In Our Theaters - Current Reviews
Week of October 2-October 8
BLACK MASS R/Drama/Dir: Scott Cooper (Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson) Two boys from South Boston grew up together and each went their separate ways. James “Whitey” Bulger became the head of the Irish mob. John Connolly became a ranking member of the Boston branch of the FBI. Their past was the same, their future is different, but they are always intertwined.
EVEREST PG-13/Action/Dir: Baltasar Kormákur (Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright) On May 10, 1996, climbers prepare to summit Mt. Everest. With virtually no warning a storm strikes and the climbers must try to survive – if they can.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 PG/Animated Comedy/Dir: Genndy Tartakovsky (Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez) Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pureblood – and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!
THE INTERN PG-13/Comedy/Dir: Nancy Meyers (Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo) A widower decides at age 70 to get back in the game and gets an internship at an online site devoted to fashion.
THE MARTIAN PG-13/Dramatic Action/Dir: Ridley Scott (Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig) A team sent to Mars encounters catastrophic system failures and must leave the planet shortly after they arrive. Unfortunately that means leaving one of their own who is presumed dead. As it turns out he is alive and he must alert Earth to his predicament and figure a way to survive alone on a hostile world until help can come to his rescue.
MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS PG-13/Action/Dir: Wes Ball (Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster) In this next chapter of the “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD.
MISTRESS AMERICA R/Drama/Dir: Noah Baumbach (Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke) A lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned, is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke — a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town. She is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.
SICARIO R/Action/Dir: Denis Villeneuve (Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro) A task force is assembled to battle drug lords along the U.S. and Mexican border. An idealistic young FBI agent finds herself on the team and gets more than she bargained for.
THE VISIT PG-13/Horror/Dir: M. Night Shyamalan (Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan) Two kids go to visit their grandparents for the first time and decide to film the experience. Everything seems normal except for the rule that no one is to leave their room after 9:30 p.m. When they do, things get strange.
A WALK IN THE WOODS R/Dramatic Comedy/Dir: Ken Kwapis (Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson) Bill Bryson, instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and large happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail. He is joined by his old friend Katz, a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer. Now they’re about to find out that when you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins.
WAR ROOM PG/Drama/Dir: Alex Kendrick (Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie) A mother and father seem headed for divorce and the daughter is simply collateral damage. Through the help of a wise neighbor and the power of prayer the family is brought back together.