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Ab­so­lutely Fab­u­lous (UK) Af­ter ac­ci­den­tally shov­ing Kate Moss into the river Thames, Bri­tain’s fa­vorite prob­lem-drink­ing fash­ion­istas hit the road to the south of France. AbFab is an en­ter­tain­ing satire of the fash­ion in­dus­try and packed with great cameos, but you’ll only re­ally love it if you’re Bri­tish or have watched the show be­fore.

The BFG (UK/Canada/USA) Steven Spiel­berg brings the beloved Roald Dahl novel about a bul­lied gen­tle giant to the big screen: Young or­phan So­phie (Ruby Barnhill) is snatched from her bed into a land where roam be­he­moth troglodytes hun­gry for “hu­man beans.” It’s a cin­e­matic feast for the eyes, and a rol­lick­ing romp into the Giant Coun­try of our child­hoods.

Blair Witch (USA) Twenty-two years af­ter Heather Don­ahue dis­ap­peared into the woods in 1999’s cult phe­nom­e­non “The Blair Witch Project,” her brother (James Allen McCune) and his group of handy­cam-tot­ing bud­dies head back into Black Hills For­est to un­cover the legend.

Brid­get Jones’s Baby (UK) Ev­ery­one’s fa­vorite des­per­ate singleton is back. Now 43, Brid­get Jones (Re­nee Zell­weger) man­ages to hook up with both her ex, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and new Amer­i­can boy Jack Qwantz (Pa­trick Dempsey). With a baby roast­ing in her womb, she has to fig­ure out who the fa­ther is. A solid come­back with some less-than-PC mo­ments, Brid­get Jones is as de­light­ful as ever.

Equals (USA) In a dystopian future in which so­ci­ety has man­aged to shed the in­ef­fi­cient bur­den of hu­man emo­tions, Si­las (Ni­cholas Hoult) and Nia (Kris­ten Ste­wart) are in­fected with a dis­ease that awak­ens their abil­ity to feel. The First Mon­day in May (USA) Doc­u­men­tarist Andrew Rossi (“Page One”) turns his lens the Met Gala, and their most fa­mous ex­hi­bi­tion, “China: Through the Look­ing Glass.” Beau­ti­fully shot, but strug­gles to deal with its sub­ject mat­ter with­out seem­ing Ori­en­tal­ist.

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