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4 new movies to watch this weekend in SLO County theaters

In this image released by Universal Pictures, Mel, voiced by Bobby Moynihan, appears in a scene from, “The Secret Lives of Pets.”
In this image released by Universal Pictures, Mel, voiced by Bobby Moynihan, appears in a scene from, “The Secret Lives of Pets.” Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures via Associated Press

Watch the trailers for four movies opening in theaters in San Luis Obispo County the weekend of July 8, 2016.

Genius

As the book editor at Scribner, Maxfield Perkins (Colin Firth) oversees works by Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law), F. Scott Fitzgerald (Guy Pearce) and others.

Playing at: Palm

Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements and suggestive material (104 minutes)

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Two brothers (Zac Efron and Adam Devine) place an online ad to find dates for a wedding and end up attracting two women (Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza) who are even wilder than they are.

Playing at: Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Regal

Rating: R for crude sexual humor, vulgar language throughout, drug use and some graphic nudity (98 minutes)

Our Kind of Traitor

A couple (Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris) find themselves lured into plans by a Russian oligarch (Stellan Skarsgård) to defect. They’re soon positioned between the Russian mafia and the British secret service, neither of whom they can trust.

Playing at: Palm

Rating: R for violence, language throughout, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use (108 minutes)

The Secret Life of Pets

A terrier named Max (voiced by Louis C.K.) regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner (Ellie Kemper) is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner takes in Duke (Eric Stonestreet), a stray mutt who Max instantly dislikes.

Playing at: Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Regal

Rating: PG for action and some rude humor (90 minutes)

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