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Movies opening this week: ‘Money Monster,’ ‘Darkness’

Julia Roberts is a TV producer for a blathering financial TV host (George Clooney) when suddenly they are held hostage by a desperate man in “Money Monster.
Julia Roberts is a TV producer for a blathering financial TV host (George Clooney) when suddenly they are held hostage by a desperate man in “Money Monster. Sony Pictures

“Money Monster”

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

Jodie Foster directs this thriller about a TV host (George Clooney) taken hostage during a broadcast. Julia Roberts is the producer scrambling to keep him alive. Rated R. Time: 1:38.

“The Darkness”

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

Supernatural forces haunt a couple and their kids after they return from a Grand Canyon vacation. With Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:40.

“The Man Who Knew Infinity”

Opens Friday

In 1913 Cambridge, England, a young Indian math genius (Dev Patel) joins forces with an eccentric professor (Jeremy Irons). Rated PG-13. Time: 1:48.

“Rio, I Love You”

Opens Friday

Ten directors set amorous stories in different neighborhoods of the Brazilian city in this anthology. With Fernanda Montenegro, Emily Mortimer, Basil Hoffman. In Portuguese, English, French and Spanish with subtitles. Rated R. Time: 1:50.

“Men & Chicken”

Opens Friday at Alamo Drafthouse

Mads Mikkelsen (TV’s “Hannibal,” cast against type) stars in this absurdist Danish comedy about brothers who, upon the death of their father, discover their true, somewhat lunatic family heritage. In Danish, with subtitles. Not rated. Time: 1:44.

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