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L.A. movie openings, April 12: ‘Master Z,’ ‘Mary Magdalene’ and more

L.A. movie openings, April 12: ‘Master Z,’ ‘Mary Magdalene’ and more
Jin Zhang and Michelle Yeoh co-star in the martial-arts drama “Master Z: Ip Man Legacy.” (Well Go USA)

April 12

After

A good girl goes off to college and falls for a bad boy. With Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Selma Blair, Peter Gallagher. Written by Susan McMartin; based on a novel by Anna Todd. Directed by Jenny Gage. (1:46) NR.

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Billboard

The owner of struggling radio station hatches a publicity stunt in the form of a billboard-sitting contest. With John Robinson, Heather Matarazzo, Eric Roberts. Written and directed by Zeke Zelker. (1:29) NR.

Blowin’ Up

Documentary about activists working to change how women and young girls arrested for prostitution are treated in the criminal justice system. Directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal. (1:34) NR.

Crypto

A federal agent untangles a case involving cryptocurrency, corruption and fraud. With Beau Knapp, Kurt Russell, Luke Hemsworth, Alexis Bledel, Jill Hennessy, Vincent Kartheiser. Written by Carlyle Eubank, David Frigerio; story by Jeffrey Ingber. Directed by John Stalberg Jr. (1:45) R.

A Dark Place

A small-town sanitation worker investigates a young boy’s disappearance. With Andrew Scott, Denise Gough, Catherine Dyer. Written by Brendan Higgins. Directed by Simon Fellows. (1:29) NR.

Dogman

A mild-mannered dog groomer is pushed to the limit by a local thug. With Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano. Written by Ugo Chiti, Massimo Gaudioso, Matteo Garrone. Directed by Garrone. In Italian with English subtitles. (1:43) NR.

Girls of the Sun

A battalion made up of female fighters tries to take back their Kurdish village from extremists. With Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Zübeyde Bulut. Written by Jacques Akchoti, Eva Husson. Directed by Husson. In French, Kurdish, English and Arabic with English subtitles. (1:55) NR.

Hellboy

The demonic superhero from the graphic novels battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. With David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Daniel Dae Kim. Written by Andrew Cosby; based on the comic by Mike Mignola. Directed by Neil Marshall. (2:00) R.

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Little

A stressed-out woman is magically transformed back into her carefree younger self. With Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Marsai Martin, Tone Bell, Justin Hartley. Written by Tina Gordon, Tracy Oliver; story by Oliver. Directed by Gordon. (1:49) PG-13.

Mary Magdalene

A woman in 1st-century Judea becomes a follower of Jesus. With Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Written by Helen Edmundson, Philippa Goslett. Directed by Garth Davis. (2:00) R.

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

A humble Hong Kong waiter is pulled back in the world of martial arts. With Jin Zhang, Michelle Yeoh, Dave Bautista, Tony Jaa. In Cantonese, Mandarin and English with English subtitles. Written by Edmond Wong, Tai-lee Chan. Directed by Yuen Woo-Ping. (1:47) NR.

Mia and the White Lion

A young girl befriends a white lion cub at her parents’ lion sanctuary in South Africa. With Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood. Written by Prune de Maistre, William Davies; story by Jean-Paul Husson. Directed by Gilles de Maistre. (1:38) PG.

Missing Link

A Bigfoot-like creature joins others on a quest to find his long-lost relatives in this animated tale. With the voices of Zach Galifianakis, Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Timothy Olyphant. Written and directed by Chris Butler. (1:35) PG.

Rottentail

A bite from a mutant rabbit turns a mild-mannered scientist into a vengeful monster. With Corin Nemec, Dominique Swain, William McNamara. Written by Brian Skiba; based on a graphic novel by Kurt Belcher, Kevin Moyers, David C. Hayes. Directed by Skiba. (1:45) NR.

Stockholm

Fact-based comedy-drama about the 1973 bank heist turned hostage crisis in the Swedish capital that gave rise to the term “Stockholm syndrome.” With Ethan Hawke, Mark Strong, Noomi Rapace. Written and directed by Robert Budreau. (1:32) R.

Teen Spirit

A shy teen pursues her dream of pop stardom. With Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe. Written and directed by Max Minghella. (1:32) PG-13.

Wild Nights With Emily

19th-century poet Emily Dickinson strives for recognition while having a passionate affair with her sister-in-law. With Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler, Brett Gelman. Written and directed by Madeleine Olnek. (1:24) PG-13.

William

A young man cloned from ancient Neanderthal DNA struggles to fit in in the modern world. With Will Brittain, Maria Dizzia, Waleed Zuaiter, Beth Grant. Written by Tim Disney, J.T. Allen. Directed by Disney. (1:40) NR.

Working Woman

An Israeli wife and mother joins a real estate firm to help provide for her family. With Liron Ben-Shlush, Menashe Noy, Oshri Cohen. Written by Michal Aviad, Sharon Azulay Eyal, Michal Vinik. Directed by Aviad. In Hebrew with English subtitles. (1:33) NR.

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