TODAY'S PAPER

'A Simple Favor,' 'A Star Is Born,' and other new movies to see in theaters

This is the season for blockbusters, and blockbusters you might get.

From Jennifer Garner taking on an action flick to Tiffany Haddish starring as a teacher, here are the films to put on your radar.

'Halloween' (Oct. 19)

We know where you'll be spending this Halloween weekend. The 1978 flick gets a remake, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle and Judy Greer.

'Serenity' (Oct. 19)

Everyone seems to know something Matthew McConaughey doesn't when his character's ex-wife shows up asking him to commit a serious crime to protect her.

‘First Man’ (Oct. 12)

Ryan Gosling steps into the role of Neil Armstrong as he prepared his historic journey to the moon in July 1969. He teams back up with "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle in the film.

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‘A Star Is Born’ (Oct. 5)

The highly anticipated remake of "A Star Is Born" starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga made its debut to rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival. This take is set in the present day, but doesn't completely drop its '70s retro vibe.

'Night School' (Sept. 28)

Kevin Hart appears as Tiffany Haddish's student in this comedy about a group of adults who find themselves back in high school, well, night school, to get their GEDs.

'Love, Gilda' (Sept. 21)

Iconic stand-up comedian Gilda Radner gets profiled in this documentary from Lisa Dapolito. With rare audio recordings, interviews and diary readers (from the likes of Amy Poehler), you'll get a new understanding of the star, who passed away far too young at age 42 in 1989.

‘White Boy Rick’ (Sept. 14)

Adapted from the real story of Richard Wershe Jr. -- who became the youngest FBI informant at 14 and was sent to prison at age 19 -- "White Boy Rick" stars Richie Merritt in the title role and Matthew McConaughey.

‘A Simple Favor’ (Sept. 14)

And the million-dollar question is: What happened to Emily? Blake Lively stars in this mystery flick alongside Anna Kendrick and Henry Golding, the breakout "Crazy Rich Asians" star.

‘The Predator’ (Sept. 14)

Director Shane Black ("The Nice Guys," "Iron Man 3") takes on the alien monster franchise, with a small group of heroes having to save the planet from the vicious hunters. Starring Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, Keegan-Michael Key and Jacob Tremblay.

'Peppermint' (Sept. 7)

Jennifer Garner is a mom who comes back with a vengeance after her husband and child get murdered in front of her. The action thriller also stars Tyson Ritter of the band All-American Rejects.

‘The Little Stranger’ (Aug. 31)

Ruth Wilson stars opposite Domhnall Gleeson in "The Little Stranger," a thriller about a woman trapped between two different versions of herself.

'Operation Finale' (Aug. 29)

Ben Kingsley stars as Adolf Eichmann in the Holocaust drama "Operation Finale," picking up 15 years after the end of World War II.

'Searching' (Aug. 24)

John Cho stars as David Kim, a father who'd do just about anything to get answers about the mysterious disappearance of his daughter. It all unfolds by way of the internet as we learn about his daughter's relationships through Facebook messages, texts and video chats.

‘Papillon’ (Aug. 24)

The 1973 prison escape film is remade with Rami Malek, Charlie Hunnam and director Michael Noer. Hunnam plays imprisoned safecracker Henri "Papillon" Charrière, who is helped to escape with the help of a counterfeiter played by Malek.

‘The Happytime Murders’ (Aug. 17)

Melissa McCarthy is a private investigator in this raunchy comedy, set in a world where humans and puppets coexist. When puppets start getting murdered, she's on the case. Also starring Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph and Joel McHale. Directed by Brian Henson, son of Muppets creator Jim Henson.

‘Mile 22’ (Aug. 17)

Frequent collaborators director Peter Berg and actor Mark Wahlberg ("Patriots Day," "Deepwater Horizon") are at it again with this action flick about supersecret agents who have to smuggle a cop off to America to prevent a catastrophe. Also starring Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey and John Malkovich.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ (Aug. 15)

"Fresh Off the Boat" star Constance Wu is Rachel, a New York woman who goes off to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) for a wedding, where she discovers that he's beyond affluent. Now she has to try to find a way to stay with Nick despite his celebrity status in Singapore and with his controlling mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh). Based on the novel by Kevin Kwan.

‘BlacKKKlansman’ (Aug. 10)

This timely new Spike Lee film, based on a true story, follows Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), a black cop in Colorado who goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan through an intricate plan with his white fellow cop, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver). Also starring Topher Grace.

‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ (Aug. 3)

A pair of friends (Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon) are unwittingly thrown into the world of international espionage after one of them gets dumped by her spy boyfriend. Also starring Justin Theroux, Hasan Minhaj and Gillian Anderson.

‘The Darkest Minds’ (Aug. 3)

Based on the first book of the Alexandra Bracken "A Darkest Minds" YA novel series, this film is set in a world where teens with special powers are put into camps. A group of them, including our lead, Ruby (Amandla Stenberg), are trying to secure their freedom. Also starring Mandy Moore, Harris Dickinson and Gwendoline Christie.

‘Christopher Robin’ (Aug. 3)

An older Christopher Robin, now with a family, re-connects with his old furry pal Winnie-the-Pooh, who enlists him to help put the crew back together. Starring Ewan McGregor as Robin, Hayley Atwell and storied voice actor Jim Cummings, who has been providing the voice of Pooh bear for going on 30 years (and Tigger, too!).