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Friday’s openings: Horror and a ‘Hedgehog’


A bit of horror, a bit of animation and a bit of Jim Carrey will be on tap when Friday's movie menu debuts. The main openings, according to the national release schedule, are:

"Sonic the Hedgehog": After a faulty start, which involved a total reconstruction of the title character, this adaptation of the popular video game opens with a combination animation/live-action story about an alien hedgehog (voice by Ben Schwartz) with super speed who comes to Earth and is targeted by a nefarious scientist (Carrey).

"The Photograph": Issa Rae stars as a woman who tries to find out the truth of a photograph of her mother, and Lakeith Stanfield stars as the journalist who falls for her. Yeah, that usually happens.

"Fantasy Island": Unlike the former television series, the fantasies of this island are a horror show of things better left undreamed of. Boss, boss, the plane!!

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

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