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‘Coco’ leads this week’s new releases

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Image from "Coco"; Disney/Pixar

(NEW YORK) — Opening in wide release on Wednesday:

* Coco — Disney-Pixar’s animated feature centers on aspiring musician Miguel — voiced by Anthony Gonzales — who bucks his family’s generations-old ban on music and enters the Land of the Dead to unlock the mystery behind his family’s history. Benjamin Bratt and Edward James Olmos also star. Rated PG. ABC is owned by Disney.

* Roman J. Israel, Esq. — This drama, which debuted in limited release last Friday and opens nationwide on Wednesday, stars Denzel Washington as the titular character, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds the activism that defines his career tested. Colin Farrell also stars. Rated PG-13.

Opening in limited release on Wednesday:

* Darkest Hour — This true World War II story stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, who — just days after becoming Britain’s prime minister — held the fate of Western Europe in his hands as he weighed negotiating with Hitler, or fighting on against incredible odds. Rated PG-13.

* The Man Who Invented Christmas — Christopher Plummer stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this story about the journey that inspired Charles Dickens to write his timeless classic, A Christmas Carol. Dan Stevens and Jonathan Pryce also star. Rated PG.

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