This Halloween weekend features the release of several new movies in theaters, including the very timely “Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”, a new comedic take on the zombie film genre. Other new releases include “Burnt”, a comedy/drama starring Bradley Cooper as a temperamental chef, and “Our Brand is Crisis”, which stars acclaimed actors Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton as political campaign rivals working in Bolivia during the 2002 presidential election. The much buzzed about movies “Room”—about a mother and son confined to live in a windowless room—and “Truth”—which stars Cate Blanchett as CBS news journalist and producer Mary Mapes—are also playing in select theaters in the area this weekend. Read more about today’s new releases below, and leave a comment at the bottom letting us know what you’ll be watching.
“Burnt”: This dramedy directed by John Wells stars Bradley Cooper as Adam Jones, a celebrity chef who lost it all thanks to his bad behavior and drug addiction. With the help of Helene (Sienna Miller), he returns to London to get his act back together and open up a three-star restaurant. Runtime: 101 minutes. Rated R for language throughout.
“Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse”: This horror comedy directed by Christopher Landon follows three boy scouts about to go on their last camping trip, when they suddenly find themselves having to use their skills to save their town from a zombie outbreak. Runtime: 93 minutes. Rated R for zombie violence and gore, sexual material, graphic nudity, and language throughout.
“Our Brand is Crisis”: Directed by David Gordon Green, this drama follows Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock), an American political campaign organizer sent to war-torn South America to help Pedro Gallo win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. She finds herself pitted against her arch rival Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), who is the political consultant for Gallo’s competitor. Runtime: 107 minutes. Rated R for language including some sexual references.
Other movies opening in St. Louis:
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