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Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Halloween (2018)  R

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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