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What a Won­der­ful Fam­ily!

Twenty years af­ter mak­ing his last com­edy film, Ya­mada Yoji re­turns with the 49th in­stall­ment in the “Tora-san” se­ries about a ro­man­ti­cally in­ept trav­el­ing mer­chant. In this movie, an ag­ing cou­ple sur­prises their three grown chil­dren with news of their di­vorce. Opened May 19.


X-Men: Apoca­lypse

This se­quel to “Days of Fu­ture Past” re­turns to 1973, and this time the gifted young­sters have to bat­tle an an­cient and pow­er­ful mu­tant (Os­car Isaac), who is set on (what else) de­stroy­ing hu­man­ity. Also stars Michael Fass­ben­der, James McAvoy, J.Law, and Rose Byrne. Opened May 19.


In the sec­ond in­stall­ment of the phe­nom­e­nally suc­cess­ful “Bei­jing Meets Seat­tle” fran­chise, the two leads Tang Wei and Wu Xi­ubo reprise their roles as star-crossed lovers—but this time they live in Los An­ge­les and Ma­cau, re­spec­tively. Will they or won’t they get to­gether in the end? They prob­a­bly will, but cer­tainly not with­out some high-fly­ing sky­line porn. The Boy


Old tropes die hard for a rea­son, and that rea­son is that peo­ple will never not be freaked out by three things: dolls that come to life, mys­te­ri­ous mes­sages on the wall writ­ten in blood, and dead­pan Bri­tish chil­dren. Hor­ror vet­eran Wil­liam Brent Bell (“Stay Alive,” “The Devil In­side”) di­rects this thriller star­ring Lau­ren Co­han (“The Walk­ing Dead”) as a nanny to an English fam­ily’s porce­lain doll, which goes, in­evitably, from weird to mur­der­ous.

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