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June 7 Movie Capsules

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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Taron Egerton as Elton John in a scene from "Rocketman," which will be shown during the Cannes Film Festival. (David Appleby/ Paramount Pictures via AP)

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Friday, June 7, 2019

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

A DOG’S JOURNEY — A reincarnated dog embarks on a lifelong quest to watch over its owner's young granddaughter. (1 hour, 48 minutes) Rated PG.

ALADDIN — A street urchin teams up with a wisecracking genie to save an exotic kingdom from an evil sorcerer. (2 hours, 8 minutes) Rated PG.

*ALL IS TRUE — William Shakespeare faces a neglected family and a painful past. (1 hour, 41 minutes) Rated PG-13.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME — The remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos, the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe. (3 hours, 1 minute) Rated PG-13.

BOOKSMART — Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation. (1 hour, 45 minutes) Rated R.

*DARK PHOENIX — During a mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart. (1 hour, 54 minutes) Rated PG-13.

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS — The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla. (2 hours, 12 minutes) Rated PG-13.

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3: — Super-Assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere. (2 hours, 11 minutes) Rated R.

MA — A lonely middle-aged woman forms a strange relationship with a group of teenagers. (1 hour, 39 minutes) Rated R.

POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU — Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu. (1 hour, 44 minutes) Rated PG.

ROCKETMAN — The epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years and his transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar. Set to his most beloved songs, witness how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop history. (2 hours, 1 minute) Rated R.

THE INTRUDER — A psychological thriller about a young married couple who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land only to find that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property. (1 hour, 24 minutes) Rated PG-13.

*THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 — A gruff farm dog tries to cure Max the terrier of his neuroses when he takes a trip to the country. (1 HOUR, 26 minutes) Rated PG.

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Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

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June 24, 2019

St. Peter Catholic School teams recently finished among the top schools at the NC FIRST Lego League State Championships in Greensboro

Wiredcats Green team finished fifth out of 60 teams in the robot game, and the Wiredcats Blue team finished 14th. Wiredcats Green's score of 171 was the seventh…

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June 24, 2019

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June 23, 2019

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June 19, 2019

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June 19, 2019

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A I have said in this column, in talks, when counseling patients and when feeding family and friends,…

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June 16, 2019

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June 14, 2019

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June 12, 2019

Q My doctor told me to follow an anti-inflammatory diet. Can you give me any tips? MM, Winterville

A I hope your doctor gave your more information about your dietary goals since you won’t find that title in the diet manual used by health care professionals.

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June 12, 2019

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June 09, 2019

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