As summer turns to fall, we leave the summer blockbuster season behind. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of great movies still hitting your local theater. After a brief summer lull, there’s plenty to see at the cinema, so Eventful’s here to give you the rundown on everything being released this week.
The Maze Runner
Based on the popular novel by James Dashner, The Maze Runner combines elements of The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies to create a dark and thrilling tale of a dystopian future. Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) stars as Thomas, a young man who wakes up in verdant glade surrounded by a towering maze. With no memory of how he got there, he learns from the other boys living there about the impossible maze and the insurmountable obstacles within. These tales are told by the runners; boys who head into the maze during the day to try and find their way out. But when Thomas arrives, the maze starts changing and acting differently; including the arrival of a girl who knows Thomas. Find tickets and showtimes for The Maze Runner here.
A Walk Among the Tombstones
Liam Neeson has become a hugely popular action star in recent years, but few of his films have been as gritty and suspenseful as A Walk Among the Tombstones. Neeson stars as former NYPD officer and currently unlicensed private eye Matthew Scudder. Living in the gray area of the law, Scudder takes a job from a drug dealer (Dan Stevens) to find the men who murdered his wife, even after paying them ransom. As Scudder uses his strong-arm tactics to hunt down leads, he begins to discover that the case goes well beyond a deceptive ransom scheme. The individuals behind the murder are methodical, deeply disturbed madmen, and have no intention of stopping. Find showtimes and tickets for A Walk Among the Tombstones here.
This is Where I Leave You
It’s been a long time since audiences have seen such a funny all-star cast under one roof as in This is Where I Leave You. Four siblings travel home for the funeral of their father; only to find that one of his last wishes was that they observe a sitting shiva (a Jewish tradition where family members sit at home for a week of mourning). Forcefully imposing the request is their mother, Hillary (Jane Fonda), a liberal psychologist who became famous for a book on parenting. Ironic, considering that son Judd (Jason Bateman) is estranged from his cheating wife; daughter Wendy (Tina Fey) is a bit of a control freak; responsible son Paul (Aaron Lazar) is stressed out from running the family business; and youngest son Phillip (Adam Driver) is a dilatant playboy. Will each of them survive a week cooped up together? Find out by checking for showtimes here.
The latest tale of horror from cult director Kevin Smith is the chilling Tusk. The film stars Justin Long as podcaster Wallace Bryton, who seeks out an interview with eccentric seaman Howard Howe (Michael Parks). However, the interview turns dark when Wallace is drugged and held captive, and Howe details his plans to turn the radio personality into a human walrus. Wallace’s best friend Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) and girlfriend Ally (Genesis Rodriguez) have to team up with grizzled ex-cop Guy Lapointe (Johnny Depp) to rescue him before it’s too late. Tusk is only playing in select theaters, but you can find showtimes and tickets here.