Octavia Spencer (center) stars in the new thriller “Ma,” directed by Tate Taylor.

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Godzilla fights monsters, the Elton John story comes alive and Octavia Spencer creeps us out in this weekend’s new movies.

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

Godzilla finally gets to battle legendary foes like Rodan, Mothra and the three-headed King Ghidorah. The little boy inside many middle-aged men is excited about this one.


For fans of movies like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” here’s the music-filled story of Elton John’s career, starring Taron Edgerton from the “Kingsman” movies as the legend. Of note: Edgerton is doing his own singing.


In this creepy thriller, Octavia Spencer plays a lonely woman who befriends some teens, offering to let them drink and party in her basement. But when things go wrong, the host gets mad — and that’s bad.

Michael Smith


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