New Movies In Theaters (10/5)

5 October, 2018 at 6:23 am

“A Star Is Born” (R)

Lady Gaga is an unknown songwriter who falls in love with Bradley Cooper. He’s an aging rock star who mentors her, but then struggles with his anger and his drinking after her career outshines his own. Bradley directed it and also did all of his own singing.
The rest of the cast includes Andrew Dice Clay as Gaga’s dad, Sam Elliott as Bradley’s older brother and manager, and Dave Chappelle as his trusted friend. Cooper also co-wrote the screenplay, which is the third remake of “A Star Is Born”.
The original was made in 1937. It didn’t star anyone you’re likely to know, but it took home the Best Writing Oscar. It was remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason, and again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
The Streisand version won an Oscar for Best Original Song for “Evergreen”. The breakout song from this year’s Lady Gaga remake is called “Shallow”.

“Venom” (PG-13)

Tom Hardy is Eddie Brock, a reporter investigating a billionaire whose company is killing homeless people while conducting illegal tests on alien parasites called symbiotes. And when Brock bonds with one, he becomes the Marvel anti-hero Venom.
Michelle Williams plays his fiancĂ©e, Riz Ahmed is the billionaire villain, and Jenny Slate is the scientist who blows the whistle on Ahmed’s lethal human experiments.
(Spoiler) Woody Harrelson has a cameo in a mid-credits scene as serial killer Cletus Kasady, who “Venom” fans know as the guy who becomes Carnage, Venom’s nemesis.

“The Hate U Give”

Amandla Stenberg stars as a teenager dealing with the aftermath of a shooting where a white cop killed her best friend in front of her after mistaking his hairbrush for a gun.

“Loving Pablo”

Javier Bardem stars as Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, Penelope Cruz as his lover, anchorwoman Virginia Vallejo, and Peter Sarsgaard as a DEA agent trying to take Escobar down. It’s rated R. (Trailer)

“Studio 54”

A compelling documentary where Ian Schrager talks on camera for the first time about partnering with Steve Rubell to open the club in 1977, describes its rise and fall, and how Ian was sentenced to prison for tax evasion in 1980.