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The week’s releases: Denzel, Abba and the Dark Web


Denzel Washington may have won two Academy Awards for his acting, but in recent years he's been trying to reinvent himself as an action star — one, though, with a brain. Washington's newest film is one of three releases on the week's national schedule, which looks like this:

"The Equalizer 2": Washington returns as Robert McCall, the former CIA special operative who works freelance dispensing his own kind of justice. When a friend is murdered, he goes postal on her killers. Directed again by Antoine Fuqua.

"Mama Mia! Here We Go Again": The music of ABBA accompanies this story, building from the 2008 original, to tell the stories of two pregnancies separated by two-plus decades. Oh, Fernando.

"Unfriended: Dark Web": The week's third sequel, following 2014's "Unfriended," focuses on a teen girl who comes upon a laptop, whose owner will do anything to get it back. Even turn to Facebook.

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

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