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New Orleans film release guide for fall 2017 

Sequels, superheroes and indie flicks

Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in Battle of the Sexes as Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs

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Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in Battle of the Sexes as Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs

Sept. 22

Battle of the Sexes

Steve Carell and Emma Stone hit the court as Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King in their famous tennis match/media circus billed as the "Battle of the Sexes."

Friend Request

Our darkest, weirdest social media jitters are reflected in this horror movie, where things get supernatural after a popular girl unfriends an outcast.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The spy comedy follows 2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service and features a comically star-studded cast, including Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth and Elton John.


Jackie Chan, Olivia Munn and Justin Theroux are among the voices for the most recent LEGO franchise film, which spoofs ninja and kung fu movies.


The film tells the story of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal stars.

Victoria and Abdul

A young Indian man strikes up a surprising friendship with Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) ahead of her Golden Jubilee.

Sept. 29

American Made

Tom Cruise tries to win us back in this action comedy based on a real-life pilot who gets recruited into CIA cartel ops in South America.


This is a remake of the '90s creepshow about med students playing around with near-death experiences. With Ellen Page and Kiefer Sutherland, who also was in the original.


Kirsten Dunst stars in the atmospheric movie about isolation, paranoia, Northern California and weed.

Oct. 5

The Florida Project

In a new project from breakout writer-director Sean Baker (Tangerine), a precocious 6-year-old fields life at a run-down motel. Willem Dafoe is the crotchety motel manager.

Oct. 6

Blade Runner 2049

The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's cyberpunky thriller features Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

The Mountain Between Us

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in a survivalist movie about a plane crash in wintry mountains.

My Little Pony: The Movie

Round up your bronies for this animated musical based on the children's television show.

Oct. 13

The Foreigner

A London businessman (Jackie Chan) breaks bad when his daughter is killed in a terrorist attack, and Pierce Brosnan plays a shifty government suit.

Happy Death Day

Like Groundhog Day, if Groundhog Day had been a slasher film: A college student endlessly relives the day of her murder.


Chadwick Boseman portrays Thurgood Marshall as a young NAACP lawyer trying a high-profile sexual assault case.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

A curious love story about psychologist and Wonder Woman creator William Marston, his wife and the woman they both loved.

Oct. 20

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

Madea and friends must flee a haunted campground in this continuation of Tyler Perry's perpetual franchise.


Climate scientists battle weather-control satellites gone haywire in this vaguely futuristic environmental thriller. With Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish and Ed Harris.

Only the Brave

An elite firefighting team (Miles Teller, notable Friday Night Lights heartthrob Taylor Kitsch) spars with a raging fire in Yarnell, Arizona.

Same Kind of Different as Me

An art dealer buddies up to a homeless man in a last-ditch effort to save his relationship with his wife (Renee Zellweger). Melodrama ensues.

The Snowman

Michael Fassbender is elite detective Harry Hole on a killer's trail during a harsh winter. Also starring frequent Lars von Trier muse Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Oct. 27


The torture-porn franchise resurrects itself with the return of a killer once thought dead.


The Coen brothers co-wrote this George Clooney-headed black comedy about a cookie-cutter surburban community that isn't what it seems.

Thank You for Your Service

The drama based on a true story is about soldiers who return from Iraq to do battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. With Miles Teller, Amy Schumer and Haley Bennett.

Nov. 3

A Bad Moms Christmas

"Bad moms" Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn return to wage war on Christmas un-der the watchful eye of their own mothers.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The film is Yorgos Lanthimos' follow-up to last year's bleakly hilarious The Lobster; it's about a surgeon who becomes increasingly unsettled by a teenage boy.


Rob Reiner directs this presidential biopic, in which Woody Harrelson portrays the famously foul-mouthed Texan who went on to sign the Civil Rights Act.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

In the legal thriller, Denzel Washington is your idealistic defense attorney who is thrust to prominence at his firm's moment of crisis.

Thor: Ragnarok

Chris Hemsworth reprises his performance as the hammer-wielding Norse superhero. The movie is said to feature the Marvel Universe's first LGBT character.

Nov. 10

Daddy's Home 2

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are feuding dads in this holiday-themed sequel to Daddy's Home.

Lady Bird

A teen (Saoirse Roman) with punk sensibilities navigates a fraught time of life in the mother- daughter dramedy.

Murder on the Orient Express

The film remakes the 1974 movie adapted from one of Agatha Christie's most famous novels. Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Judi Dench appear; Kenneth Branagh directs and stars.

Nov. 17

Justice League

Superheroes join for- ces, again — you've got Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and everyone's favorite Batman (Ben Affleck).

The Star

The animated film tells the story of the Nativity from the point of view of the animals; there's voicework from Steven Yeun, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey and others.


After several plastic surgeries, a boy with facial differences starts fifth grade at public school. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play his parents.

Nov. 22


In the newest offering from animation powerhouse Pixar, a young boy ventures through a Latin American-inspired Land of the Dead on a quest to become a musician.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Dan Stevens (best-known as Matthew from Downton Abbey) plays Charles Dickens in this drama about the writing of A Christmas Carol.

Molly's Game

Writer-director Aaron Sorkin puts his spin on the story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), the real-life skier who masterminded a high-stakes poker game popular with celebs and mobsters.

Villa Capri

Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman are old (really old) foes who begrudgingly become friends in this action comedy.

Nov. 24

Call Me By Your Name

The gay coming-of-age tale is set in the rustic Italian countryside and stars Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer.

The Current War

Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse (Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon) vie for whose electrical system will reign supreme. Nicholas Hoult drops in as Nikola Tesla.

Dec. 1


When a high school photographer snaps some pictures with an old camera, her subjects meet untimely ends.

Dec. 8

All the Money in the World

Ridley Scott's drama is based on the kid- napping of John Paul Getty III by an Italian organized crime group and features Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg.

The Disaster Artist

The movie is about the making of much-mocked cult film The Room, thought by some to be the worst movie ever made. James Franco directs and stars.

The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro directed this dark beauty-and-the-beast fable about a mute woman who loves a weird creature from the lab where she works.

Dec. 15


This is an animated version of the much-loved children's series about a gentle bull who goes on a quest.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The cinematic juggernaut continues with new adventures from Luke, Leia and Rey. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher (RIP), Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega return.

Dec. 20

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

The Rock, Kevin Hart and Jack Black all turn up in this sequel to the '90s movie, which reimagines the game as a video game.

Dec. 22


Two brothers (Owen Wilson and Ed Helms) go on an adventure to figure out the truth about their dad.


The black comedy is about a freshly shrunken couple (Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig) who join a Lilliput-sized community.

The Six Billion Dollar Man

A loose adaptation of the 1970s TV show stars Mark Wahlberg as a former astronaut — with a few modifications.

Pitch Perfect 3

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson return to the musical comedy series about an a capella group that reunites for an overseas performance.

The Post

A golden-age-of-journalism drama is set at The Washington Post around the time of the Pentagon Papers release. With Meryl Streep as Post publisher Kay Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee; Stephen Spielberg directs.

Dec. 25

The Greatest Showman

The musical is about the life of circus magnate P.T. Barnum and the creation of show business. Hugh Jackman stars as Barnum; Zac Efron and Michelle Williams co-star.

Phantom Thread

Enigmatic auteur Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, The Master, Magnolia, Boogie Nights) hasn't said much about his latest, but it's supposed to be the last performance from Daniel Day-Lewis, who is retiring.

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