Movies Update: ‘Bill & Ted,’ ‘David Copperfield’ and More

Plus, answering your questions about 'The One and Only Ivan'

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By Mekado Murphy

Movies Editor

Greetings, movie fans!

This week includes a visit from our old friends Bill & Ted, as well as one more screen interpretation of Dickens’s “David Copperfield.”

In theaters and on demand is “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” which reunites Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in a sequel that A.O. Scott calls “winningly modest and harmlessly silly.” Also in theaters, “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” featuring Dev Patel (who was not initially a Dickens fan) in the title role, won over Jeannette Catsoulis, who calls it “an exuberant, heartfelt delight.”

In the streaming realm is Amazon’s “Get Duked,” a British comedy about four misfit adolescents that Manohla Dargis calls “loud, busy and cheerfully glib.” Streaming on Mubi is “Matthias & Maxime,” the latest French Canadian drama from the acclaimed director Xavier Dolan. On Hulu is “The Binge,” the comic answer to the “Purge” thrillers. And Netflix brings the scrappy teen movie “All Together Now,” the Paralympics documentary “Rising Phoenix” and a drama about a transgender migrant, “Lingua Franca.” If you’re looking for a bit of nostalgia instead, you can skip new movies altogether and bathe in the comfort of “The Sting.”

Enjoy the movies.

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