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5 new movies to watch in SLO County theaters this week

Tanner Howard (Ben Foster) and his brother, Toby (Chris Pine), embark on a crime spree in “Hell Or High Water.”
Tanner Howard (Ben Foster) and his brother, Toby (Chris Pine), embark on a crime spree in “Hell Or High Water.” TNS

Watch the trailers for five movies opening in theaters in San Luis Obispo County the weekend of Aug. 19, 2016.

Ben-Hur

Falsely accused of treason by his adoptive brother, Messala (Toby Kebbell), Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), survives years of slavery to return to his homeland in search of revenge.

Playing at: Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Regal

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images (124 minutes)

Hell or High Water

Tanner Howard (Ben Foster), and his brother Toby (Chris Pine), embark on a crime spree in a desperate bid to save their family’s farm.

Playing at: Downtown Centre

Rating: R for strong violence, obscenity throughout and brief sexuality (102 minutes)

Kubo and the Two Strings

Young Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson), aided by Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) and Monkey (Charlize Theron), goes on a quest to defeat a vengeful spirit.

Playing at: Galaxy, Park, Regal

Rating: PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril (101 minutes)

Miss Sharon Jones!

This documentary follows fearless and talented soul singer Sharon Jones as she battles pancreatic cancer.

Playing at: Palm

Rating: Not rated (93 minutes)

War Dogs

David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), two childhood friends from Miami Beach, become unlikely arms dealers.

Playing at: Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Regal

Rating: R for language throughout, drug use and some sexual references (114 minutes)

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