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BROWATCH Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron share the spotlight and protein shakes in ‘Baywatch.’ speculation on the Dutch flowers in 1634, with Christoph Waltz looking, if anything, even more sinister than usual in a black doublet and a lace ruff. He’s the old creep married to the young beauty (Alicia Vikander) loved by the Dutch master commissioned to do her portrait. THE WEDDING PLAN (May 19) is Israeli Orthodox Jewish filmmaker Rama Burshtein’s story of a bride searching for a groom after her fiancé runs away—and it looks better than it sounds.

LOVE OF FAIR AND GALLANT WOMEN WONDER WOMAN (June 2). Scintillating sabra Gal Gadot as our Amazon heroine, leaving Paradise to fight the Kaiser’s main man (Danny Huston). And, the wonder woman of poetry Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon) is the heroine of Terence Davies’ A QUIET PASSION (May 26).

Studio stockholders rejoice: here are the remakes and reboots. Perhaps the choicest will be the redo of the Don Siegel/Clint Eastwood movie THE BEGUILED (June 30). In the Civil War, a wounded soldier is taken in by some unaccompanied ladies who turn out to be belles dames sans merci. Sofia Coppola directs. BAYWATCH (May 25) has the body sculpted TV team back in action, with The Rock learning to share the spotlight with Zac Efron. Tom Cruise meets THE MUMMY (June 9) in modern day London. And here comes another installment of Pixar’s least interesting franchise, CARS 3 (June 6). PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES (June 23) has the usual gang of buccaneers encountering another cursed pirate (Javier Bardem); TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (Jun 23), SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (July 7) with the likable new Spidey (Tom Holland) matching wits against Michael Keaton as The Vulture: and to think of all the grousing about superheroes Keaton did in Birdman.

More Gru for you: DESPICABLE ME 3 (June 30). Gorillas that will killya: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (July 14). What is more scary, clowns or monkeys? Ask those who see both War… and the remake of IT (Sep 8) with Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) giving an unfortunate example of a joker whose sense of humor is in the gutter. —Richard von Busack

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MY COUSIN RACHEL (July 14) is a most intriguing new version of Daphne (Rebecca) Du Maurier’s romance about a tempting single Victorian lady (Rachel Weisz) who may be a poisoner. PARIS CAN WAIT (May 26) is Eleanor Coppola’s European comedy/romance with Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin. THE LOVERS (May 5, LA/NY) is Azazel Jacobs’ comedy of an open marriage undergoing a surprise closure. In it is Debra Winger, one of the most important actresses of the 1980s. The long-memoried will recall Winger’s early years as Wonder Girl, Wonder Woman’s sidekick, which leads to a subcategory:


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