With the holiday season and awards season both fast approaching, this Friday will see the release of a lot of new movies, including two that have been highly anticipated by film fans for a while now. The first of those films is “Bridge of Spies”, a Cold War drama that is Steven Spielberg’s latest directorial effort. The other film is “Crimson Peak”, a gothic drama from another acclaimed director and writer, Guillermo del Toro. Also new in theaters this weekend and arriving just in time for Halloween is the more family-oriented “Goosebumps” movie, as well as the drama “Woodlawn”, about racial tensions on a high school football team in 1973 Alabama. Read more about those movies and this weekend’s other new releases below.
“Bridge of Spies”: Directed by Steven Spielberg, this drama set during the Cold War stars Tom Hanks as James B. Donovan, an insurance lawyer who is hired by the CIA to negotiate a trade between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the latter having imprisoned an American pilot whose plane was shot down, and the former possessing a KGB officer arrested for espionage. Runtime: 141 minutes. Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language.
“Crimson Peak”: Directed by Guillermo del Toro, this gothic drama follows Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), a young writer with a tragic past who is swept off her feet by a mysterious stranger, Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). She marries him and goes to live with him and his sister (Jessica Chastain), and soon finds herself trying to unravel the mystery of their haunted home. Runtime: 119 minutes. Rated R for bloody violence, some sexual content and brief strong language.
“Goosebumps”: This family adventure directed by Rob Letterman and inspired by the popular book series by R.L. Stine actually has Jack Black playing Stine, whose monsters are, in fact, real. Stine keeps them locked up in their books, but when Zach (Dylan Minnette)—the new kid next door—and his friend Champ (Ryan Lee) accidentally unlock one of the books, they team up with Stine and his daughter Hannah (Odeya Rush) to restore order. Runtime: 103 minutes. Rated PG for scary and intense creature action and images, and for some rude humor.
“Woodlawn”: This drama directed by Jon and Andrew Erwin is set in 1973. Led by coach Tandy Geralds (Nic Bishop), the Woodlawn High School football team in Birmingham, Alabama have a huge winning streak that leads to the rise of African-American player Tony Nathan (Caleb Castille), a gifted young man who struggles to balance his faith with the racism he encounters. Runtime: 123 minutes. Rated PG for thematic elements including some racial tension/violence.
Other movies opening in St. Louis:
· “Beasts of No Nation”
· “Time Out of Mind”
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