Movie capsules: What’s coming to Erie, Meadville, June 14-21

More details about “Incredibles 2,” “Superfly,” “Tag” and other films screening at local theaters this week.

Here’s what’s playing at regional theaters this week:

SPECIAL EVENTS

TINSELTOWN: RiffTrax Live’s “Space Mutiny” this Thursday, 8 p.m., and Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. “Pom Poko” with an English-dubbed version on Sunday, 12:55 p.m., and Wednesday, 7 p.m.; and an English-subtitled version on Monday, 7 p.m. “The Lego Ninjago Movie” (Summer Movie Clubhouse series) on Tuesday, 10 a.m.

OPENING THURSDAY

TINSELTOWN: “Incredibles 2” in 2-D and 3-D. “Superfly.” “Tag.”

OPENING FRIDAY

MOVIES AT MEADVILLE: “Incredibles 2” in 2-D and 3-D. “Tag.”

SUNSET DRIVE-IN: “Incredibles 2.” “Show Dogs.”

LEAVING THURSDAY

TINSELTOWN: “Action Point.” “Breaking In.” “Kaala” (Tamil with English subtitles). “Upgrade.”

MOVIES AT MEADVILLE: “Adrift.”

NEW MOVIES

“INCREDIBLES 2”: The Parr family (aka The Incredibles) face major changes when mother Helen/Elastigirl (voiced by Holly Hunter) is recruited to take on exciting superhero missions, leaving husband Bob/Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) to take care of the kids. (1:58. PG for action sequences and some brief mild language.)

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“SUPERFLY”: When a new crew threatens his business dealings on the streets of Atlanta, Youngblood Priest (Trevor Jackson) and his crew set their sights on one last major score in this remake of the classic 1972 flick. (1:56. R for violence and language throughout, strong sexuality, nudity and drug content.)

“TAG”: A group of friends (played by Jake Johnson, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher and Hannibal Buress), which has been playing the same elaborate game of tag since first grade, get ready for the ultimate showdown when the only undefeated player (Jeremy Renner) prepares for his wedding. (1:40. R for language throughout, crude sexual content, drug use and brief nudity.)

ALREADY IN THEATERS

“ACTION POINT”: The star of “Bad Grandpa” and “Jackass,” Johnny Knoxville is back as a daredevil who designs and operates his own low-rent theme park. Even “Jackass” fans probably won’t like this paint-by-numbers disaster. (1:25. R for crude sexual content, language, drug use, teen drinking, and brief graphic nudity.) 1 star

“ADRIFT”: Young couple Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) set sail from Tahiti to San Diego — right into one of the worst hurricanes in history that leaves Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. Despite some problems with the film’s structure, Woodley gives a heartfelt performances that helps anchor “Adrift.” (2:40. PG-13 for injury images, peril, language, brief drug use, partial nudity and thematic elements.) 2½ stars

“AVENGERS — INFINITY WAR”: Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and the rest of the team are joined by other superheroes across the universe to stand against the ultimate bad guy Thanos (Josh Brolin), who could wield unimaginable power by combining all six Infinity Stones. This movie is the culmination of a decade of other Marvel comic book hero movies and lives up to the hype. But this isn’t a film for Marvel newcomers — fans who have followed the other films will get the most out of this one. (2:36. PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references.) 3 stars

“BOOK CLUB”: Four lifelong friends (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen) decide to start new chapters in their romantic lives after reading “50 Shades of Grey” for their monthly book club. The stellar cast makes this breezy film an enjoyable experience, but the romcom has a very familiar formula that makes it pretty unexceptional. (1:44. PG-13 for sex-related material throughout and for language.) 2½ stars

“BREAKING IN”: Gabrielle Union stars as a mother whose two children are held hostage inside a house designed with impenetrable security. Plot holes that never get plugged and suffocating tension wear on the viewer. (1:28. PG-13 for violence, menace, bloody images, sexual references and brief strong language.) 2 stars

“DEADPOOL 2”: Gun-toting, foul-mouthed Deadpool/Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms a team of mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling super-soldier Cable (Josh Brolin). If you liked the first one, you’ll love the second one. It remains an R-rated, blood-soaked, curse-filled inside joke fest — for better or worse. (1:59. R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual references and brief drug material.) 3 stars

“HEREDITARY”: After matriarch Ellen Graham dies, her daughter’s family uncovers terrifying secrets about their ancestry and their own fate. Stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne and Alex Wolff. Colette is fantastic in this slow-burn horror, which is deeply chilling and a guaranteed classic. (2:07. R for horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity.) 3½ stars

“HOTEL ARTEMIS”: Set in riot-torn Los Angeles, the thriller follows The Nurse (Jodie Foster), who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals. Also stars Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella and Jeff Goldblum. The low-budget film is interesting and has some great performances — including that of the Oscar-winning Foster — but not much else about the moody and violent thriller stands out. (1:37. R for violence and language throughout, some sexual references, and brief drug use.) 2 stars

“LIFE OF THE PARTY”: After her husband suddenly leaves her, middle-aged Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) heads back to college — the same one attended by her daughter (Molly Gordon), who isn’t thrilled about her new classmate. Even with comedic superstar McCarthy in the lead, this unfunny film flops. (1:45. PG-13 for sexual material, drug content and partying.) 1½ stars

“OCEAN’S 8”: Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) gathers an all-female crew (including Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Mindy Kaling) to pull off a challenging heist at New York City’s annual Met Gala. Despite a star-studded cast of talented actresses that offer some truly entertaining moments, the film’s plot is full of the franchise’s same old gimmicks that just don’t float here. (1:50. PG-13 for language, drug use and some suggestive content.) 2½ stars

“SHOW DOGS”: Police dog Max (voiced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) goes undercover as a primped show dog with his human partner Frank (Will Arnett) to bust an animal smuggling ring. Uncomfortably unfunny for all ages, with lousy animation and worse stereotyping. (1:32. PG for suggestive and rude humor, language and some action.) 1 star

“SOLO — A STAR WARS STORY”: Take a ride on the Millennium Falcon into the criminal underworld, where Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) meets future copilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) long before Han meets Luke and Leia. Despite some disjointed story work, “Star Wars” fans will probably find plenty to love about this stand-alone film and all of its inside jokes and entertaining action. (2:15. PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence.) 2½ stars

“UPGRADE”: Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green), who was paralyzed in a mugging that killed his wife, agrees to an experimental implant, called Stem, that will grant him super-human physical abilities and a way to exact revenge. Beyond the action, gore and occasional sharp-witted humor is a fascinating and effective horror-thriller that plays on our real fears of personal tech running amok. (1:35. R for strong violence, grisly images, and language.) 3½ stars

Theater schedules are subject to change. Previews are courtesy of www.imdb.com and staff reports. Reviews are excerpted from wire services.

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