L.A. movie openings, Aug. 1-3

Aug. 1

Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days

Fantasy epic about a dead man trying to achieve reincarnation with the help of his three afterlife guardians. With Ha Jung-Woo, Ju Ji-Hoon, Kim Hyang-Gi. Written and directed by Kim Yong-Hwa. In Korean with English subtitles. (2:21) NR

Brotherly Love

A Catholic brother is torn between his spirituality and his sexuality when he falls in love with another man. With Anthony J. Caruso, Derek Babb, Chance McKee, David Blackwell. Written and directed by Caruso. (1:58) NR

The Darkest Minds


Teens with strange powers unite to resist the government that has turned on them. With Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford. Written by Chad Hodge, based upon the novel by Alexandra Bracken. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. (1:45) PG-13

Devil’s Cove

Lesbian lovers go on the lam after killing a jealous husband. With Chloe Traicos, Christelle Baguidy, Cameron Barnes. Written by Traicos. Directed by Erik Lundmark. NR

Christopher Robin

Winnie the Pooh’s friend, now grown, is stressed-out and overwhelmed by life, but his childhood stuffed animals band together to help him find his way. With Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss and voices by Jim Cummings, Chris O’Dowd, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo. Written by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder, story by Perry, based on characters created by A.A. Milne. Directed by Marc Forster. (1:44) PG

Forest of Lost Souls

An old man and a young woman, one of whom is a psychopath, bond when they meet in a wooded area known for suicides. With Daniela Love, Jorge Mota, Mafalda Banquart. Written and directed by José Pedro Lopes. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (1:11) NR

Never Goin’ Back

A pair of suburban Dallas waitresses scheme to flee their diner existence. With Maia Mitchell, Cami Morrone, Kyle Mooney, Joel Allen, Kendal Smith. Written and directed by Augustine Frizzell.(1:33) R

Nico, 1988

The erstwhile Velvet Underground singer and musician tours Europe and attempts to forge a relationship her estranged son. With Trine Dyrholm, John Gordon Sinclair, Sandor Funtek. Written and directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli. (1:33) R

Night Comes On

On the brink of turning 18, a young woman seeks revenge for her mother’s death. With Dominique Fishback, Tatum Marilyn Hall, Lovie Marie Allen, Max Casella. Written by Angelica Nwandu, Jordana Spiro. Directed by Spiro. (1:27) NR

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon play best friends unexpectedly plunged into the world of international espionage. With Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Hasan Minhaj, Ivanna Sakhno, Sam Heughan. Written by Susanna Fogel, David Iserson. Directed by Fogel. (1:56) R

The Third Murder

A Japanese defense attorney suspects a dark plot is behind his client’s self-confessed murder of a wealthy industrialist. With Masaharu Fukuyama, Kōji Yakusho, Suzu Hirose. Written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. In Japanese with English subtitles. (2:04) NR

What Will People Say

Raised in Norway, a teenage girl is sent to live in Pakistan by her parents and must adapt to the strict culture of her extended family. With Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain. Written and directed by Iram Haq. In Norwegian and Urdu with English subtitles. (1:46) NR

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