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Friday’ openings: Once again, dinos rule the Earth


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.

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