Freeze Frame: “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3” (PG-13), “Love Again” (PG-13), “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” (Not rated)

The newest chapter in the wildly popular “Guardians of the Galaxy” series has arrived and… it’s out of this world. “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3” is an imaginative and surprisingly moving comic adventure that provides the emotional backstory for Rocket, the weapons-master raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper. There’s just the right amount of sentiment to balance out the comedy and action. And the soundtrack is a gem. It doesn’t quite know when to quit -an ongoing flaw in the Marvel Cinematic Universe- but “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3” is a snappy and involving comic book extravaganza.

In a bit of counter-programming, Hollywood offers the shmaltzy romantic dramedy “Love Again.” Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sam Heughan star in this story about a lovelorn music journalist who recruits a famous singer to advise him about a woman who mistakenly sent him romantic texts. That singer, Celine Dion, plays herself in her movie debut. There’s not a believable moment in “Love Again,” so it’s for hardcore rom-com fans only.

The offbeat Peacock reality series “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” is comedian Amy Poehler’s take on the bestselling book of the same name. The eight episodes in season one -all shot here in KC- involve three Swedish experts: an organizer, a designer, and a psychologist. They help people prepare their lives and estates before meeting their maker so that the burden doesn’t fall on family and friends. While often touching, the show isn’t sad or dour. In fact, Poehler’s narration emphasizes humor and uplift. Be forewarned, however. While unrated, the language isn’t so clean, and the content is aimed at adults. “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” is a celebration of orderly living.

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