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Well, based on today’s forecast you might be hot and miserable or stuck indoors due to storms.

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Sounds like a perfect weekend for the movies. And some great new releases hit theaters this weekend, plus you could always take in a few classics.

GIRLS TRIP

Longtime friends trek to New Orleans for wild times.

Cast: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, Mike Colter

Directed by Malcolm D. Lee

Running time: 2 hours, 2 minutes

MPAA rating: R for crude and sexual content throughout, pervasive language, brief graphic nudity, and drug material

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DUNKIRK

British and Allied forces are pinned down on the French coast and facing long odds in writer-director Christopher Nolan’s World War II tale.

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, James D'Arcy, Jack Lowden, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Running time: 1 hour, 46 minutes

MPAA rating: PG-13 for intense war experience and some language

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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

Plot summary: Based on the graphic novel series, government operatives travel to a rapidly expanding intergalactic metropolis called Alpha, a Utopian convergence of talents where dark forces are at work.

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman

Directed by Luc Besson

Running time: 2 hour, 17 minutes

MPAA rating: PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language

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ExploreThe Summer Cool Films Series presents Kelly s Heroes, the 1970 war film that is also a comedy and a heist flick, at Victoria Theatre in Dayton, through Sunday, July 23. CONTRIBUTED

KELLY’S HEROES AT THE VIC

When it was released in 1970, “Kelly’s Heroes” was unlike other military-themed movies of the time.

Director Brian G. Hutton’s film, which starred Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles and Carol O’Connor, was a war movie but it was also a comedy and a heist flick.

The Summer Cool Films Series presents “Kelly’s Heroes” at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Friday through Sunday, July 21-23. Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Rated PG.

Cost: $6 each or $35 for 10-ticket passbook.

More info: Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.

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