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Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel in “Captain Marvel,” from Marvel Studios

A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following film opening in wide release:

Captain Marvel

  • Genre: Action, adventure and superhero
  • Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan, Lashana Lynch, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Algenis Pérez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, Jude Law and Annette Bening
  • Director: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
  • Rated: PG-13

Marvel Studios presents “Captain Marvel,” an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that introduces the MCUs first stand-alone, female-franchise title character — Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel.

Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” sidesteps the traditional origin – story template, with Carol Danvers already possessing her superhero powers. Leaving her earthly life behind, she joins an intergalactic elite Kree military team called Starforce, led by their enigmatic commander, Yon-Rogg. But after Danvers has trained and worked with the Starforce team, and become a valued member, she finds herself back on Earth with new questions about her past.

While on Earth she quickly lands on the radar of Nick Fury, and they must work together against a formidable enemy in the form of the Skrulls — the notorious Marvel bad guys made even more dangerous by their shape-shifting abilities — and their leader, Talos, who is spearheading a Skrull invasion of Earth.

The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.

The Kid

  • Genre: Drama, western and biography
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan, Jake Schur, Adam Baldwin, Chris Pratt and Vincent DOnofrio
  • Director: Vincent DOnofrio
  • Rated: R

In this thrilling Western, a young boy, Rio (Jake Schur), is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister (Leila George) from his villainous uncle (Chris Pratt).

Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke), on the hunt for the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan). Rio finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures as the cat and mouse game of Billy the Kids final year of life plays out. Ultimately Rio is forced to choose which type of man he is going to become, the outlaw or the man of valor, and will use this self-realization to save his family.

Among the Shadows

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Cast: Charlotte Beckett, Gianni Capaldi, Dominik Madani, Reynald Bialès, Barry Jay Minoff, Kristoffel Verdonck, Peter Organ,, Jean-Michel Vovk, Olivier Englebert, John Flanders and Lindsay Lohan
  • Director: Tiago Mesquita
  • Not rated

When her uncle is murdered, Kristy Wolfe (Charlotte Beckett), a Brussels private eye who is a descendant from a line of werewolves, soon realizes that there is a dangerous war brewing within the underworld.

Hired by Patricia Sherman (Lindsay Lohan) to investigate the politically-motivated attack, Wolfe must use her innate instincts to unravel the case and stay alive long enough to unmask the conspiracy.

Gloria Bell

  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Brad Garrett, Rita Wilson and Michael Cera
  • Director: Sebastián Lelio
  • Rated: R

Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.

From Academy Award-winning director Sebastián Lelio comes a sophisticated romantic comedy that shows love can strike at any time, relationships are never simple, and nothing can get you down as long as you keep dancing.