Movies Update: The Return of Borat and More

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By Mekado Murphy

Movies Editor

Hey, movie fans! Here’s what’s happening out in the movie world.

Audiences are flocking to theaters … in Japan. The animated film “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train” smashed opening weekend box office records in the country last weekend, with a nearly $44 million haul.

The short-form content provider Quibi has called it quits, announcing this week that it was shutting down after only six months of service.

And the Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges announced on Monday that he has lymphoma. He said he has a “great team of doctors” and promises to keep fans posted on his recovery.

This week’s new movies include “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (streaming on Amazon), which has already had a big news week: Rudolph W. Giuliani is shown in a compromising edited scene. See who else has been duped by its star Sacha Baron Cohen and read about the film’s wildest scenes.

Over on Hulu is the horror comedy “Bad Hair,” about a killer weave. (Watch a musical sequence from the movie featuring Kelly Rowland.) On HBO Max is Robert Zemeckis’s take on Roald Dahl’s “The Witches.” And Netflix has an update of the thriller “Rebecca,” with Lily James and Armie Hammer.

Enjoy the movies!

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