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The week’s openings: It’s ‘me, too’ time

It's a "me, too" week at the movies as all three openings feature women protagonists. The openings are as follows:


"Happy Death Day 2U": The sequel to 2017's "Happy Death Day" takes us down the same road, with our heroine (Jessica Rothe) dying again and again as she investigates who is trying to kill her for good. Familiarity breeds … well, sometimes danger it seems.

"Isn't It Romantic": Rebel Wilson plays a woman who finds herself trapped inside a PG-rated romantic comedy. It's the PG part that gives her the big problem.


"Alita: Battle Angel": A cyborg is revived, but she can't remember her past, and her quest to find out puts her and everyone around her in danger. Two words: big eyes.

And at the Magic Lantern:


"If Beale Street Could Talk": Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight") returns with this adaptation of the James Baldwin novel. Note: The film landed on many critics' Top 10 list for films released in 2018.

"Stan & Ollie": Steve Coogan plays Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly plays Oliver Hardy in this look at the comedy pair's finally performance tour. Another fine mess they got themselves into.