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A rollicking spy vs. spy flick, “Atomic Blonde” has the title character, MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), arriving in Germany right before the Berlin Wall falls. Lorraine has been sent to meet David Percival (James McAvoy) and secure “the list,” a document detailing agents — one a double — who must not fall into the hands of the KGB, who will kill for it.

Since 2003, Tribe of Fools has been Philly’s most breathlessly athletic and kinetic assayer of incendiary theater. The troupe has tackled tales of sexual identity, power dynamics, gender position, neighborhood politics and family. Going beyond movement and dance into karate and aerobics as an illustrative (often-violent) tool to make its radical point, the group — led by artistic director and board vice chair Terry Brennan — has touched on everything from questions of machismo in South Philadelphia (2011’s “Heavy Metal Dance Fag”) to gay Mummers (2014’s “Two Street”), all for FringeArts. Now with gay director Jack Tamburri, Brennan tackles his first one-man Tribe show and first non-Fringe gig in “School Play.”

A few years ago, nobody wanted to make R-rated comedies, much less an R-rated comedy aimed a female demographic. That is, until “The Hangover” proved that R-rated comedies could still be blockbusters, and “Bridesmaids” proved that women could blow up the box office for an R-rated comedy too. So this summer, the seeds planted by those two films are coming to full bloom with “Rough Night,” which beats the upcoming “Girls Trip” starring Queen Latifah to the summer-movie punch.

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