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THERE'S SOMETHING STRANGE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD …

  

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch joins the Marvel clan and Mel Gibson goes behind the camera for an epic World War II true story among this weekend’s new films.

“Doctor Strange” (PG-13). Marvel’s latest superhero is the title character here (Benedict Cumberbatch), a neurosurgeon injured in a car accident, which leads him to discover strange metaphysical abilities and leads him down an unexpected path. Co-stars include Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Benjamin Bratt and Tilda Stwinton.

“Hacksaw Ridge” (R). Mel Gibson directed this true story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who served in World War II as an Army medic but refused to carry arms or to take a life due to his religious beliefs as a Seventh-Day Adventist. Co-stars include Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Rachel Griffiths and Hugo Weaving.

“Trolls” (PG). Animated musical about a happy troll named Poppy and her curmudgeonly friend Branch set off on a dangerous journey to rescue their friends after an invasion by giants. Voice cast includes Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, John Cleese and Gwen Stefani.

  

“Christine” (R). Based on the true story of Florida TV news reporter Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hall), who, in 1974, struggled with depression and eventually committed suicide live on the air. Michael C. Hall co-stars. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“Aquarius” (NR, in Portuguese with English subtitles). The title refers to an apartment building in Brazil where a wealthy widow (Sonia Braga) is the last tenant standing when a greedy real-estate company tries to buy her out to raze the building, which was built in the 1940s. She vows to remain until her death and even tries to buy out some of the other apartments. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“Gimme Danger” (R). Documentary about the punk-rock band The Stooges, with Iggy Pop and friends interviewed by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)