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Amazon Adventure 3D

Not rated, 40 minutes. Moments of peril, yellow fever.

Calum Finlay, Begê Muniz. In the 1850s, amateur naturalist-scientist Henry Bates takes off from England and heads into the wilds of South America for 11 years to explore the origin of a certain butterfly species in this lavishly shot docu-drama. An engaging, thrilling jungle tale that subtly teaches a sensible lesson in Charles Darwin’s work. Perfectly suitable for young kids. Directed by Mike Slee (“Flight of the Butterflies”). (B+)

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American Assassin

R, 111 minutes. Profanity, extreme violence, gore, intense special effects, torture, nudity.

Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton. After his girlfriend is gunned down by terrorists, a young man seeks revenge by infiltrating an underground jihadist cell and is recruited to become a spy for the black ops to stop an arms dealer from setting off a nuclear device. Slick espionage flick directed by Michael Cuesta (“Homeland”), who is making his feature-film debut. It all lacks wit and is needlessly complicated. With Shiva Nega, Taylor Kitsch and Kiera Bell. (C+)

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American Made

R, 115 minutes. Rough language, violence, sexual content, brief nudity, drug use.

Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright. During the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, former TWA pilot Barry Seal graduates from smuggling Cuban cigars to working for the CIA and then the Medellín Cartel in this live-fast tale based on a true story. Directed by Doug Liman (“Go,” “Swingers,” “Edge of Tomorrow”), who pitches this sly, smart, politically savvy indictment of the Iran-Contra scandal as a dark, action…