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Friday’s openings: Disney, Mr. Rogers and … crime?


Three completely different kinds of movies are scheduled to open on Friday, according to the national release schedule. They are:

"Frozen II": The long-awaited sequel to Disney's 2013 original — featuring that earworm of a song that young girls love to warble — follows the two sisters, intent on saving their kingdom, seeking the source of Elsa's awesome powers. All together now, "Let it goooooo …"

"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood": Nice-guy Tom Hanks plays the late nice guy Fred Rogers in this bio-pic based on the Esquire magazine profile by Tom Junod. Won't you be my neighbor?

"21 Bridges": Chadwick Boseman plays an NYPD detective who, in investigating the deaths of two police officers, discovers a larger conspiracy. And, no, it doesn't take him to Wakanda.

That's it for the moment. As usual, I'll update as area theaters finalize their bookings.

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