The Reel World


By Michael Benninger

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
“Get ready for the best worst day of your life.”
Comedy, Family
In Theatres: October 10
Starring: Ed Oxenbould, Bella Thorne, Jennifer Garner, Steve Carell
Eleven-year-old Alexander endures one catastrophe after another on the worst day of life, soon learning that each member of his eccentric family is encountering same amount of unusual adversity

Gone Girl
“You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s...”
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In Theatres: October 3
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
When a woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, the nation focuses on her suave spouse as the primary suspect. Based on the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn.

The Good Lie
“Miracles are made by those who refuse to stop believing.”
In Theatres: October 3
Starring: Corey Stoll, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Baker Four Sudanese refugees win the opportunity to emigrate to the U.S. and move in with a strong, single southern woman in this movie based on true events.

Kill The Messenger
Biography, Crime, Drama
In Theatres: October 10
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Michael Sheen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
A journalist gets in over his head as he uncovers unsettling evidence of the government’s involvement with the nation’s cocaine epidemic. Based on true events.

The Judge
“Defend your Honor.”
In Theatres: October 10
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
A ruthless lawyer who returns to his small-town home for his mother’s funeral ends up defending his father, a man whom he despises and the town once revered.

Dracula Untold
“Every bloodline has a beginning.”
Action, Drama, Fantasy
In Theatres: October 10
Starring: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks
Get to know Dracula when he could still enjoy a tan
in this portrayal of Prince Vlad the Impaler and his
evolution into everyone’s favorite vampire.


(Editor’s Pick)

In Theatres: October 17
Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis
A has-been actor on the brink of obscurity struggles with his inner demons and breaks from reality while preparing for the debut of his one-man show.

The Book of Life
In Theatres: October 17
Starring: Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman
Young Manolo, struggling with the decision to live his own life or satisfy his family’s expectations, embarks on an incredible journey through three worlds that force him to conquer his deepest fears.

St. Vincent
“Love thy neighbor.”
In Theatres: October 24
Starring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts
A bitter, broke and boozy man befriends a fatherless Jewish boy who moves in next door, teaching him about life and manhood, with a bit of mayhem along the way.

“The city shines brightest at night.”
Crime, Drama
In Theatres: October 31
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
A struggling young freelancer who turns to crime journalism finds himself too close to the story he’s covering.