Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday
It’s hard to believe, but there hasn’t been a major movie about Martin Luther King Jr. Director Ava DuVernay is getting plenty of accolades for filling the void. David Oyelowo (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”) plays the civil rights leader, facing down President Lyndon Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) and segregationist George Wallace (Tim Roth). Rated PG-13 | Time: 2:08
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Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday
Liam Neeson is back for what the studio promises is the last installment in the popular action series about the world’s unluckiest government operative. Good thing he can take down anyone at will. Rated PG-13 | Time: 1:49
Thomas Pynchon’s novels are considered unfilmable, so master director Paul Thomas Anderson is giving it a try. In 1970’s psychedelic Los Angeles, a pot-smoking private eye (Joaquin Phoenix) investigates a conspiracy-cloaked disappearance. Other stars in the lineup include Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. Rated R | Time: 2:28