Opening Credits: “The Dead Zone,” “The Foreigner,” “Happy Death Day,” “Marshall,” “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women”

This image released by Open Road Films shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from “Marshall.” (Barry Wetcher/Open Road Films via AP)

“The Dead Zone”: For this 1983 sci-fi thriller, Canadian horror master David Cronenberg (“Scanners”) worked with “Halloween” producer Debra Hill to adapt Stephen King’s politically charged novel. Christopher Walken stars as Johnny Smith, who awakens from a coma with new psychic powers that reveal “man of the people” candidate Greg Stillson (Martin Sheen) will become President and start World War III. Playing exclusively at Athens Ciné. 1 hr. 43; R.

 

“The Foreigner”: Jackie Chan departs from his the usual comedic and family-based material American audiences have seen him do in this thriller based on Stephen Leather’s 1992 novel “The Chinaman.” Chan plays Quan, a London businessman who takes matters into his own hands after his daughter is killed in a terrorist attack. Directed by Martin Campbell (“Casino Royale”) and co-starring Pierce Brosnan. 1 hr. 54; R.

“Happy Death Day”: The slasher genre officially joins time loop films like “Groundhog Day” and “Edge of Tomorrow” with this high-concept horror about a woman (Jessica Rothe, “La La Land”) who is forced to relive the day she is murdered by a masked serial killer over and over again until she figures out who did it. Director Christopher B. Landon was responsible for three of the “Paranormal Activity” movies. 1 hr. 36; PG-13.

“Marshall”: After playing Jackie Robinson in 2013’s “42” and James Brown in 2014’s “Get On Up,” actor Chadwick Boseman goes for his third historical portrayal in this biopic of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice of the United States. The film dramatizes the 1941 Connecticut v. Spell case that defined Marshall’s early career. Directed by Reginald Hudlin (“Boomerang”). 1 hr. 58; PG-13.

“Professor Marston & The Wonder Women”: Film and television vet Angela Robinson (“The L Word”) wrote and directed this biopic about William Moulton Marston (played by Luke Evans from “Beauty and the Beast”), the psychologist credited with co-creating the Wonder Woman character with his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall, “Christine”) and their domestic partner Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote, “Fifty Shades Darker”). 1 hr. 48; R.

– Compiled by Andrew Shearer/Staff

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