3 movies to see, 1 to skip this weekend July 8-10

Here’s a rundown of which new movies to see and which ones to skip this weekend:

Worth Seeing

1. ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ (PG) – 2 and a half stars

“It’s a fun summer flick for kids that parents will enjoy too, a worthy choice for any summer afternoon — if you’ve already seen ‘Finding Dory’.” (Read More)

2. ‘The Innocents’ (PG-13) – 3 stars

“The Innocents resists the temptation to wallow in sentiment as the nuns give birth. What you feel is their agony, terror and confusion.” (Read More)

3. ‘Les Cowboys’ (unrated) – 3 stars

” Les Cowboys unsurprisingly plays with heightened urgency at a moment when many parents’ worst nightmares have come to pass.” (Read More)

Skip It

1.‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ (R) – 2 and a half stars

“The movie throws a lot at the wall, and only some of it sticks. ” (Read More)

Still playing

1. ‘The BFG’ (PG) – 3 stars

“The most effective moments of The BFG are the ones that hit home with wistful emotion, but surprise with the possibilities of magic in connections – those moments that Spielberg and Dahl have defined for a generation.” (Read More)

2. ‘Swiss Army Man’ (R) – 3 stars

“Weird and wonderful, disgusting and demented, Swiss Army Man is about how one man’s dead body nudges another man back to life.” (Read More)

3. ‘Wiener-Dog’ (R) – 3 stars

“Director Todd Solondz is not entirely immune to the charms of the beautiful brown dachshund he’s placed front and center here. But he never lets those charms distract him from the dog’s chief purpose, which is to bear witness to a rich and appalling spectrum of human idiocy, misery and self-absorption. ” (Read More)