Movies in North Texas theaters on April 1 and coming soon

NEW THIS WEEK

Letter grades are listed only when a review is available.

(B-) THE CONTRACTOR Chris Pine leads a top-notch cast in this thriller, a dark fable about what veterans face after serving their country. As a former special forces soldier, Pine gets caught up in a dangerous conspiracy after accepting a job with a private security company. Also starring Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Foster and Gillian Jacobs. R (for violence and language). 103 min. In wide release and on VOD platforms.

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW A formerly incarcerated man (Omar Epps), trying to turn over a new leaf, grapples with the limits of family loyalty when he learns that one of his brothers (Will Catlett) may have been involved in a horrible crime. R (for language throughout, some violence and sexual references). 116 min. In wide release.

(B) FABIAN: GOING TO THE DOGS Three bright, talented young people in 1920s Berlin struggle to find their place in a rotten society, scarred by Germany’s defeat in World War I and menaced by the rising tide of Nazism, in this engaging coming-of-age drama. Not rated. 176 min. In German, with subtitles. At the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

MORBIUS In this Marvel superhero flick, a biochemist (Jared Leto) suffering from a rare blood disease attempts a dangerous cure but instead infects himself with a form of vampirism. Also starring Matt Smith, Michael Keaton, Adria Arjona and Tyrese Gibson. PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence, some frightening images and brief strong language). 104 min. In wide release.

(B+) YOU WON’T BE ALONE In 19th-century Macedonia, a girl who has been kidnapped and turned into a witch shape-shifts into several human hosts (played by multiple actors, including Noomi Rapace), with deadly results. Director Goran Stolevski delivers a truly unique feature debut: an erotically charged, at times brutish quest for identity, disguised as an elevated horror film. R (for violence and gore, sexual content, graphic nudity and sexual assault). In Macedonian, with subtitles. 108 min. In wide release.

COMING NEXT WEEK

AGENT GAME In this spy thriller, a CIA officer (Dermot Mulroney) seeks to uncover the truth after being wrongly blamed for the death of an interrogation subject. Also starring Mel Gibson, Adan Canto and Annie Ilonzeh. R (for violence and language). 90 min.

ALINE A singer (Valérie Lemercier) rises to become a global superstar in this French drama inspired by the life of Celine Dion. PG-13 (for brief language and some suggestive material). 128 min. In French and English, with subtitles.

ALL THE OLD KNIVES Two CIA operatives (Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton) — who are former lovers — reunite to try to root out a mole whose betrayal cost dozens of people their lives. R (for sexuality/nudity, violence and language). 101 min.

AMBULANCE After a heist goes awry, two bank robbers (Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) take hostages and steal an ambulance in a bid to make their escape. Also starring Eiza González. R (for bloody images, language throughout and intense violence). 136 min.

AS THEY MADE US A divorced mom (Dianna Agron) navigates life with her dysfunctional family while trying to cultivate a new romance. Also starring Simon Helberg, Candice Bergen and Dustin Hoffman. R (for language). 96 min.

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE In this sci-fi adventure comedy, a Chinese immigrant (Michelle Yeoh) struggles with an IRS tax audit while being pulled into a violent multiverse clash. R (for language, some violence and sexual material). 139 min. In English, Mandarin and Cantonese, with subtitles.

GAGARINE A teen science whiz (Alseni Bathily) seeks to save his housing project from demolition in this coming-of-age drama. Not rated. 98 min. In French, Romany and Russian, with subtitles.

MOTHERING SUNDAY A maid (Odessa Young) living in 1920s England has a secret love affair with an engaged neighbor (Josh O’Connor) in this steamy romantic drama. Also starring Colin Firth and Olivia Colman. R (for sexual content, graphic nudity and some language). 104 min.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 The blue hedgehog faces off against the evil Dr. Robotnik in this animated sequel based on the popular video game franchise. Featuring the voices of Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey and Idris Elba. PG (for some violence, action, rude humor and mild language). 122 min.

CURRENT RELEASES

(D) ALICE In this far-fetched revenge thriller, a slave (Keke Palmer) escapes a rural Georgia plantation and its brutal owner (Jonny Lee Miller) and is shocked to find a modern society outside, circa 1973. The queasy mix of realism and wish fulfillment will set many viewers’ heads spinning — or at least shaking with disappointment. Also starring Common. R (for some violence and language). 100 mins.

(A-) THE BATMAN Robert Pattinson dons the iconic cowl in this brooding superhero tale that brings some much-needed introspection to the Dark Knight. Also starring Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro and Peter Sarsgaard. PG-13 (for strong violent and disturbing content, drug content, strong language, and some suggestive material). 176 min.

(C) DEATH ON THE NILE Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh, who also directed the film) has his glamorous Nile riverboat vacation cut short when he’s called on to investigate the murder of a young woman on the vessel in this creaky whodunit. Stuck somewhere between the past and today, the film tries vainly to spruce up an old-fashioned style of movie with buckets of CGI and a nervous camera that can’t stop swooping around. Also starring Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright and Russell Brand. PG-13 (for violence, some bloody images and sexual material). 127 min.

(B-) DOG A former Army Ranger (Channing Tatum) and a former Army combat dog (a Belgian Malinois) embark on a road trip to attend a fellow soldier’s funeral in this well-paced human-dog buddy comedy. While some storylines could have used more care and attention, the film is incredibly watchable thanks to the craft on display. PG-13 (for language, thematic elements, drug content and some suggestive material). 90 min.

(C) INFINITE STORM An experienced climber (Naomi Watts) races to help a stranded man (Billy Howle) reach safety before they both succumb to a mountain blizzard in this paper-thin but gorgeously shot survivalist drama. R ( for brief nudity and some language). 104 min.

(B) JACKASS FOREVER The Jackass crew reunites for more stunts of the don’t-try-this-at-home variety in this sublimely stupid celebration of a brotherhood of battered bodies. It’s not the violence that puts a smile on your face, but the riotous back-slapping that follows the screams of agony after each pratfall, prank and punch. It feels like both a satire of and a tearing down of toxic masculinity. R (for strong crude material and dangerous stunts, graphic nudity and language throughout). 96 min.

JUJUTSU KAISEN 0: THE MOVIE In this animated tale from Japan, a teen gains supernatural powers and enrolls at a special school to help him train. PG-13 for some suggested references, language, bloody images, thematic material and violent content). 105 min. In Japanese, with subtitles.

(B) THE LOST CITY After a reclusive romance novelist (Sandra Bullock) is kidnapped, her cover model (Channing Tatum) sets out to rescue her. This jungle adventure isn’t just a diverting romp; it’s a return to rom-com form for one of the best and brightest stars of the genre. Bullock’s still got it, and she won’t soon let you forget it. PG-13 (for violence and some bloody images, suggested material, partial nudity and language). 112 min.

(B-) MARRY ME After a messy breakup and public humiliation, a global pop superstar (Jennifer Lopez) marries a milquetoast fan (Dallas’ Owen Wilson) from her audience in this frothy and deeply silly rom-com. Lopez, playing a heightened version of herself, brings authenticity to the role and credibly sells the character’s unflagging belief in the power of love. PG-13 (for some language and suggestive material). 112 min.

(B) THE OUTFIT In this retro gangster noir, a tailor (Mark Rylance) must outwit a dangerous group of mobsters who show up at his Chicago shop. This twisty, blood-soaked chamber piece is as meticulously crafted as a fine custom suit. R (for some bloody violence, and language throughout). 105 min.

(B) SCREAM Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette return in this reboot of the horror franchise about small-town teens menaced by a masked killer. This fifth installment is even bloodier than its predecessors and just as winking and self-aware. R (for strong bloody violence, language throughout and some sexual references). 114 min.

(B) SING 2 Assorted animals compete in a singing competition in this disarmingly endearing sequel to the 2016 animated musical comedy. Featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Bobby Cannavale, Halsey, Pharrell Williams and Bono. PG (for some rude material and mild peril/violence). 112 min.

(A-) SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Spider-Man (Tom Holland) has his secret identity revealed and turns to Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for help in the latest entry in the Marvel superhero franchise. For a film packed with fan service and nostalgia — from little Easter eggs to crowd-pleasing cameos — No Way Home also has a strong heart of its own and feels like a satisfying conclusion to this arc of Peter Parker’s life. PG-13 (for some language, sequences of action/violence and brief suggested comments). 148 min.

UMMA A woman (Sandra Oh) becomes haunted by the fear of turning into her own mother in this horror thriller. Also starring Fivel Stewart. PG-13 (for terror, brief strong language and some thematic elements). 83 min.

(C) UNCHARTED A street-smart thief (Tom Holland) is recruited to recover the lost fortune of Ferdinand Magellan in this film based on the popular video game series. This adventure flick is fine, and entertaining enough, but while some moments are inspired, others are completely inert. PG-13 (for violence/ action and language). 116 min.

(B) X Young people set out to make an adult film in rural Texas in 1979, but they end up fighting for their lives when their reclusive hosts realize what they’re doing. It’s a deliberate, loving and meticulous homage to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that effectively sprinkles in other horror-movie touchstones as well. Starring Jenna Ortega, Mia Goth, Brittany Snow, Martin Henderson, Kid Cudi and Owen Campbell. R (for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, gore, drug use, language and strong bloody violence). 105 min.

Compiled from staff and wire reports

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