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Friday’s openings: Comedy hits the mainstream


Comedy, both animated and live-action, are on tap for Friday's moviegoing enjoyment. At least, that's what the national movie-release schedule indicates on this week of split-schedule openings. The week's major openings are:

Wednesday

"SuperFly": This remake of the 1972 blaxploitation flick about a drug dealer looking for one final score was directed by Director X ("Across the Line") and stars Trevor Jackson. Expect some gunplay.

Friday

"Incredibles 2": It's been some 14 years since writer-director Brad Bird gave us his take on a family with superpowers that is forced, by law, to live as normal humans. This time, the family faces more domestic issues when Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) is left to watch the kids as Mrs. Incredible (Holly Hunter) is out saving the world.

"Tag": A quintet of friends continue the same game of "tag" that they've played for decades. One of the group, though, has never been "it."

And at the Magic Lantern on Friday?

"Summer 1993": A young girl whose mother had died goes to live with her country relatives and struggles to find the sense of trust she needs to recover. In Catalan with English subtitles. Note: This film was a popular addition to the most recent Spokane International Film Festival.

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