Remember those days when not many movies out in theaters? This is not one of those days! There are so many new movies out this weekend! Seventeen, to be exact. So let's get cracking.
Four new wide releases this week, though Tusk is more a mid-size release. Like the large sedan of movie releases. The Kevin Smith-directed horror film is a little early for Halloween, but maybe the fall weather has gotten you in the spirit? (You could always get a Pumpkin Spice Latte instead?) The biggest release of the week is the moderately well-reviewed The Maze Runner, starring Teen Wolf twink Dylan O'Brien. Though O'Brien is a good actor – far better than his filmography would suggest – our David Sims thinks this movie just doesn't quite go far enough to escape the young-adult ghetto.
This Is Where I Leave You also finally gets released this week after feeling like it's been out for ages. A 45% rating on Rotten Tomatoes doesn't exactly inspire confidence, but the cast is pretty impressive. You can find someone to love in this set of actors, right? Finally, Liam Neeson is doing his Taken/Unknown/The Grey thing in A Walk Among the Tombstones. If you liked the others, you'll probably like this one! You know what you're getting at this point.
In Limited Release
Bizarrely, there are 13 new limited releases out this weekend. It's not really some new fall trend – there are more small movies premiering over the next couple of weeks, sure, but nothing even close to this number. We're just gonna highlight a couple: first, the Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth. It played at Sundance and is enjoying a very healthy 98% approval rating on RT.
Streaming on Netflix
You guys like Silver Linings Playbook, right? Big critical and commercial hit? Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar-winning performance? Bradley Cooper doing his career-best work? Jacki Weaver looking concerned in a few scenes? Well, it's on Instant Watch now. So if you're hankering to watch an entire film designed to win its lead actress an Oscar that does some kind of cool things along the way, you now have that option!
Video on Demand
The surprisingly good Godzilla remake from earlier this year is on demand now. You won't feel anything for the human characters, but boy, will you have fun.
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