New to Theatres This Weekend: The Girl on the Train, The Birth of a Nation, The Greasy Strangler


Once again we have three new movies in wide release this weekend with Tate Taylor’s adaptation of the bestselling novel The Girl on the Train likely to lead a somewhat lacklustre line-up. Fox Searchlight is also giving the Sundance hit The Birth of a Nation a wide release, hoping to overcome controversy surrounding direct Nate Parker and put it in contention for awards season. CBS is also releasing some family-friendly fare with the comedy Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life based on the James Patterson book. In select theatres, we have the gross out horror flick The Greasy Strangler, the indie drama Blue Jay starring Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson and Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience plus re-releases of The Battle of Algiers and Phantasm. What will you be watching this weekend?

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  • Hack

    Let the awards season begin! Finally ready to start watching some decent films. Blockbuster season was lackluster to say the least. Also interesting that Live By Night is getting a limited Christmas release to qualify for the Oscars.

  • Nobody

    Sean, did you know Shin Godzilla is playing throughout next week? It’s a Funimation release, which unfortunately means limited days and limited showtimes, but I’m definitely checking it out. Reviews seems to be decent, at least.

  • Sean

    Yep, it’s one night only around here but I’ll be going.