Sophie Turner battles for James McAvoy’s iron throne in “Dark Phoenix.” This “X-Men” adventure features the “Game of Thrones” star as Jean Gray. She’s deployed to a space-shuttle rescue mission with some of her fellow gifted youngsters. But a jolt of cosmic radiation four-lokos her power into an unstoppable rage, turning members of the mutant mansion against her. “Dark Phoenix” is rated PG-13.
Harrison Ford is all bark and some bite in “The Secret Life of Pets 2.” the Hollywood legend lends his voice to an animated film for the first time. He’s a crusty old farm dog having to share his territory with Patton Oswalt’s neurotic terrier. “The Secret Life of Pets 2” is rated PG.
Emma Thompson applies her comedic sense and sensibility in “Late ight.” the Oscar-winner plays the host of a late-night talk show. But she’s losing her audience and possibly her job if she doesn’t reverse shaky ratings. So she introduces newbie, Mindy Kaling, into the all white-male writer’s room. “Late Night” is rated R.
See a legend’s final curtain call in “Pavarotti.” Oscar-winning director, Ron Howard, delivers this ode to the opera divo. He uses previously unseen footage to chronicle the singer’s rise to glory, and fall from grace. “Pavarotti” is in limited release.