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Movie Capsules, May 18

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Natasha Lyonne, Max (voiced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) and Will Arnett in “Show Dogs.”

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR — The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. (2 hour, 29 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

*BOOK CLUB  —  Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading “50 Shades of Grey” in their monthly book club. Rated PG-13.

BLACK PANTHER — T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. (2 hours, 14 minutes) Rated PG-13.

BREAKING IN — A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion. (1 hour, 28 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

*DEADPOOL 2 —  Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (aka Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable. (1 hour, 59 minutes) Rated R. 

I FEEL PRETTY — A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed? (1 hour, 50 minutes) Rated PG-13.

LIFE OF THE PARTY — After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree. (1 hour, 45 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

OVERBOARD — A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy. (1 hour, 52 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

A QUIET PLACE — A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. (1 hour, 30 minutes) Rated PG-13.

RAMPAGE — Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. (1 hour, 47 minutes) Rated PG-13.

*SHOW DOGS — Max, a macho, solitary rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious dog show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening. (1 hour, 32 minutes) Rated PG.

TRAFFIK — A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains is accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. (1 hour, 36 minutes) Rated R. 

TYLER PERRY’S ACRIMONY — A faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent) is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed. (2 hours) Rated R.

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