This Week in Movies

In which our movie guru tells you what he really feels about what’s coming to the silver screen. Check in every Wednesday for the weekend’s releases, or grab a copy of our print edition to see the whole month.

ADDICTED

Release date: October 10
Directors: Bille Woodruff
Cast: Sharon Leal, William Levy, Boris Kodjoe, Kat Graham
Website: zanesaddicted.com

Based on a novel by author Zane – the scribe behind literary masterpieces such as The Sex Chronicles and Gettin’ Buck Wild: Sex Chronicles II – this film is about a happily married woman named Zoe (Leal) who finds herself satisfying an insatiable sex drive with other men. When she falls for a hunky artist named Quentin (Levy), their liaison turns into an attraction that could cost Zoe everything.

 

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY

Release date: October 10
Director: Miguel Arteta
Cast: Ed Oxenbould, Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette
Website: movies.disney.com

Based on the popular 1972 children’s book of the same name, AATTHNGVBD stars Ed Oxenbould as an 11-year-old boy named Alexander Cooper who, as the title suggests, has a pretty shitty day. When Alexander tries to relay these misfortunes to his happy-go-lucky parents (Carrell and Garner), he is quickly dismissed. It doesn’t take long, however, for karma to catch up with them.

 

THE JUDGE

Release date: October 10
Director: David Dobkin
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton
Website: thejudgemovie.com

RDJ takes a break from Tony Stark and Sherlock Holmes to play a lawyer named Hank Palmer, who returns home for his mother’s funeral, but finds that his estranged father, Judge Joseph Palmer (Duvall), is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to clear Joseph’s name – much to the patriarch’s chagrin – but winds up squaring off with a shrewd prosecutor named Dwight Dickham (Thornton).

 

DRACULA UNTOLD

Release date: October 10
Director: Gary Shore
Cast: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Samantha Barks
Website: draculauntold.com

This unique take on the popular Dracula character (created by author Bram Stoker) combines the well-known vampire lore with real details of the life of cruel Romanian ruler Vlad III Draculea, for whom Dracula was named. Luke Evans stars as the infamous “Vlad the Impaler,” who is portrayed as a misunderstood hero who uses dark powers to save his kingdom.

 

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David Onda is Fly Magazine's movie guy. He is an entertainment writer for a national outlet. He's attended and covered the Academy Awards on several (well, 3) occasions for a national outlet. He once made Quentin Tarantino laugh. He has shared an elevator with Bruce Willis, sat in John Waters' living room and has flown in the same airplane as Joan Rivers.

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