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For, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Old killer ’bots never die, they just vacation between sequels. It’s another fully loaded weekend at local movie theaters, led by “Terminator 6.”

“Terminator: Dark Fate” (R). Described as a direct sequel to “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991), this sixth film in the franchise brings back Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor for the first time since that film, and an aging Arnold Schwarzengger as T-800, a role he’s played in all but one of the sequels. This time, they are attempting to protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future. With Mackenzie Davis, Gabriel Luna and Edward Furlong (who reprises his “Terminator 2” role as John Connor).

“Harriet” (PG-13). Biographical film about Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo), slave-turned-activist who was instrumental in helping free some 70 slaves during her years working with the Underground Railroad. With Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe and Clarke Peters.


“JoJo Rabbit” (PG-13). In Nazi Germany, a lonely 10-year-old member of Hitler Youth named JoJo (Roman Griffin Davis) conjures up a childish Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi) as his imaginary friend, who helps him stand up against blind nationalism when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is harboring a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Dark, zany comedy co-stars Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson.

“Arctic Dogs” (PG). An Arctic fox (voiced by Jeremy Renner) working in the mailroom of a delivery service yearns to become a husky courier in this animated comedy. With voices provided by Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum, John Cleese, Anjelica Huston, James Franco and Michael Madsen.


“Motherless Brooklyn” (R). This crime flick was written, directed and produced by Edward Norton, who also stars as a private eye with Tourette syndrome in 1950s New York where he investigates the murder of his mentor. With Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Willem Dafoe, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones and Leslie Mann.

“Parasite” (R, in Korean with English subtitles). This Korean comedy-drama has a family of low-rent scam artists insinuating themselves into an affluent family, setting the stage for a winner-takes-all class war.

“First Love” (Not Rated, in Japanese with English subtitles). A young boxer (Masataka Kubota) becomes involved in a drug-smuggling scheme after becoming involved with a call girl/addict (Nao Ōmori ). Japanese thriller directed by Takashi Miike. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)