New releases

Breakthrough: When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed. Rated PG for thematic content including peril. (C14)

The Curse of La Llorona: Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Rated R for violence and terror. (C14)

Penguins: The story of Steve, an Adélie penguin, on a quest to find a life partner and start a family. When Steve meets with Wuzzo the emperor penguin, they become friends. But nothing comes easy in the icy Antarctic. Rated G. (C14)

Showing locally

After: A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship. Based on the novel by Anna Todd. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some college partying. (C14)

Amazing Grace: A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972. Rated G. (BIJ)

Captain Marvel: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action and brief suggestive language. (C14)

Dumbo: A young elephant, whose oversize ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. Rated PG for peril/action, some thematic elements and brief mild language. (C14)

Hellboy: Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore throughout and language. (C14)

Little: A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear. Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content. (C14)

Missing Link: Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend. Rated PG for action/peril and some mild rude humor. (C14)

The Mustang: A violent convict is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program centered around the training of wild mustangs. Rated R for language, some violence and drug content. (ST)

Pet Sematary: Louis Creed, his wife Rachel, and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie “Pet Sematary” located nearby. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes dead is better. Rated R for horror violence, bloody images and some language. (C14)

The Russian Five: In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet Union, and in the process, changed the way North American hockey is played. This documentary is not rated. (ER)

Shazam!: We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word — SHAZAM! — this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, language and suggestive material. (C14)

Storm Boy: When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he's forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr. Percival. Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild peril and brief language. (BAY)

Teen Spirit: Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story. Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content, and for teen drinking and smoking. (C14)

They Shall Not Grow Old: Life on the front is explored through the voices of World War I soldiers. Rated R for disturbing war images. (C14)

Unplanned: As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in more than 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she deeply believed in — until the day she saw something that changed everything. Rated R for some disturbing/bloody images. (C14)

Us: A family’s serenity turns to chaos when a group of doppelgangers begins to terrorize them. Rated R for violence/terror and language. (C14, GAR)

Information is based on data available at press time from AMC CLASSIC Cherry Blossom 14 (C14), the State Theatre (ST), Bijou by the Bay (BIJ), The Garden Theatre in Frankfort (GAR), the Elk Rapids Cinema (ER) and the Bay Community Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY).