New in Theaters: Mark Wahlberg, Kristen Stewart, Anthony Hopkins . . . AND “The American Society of Magical Negroes”

1.  Arthur the King  (PG-13)  Trailer

Mark Wahlberg plays a professional adventure racer who bonds with a street dog that starts following his team during a championship race where he has to climb, bike, and kayak his way 435 miles across the Dominican Republic.

Simu Liu from “Shang Chi”, Palestinian Israeli actor Ali Suliman, and Nathalie Emmanuel from “Game of Thrones” and the “Fast and Furious” movies are the rest of his team.  Oh, and Arthur is the name they give to the dog.

Some of you might know Suliman as the Afghan villager who saves Wahlberg from the Taliban in “Lone Survivor”.  He was also the bad guy in the first season of “Jack Ryan”.

2.  Love Lies Bleeding  (R)

A crime thriller starring Kristen Stewart as a gym owner who helps her father (Ed Harris) dispose of the bodies of his business rivals.  Things spin out of control after her bodybuilder girlfriend gets hooked on steroids, and more bodies start piling up.

The girlfriend is played by Katy O’Brian, who you may remember as Imperial communications officer Elia Kane on “The Mandalorian”.  The rest of the cast includes Jena Malone as her sister and Dave Franco as Jena’s abusive husband.

PROFANITY WARNING:  The trailer is uncensored.

3.  One Life  (PG)  Trailer

A war drama based on the true story of a British humanitarian named Nicholas Winton, who helped save hundreds of Jewish children from being murdered by the Nazis in Czechoslovakia during World War II.

It stars Johnny Flynn and Anthony Hopkins as Winton, Helena Bonham Carter as his mother in the flashbacks, and Lena Olin as his wife in the present.

4.  And now, some limited releases you may or may not care about:

“The American Society of Magical Negroes”, a romantic comedy starring Justice Smith as a guy recruited by David Alan Grier to join a society dedicated to protecting black people by magically making the lives of white people easier.  (Trailer)

“Prey”, an action thriller starring Ryan Phillippe and Mena Suvari as missionaries fleeing their post in the Kalahari Desert after their lives are threatened by extremists.  Emile Hirsch is also in it as the pilot of the plane they try to escape in.  (Trailer)

“Knox Goes Away” starring and directed by Michael Keaton.  He plays a contract killer with a very rare form of dementia, fighting to keep his grip on reality as his memory becomes increasingly unstable.  Al Pacino and James Marsden are also in it.  (Trailer)

“Remembering Gene Wilder” a documentary about the life and career of legendary comedian Gene Wilder, including his struggles with Alzheimer’s.  It features interviews with Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor’s daughter Rain Pryor, and Peter Ostrum . . . the guy who played Charlie in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”.  (Trailer)


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