There are plenty of new movies in theaters this weekend to check out. Those who are looking for some supernatural fare leading up to Halloween should see the action-packed fantasy film “The Last Witch Hunter”, starring Vin Diesel, or “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension”, which is the sixth film in the popular found footage horror franchise. Other new movies include the music drama “Jem and the Holograms”, which is based on the cartoon of the same name, and “Rock the Kasbah”, a comedy featuring an all-star cast led by Bill Murray. The already acclaimed biopic “Steve Jobs” also expands to theaters nationwide this weekend after a successful run in limited release. The drama stars Michael Fassbender as the late Apple founder. Read more about those movies and this weekend’s other new releases below, and leave a comment at the bottom letting us know what you’re watching.
“Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension”: The sixth and supposedly last installment in the horror franchise is directed by Gregory Plotkin and follows a couple and their young daughter, who find an old video camera and set of tapes in the garage of their new home. Their daughter soon begins exhibiting strange behavior, and the more they use the camera the more they are able to witness the supernatural occurrences happening around them. Available for viewing in 3D. Runtime: 88 minutes. Rated R for language and some horror violence.
“The Last Witch Hunter”: This fantasy adventure directed by Breck Eisner stars Vin Diesel as Kaulder, a witch hunter who is cursed by the Witch Queen (Julie Engelbrecht) with immortality, separating him from his mortal loved ones forever. Centuries go by, and Kaulder is one of the last of the witch hunters, spending his time finding and slaying rogue witches—until the Witch Queen reemerges. Runtime: 106 minutes. Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images.
“Jem and the Holograms”: Directed by Jon Chu, this drama is based on the classic 80s cartoon of the same name, and follows an average girl (Aubrey Peeples) who becomes an overnight sensation after posting a video of her singing online. But when her newfound fame drives a rift between her and her sisters, she must embark on a journey of self-discovery. Runtime: 118 minutes. Rated PG for thematic material including reckless behavior, brief suggestive content and some language.
“Rock the Kasbah”: Directed by Barry Levinson, this comedy stars Bill Murray as music manager Richie Lanz, who discovers a teenage girl with an incredible voice while on tour in Afghanistan and proceeds to get her on the talent show “Afghan Star”. Also starring Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, and Bruce Willis. Runtime: 100 minutes. Rated R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence.
Other movies opening in St. Louis:
· “Steve Jobs”
· “Labyrinth of Lies”
· “Must Date the Playboy”
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre