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Movies This Weekend: September 20

The Big Picture: All the New Movies on September 20

The Big Picture: All the Films in Theaters on September 20


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 20.

Ad Astra

Ad Astra

[Image Credit: 20th Century Fox]

Brad Pitt stars as Major Roy McBride, an astronaut whose father, played by Tommy Lee Jones, disappeared while on a mission in deep space almost two decades ago. While working on a massive antenna installation in orbit around Earth, a mysterious electrical surge destabilizes the platform and Roy plunges toward the planet below. Turns out, the surge may be related to Roy's father's mission. Soon, the younger McBride is speeding off into deep space in search of his father, with orders to learn about, and possibly shut down the old man's plan.

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

[Image Credit: Focus Features]

The smash television hit "Downton Abbey" returns as a grand motion picture event with the original cast and series creator Julian Fellowes all taking part. The Crawley family and their staff prepare for a massive moment: A visit from the King and Queen of England. In the mad days in which the Downton household prepares for the event, romance blooms and scandals erupt as relationships old and new are tested by the stress of the royal arrival.

Rambo: Last Blood

Rambo: Last Blood

[Image Credit: Lionsgate]

Sylvester Stallone's John Rambo has survived a one-man guerilla war in the Pacific Northwest, and battles in Cambodia, Afghanistan and Burma. Now his retirement at a ranch in Arizona is disturbed by the disappearance of a friend's daughter. Rambo goes back into action to retrieve the young woman, and his new mission takes him south of the border, and into battle with a vicious cartel. Will this actually be Rambo's last ride?

Friends 25th: The One With the Anniversary

Friends 25th Anniversary

[Image Credit: NBC]

It seems impossible that we're celebrating the 25th anniversay 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 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.

El Norte (35th Anniversary, Fathom)

El Norte

[Image Credit: Cinecom International / PBS]

After their family is killed in a government massacre, brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee Guatemala and embark on a perilous journey to the United States, in search of sanctuary. This film from SELENA director Gregory Nava is a timeless story about a struggle that is as relevant today as it was 35 years ago — and just as visually beautiful. Fathom brings this 35th Anniversary presentation back to theaters for one night only, on September 15.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

[Image Credit: Paramount Pictures]

As the starship Enterprise is being refitted, an alien presence is detected moving through space. The newly-promoted Admiral Kirk reclaims command of his old ship to investigate — and finds something no one on the Enterprise is prepared to deal with. The first cinematic outing in the long-running STAR TREK series has an epic scope and astonishing attention to detail in the ships and effects. Fathom Events brings this 40th Anniversary presentation of the original STAR TREK movie back to theaters for two nights only, on September 15 and 18.

Come back next week for more new movies!

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