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Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Ryan Reynolds play unlikely partners fighting for their lives in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.”
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Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Ryan Reynolds play unlikely partners fighting for their lives in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.”
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An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina in the animated ‘Leap!’
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An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina in the animated ‘Leap!’
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    CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND — A 40th anniversary run of the iconic 1977 science fiction film. PG, 145 minutes

    THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD — The world’s top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their journey from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood. R, 118 minutes

    WIND RIVER — An FBI agent teams up with a veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. R, 111 minutes

    ANNABELLE: CREATION — Years after the death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. R, 109 minutes

    LEAP! — In 19th century France, a young orphan named Félicie (voice of Elle Fanning) dreams of becoming a ballerina. She and her best friend Victor (voice of Dane DeHaan) soon run away to Paris, where she enrolls in a prestigious dance school and competes for a chance to be a prima ballerina. Carly Rae Jepsen and Maddie Ziegler also lend their voices to this animated tale. PG, 89 minutes.

    BIRTH OF THE DRAGON — Young Bruce Lee is trying to make a name for himself while working as a martial arts instructor in 1964 San Francisco. When Lee meets Wong Jack Man, he challenges the kung fu master to a no-holds-barred fight that became the stuff of legend. PG-13, 95 minutes

    TULIP FEVER — Set against the backdrop of the 17th-century Tulip Wars, a married noblewoman (Alicia Vikander) has an affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) and switches identities with her maid to escape the wealthy merchant she married. She and her lover try to raise money together by investing what little they have in the high-stakes tulip market. R, 107 minutes

    CARS 3 — Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage. G, 109 minutes

    DUNKIRK — Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. PG-13, 106 minutes

    THE BIG SICK — Bickering parents and a serious health scare threaten the budding relationship between a Pakistani stand-up comic (Kumail Nanjiani) and his American girlfriend (Zoe Kazan). R, 120 minutes

    LOGAN LUCKY — The Logans are a hardscrabble family from the hills of West Virginia, and their clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. But the conniving Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) decides its time to turn the family’s luck around, and with a little help from his friends, the Redneck Robbers, he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. PG-13, 119 minutes

    ALL SAINTS — “All Saints” is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock. PG, 108 minutes

    GOOD TIME — After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance. R, 100 minutes

    THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE — Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie and Precious discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant yet quite-shabby amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home, which is the city park, and it’s up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his daughter and a mad animal control officer from getting away with his scheme, and take back the park. PG, 91 minutes

    GIRLS TRIP — When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. R, 122 minutes

    THE EMOJI MOVIE — Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone’s very existence. PG, 91 minutes

    SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING — A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. PG-13, 133 minutes

    WONDER WOMAN — Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. PG-13, 141 minutes

    DESPICABLE ME 3 — Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must stop former ’80s child star Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) from achieving world domination. PG, 91 minutes

    BABY DRIVER — After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. R, 113 minutes

    THE DARK TOWER — Gunslinger Roland Deshain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of a dark tower, which is rumored to be a magical portal to other worlds. PG-13, 95 minutes

    THE GLASS CASTLE — A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. PG-13, 127 minutes

    KIDNAP — A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son. R, 81 minutes

    ATOMIC BLONDE — The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. R, 115 minutes

    WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES — In the third installment of the Planet of the Apes prequel series — which depicts the events that led to the primates taking control of Earth — simian leader Caesar (played via motion capture by Andy Serkis) is horrified when his family are killed during an attack by humans on his community. Caesar soon plots revenge on the Colonel (Woody Harrelson), the human military leader behind the assault, which threatens to ignite all-out war between the two species. PG-13, 140 minutes

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    Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Ryan Reynolds play unlikely partners fighting for their lives in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.”
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_AP17213850051281.cmyk_.jpgSamuel L. Jackson, left, and Ryan Reynolds play unlikely partners fighting for their lives in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” Weekender file photo

    Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Ryan Reynolds play unlikely partners fighting for their lives in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.”
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_AP17213850051281.jpgSamuel L. Jackson, left, and Ryan Reynolds play unlikely partners fighting for their lives in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” Weekender file photo

    An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina in the animated ‘Leap!’
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_leap.cmyk_.jpgAn orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina in the animated ‘Leap!’ Weekender file photo

    An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina in the animated ‘Leap!’
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_leap.jpgAn orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina in the animated ‘Leap!’ Weekender file photo