Limited release movies include “Freaks of Nature,” a horror comedy starring Joan Cusack, Bob Odenkirk and Nicholas Braun. Let’s take a closer look at the new movies in wide release.
SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
R for zombie violence and gore, sexual material, graphic nudity, and language throughout | In Theaters 10/30 | Ok for Kids 17+ | Paramount | Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels | Scouts Movie
Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with a cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put their scouting skills to the test to save mankind from the undead.
Directed by Christopher Landon (Michael Landon’s son), this movie stars Cloris Leachman, David Koechner, Logan Miller, Sarah Dumont and Patrick Schwarzenegger.
OUR BRAND IS CRISIS
R for language, including some sexual references | In Theaters 10/30 | Ok for Kids 17+ | Warner Bros. | Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels | Crisis Movie
A Bolivian presidential candidate (Joaquim de Almeida) failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but brilliant strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock). In self-imposed retirement following a scandal, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), now coaching the opposition.
But as Candy zeroes in on every vulnerability – both on and off the campaign trail – Jane is plunged into a personal crisis as intense as the one her team exploits nationally to boost their numbers. Directed by David Gordon Green, this movie also stars Scoot McNairy, Ann Dowd and Anthony Mackie.
R for language throughout | In Theaters 10/30 (wide) | Ok for Kids 16+ | Weinstein | Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels | Burnt
Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a two-star Michelin chef who’s burned every bridge he’s ever crossed. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star, he’ll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller).
This funny and emotional story is all about the love of food, the love between two people, and the power of second chances. Directed by John Wells, this movie also stars Omar Sy, Daniel Bruhl and Emma Thompson.
JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM
One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it.
Two Reels – Coulda been a contender
Three Reels – Something to talk about.
Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick!
Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.
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