Movies Update: ‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’ and More

Plus, a guide to scary movies this month.
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By Mekado Murphy

Movies Editor

Hey, movie fans! Here’s what’s going on this week.

With studios continuing to postpone the release of new films and audiences seeming reluctant to return to theaters en masse, the Regal Cinemas chain has temporarily closed its theaters in the United States (again). And Disney announced that its anticipated Pixar film “Soul” will be released directly on Disney+ on Christmas Day.

Scary-movie season is upon us, with plenty of frightful selections throughout the month. Erik Piepenburg offered a guide to some of the most noteworthy, with subjects ranging from killer weaves to vampires in the Bronx. Over on Prime Video, you can find a new collection of creepy movies under the banner “Welcome to the Blumhouse.” Lena Wilson interviewed the diverse directors of those features.

Out this week on Netflix is Radha Blank’s acclaimed project “The Forty-Year-Old Version” and Adam Sandler’s not-so-acclaimed, but seasonally relevant comedy “Hubie Halloween,” plus an environmental doc about David Attenborough, “A Life on Our Planet.” HBO Max has the dirt-bike drama “Charm City Kings” and the documentary “Siempre, Luis.” And Amazon has the thrillers “The Lie” and “Black Box,” then on Oct. 16, the Critic’s Pick documentary “Time” (now in theaters).

Enjoy the movies!

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