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The week’s openings: Action, action, action

Action is the reason for the summer movie season. And action is on tap this week, according to the national movie-release schedule. Along with "Crazy Rich Asians," which opens on Wednesday — and which I previewed last week — Friday's openings are as follows:

"Alpha": Once upon a time, man was man and wolf was wolf. Then they teamed up, and wolf became man's best friend. This is how that might have happened. Arf.

"Mile 22": Indonesian star Iko Uwais ("The Raid," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens") plays a cop who has key information on corruption in his home (unidentified) country and who must depend on a team of Americans to smuggle him to safety. Oh, some guy named Mark Wahlberg is in the movie, too.

And at the Magic Lantern, two second-run pickups: "Sorry to Bother You" and "Leave No Trace:"

As always, I'll update when the area theaters finalize their bookings.