A new version of a classic tale, a new adventure for a literary character and Nazi zombies take over multiplexes this week.
Claire Foy takes over the role of dragon-tattooed Lisbeth Salander in the generic espionage thriller The Girl in the Spider's Web
. Actor Paul Dano shows impressive chops in his directing debut Wildlife
, even if the concept feels fundamentally literary.
MaryAnn Johanson praises Benedict Cumberbatch's voice work, but little else in the candy-colored, instantly forgettable Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
(pictured). A matriarch's descent into dementia keys the melancholy authenticity of the family drama What They Had
In this week's feature review, Eric D. Snider finds Overlord
mixing war-movie cliches with Nazi zombies for shallow comic-book carnage.
Also opening this week, but not screened for press: the locally-shot comedy/fantasy Time Freak