Starring: Mark Wahlberg, JK Simmons, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan
Directed by: Peter Berg
Plot: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 78%
Critic Consensus: “Patriots Day offers a stirring, solidly crafted tribute to the heroes of a real-life American tragedy without straying into exploitative action thriller territory”
Starring: Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Issei Ogata, Ciaran Hinds, Tadanobu Asano
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Plot: Two priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism.
RT Freshness: 85%
Critic Consensus: “Silence ends Martin Scorsese’s decades-long creative quest with a thoughtful, emotionally resonant look at spirituality and human nature that stands among the director’s finest works”
The Bye Bye Man
Starring; Lucien Laviscount, Douglas Smith, Doug Jones, Cressida Bonas, Faye Dunaway, Carrie Ann Moss
Directed by: Stacy Title
Plot: Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind man’s most unspeakable acts.
RT Freshness: 22%
Critic Consensus: N/A
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Michele Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union, David Harbour
Directed by: Baran bo Odar
Plot: A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son.
RT Freshness: N/A
Critic Consenus: N/A
Live By Night
Starring: Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Plot: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
RT Freshness: 33%
Critic Consensus: “Live by Night boasts visual style and an impressive cast, but they’re lost in a would-be crime saga that finds producer, director, and star Ben Affleck revisiting familiar themes to diminishing effect”
Starring: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Holt McCallany, Rob Lowe, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper, Danny Glover
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Plot: A high school senior befriends a strange creature with a knack for mechanical objects who was driven from it’s home by an evil oil company.
RT Freshness: 28%
Critic Consensus: “Despite flashes of inspiration, the singularly high-concept Monster Trucks shows that it takes more than monsters and trucks to create a compelling feature film”
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.