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Six new movies to watch this week in SLO County theaters

Alexander Skarsgard stars as the title character in “The Legend of Tarzan.”
Alexander Skarsgard stars as the title character in “The Legend of Tarzan.” Warner Bros. Entertainment

Watch the trailers for six movies opening the week of July 1, 2016.

The BFG

Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) encounters the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance), who turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.

Playing at: Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park

Rating: PG for action/peril, some scary moments and brief rude humor (117 minutes)

Department Q: The Absent One

Detective Carl Morck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and his partner, Assad (Fares Fares), revisit a case involving the murder of young twins, which initially implicated a group of upper-class students as the killers.

Playing at: Palm

Rating: Not rated (121 minutes)

Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith

An old note found in a bottle leads to another cold-case investigation for detectives Carl Morck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Assad (Fares Fares), this one involving missing children.

Playing at: Palm

Rating: Not rated (112 minutes)

The Legend of Tarzan

Having acclimated to life in London, Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Playing at: Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Regal

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, some sensuality and brief rude dialogue (109 minutes)

The Purge: Election Year

Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes (Frank Grillo) has become head of security for presidential candidate Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), who vows to eliminate the Purge.

Playing at: Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Regal

Rating: R for disturbing bloody violence and strong language (105 minutes)

Swiss Army Man

Stranded on a desert island, lonely Hank (Paul Dano) befriends a flatulent corpse (Daniel Radcliffe) that he names Manny.

Playing at: Downtown Centre

Rating: R for language and sexual material (95 minutes)

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