It's Wednesday, so that means the weekend movie schedule is out. And it looks as if some fairly decent entertaniment will commence on Friday. The rundown, beginning with the mainstream theaters:
"Captain Phillips": Tom Hanks portrays the title character in this ripped-from-the-headlines story of modern-day piracy, desperation, heroism and the long arm of the U.S. Navy. Directed by Paul Greengrass.
"Machete Kills": Robert Rodriguez continues his B-movie career by doing another installment in the "Machete" story, starring Danny Trejo as the former Mexican federal agent now hired killer.
"Romeo and Juliet": Julian Fellowes, creator of the miniseries "Downton Abbey," adapted the Shakespeare tragedy of young love and family hatred for Italian director Carlo Carlei.
"The Patience Stone": Afghani Atiq Rahmi adapted his own novel about a young woman, married to a paralyzed man, who seeks some sense of happiness in her closed world.
And from the Magic Lantern: