New Movies in Cinemas This Week
1 Hour, 45 Min.
Rated: R for strong bloody violence throughout, grisly images, language and some drug use.
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Description:The Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn’t over yet. Minutes after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all. Evil dies tonight. Directed by David Gordon Green (2018’s Halloween).
Hard Luck Love Song
1 Hour, 44 Min.
Rated: R for language throughout, drug use, some violence and sexual references.
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, Thriller
Description:Hard Luck Love Song follows Jesse (Michael Dorman), a charismatic but down on his luck troubadour who finds himself at an existential crossroads as bad choices catch up with him during an unexpected reunion with Carla (Sophia Bush), an old flame. The script is based on the song “Just Like Old Times” by acclaimed Americana singer/songwriter Todd Snider. The talented ensemble cast also features RZA, Dermot Mulroney, Brian Sacca, Melora Walters, and Academy Award nominated Eric Roberts. At its core, writer/director Justin Corsbie’s feature debut is a crime thriller wrapped in a modern day love story wrapped in a gritty, compelling character study.
1 Hour, 31 Min.
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Description:Set in a hidden rainforest of Latin America, Koati tells the story of three unlikely friends who embark on a journey to save their home, "The Land of Xo," and along the way discover that anyone, including themselves, can be the hero of their own story. The Land of Xo is where reality and fantasy meet - a place where real forces of nature intertwine with the magic and mysticism of our ancestors and our folklore. Among Xo's least "important" inhabitants is an orphaned coati named NACHI - a free-spirited, natural born rebel and loner. As an orphan, Nachi learned to be on his own and fend for himself. He is proud of his street-savvy smarts and doesn't think he needs anybody. Luckily, there are those in Xo who know even loners need a community. They include AMAYA, a quetzal bird and mother figure for Xo's misfit children. And BALAM, a wise black jaguar who is Xo's benevolent leader.
1 Hour, 52 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for thematic content and brief, strong language.
Description: Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of parents (Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton, Reed Birney and Ann Dowd) agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward. In Fran Kranz’s writing and directing debut, he thoughtfully examines their journey of grief, anger and acceptance by coming face-to-face with the ones who have been left behind.
The Last Duel
2 Hours, 32 Min.
Rated: R for strong violence including sexual assault, sexual content, some graphic nudity, and language
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Description: The Last Duel is a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France, directed by visionary filmmaker and four-time Academy Award nominee Ridley Scott (The Martian, Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, Thelma & Louise, Blade Runner). Starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck.
1 Hour, 47 Min.
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Description:The Rescue chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand. Using a wealth of never-before-seen material and exclusive interviews, E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin keep viewers on the edge of their seats as they bring alive one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times, shining a light on the high-risk world of cave diving, the astounding courage and compassion of the rescuers, and the shared humanity of the international community that united to save the boys.
Current Movies in Cinemas
*Dear Evan Hansen
2 Hours, 11 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for thematic material involving suicide, brief strong language and some suggestive reference
Genre: Drama, Musical
Description: The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. Co-starring Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Nik Dodani, Colton Ryan and Danny Pino. The film is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Wonder), and written for the screen by the show’s Tony winner Steven Levenson with music and lyrics by the show’s Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman)
1 Hour, 31 Min.
Rated: R for bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references.
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Description:For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO's Watchmen, Us) and his partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony's painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO's Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.
1 Hour, 55 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for strong fantasy violence throughout, language and crude/suggestive references
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Description:A bank teller discovers that he's actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.NPC is short for 'non-player character', in computer games. Alternatively known as Non Player Character, signifying that the character is computer code, rather than being controlled by a human.The movie is set in a fictional, intra-video-game locale called Free City. Its teaser trailer opens with an establishing shot of what is visibly Pittsburgh, however, and its remainder appears to have been filmed in the Boston area. Local landmarks such as Faneuil Hall and the 75 State Street complex are clearly visible. Alex Trebek's final cameo in a movie. Once released, the film will be dedicated in loving memory of him.
1 Hour, 46 Min.
Rated: R for some bloody violent images and sexuality/nudity.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Description:A childless couple, María and Ingvar discover a mysterious newborn on their farm in Iceland. The unexpected prospect of family life brings them much joy, before ultimately destroying them.
No Time to Die
2 Hours, 43 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, brief strong language and some suggestive material.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Description:In No Time To Die, James Bond (Daniel Craig) has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Co-starring Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris, with Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, and Ralph Fiennes as “M.”
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
2 Hours, 12 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence & action, language
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy, SciFi
Description:Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings" stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi's friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng'er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.
The Adams Family 2
1 Hour, 32 Min.
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Description:Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and overly consumed with 'scream time'. To reclaim their bond, they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. Their adventure across the United States takes them out of their element and into run-ins with their cousin Itt and other kooky characters.Trivia: Finn Wolfhard could not reprise his role as Pugsley Addams in this film due to his voice changing, so Javon 'Wanna' Walton was cast.
The Card Counter
1 Hour, 51 Min.
Rated: R for some disturbing violence, graphic nudity, language and brief sexuality.
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Description:The film, written and directed by Schrader, follows William Tell (Isaac), a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. Gaining backing from mysterious gambling financier La Linda, Tell takes Cirk with him on the road, going from casino to casino until the unlikely trio set their sights on winning the World Series of poker in Las Vegas. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
2 Hours, 6 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and drug abuse.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Description:The Eyes of Tammy Faye is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and ‘80s, Tammy Faye (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield), rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.
The French Dispatch
1 Hour, 48 Min.
Rated: R for graphic nudity, some sexual references and language.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Description:A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine". Stars Frances McDormand, Murray and Owen Wilson. Written and directed by Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, Isle of Dogs).
The Jesus Music
1 Hour, 48 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for some drug material/thematic elements
Genre: Music, Documentary
Description:This documentary reveals Jesus Music's untold story - from its humble beginnings at the Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California through its transformation into the multi-billion-dollar industry of Christian Contemporary Music today.
The Many Saints of Newark
Rated: R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual content and some nudity
Genre: Crime, Drama
Description:The Many Saints Of Newark is the feature film prequel to David Chase's groundbreaking award-winning HBO drama series 'The Sopranos.' Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark's history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family's hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities - and whose influence over his impressionable nephew will help make the teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we'll later come to know: Tony Soprano.
Rated: R for strong violence and disturbing material, graphic nudity, sexual content, and language.
Genre: Drama, SciFi, Thriller
Description:TITANE: Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Titane : A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys.Trivia: The film received a 9 minute standing ovation after its Cannes premiere.With this film, Julia Ducournau became the second female director and the fourth woman to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
1 Hour, 37 Min.
Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some strong language, disturbing material and suggestive references.
Genre: Action, SciFi, Thriller
Description:Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters, in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, and Woody Harrelson in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.