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Here are Some Movies to Check Out Memorial Day Weekend

“Aladdin” (PG) The live-action version is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, and British actress Naomi Scott as Jasmine. You might remember her as the Pink Ranger in the recent “Power Rangers” movie. They wrote a new song for Jasmine called “Speechless”, and they’ve also brought back all your favorite songs from the 1992 animated version. Obviously, Aladdin and Jasmine do “A Whole New World” . . . and Will Smith does “Arabian Nights”, “Friend Like Me”, and “Prince Ali” as the Genie. The rest of the cast includes a guy named Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Alan Tudyk as his parrot Iago, and “SNL’s” Nasim Pedrad as Jasmine’s lady in waiting.

“Brightburn” (R) Elizabeth Banks stars in this sci-fi horror movie about an alien kid who crash lands in Kansas and starts developing superpowers. But instead of growing up to become a hero like Superman, he turns evil and attacks anyone he sees as a threat.

“Booksmart” (R) Kaitlyn Dever from “Last Man Standing” and Beanie Feldstein from “Neighbors 2” are best friends who cut loose and have one wild night before they graduate high school. It’s directed by actress Olivia Wilde, and the cast includes Jessica Williams, Billie Lourd, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis, and Lisa Kudrow as Kaitlyn’s mom.

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