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BLACK PANTHER — After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. PG-13, 134 minutes

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE — Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song “I Can Only Imagine” as singer of the Christian band MercyMe. PG, 110 minutes

TOMB RAIDER — Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination — a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn’t be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown. PG-13, 118 minutes

LOVE, SIMON — Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. He hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. PG-13, 110 minutes

A WRINKLE IN TIME — Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe. PG, 109 minutes

GAME NIGHT — Max and Annie’s weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party — complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night. R, 100 minutes

PETER RABBIT — Peter Rabbit’s feud with Mr. McGregor reaches new heights as both compete for the affections of a kind animal lover who lives next door. PG, 95 minutes

7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE — Israeli soldiers embark on a mission to rescue more than 240 hostages from an airport in Entebbe, Uganda, in the summer of 1976. PG-13, 107 minutes

THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT — Mike and his wife Cindy take their son and daughter on a road trip that becomes their worst nightmare. The family members soon find themselves in a desperate fight for survival when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park that’s mysteriously deserted — until three masked psychopaths show up to satisfy their thirst for blood. R, 85 minutes

RED SPARROW — Dominika is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission threatens to unravel the security of both nations. R, 140 minutes

THE SHAPE OF WATER — Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret — a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. R, 123 minutes

DEATH WISH — A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act. R, 107 minutes

GRINGO — Mild-mannered U.S. businessman Harold Soyinka finds himself at the mercy of backstabbing colleagues, local drug lords and a black ops mercenary after traveling to Mexico. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold fights to survive an increasingly dangerous situation that raises the question — is he out of his depth or two steps ahead? R, 110 minutes

THOROUGHBREDS — Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished upper-class teenager who has a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume. Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair eventually bond and hatch a plan to solve both of their problems. R, 90 minutes

THE HURRICANE HEIST — The rural town of New Hope, Ala., has a pair of super-sized problems heading its way: There’s a hurricane bearing down on the Gulf coastline, and there’s a team of 30 well-armed mercenaries intent on looting the local treasury facility. PG-13, 100 minutes

ANNIHILATION — A biologist searches for her missing husband while on an expedition with a secret agency and discovers a dangerous creature lurking in the wilderness. R, 115 minutes

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game’s jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they chose. PG-13, 119 minutes

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN — Growing up in the early 1800s, P.T. Barnum displays a natural talent for publicity and promotion, selling lottery tickets by age 12. After trying his hands at various jobs, P.T. turns to show business to indulge his limitless imagination, rising from nothing to create the Barnum & Bailey circus. Featuring catchy musical numbers, exotic performers and daring acrobatic feats, Barnum’s mesmerizing spectacle soon takes the world by storm to become the greatest show on Earth. PG, 105 minutes

FIFTY SHADES FREED — Believing they’ve left behind the shadowy figures from the past, billionaire Christian Grey and his new wife, Anastasia, fully embrace their inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. Just as the Greys begin to step into their new roles, sinister events come to light and jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins. R, 105 minutes

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Jennifer Lawrence portrays a Russian intelligence agent forced to use her body as a weapon in ‘Red Sparrow.’
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_AP18058743197976-2.jpgJennifer Lawrence portrays a Russian intelligence agent forced to use her body as a weapon in ‘Red Sparrow.’ AP photo
Chadwick Boseman portrays the superhero title character in a scene from Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther.’ After thedeath of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When apowerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawninto a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_BlackPanther-2.jpgChadwick Boseman portrays the superhero title character in a scene from Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther.’ After thedeath of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When apowerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawninto a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. AP photo