“The Commuter”: If you’re stoked about seeing Liam Neeson in action movies directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, you’ll be happy to know that “The Commuter” is their fourth time working together in the past seven years. Unrelated to any of their previous films, this one finds Neeson aboard a passenger train with Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”) as they race against time to solve a deadly conspiracy. 1 hr. 45; PG-13.
“Paddington 2”: With its careful balance of rude humor and well-paced adventure, 2014’s “Paddington” preserved the dignity of Michael Bond’s beloved character (voiced by Ben Whishaw) while updating it for modern audiences. With most of the main cast returning, the new films sends the CGI animated bear off to prison after a case of mistaken identity involving a stolen book. 1 hr. 43; PG.
“I, Tonya”: Equal parts “Boogie Nights” and “Best In Show,” this darkly comedic mockumentary dramatizes the life of U.S. figure skating champion Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie, “Suicide Squad”), who was implicated in a 1994 scandal involving a physical assault on her Olympic teammate Nancy Kerrigan (Cailin Carver, “Paper Towns”). Allison Janney and Sebastian Stan co-star. 2 hr.; R.
“The Post”: Director Steven Spielberg rides the coattails of the 2015 Oscar-winning newspaper drama “Spotlight” with this political thriller detailing the 1971 publication of the Pentagon Papers by the Washington Post, and the ensuing government opposition. Meryl Streep stars as publisher Katharine Graham opposite Tom Hanks as executive editor Ben Bradlee. 1 hr. 55; PG-13.
“Proud Mary”: The ad campaign for this action thriller from “London Has Fallen” director Babak Najafi pushes “Hidden Figures” star Taraji P. Henson as the heir to the throne of Pam Grier by using the same typeface as the classic “Foxy Brown” posters and showing off Henson looking cool with a variety of firearms as the title character, a professional hitwoman with a tragic past. 1 hr. 28; R.
— Compiled by Andrew Shearer/Staff