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For, Friday, March 31, 2017

In keeping with the usual movie-openings cliché, there’s yet another superhero, yet another cartoon and a pair of R-rated foreign films in local theaters this weekend. But there’s also a more traditional-looking effort, a true World War II drama that looks to have potential.

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” (PG-13). Jessica Chastain stars as the real-life title character, who, with her husband, runs the Warsaw Zoo, and after the German invasion of Poland in World War II they use the facility to help save hundreds of Jews. With Daniel Brühl (“Rush,” “Captain America: Civil War”).

“Ghost in the Shell” (PG-13). After portraying Marvel’s Black Widow in several “Avengers” movies and hitting it big with “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansson creates yet another potential franchise for herself with this adaptation of the Japanese manga of the title. She plays a cyborg, a woman saved from a car crash and cyber-enhanced to become a super soldier so she can take down bad guys. Juliette Binoche co-stars.


“The Boss Baby” (PG). Alec Baldwin voices the title character in this animated comedy, a baby that wears a suit and tie, and carries a briefcase. His 7-year-old brother is at first jealous that this intruder now gets all of their parents’ attention — but then boy discovers that his little brother can talk and has money! Tobey Maguire, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow also contribute voices.

“Personal Shopper” (R). Kristen Stewart is the title character, running errands for a celebrity. She’s also a part-time spiritual medium and is attempting to contact her late twin brother. An English-language French film. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“T2: Trainspotting” (R). British sequel to the 1996 film reunites the stars (Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kyle Fitzpatrick, Ewen Bremner and Kevin McKidd) with director Danny Boyle for a look at how the characters have changed over two decades.