Update: Adding the Magic Lantern opening (see below).
Another one of the summer's expected blockbusters, the latest in the continuation of the "Jurassic Park" franchise, is set for release on Friday — which pretty much means that nothing else is going to challenge it.
So, according the the national movie-release schedule, the week's single mainstream opening is:
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom": Directed by Catalan-born director J.A. Bayona, who gave us the 2007 chiller "The Orphanage," this latest offering in the dinosaur saga has our protagonists — led by Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) — striving to save the island's remaining creatures from an erupting volcano. Oh, and a raging T-Rex or two.
And at the Magic Lantern:
"The Seagull": An all-star cast, including Saoirse Ronan, Elizabeth Moss and Annette Bening, star in a filmed adaptation of the Chekhov play. Vodka, please.
I'll update as the local theaters finalize their lineups.