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Friday’s openings: Cute dogs and more

Animated dogs, runaway slaves, PIs with disabilities and another Terminator flick highlight Friday's movie openings. The slate, according to the national release schedule, is as follows:

"Arctic Dogs": In his effort to become an Arctic courier dog, an Arctic fox discovers a dastardly plot to melt all the ice and take over the world. Can you say ciimate change?

"Harriet": Kasi Lemmons directed and co-wrote this biographical look at the woman whose name, Harriet Tubman, became synonymous with slavery's Underground Railroad. Harriet the hero.

"Motherless Brooklyn": Edward Norton directed himself in this adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's novel about a detective with Tourette's Syndrome who gets involved with a case involving corruption and murder. Insert appropriate invective here.

"Terminator: Dark Fate": Just when you thought the franchise was over, another Terminator from the future faces off against the hope of humankind. This time Sarah Connor is there to help out.

And at the Magic Lantern (along with second-run openings of "Judy" and "The Lighthouse"):

"Where's My Roy Cohn": The late lawyer whose associations with everyone from Joseph McCarthy to Donald Trump is profiled. Not a nice man.

That's the list so far. I'll update when area theaters finalize their bookings.