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Movie openings, screenings: 'First Purge,' 'Uncle Drew,' 'Howl's Moving Castle' and more

"The First Purge." Y’Lan Noel, Lex Scott David, Joivan Wade and Marisa Tomei star in prequel to horror franchise that details the start of the original purge. Filmed in Buffalo. 97 minutes. Rated R for strong disturbing violence throughout, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use. Opens Tuesday night in area theaters.

'First Purge' director Gerard McMurray finds the Buffalo vibe perfect for filming

"Hearts Beat Loud." Starring Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson. Directed by Brett Haley. A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college. 97 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for some drug references and brief language.) Showing at Dipson Amherst.

"Sanju." Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Biopic of the controversial life of actor Sanjay Dutt: his film career, jail sentence and personal life. 155 minutes. Showing at Regal Elmwood.

"Sicario 2: Soldado." Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Moner and Jeffrey Donovan. Directed by Stefano Sollima. Federal agent Matt Graver reteams with the mercurial Alejandro as drug cartels start trafficking terrorists across the U.S.-Mexico border. 122 minutes. (Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, and language.) Showing at Flix, AMC Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing, Transit Center and Transit Drive-In.

"Uncle Drew." Starring Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal and Chris Webber. Directed by Charles Stone III. After draining his life savings to enter a team in a Harlem street ball tournament, a man loses his team to his longtime rival. 103 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, language and brief nudity.) Showing at Flix, AMC Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center.

Special Screenings

"Buffalo ‘66." The 20th anniversary celebration of Vincent Gallo’s Buffalo-made film. 7:30 p.m. June 29. Screening Room Cinema Cafe, Amherst.

"Howl’s Moving Castle." Hayao Miyazaki’s enchanting animated fantasy. 11:30 a.m. June 30 and July 1. North Park Theatre. Part of the theater's annual Miyazaki Chalk Contest taking place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 30 and July 1.

"Love Simon." 9 p.m. July 2 and July 6 outside near the University at Buffalo Student Union, North Campus, Amherst. Free.

"Strange Loves of Martha Ivers." Barbara Stanwyck tempts two men in this acclaimed noir drama. 7:30 p.m. July 2. Part of the new Summer Noir Series at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe.

"The Post." Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in true story of the Washington Post and the Pentagon Papers. 9:15 p.m. June 29. Near the Student Union, UB North Campus, Amherst. Free.

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