Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.
(Critics' Choices capsule reviews are by Kenneth Turan (K.Tu.), Justin Chang (J.C.) and other reviewers. Openings compiled by Kevin Crust.)
OPENING IN HOLLYWOOD THIS WEEK
"Basmati Blues" -- Brie Larson stars as a doctor working in India in this musical romantic comedy. With Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Saahil Sehgal. Written by Danny Baron and Jeffrey Dorchen; story by Baron, Dorchen, Danny Thompson. Directed by Baron. (1:45) NR.
"Becks" -- A tough breakup with her girlfriend causes a Brooklyn musician to return to the Midwest and live with her mother. With Lena Hall, Mena Suvar, Christine Lahti. Written and directed by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell. (1:30) NR.
"Bomb City" -- Punk rockers clash with conservatives in a Texas town leading to a hate crime. Dave Davis, Glenn Morshower, Logan Huffman. Written by Jameson Brooks, Sheldon R. Chick. Directed by Brooks. (1:35) NR.
"Entanglement" -- A young man's search for the meaning of life leads him to romance and the discovery of a family secret. With Thomas Middleditch, Jess Weixler, Diana Bang. Written by Jason Filiatrault. Directed by Jason James. (1:25) NR.
"The Female Brain" -- Whitney Cummings directed, co-wrote and stars in this romantic comedy about a neuroscientist. With Sofia Vergara, Cecily Strong, Toby Kebbell. Co-written by Neal Brennan, based on the best-selling book by Louann Brizendine. (1:38) NR.
"Fifty Shades Freed" -- Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan return in the third installment of the erotic drama. With Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford. Written by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by E.L. James. Directed by James Foley. (1:41) R.
"Honor Up" -- Damon Dash directed and stars in this crime drama about an OG trying to protect his family after a shootout in Harlem. Written by Stuart Acher, James Dubose; story by Damon Dash, Kevin Bennett. (1:24) R.