The Weekend Report: September 18-20

Movies

Everst opens September 18
Everst opens September 18

Everest (opens September 18) – This adventure docudrama is set in 1996 when a severe snowstorm on Mt Everest devastated simultaneous expeditions and resulted in the deaths of eight climbers. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, and John Hawkes.

About Ray opens September 18
About Ray opens September 18

About Ray (opens September 18) – After Ray, a young woman (Elle Fanning), decided to transition from female to male, her announcement is met with both opposition and support from her mother (Naomi Watts) and her lesbian grandmother (Susan Sarandon). She must also obtain the legal consent of her absentee biological father (Tate Donovan).

Sicario opens September 18
Sicario opens September 18

Sicario (opens September 18) – Emily Blunt stars as an idealistic FBI agent working a dangerous stretch of the US-Mexican border who becomes embroiled in the ruthlessness and corruption surrounding the FBI sting against the escalating war against drugs. A finalist for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Also stars Josh Brolin as Blunt’s superior officer and Benicio Del Toro as a defector from the Mexican drug cartel.

Sleeping with Other People
Sleeping with Other People

Sleeping with Other People (opened September 11) – Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie star as two romantic failures who lost their virginities to each other in college. They meet again years later after years of serial infidelity and self-sabotage which lead them to swear that their relationship will remain strictly platonic.

 

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