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The Kitchen is a straight adaptation of the Vertigo comic book series about a trio of gangsters’ wives in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s. After their Irish-American husbands are thrown into the slammer, they join forces to run the racket in their stead. Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss headline this violent gangland drama released, appropriately enough, through the company that specialized in such fare in the 1930s: Warner Bros. Andrea Berloff directs her own screenplay. Opening Wide.

Also opening this week:

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Brian Banks, The Kitchen, Dora and the City of Lost Gold, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, One Child Nation, American Heretics, ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas, After the Wedding, Dying to Survive, Ecco, Every Time I Die, Jabariya Jodi, Light of My Life, Nektronic, The Peanut Butter Falcon, This Changes Everything, The Tracker