Entertainment 'Halloween,' 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' and other new movies to see in theaters By Scott A. Rosenberg and amNY.com staff Updated September 28, 2018 11:43 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email 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. 'The Front Runner’ (Nov. 6) Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Hugh Jackman stars in this timely biopic about Sen. Gary Hart, who find his presidential campaign on a downward spiral after allegations of an affair. Directed by Jason Reitman. 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms' (Nov. 2) Photo Credit: Laurie Sparham Disney brings the spectacle of a girl who travels to a quartet of magical lands filled with strange creatures, including gingerbread soldiers. Starring Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and Misty Copeland. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (Nov. 2) Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox/Alex Bailey "Mr. Robot" Rami Malek becomes Mr. Freddie Mercury in this biopic about the Queen superstar. From director Bryan Singer and also starring Joseph Mazzello, Gwilym Lee and Ben Hardy. 'Halloween' (Oct. 19) Photo Credit: Universal Pictures/Ryan Green 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. 'Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween' (Oct. 12) Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures The R.L. Stine-inspired kiddie-horror franchise returns with a Halloween installment. Jack Black (pictured) returns as the author, and he's joined by Wendi McLendon-Covey and his "Jumanji" co-star Madison Iseman (they both played Bethany!) 'Bad Times at the El Royale' (Oct. 12) Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox/Kimberley French From writer-director Drew Goddard ("The Cabin in the Woods") comes this thriller about a bunch of strangers at a hotel, each looking for redemption. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson and Jon Hamm. ‘First Man’ (Oct. 12) Photo Credit: Universal Pictures 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. ‘A Star Is Born’ (Oct. 5) Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures 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) Photo Credit: Universal Pictures 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) Photo Credit: Estate of Gilda Radner 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) Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures' and Studio 8's / Scott Garfield 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) Photo Credit: Lionsgate / Peter Iovino 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) Photo Credit: EPK.TV 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) Photo Credit: STXfilms/Michael Muller 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) Photo Credit: Nicola Dove / Focus Features 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) Photo Credit: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/Valeria Florini 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) Photo Credit: Sony Pictures/Elizabeth Kitchens 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. ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ (Aug. 15) Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures/Sanja Bucko "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) Photo Credit: David Lee 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. ‘Christopher Robin’ (Aug. 3) Photo Credit: Disney/Courtesy of Disney 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!). By Scott A. Rosenberg and amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic The TV shows you should be watching this OctoberGet ready to watch a ton of TV. 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