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At the Movies - March 09, 2019

Serenity

Filmed on the Island of Mauritius, this neo-noir thriller follows a fishing boat captain who is approached by his ex-wife with a small favor — kill her abusive new husband.

There’s a catch, though. Nothing is what it seems on the fictional Plymouth Island. Director: Steven Knight. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Diane Lane. Rated: R. Time: 1:46.

Capitan Marvel

Move over Captain America, Carol Danvers is here to save the world. In this film adaptation of the Captain Marvel comic book set in 1995, this heroine is the only one capable of saving Earth from intergalactic destruction when two alien races threaten the existence of humankind. Directors: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn. Rated: PG-13. Time: 2:04.

Shazam!

Embrace your inner superhero by shouting SHAZAM! That’s what 14-year-old Billy Batson does in this comedy based on the DC Comics character. Batson is an orphan living in Philadelphia two years after an alien invasion. One day on the metro, he is suddenly transported into a different realm. With help from an ancient wizard, he finds out he can transform into an adult with plenty of hidden powers. Director: David F. Sandberg. Cast: Zachary Levi, Djimon Hounsou and Mark Strong. Rated: PG-13. Time: 1:37.

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