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Couch theater — DVD previews

- By Sam Struckhoff (c) 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (PG-13) -- The sequel to “Black Panther” (2018) hit theaters in the U.S. last November, two years after the tragic and shocking death of Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular character. Since Marvel Studios chose to retire the character of King T’challa with Boseman’s death, the sequel starts with the king succumbing to an illness. One year after his death, Wakanda is now being threatened by nations around the world attempting to steal their vibranium -- their most precious element, which they refuse to share. This creates great tension for the citizens of Wakanda, as they’re still in the process of building their country back up after the loss of their Black Panther. Angela Bassett recently earned a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Queen Ramonda, as well as an Oscar nomination. This makes Bassett the first Marvel actor to receive a nomination from the Academy. “Wakanda Forever” is out now. (Disney+)

“Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” (PG) Eighteen months after magician Hector P. Valenti (Javier Bardem) loses his New York home and leaves his singing crocodile, Lyle, in the attic, the Primm family moves in. Josh, the Primms’ son, discovers Lyle in the attic and easily starts to befriend the crocodile, who can sing beautifull­y but can’t speak. Mr. and Mrs. Primm aren’t the happiest to find out about the talented, yet large reptile living in their new home, but Lyle seems to bring out the best in the Primms and starts to become a member of their family. A film adaptation of the children’s story by Bernard Waber, this goofy musicalcom­edy has lots of feel-good vibes that no doubt made it a success in the box office last year. Popstar Shawn Mendes stars as Lyle in the film, out now on streaming. (Netflix)

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