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"The Man from U.N.C.L.E." two and 1/2 stars - At the height of the Cold War, a CIA operative and a KGB agent join forces to stop an international criminal organization. With Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander. Written by Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram. Directed by Ritchie. In Imax. Rated PG-13. 116 min.
"Straight Outta Compton" four stars - A biopic about the rise and fall of the seminal Los Angeles gangsta rap group N.W.A, led by Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. With O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell. Written by Andrea Berloff. Directed by F. Gary Gray. Rated R. 142 min.
"Ant-Man" three stars – A master thief seeking redemption dons a suit that allows him to shrink in size but increase in strength to face down a new generation of threats. With Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll. Written by Rudd and Adam McKay. Directed by Peyton Reed. Rated PG-13. 117 min.
"Fantastic Four" one star – When a scientific expedition to an alternate universe transforms them, a quartet of outsiders must learn to harness their new abilities and stop a former friend turned enemy. With Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell. Written by Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg and Josh Trank. Directed by Trank. In 3-D. Rated PG-13. 100 min.
"The Gift" four stars - A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a tailspin after a chance encounter with an old high school acquaintance. With Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall and Joel Edgerton. Written and directed by Edgerton. Rated R. 108 min.
"Inside Out" four stars – An 11-year-old girl and her family move to a new city, prompting her five personified emotions to help guide her through the transition in this Pixar film from the creator of "Up." With the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Mindy Kaling. Written by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley. Directed by Docter and Ronnie del Carmen. Rated PG. 95 min.
"Minions" three stars – The capsule-shaped creatures known as Minions search for a new evil mastermind to follow in this spinoff of the "Despicable Me" animated films. With the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm. Written by Brian Lynch. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. In 3-D. Rated PG. 88 min.
"Mr. Holmes" three and 1/2 stars - Aided greatly by the impeccable performance of Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes, this elegant puzzler presents the sage of Baker Street dealing with the one thing he’s never had to contend with before: his own emotions. Rated PG. 94 min.
"Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation" four stars - With the IMF disbanded, secret agent Ethan Hunt and his team face off against a shadowy group of highly trained operatives hell-bent on creating a new world order. With Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Ferguson. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Rated PG-13. 131 min.
“Pixels” 1/2 star - When aliens misinterpret videos of classic arcade games as a declaration of war and use them as models for an invasion of Earth, an old-school joystick jockey is enlisted to fend them off. With Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Michelle Monaghan. Written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling. Directed by Chris Columbus. Rated PG-13. 98 min.
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"Ricki and the Flash" three stars - A fading rock musician who chased stardom at the expense of her family tries to reconnect with her daughter, who has been devastated by her failed marriage. With Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Mamie Gummer. Written by Diablo Cody. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Rated PG-13. 100 min.
"Shaun the Sheep Movie" four stars - A bored sheep and his flock conspire to take a day off, but when their plan goes awry they’re forced to mount a rescue mission. With the voices of Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes and Omid Djalili. Written and directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak. Rated PG. 84 min.
"South Paw" one and 1/2 star - When a lefty boxing champ known for his brutal but effective style suffers a personal tragedy, he teams with a hard-bitten former pugilist to fight his way back to redemption. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker and Rachel McAdams. Written by Kurt Sutter and Richard Wenk. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Rated R. 124 min.
"Trainwreck" four stars – A hard-living men’s magazine writer who doesn’t believe in monogamy is thrown for a loop when she starts to fall for her latest profile subject, an endearing sports doctor. With Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Brie Larson. Written by Schumer. Directed by Judd Apatow. Rated R. 122 min.
"Vacation" one star - Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a suburban everyman surprises his wife and two sons with a cross-country trip to an amusement park. With Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Leslie Mann. Written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. Rated R. 99 min.
"Cobain: Montage of Heck" four stars - An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington, to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana. With Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain. Written and directed by Brett Morgen. Rated TV-MA. 145 min.
"Infinitely Polar Bear" three and 1/2 stars - A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier. With Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky. Written and directed by Maya Forbes. Rated R. 90 min.
"Stripes" three and 1/2 stars - Part of the Roxy's "Murray Me" series. Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun. 1981. With Bill Murray, John Candy and Harold Ramis. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Written by Len Blum and Daniel Goldberg. Rated R. 106 min.
"True Stories" three stars - A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show. 1986. With David Byrne, Johyn Goodman, Annie McEnroe. Directed by David Byrne. Written by David Byrne and Beth Henley. Rated PG. 90 min.
Compiled by the Missoulian from the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press and other sources.