This season we have seen a lot of horror films, which is normal for October. We also have seen the beginning of the Oscar bait ramp up for the upcoming awards season. That means we’re going to get hard hitting dramas, biopics, and documentaries. Last week we saw this with new movies like American Pastoral. This week is somewhat of a slump, but there are some bright spots when it comes to opening movies. So what are the best movies hitting theaters this week?
The DaVinci Code was a huge box office hit 10 years ago. Now the third adaptation of author Dan Brown’s books is finally here. This time Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up with amnesia and has to team up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) in order to stop a plague from being unleashed onto the world. This of course requires them to crack another code. There is also a hint of a twist that Robert is part of this plot but just can’t remember how.
Although both of the main actors have been up for Oscars before, chances are this won’t lead to another nomination for them. The first installment of the series was only nominated for a Golden Globe. However it was a huge hit, and this film will probably be just as successful when it comes to turning around a profit.
Critics aren’t exactly loving this movie. It has a 27% Rotten Tomatoes score, but this is definitely a movie made for the lovers of the books and previous movies. After all, there is a whopping 96% of people who want to see it anyways so there is a big chance that this will be a huge hit.
2. Gimme Danger
If you’re a fan of music history then this might be the choice for you. The documentary goes into the journey of The Stooges and is directed by Jim Jarmusch. It includes an interview with Jim Osterberg (Iggy Pop) and others to give a full picture of the band’s career and fame. It has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes by critics, who are praising the film for how detailed it gets into Iggy Pop’s history. This one just might get Oscar buzz.
3. Before the Flood
The Oscar winner is very passionate about the environment, so it makes sense that after winning an a Academy Award for The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio is back with a documentary about climate change. Fisher Stevens directed it, which is a promising sign since he won Best Documentary Feature for The Cove.
DiCaprio travels the world to find the effects of climate change, what’s causing it, and who is addressing it. It finally asks a big question, which is, is there anything humans can do at this point to stop it? It currently has a rating of 67% by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and chances are many people will see it since it’s linked to the huge star.
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