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In Theaters This Week (9/30-10/2)

The big hits of the summer are over, but there are still some good movies coming the theater, it’s just harder to find them.

The big movie coming out this week is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

After a family tragedy, a boy (Asa Butterfield) follows a series of clues that lead him to a mysterious orphanage on a remote Welsh island. There, he discovers a community of children with unusual abilities. Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Dickens, Allison Janney, Judi Dench, Chris O’Dowd, Rupert Everett, and Terence Stamp co-star. Directed by Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was adapted from Ransom Riggs’ debut novel of the same name. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

 

With a  Stellar cast like this, you don’t want to miss it. It hits theaters on Friday.

Other movies opening this week include:

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War on Everyone
(Opens Friday, September 30th)

Award-winning writer-director of THE GUARD & CALVARY, John Michael McDonagh crosses the globe for his much-anticipated third film, a jet-black action comedy starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña and Theo James.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry Monroe (Skarsgård) and Bob Bolaño (Peña) are two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?

WAR ON EVERYONE stars Alexander Skarsgård (Tarzan, Melancholia, True Blood), Michael Peña (Ant-Man, Fury, End of Watch) and Theo James (Insurgent, Divergent). Joining in supporting roles are Tessa Thompson (Selma, Dear White People), Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker, My Best Friend’s Girl), Caleb Landry Jones (X Men: First Class), Paul Reiser (Concussion, Whiplash), Stephanie Sigman (Spectre, Miss Bala) and David Wilmot (The Guard, Calvary, ‘71).


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Masterminds:
(Opens Friday, September 30th)

In this action comedy based on true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite; Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime.

Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash…only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney (Jason Sudeikis), and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.


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Shark Lake
(Opens Sunday, October 2nd in limited release)

A cop (Sara Malakul Lane) and her husband (Michael Aaron Milligan) team up with a recently-paroled exotic animal dealer (Dolph Lundgren) to stop a dangerous epidemic of shark attacks on Lake Tahoe.

[Editor’s Note: I, personally, live in Lake Tahoe and though many of the scenes in the trailer are accurate and true shots of and at the Lake, I can assure you there are no sharks.]

[Editor’s Note: Okay, I must retract my last statement as I cannot fully and completely be 100% sure there isn’t a shark in Lake Tahoe.]

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