Movies in North Texas theaters on July 22 and coming soon

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(HAS) FIRE OF LOVE This spellbinding documentary examines French researchers Katia and Maurice Krafft, who spent 25 years capturing the most amazing volcano footage ever shot before their 1991 deaths in an eruption. The film is powerful enough to convince you that they died happy. PG (for thematic material, including some unsettling images and brief smoking). 93 mins. In French and English, with subtitles. At the Angelika Dallas and Texas Theatre.

THE GRANDMOTHER A Paris fashion model (Almudena Amor) returns to Madrid to help her grandmother recover from a stroke. But it isn’t a happy homecoming in this horror flick. R (for some bloody images, nudity, drug use, language and brief sexuality). 100 mins. In Spanish and French, with subtitles. At AMC Grapevine Mills.

(HAS-) NOPE In an incredibly original and entertaining piece of sci-fi filmmaking that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, writer-director Jordan Peele’s follow-up to 2019′s Us finds the residents of a small California town encountering a mysterious force that affects human and animal behavior. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun and Brandon Perea. R (for language throughout and some violence/bloody images). 130 mins. In wide release.

THEIR UNCLE A boxer stumbles upon a printing press for counterfeit money in this Egyptian action-comedy. Not rated. 105 mins. In Arabic, with subtitles. At Cinemark Legacy in Plano.

COMING NEXT WEEK

DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS In this animated tale, Superman’s dog Krypto leads a team of other superpowered animals to save the Justice League after they’re captured by Lex Luthor. Featuring the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna and Keanu Reeves. PG (for rough humor, action, mild violence and language). 106 mins.

HANSAN: RISING DRAGON This prequel to the South Korean hit movie The Admiral: Roaring Currents depicts the Battle of Hansan Island in 1592. Not rated. 130 mins. In Korean with subtitles.

IT SNOWS ALL THE TIME A man (Brett Cullen) and his family cope with his dementia diagnosis at age 58. Also starring Taryn Manning, Lesley Ann Warren and Erin Cahill. Not rated. 90 mins.

MY DONKEY, MY LOVER AND I A teacher (Laure Calamy) crashes her married lover’s family vacation, accompanied by a donkey named Patrick. Not rated. 97 mins. In French with subtitles.

PARADISE HIGHWAY After the life of her brother (Frank Grillo) is threatened by a criminal gang, a truck driver (Juliette Binoche) reluctantly agrees to smuggle illicit cargo, which turns out to be a teenage girl (Hala Finley). An FBI operative (Morgan Freeman), meanwhile, is on their trail. R (for language throughout and some violence). 115 mins.

THIRTEEN LIVE This drama from director Ron Howard recounts the real-life story of the global effort to rescue a group of young boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave complex in Thailand. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton and Tom Bateman. PG-13 (for some strong language and unsettling images). 142 mins.

REVENGE BJ Novak wrote, directed and stars in this horror-thriller about a New York City radio host who heads down South to find answers about his girlfriend’s murder. Also starring Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Dove Cameron and Boyd Holbrook. R (for language and brief violence). 107 mins.

CURRENT RELEASES

(B) THE BLACK PHONE After being abducted by a serial killer (Ethan Hawke) and locked in a basement, a 13-year-old boy (played by newcomer Mason Thames of McKinney) starts receiving calls on a disconnected phone from the spirits of the killer’s previous victims. The Black Phone is a satisfying balancing act of a movie that has elements of supernatural, psychological suspense and horror. It also has one of the most satisfying endings of a horror-thriller in recent years. R (for violence, bloody images, language and some drug use). 102 mins.

(B) DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) opens a doorway to alternate realities of the multiverse, which his grieving friend Wanda Maximoff (a spectacular Elizabeth Olsen) is determined to conquer. Olsen is so emotionally dominating that Strange — whose mission is simply to prevent Wanda from succeeding — sometimes feels less like a hero than a villain’s foil, which is honestly all to the good. PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, frightening images and some language). 126 mins.

(HAS-) ELVIS In this sprawling pop epic, director Baz Luhrmann takes Elvis Presley’s legacy, relegated to a Las Vegas gag, and reminds us just how dangerous, sexy and downright revolutionary the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was. At the center of the film, Austin Butler delivers a fully transformed, star-making turn as Presley. PG-13 (for substance abuse, strong language, suggestive material and smoking). 159 mins.

(HAS-) EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE In this madcap sci-fi adventure comedy, a Chinese immigrant (Michelle Yeoh) struggles with an IRS tax audit while being pulled into a violent multiverse clash. It’s a preposterous and tasteless ode to the messy, nonsensical struggle and bliss of being human. R (for language, some violence and sexual material). 139 mins. In English, Mandarin and Cantonese, with subtitles.

(HAS) GABBY GIFFORDS WON’T BACK DOWN Harrowing, sad and inspiring in equal measures, this documentary chronicles the former Arizona congresswoman’s recovery after being shot in the head during a 2011 assassination attempt and her work as an activist against gun violence. PG-13 (for thematic material involving gun violence and some disturbing images). 97 mins.

(D) GONE IN THE NIGHT When Kath (Winona Ryder) and her boyfriend (John Gallagher Jr.) arrive at a remote rental cabin, they find a younger couple (Owen Teague and Brianne Tju) staying there. They agree to share the double-booked cabin, but then Kath’s boyfriend and the younger woman mysteriously disappear, sending Kath on a search for answers in this disposable thriller that coasts on Ryder’s charisma while offering little else for viewers. Also starring Dermot Mulroney. R (for language throughout and brief bloody images). 90 mins.

THE GRAY MAN The CIA’s most skilled operative (Ryan Gosling) has a bounty placed on his head after he uncovers some of the agency’s dark secrets. Also starring Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Regé-Jean Page, Wagner Moura and Billy Bob Thornton. PG-13 (for strong language and strong violence). 122 mins.

HYDE-PARK A Nigerian American attorney (Kenneth Okolie) grapples with questions of cultural identity as he works to save a gay client (Xavier McKnight) from deportation. Also starring Dawn Halfkenny. Not rated. 89 mins.

(B-) JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION The casts from two generations of Jurassic Park films — Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill — unite for the first time in a world where dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans all over the globe. The film is laden with nostalgia, made up of nods to the original films and other action-adventure classics. As a goodbye note to the franchise, it’s heartfelt — if a bit limpid — giving preference to references over storytelling. PG-13 (for intense sequences of action, some violence and language). 146 mins.

THE KILLER A retired hit man (Jang Hyuk) agrees to look after a teen girl for three weeks and soon finds himself on a mission to rescue her from a dangerous situation. Not rated. 95 mins. In Korean with subtitles.

(VS) LIGHT YEAR In this animated Toy Story spinoff, Buzz Lightyear (the non-toy version, voiced by Chris Evans) sets out on a space adventure with a group of recruits and his robot companion. With its classic science-fiction framework, Lightyear isn’t ambitious or existential or likely to make you cry. It’s just a flavorless movie, not much different from others. PG (for action/peril). 100 mins.

(HAS) MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON The tiny mollusk named Marcel, who gained internet fame with a series of stop-motion animated shorts, learns the high price of internet stardom in his big-screen debut. Watching this winsome bit of family-friendly whimsy, it’s hard not to smile. PG (for some suggestive material and thematic elements). 89 mins.

(B-) MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU The fifth entry in the animated Despicable Me franchise offers a slight but satisfying origin story for 12-year-old Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) as he seeks to become the world’s greatest supervillain. This is a perfectly painless romp that should enthrall kids, entertain adults and keep Minions cosplayers employed for many a birthday party to come. PG (for some action/violence and rude humor). 87 mins.

(B) MR. MALCOLM’S LIST After being jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor (Sopé Dìrísù), a woman (Zawe Ashton) hatches a revenge plot in which she persuades her friend (Freida Pinto) to play the role of his perfect match in this congenial comedy of manners set in the 19th century. The film starts slowly, but strong performances keep it engaging. PG (for mild language and some smoking). 117 mins.

(B-) MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS A widowed cleaning lady (Lesley Manville) in 1950s London scrimps and saves to travel to Paris to buy her dream Dior dress in this feel-good fashion fairy tale. The narrative is gossamer thin, and the characterizations at times feel easy and patronizing. But Manville is a pleasure to watch. PG (for language, suggestive material and smoking). 115 mins.

PAWS OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF HANK A dog in a town full of cats pursues his dream of becoming a samurai in this animated film. Featuring the voices of Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks and George Takei. PG (for action, violence, rude and suggestive humor, and some language). 97 mins.

(VS) THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Facing the threat of Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) enlists the help of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who can now wield Thor’s magical hammer. The best thing to say about this middling installment is that its heart is in the right place. But co-writer and director Taika Waititi’s brand of humor and his “twee Thor” have worn out their welcome. PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language, some suggestive material and partial nudity). 125 mins.

(HAS) TOP GUN: MAVERICK In the long-delayed sequel to 1986′s Top Gun, Tom Cruise returns as Navy aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, who has been trying not to advance in rank for 30 years so he can continue satiating his need for speed. There might be new pilots on deck, but make no mistake: This is a Maverick movie through and through, featuring the kind of nostalgia that delivers everything expected. PG-13 (for sequences of intense action and some strong language). 131 mins.

(VS) WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING A young, isolated woman named Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who raised herself in the marshes of North Carolina, becomes a murder suspect in this faithful yet unfulfilling adaptation of the bestselling novel. In checking off all the plot points, the movie version loses what makes the book work, which is the time we spend with Kya. PG-13 (for sexual content and some violence including a sexual assault). 125 mins.

Compiled from staff and wire reports

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