New Movie Releases

Vesper Not Rated
Overall: B

Online Rental: In a dystopic future, a young girl seeks a solution for the ecological devastation of planet Earth.

Apple TV: Based on a true story, Chickie Donohue travels to Vietnam to deliver all his friends a beer while they're serving in the war.

Prime Video: Best friends Abby and Gretchen are entering their sophomore year of high school together. After a freaky event at a party, Gretchen starts acting strangely and Abby suspects an exorcism is required.

Rainbow TV-MA
Overall: D

Netflix: In a modern retelling of The Wizard of Oz, a young woman in search of her mother finds unusual companions along the way.

Hocus Pocus 2 PG
Overall: A-

Disney+: Three young women accidently release the Sanderson Sisters back into modern day Salem. With the witches out for revenge, the girls must figure out a way to stop them before it's too late.

Dead for a Dollar R
Overall: D

Theaters: On a mission to retrieve the runaway wife of a rich businessman, a bounty hunter crosses paths with an outlaw he sent to prison years ago and a Mexican crime lord.

Theaters: Bobby claims he doesn't want a relationship. Modern dating as a gay man is too complicated and he's busy with his career. Then he meets Aaron, a stereotypical "bro" who is way out of Bobby's league. But something seems to be drawing the two together.

Smile R
Overall: D

Theaters: After witnessing the death of a patient, a psychiatrist begins to see things that no one else can.

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The Croods: A New Age PG
Overall: A-

Digital on Demand: The Croods have found some new neighbors, a family called the Bettermans, who claim to be more highly evolved than the Croods. And you thought your neighbors were snooty.

Greenland PG-13
Overall: B+

Digital on Demand: A colossal comet is streaking towards Earth, and fragments are doing unspeakable damage across the globe. John, his wife Allison, and son Nathan now have to make a run for safety, while the sky falls around them and society collapses.

Toys of Terror R
Overall: D

When kids find a box of toys in a creepy attic, there's no way they can be prepared for what those toys are going to do.

Love and Monsters PG-13
Overall: B

In Theaters: Although the rise of terrifying monsters and the apocalypse drove them apart, Joel was determined not to give up on Aimee. Now separated by an insurmountable 85 miles, every inch of which is crawling with dangerous monsters, Joel embarks on the journey of a lifetime for love.

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Upcoming New Movies

Oct
5

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone

PG-13
Netflix: After the death of an elderly billionaire, a teen boy who he had befriended starts getting mysterious text messages seemingly from beyond the grave.
Oct
6

Catherine Called Birdy

PG-13
Theaters: 14-year-old Catherine has reached that stage of life that many medieval girls of noble birth find themselves: she is old enough to be married off for her father's financial and political gain. Unfortunately for her father, and her suitors, Catherine has no intention of cooperating with any plans for marriage.
Oct
7

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

PG
Theaters: Lyle the Crocodile lives in New York City, playing with the neighborhood kids and helping his family around the house. But when a grumpy neighbor tries to get Lyle sent to the zoo, he'll have to prove that you can't judge a book by its cover.
Oct
7

Amsterdam

R
Theaters: In the 1930's, three close friends accidently witness a murder and are framed for it. While trying to clear their names, they accidently uncover a shocking secret plot.

Upcoming Blu-ray/Streaming

Oct
6

I Used to Go Here

Not Rated
Digital on Demand: After publishing her novel, Kate is invited to speak at her alma mater. But going back to school means more than familiar surroundings, and Kate soon finds herself drawn into the personal lives of some of the current students.
Oct
6

The Secret Garden (2020)

PG
Digital on Demand: After her parents die from cholera, Mary Lennox is sent from India to her uncle's remote Yorkshire estate. Alone and unhappy, Mary finds solace in a secret, walled garden with magical properties.
Oct
6

Tesla

PG-13
Digital on Demand: A biopic exploring a sensational take on the life of famed inventor Nikola Tesla, and his struggles to sell AC electricity to a society already interested in rival Thomas Edison's DC system.
Nov
10

Bill & Ted Face the Music

PG-13
In Theaters: Although they had been told that their music would save the universe, BIll and Ted still struggle to make their music take off. Now ageing parents, the duo need a little help from the future to make sure the future is most excellent.