also stars David Benson, Oliver Chris, Polly Conway, Tom Edden and Jolyon Dixon.

ARTHOUSE

DORIS DUKE THEATRE

Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. (532-8768, honolulumuseum.org); $10, $8 members.

Cinematheque Francaise Film Festival 2016

Through June 26.

‘Francofonia’

1 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Saturday

Director Alexander Sokurov focuses on the fabled Louvre and applies his unique vision by staging re-enactments and using archives to present a portrait of two real-life characters (enemies-turned-collaborators) who form an alliance solely responsible for preserving the museum’s treasures. In English, German, Russian and French with English subtitles. (2015, France/Germany/Netherlands, 1:30)

‘King Georges’

7:30 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday

Erika Frankel’s documentary follows restaurateur Georges Perrier, whose Le Bec-Fin and old-school French cuisine were a Philadelphia highlight for 40 years. In 2010 his plans to sell prompted Frankel to document his origins in Lyon, France, and his path to becoming one of America’s most important restaurant owners. (2016, France, 1:20)

‘New Faces of French Animation’

11 a.m. Saturday

This collection of shorts, selected by the Cultural Services Department of the French Embassy in Canada and the U.S., contains explicit imagery and is not suitable for children. In French with English subtitles. (2016, France, 1:19)

• Films include “Alison,” “Yul and the Snake,” “Tigers Tied Up in One Rope,” “Sunday Lunch,” “A Slice of the Country,” “Rhizome,” “My Home” and “In Deep Waters.”

‘Microbe et Gasoil’

7:30 p.m. Saturday

Two offbeat teens create a “car” using a lawn mower engine and wooden planks, and go on an adventure exploring the roads of France. In French with English subtitles. (2015, France, 1:45)

Screens with:

>> ‘One, Two, Three’

A tree maneuvers its way into a pair of boots and goes for a walk, inviting everyone to follow as they skip and dance happily along the way. (2015, France/Switzerland, 0:06)

>> ‘Valley of Love’

4 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday

Two famous actors/ex-spouses meet up for a strange appointment in Death Valley, Calif., after receiving a letter from their son Michael, who sent it before committing suicide. With Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert. In English and French with English subtitles. (2015, France/Belgium, 1:32)

>> ‘In Harmony’

7:30 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

A horse trainer and stunt rider becomes paralyzed from the waist down after an accident on a film set. Enraged that his insurance company tries to rip him off, he meets with his insurance adviser, an enchanting woman who ends up falling for him. In French with English subtitles. (2015, France, 1:27)

>> ‘Mauvais Sang’

1 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Leos Carax’s cult classic is set in Paris in the near future when the city is hit with a fatal epidemic that affects only lovers. Aging gangster Marc recruits the son of an old pal to steal the antidote, but the mission is jeopardized when the son falls in love with Marc’s young mistress. In French with English subtitles. (1986, France, 1:45)

MOVIE MUSEUM

3566 Harding Ave. (735-8771); $5, $4 members

>> ‘Eddie the Eagle’

Noon, 2, 4 and 8:15 p.m. today; 11:30 a.m. and 3:15 and 7 p.m. Monday

A plumber who wore a leg brace during his nonathletic childhood is determined to become Britain’s first Olympic ski jumper. His sheer determination earns him the respect of a former champion, who takes on the task of coaching him for the 1988 Olympic Games. Based on true events. With Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman. (2016, U.K./U.S./Germany, 1:46)

>> ‘Wood Job!’

6 p.m. today and 11:15 a.m. and 3, 5 and 8:45 p.m. Sunday

A man who is dumped by his girlfriend and fails his college entrance exams enrolls in a forestry training program because of the pretty girl on the pamphlet’s cover, which changes his view of the world, despite the tough training and knowing that the cover girl disdains him. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2014, Japan, 1:56)

>> ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’

Noon, 3:30, 5:15 and 8:45 p.m. Saturday

After her mother dies, a woman in her 60s, who was her mother’s caretaker for many years, takes the advice given at a self-help seminar of embracing something exciting and new — in this case, her studly young co-worker. With Sally Field. Rated R. (2015, 1:35)

>> ‘Betibu’

1:45 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1:30, 5:15 and 9 p.m. Monday

A wealthy businessman who had been for several years the prime suspect in his wife’s murder is found dead. A newspaper hires crime novelist Betibu to join both a veteran journalist and rookie in uncovering the juicy story, and together they discover deadly secrets hidden for decades. For ages 12 and older. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2014, Argentina/Spain, 1:40)

>> ‘Nabbie’s Love’ (‘Nabbie no koi’)

1:15 and 7 p.m. Sunday

Comedy drama about a woman who quits her job in Tokyo and returns home to Okinawa, where she finds her grandmother involved in a passionate affair. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1999, Japan, 1:32)

‘The Great Passage’ (‘Fune wo amu’)

11 a.m. and 3, 5:15 and 9:15 p.m. Thursday

Viewers are taken into a publisher’s back room swamped with books and papers where a dictionary is being born. This comedy drama can be viewed as a love story with a focus on a midwife, an introverted young man who barely speaks and the love of language, the love between a man and a woman, and the shared love of books. For ages 10 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2013, Japan, 2:13)

‘Amma & Appa’

1:15 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday

Documentary about a German woman and an Indian man who decide to get married but must travel back and forth to gain approval of their families while, in the process, realizing there are differences to be dealt with regarding their own lives and expectations. For ages 10 and older. In German, English and Tamil with English subtitles. (2014, Germany, 1:30)

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