“The Great Wall” (PG-13)
Matt Damon goes to China looking for the secret of black powder and stumbles across a war against dragon-like creatures that rise up every 60 years to feed on people.
It’s directed by the guy who did “House of Flying Daggers”. Pedro Pascal from “Game of Thrones” is a fellow mercenary who helps Matt fight the creatures, and William Dafoe is a white guy already being held prisoner by the Wall’s guardians.
Their sexy Chinese co-star Jing Tian is just starting to make a name for herself here. She’ll also be in next month’s “Kong: Skull Island” and next year’s “Pacific Rim” sequel.
“Fist Fight” (R)
It’s teacher on teacher violence in this comedy where Ice Cube challenges Charlie Day from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” to a fight after he rats Cube out to the principal to try to save his own job from budget cuts.
Dean Norris from “Breaking Bad” is the principal. Christina Hendricks is a hot French teacher, Jillian Bell from “Workaholics” plays a meth head guidance counselor and, and Tracy Morgan is the football coach in is his first movie since his accident.
“A Cure for Wellness” (R)
Dane DeHaan plays a young executive sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a mysterious “wellness center” in the Swiss Alps. But when he tries to leave, he’s in a car accident that leaves him trapped as an involuntary patient at the clinic with a broken leg.
Jason Isaacs from the “Harry Potter” movies is the sinister doctor running the place.
You’d remember Dane as Harry Osborn in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, or as the heroic roadie from “Metallica Through the Never”.
The Movie is set during the farm crisis of the 1980s. A young girl is jolted out of her fantasy world when she discovers that her family is holding a rich guy captive in their silo. He’s played by Richard Schiff from “The West Wing”.
This stars Riley Keough as a mom who’s neglected by her husband and takes a trip where she grows extremely close to her best friend, Jena Malone.
A horror anthology of four short films directed by women.