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Preview This! 'Halloween'

Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Halloween (2018)  R

Halloween
Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Michael Myers comes back to get revenge on Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) four decades after their first confrontation. Halloween Website

What to Watch For: This is a continuation of the original Halloween (1978).

Word on the Street: This is the 6th film in the Halloween series that Jamie Lee Curtis has appeared in.

My Take: John Carpenter, who co-wrote and directed the original Halloween, worked on the score with his son Cody.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

The Oath (2018) R

The Oath
Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions
THE OATH Official Trailer (2018) Tiffany Haddish, John Cho Comedy Movie HD by ONE Media on YouTube

In a politically divided America, one man (Ike Barinholtz) struggles to make it through Thanksgiving without destroying his family. The Oath Website

What to Watch For: The film also stars Tiffany Haddish, who has been on a hot streak lately with Keanu (2016), Girls Trip (2017) and Night School (2018).

Word on the Street: Besides starring in the film, Ike Barinhotlz also wrote the script and directed the movie.

My Take: The strong cast includes Billy Magnussen, Max Greenfield, Nora Dunn, Jay Duplass, and John Cho.

The film opens nationwide on Friday.

The Guilty (2018) R

The Guilty
Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
The Guilty - Trailer by Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing on YouTube

A police officer (Jakob Cedergren) is assigned alarm dispatch duty when he gets a call from a kidnapped woman. The Guilty Website

What to Watch For: The film has won at a number of film festivals, including the Audience Award at the 2018 Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Word on the Street: it was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

My Take: This is writer/director Gustav Moller first feature film after writing/directing the award-winning short film I Morke (2015).

The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

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