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The week’s openings: Lots to choose from

Dan Webster

The week is full of movie potential, what with a number of films scheduled to open on Wednesday. Among the promised cinematic stocking-stuffers:

"Sing": Animated production about the owner of a struggling theater hoping to stay in business by holding a singing competition. Sounds gleeful.

"Passengers": Awakened 90 years early from their suspended-sleep states, two passengers in an interstellar ship must discover what went wrong. Open the pod bay doors, Hal.

"Assassin's Creed": Michael Fassbender stars in this adaptation of the popular video game about … assassins. Fassbender getting a payday. 

"Patriot's Day": Events as they unfolded during the 2013 Boston Marathon when two bombs killed three people and wounded hundreds more. More Marky Mark (Wahlberg).

And then we have others that, as of now, supposedly will open on Friday:

"Why Him?": A bazillionaire (James Franco) tries to impress the family of a young woman he plans to marry. The intended's father (Bryan Cranston) is a hard sell.

"A Monster Calls": Based on the novel by Patrick Ness, a young boy deals with the grief of his mother's passing by fantasizing that a huge creature has come to help him.

That's the initial lineup. I'll update with specifics as the info becomes available.

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