Fall Movie Guide: Films being released from September through November

‘The Martian’

Matt Damon portrays an astronaut who faces seemingly insurmountable odds as he tries to find a way to subsist on a hostile planet in the movie “The Martian.”

(20th Century Fox)

The 2015 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 6. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell and Ed Stockly, are subject to change.

Sept. 9

Coming Home

During the last days of China’s Cultural Revolution, a political prisoner released from labor camp returns home to his wife only to find that she has amnesia. With Gong Li, Chen Daoming and Zhang Huiwen. Written and directed by Zhang Yimou. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics


Sept. 11

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown

Returning to active duty after the death of his partner, a detective uncovers corruption in his precinct and gets framed for murder. With Dean Ambrose, Roger Cross and Daniel Cudmore. Written by Bobby Lee Darby and Nathan Brookes. Directed by Stephen Reynolds. Lionsgate

90 Minutes in Heaven


A biographical drama about Don Piper, a pastor who was declared dead by rescue workers after a horrific auto accident but ultimately survived, claiming he had experienced heaven during the ordeal. With Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth. Written and directed by Michael Polish. Samuel Goldwyn Films

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The Beauty Inside

Each day, a man wakes up in a different body. While his age, gender, and nationality may change, his love for a woman who knows his secret endures. With Han Hyo-joo, Park Seo-jun, Juri Ueno and Lee Jin-uk. Directed by Baek. Well Go USA


A woman contending with vision loss begins writing salacious fictional stories that become fantasies of what her husband does when she’s not around. With Ellen Dorrit Petersen. Written and directed by Eskli Vogt. KimStim Films

A Brilliant Young Mind

A teenage math prodigy connects with an unconventional teacher and comes out of his shell while competing in an international mathematical competition. With Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins. Written by James Graham. Directed by Morgan Matthews. Samuel Goldwyn Films


Deep Web

Documentary detailing the story of the 30-year-old entrepreneur alleged to be “Dread Pirate Roberts,” creator and operator of online black market Silk Road. Narrated by Keanu Reeves. Written and directed by Alex Winter. Epix


After a tragic loss, an investigative reporter infiltrates an enigmatic commune in search of her next story. With Deborah Ann Woll, Luke Grimes and Ioan Gruffudd. Written by Gill Dennis and Tatia Pilieva. Directed by Pilieva. Monterey Media

Goodnight Mommy

When their mother returns home bandaged after cosmetic surgery, her 9-year-old twins start to doubt whether she’s who she says she is. With Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz and Lukas Schwarz. Written and directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz. In German with English subtitles. Radius


Three graduate students invent mind-reading technology that threatens to ruin their lives. With Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr and Amber Marie Bollinger. Written and directed by Khalil Sullins. Young Medium


Meet the Patels

A documentary following a first-generation Indian American who agrees to try his parents’ more traditional approach to finding love. Directed by Geeta Patel and Ravi Patel. Alchemy

The Perfect Guy

After a painful breakup, a successful lobbyist jumps into a passionate relationship with a charming stranger who may not be what he seems. With Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut. Written by Tyger Williams. Directed by David M. Rosenthal. Screen Gems

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Sleeping With Other People

Two New Yorkers with histories of infidelity and self-sabotage try being platonic friends. With Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie and Adam Scott. Written and directed by Leslye Headland. IFC Films

Time Out of Mind

Evicted from his squat, a homeless man wrestles with his demons and tries to connect with the daughter he abandoned. With Richard Gere, Ben Vereen and Jena Malone. Written and directed by Oren Moverman. IFC Films

The Visit

Sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip, a brother and sister discover that their relatives are up to no good. With Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould and Deanna Dunagan. Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Universal Pictures

Wolf Totem

A Beijing student sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia during the Cultural Revolution finds himself caught between the advance of civilization and the traditional way of life. With Feng Shaofeng, Shawn Dou and Ankhnyam Ragchaa. Written by Alain Godard, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Lu Wei and John Collee. Directed by Annaud. In Mandarin with English subtitles. In Imax. Columbia Pictures

Sept. 16

Pawn Sacrifice

A drama about the turbulent life of chess prodigy Bobby Fischer, including his high-profile rivalry with a Soviet counterpart at the height of the Cold War. With Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard. Written by Steven Knight. Directed by Edward Zwick. Bleecker Street

Sept. 18

About Ray

Three generations of a family living under one roof in New York adjust to a teen’s decision to transition from female to male. With Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon. Written by Nikole Beckwith. Directed by Gaby Dellal. The Weinstein Co.

Being Canadian

A documentary exploring Canadian culture and identity via a cross-country journey. Directed by Robert Cohen. Candy Factory Films

Black Mass

In 1970s South Boston, the Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger collaborates with the FBI to eliminate a common enemy in the Italian mob. With Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton and Benedict Cumberbatch. Written by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth. Directed by Scott Cooper. Warner Bros. Pictures


A bored 17-year-old French girl strikes up an all-consuming friendship with an uninhibited new transfer student. With Josephine Japy, Lou de Laage and Isabelle Carre. Written by Julien Lambroschini and Melanie Laurent. Directed by Laurent. In French with English subtitles. Film Movement


After being taken hostage in her own home by an escaped killer, a troubled suburban widow tries to reason with her captor with a Christian self-help book. With David Oyelowo, Kate Mara and Leonor Varela. Written by Brian Bird. Directed by Jerry Jameson. Paramount Pictures


When a virus transforms a bunch of grade-school kids into bloodthirsty savages, their oddball teachers band together to survive. With Elijah Wood, Alison Pill and Rainn Wilson. Written by Ian Brennan, Leigh Whannell and Josh C. Walker. Directed by Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion. Lionsgate Premiere


After their plane crashes off the coast of a deserted island, the members of an American soccer team attempt to survive harsh conditions and psychological trauma. With Nate Parker, Ethan Peck and Jessica Lowndes. Written by Parker, Mark Mavrothalasitis. Directed by Shyam Madiraju. Vertical Entertainment


A fact-based drama about two rival expeditions to the top of Mt. Everest that were struck by a massive blizzard in 1996. With Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and John Hawkes. Written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. In Imax and 3-D. Universal Pictures


After getting the unwelcome news that she’s pregnant, a 17-year-old girl tries to stay in on Halloween but is attacked by pint-size demons who want her baby. With Chloe Rose, Rossif Sutherland and Rachel Wilson. Written by Pascal Trottier. Directed by Bruce McDonald. IFC Midnight

The Martial Arts Kid

A troubled teen newly arrived in a Florida town learns martial arts to defend himself from bullying. With Jansen Panettiere, Don Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock. Written by Michael Baumgarten and Adam W. Marsh. Directed by Baumgarten. Traditionz Entertainment

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Having escaped from a massive maze into a postapocalyptic wasteland, a band of young survivors searches for clues to their predicament. With Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Written by T.S. Nowlin. Directed by Wes Ball. 20th Century Fox

The New Girlfriend

When her best friend dies, a young French woman reaches out to comfort the bereaved husband and discovers that he secretly enjoys dressing as a woman. With Romain Duris, Anais Demoustier and Raphael Personnaz. Written and directed by Francois Ozon. In French with English subtitles. Cohen Media Group

Peace Officer

A documentary about the increasing militarization of American police. Directed by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber. Submarine Deluxe / Gravitas Ventures


In the lawless area around the U.S.-Mexico border, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elite government task force for a clandestine mission. With Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. Written by Taylor Sheridan. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Lionsgate

Some Kind of Hate

At a remote school for troubled teens, a bullied student accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from beyond the grave. With Ronen Rubenstein, Sierra McCormick and Grace Phipps. Written by Adam Egypt Mortimer and Brian DeLeeuw. Directed by Mortimer. RLJ Entertainment

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Uncle John

A hip Chicago graphics designer and his alluring new coworker visit the small town where he grew up, just as his elderly uncle is dealing with the fallout of a local man’s disappearance. With John Ashton, Alex Moffat and Jenna Lying. Written by Steven Piet and Erik Crary. Directed by Piet. FilmBuff

Sept. 23

Pay the Ghost

A year after their son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, a tormented father and his estranged wife will stop at nothing to find their boy. With Nicolas Cage and Sarah Wayne Callies. Written by Dan Kay. Directed by Uli Edel. RLJ Entertainment

Sept. 25

99 Homes

To reclaim his house, a single father is forced to work for the ruthless businessman who evicted him. With Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Noah Lomax. Written by Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi and Bahareh Azimi. Directed by Bahrani. Broad Green Pictures

The Anomaly

In the near future, a troubled ex-soldier regains consciousness for only brief periods while being used as a lethal assassin, compelling him to find out what happened to him. With Ian Somerhalder, Noel Clarke and Brian Cox. Written by Simon Lewis. Directed by Clarke. Anchor Bay Entertainment


After moving to a new town with his single mom, a brainy teen befriends his elderly neighbor, an ex-CIA assassin with months to live. With Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff and Emma Roberts. Written and directed by Tony McNamara. The Film Arcade

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

A documentary about the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party. Directed by Stanley Nelson. PBS Distribution

Brand: A Second Coming

Documentary follows comedian-activist Russell Brand as he embarks on a standup tour about his icons — Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X and Jesus Christ — and transforms from addict and Hollywood star into unexpected political agitator. Directed by Ondi Timoner. Interloper Films

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

A documentary about the cyberbullying victim turned motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez. Directed by Sara Hirsh Bordo. Cinedigm

Finders Keeper

A documentary about a recovering addict and amputee in a battle to reclaim his mummified leg from the man who found it in a grill he bought at auction. Directed by Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel. The Orchard

The Green Inferno

A band of student activists travels to the Amazon jungle only to be taken prisoner by the indigenous tribe they came to save. With Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy and Daryl Sabara. Written by Guillermo Amoedo and Eli Roth. Directed by Roth. Blumhouse

Hotel Transylvania 2

Dracula opens his spooky hotel to human guests and puts his half-vampire, half-human grandson through monster boot camp in this animated sequel. With the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg. Written by Robert Smigel and Adam Sandler. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Columbia Pictures

The Intern

After discovering that retirement doesn’t interest him, a 70-year-old widower becomes an intern at an online fashion site. With Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway and Rene Russo. Written and directed by Nancy Meyers. Warner Bros. Pictures

The Keeping Room

In the last days of the Civil War, three Southern women must defend themselves from two rogue Union soldiers. With Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Muna Otaru. Written by Julia Hart. Directed by Daniel Barber. Drafthouse Films

Labyrinth of Lies

In 1958 Frankfurt, a young public prosecutor helps initiate a trial against members of the SS who served in Auschwitz, but the horrors of the past push him close to a meltdown. With Alexander Fehling, Andre Szymanski and Friederike Becht. Written by Elisabeth Bartel and Giulio Ricciarelli. Directed by Ricciarelli. In German with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics

Lost in Hong Kong

A married man on vacation with his wife hopes to reconnect with his first love in this comedy sequel to 2012’s “Lost in Thailand.” With Xu Zheng, Zhao Wei and Du Juan. Written and directed by Zheng. Well Go USA

The Man Who Saved the World

A documentary about Stanislav Petrov, a Russian lieutenant colonel who defied military protocol and may have prevented a nuclear war. Directed by Peter Anthony. The Film Collaborative

Mississippi Grind

A down-on-his-luck gambler hits the road with his new lucky charm. With Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn and Sienna Miller. Written and directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. A24

Prophet’s Prey

A documentary exploring abuses in the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints under the leadership of Warren Jeffs. Directed by Amy Berg. Showtime Documentary Films


Kicked out of his parents’ home, a gay man finds his way to New York’s Greenwich Village and gets caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots. With Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman. Written by Jon Robin Baitz. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Roadside Attractions


A documentary following four friends as they ride 16 wild mustangs on a 3,000-mile journey. Directed by Phil Baribeau. Gravitas Ventures

Welcome to Leith

A documentary about a group of white supremacists who buy up land in a small North Dakota town and plot to take over local government. Directed by Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker. First Run Features


After being sent to stay with her uncle in Alaska while her mother is in treatment, a troubled Seattle teen is forced to flee through the wilderness. With Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood and Brian Geraghty. Written and directed by Frank Hall Green. Killer Films and Tandem Pictures

Sept. 30

The Walk

A biographical drama about Philippe Petit’s infamous high-wire walk between the towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley and Charlotte Le Bon. Written by Robert Zemeckis and Christopher Browne. Directed by Zemeckis. In Imax and 3-D. TriStar Pictures

Oct. 2

Addicted to Fresno

Two codependent sisters working as hotel maids scramble to cover-up a fatal accident. With Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne and Aubrey Plaza. Written by Karey Dornetto. Directed by Jamie Babbit. Gravitas Ventures

Becoming Bulletproof

A documentary about the making of an independent western movie featuring actors with disabilities. Directed by Michael Barnett. Superfilms

A Christmas Horror Story

In a small, seemingly ordinary town, the holiday season is terrorized by supernatural evil. With William Shatner, George Buza and Zoe de Grand’Maison. Written by Jason Filiatrault, James Kee, Sarah Larsen, Doug Taylor and Pascal Trottier. Directed by Steven Hoban, Grant Harvey and Brett Sullivan. RLJ Entertainment

Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

A documentary about the rise and fall of the National Lampoon, the humor magazine that launched the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and others. Directed by Douglas Tirola. Magnolia Pictures


A fact-based drama about a New Jersey police officer diagnosed with terminal cancer who fights to ensure that her pension benefits can be passed on to her domestic partner. With Julianne Moore, Ellen Page and Michael Shannon. Written by Ron Nyswaner. Directed by Peter Sollett. Summit Entertainment


On Halloween night, three costumed misfits with unique dietary requirements seize a Mexican cantina and force the staff to engage in a night of gluttony. With Michael Weston, Jimmi Simpson and Sutton Foster. Written by James Roday and Todd Harthan. Directed by Roday. Scream Factory Films

He Named Me Malala

A documentary portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived a brutal attack by the Taliban to become a leading women’s rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Directed by Davis Guggenheim. Fox Searchlight Pictures

Hell and Back

Two friends travel to the underworld and battle demons, Greek legends and the devil himself to save their friend in this animated comedy. With the voices of Nick Swardson, T.J. Miller and Rob Riggle. Written by Hugh Sterbakov and Zeb Wells. Directed by Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman. Freestyle Releasing


A biographical drama about the rise and fall of the twin English gangsters Ronald and Reggie Kray in the 1960s. With Tom Hardy, Emily Browning and David Thewlis. Written and directed by Brian Helgeland. Universal Pictures

The Martian

Separated from his crew and presumed dead after a massive storm, an astronaut is stranded on the Red Planet and does everything he can to survive while he awaits rescue. With Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig. Written by Drew Goddard. Directed by Ridley Scott. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox

Northern Soul

In 1970s northern England, an awkward teen and his DJ friend discover American soul music and dream of escaping their working-class town. With Elliot James Langridge, Joshua Whitehouse and Lisa Stansfield. Written and directed by Elaine Constantine. Freestyle Releasing


Haunted by his role in a CIA-sponsored plan that led to the disappearance of thousands of opponents to South America’s military dictatorships in the 1970s and ‘80s, a Bolivian general confesses all to his son after suffering a debilitating heart attack. With Damian Alcazar, Rafael Ferro, Carla Ortiz, Tomas Ronzi. Written by Ortiz, Elia Petridis and Mauricio Davis. Directed by Carlos Bolada. In Spanish with English subtitles. Cinema Libre Studios


An American spy investigates the murder of a friend during the winter of 1941 and is drawn into the Chinese resistance. With John Cusack, Gong Li, Chow Yun-Fat , David Morse, Ken Watanabe, Franka Potente. Written by Hossein Amini. Directed by Mikael Håfström. In English, Mandarin, Japanese and German with English subtitles. The Weinstein Co.

Shark Lake

When a black-market exotic-species dealer accidentally loses a shark in Lake Tahoe, he has to team with a local policewoman to keep the town safe. With Dolph Lundgren, Sarah Malakul Lane and James Chalke. Written by David Anderson and Gabe Burnstein. Directed by Jerry Dugan. Screen Media Films

Shout Gladi Gladi

A documentary about Scottish philanthropist Ann Gloag’s efforts to improve maternal health in Africa. Narrated by Meryl Streep. Directed by Adam Friedman and Iain Kennedy. International Film Circuit

This Changes Everything

A documentary exploring the notion that confronting the climate crisis represents an opportunity to build a better world. Directed by Avi Lewis. Abramorama

This Is Happening

An estranged brother and sister hit the road to track down their fugitive grandmother when she bails on their attempt to put her in an assisted-living facility. With James Wolk, Mickey Sumner and Cloris Leachman. Written and directed by Ryan Jaffe. Seed & Spark


Oct. 9

Big Stone Gap

In a coal-mining town deep in the Appalachian Mountains, a self-proclaimed spinster learns of a long-buried secret that changes her life. With Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg. Written and directed by Adriana Trigiani. Picturehouse

Breaking Through

A dancer discovered on YouTube is thrust into Internet celebrity. With Sophie Aguiar, Jay Ellis and Marissa Heart. Written and directed by John Swetnam. XLrator Media

The Final Girls

A woman grieving the loss of her mother, a 1980s scream queen, gets pulled into the world of her most famous movie. With Nina Dobrev, Malin Akerman and Taissa Farmiga. Written by M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Stage 6 Films / Vertical Entertainment

I Spit on Your Grave 3

Tormented by her own brutal assault years before, a woman hunts down the men responsible for the death of her new friend. With Sarah Butler, Gabriel Hogan and Doug McKeon. Written by Daniel Gilboy. Directed by R.D. Braunstein. Starz

Knock Knock

A devoted husband and father left home alone for the weekend gets involved in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with two women who show up at his doorstep asking for help. With Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas. Written by Guillermo Amoedo, Nicholas Lopez and Eli Roth. Directed by Roth. Lionsgate Premiere


A rebellious 12-year-old orphan is whisked away to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies in this film inspired by the Peter Pan mythos. With Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund and Rooney Mara. Written by Jason Fuchs. Directed by Joe Wright. In 3-D. Warner Bros. Pictures


Futuristic jewelry that allows the wearer to relive her favorite memory is at the center of this sci-fi thriller directed and co-written by Jose Nestor Marquez. Aja Naomi King, Colm Feore, Gary Dourdan and Jeanette Samano star. Fluency Productions

Steve Jobs

A dramatic portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, seen through the lens of three iconic product launches. With Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen. Written by Aaron Sorkin. Directed by Danny Boyle. Universal Pictures


A Spanish party girl in Berlin joins three guys for a night on the town, which ends in a bank robbery. With Laia Costa, Frederick Lau and Franz Rogowski. Written by Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Sebastian Schipper and Eike Frederik Schulz. Directed by Schipper. In English and German, with English subtitles. Adopt Films

Yakuza Apocalypse

With his dying breath, a vampiric mob boss passes on his supernatural powers to a loyal lieutenant so he can seek revenge. With Hayato Ichihara, Yayan Ruhian and Lily Franky. Written by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi. Directed by Takashi Miike. In Japanese with English subtitles. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Oct. 14

A Ballerina’s Tale

Documentary biography recalling Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to be named principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre. Directed By Nelson George. Obscured Pictures

The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers

Documentary follow-up to “The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers,” chronicles the experiences of Ambassador Yehuda Avner during the tumultuous years he worked for Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin. With the voices of Michael Douglas, Christoph Waltz and Nicola Peltz. Directed by Richard Trank. Moriah Films

Oct. 16

All Things Must Pass

A documentary about the rise and fall of Tower Records. Directed by Colin Hanks. Gravitas Ventures

Beasts of No Nation

A boy growing up in a West African country on the brink of civil war is torn from his family and conscripted as a child soldier. With Abraham Attah and Idris Elba. Written and directed by Cary Fukunaga. Netflix

Bridge of Spies

A fact-based drama about James Donovan, a hard-nosed Brooklyn lawyer recruited by the CIA to slip behind the Iron Curtain and negotiate a prisoner swap in 1962. With Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Scott Shepherd. Written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Walt Disney Pictures

Crimson Peak

Swept off her feet by a handsome stranger, a young woman in Victorian England is whisked to a house filled with spooky secrets. With Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston. Written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins. Directed by Del Toro. In Imax. Universal Pictures

The Diabolical

When a single mother and her two children are tormented by an increasingly strange presence, she turns to her scientist boyfriend to take on the paranormal threat. With Ali Larter, Arjun Gupta and Max Rose. Written by Luke Harvis and Alistair Legrand. Directed by Legrand. XLrator Media


In a village in Pakistan, a young mother takes her 10-year-old daughter and flees to save her from a child marriage. With Samiya Mumtaz, Saleha Aref and Mohib Mirza. Written and directed by Afia Nathaniel. In Urdu and Pashto, with English subtitles. Dukhtar Productions


A biographical drama about Stanley Milgram’s notorious 1961 psychology experiment in which subjects thought they were delivering painful electric shocks to pleading strangers and continued anyway. With Peter Saarsgard, Winona Ryder and Jim Gaffigan. Wrtitten and directed by Michael Almereyda. Magnolia Pictures


The new boy in town and the girl next door must spring into action after accidentally releasing the monsters trapped in her father’s books. With Dylan Minnette, Halston Sage and Jack Black. Written by Darren Lemke. Directed by Rob Letterman. Columbia Pictures


A year after suffering a heartbreaking loss, a husband and wife threaten to unravel completely. With Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson and Giovanni Ribisi. Written by Chris Rossi. Directed by Reed Morano. Cinedigm


An expert thief with a secret past accidentally gives up her identity during what should have been a routine heist and gets mixed up in a government conspiracy. With Olga Kurylenko and James Purefoy. Written by Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan. Directed by Stephen S. Campanelli. Starz Digital


A young woman and her son who have been locked in a 10-by-10-foot room for years enact a daring escape and then must adjust to the world at large. With Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay and Joan Allen. Written by Emma Donoghue. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. A24


A biographical drama about the scandal resulting from a botched CBS News report that questioned President George W. Bush’s service in the National Guard. With Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace and Elisabeth Moss. Written and directed by James Vanderbilt. Sony Pictures Classics


A biographical drama about the unity and success of the Woodlawn High School football team against a backdrop of racial tension in 1973 Birmingham, Ala. With Caleb Castille, Sean Astin and C. Thomas Howell. Written by Jon Erwin and Quinton Peeples. Directed by Jon Erwin and Andrew Erwin. Freestyle Releasing

Oct. 23

Bone Tomahawk

In the Wild West, four men set out to rescue captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers. With Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox. Written and directed by S. Craigh Zahler. RLJ Entertainment


A hotshot chef who went down in flames seeks redemption, his own kitchen and a third Michelin star. With Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Uma Thurman. Written by Steven Knight. Directed by John Wells. The Weinstein Co.

Evidence of Harm

Documentary tells the story of three Americans become who became health advocates after suffering from various ailments they blame on exposure to mercury vapors during routine dental procedures. Directed by Randall T. Moore. Ministry Machine

Extraordinary Tales

An animated anthology based on five of Edgar Allan Poe stories. With the voices of Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi and Julian Sands. Written and directed by Raul Garcia. GKids

I Smile Back

A suburban housewife and mother who appears to have it all struggles to conceal her depression and self-destructive behavior. With Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles and Thomas Sadoski. Written by Amy Koppleman and Paige Dylan. Directed by Adam Salky. Broad Green Pictures

Jem and the Holograms

A small-town teen musician goes from viral video sensation to global superstar, with her sisters in tow. With Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott and Aurora Perrineau. Written by Ryan Landels. Directed by Jon M. Chu. Universal Pictures

The Last Witch Hunter

As a warrior cursed with immortality continues his quest to rid the world of witches, an old foe returns from the dead. With Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood and Rose Leslie. Written by Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Directed by Breck Eisner. Summit Entertainment

Nasty Baby

A Brooklyn gay couple try to have a baby with the help of their female best friend while dealing with increasing harassment from a menacing neighbor. With Sebastian Silva, Alia Shawkat and Kristen Wiig. Written and directed by Silva. The Orchard

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

A young family moves into a new house and begins recording its strange phenomena on an old video camera. With Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw and Olivia Taylor Dudley. Written by Jason Harry Pagan, Andrew Deutschman, Adam Robitel and Gavin Heffernan. Directed by Gregory Plotkin. In 3-D. Paramount Pictures

Rock the Kasbah

After being stranded in Afghanistan by his last remaining client, a washed-up rock manager tries to shepherd a gifted local singer to stardom. With Bill Murray, Leem Lubany and Kate Hudson. Written by Mitch Glazer. Directed by Barry Levinson. Open Road Films


In early 20th-century Britain, a working wife and mother joins the fight to win women the right to vote. With Carey Mulligan,

Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Whishaw. Written by Abi Morgan. Directed by Sarah Gavron. Focus Features

Tokyo Tribe

In an alternate-reality Japan, warring street gangs battle for dominion over Tokyo. With Ryohei Suzuki and Young Dais. Written and directed by Shion Sono. XLrator Media

Oct. 30

The Armor of Light

A documentary about an evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim who join forces to question the morality of American gun culture. Directed by Abigail E. Disney. Fork Films

Cut Snake

In 1970s Melbourne, an ex-con tries to make a new life for himself but is tracked down by his old cell mate. With Alex Russell, Sullivan Stapleton and Jessica De Gouw. Written by Blake Ayshford. Directed by Tony Ayres. Monterey Media

Our Brand Is Crisis

A Bolivian presidential candidate floundering in the polls enlists the help of an elite American management team led by a damaged but brilliant strategist. With Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton and Anthony Mackie. Written by Peter Straughan. Directed by David Gordon Green. Warner Bros. Pictures

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

When their peaceful town is hit by a zombie invasion, three young scouts and a cocktail waitress use their skills to save mankind. With Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller and Halston Sage. Written by Carrie Evans, Emi Mochizuki and Christopher Landon. Directed by Landon. Paramount Pictures

Tab Hunter Confidential

A documentary about the closeted gay 1950s screen heartthrob Tab Hunter. Directed by Jeffrey Schwarz. The Film Collaborative

Nov. 6


A documentary following five coffee-pouring competitors in the National Barista Championship. Directed by Rock Baijnauth. Samuel Goldwyn Films


A young Irish immigrant making her way through 1950s Brooklyn is torn between her new home and romance and the pull of her past. With Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson and Emory Cohen. Written by Nick Hornby. Directed by John Crowley. Fox Searchlight Pictures

The House That Jack Built

In hopes of reliving the halcyon days of his youth, an enterprising man purchases an apartment building in the Bronx and moves his boisterous extended family in rent-free. With E.J. Bonilla, Melissa Fumero and Leo Minaya. Written by Joe Vasquez. Directed by Henry Barrial. Vega Baby Releasing

Lost in the Sun

A small-time crook finds an unlikely accomplice in a recently orphaned teenage boy, and the two embark on a string of robberies. With Josh Duhamel, Lynn Collins and Josh Wiggins. Written and directed by Trey Nelson. Entertainment One


An American wannabe filmmaker with a wife and child in Paris gets a call about the apparent disappearance of his old flame and reminisces about their time together. With Karl Glusman, Aomi Muyock and Klara Kristin. Written and directed by Gaspar Noe. Alchemy

Miss You Already

For two lifelong best friends, their relationship is tested when one develops cancer and the other gets pregnant. With Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore and Dominic Cooper. Written by Morwenna Banks. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Roadside Attractions


A documentary about the long-running Palio horse race, held biannually in Siena, Italy. Directed by Cosima Spender. Picturehouse

The Peanuts Movie

The lovable loser Charlie Brown and his daring beagle, Snoopy, embark on fateful adventures. With the voices of Noah Scnapp, Hadley Miller and Alex Garfin. Written by Craig Schulz, Bryan Schulz and Cornelius Uliano. Directed by Steve Martino. In 3-D. 20th Century Fox


A cryptic message from his past sends secret agent James Bond on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. With Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Lea Seydoux. Written by John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Directed by Sam Mendes. In Imax. Columbia Pictures


A fact-based drama about how the Boston Globe uncovered a decades-long cover-up of abuse in Catholic Church. With Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Mark Ruffalo. Written by Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer. Directed by McCarthy. Open Road Films


As war rages in the Ottoman Empire, the lives of two young Bedouin brothers are interrupted by the arrival of a British soldier and his guide. With Jacir Eid, Hassan Mutlag and Hussein Salameh. Written by Naji Abu Nowar and Bassel Ghandour. Directed by Nowar. In Arabic with English subtitles. Film Movement


In the 1940s, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s successful career comes crashing down as he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. With Bryan Cranston, Elle Fanning and Diane Lane. Written by John McNamara. Directed by Jay Roach. Bleeker Street

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy

A documentary following two men, both sons of high-ranking Nazi officials, as they travel through Europe and examine the sins of their fathers. Directed by David Evans. Oscilloscope Laboratories


Two best friends take a road trip to a musical festival in the desert, only to wind up pursued by a psychotic tow truck driver. With Anna Hutchison and Drea Whitburn. Written by Michael Bafaro and Evan Tylor. Directed by Bafaro. XLrator Media

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