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The week’s openings: Mystery and marriage

It's a short week coming up, what with Thanksgiving arriving on Thursday. So we'll have at least two movies opening on Wednesday, according to the national release schedule.

Those movies are:

"Knives Out": Writer-director Rian Johnson takes a new look at an old genre, the classic whodunnit, involving the death of a family patriarch and the relatives who may — or may not — have wanted him dead. Best line (delivered by Chris Evans to the cornpone detective played by Daniel Craig): "What is this, CSI: KFC?"

"Queen and Slim": A couple's first date is interrupted when a police offers pulls them over, an act that changes their lives drastically. And not for the better.

And at the Magic Lantern? Aside from a second-run Spokane showing of "Harriet":

"Marriage Story": Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson star as a couple mired in the throes of divorce. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach.

As usual, I'll update as area theaters finalize their bookings.