‘In the Heart of the Sea’
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A real-life battle with a huge whale serves as the inspiration for “Moby Dick.” Director Ron Howard not only recounts the telling of the whale of a tale to Herman Melville by one of the last survivors of the ill-fated mission, but he also focuses on the brutality of the whaling industry and the men who went through the ordeal. Chris Hemsworth stars.
‘The Peanuts Movie’
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Charlie Brown and the gang are back for more adventures, including Snoopy’s heroic flying. The animated film from the company that produced “Rio” and “Ice Age” is a loving tribute to the characters first introduced through the creative talents of Charles Schulz.
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The tale of the doctor’s quest to create life is told from Igor’s point of view. Daniel Radcliffe stars.
Also out this week
“Macbeth”: Michael Fassbender stars in the latest film adaptation of Shakespeare.
“Grease Live!”: Julianne Hough stars.