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August 31, 2017

“The Big Sick”

Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan are terrific as a young couple navigating the challenges of interracial romance and Muslim immigrant identity in director Michael Showalter’s delightful, serious-minded comedy, which also features powerhouse supporting turns from Holly Hunter and Ray Romano. (J.C.) R.

“Kidnap”

Halle Berry stars as a mother intent on rescuing her kidnapped son. With Sage Correa, Chris McGinn, Lew Temple. Written by Knate Gwaltney. Directed by Luis Prieto. (1:34) R.

“Cars 3”

Lightning McQueen faces a new generation of racers with the help of enthusiastic young race technician Cruz Ramirez and the wisdom of an old friend. Voices by Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Lea DeLaria. Directed by Brian Fee. (1:49) G.

“Leap!”

An orphan dreams of going to Paris to become a dancer, while her best friend hopes to become a famous inventor in this animated tale. Voices of Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler, Nat Wolff, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mel Brooks. Written by Carol Noble & Laurent Zeitoun & Eric Summer. Directed by Summer, Eric Warin. (1:29) PG.

“Hitman’s Bodyguard”

Ryan Reynolds stars as the agent assigned to protect assassin Samuel L. Jackson and transport him safely from England to The Hague. With Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek. Written by Tom O’Connor. Directed by Patrick Hughes. (1:58) R.

“Logan Lucky”

During Charlotte’s NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 stock car race, two brothers attempt a heist. With Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane. Written by Rebecca Blunt. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. (1:59) PG-13.

“Annabelle: Creation”

A nun and several girls from a closed orphanage move in with the bereaved dollmaker, his wife and the possessed doll in this horror sequel. With Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto. Written by Gary Dauberman. Directed by David F. Sandberg. (1:49) R.

“The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature”

This follow-up to the 2014 animated comedy finds Surly Squirrel and friends fighting to save their park from development. Voices by Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph. Written by Scott Bindley, Cal Brunker, Bob Barlen. Directed by Brunker. (1:31) PG.

“Emoji Movie”

The tiny expressions living inside your smartphone come alive in this animated adventure. Voices by T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris. Written by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel and Mike White. Directed by Leondis. (1:31) PG.

“Girls Trip”

Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish play longtime friends who trek to New Orleans for wild times. With Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, Mike Colter. Written by Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver, story by Erica Rivinoja and Barris & Oliver. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. (2:02) R.

“Dunkirk”

British and Allied forces are pinned down on the French coast and facing long odds in writer-director Christopher Nolan’s World War II tale. With Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy. (1:46) PG-13.

“Baby Driver”

Writer-director Edgar Wright spins a music-fueled saga about a youthful getaway driver whose romantic dreams of escape take a detour when a planned final heist goes sideways. With Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx. (1:53) R.

“Wonder Woman”

The Amazonian princess gets her own movie and leaves her island paradise to fight a war to end all wars. With Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen. Written by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and Jason Fuchs. Directed by Patty Jenkins. (2:21) PG-13.