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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, October 30; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, October 30; What Will You See?

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, October 30. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.


Director: John Wells
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Lily James, Jamie Dornan, Alicia Vikander, Uma Thurman, Emma Thompson, Matthew Rhys, Daniel Brühl, Sarah Greene, Omar Sy, Sam Keeley, Chelsea Li, Riccardo Scamarcio, Christopher Heskey, Erica Emm
Synopsis: “A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that elusive third Michelin star, he’ll need the best of the best by his side, including the beautiful Helene.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C (6 reviews)

Our Brand is Crisis
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Joaquim de Almeida, Ann Dowd, Scoot McNairy, Zoe Kazan, Candice Harrison, Carmela Zumbado, Erick Chavarria
Synopsis: “A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist ‘Calamity’ Jane Bodine. In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy, now coaching the opposition. But as Candy zeroes in on every vulnerability – both on and off the campaign trail – Jane is plunged into a personal crisis as intense as the one her team exploits nationally to boost their numbers.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (10 reviews)

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Director: Christopher B. Landon
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, Cloris Leachman, Halston Sage, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sara Malakul Lane, Blake Anderson, Hiram A. Murray, Laurel Harris, Lukas Gage, Niki Koss, Drew Droege, Elle Evans, Matty Cardarople
Synopsis: “Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.”


The Armor of Light
Directors: Abigail Disney & Kathleen Hughes
Synopsis: “This inspiring documentary digs into the deep affinity between the evangelical Christian movement and our country’s gun culture — and how one top minister and anti-abortion activist undergoes a change of consciousness to challenge prevailing attitudes toward firearms among his fellow Christians.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa and Washington, DC)
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (4 reviews)


Director: Natalia Leite
Cast: Dianna Agron, Paz de la Huerta, Chris Zylka, Louisa Krause
Synopsis: “After a lifetime of living in her sheltered and rural hometown, without any apparent means of changing a certain fate, Sarah discovers a possible way out in Pepper, a mysterious female drifter. Through Pepper’s influence, Sarah is motivated to take a job at a highway strip club where Pepper sells drugs. Underneath Sarah’s search for freedom is her discovery of love. But as their friendship develops into a romance, and Sarah’s life veers further away from what it was. She soon finds herself trapped in a double life and quickly realizes what happens when real life collides with fantasy.”
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

Carter High

Director: Arthur Muhammad
Cast: Vivica A. Fox, Charles S. Dutton, Pooch Hall, David Banner, Reginald C. Hayes, Nicole Holt, Aaron Maynard, Leeanne Locken, Lynn Andrews III, Robert Hayes, Larry Jack Dotson
Synopsis: “The true story of four student athletes from Carter High School in Dallas, Texas in the 1980s, whose bright futures irrevocably changed due to their off-field activities.”
Theatrical ReleaseDallas and Houston

Coming Home
Director: Viko Nikci
Synopsis: “Angel Cordero was charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in The Bronx. Despite the evidence, Angel served thirteen years in prison. Years later, Dario Rodriguez confessed to the crime. Still not exonerated, we follow Angel as he is released into a new age of social communication – eventually confronting the man who took away his freedom.”
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on November 13th)


Directors: José María Goenaga & Jon Garaño
Cast: Josean Bengoetxea, Itziar Aizpuru, Itziar Ituño, Nagore Aranburu
Synopsis: “Ane is in her mid-forties and delighted when a stunning bouquet of flowers is delivered to her home. But the site manager has no idea who to thank – one thing is for sure; her jealous husband, Ander, is not the unknown cavalier. As these gallantries increase, always on a Thursday and always with an anonymous sender, Ane’s life takes on a new direction. The life of Lourdes is also sent into turmoil by beautiful bouquets of flowers: Since the death of her husband in a traffic accident, flowers have been deposited regularly at the scene. Lourdes’ mother-in-law, Tere, is determined to get to the bottom of the anonymous flowers. Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga’s feature film debut pays charming homage to three headstrong women and the power of flowers.”
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on November 27th)

Freaks of Nature

Director: Robbie Pickering
Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Ed Westwick, Bob Odenkirk, Mackenzie Davis, Joan Cusack, Patton Oswalt, Chris Zylka, Rachael Harris, Denis Leary, Keegan Michael Key, Cerina Vincent, Nicholas Braun, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Pat Healy, Madeleine Wade, Ian Roberts
Synopsis: “Vampires, humans and zombies used to get along in Dillford, but then something unexpected arrived and now it’s humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in all-out mortal combat. It’s up to three teenagers to try to get things back to ‘normal.'”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, DC)

Hard Labor

Directors: Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas
Cast: Helena Albergaria, Marat Descartes, Naloana Lima, Gilda Nomacce, Marina Flores, Lilian Blanc, Thiago Carreira
Synopsis: “Young housewife Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store. She hires a maid, Paula, to take care of her house and daughter. But when her husband Octavio is suddenly fired from his job as an insurance executive, Helena is left to support the family alone. As Octavio fails to find work and becomes increasingly alienated, business struggles to take off and the pressure on Helena mounts. To make things worse, she discovers that one of the building’s brick walls seems to be crumbling. Helena begins to wonder if that may be the cause of all her problems.”Criticwire Grade Average: B (6 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York

Heneral Luna

Director: Jerrold Tarog
Cast: John Arcilla, Mon Confiado, Mylene Dizon, Archie Alemania, Jeffrey Quizon, Paulo Avelino, Ronnie Lazaro, Noni Buencamino, Leo Martinez, Ketchup Eusebio, Joem Bascon, Alex Vincent Medina, Allan Paule, Arron Villaflor, Bing Pimentel, Marc Abaya, Arthur Acuña, Alvin Anson, Anthony Falcon, Dennis Marasigan, Lorenz Martinez, Julia Enriquez, Xandra Rocha
Synopsis: “Set during the Philippine-American war, a short-tempered Filipino general faces an enemy more formidable than the American army: his own treacherous countrymen.”
Theatrical Release: New York (expands to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, DC and elsewhere on November 6th)


Director: Gaspar Noé
Cast: Karl Glusman, Aomi Muyock, Klara Kristin
Synopsis: “January the 1st, early morning. The telephone rings. Murphy wakes up next to his young wife and 2-year-old child. He listens to his voicemail: Electra’s mother, sick with worry, wants to know whether he has heard from her daughter. Electra’s been missing for a long time. She’s afraid something really bad has happened to her. Over the course of a long rainy day, Murphy finds himself alone in his apartment, reminiscing about the greatest love affair of his life, his two years with Electra. A burning passion full of promises, games, excesses and mistakes…” [Cannes Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (17 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (expands to various cities on November 6th)

Making Rounds

Director: Muffie Meyer
Synopsis: “A young woman has three heart attacks in one week; a man is misdiagnosed and now needs a bypass; a 54-year-old man with heart failure refuses treatment. We spend a trillion dollars a year on high-tech tests, and yet almost 20% of patients are misdiagnosed. Making Rounds reintroduces the oldest diagnostic method – listening to the patient – by following leading cardiologists Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Herschel Sklaroff, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cardiology at Mount Sinai Heart over a one-month period as they care for critically-ill heart patients in the Cardiac Care Unit at The Mount Sinai Hospital. We accompany Fuster and Sklaroff as they teach future doctors the traditional art and science of a thorough bedside physical exam.”
Theatrical Release: New York

The Royal Road

Director: Jenni Olson
Synopsis: “If you’ve ever found yourself on the outside looking in, then you are probably familiar with the coping strategy of acquiring the identity of a movie character in order to gain legibility within the situation. The central character of Jenni Olson’s mesmerizing essay film is a gender dysphoric, Midwestern tomboy who is drawn to borrowing masculine personas from Hollywood characters as a mode of understanding how to deal with being drawn to unavailable women.” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (10 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York

The Wonders

Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Cast: Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louvyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Sabine Timoteo, Luis Huilca, Monica Bellucci
Synopsis: “A family of beekeepers live in stark isolation in central Italy. The dynamic of their overcrowded household is disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenaged boy taken in as a farmhand, and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family. Both intrusions are of particular interest to the eldest daughter, Gelsomina, who is struggling to find her footing in the world.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (18 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on November 27th)

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