Movies Released October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Rafe has an epic imagination...and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do's and don'ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo hatch a plan to break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct. It's Ferris Bueller meets Home Alone as their battle with Principal Dwight explodes into chaos both real and imagined. But Dwight displays his own fiendish creativity, striking back at the rulebreakers. Meanwhile, Rafe struggles to hide his misbehavior from Jeanne, the straight-A, overachieving girl of his dreams, and at home, his mother's boyfriend -- a moochy, jack-of-no-trades named Bear -- threatens to become his stepfather.
Isabela Moner, Thomas Barbusca, Hubbel Palmer, Efren Ramirez, Steve Carr, Leopoldo Gout, Susan Cartsonis, Lauren Graham
Drama Teen
Nationwide
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Girl on the Train

In the thriller, Rachel (Emily Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
Luke Evans, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez, Marc Platt, Erin Cressida Wilson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Jared LeBoff
Thriller Adaptation
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
110 mins

The Birth of a Nation

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
Armie Hammer, Nate Parker, Jackie Earle Haley, Preston L. Holmes, Jason Michael Berman, Aaron L. Gilbert, Kevin Turen, Gabrielle Union
Drama Historical Period
Nationwide
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

The Late Bloomer

Dr. Pete Newmans (Johnny Simmons) is a successful sex therapist whose practice is devoted to helping people re-channel their sexual impulses. When his doctors discover a pituitary tumor that has delayed his onset of puberty for 15 years, Pete undergoes what would normally be years of puberty in a matter of weeks. Mood swings, voice changes, acne and, of course, near uncontrollable erections greet Pete as he tries to navigate life as both a horny 15 year-old kid and a 30 year-old desperate to be a complete man and get the girl of his dreams.
Johnny Simmons, J.K. Simmons, Jane Lynch, Kevin Pollak, Broderick Johnson, Kumail Nanjiani, Andrew Kosove, Paul Kaplan
Drama Comedy Adaptation
45 mins

Voyage of Time

Voyage of Time is a celebration of the earth, displaying the whole of time, from the birth of the universe to its final collapse. This film examines all that went to prepare the miracle that stands before us now. Science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and the minute life systems of our planet – all come together in Malick’s most ambitious film to date.
Brad Pitt, Terrence Malick, Bill Pohlad
Documentary IMAX
96 mins

Phantasm: Remastered

Since its release in 1979, director Don Coscarelli’s epic tale of The Tall Man, his deadly silver Sentinel Spheres, and group the small town friends who must band together to stop his dimension-hopping schemes has captivated and terrified horror and sci-fi fans around the world.
Angus Scrimm, Don Coscarelli, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister
Suspense Horror
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
87 mins

The Lennon Report

The unheard true story of the moments after John Lennon was shot as seen through the eyes of those who lived it. Alan Weiss, an ambitious young news producer, finds himself in a position to break the biggest story of the year following a violent motorcycle accident. The emergency department at Roosevelt Hospital discovers a John Doe shooting victim is the world’s biggest rock star and struggles to keep the news quiet while working to save his life.
David Zayas, Jeremy Profe, Walter Vincent, Richard Kind, Evan Jonigkeit, Adrienne C. Moore, Stephen Spinella, Devin Ratray
Drama
97 mins

Phantasm: Ravager

For 37 years, audiences have followed small town friends Reggie, Mike, and Jody in their quest to stop the evil, dimension-hopping schemes of The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm in his final performance) and his armada of killer Sentinel Spheres. Now, Don Coscarelli’s acclaimed horror/sci-fi Phantasm franchise comes to a close in a truly epic finale, a multi-dimensional battle across multiple timelines, alien planets, and altered realities, where no less than the fate of Earth is on the line.
Angus Scrimm, David Hartman, Don Coscarelli, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister
Horror
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
99 mins

The Great Gilly Hopkins

A feisty foster kid’s outrageous scheme to be reunited with her birth mother has unintended consequences in The Great Gilly Hopkins, an entertaining film for the entire family. Gilly Hopkins (Sophie Nélisse) has seen more than her share of foster homes and has outwitted every family she has lived with. In an effort to escape her new foster mother Mamie Trotter’s (Kathy Bates) endless loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the ploy blows up in Gilly’s face it threatens to ruin the only chance she’s ever had to be part of a real family.
Julia Stiles, Stephen Herek, William Teitler, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, Sophie Nelisse, Octavia Spencer, David Paterson
Drama Adaptation Family
93 mins

The Greasy Strangler

The Los Angeles-set tale follows Ronnie, a man who runs a Disco Walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden. When a sexy, alluring woman comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also signals the appearance of an oily, slimy inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent, soon dubbed ‘The Greasy Strangler.’
Jim Hosking, Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo
Comedy Thriller Horror
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Better Off Single

A NYC dating comedy that follows one man's hallucination-fueled, post-breakup quest to find new love... and himself.
Benjamin Cox, Aaron Tveit, Abby Elliott, Lauren Miller Rogen, Kal Penn, Chris Elliott, Lewis Black, Shane McRae
Comedy
Limited
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The Alchemist Cookbook

Young outcast Sean has isolated himself in a trailer in the woods, setting out on alchemic pursuits, with his cat Kaspar as his sole companion. Filled with disdain for authority, he’s fled the daily grind and holed up in the wilderness, escaping a society that has no place for him. But when he turns from chemistry to black magic to crack nature’s secret, things go awry and he awakens something far more sinister and dangerous.
Joel Potrykus, Amari Cheatom, Ty Hickson
Drama
New York
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
93 mins

Blinky Bill: The Movie

An adventurous young koala embarks on a journey across the wild and dangerous Australian outback in the hope of finding his missing father, but he soon discovers that there is more to being a hero than meets the eye.
Rufus Sewell, Deane Taylor, Toni Collette, Alexs Stadermann, Ryan Kwanten, David Wenham, Deborah Mailman, Richard Roxburgh
Family Kids Animation
Limited
1 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Blue Jay

Follows two former high school sweethearts. They return to their tiny California hometown and meet by chance, reflecting on their shared past through the lens of their differently dissatisfied presents.
Alex Lehmann, Mark Duplass, Sarah Paulson
Drama Romance
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The 13th

Chronicles the history of racial inequality in the United States, examining how our country has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with the majority of prisoners being African-American. From the rebirth of the KKK to the Black Lives Matter movement, director Ava DuVernay traces the history of racism in the U.S. and how such fear and division facilitate a system that drives such mass criminalization.
Ava DuVernay
Documentary
VOD / Digital
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
84 mins

Under the Shadow

Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her family live amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war, a period known as The War of the Cities. Accused of subversion by the post-Revolution government and blacklisted from medical college, she falls into a state of malaise. With Tehran under the constant threat of aerial bombardment, her husband (Bobby Naderi) is drafted and sent to the frontlines by the army, leaving Shideh all alone to protect their young daughter, Dorsa (Avin Manshadi). Soon after he leaves, a missile hits their apartment building and while failing to explode, a neighbor dies under mysterious circumstances and Dorsa’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic.

Shideh finds herself slowly drawn into the ensuing turmoil, struggling to cling onto what is real and what is not. Searching for answers, she learns from a superstitious neighbor that the cursed missile might have brought with it Djinn – malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits that travel on the wind. Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess Dorsa, Shideh has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.
Bobby Naderi, Avin Manshadi, Ray Haratian, Soussan Farrokhnia, Babak Anvari, Narges Rashidi, Hamidreza Djavdan
Thriller Horror
94 mins

London Town

When fifteen-year-old Shay (Daniel Huttlestone) hears the music of The Clash for the first time, it’s a revelation, opening up a new world of social consciousness and anti-establishment defiance beyond anything he’s known in his dead-end London suburb. Drawn into the heart of the city’s burgeoning punk scene, he forges two relationships that will change his life, falling in love with rebellious cool girl Vivian (Nell Williams) and finding an unexpected connection with none other than The Clash’s electrifying frontman, Joe Strummer (Jonathan Rhys Meyers).
Tom Hughes, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dougray Scott, Derrick Borte, Natasha McElhone, Daniel Huttlestone
Drama Music
Limited
2 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Friday, October 7