New This Week in Theater, October 15, 2015

 Bridge of Spies (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Scott Shepherd

An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union.

 Goosebumps (PG)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Odeya Rush, Jack Black, Amy Ryan

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.

 Crimson Peak (R)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.

 Truth (R)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace

Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush’s military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

 Experimenter (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Taryn Manning

Famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.

 Room (R)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Brie Larson, Emma Donoghue, William H. Macy

After 5-year old Jack and his Ma escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world.

 Woodlawn (PG)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Sean Astin, Jon Voight, C. Thomas Howell

A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.

 Tab Hunter Confidential (NR)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Tab Hunter, Allan Glaser, Neil Koenigsberg

The story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s.

 Beasts of No Nation (NR)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Idris Elba, Ama Abebrese, Abraham Attah

A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

 A Ballerina’s Tale (NR)
Opened on Wednesday, October 14
Starring: Misty Copeland

A feature documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise, her potentially career ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world.

 Momentum (NR)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, James Purefoy

Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase between Alex and a master assassin. Now she must uncover the lies behind the heist and discover the secrets behind the men who have made her a target.

 Mi America (R)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Robert Fontaine, Brad Lee Wind, Michael Brainard

A hate-crime has been committed in a the small city of Braxton, N.Y. Five migrant laborers have been beaten, shot, then ditched. This will upset the delicate balance of an ethnically diverse populace.

 Wind Walkers (R)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Zane Holtz, Glen Powell, Phil Burke

With one of their own missing, a group of friends travel to the remote Florida everglades where they discover that an ancient, malevolent curse is tracking them.

 Unnatural (R)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: James Remar, Sherilyn Fenn, Ron Carlson

Global climate change prompts a scientific corporation to genetically modify Alaskan polar bears with horrific and deadly results.

 Bastard (R)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Ryan Shoos, Tonya Kay, Micah Fitzgerald

Five strangers – newlywed serial killers, a suicidal cop, and two runaways – become suspect and victim when a masked murderer makes its presence known in an isolated mountain town.

 Lumberjack Man (R)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Michael Madsen, Hector Becerra, Jasmin Carina

As the staff of Good Friends Church Camp prepares for a spring break filled with “Fun Under the Son”, a demon logger rises from his sap boiler to wreak his vengeance and feast on flapjacks soaked in the blood of his victims.

  Tales of Halloween (R)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Booboo Stewart, Ben Woolf, Barry Bostwick, Greg Grunberg, Sam Witwer

Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

 All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (NR)
Opens on Friday, October 16
Starring: Russ Solomon, Chris Cornell, Heidi Cotler, Chuck D.

‘All Things Must Pass’ is a documentary that explores the rise and fall of Tower Records, and its legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

Synopsis by IMDB.

 

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