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New movies opening in the Triangle May 12, and the theaters where they’ll play

Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson in “A Quiet Passion.”
Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson in “A Quiet Passion.” DOUBLE DUTCH INTERNATIONAL

A roundup of the new films opening in the Triangle this week. Most will open here on Friday.

‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’

It’s bold, it’s daring, it’s a black metal acid trip. It will most likely give you motion sickness, says reviewer Katie Walsh. It’s Guy Ritchie’s take on the King Arthur story, starring Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur.

Opening at: Raleigh: North Hills, AMC 15, Grande, Mission Valley, Six Forks, Brier Creek, Wakefield. Cary: Crossroads, Cinebistro, Parkside. Garner: White Oak. Apex: Beaver Creek. Morrisville: Park West. Durham: Southpoint, Classic 15. Chapel Hill: Lumina, Silverspot, Timberlyne. Smithfield: Smithfield.

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‘Snatched’

1/2

The promising writer Katie Dippold, who wrote “The Heat” and “Ghostbusters,” strikes out with her third feature, “Snatched.” Reviewer Katie Walsh writes that this mother-daughter kidnapping comedy starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn is a huge disappointment, and for Schumer, this is a low moment of a career that’s been peaking.

Opening at: Raleigh: North Hills, AMC 15, Grande, Raleighwood, Mission Valley, Six Forks, Brier Creek, Wakefield. Cary: Crossroads, Cinebistro, Parkside. Garner: White Oak. Apex: Beaver Creek. Morrisville: Park Place, Park West. Durham: Southpoint, Classic 15. Chapel Hill: Silverspot, Timberlyne. Smithfield: Smithfield.

‘A Quiet Passion’

1/2

Terence Davies directs Cynthia Nixon in “A Quiet Passion,” a movie about poet Emily Dickinson’s life and death. The Seattle Times describes Nixon as “a still, gentle-voiced presence whose eyes glow like blue embers. Her Emily is outwardly serene, often seeming to smile at a private joke; yet she conveys the sensation of something furious buried deep within.”

Opening at: Raleigh: Rialto. Chapel Hill: Chelsea.

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