October is approaching, and it’s apparent this week with two new horror movies out. Also, comedians Demetri Martin and Patton Oswalt take a serious turn.
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Margaret Kidder, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Richard Brake
Directed by: Rob Zombie
Plot: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 22%
Critic Consensus: N/A
The Final Destination
Starring: Shantel VanSanten, Bobby Campo, Haley Webb, Nick Zano
Directed by: David R. Ellis
Plot: After a teen’s premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.
RT Freshness: 30%
Critic Consensus: “With little of the ingenuity of previous installments, The Final Destination is predictable, disposable horror fare.”
Starring: Demetri Martin, Emile Hirsch, Liev Schreiber, Imelda Staunton
Directed by: Ang Lee
Plot: A man working at his parents’ motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.
RT Freshness: 50%
Critic Consensus: “Featuring numerous 60s-era clichés, but little of the musical magic that highlighted the famous festival, Taking Woodstock is a breezy but underwhelming portrayal.”
Starring: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Rapaport, Marcia Jean Kurtz
Directed by: Robert Siegel
Plot: Paul Aufiero, a hardcore New York Giants football fan, struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player.
RT Freshness: 81%
Critic Consensus: “Featuring Patton Oswalt’s sympathetic portrayal, Big Fan humorously and effectively captures the dark and lonely world of a sports fanatic.”