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Movie capsules

Captain Marvel-14

This image released by Disney-Marvel Studios shows Brie Larson in a scene from "Captain Marvel."


Friday, March 22, 2019

Cap­sules of movies play­ing lo­cally. New re­leases are in­di­cated with an as­ter­isk.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL — A de­ac­ti­vated fe­male cy­borg is re­vived, but can­not re­mem­ber any­thing of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is. (2 hours, 2 min­utes) Rated PG-13.

A STAR IS BORN — A mu­si­cian helps a young singer find fame, even as age and al­co­holism send his own ca­reer into a down­ward spi­ral. (2 hours, 16 min­utes) Rated R.

CAPTAIN MARVEL — Cap­tain Marvel gets caught in the mid­dle of an in­ter­ga­lac­tic war be­tween two ex­trater­res­trial races. (2 hours, 4 min­utes) Rated PG-13.

CAPTIVE STATE — Set in a Chicago neigh­bor­hood nearly a decade af­ter an oc­cu­pa­tion by an ex­tra-ter­res­trial force, the film ex­plores the lives on both sides of the con­flict – the col­lab­o­ra­tors and dis­si­dents. (1 hour, 29 min­utes) Rated PG-13.

COLD PURSUIT — A snow­plow driver seeks re­venge against the drug deal­ers he thinks killed his son. Based on the 2014 Nor­we­gian film ‘In Order of Dis­ap­pear­ance.’ (1 hour, 58 min­utes) Rated R.

FIVE FEET APART — Un­like most teenagers, 17-year-old Stella Grant she spends much of her time liv­ing in a hos­pi­tal as a cys­tic fi­bro­sis pa­tient. Her life is full of rou­tines, bound­aries and self-con­trol, all of which is put to the test when she meets an im­pos­si­bly charm­ing fel­low CF pa­tient named Will New­man. (2 hours) Rated PG-13.

GREEN BOOK — A work­ing-class Ital­ian-Amer­i­can bouncer be­comes the driver of an African-Amer­i­can clas­si­cal pi­anist on a tour of venues through the 1960s Amer­i­can South. (2 hours, 10 min­utes) Rated PG-13.

GRETA — A young woman be­friends a lonely widow who’s har­bor­ing a dark and deadly agenda to­wards her. (1 hour, 38 min­utes) Rated R.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD — When Hic­cup dis­cov­ers Tooth­less isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hid­den World”, a se­cret Dragon Utopia be­fore a hired tyrant named Grim­mel finds it first. (1 hour, 44 min­utes) Rated PG.

THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART — It’s been five years since ev­ery­thing was awe­some and the cit­i­zens are fac­ing a huge new threat: Lego Du­plo in­vaders from outer space, wreck­ing ev­ery­thing faster than they can re­build. (1 hour, 46 min­utes) Rated PG.

NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE — Based on the pop­u­lar book by Carolyn Keene, this mys­tery finds am­a­teur sleuth Nancy Drew de­ter­mined to rope her boyfriend, Ted , into help­ing her in­ves­ti­gate the strange oc­cur­rences that el­derly sis­ters Rose­mary and Floretta Turn­bull have been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing in their Vic­to­rian-era house. When the Turn­bulls are ac­cused of mur­der, Nancy must act quickly to save the sis­ters from jail. (1 hour, 29 min­utes) Rated PG

TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL — A joy­ous fam­ily re­union be­comes a hi­lar­i­ous night­mare as Madea and the crew travel to back­woods Ge­or­gia, where they find them­selves un­ex­pect­edly plan­ning a fu­neral that might un­veil un­sa­vory fam­ily se­crets. (1 hour, 42 minutes) Rated PG-13.

*US — A couple and their two children fight for survival against four strangers who appear to be their doppelgangers. (1 hour, 56 minutes) Rated R.

WHAT MEN WANT — A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her pro­fes­sion, but gains an un­ex­pected edge over them when she de­vel­ops the abil­ity to hear men’s thoughts. (1 hour, 57 min­utes) Rated R.

WONDER PARK — This is the story of a mag­nif­i­cent amuse­ment park where the imag­i­na­tion of a wildly cre­ative girl named June comes alive. (1 hour, 25 min­utes) Rated PG.