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New Movies This Weekend: October 25

The Big Picture: New Movies to Watch for the Week Ending October 25

The Big Picture: New Movies to Watch This Weekend

(10/23/2019)

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 are coming out, and which movies to watch this weekend? We’ve got you covered!

This column is our regular guide to all the best new movies 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 October 25.

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New Movies to Watch This Weekend

Black and Blue

Black and Blue

[Image Credit: Screen Gems / Sony Pictures]


Naomie Harris stars in BLACK AND BLUE as a rookie cop who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. That's problem number one, and from there things get complicated, as she realizes that the killing was perpetrated by corrupt cops. That leads to an alliance with an unlikely community member (played by Tyrese Gibson) and a three-way chase involving Harris, the rogue cops, and criminals who are out for revenge.

Countdown

Countdown

[Image Credit: STX Films]


Think of COUNTDOWN like a cautionary tale about relying too much on your phone, with a deadly twist. Elizabeth Lail stars as a young nurse who downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die. She really shouldn't be surprised, then, when the app tells her she only has three days to live. As her last hours tick away, she's got to find a way to save her own life, while being haunted by a mysterious figure.

The Current War: Director's Cut

The Current War: Director's Cut

[Image Credit: 101 Studios]


We're endlessly fascinated by stories of the formative era in American business and technology. THE CURRENT WAR explores the surprisingly bitter and intricate battle between Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), with Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult) caught in the middle. The two titans of invention engaged in a public war to determine whose electrical system would be presented at the Chicago World’s Fair, and therefore which would go on to power the world. Tom Holland and Katherine Waterston are also featured, all under the direction of ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL filmmaker Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

Western Stars

Western Stars

[Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures]


Superficially, WESTERN STARS is a concert film, in which Bruce Springsteen, backed by a 30-piece orchestra, plays songs from his country-leaning latest album. In fact, the movie, which Springsteen co-directed, is much more. WESTERN STARS is an intimate personal reflection that touches on all the signature subjects and compulsions of the musician's career, and stands as the definitive guide to Springsteen's philosophy, and his outlook on American life.

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Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit

[Image Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures]


JOJO RABBIT is a satirical comedy about a young boy who has conjured up Hitler as his imaginary friend, but this movie does not treat intolerance lightly. Young Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) lives in Germany, where he takes part in Nazi Youth activities and imagines conversations with a friendly but still fascist Fuhrer, played by writer/director Taika Waititi, who last made THOR: RAGNAROK. Jojo might already be having doubts about the path he is being put upon — and then he discovers that his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their home.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

[Image Credit: Walt Disney Pictures]


In 2014, MALEFICENT told the previously unknown backstory of the dark queen who cursed Princess Aurora in Disney's animated classic, SLEEPING BEAUTY. Now Angelina Returns to play Maleficent once again, in MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL. Aurora (Elle Fanning) has come into her own, and the human and fairy kingdoms have found common ground. The Princess is even about to marry Prince Phillip (Harris Dickinson). There's just one problem: Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer), the mother of Phillip, plans to use the wedding to start a war between humans and fairies, which means Ingrith will have to go through Maleficent to succeed.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

[Image Credit: A24]


What happens when you mix two very different personalities, a remote location, and many bottles of booze? Robert Eggers, who last made the creepy slow-burn horror film THE WITCH, casts Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as an irascible old lighthouse keeper and his new assistant. The two only have to get along for a month, but their personality clash is amplified by the rugged, inhospitable environment. And then, when things are already pretty bleak, the two men start to drink. You've never seen anything like the way these two actors square off against one another in THE LIGHTHOUSE, as reality unravels around their characters.

Zombieland: Double Tap

Zombieland: Double Tap

[Image Credit: Sony Pictures]


Living with family is never easy, especially when the group in question is a ragtag group of survivors trying to stay alive years after a plague of zombies wiped out civilization. The primary cast and filmmakers of ZOMBIELAND return for DOUBLE TAP, which finds the characters holed up in the White House, before they're drawn back out on the road. A clash between Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) and Wichita (Emma Stone) causes Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) to run off with a strange hippie. The rest of the crew follows, and has to deal with new zombies and other survivors. And then they meet Nevada (Rosario Dawson), a zombie hunter whose zest for destroying the undead outdoes even the enthusiastic Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson).

Parasite

Parasite

[Image Credit: NEON]


The new film from OKJA and SNOWPIERCER director Bong Joon-ho follows the members of a poor family who all stretch the truth and use some conniving tricks in order to get jobs in an upscale family household. Their actions come back to haunt them in shockingly unpredictable ways as the symbiotic relationship between the two families breaks down. After winning the top award at the Cannes Film Festival, PARASITE has become an awards front-runner.

Gemini Man

Gemini Man

[Image Credit: Paramount Pictures]


In GEMINI MAN, Will Smith stars as the world’s deadliest assassin, who is forced to battle his younger, and more deadly, clone, played by a CGI Will Smith. As the two get closer to one another, they begin to uncover secrets about how this happened, and why it happened to them. Directed by Ang Lee (LIFE OF PI), who shot the film in native 3D and at a high frame rate of 120 frames per second, for an unparalleled cinematic experience.

Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory

[Image Credit: Sony Pictures Classics]


The latest movie from master filmmaker Pedro Almodovar reunites the Spanish director with Antonio Banderas (THE SKIN I LIVE IN) and Penelope Cruz (BROKEN EMBRACES) for a semi-autobiographical drama. Salvador Mallo (Banderas) is an aging filmmaker whose best days might truly be behind him. His health in decline, Mallo calls upon an old actor friend (Asier Etxiandia) for a visit, during which the filmmaker’s past returns to haunt him as he reflects on a series of significant moments and encounters from his personal history. With a stellar performance from Banderas, Pain and Glory reflects on life with Almodovar's signature sense of humor and melodrama.

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

[Image Credit: MGM]


That creepy, kooky, spooky family is back in their first animated film. An impressive voice cast, which includes Oscar Issac as Gomez, Charlize Theron as his wife, Morticia, and Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester, brings THE ADDAMS FAMILY to life, with designs closely based on the original cartoons by Charles Addams. While their looks are old-school, the story finds the classic characters updated for the 21st century as they face off against a reality TV host while also struggling to survive their move to (gulp) New Jersey.

Jexi

Jexi

[Image Credit: CBS Films / Lionsgate]


In the clever comedy JEXI, Adam Devine stars as a guy with no friends and a mind-numbing job. He does, however, have a very deep crush on an unusual individual: His smartphone’s AI (Rose Byrne), which is life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader all rolled into one. But what happens when the AI, Jexi, becomes too attached to her owner? This high-spirited comedic counterpart to Spike Jonze's movie HER comes from the writer-directors of BAD MOMS.



Come back next week for more new movies!