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Movie Capsules, June 22

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Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm in "Tag."

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Friday, June 22, 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 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. 

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.

HEREDITARY — When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. (2 hours, 7 minutes) Rated R. 

INCREDIBLES 2 — Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. (1 hour, 58 minutes) Rated PG. 

*JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM — When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. (2 hours, 8 minutes) Rated PG-13. 

OCEAN’S 8 — Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala. (1 hour, 50 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. 

SUPERFLY — With his sights set on retiring, a successful young drug dealer sets up one last big deal. (1 hour, 56 minutes) Rated R. 

TAG — A small group of former classmates organizes an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country. (1 hour, 40 minutes) Rated R. 

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