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The week’s openings: Disney-Pixar serves ‘Coco’

Still reeling from the lukewarm box-office reaction to "Justice League," not much is scheduled for the national movie-release schedule this week. In addition to the possible holiday-themed "The Man Who Invented Christmas," the two mainstream expected openings are:

Wednesday

"Coco": Based on the Mexican holiday Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead), this Disney-Pixar film follows the exploits of a boy who investigates his family's anti-music bias by entering the realm between death and life to talk to a long-dead musician. Que siniestra!

"Roman J. Israel, Esq.": Denzel Washington plays a struggling attorney who steals from the mob and then must face the consequences. Yeah, that always turns out well.

And at the Magic Lantern:

Friday

"Jane": Based on found footage of the naturalist and chimp researcher Jane Goodall, this Brett Morgen documentary explores Goodall's early years in Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park.

As always, I'll update when the local listings get finalized.

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