A look at what you can find in theaters this week.
“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”
This series based on the zombie survival video game comes to a close with its sixth (!) film starring Milla Jovovich as heroine Alice.
Matthew McConaughey sports a combover and a pot belly in portraying a real-life modern-day prospector searching for gold in the jungles of Indonesia.
“A Dog's Purpose”
Director Lasse Hallström (“What's Eating Gilbert Grape?”) directs this adaptation of the best-seller about a dog who finds purpose in his people.
“Groundhog Day” marathon
The Gateway Film Center brings back its deja-vu-riffic 24-hour marathon of the Bill Murray comedy, now in its eighth year. Attendees can attempt to watch every screening for a chance to win a year of movie passes. Or you can see an encore one-off on Tuesday night.
“20th Century Women”
A lot of rad women may have been in D.C. last weekend and missed this great new film from Mike Mills (“Beginners”) about a single mom (a superb Annette Bening) enlisting help in raising her teenage son. (4 stars)
Calling it M. Night Shyamalan's best movie in years may not sound like much in light of his career spiral, but this twisty thriller is perfectly constructed and has a great cast. (4 stars)
The latest from director Jim Jarmusch may well be his best film yet — an extraordinary look at the everyday through the eyes of a blue-collar poet (Adam Driver).
Also in theaters:
“Live by Night”
Ben Affleck's Prohibition-era gangster epic clearly has grand aspirations but feels like a disjointed skeleton of a better movie. (2 stars)