Cool new movie choices this weekend include Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in First Man, a Halloween treat with Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, Bad Times at the El Royale mystery-thriller with Dakota Johnson and Jon Hamm, and Timothée Chalamet plays a troubled son to Steve Carrell in Beautiful Boy.
Biography | Drama | History
What it’s about: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Who’s in it: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Horror
What it’s about: Halloween comes to life in a comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books.
Directed by: Ari Sandel
Who’s in it: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jack Black, Madison Iseman, Ken Jeong
Bad Times at the El Royale
Mystery | Thriller
What it’s about: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption – before everything goes to hell.
Directed by: Drew Goddard
Who’s in it: Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Manny Jacinto
Beautiful Boy – [Limited]
Biography | Drama
What it’s about: Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
Directed by: Felix Van Groeningen
Who’s in it: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Christian Convery
Bigger – [Limited]
What it’s about: The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of fitness as we now know it, Joe and Ben Weider. Facing anti-Semitism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire and inspire future generations.
Directed by: George Gallo
Who’s in it: Julianne Hough, Kevin Durand, Colton Haynes, Tyler Hoechlin
The Oath – [Limited]
Action | Comedy | Thriller
What it’s about: In a politically divided America, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.
Directed by: Ike Barinholtz
Who’s in it: Billy Magnussen, Tiffany Haddish, Max Greenfield, Ike Barinholtz
The Happy Prince – [Opens 10/10]
Biography | Drama
What it’s about: The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.
Directed by: Rupert Everett
Who’s in it: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan