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Friday will offer a full movie schedule

It's Wednesday, so that means the weekend movie schedule is out. And it looks as if some fairly decent entertaniment will commence on Friday. The rundown, beginning with the mainstream theaters:

"Captain Phillips": Tom Hanks portrays the title character in this ripped-from-the-headlines story of modern-day piracy, desperation, heroism and the long arm of the U.S. Navy. Directed by Paul Greengrass.

"Machete Kills": Robert Rodriguez continues his B-movie career by doing another installment in the "Machete" story, starring Danny Trejo as the former Mexican federal agent now hired killer.

"Romeo and Juliet": Julian Fellowes, creator of the miniseries "Downton Abbey," adapted the Shakespeare tragedy of young love and family hatred for Italian director Carlo Carlei.

"The Patience Stone": Afghani Atiq Rahmi adapted his own novel about a young woman, married to a paralyzed man, who seeks some sense of happiness in her closed world.

And from the Magic Lantern:

"Generation Iron": In the tradition of "Pumping Iron," this documentary follows two contestants as they compete in the Mr. Olympic contest.