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The week’s openings: The wrecking crew

Another holiday week, another group of Wednesday movie openings. And a varied lot it is, according to the national release schedule:

"Creed II": Michael B. Jordan returns as the son of Apollo Creed, and this time he has to face the son of the man who killed his father, Ivan Drago. Yo, Rocky, when you gonna retire?

"Ralph Breaks the Internet": The sequel to "Wreck-It Ralph (2012) in which our titular hero does exactly what the title says. What, he goes to work for Facebook?

"Robin Hood": Taron Edgerton stars in this latest version of the old tale of an English thief who steals from the rich and … yeah, yeah, you know the rest. 

"Green Book": Opening wider, this film uses the star power of Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen to embellish the true story of an Italian-American hard guy (Mortensen) who was hired in 1962 to drive a concert pianist (Ali) through the Deep South. Kind of a reverse "Driving Miss Daisy."

That's the preliminary list. As always, I'll update when the area theaters finalize their bookings.