New in Theaters:
- “Black Panther“ (PG-13)
This is the 18th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chadwick Boseman returns as T’Challa, the superhero king of the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda. Black Panther first showed up in the MCU in “Captain America: Civil War”.
T’Challa returns home after the death of his father to find that he’s being challenged for the throne . . . a powerful artifact has been stolen from his country . . . and the son of a traitorous relative has been secretly plotting against him.
You’ll also have two post-credit scenes. The second one will feature Captain America’s buddy Bucky Barnes, who was last seen being put into cryogenic sleep in Wakanda until they could figure out how to undo his Winter Soldier brainwashing.
- “Samson“ (PG-13)
A guy named Taylor James is Samson, the hero from the Bible who was blessed by God with superhuman strength.
You might remember that it’s kind of a tragic story because Samson is BLINDED when he’s captured by the Philistines after Delilah reveals that the secret to undoing his strength is cutting his hair.
Lindsay Wagner from “The Bionic Woman” is Samson’s mom, Rutger Hauer plays his dad, and Billy Zane is a King who feels threatened by the Israelites’ strength. That Philistine harlot Delilah is played by an unknown actress named Caitlin Leahy.
- “Early Man“ (PG)
A stop-motion movie which stars Eddie Redmayne as a Stone Age cave man named Dug . . . spelled D-U-G . . . who unites his tribe to fight the leader of a Bronze Age city. Tom Hiddleston is the bad guy, who wants to enslave Dug’s tribe to work in the mines.
Maisie Williams from “Game of Thrones” is also in it as a cave babe named Goona.