IN THEATERS THIS WEEK
• “Spider-Man: Far from Home” (PG-13): Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. Jon Watts returns as director with Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal and Marisa Tomei in starring roles.
• “Phil” (R): Greg Kinnear stars as a depressed dentist in a mid-life crisis who tries to learn why one of his happiest patients suddenly commits suicide — and a dark comedic adventure ensues. (limited release)
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• “The Best of Enemies” (PG-13): Civil rights activist Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) faces off against C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader, in Durham, North Carolina, during the racially-charged summer of 1971 over the issue of school integration.
The most popular characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Since the debut of Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been delivering top-notch superhero movies with some of the greatest comic book characters of all time. According to readers on Ranker.com, these are the top characters in the MCU:
1. Stan “The Man” Lee
2. Iron Man
6. Captain America
7. Doctor Strange
8. Rocket Raccoon
10. Black Widow
NEWS OF THE WEIRD
By Chuck Sheppard
A Birthday Girl Scorned: Georgia Michelle Zowacki of West Newton Borough, Pennsylvania, celebrated her 55th birthday on May 15 by drinking vodka all day, according to her boyfriend, David Rae. They also went out to dinner to mark the occasion, but after they returned home, Zowacki became angry that there were no gifts or cards or a cake. “Next thing you know, I’m getting stabbed,” Rae told KDKA. He told Westmoreland County Police Zowacki came at him with a box cutter: “She went to my neck, she says, ‘I’m going to kill you.’” She ended up cutting his arm. Then she “destroyed” his bedroom, throwing his TV to the floor and breaking his bed. She was charged with aggravated assault and spent the rest of her birthday in jail.