Things are starting off with "The Maze Runner," adapted from the young adult novel by James Dashner. Opening wide this week, "The Maze Runner" follows a group of teens in a dystopian world, and the maze they confront. Our review finds it part "Lord of the Flies," part "Hunger Games" and part "Survivor."
Also out now are several film adaptations aimed at adults. "The Drop" is a Brooklyn gangster drama by Dennis Lehane (
Lawrence Block's bestselling Matthew Scudder series is the basis for the thriller "A Walk Among the Tombstones," starring
Then there's "The Scribbler," a dark sci-fi thriller based on the graphic novel by Dan Schaffer, starring
There's lighter fare too: "Hector and the Search for Happiness" is based on the international bestselling novel by Francois Lelord. The movie stars
Jonathan Tropper adapted his own novel for "This Is Where I Leave You," a comedic drama about a prickly family forced to sit shiva together as per their father's will. The movie stars
"Days and Nights" is an update of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" set in rural New England, written and directed by actor