1) Do you want to go see the battlin’ Buccos play the San Francisco Giants but your dog is giving you the “we don’t spend enough time together” look. Don’t fret the Pirates got you covered with Pup Night, aka bring your dog to the pirate game night. A portion of the proceeds benefit local animal organizations. 7:05 p.m. PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Shore.
2) Central Intelligence – Can you buy Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson as an overweight bullied high school geek? Well, if you want to enjoy this action comedy that’s part of the premise you gotta swallow. After those horrible school years, Johnson has become the most lethal agent at the CIA. Home for his class reunion, he meets up with Kevin Hart, former high school BMOC and now mild-mannered accountant missing the halcyon days of his youth. Johnson convinces him to help out on his latest assignment—busting an international crime cartel. Amy Ryan and Aaron Paul also star, with Rawson Marshall Thurber directing a script he co-wrote with Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen. For screens and times see Fandango. (TH)
3) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Once upon a time (or waaaay back in the 80’s) there was a silly Saturday morning cartoon TV show called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles about four shelled reptiles living in the sewers of New York City. Because of exposure to some toxic sludge, they mutated into pizza-eating, crime-fighting heroes named after Italian Renaissance masters. It was all pretty goofy and colorful and became one of the most popular animated series in television history. Well say goodbye to all of that. This 3D live action film replaces the quirky humor with CGI explosions and stunts. The turtles have been given a tsunami’s worth of testosterone and the bright, Day-Glo colors have been washed over with dark, angry hues. I’ve read the movie’s synopsis but I still can’t figure out the plot and, to tell you the truth, judging from the trailer it all looks kinda creepy. The film features Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry and, inexplicably, Laura Linney. Check Fandango for screens and times. (TH)