There’s plenty of combat but relatively little bloodletting in the sweeping Marvel Comics adaptation “Thor: Ragnarok” (Disney).
Catholic screenwriter, Frank Cottrell Boyce, adapted Ann Thwaite’s book “Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh” for the new movie “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” now in theaters and is rewriting a new script for a movie on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, with Anthony Hopkins in the title role.
Butchery accompanied by siren-wail screaming, franchise shock value that has long since played out and a rapid descent into self-parody, this is “Jigsaw” (Lionsgate).
As bleak as wintry “Fargo” may have been, the spiritual landscape of “Suburbicon” is an unrelieved — and therefore unrealistic — stretch of utter desolation, with two innocent children dangerously lost in its midst.
“Thank You for Your Service” (Universal) is a powerful drama about the devastating impact of post-traumatic stress disorder.
There’s a brief moment in “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” (Lionsgate) in which one desperately hopes that the plot has flickered to life.
Based on real-life events, the drama “Same Kind of Different as Me” (Paramount), recounts how wealthy art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) came to form a seemingly unlikely friendship with Denver Moore (Djimon Hounsou), a volatile but fundamentally decent homeless man.
The thriller, “The Snowman” (Universal), director Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s best-selling crime novel is a Nordic whodunit that plods wearily across the frozen landscape of its unconvincing mystery story.
“‘Til Death Do Us Part” (Novus) takes a deep dive into the shallow end of the melodrama pool with predictable results.
Jackie Chan takes a sharp turn from his typically genial screen personality to become the vengeful father of a London terrorist victim in “The Foreigner” (STX).
ans of the comic book superheroine Wonder Woman (and of the recent blockbuster film) are advised to steer well clear of “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” (Annapurna).