Coming Soon Trailers: First Man, Bad Times at the El Royale.

Coming Soon Trailers: First Man, Bad Times at the El Royale.

Three new wide release films hope to keep the October momentum going against an unusually quiet home market.

Perhaps the smaller studios got wind of what a gargantuan month at the theater October is shaping up to be.  That’s the only explanation for there being less new films on streaming this week than at the cinema.  We have just three new VOD offerings against three new wide releases and two limited releases.  While the new arrivals aren’t generating as much buzz as last week’s premiers of Venom and A Star is Born, the star studded cast of Bad Times at the El Royale featuring Chris Hemsworth should turn some heads.

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Wide Release.

Bad Times at the El Royale.

Seven strangers arrive at the derelict El Royale hotel.  The sprawling building straddles the border of California and Nevada, at one time a luxurious playground for Hollywood’s elite.  The strangers turn it into a battle ground as their dark secrets catch up to them, and they learn that each has a role to play in their own personal tragedies.

First Man.

A dramatization of the race to put an American on the moon from La La Land director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.

One of author R.L. Stine’s rejected creations comes to life and starts summoning other ghouls from the long running book series.  Three young kids must team up to stop the demented ventriloquist’s dummy and put the monsters back into the books where they belong.

Limited Release.

MFKZ.

A young man starts developing weird powers after he is in a motor scooter accident.

Jane and Emma.

Jane is a black woman who travels hundreds of miles to hear the sermons of LDS chruch founder Joseph Smith.  When Smith’s life is threatened, Jane comforts his wife Emma, despite society condemning the interaction between a white woman and black woman.  Jane has a revelation that could save Emma and the church, but is she able to believe in herself and be heard?

Video on Demand.

I Dream of Dance.

This documentary follows renowned dancer instructors Denise and Travis Wall as they work with younger kids competing for Best Dancer and Top Teen Dance Group in America.

Better Start Running.

A group of oddballs are united on a surreal road trip as they try to evade a pair of fanatical FBI agents who want them dead.

Apostle (Netflix).

A religious cult operating out of an isolated island in 1905 run afoul of a vengeful man when they kidnap his sister and hold her for ransom.

 

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