In theaters this week: ‘Johnny English Strikes Again,’ ‘Hunter Killer,’ ‘Mid90s’

Rowan Atkinson is back as the bumbling spy Johnny English while Gerard Butler captains a submarine and Jonah Hill revisits ’90s L.A.
Published October 24 2018



Rowan Atkinson, a.k.a. Mr. Bean, returns to playing Britain’s most addled secret agent for the third time in Johnny English Strikes Again. We’d forgive you for forgetting about this franchise since the original came out in 2003 and the sequel in 2011, and also because the reviews across the pond have not been favorable, to say the least. With Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Jake Lacy and Emma Thompson. Directed by David Kerr. (88 minutes, PG)


A U.S. submarine captain (Gerard Butler, right) attempts to thwart World War III by saving the Russian president after uncovering a possible Russian coup. Can he ask about election hacking while he’s got the president’s ear? With Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini and Toby Stephens. Directed by Donovan Marsh. (121 minutes, R)


In the 1990s, an L.A. teen (Sunny Suljic) escapes his unhappy domestic situation with new friends at a Westside skate shop. With Na-Kel Smith and Olan Prenatt, above; Lucas Hedges; Gio Galicia; Ryder McLaughlin; and Katherine Waterston. Written and directed by Jonah Hill. (84 minutes, R)


True-life, faith-based drama about a U.S. Army chaplain (Justin Bruening, above) and his wife (Sarah Drew) facing deployment to Iraq and its aftermath. With Jason George, Tia Mowry and Madeline Carroll. Directed by David Evans. (119 minutes, PG-13)

CriticS’ picks

Colette: Keira Knightley stars in this witty, spirited biopic as the great French writer Colette during her early marriage to a literary impresario (Dominic West).

The Hate U Give: A teen (Amandla Stenberg) witnesses a police shooting and navigates its fallout in her mostly white prep school and her African-American neighborhood.

A Simple Favor: A blogger (Anna Kendrick) attempts to discover the secret behind her friend’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance.


All dates subject to change.

Nov. 2: Bohemian Rhapsody; The Happy Prince; Nobody’s Fool; The Nutcracker and the Four Realms; Suspiria

Nov. 9: The Girl in the Spider’s Web; The Grinch; Overlord

Nov. 16: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; Widows; Instant Family

Nov. 21: Creed II; Ralph Breaks the Internet; Robin Hood

Dec. 7: Mary Queen of Scots; Anna and the Apocalypse

Dec. 14: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Mortal Engines; The Mule; Second Act

Dec. 19: Mary Poppins Returns

Dec. 21: Aquaman; Bumblebee; Welcome to Marwen

Dec. 25: Holmes & Watson