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Movies: ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ ‘Lights Out,’ ‘Ice Age Collision Course’

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    John Cho, left, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg return in the sci-fi sequel “Star Trek Beyond.”

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

OPENING TODAY

‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ ***

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are back as Edina and Patsy, living the AbFab life until they cause a media storm and flee to the French Riviera. With Julia Sawalha. Written by Saunders. Directed by Mandie Fletcher. (R, 1:30) At Kahala 8

‘Dukot’

(Not reviewed)

Based on true events, Enrique Gil stars as Carlo, a boy who was abducted and held for ransom. With Shaina Magdaya, Ricky Davao, Christopher de Leon, Bing Pimental, Alex Medina and Bangs Garcia. In Filipino with English subtitles. (NR, 1:35) At Kapolei and Pearlridge West

‘Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party’

(Not reviewed)

Right-wing filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza gives his take on the record of presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and challenges the assertions of progressive politics. (PG-13, 1:47) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kapolei

‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ ***

In this comedy with serious undertones, written and directed by Taika Waititi (“What We Do in the Shadows”), a rebellious Maori city kid gets a second chance with a family in the New Zealand countryside, but circumstances send him and his foster father on the run. With Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rachel House. Based on a book by Barry Crump. (PG-13, 1:41) At Kahala 8

‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ *

Scrat’s back chasing that acorn and sets off a chain of cosmic events that threatens the world he and his friends know. Voices by Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary. Directed by Michael Thurmeier and Galen Chu. (PG, 1:34)

‘Lights Out’ ***

A young woman and her brother confront a terrifying entity who lays in wait in the dark. With Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia. Written by Eric Heisserer, based on the short film by David F. Sandberg. Directed by Sandberg. (PG-13, 1:21)

‘Star Trek Beyond’ ***

The crew of the Enterprise travels to deepest space and is challenged by an inscrutable new foe. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba. Written by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McKay. Directed by Justin Lin. Imax 3D. (PG-13, 2:02)

‘Train to Busan’

(Not reviewed)

Passengers on a bullet train bound for the South Korean resort fend off zombies as a deadly virus spreads across the nation. With Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-Mi, Ma Dong-Seok. Directed by Yeon Sang-Ho. In Korean with English subtitles. (NR, 1:58) At Pearlridge West

NOW PLAYING

‘The Achy Breaky Hearts’

(Not reviewed)

Romantic comedy about 30-something Chinggay (Jodi Sta. Maria), a jewelry shop manager, caught between ex-boyfriend Frank (Richard Yap) and Ryan, a customer (Ian Veneracion). Directed by Antoinette Jadaone. In Filipino with English subtitles. (NR, 3:23) At Pearlridge West

‘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)

‘Ghostbusters’ ***

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones have chemistry to burn in a cheerful summer lark, as the new generation of paranormal investigators out to save the world from supernatural baddies. Written by Paul Feig and Katie Dippold, based on the 1984 film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Directed by Feig. Imax 3D. (PG-13, 1:56)

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

(Not reviewed)

Twenty years later, the aliens return with new and improved technology. With Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman. Written by Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich and James Vanderbilt; story by Devlin, Emmerich, Wright and Woods. Directed by Emmerich. Imax 3-D. (PG-13, 2:00) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Pearl Highlands Stadium 12

‘The Infiltrator’ **

Bryan Cranston plays a federal agent who goes deep undercover to access drug king Pablo Escobar’s 1980s empire. With John Leguizamo and Diane Kruger. Written by Ellen Brown Furman, based on Robert Mazur’s autobiography. Directed by Brad Furman. (R, 2:07)

‘The Legend of Tarzan’ **1/2

After years of being civilized, the ape-man (Alexander Skarsgard) returns to the Congo and is entangled in a conspiracy. With Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz and Djimon Hounsou. Written by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, based on the Tarzan stories created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Directed by David Yates. Imax 3-D. (PG-13, 1:49)

‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ ***1/2

Two brothers get more than they can handle from the pair of out-of-control women who respond to their online ad. With Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam Devine and Aubrey Plaza. Written by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Directed by Jake Szymanski. (R, 1:38)

‘The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble’ ***

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville profiles the international collective created by world-class cellist Ma. (NR, 1:36) At Kahala 8

‘The Purge: Election Year’ ***1/2

In the third edition of this sci-fi horror series, the annual government-sanctioned 12-hour period when all crime is legal comes under attack. With Frank Grillo, Edwin Hodge and Betty Gabriel. Written and directed by James DeMonaco. (R, 1:45) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18 and Kapolei

‘The Secret Life of Pets’ ***

An animated comedy about what our dogs and cats do while we’re at work or school. Voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart. Written by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Directed by Chris Renaud; co-director Yarrow Cheney. (PG, 1:30)

‘Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River’

(Not reviewed)

Kim Seondal (Yoo Seung-Ho) and his accomplices Bo-Won (Ko Chang-Seok), female Buddhist Yoon (Ra Mi-Ran) and Gyeon (Xiumin) steal the most expensive traded product — tobacco — from a rich and powerful man (Cho Jae-Hyum). Based on a novel about Kim Seon Dal. In Korean with English subtitles. (Not rated, 2:01) At Pearlridge West

‘The Shallows’ **1/2

Blake Lively stars as a surfer on a secluded beach who fights for survival after encountering a great white shark. Written by Anthony Jaswinski. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. (PG-13, 1:27) At Dole Cannery Stadium 18

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Turner Classic Movies presents: “Planet of the Apes”

2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13 (PG, 2:00)

The classic 1968 science-fiction film won an honorary Academy Award for outstanding make-up achievement and spurred a film franchise, TV show, animated series, comic books and various merchandise.

“Batman: The Killing Joke”

7:30 and 10 p.m. Monday at Dole Cannery Stadium 18, $13 (R, 1:35)

Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the animated superhero film features the voices of Kevin Conroy (Batman), Mark Hamill (Joker), Tara Strong (Commissioner James Gordon’s daughter, Barbara) and Ray Wise (Commissioner Gordon).

Royal Opera House: “Werther”

7 p.m. Tuesday at Kahala 8, $20 (NR, 3:10)

Benoit Jacquot’s production of Massenet’s tragic opera stars Vittorio Grigolo in the title role and Joyce DiDonato as Charlotte. With David Bizic, Heather Engebretson, Jonathan Summers, Yuriy Yurchuk, Francois Piolino, Rick Zwart and Emily Edmonds.

ARTHOUSE

DORIS DUKE THEATRE

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

Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2016

Runs through July 31

‘Litmus’

7:30 p.m. Monday

Director Andrew Kidman and surfer Wayne Lynch went to breaks around the world, making a film that had a big influence on the surf flicks that followed. (1995, Australia, 0:56)

‘View From a Blue Moon’

1 p.m. Thursday

Director Blake Vincent Kueny follows Hawaii’s John John Florence and his closest friends over three years of filming as they embark on a surf journey that takes them from the North Shore to other global destinations. (2015, 0:59)

Screens with:

>> ‘The Wild’

Directed by Aaron Leber, it features Noah Beschen and was the 2015 REDirect Surf Film Festival Grand Prize Winner. (2015, 0:07)

‘Bud Browne’s Surfers’

5:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by talk-story session with writer/surfer/curator Anna Trent Moore

Produced entirely with rare 16 mm archival footage from the Bud Browne Film Archives, this film provides an introspective look into surfers and individuals who helped shape their era. (2016, 0:30)

MOVIE MUSEUM

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

‘Michiel de Ruyter’ (‘Admiral’)

11 a.m. and 9 p.m. today

This historical adventure story is based on the life of a naval hero whose rise to fame included fighting naval battles, crippling the English navy and enduring 17th-century Holland’s political divisions involving Republicans versus Royalists. For ages 15 and older. In Dutch, English and French with English subtitles. (2015, Netherlands, 2:26)

‘Villain’(‘Akunin’)

1:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday

A construction worker gets caught up in an online hookup that goes wrong and has him on the run as the suspect in the woman’s murder. For ages 15 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2010, Japan, 2:20)

‘Farewell, Friend’ (‘Adieu l’ami’)

11:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday

After serving in the French Foreign Legion, two men return to Marseilles and end up in each other’s company once again as they try to crack open a safe. For ages 12 and older. In French with English subtitles. (1968, France/Italy, 1:51)

‘My Golden Days’

Noon, 2:15, 4:30 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday; 1 and 9:15 p.m. Monday

An anthropologist who had been living in Tajikistan for years is set to return to Paris. As he is questioned at the airport, he recalls three episodes from his youth: memories of his mentally disturbed mother; smuggling his passport and money to help a Soviet Jew; and his college romance. Rated R. In French with English subtitles. (2015, France, 2:03)

‘Lost Command’

9 p.m. Sunday

This adaptation of Jean Larteguy’s novel “The Centurions” is about a small group of paratroopers who are captured at Dien Bien Phu. After their release, two leaders with differing views are sent by France into the Algerian conflict. For ages 12 and older. (1966, 2:10)

‘A Perfect Day’

11 a.m. and 3:15, 5:15 and 7:15 p.m. Monday

Dark, humorous war drama about two American aid workers who are assigned to remove a toxic object from a village well before it contaminates the water and makes it undrinkable. With Benicio Del Toro and Tim Robbins. Rated R. In English and Bosnian with subtitles. (2015, Spain, 1:46)

‘Tokyo Family’ (‘Tokyo kazoku’)

Noon, 4:15 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday

“Spiritual sequel” to Yasujiro Ozu’s “Tokyo Story” about an older married couple who travel through Tokyo to visit their children while absorbing and experiencing the new age of bullet trains, cellphones and the aftermath of the Tohoku tsunami disaster. For ages 12 and older. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2013, Japan, 2:27)

‘Cousin Cousine’

2:30 and 6:45 p.m. Thursday

Two cousins-in-law form a friendship and embark on an affair for a bit of revenge on their philandering spouses. Rated R. In French with English subtitles. (1975, France, 1:36)

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