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[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – October 18, 2019

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The new movies in theaters this weekend cover quite the spectrum of films. First off, there is the sequel to Disney’s Maleficent film, showing that even the fairytales we love can have another perspective to them. Another sequel out this weekend is to 2009’s Zombieland, giving fans another dose of zombie hunting. Also new are a number of foreign films, a thriller about two lighthouse keepers in 1980’s New England, a Jay and Silent Bob reboot, and much more!

By the Grace of God

The three men, friends of childhood, will cross, compare their personal experiences and question their life of couple, family and professional.

Directed by François Ozon

Starring: Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet, Swann Arlaud, Éric Caravaca, François Marthouret

Release date: October 18

The Captain

The film is based on a real-life incident in May 2018, when the cockpit windshield of a Sichuan Airlines flight shattered while the plane was flying 30,000 feet above the Tibetan Plateau. The co-pilot was sucked halfway out of the cockpit and passengers started losing consciousness due to low pressure, but the captain managed to land the plane safely.

Directed by Andrew Lau

Starring: Hanyu Zhang, Hao Ou, Jiang Du, Quan Yuan, Tain’ai Zhang

Release date: October 18

Cyrano, My Love (R)

December 1897, Paris. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already two children and a lot of anxieties. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin a new play, a heroic comedy, in verse, for the holidays. Only concern: it is not written yet. Ignoring the whims of actresses, the demands of his Corsican producers, the jealousy of his wife, the stories of his best friend’s heart and the lack of enthusiasm of all those around him, Edmond starts writing this piece which nobody believes. For now, he has only the title: “Cyrano de Bergerac”.

Directed by Alexis Michalik

Starring: Thomas Solivérès, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Tom Leeb, Lucie Boujenah

Release date: October 18

Greener Grass

Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field.

Directed by Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe

Starring: D’arcy Carden, Dot-Marie Jones, Neil Casey, Mary Holland, Beck Bennett

Release date: October 18

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (R)

Jay and Silent Bob return to Hollywood to stop a reboot of ‘Bluntman and Chronic’ movie from getting made.

Directed by Kevin Smith

Starring: Melissa Benoist, Matt Damon, Chris Hemsworth, Ben Affleck, Rosario Dawson

Release date: October 15

Jojo Rabbit (PG-13)

A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Directed by Taika Waititi

Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell

Release date: October 18

The Lighthouse (R)

The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Directed by Robert Eggers

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman

Release date: October 18

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG)

Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

Directed by Joachim Rønning

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sam Riley

Release date: October 18


Serendipity began as a book, published on the occasion of Prune Nourry’s solo show at the Guimet National Asian Art Museum in Paris in 2017. The French-born, New York-based artist has spent the majority of her artistic career creating work that deals with women’s bodies and female fertility. A recent breast cancer diagnosis led Nourry to create Serendipity-now in the form of a stunning first-person documentary-which captures the subsequent evolution of her body, her work, her soul, and her mind. This impassioned, beautiful film embodies the artist’s belief that everything is connected, coincidence is an illusion, and “the essentials to life really are health, love, and art.”

Directed by Prine Nourry

Starring: Prune Nourry, Agnès Varda

Release date: October 18 (Limited)

Zombieland: Double Tap (R)

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer

Starring: Zoey Deutch, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg

Release date: October 18

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

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