Before he was the man who brought “The Walking Dead” to the small screen — and was given the boot after just one season as showrunner — Frank Darabont was the movies’ foremost adapter of Stephen King.

AD ASTRA (PG-13) — Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe. Rated PG-13 for some violence and bloody images, and for brie…

ANGEL HAS FALLEN (R) — Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is framed for the attempted assassination of the president (Morgan Freeman) and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat. 120 minutes. Rated R for violence and language throughout. At…

AFTER THE WEDDING (PG-13) — A manager (Michelle Williams) of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor (Julianne Moore). Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some strong language. 112 minutes. At Annapolis Harbour 9.

"Chapter Two" can't stay out of its own way, its overblown sense of self-importance weighing it down when it should float.

47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED (PG-13) — Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they’ve entered the territory of the deadliest shark species. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense peril, bloody images and brief strong language. 89 minutes. Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Chesape…

47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED (PG-13) — Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they’ve entered the territory of the deadliest shark species. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense peril, bloody images and brief strong language. 89 minutes. Cambridge Premier Cinemas, Chesape…

"It's true what they say," a character remarks in "Ready or Not," a vicious takedown of the 1%. "The rich really are different."

47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED (PG-13) — Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they’ve entered the territory of the deadliest shark species. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense peril, bloody images and brief strong language. 89 minutes. Annapolis Mall, Regal Salisbury 16.

If "Booksmart," the excellent coming-of-age comedy released earlier this year, was the "female Superbad," the equally funny "Good Boys" takes the concept to middle school.

ANNABELLE COMES HOME (R) — While babysitting the daughter (Mckenna Grace) of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend (Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife) unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll. Rated R for horror violence and terror. 106 minutes. At Regal Salisbury 16.

Packed with enough murders, betrayals and more murders to fill several seasons of "The Sopranos," or at least a three-hour Martin Scorsese epic, "The Kitchen" feels a lot longer than its 102 minute running time.

ANNABELLE COMES HOME (R) — While babysitting the daughter (Mckenna Grace) of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend (Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife) unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll. Rated R for horror violence and terror. 106 minutes. At Regal Salisbury 16.

ALADDIN (PG) — Kind-hearted street urchin Aladdin (Mena Massoud) is in love with Jasmine (Naomi Scott), the princess of Agrabah. To win her love, he is ordered by Jafar (Marwan Kenzari), the grand vizier, to bring him a magical lamp, which can summon a powerful genie (Will Smith). Based on t…

Focus Features this week released the first trailer for a new movie about famed slave liberator — and Dorchester County native — Harriet Tubman.

ALADDIN (PG) — Kind-hearted street urchin Aladdin (Mena Massoud) is in love with Jasmine (Naomi Scott), the princess of Agrabah. To win her love, he is ordered by Jafar (Marwan Kenzari), the grand vizier, to bring him a magical lamp, which can summon a powerful genie (Will Smith). Based on t…

"The Lion King" feels fresh and vibrant, alive and vital in 2019 in a way I would not have thought possible.