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Movies opening this weekend: ‘Mortdecai,’ ‘Strange Magic,’ ‘Boy Next Door,’ ‘Cake’

Johnny Depp continues his quest to look absolutely ridiculous as the title character in the comedy “Mortdecai” (Jan. 23), about a debonair (?) art dealer hunting stolen paintings.
Johnny Depp continues his quest to look absolutely ridiculous as the title character in the comedy “Mortdecai” (Jan. 23), about a debonair (?) art dealer hunting stolen paintings.

‘Mortdecai’

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

An art dealer (Johnny Depp) races to recover a stolen painting rumored to be linked to a hidden stash of Nazi gold. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Paul Bettany are among the people who get in his way. Rated R | Time: 1:47

‘Strange Magic’

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday

This animated musical fantasy, based on a story by George Lucas, borrows the notion of woodland fairies having misadventures with a love potion from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The voice cast includes Evan Rachel Wood, Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth. Rated PG | Time: 1:39

‘The Boy Next Door’

Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday

Jennifer Lopez stars as a recent divorcee who gets the hots for the young hunk (Ryan Guzman) living across the street. Mistake. Rated R | Time: 1:31

‘Cake’

Opens Friday in limited release

Jennifer Aniston was nominated for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award — but, notably, not an Oscar — for her portrayal of a depressed, acerbic, pain pill-addicted woman who has lost the will to live. The low-budget indie also stars Anna Kendrick and Sam Worthington. Rated R | Time: 1:38

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