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Movie capsules, June 1

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Shailene Woodley, left, and Sam Claflin in a scene from "Adrift."

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Friday, June 1, 2018

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

*ACTION POINT: A daredevil designs and operates his own theme park with his friends. (1 hour, 25 minutes) Rated R. 

*ADRIFT: Based on the true story of survival, a young couple’s chance encounter leads them first to love and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. (2 hours) Rated PG-13. 

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

*BEST F(R)IENDS VOLUME TWO: As Greg Sestero’s drifter makes a run for it, he finds himself on a desert expedition where wild characters and dark foibles intersect. As his misadventure teaches him about friendship and loyalty, Tommy Wiseau’s mortician surfaces a surprise or two. (2 hours) Rated R.

BOOK CLUB — Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after they read “50 Shades of Grey” in their monthly book club. (1 hour, 44 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.

LIFE OF THE PARTY — After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college. (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 that starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.  (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.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY — During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. (2 hours, 15 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

SHOW DOGS — A canine cop and an FBI agent work under cover at the world’s most exclusive dog show in Las Vegas. (1 hour, 32 minutes) Rated PG.

*UPGRADE — Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem. (1 hour, 35 minutes) Rated R. 

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Bug Hunt

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Movie in the Park 

The city’s Recreation and Parks Department will host Movie in the Park at 8:30 p.m. today at the Town Common, 105 E. First St. The featured film will be “Wonder,” rated PG, which is the story of a boy born with a facial deformity that prevented him…

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