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Ab­so­lutely Fab­u­lous

After ac­ci­den­tally shov­ing Kate Moss into the river Thames, Bri­tain’s fa­vorite prob­lem­drink­ing 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.

(UK)

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

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.

(USA) (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-thanPC mo­ments, Brid­get Jones is as de­light­ful as ever.

Is it 2016 al­ready? Seems like it was yes­ter­day that we all col­lec­tively meh’d out of Woody Allen’s last in­ap­pro­pri­ate love tri­an­gle (“Ir­ra­tional Man”). His lat­est finds Jesse Eisen­berg as a fresh-faced show­biz as­sis­tant in 1930s Hol­ly­wood named Bobby, hope­lessly in love with Kris­ten Stewart, who is caught in a pri­vate af­fair with Bobby’s un­cle, played by Steve Carrell. Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon See re­view, above.

(USA)

Equals

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.

(USA)

The First Monday in May

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.

(USA) (Hong Kong)

In this new film by Andy Lo, a lost man finds him­self in Hong Kong, re­jected by his fa­ther and mourn­ing the death of his mother. He be­friends a reclu­sive and tem­per­a­men­tal aun­tie, but their re­la­tion­ship deep­ens after she is di­ag­nosed with early-on­set Alzheimer’s.

Brid­get Jones’s Baby

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