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Movies opening this week: ‘Huntsman 2,’ ‘Miles Ahead’

In “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” a warrior (Jessica Chastain) has to contend with a power-hungry queen with magical abilities (Charlize Theron). It’s set for April 22.
In “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” a warrior (Jessica Chastain) has to contend with a power-hungry queen with magical abilities (Charlize Theron). It’s set for April 22. Universal Pictures

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War”

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

Chris Hemsworth is still swinging his ax, and Charlize Theron’s evil queen is back to cause more trouble, but Kristen Stewart’s Snow White is MIA in this sequel to the 2012 fantasy. Instead, we have Emily Blunt as a second queen, and Jessica Chastain another warrior for first-time director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:54.

“Miles Ahead”

Opens Friday

Kansas City native Don Cheadle co-wrote, directed and stars as jazz legend Miles Davis. Ewan McGregor is the fictional journalist writing about him. Rated R. Time: 1:40.

“A Hologram for the King”

Tom Hanks is a failed American businessman who travels to Saudi Arabia to recoup his losses. This adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel is directed by Tom Tykwer (“Cloud Atlas,” “Run Lola Run”). Rated R. Time: 1:37.

“Elvis & Nixon”

Michael Shannon is Elvis Presley and Kevin Spacey is Richard Nixon in this re-creation of the day the two men met on the lawn of the White House in 1970. Rated R. Time: 1:26.

“The Invitation”

While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests. Not rated. Time: 1:40.

“April and the Extraordinary World”

In this animated film, 10 years after her scientist parents were abducted, a Parisian woman (voiced by Marion Cotillard) carries on their secret research and gets pulled into a vast conspiracy. At the Tivoli, the first show of the day will be dubbed in English. Other shows in French with subtitles. Rated PG. Time: 1:45.

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