If you're looking for a white knuckle thrill ride, "Papillon" seems like just the ticket. The remake of the 1973 prison escape drama stars Rami Malek and Charlie Hunnan as inmates sent to a penal colony in French Guyana.
I missed the screening for this one, but the trailer looks really good.
If I was looking for a deep dive at the theater this weekend, this would be my pick.
Papillon is rated PG.
Also opening Friday, the futuristic drama "A.X.L." OK - this one seems a little out there, but let me walk you through it.
Axl is a robotic dog discovered hiding in the desert by a down-on-his-luck teenage motocross rider named Miles. What Miles doesn't know is A.X.L. is really a high-tech weapon developed by the feds.
But when rogue military scientists want their high-tech pet back, Axl's new owner will go to any lengths to protect his metallic man's best friend. I am on the fence about this one, but if you like dogs and motocross - then, why not?
Axl is also rated PG.
Finally the movie I have been waiting months to see: the adults-only puppet comedy "The Happytime Murders."
The raunchy film appears to be sort of a cross between Sesame Street and Avenue Q, and I stress: It Is Not For Kids!
It stars Melissa McCarthy as a tough LA detective who teams up with a puppet partner to solve a series of muppet murders.
The late great Jim Henson's son Brian directs.
How far did he go? From the looks of the trailer, "The Happytime Murders" really push the envelope. I cannot wait to see it.
It's rated R, and I repeat - it's not for young kids.
Note: Trailer below contains explicit language.