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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:00 am

Fall films

SEPTEMBER

“It” (Opened Friday) – In this remake of Stephen King's novel, a group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

“Home Again” (Opened Friday) – Reese Witherspoon stars in this film about a single mom who allows three guys to move in with her.

“9/11” (Opened Friday) – A group of five people find themselves trapped in an elevator in the World Trade Center's North Tower on 9/11.

“Mother!” (Opens Friday) – Jennifer Lawrence stars in this thriller about a couple, whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home.

“American Assassin” (Opens Friday) – The film, starring Michael Keaton, focuses on counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp.

“Brad's Status” (Opens Friday) – A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend.

“Rebel in the Rye” (Opens Friday) – The life of celebrated but reclusive author J.D. Salinger.

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (Sept. 22) – When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsmans' journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the U.S.

“The LEGO Ninjago Movie” (Sept. 22) – Six young ninjas are taxed with defending their island home.

“Battle of the Sexes” (Sept. 22) – Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, the film focuses on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between world No. 1 Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

“American Made” (Sept. 29) – A pilot, Tom Cruise, lands work with the CIA and as a drug runner in the South during the 1980s.

“Flatliners” (Sept. 29) – Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment.

“Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House” (Sept. 29) – The legendary Watergate source known as Deep Throat.

OCTOBER

“The Florida Project” (Oct. 5) – Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure.

“Blade Runner 2049” (Oct. 6) – A young blade runner's discovery of a secret leads him on a quest to track down former blade runner, Rick Deckard, who's been missing for 30 years.

“The Snowman” (Sept. 13) – Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

“Marshall” (Oct. 13) – The film focuses on a young Thurgood Marshall, the first black U.S. Supreme Court justice, as he takes on a court-defining case.

“The Foreigner” (Oct. 13) – A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism.

“Wonderstruck” (Oct. 20) – The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from 50 years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

“The Mountain Between Us” (Oct. 20) – Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive.

“Geostorm” (Oct. 20) – When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

“Same Kind of Different as Me” (Oct. 20) – International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage.

“Thank You for Your Service” (Oct. 27) – Three soldiers returning from Iraq adjust to civilian life and fighting PTSD.

“Suburbicon” (Oct. 27) – George Clooney's film is about a bucolic 1950s suburb with a violent and racist underbelly.

NOVEMBER

“Thor: Ragnarok” (Nov. 3) – Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally.

“A Bad Moms Christmas” (Nov. 3) – Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell return in the follow film about the moms struggling to cope when their respective mothers visit for the holidays.

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (Nov. 3) – Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart.

“Last Flag Flying” (Nov.  3) – Stars Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne as Marines reunited to bury a dead son killed in Iraq.

“LBJ” (Nov. 3) – Stars Woody Harrelson as the 36th president, taking office after the assassination of John F. Kennedy and passing the Civil Rights Act.

“Murder on the Orient Express” (Nov. 10) – From the novel by Agatha Christie, the film tells of 13 stranded strangers and one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

“Daddy's Home 2” (Nov.  10) – A follow-up to the first film starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. This time Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

“Red Sparrow” (Nov. 10) – A sexy Russian spy falls for a CIA officer and considers becoming a double agent.

“Justice League” (Nov. 17) –  Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, and to face an even greater enemy.

“Wonder” (Nov. 17) – Based on the New York Times best-seller, the film tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences.

“Coco” (Nov. 24) –  Aspiring musician Miguel takes an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.

“Call Me By Your Name” (Nov. 24) – An American-Italian is enamored by an American student who comes to study and live with his family.

DECEMBER

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Dec. 15) – Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

“Ferdinand” (Dec. 15) – Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast; he is captured and torn from his home.

“The Post” (Dec. 22) – Steven Spielberg's drama is about the Washington Post's 1971 publishing of the classified Pentagon Papers.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (Dec. 22) – Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game's jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they choose.

“Pitch Perfect 3” (Dec. 22) – The now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour.

“Downsizing” (Dec. 22) – Starring Matt Damon, the film is a social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

“The Greatest Showman” (Dec. 29) – Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business.