[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – October 4, 2019

If you’re looking for some oddball movies to get you in the Halloween spirit this weekend, not only is there the new Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix, but there is a documentary about a clown in Florida that parents can hire to scare their misbehaving children, as well as a Natalie Portman film about an astronaut who starts to lose touch with reality after returning to Earth. Even more than that will be available this weekend, so kick back and enjoy a weekend at the movies!

Joker (R)

Joker centers around an origin of the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Todd Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

Directed by Todd Phillips

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen

Release date: October 4

Lucy in the Sky (R)

Astronaut Lucy Cola returns to Earth after a transcendent experience during a mission to space, and begins to lose touch with reality in a world that now seems too small.

Directed by Noah Hawley

Starring: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens, Pearl Amanda Dickson

Release date: October 4

Pain & Glory (R)

A film director reflects on the choices he’s made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas, Julieta Serrano

Release date: October 4

Roger Waters – Us + Them

A look at Roger Waters’ 2017-2018 concert tour.

Directed by Sean Evans, Roger Waters

Starring: Rufat Aliyev, Farshid Azizi, Nikoo Bafti, Azzurra Caccetta, Jon Carin

Release date: October 2

War (NR)

The film follows an Indian soldier who is assigned to eliminate his former mentor, who had gone rogue.

Directed by Siddharth Anand

Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor, Anupriya Goenka, Dipannita Sharma

Release date: October 2

Wrinkles the Clown

In Florida, parents can hire Wrinkles the Clown to scare their misbehaving children.

Directed by Michael Beach Nichols

Release date: October 4

What new movies will you be seeing in theaters this weekend?

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Tori Ann is a Midwest cosplayer, and has been cosplaying since 2014. Her many interests include superheroes, Disney, and all kinds of fantasy. Her first claims to nerd-dom were the anime Sailor Moon and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. She is also an avid runner and has completed several half-marathons.