By limiting the film’s time frame, we get a distinct snapshot of the main character and the setting that resulted in his becoming historically important.

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Horror
Director: Christopher Landon
Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, ...

Rewards lazy, inattentive viewing...another example of why chilling, thoughtful horror is an endangered species.

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Martin Campbell
Cast: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Murphy, ...

The most compelling reason to see "The Foreigner" is Chan, whose step into new territory reveals things we haven’t previously seen from him.

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Functions more as a diversion than a fully satisfying motion picture, although, for something streaming on Netflix, a “diversion” is usually good enough.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Angela Robinson
Cast: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton, Oliver Platt

A fun film that breezes by and, despite any liberties it takes with history, offers a valuable look at Wonder Woman’s real origin story.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Lucky McKee
Cast: John Cusack, Ellar Coltrane, Willa Fitzgerald, Jacob Artist

Despite the "Deliverance" vibe that permeates the production, "Blood Money" delivers a bit more.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Disturbing Images, Drugs, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Adventure/Drama
Director: Scott Waugh
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino, Sarah Dumont, Jason Cottle

The adventure/survival aspectsare presented with workmanlike efficiency but the secondary story elements are at times cringe-worthy.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Scenes of Peril, Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Adventure/Romance
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet

Fails to excite as a tale of survival or ignite as a love story.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Sean Baker
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones, Mela Murder

One of the most honest films about young childhood to reach theaters in several years.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-06
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Shane Abbess
Cast: Daniel MacPherson, Kellan Lutz, Teagan Croft, Temeura Morrison, Rachel Griffiths, Isabel Lucas, Luke Ford

As far as it goes, the first film is an enjoyable space opera but, as a stand-alone, it doesn’t work.