– Though you wouldn’t know it, The Foreigner is based off of the 1992 novel “The Chinaman“. The Foreigner is a deliberate departure from Jackie Chan’s usual more comedic roles and is intentionally done to help him take on more dramatic films. Quan, a London business man, becomes hyper-focused on bringing his daughters killers to justice after she is killed a NRA terrorist attack. In order to get the information he needs to bring them down, he conflicts with a British government official who was tied to the organization in the past and still might know who killed Quan’s daughter and Quan will not let the official or anyone else stand in his way for justice.
– Stars Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Michael McElhatton, Liu Tao, Charlie Murphy, Orla Brady, Katie Leung, Ray Fearon, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Lia Williams, Manolo Cardona, Simon Kunz, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Roberta Taylor, Dermot Crowley, Rufus Jones, and Niall McNamee. Directed by Martin Campbell. Rated R.
Happy Death Day
– A self-centered college student ends up repeating her birthday over and over (a la “Groundhog Day”) and has the loop reset each day by her eventual murder. She must repeat the day over until she finally discovers and stops her murderer before it’s too late while also having a change of heart.
– Stars Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Rob Mello, Phi Vu, Caleb Spillyards, Jason Bayle, Laura Clifton, Cariella Smith, Tran Tran, Blaine Kern III, Dane Rhodes, Tenea Intriago, and Missy Yager. Directed by Christopher B. Landon. Rated PG-13.
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
– Set to capitalize on the success of Wonder Woman earlier this year and her importance in the Justice League, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a biodrama about the life of the creator of Wonder Woman and the relationships he was in. Psychologist William Moulton Marston, who created the lie detector also created Wonder Woman, and his poly-amorous relationship between himself, his wife Elizabeth, and Olive Byrne and how they helped inspire him to create Wonder Woman.
– Stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, JJ Feild, Oliver Platt, and Connie Britton. Directed by Angela Robinson. Rated R.