Black Adam

★½ (out of four) “Black Adam” (PG-13; 124 minutes): Once it gets going, “Black Adam” feels like a continuous closed loop of destruction where the moments of mayhem blend darn near seamlessly one into the other. And those special effects look incredibly cheesy. Mr. Rock, Dwayne Johnson these days, is a personable personality who has ridden that personableness to superstar heights. Sadly, there’s little sign of that quality in his work as Black Adam. He’s the great stone face here. Full review here. Multiple theaters. — Soren Andersen, special to The Seattle Times

“My Policeman” (R; 113 minutes): Tom (Harry Styles), a policeman in 1950s Britain, falls in love with a schoolteacher on the Brighton coast. However, he soon begins a passionate same-sex affair with a museum curator, in spite of homosexuality being illegal. Crest Cinema.

“Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle” (not rated; 173 minutes; in Japanese and Filipino, with subtitles): Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese intelligence officer in the Imperial Army during World War II, ends up being marooned on the Philippine Island of Lubang for nearly 30 years and believes the war hasn’t ended. Grand Cinema.

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Macdonald, Seattle Times movie critic

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