October 2016: Coming to Theaters

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Happy October! We’ve got some scary movies, of course, but also some possible Oscar contenders, and some family fun, too. Here’s some of what I’m looking forward to this month.


Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

A boy rebels against his tyrannical principal in this warm-hearted comedy featuring “Gilmore Girls'” Lauren Graham, based on the James Patterson YA series.

The Girl On The Train

Emily Blunt stars in this film based on the international thriller by Paula Hawkins.

The Birth of a Nation

Nate Parker wrote, directed, and stars in the story of the bloodiest slave rebellion in the pre-Civil War era, led by Nat Turner, a slave/preacher.

American Honey

This festival favorite about young traveling salesman stars Shia LaBeouf.


Professor Deborah Lipstadt was sued by a self-proclaimed “historian” who insisted that there was no Nazi program to murder Jews, because she called him a “Holocaust denier.” The trial raised the deepest questions about how we can be certain about history. The movie, based on her book, stars Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall.


The Accountant

Ben Affleck stars as a high-functioning person with autism whose extraordinary skill with numbers makes him very valuable to some very dangerous people.


Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Tom Cruise is back as the itinerant veteran with a passion for justice and a knack for trouble.

Keeping Up With The Joneses

An action comedy about an ordinary suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher) have new neighbors who are impossibly glamorous and possibly spies (John Hamm and Gal Gadot).


American Pastoral

Philip Roth’s novel about the culture clash between the generations in the 1960’s is now a movie directed by and starring Ewan McGregor.


Tom Hanks returns as Harvard professor Robert Langdon, in another race to save the world, based on Dan Brown’s book.

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