Opening Credits: “Battle of the Sexes,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “The Mountain Between Us,” “My Little Pony: The Movie,” “Victoria & Abdul”

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Kate Winslet, left, and Idris Elba in a scene from “The Mountain Between Us.” (Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

“Battle of the Sexes”: Emma Stone (“La La Land”) plays professional tennis champion Billie Jean King in this sports biopic about King’s highly publicized 1973 promotional match against aging chauvanist Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”) that gained worldwide attention. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (“Little Miss Sunshine”) and co-starring Sarah Silverman and Andrea Riseborough. 2 hr. 1; PG-13.

 

“Blade Runner 2049”: After nearly 20 years in development, this sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi noir classic “Blade Runner” finally became a reality while Scott and star Harrison Ford were still alive to have a hand in it. Though Scott handed the directing job to “Arrival” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, Ford shows up to assist new leading man Ryan Gosling (“Drive”) in saving humanity from the android apocalypse. 2 hr. 44; R.

“The Mountain Between Us”: In this hybrid disaster/romance flick based on the 2011 novel by Charles Martin, Kate Winslet (“The Dressmaker”) and Idris Elba (“The Dark Tower”) survive a plane crash and must fight against nature and serious injuries when they become lost in the snowy wilderness. Directed by two time Adademy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad (“Paradise Now,” ”Omar”). 1 hr. 51; PG-13.

“My Little Pony: The Movie”: Once thought to be a relic of the ‘80s merchandising avalanche, these adorable multicolored ponies experienced a surge in popularity thanks to Lauren Faust’s “Friendship Is Magic” television series, leading to their first feature film in over two decades. The movie was animated using traditional techniques to give it a retro look, and the voice cast includes Uzo Aduba and Emily Blunt. 1 hr. 39; PG.

“Victoria & Abdul”: Judi Dench reprises her Oscar-nominated role as Queen Victoria from 1997’s “Mrs. Brown” in this follow-up by renowned English director Stephen Frears (“High Fidelity”). Based on the novel by Shrabani Basu, the film dramatizes the real-life relationship between Victoria and her Indian Muslim attendant Abdul Karim (Bollywood star Ali Fazal), who faced discrimination within the Royal Household during the final 15 years of her reign. Eddie Izzard co-stars. 1 hr. 50; PG-13.

– Compiled by Andrew Shearer/Staff

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