BLACK SUNDAY
Israeli commando Robert Shaw, as firm of chin as ever, outwits Marthe Keller, an unflinching Arab terrorist, and perennial psycho Bruce Dern, who are hell-bent on making sure there is no tomorrow for 80,000 Super Bowl fans. The blimp-bombing finale is a little overinflated, but this terrifying trip from the alleys of Beirut to a hyped-up Miami is an all-pro suspense chiller. (R)

MOHAMMAD, MESSENGER OF GOD
The religious tract that so upset the D.C. Muslims suggests that Mohammad bored all those converts into submission, assisted by a drowsy Irene Papas and a stupefied Anthony Quinn. The film hardly does justice to an important and fascinating story but was clearly intended to be reverent, not blasphemous. (PG)

RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY
Based on one of the few children's classics that escaped the Disney organization, this feature-length cartoon has 16 original songs by Joe Raposo, once Sesame Street's composer-in-residence. It also has one live actor—director Richard Williams' daughter Claire—who plays Ann and Andy's owner. (G)

SLAP SHOT
Player-coach Paul Newman incites his third-rate hockey team into storm-trooping maniacs. His dialogue is nearly as blue as his eyes, but the team and the movie end up winners. (R)

FUN WITH DICK AND JANE
Ironically enough, the only impact social critic Jane Fonda makes in this thudding satire on American capitalism is by looking gorgeous. If you're not devoted to her or co-star George Segal, a pointlessly vulgar toilet scene is reason enough to skip this. (PG)

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
Maudlin malarky, postcard photography and calypso Muzak make this version of Hemingway's last book hard to take. But George C. Scott—who magnificently conceals his professed dislike of acting—deftly portrays a restive, Papa-like sculptor languishing in the Bahamas. (PG)

THE LATE SHOW
A paunchy, old-school private eye, Art Carney, teams with an L.A. loonie, Lily Tomlin, to solve one last grimy case. A quirky chemistry develops between the hard-boiled and the flipped-out. You like them. (PG)

BOUND FOR GLORY
Folk singer Woody Guthrie (David Carradine) travels the hobo route from Texas to California. Glowing and reverently shot, it rates as the Elvira Madigan of the Depression. (PG)

WELCOME TO L.A.
Comely cast (Keith Carradine, Sally Kellerman, Geraldine Chaplin, Lauren Hutton, Sissy Spacek) couples and uncouples in what is essentially producer Robert Altman's "Nashville-West." (R)

FELLINI'S CASANOVA
A bizarrely made up Donald Sutherland as the all-time rake comes off a chilly fop pawing through a cast of thousands in the misty regions of the director's imagination. Two-and-a-half hours of sensory overload. (R)