You have a lot of entertainment options for this weekend, but there's nothing like seeing a film on the big screen. Want to know what new movies to see this weekend? We’ve got you covered!
This column is our regular guide to all the new film releases opening each week, from blockbusters to indies bursting with new talent and eye-opening documentaries. Here’s everything new in theaters for the weekend of September 27.
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Renée Zellweger brings the troubled and brilliant Judy Garland back to the big screen in astonishing fashion for this biopic. JUDY follows the last year in the life of one of the great Hollywood icons. Garland had become successful as a vaudeville singer and dancer, then, in her teens, became ultra-famous as an actor. Being in films like THE WIZARD OF OZ and A STAR IS BORN didn't quite prepare her for real life, however, and Garland's later days were far from glamorous. JUDY, based on Peter Quilter's stage play "End of the Rainbow," picks up just as she has a new flush of success, for a story that captures every facet of one of the great movie stars.
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Many young people dream of making a monster friend, and, in the animated adventure ABOMINABLE, Shanghai resident Yi (Chloe Bennet) gets the chance when she finds a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building. Yi keeps her cool, befriends the snowy-white giant, and nicknames him “Everest.” Soon she and a few friends are globe-trotting with the snowman, in the hopes of reuniting him with his lost family. There’s just one problem: A wealthy collector (Eddie Izzard) wants Everest for his own, and has hired a zoologist (Sarah Paulson) to help him pursue Yi and her friends. We spoke to the film's writer/director, Jill Culton, to learn all about the creation of the film. Read that interview and see exclusive concept art here.
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The documentary WHERE'S MY ROY COHN? exhumes the history of Roy Cohn, the notorious lawyer whose early career days were spent advising the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy, and who eventually became the personal counsel and "fixer" for Donald Trump, a quote from whom gives this movie its title. This is a peek into the darker nakedly ambitious corners of power and politics, where the only strategy, no matter the issue, was to go on the attack.
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It seems impossible that we're celebrating the 25th anniversary of "Friends," but now that the date is here, we're excited to revisit one of the great sitcoms. There was never a "Friends" movie, but that won't stop us from projecting a giant celebration of everything about the classic show and its depiction of the search for love and career and friendship. This three-night special event, taking place on September 23, September 28 and September 30, features different episodes on each night, along with never-before-seen behind the scenes footage. Your friends are always there for you, and on these three nights they'll be bigger and brighter than ever.