Monkey business turns deadly serious in “War for the Planet of the Apes” (Fox), the climactic installment of the rebooted film franchise based on the work of French science-fiction author Pierre Boulle (1912-1994).
The low-budget Faustian fable that is “Wish Upon” (Broad Green) has a bullied teen girl fulfilling her earthly desires for vengeance, money, popularity and a surprisingly chaste romance in exchange for maybe her mortal soul.
There’s much to like about the vibrant comic-book adaptation “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (Columbia). Besides an unslacking pace and a clever central plot twist, there’s the fact that the mayhem on display is kept virtually bloodless.
Light on the yucks but heavy on the yuk, “The House” (Warner Bros.) becomes an onerous trial of the viewer’s attention span.
Stylish and energetic, the high-octane crime drama “Baby Driver” (TriStar) blends pop music, dizzying car chases and some dark humor to impressive effect.
A documentary titled “The Shepherd Cannot Run: Father Rother’s Story,” about U.S. priest who worked in Guatemala for 14 years until he was brutally murdered in 1981 will be shown prior to his beatified in September.
Radical politics and the wayward values of hip-hop culture take “All Eyez on Me” (Summit), a sometimes intense but overlong and rarely insightful biography of rapper Tupac Shakur.
Along the same line as the classic movie “Jaws,” the thriller “47 Meters Down” has a similar outcome of a battle between humans and the ocean’s most efficient killers.
To the extent that a thoughtful drama about marital infidelity can be considered lyrical, “The Lovers” (A24) achieves that.
Six years after the initial sequel and 11 since the series began with “Cars,” the anthropomorphic autos are back with a vengeance.