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It’s a huge movie week: Here are the seven opening in KC

In “Passengers,” Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence are space travelers accidentally awakened from suspended animation way too early.
In “Passengers,” Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence are space travelers accidentally awakened from suspended animation way too early.

“Passengers”

Opens at 7 p.m. Tuesday

A spacecraft carrying thousands of people to a distant colony malfunctions, causing two of its passengers (Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt) to wake up from hyper-sleep 90 years early. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:51.

“Sing”

Opens at 6 p.m. Tuesday

So many adorable animated critters. And they sing! Matthew McConaughey voices a koala who tries to save his theater by sponsoring an “American Idol”-type singing competition. Voice co-stars include Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett Johansson. Rated PG. Time: 1:48.

“Assassin’s Creed”

Opens at 7 p.m. Tuesday

In this video game adaptation, Michael Fassbender is a death row inmate and his deadly 15th-century Spanish ancestor connected to him through some mysterious mumbo-jumbo link. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:55.

“Jackie”

Opens Wednesday

The Oscar buzz is strong around Natalie Portman’s performance as Jacqueline Kennedy in this drama set during the immediate days following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Rated R. Time: 1:39.

“Why Him?”

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

An uptight father (Bryan Cranston) is aghast to discover his daughter (Zoey Deutch) is dating a Silicon Valley billionaire (James Franco) who lacks even a semblance of manners and social grace. Rated R. Time: 1:51.

“Fences”

Opens Sunday

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis have already won Tony Awards for the 2010 Broadway revival of this August Wilson domestic drama. Now Washington is bringing it to the screen as director-star. Will they get an Oscar encore? Rated PG-13. Time: 2:18.

“Lion”

Opens Sunday

Twenty-five years after being separated from his family, a young man (Dev Patel of “Slumdog Millionaire”) leaves his adoptive parents (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) to track down the relatives he left behind in Calcutta. Rated PG-13. Time: 2:00.

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