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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Who needs Superheroes when the Supervillains are taking care of business?

Can the bad guys do some good? That’s at the heart of “Suicide Squad.”

Based on the popular DC comic book, the film finds the imprisoned baddies being recruited to help stop an even bigger threat.

Deadhot, Slipknot, Boomerang, El Diablo and Harley Quinn are among the anti-heroes that must learn to play nice with each other as they save the world. The film stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie And Viola Davis.

Ben Affleck shows up as Batman and Jared Leto is the joker. From the director of the World War Two drama “Fury”, the film is rated PG-13.

Kevin Spacey is embracing his inner kitty in the new movie “Nine Lives.” He’s a busy CEO who reluctantly buys his daughter a cat from a strange pet store run by a man played by Christopher Walken.

He ends up trapped in the cat’s body and learns to see his family from a different perspective. The movie costars Jennifer garner.  It’s rated “PG.”

On streaming and DVD this weekend you can check out “batman Versus Superman: Dawn of justice.” The film finds the Dark Knight, played by Ben Affleck, and the Son of Krypton, played by Henry Cavill, going Mano y Mano.

Batman is worried that superman is more of a threat than a protector and wants to take him out. Lex

Lex Luthor has his own plans to attack both of the heroes. The film is far from perfect, it tries to cram far too many different plots and characters into one story.

Still, I found it mostly enjoyable thanks to Gal Gadot’s scene-stealing performance as Wonder Woman.

Suicide Squad will win the weekend, it’s expected to have the biggest August opening ever with somewhere around 120 million dollars in ticket sales.

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