“John Wick” (R)
Keanu Reeves as a retired hitman who goes on a killing spree against the Russian mafia so he can get revenge on the guys who broke into his house, killed his dog, and beat the crap out of him with baseball bats . . . just to steal his car.
The guy who plays Theon Greyjoy on “Game of Thrones” (actor Alfie Allen) is the idiot who sets everything in motion. In this, he’s the son of a Russian mob boss. And Adrianne Palicki plays an assassin they send to kill Keanu once they realize who he is.
John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Willem Dafoe, and Allstate pitchman Dean Winters are also in it. And, get this . . . it’s actually directed by Keanu’s stunt double in “The Matrix” . . . a guy named Chad Stahelski.
Olivia Cooke from “Bates Motel” stars in this horror thriller about a group of teenagers who summon an evil spirit through an ancient Ouija board after it’s killed their friend.
Two other familiar faces in the cast are Shelly Hennig, the chick who plays Malia on “Teen Wolf” . . . and Daren Kagasoff, the guy who knocked up Shailene Woodley on “Secret Life of the American Teenager”.
“23 Blast” (PG-13)
Mark Hapka from “Days of Our Lives” plays a high school football player learning how to play again after losing his sight overnight. Before he lost his vision he was a receiver, but now that he’s blind the coach teaches him how to play center.
Stephen Lang plays his coach. You’d know him best as the bad guy from “Avatar”.
4. “St. Vincent” expands nationwide. (PG-13)
Bill Murray plays a retiree who agrees to take care of his neighbor’s 12-year-old son while she’s at work. Melissa McCarthy is the boy’s mom, Naomi Watts is a stripper friend of Bill’s, and Chris O’Dowd is a teacher at the boy’s Catholic school.
“White Bird in a Blizzard”
Shailene Woodley as a teenager coming to grips with her own sexuality when her mother suddenly disappears without a trace. Eva Green plays her mom and Christopher Meloni is her father.