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Friday’s openings: Jodorowsky to Rogen

What do Seth Rogen and Alejandro Jodorowsky have in common? Not much, except that both are featured in films that open in Spokane on Friday. Following is the weekend's slate of screenings:

"Neighbors": What happens when a college fraternity moves next door to a young family and a struggle for dominance breaks out? What, you really don't know?

"Jodorowsky's Dune": Long before David Lynch directed Frank Herbert's epic sic-novel, the Chilean-born filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky worked up his own version — but it never got made. Here's why.

"Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return": An animated version of an "Oz" sequel. "I can't believe we're back in Oz." Neither can I, Toto. Neither can I.

"Mom's Night Out": When a group of moms decides they need time on their own, they must contend with … difficulty? And the fact that their husbands are complete morons? Yeah, that sounds entertaining.

And at the Magic Lantern:

"Under the Skin": Fresh off a short run at AMC, this bizarre little film features Scarlett Johansson preying on men she picks up. Somebody call Ryan Reynolds.

"The American Nurse": This 81-minute documentary tells the story of America by exploring the roles that nurses have played. I'll have an aspirin with my popcorn.

Special note: AMC will hold a sneak preview of "Million Dollar Arm" at 7 p.m. Saturday. The baseball movie doesn't open until May 16.