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Movies opening this week: ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Zoolander 2’ and more

Marvel Comics’ R-rated “Deadpool” features Ryan Reynolds as a mercenary who can recover from any injury — and talk directly to audiences.
Marvel Comics’ R-rated “Deadpool” features Ryan Reynolds as a mercenary who can recover from any injury — and talk directly to audiences. 20th Century Fox

“Deadpool”

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

In one of Marvel Comics’ rare forays into R-rated territory, Ryan Reynolds stars as the murderous anti-hero with a twisted sense of humor. Rated R. Time: 1:48.

“Zoolander 2”

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprise their roles as the male supermodels, now relegated to the old-news bin 10 years after the events of the first film. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:42.

“How to Be Single”

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

In this comedy, Dakota Johnson breaks up with her boyfriend, and Rebel Wilson shows her how to make the most of it in New York City. Rated R. Time: 1:50.

“Where to Invade Next”

Opens Friday

Director Michael Moore travels around the world, stealing socially progressive ideas about health care, gun control, public school lunches and the like. Rated R. Time: 1:50.

“Son of Saul”

Opens Friday

The favorite to win the foreign-language Oscar. This feature film debut from Hungarian writer-director Laszlo Nemes is set in 1944 Auschwitz, where a member of the Sonderkommando (Jewish prisoners forced to work for the Nazis) decides to rescue one boy’s body from the ovens. In Hungarian, Yiddish and other languages, with subtitles. Rated R. Time: 1:47.

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