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Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish in “Girls Trip.” CONTRIBUTED

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Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish in “Girls Trip.” CONTRIBUTED

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.

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Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish in “Girls Trip.” CONTRIBUTED

Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish in “Girls Trip.” CONTRIBUTED

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Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish in “Girls Trip.” CONTRIBUTED

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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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Fionn Whitehead in a scene from “Dunkirk.” (Melissa Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Fionn Whitehead in a scene from “Dunkirk.” (Melissa Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Fionn Whitehead in a scene from “Dunkirk.” (Melissa Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

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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This image released by STX Entertainment shows Dane DeHaan in a scene from “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” (Lou Faulon/STX Entertainment via AP)

This image released by STX Entertainment shows Dane DeHaan in a scene from “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” (Lou Faulon/STX Entertainment via AP)

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This image released by STX Entertainment shows Dane DeHaan in a scene from “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” (Lou Faulon/STX Entertainment via AP)

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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