It's time for the latest chapter in the ongoing X-themed superhero series, the newest X-Men saga. According to the national release schedule, the week's opening movies on Friday are:
"Dark Phoenix": Sophie Turner, she of "Game of Thrones" fame, continues her reinvention of the Jean Grey role (from Famke Janssen) in this X-Men spinoff focusing on Grey's transformation into the dangerous Dark Phoenix. Definitely not Famke.
"The Secret Life of Pets 2": More misadventures of animals who play while their masters are away. Woof!
And at the Magic Lantern?
"The Biggest Little Farm": A couple buys land outside Los Angeles and attempts to cultivate a sustainable habitat.
"Rafiki": Two young Kenyan women face danger when they flout the rules of their shared culture.
As usual, I'll update when area theaters finalize their bookings.