I feel like there should be more horror movies coming out on Friday, October 13th, but we only have one to choose from with Happy Death Day. It seems goofy with its Groundhog Day plot, but I still want to see it. The Foreigner starts off showing Jackie Chan is old, but don’t worry since he can still kick ass and this time its against former Bond, Pierce Brosnan. I’m a sucker for law stuff, so with Marshall focusing on Thurgood Marshall’s early law career makes it more interesting to me. The final wide release is the kinky Professor Marston & The Wonder Women. I had no idea that Wonder Woman had such a controversial background. In the limited releases, there’s two movies based on true stories (Goodbye Christopher Robin and Breathe), one documentary (78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene), and one Noah Baumbach film (The Meyerwotiz Stories).
Happy Death Day
Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews
Directed by: Christopher Landon
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Length: 1 hour 36 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%
Quick Description: Groundhog Day but with murder
A college student keeps reliving her last day that ends in her death while trying to figure out who is her killer.
Starring: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Katie Leung, Rufus Jones, Mark Tandy
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Written by: David Marconi, Stephen Leather (novel)
Length: 1 hour 54 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%
Quick Description: Jackie Chan fights former James Bond
Jackie Chan seeks revenge when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism.
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown
Directed by: Reginald Hudlin
Written by: Jacob Koskoff, Michael Koskoff
Length: 1 hour 58 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%
Quick Description: Thurgood Marshall biopic
Covers the early career of Thurgood Marshall as a lawyer in conservative Connecticut defending a black chauffeur charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of a white socialite.
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women
Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton
Directed by: Angela Robinson
Written by: Angela Robinson
Length: 1 hour 48 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%
Quick Description: Wonder Woman creator biopic
The creator of Wonder Woman was a psychologist in a polyamorous relationship with his wife and mistress.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Vicki Pepperdine
Directed by: Simon Curtis
Written by: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan
Length: 1 hour 47 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%
Quick Description: Story behind Winnie the Pooh
Haunted by the war, A.A. Milne creates Winnie the Pooh stories with his young son.
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Starring: Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, Emma Thompson
Directed by: Noah Baumbach
Written by: Noah Baumbach
Length: 1 hour 52 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%
Quick Description: Dysfunctional family with an artist dad
An estranged and dysfunctional family get together to celebrate the artwork of their father.
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Diana Rigg
Directed by: Andy Serkis
Written by: William Nicholson
Length: 1 hour 57 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%
Quick Description: Couple battling polio
True story of a young couple who refuse to keep the husband in a hospital because he has polio and instead tries to have as full of a life as possible.
78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene
Starring: Peter Bogdanovich, Jamie Lee Curtis, Guillermo Del Toro, Danny Elfman, Bret Easton Ellis
Directed by: Alexandre O. Philippe
Length: 1 hour 31 minutes
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%
Quick Description: Psycho shower scene
Focuses solely on the shower scene in Psycho and how it changed cinema.