Movies Now Playing in Athens

Jackie Chan provides the voice of Master Wu in “The Lego Ninjago Movie.” (Photo: Warner Bros.)

“American Made”: Tom Cruise stars as real-life TWA airline pilot turned drug smuggler Barry Seal in this biographical crime drama from director Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity”). Seal flew for the Medellín Cartel in the ‘80s and became an undercover DEA informant to avoid jail time before being killed by Colombian assassins. Sarah Wright (“Marry Me”) and Domhnall Gleeson (“Ex Machina”) co-star. 1 hr. 55; R.


“Dunkirk”: Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight”) wrote and directed this World War II drama that depicts the 1940 evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, near the beginning of the war as told from the perspectives of air, land and sea. The cast of newcomers and familiar faces includes Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles and Cillian Murphy. 1 hr. 47; PG-13.

“Flatliners”: Despite not having a number attached to the title, this sci-fi thriller from original Swedish-language “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” director Niels Arden Oplev is a sequel to the identically-titled Joel Schumacher film from 1990. Ellen Page (“Juno”) leads a new group of death-obsessed medical students and Kiefer Sutherland (“24”) makes a cameo reprising his role from the original movie. 1 hr. 48; PG-13.

“Home Again”: Former child actor Hallie Meyers-Shyer (“Father of the Bride II”) makes her debut as screenwriter and director with this romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon (“Sweet Home Alabama”) as a newly single mother who agrees to let a trio of young filmmakers (Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander and Jon Rudnitsky) live with her. Co-starring Candice Bergen and Michael Sheen. 1 hr. 37; PG-13.

“It”: Originally adapted as a TV miniseries in 1990, this “Stranger Things”-inspired take on Stephen King’s terrifying 1986 novel concerns a group of preteen outcasts who discover that supernatural villain Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard, “Allegiant”) is responsible for the disappearance of several children in their small New England town. Unlike the TV version, this update only covers half of the book. 2 hr. 15; R.

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle”: This sequel to the hit 2014 comic book-based spy comedy reteams director Matthew Vaughn (“X-Men: First Class”) with returning cast members Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Sophie Cookson and Mark Strong as they team up with their American counterparts including Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges. Featuring Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) and a cameo by Elton John. 2 hr. 21; R.

“The Lego Ninjago Movie”: The second spin-off of 2014’s wildly successful “Lego Movie” to be released this year (“Lego Batman” came out back in February), this PG-rated animated adventure comedy concerns teenage ninja hero Lloyd (Dave Franco) whose heroic team must do battle with his evil warlord father Lord Garmadon (Justin Theroux). The voice cast includes Jackie Chan, Michael Peña, Kumail Nanjiani and Olivia Munn. 1 hr. 41; PG.

“Mother!”: Writer-director Darren Aronofsky (“The Wrestler”) returns to the psychological horror genre for the first time since his 2010 Oscar winner “Black Swan” with a powerhouse cast led by Jennifer Lawrence (“The Hunger Games”) as a housewife whose life is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious couple (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer). Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men”) co-stars. 2 hr.; R.

“Til Death Do Us Part”: Director Chris Stokes usually splits his time between dance battle movies and horror movies (he’s responsible for “You Got Served” and the “Somebody Help Me” series), and his latest falls in the psycho-thriller category. Annie Ilzoneh (“All Eyez On Me”) stars as as the survivor of an abusive marriage who meets a new love (Taye Diggs) only to have her dangerous ex (Stephen Bishop) return to threaten her. 1 hr. 41; PG-13.

– Compiled by Andrew Shearer/Staff