‘Black Adam’, ‘Ticket to Paradise’, more

Note: This is valid for the week beginning October 21.

The fall has been relatively quiet, from a blockbuster standpoint. But it looks like the stars will be out in force this weekend.

Here’s what’s new in theaters in the Milwaukee area starting Friday, plus some of the new movies available for streaming and on-demand this week.

“Black Adam”

Short version: In the latest DC movie universe expansion, Dwayne Johnson is Black Adam, a human who was given powers by the ancient gods, then imprisoned for 5,000 years – and now he wants revenge. He goes up against the Justice Society, another group of super-powered people, including Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) and Dr. Fate (Pierce Brosnan), who are in cahoots with the same people who employed the Suicide Squad (including Amanda Waller, in the second film by Viola Davis). role of taking no prisoners this season).

Where you can see it: AMC Mayfair Shopping Centre; Marcus Theatres’ Bistroplex Southridge, Hillside, Majestic, Menomonee Falls, Movie Tavern Brookfield Square, North Shore, Ridge, Saukville, Showtime, Southgate, South Shore Cinemas; Silverspot Cinema.

“Ticket to Paradise”

George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as a divorced couple who travel to Bali for their daughter's surprise wedding in hopes of being able to save her from making the same mistake they made in

Short version: When they find out their daughter (Kaitlyn Dever) is getting married on a whim in Bali, a divorced and still feuding couple (George Clooney, Julia Roberts) arrive to stop the wedding, even if they have to reconcile with do it.

Where you can see it: AMC Mayfair Shopping Centre; Marcus Theatres’ Bistroplex Southridge, Hillside, Majestic, Menomonee Falls, Movie Tavern Brookfield Square, North Shore, Ridge, Saukville, Showtime, Southgate, South Shore Cinemas; Silverspot Cinema, Landmark Downer Theatre.

“My Policeman”

David Dawson (far left), Emma Corrin and Harry Styles play close friends who hide a big secret in the British ensemble drama "My policeman."

Short version: Three young people – a policeman (Harry Styles), a teacher (Emma Corrin) and a museum curator (David Dawson) – attempt to navigate life and love in 1950s Britain in this romantic social drama.

Where you can see it: Marcus Theatres’ Majestic, Menomonee Falls, North Shore, Ridge, South Shore Cinemas.


Cate Blanchett plays a complicated symphony conductor in "Tar."

Short version: Cate Blanchett is already on every list of nominees for the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in this stylized and elegant character study of a renowned composer and conductor who, on the eve of a career triumph , begins to lose his grip on things.

Where you can see it: the majestic cinema of the Marcus Theatres; Eastern Theater.

“Triangle of Sadness”

Short version: A couple of fashion influencers set off on a luxury cruise led by an unhinged captain (Woody Harrelson), but things go awry when the boat sinks and leaves its ultra-wealthy passengers stranded on a desert island. Ruben Ostlund’s darkly comedic social satire won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and is considered a strong Oscar contender.

Where you can see it: Historic Downer Theatre.

Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival

Longtime Guantanamo prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim, left) sits with his lawyer, Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) in a scene from "Mauritanian."

The seventh Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival continues at the Oriental Theater through October 23. Highlights from the in-person festival, presented by the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition and Milwaukee Film, include: “Scattered People” a story about the healing power of music told by two Iranian musicians, at 3:30 p.m. on October 22; “Tanturah”, which examines a Palestinian village and its fate since 1948, 3:30 p.m. on October 23; and “Mauritanian”, the drama based on a true story about a Muslim man held in Guantanamo for 14 years without trial after the September 11 attacks, 6:30 p.m. on October 23.

Tickets are $12, $9 for Milwaukee Film members. Information: mkefilm.org/mmff.

RELATED:Milwaukee Fall Film Festivals: A Quick Guide

Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival

Jewish Man Escapes Execution in Nazi Concentration Camp by Claiming He's Iranian

The 25th annual film festival exploring the Jewish experience begins October 23. The festival, which features a mix of in-person and online screenings, runs until November 6; all in-person screenings take place at the North Shore Cinema at Marcus Theaters in Mequon. Highlights of in-person deals this week include: “Persian Lessons”, in which a Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being killed in a Nazi concentration camp, 7 p.m. on October 23; “More Than I Deserve” about a single mother and her son who emigrate from Russia and form a bond with their religious neighbor, 7 p.m. October 24; and “Neighbors,” a comedy-drama about a boy from a Syrian border village whose friendship with his Jewish neighbors is tested by the country’s dictatorship, 7 p.m. October 25. Tickets: $12 in theaters; $12 per household for virtual screenings (virtual content available until November 6). Information: jccmilwaukee.org.

Musicals at the Rivoli Theater

The Rivoli Theatre, Cedarburg’s community theater, is hosting all the musicals over the next few weeks. Showing this week: “The Wizard of Oz,” 7 p.m. on October 21; “West Side Story” (1961), 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22; “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” 7 p.m. Oct. 22; “Mamma Mia!”, 3:30 p.m. on October 23; “Let’s sing in the rain”, 7 p.m. on October 23; “Les Miserables” (2012), 7 p.m. on October 24; “Guys and Dolls,” 7 p.m. Oct. 25; “La La Land,” 7 p.m. Oct. 26; and “The Music Man,” 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets are $4 ($2.50 on October 25). Information: rivoliofcedarburg.com.

Shocktoberfest at Times Cinema and Avalon Theater

Jack Nicholson plays in Stanley Kubrick "The brilliant."

Avalon Theater is sharing its horror festival banner Shocktoberfest this month with sister theater Times Cinema. On view this week at the Avalon: “The cell,” 9:30 p.m. October 21; “Beetlejuice”, 12:30 p.m. on October 22; “The Lost Boys,” 6:30 p.m. on October 26; “Killer Klowns of Outer Space” 9:30 p.m. on October 27. At the Times: “Night of Dread,” 9:45 p.m. on October 21 and 22 and 6:30 p.m. on October 27; “The Brilliant,” 6.30pm Oct 21-23 and Oct 26; and “Monsters Inc.,” 3:45 p.m. on October 22 and 23. Information: avalonmke.com and www.timecinema.com.

Marcus Theaters Horror Film Series

Marcus Theaters fills October with retro horror films, with varying hours. This week is “Trick or treats” and “The Ring,” at Majestic, Menomonee Falls, Ridge and South Shore cinemas. Tickets are $5. Information: marcustheatres.com.

What’s Happening at the Milky Way Drive-In

A father and his son (John Krasinski, Noah Jupe) must be silent to be safe in "A silent place."

The Milky Way Drive-In, the drive-in theater located in the parking lot of Milwaukee Milkmen Stadium at 7900 Crystal Ridge Drive in Franklin, is rocking all the time from now until Halloween. Featured this week: dual functionality of “A Quiet Place” and “A Quiet Place, Part II” at 6:30 p.m. on October 27. Tickets are $35 per car. Information: milkywaydrivein.com.

What’s New at UWM Union Cinema

Due to renovation delays by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union, the Union Cinema during the fall 2022 semester is located in room B91 of Mitchell Hall, 3203 N. Downer Ave. Free entry and open to all. Highlights from this week include: “Theorem”, Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1968 exploration of the corruption of a family by a mysterious stranger (Terence Stamp), at 6 p.m. October 21 and 5 p.m. October 22; “Wind Chess”, a rarely screened classic of Iranian cinema, at 8 p.m. on October 21 and 7 p.m. on October 22; and “Cure,” a bizarre 1997 Japanese horror gem in which the police trace a series of grisly murders to something sinister, set at 7:30 p.m. on October 26. cinema.uwm.edu.

New movies on demand

“Hunt”: Four young friends are caught breaking into a seemingly abandoned English estate where the owners, it turns out, have made a sport out of capturing intruders and chasing them, fox and hound style. Samantha Bond, Nick Moran, James Lance and Malachi Pullar Latchman in this violent thriller. Available October 25.

“Duality”: Taggers and other street artists emerge from their anonymity in this new documentary on the evolution of street art. Available October 21.

Recent publications newly available on request: “Barbarian”, October 25.

New movies on streaming services

The descendants of the last Africans brought to America by slave ship are the focus of the documentary "Descending."

“Descending”: The descendants of the survivors of the Clotilda, the last ship that transported enslaved Africans to the United States, set out to reclaim their history amid the ship’s discovery in this up-and-coming documentary. On Netflix October 21.

“Raymond and Ray”: When their father dies, two half-brothers (Ewan MacGregor, Ethan Hawke) discover that his will requires them to bury him – and dig his grave. Maribel Verdu co-stars in this dramatic comedy. On Apple TV+ October 21.

Eddie Redmayne, left, and Jessica Chastain star in "The good nurse."

“The Good Nurse”: An intensive care nurse (Jessica Chastain) struggles to understand that her former friend and colleague (Eddie Redmayne) is behind the deaths of hundreds of patients. Kim Dickens, Malik Yoba and Noah Emmerich co-star in this drama based on a true story. On Netflix October 26.

“Argentina, 1985”: Two lawyers set out to prosecute the leaders of Argentina’s military dictatorship for their crimes against the people in this drama based on a true story, Argentina’s official bid for the 2023 Oscar for Best International Film. On Amazon Prime Video October 21.

Lawyers are trying to hold Argentina's military dictatorship accountable for its crimes in

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