Movie capsules: A brief description of the movies playing this week in the Valley

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    Back to front, Beetle, voiced by Matthew McConnaghey, Kubo, voiced by Art Parkinson and Monkey, voiced by Charlize Theron in a scene from "Kubo and the Two Strings" Laika Studios/Focus Features/AP

Published: 8/25/2016 1:45:45 PM

BAD MOMS: When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long-overdue freedom and fun. Stars Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell. Rated R.

BEN-HUR: The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army. After years at sea, Ben-Hur returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Also stars Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Morgan Freeman. Rated PG-13.

CAFÉ SOCIETY: Set in the 1930s, a young Bronx native (Jesse Eisenberg) moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Also stars Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell. Rated PG-13.

DON’T BREATHE: A group of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they'll get away with the perfect heist. They're wrong. Stars Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette. Rated R.

DON’T THINK TWICE: When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group — all best friends — start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. Stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia. Rated R.

EQUITY: Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn) is threatened by a financial scandal and must untangle a web of corruption. Also stars James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas. Rated R.

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS: Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), a New York heiress, dreams of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Also stars Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg. Rated PG-13.

HANDS OF STONE: The legendary Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramírez) and his equally legendary trainer, Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro), change each other's lives. Also stars Usher Raymond. Rated R.

HELL OR HIGH WATER: A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas. Stars Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine. Rated R.

INDIGNATION: In 1951, Marcus (Logan Lerman), a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War. Also stars Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts. Rated R.

JASON BOURNE: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA (Matt Damon) is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past. Also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander. Rated PG-13.

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS: A young boy named Kubo (the voice of Art Parkinson) must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Also stars the voices of Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, Brenda Vaccaro, George Takei. Rated PG.

MECHANIC: RESURRECTION: Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) thinks he has put his murderous past behind him, until his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Also stars Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones. Rated R.

OUR LITTLE SISTER: Three sisters who live together in their late grandmother's home learn they have a 13-year-old half-sister. Stars Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho. Rated PG.

PETE’S DRAGON: The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. Also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford. Rated PG.

SAUSAGE PARTY: A sausage strives to discover the truth about his existence. Stars the voices of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill. Rated R.

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS: A terrier named Max (the voice of Louis C.K.) regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke (the voice of Eric Stonestreet), a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. Also stars the voices of Kevin Hart, Albert Brooks, Dana Carvey. Rated PG.

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU: In the summer of 1989, on Chicago's South Side, Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) woos a young woman named Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter). Also stars Taylar Fondren. Rated PG-13.

SUICIDE SQUAD: A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. Stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie. Rated PG-13.

WAR DOGS: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. Also stars Steve Lantz. Rated R.


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