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The week’s openings: Legos, desperate love, SpIFF


Above: A scene from the Oscar-nominated Polish film "Cold War."

A full schedule of movies is headed for theaters on Friday. That, at least, is the news from the national release schedule. The movies include:

"The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part": Legos from outer space threaten the peaceful existence of the Lego characters whom we have come to know. It's kind of a toy story 2.

"What Men Want": When a woman (Taraji P. Henson) bangs her head, she develops the ability to hear what men are thinking — which gives her an edge in the battle with her sexist colleagues. She is woman, hear her roar.

"Cold Pursuit": Liam Neeson stars in another revenge flick, this time playing a snowplow driver who targets the men he considers responsible for his son's death. He has a set of special skills.

"The Prodigy": Something is bothering Miles, and mommy thinks it's something paranormal. Because … of course.

And at the Magic Lantern:

"Cold War": Finally, Polish-born filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski's critically acclaimed film, which has been nominated for three Academy Awards, comes to Spokane. A music director tries to convince the singer he loves to flee with him to France.

And don't forget, the 2019 Spokane International Film Festival continues this week, with movies playing every night through Friday at the Magic Lantern. Tonight's shows: 7 p.m., a World Shorts program; 7:30 p.m., the documentary "Enormous: The Gorge Story."

I'll update when area theaters finalize their bookings.

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