At The Box Office | October 2018

Four films headed to theaters this month

By Tuesday Mahrle, October 2018 Issue.


A Star is Born

In theaters Oct. 5 | R | 135 Minutes | Drama, Music

Directed by Pierre Morel (and similar to his previous film, Taken), Peppermint is the story of Riley North (Jennifer Garner), a young mother who awakens from a coma to find out her husband and daughter have been killed by a local drug cartel. When the criminal justice system fails her, she channels her frustration into personal motivation and goes on a nothing-to-lose mission to avenge her family’s tragedy and deliver justice to those responsible. If you loved Garner in her television series “Alias,” you’ll love her here.


First Man

In theaters Oct. 12 | PG-13 | 138 Minutes | Biography, Drama

Following their six-time Academy Award-winning musical, La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and heartthrob Ryan Gosling come together again for First Man, the story of NASA’s saga to land a man on the moon. This first-person account of Neil Armstrong (Gosling), based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, follows the failures and triumphs leading up to the most dangerous space mission in history.


Beautiful Boy

In theaters Oct. 12 | R | 112 Minutes | Drama

Based on the best-selling memoirs Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff, this film looks at meth addiction through the eyes of both father and son. Chronicling many years, this movie shows the true heartbreak and inspiration amid lies, multiple relapses and ultimate recovery for not only an addict but the family that loves the addict. Golden Globe Award-winner Steve Carell plays father David Sheff.


Halloween

In theaters October 19 | R | 109 minutes | Horror

In this 11th installment in the Halloween franchise, and slated as the direct sequel to Halloween, Laurie Strode and Michael Myers come back for a final showdown on Halloween night. Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle revive their roles so Laurie may finally seek justice after four decades of torment and fear. The movie is being released just a week before the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s original Halloween.