click to enlarge Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Opening in Orlando: Blood Money, The Foreigner and more 


Blood Money John Cusack stars in a modern riff on The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, in which a corporate criminal's loot stash brings out the worst in a trio of pals on a nature outing. When you see Cusack in a few weeks signing autographs at Spooky Empire, you can ask him where the money went. (Just make sure he knows you're talking about this movie.) (R)

The Foreigner A U.K.-based businessman played by Jackie Chan gets less help than he'd like from the British authorities after his daughter is killed by a terrorist organization. The preferred PR hook is that the picture reunites director Martin Campbell with his GoldenEye star, Pierce Brosnan, here playing one of the Limey stonewallers in question. But the real talking point is that somebody finally let Campbell make another film after Green Lantern. Who says there are no second acts at American multiplexes? (R)

Happy Death Day Blumhouse has you covered for Halloween with this tale of a college student who has to relive the day of her murder over and over again until she figures out who the culprit was. Customers who bought this also bought Groundhog Day; just don't expect it to be as easy to adapt as a Broadway musical. (PG-13)

Marshall Apparently determined to play every hero of color the 20th century produced, Chadwick (Jackie Robinson/Black Panther) Boseman portrays future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall as a young man. Marshall's first case as a lawyer for the NAACP has him defending a black chauffeur accused of rape and attempted murder by his white female boss. And that's why, to this day, first-semester law students are made to study the intricacies of Daisy v. Hoke. (PG-13)

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Timed perfectly to cash in on the year of Princess Diana (no, the other one), this biopic shows how psychologist William Moulton Marston and his wife created the character of Wonder Woman – with the help of a young lady with whom they were engaged in a polyamorous relationship. Early reviews claim that the three-way sex is depicted with as much taste, dignity and restraint as is customarily afforded portrayals of standard marriages. Aaaand they went and ruined it. (R)

Also Playing:

Earth: One Amazing Day Robert Redford narrates a BBC Earth documentary that covers a 24-hour period in the biological life of our planet, with animal protagonists including "a sloth on the hunt for love." Hey, I bet there's an opening at William Moulton Marston's house! (G)

Generational Sins The makers of this Christian drama hit on a novel approach to attracting secular audiences: They went full-on Tarantino/Mamet in their devotion to realistic dialogue. The Hollywood Reporter counted a full 32 uses of profanity, including the F-word, the S-word, the B-word and the D-word. But not, apparently, the C-word, because a good Christian's gotta draw the fuckin' line somewhere. (PG-13)

The Stray A new dog effects a miraculous turnaround in the life of the family that finds him – because he's a guardian angel sent straight from Heaven! "Based on a true story," the fundie filmmakers brazenly claim. But hey, at least this is one Christian flick with a reason to say "bitch." (PG)


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