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For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

DC, which has been the poor cousin to Marvel in the comic book movie franchise wars, takes another stab at box-office dominance in the R-rated arena (last year’s “Joker” is now the biggest moneymaking R-rated movie of all time). And a couple of other pictures are also opening this weekend.

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” (R). Margot Robbie (currently Oscar-nominated for ‘Bombshell’) returns to her darkly comic psychotic role as Gotham City’s Harley Quinn (after ‘Suicide Squad’) as she recruits several other women as “superheroes” (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez) to help her take down a crime lord (Ewan McGregor).

“Invisible Life” (R, in Portuguese and Greek with English subtitles). In 1950 Rio de Janeiro, two young adult sisters living at home with conservative parents dream of better lives, one to become a renowned pianist and the other to find true love. But soon they are separated, one taken to Europe while the other stays in Rio, each determined to find the other again. (Exclusively at the Broadway Center Cinemas.)

“2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentaries” (Not Rated). The animated short films that are nominated for an Academy Award this year are packaged in this collection.