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Friday’s openings: Magicians and the facts of life

A bit of magic, a bit of politics and a bit of contemporary life itself look to be on tap in theaters on Friday, according to the national movie-release schedule. The listing looks like this:

"The House With a Clock in its Walls": An orphan boy goes to live with his uncle (Jack Black) and learns about a magical clock with immense powers. Calling J.K. Rowling.

"Life Itself": Writer-director Dan Fogelman (of the television show "This Is Us") explores the relationship of a young couple who meet, marry and experience the birth of their first child — all set against the backdrop of exactly what the title describes.

"Fahrenheit 11/9": Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore turns his camera on our current political crisis and suggests ways to fix the problem. Just in time for the midterm elections.

And at the Magic Lantern:

"Pick of the Litter": A litter of dogs is followed from birth through the process of becoming guides for the blind.

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