Hey, it's weekend time! If you're planning to entertain yourselves with movies, take a look at new comedy, horror or fantasy releases. Friday night is perfect for a spooky chill, Saturday longs for a hearty laugh while Sunday - for a family fun. And don't forget that Bridget Jones is back on screens with her baby!
BRIDGET JONES'S BABY
Director: Paul Feig
Written by: Helen Fielding
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant
Plot Synopsis: Bridget Jones is back! In the third installment of the highly anticipated movie franchise, Renée Zellweger returns as the beloved Brit as she discovers she’s expecting, but with whom?
Director: Kevin Smith
Written by: Kevin Smith
Starring: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, Justin Long, Austin Butler, Tyler Posey
Plot Synopsis: Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie are teenage besties from Winnipeg who love yoga and live on their smartphones. But when these sophomores get invited to a senior party by the school hottie, the Colleens accidentally uncover an ancient evil buried beneath their Canadian convenience store.
Director: Matt Johnson
Written by: Matt Johnson, Josh Boles
Starring: Matthew Johnson, Samantha Michelle, Krista Madison, Owen Williams, Tom Bolton
Plot Synopsis: 1967: the height of the Cold War. The CIA suspects there is a Russian mole inside of NASA, sabotaging the Apollo program. They send two young agents on a mission to go undercover, posing as documentary filmmakers to capture NASA's race to the moon. The real mission – use their access and technology to hunt down the leak. But what they discover is far more shocking than soviet spies… Their government may be hiding a secret about Apollo that could define the decade, and the White House will stop at nothing to silence anyone who learns it.
TOTAL FRAT MOVIE
Director: Warren P. Sonoda
Written by: Stephen Fromkin, Sacha Pavlovic
Starring: Justin Deeley, Nick Bateman, Tom Green, Rebecca Dalton, Jamie Johnston
Plot Synopsis: The film begins with a stoked Charlie Martin (Justin Deeley) as he is initiated as the newest member of Alpha Chi Gamma. The fun is quickly terminated when the Kappas, their frat rival, secretly sabotage their celebratory fireworks and burn the Alpha house to the ground. Dean Kravitz (Tom Green) disciplines them by revoking their chapter...
THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN
Director: Kelly Fremon
Written by: Kelly Fremon
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Hayden Szeto
Plot Synopsis: A new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club – an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it's like to grow up as a young woman in today's modern world. Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) and Krista (Hayley Lu Richardson) are inseparable best friends attempting to navigate high school together…until they realize that there is a fine line between best friends and worst enemies. The film also stars Blake Jenner as Nadine's perfect brother, Kyra Sedgwick as her well-meaning but completely ineffective mother, and Woody Harrelson as her English teacher, mentor and reluctant sounding board. The Edge of Seventeen is produced by Academy Award winner James L. Brooks – the filmmaker behind big-screen, character-driven classics such as Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, Big, Say Anything, The Simpsons, Jerry Maguire and As Good as It Gets.
BEFORE I WAKE
Director: Mike Flanagan
Written by: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard
Starring: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Annabeth Gish, Dash Mihok, Jacob Tremblay
Plot Synopsis: In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody's dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody's imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark embark on a dangerous hunt to uncover the truth behind Cody's nightmares.
Director: Rob Zombie
Written by: Rob Zombie
Starring: Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Meg Foster
Plot Synopsis: Five friends are kidnapped on the day before Halloween and are held hostage in a terrifying place named Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31, in which the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.
Director: Dam Wingard
Written by: Simon Barrett
Starring: Callie Hernandez, James Allen McCune, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson
Plot Synopsis: A group of college students on a camping trip discover they are not alone. One of the scariest movies in decades, Blair Witch reinvents horror with a completely fresh and terrifying take on the genre.
MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
Director: Tim Burton
Written by: Jane Goldman, Ransom Riggs
Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Judi Dench
Plot Synopsis: A 16-year-old boy named Jacob Portman accidentally works himself onto a mysterious island where he helps a group of peculiar orphan children at Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children, protecting them and leading them away from horrible creatures who are out to destroy them.
THE WILD LIFE
Director: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen
Written by: Lee Christopher, Domonic Paris, Graham Welldon
Plot Synopsis: From the over-exuberant parrot Tuesday to the snack-obsessed tapir Rosie, from the persnickety echidna Epi to the acrobatic pangolin Pango, from the ditzy goat Scrubby to the commonsensical kingfisher Kiki and the always-cool chameleon Carmello, things are larger-than-life on a tropical isle that is pure wild animal paradise. Then Robinson Crusoe, a marooned human, arrives in the midst of a furious storm, and their lives are forever changed by this bewildering new “creature.” No matter their differences, castaway human and quirky animals embark on an hilarious new adventure, building the island's first tree-house and surviving together. But when two conniving members of the animal kingdom — the savage cats Mal and May — pounce into a battle for control of the island, Crusoe and his animal posse must uncover the true power of friendship against all odds (even savage cats).
Director: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
Written by: Nicholas Stoller
Starring: Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele
Plot Synopsis: Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore. Junior, the company's top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks' true mission in the world.