What's on at the movies

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The BFG
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children. With Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall and Bill Hader. PG

The Legend of Tarzan 3D
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity Imax) Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. With Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård, Ella Purnell.  PG

The Purge: Election Year
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the frontrunner in the next presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. With Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell and Mykelti Williamson. 14A

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Central Intelligence
(SilverCity) A former geek returns to a high school reunion as a studly CIA agent and recruits his nemesis for a mission. With Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan. PG

The Conjuring 2
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as demonologists investigating the haunting of a house in north London. With Frances O’Connor. 14A

Finding Dory
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity, Star) Nemo, Marlin and the forgetful blue tang must cross an ocean to find her family in this sequel. Voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Ed O’Neill. G

Free State of Jones
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army. With Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mahershala Ali. NR

Genius
(Landmark Cinemas University Heights) A chronicle of Max Perkins' time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others. With Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman. PG

Independence Day: Resurgence 3D
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-solar threat. But will mankind's new space defences be enough? With Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman. PG

Love and Friendship
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Landmark Cinemas University Heights) This Jane Austen adaptation tells the story of Lady Susan Vernon as she takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate. While there, she is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica — and herself too, naturally. With Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny and Xavier Samuel. G

Maggie’s Plan
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Star) Maggie’s plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant Georgette. With Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore. PG            

The Man Who Knew Infinity
(Star) Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during the First World War, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy. With Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons and Malcolm Sinclair. PG

The Neon Demon
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. With Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves. 18A

Now You See Me 2
(Star) The Four Horsemen return for more magic and tangle with an unethical tech magnate. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson. 14A

The Shallows
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) A mere 200 metres from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills. With Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada and Brett Cullen. 14A

Warcraft 3D
(SilverCity) Two opposing warriors are on a fateful course that will decide the future of their civilizations. With Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton and Ben Foster. 14A

X-Men: Apocalypse
(SilverCity) The original mutant awakens after thousands of years and he is not happy, triggering a battle for a new world order. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. 14A

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (Saturday at Cineplex Odeon Westshore)
Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet (Thursday at Cineplex Odeon Victoria)  

CINECENTA

Sign Street (July 1at 7 p.m.; July 2 at 7 and 9:10 p.m.; July 3 at 4:45 and 7 p.m.)
I Saw the Light (July 4, 5 at 7 and 9:20 p.m.)
Disorder (July 6, 7 at 7 and 9 p.m.)

IMAX VICTORIA

imaxvictoria.com for showtimes.
The Jungle Book: An Imax 3D Experience
Living In the Age of Airplanes 2D
Titans Of the Ice Age 2D
A Beautiful Planet in 2D and 3D
America Wild: National Parks Adventure 3D

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