“Forgotten Battle”, “Halloween Kills”, “Last Duel” among 20 new films on our screens


This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Matt Damon as Jean de Carrouges, left, and Adam Driver as Jacques LeGris in a scene from “The Last Duel”. (Patrick Redmond / 20th Century Studios via AP)

Photo: Patrick Redmond, HONS / Associated Press

Here are some of the new movies hitting theaters or streaming, streaming, renting or buying this week.

“Bergman Island”

Mia Hansen-Love directs this drama, starring Tim Roth, Vicky Krieps and Mia Wasikowska, involving a couple of screenwriters who seek inspiration by staying on an island where famous Swedish director Ingmar Bergman once lived. And then reality begins to imitate art.

Classified R. Screens at 7 p.m. on October 16 at 14 benches; starts streaming on various platforms on October 22.

“The Flaming World”

Adventure-fantasy in which a twin discovers a universe where her late brother may still be alive. Udo Kier, Vinessa Shaw and Dermot Mulroney are the stars.

Unclassified. Starts streaming October 15 on various platforms.

“The Forgotten Battle”

Dutch drama set during the Battle of the Scheldt in World War II. It was a big winner at home in the Netherlands.

Unclassified. Streaming begins October 15 on Netflix.

“Four hours on the Capitol”

Director Jamie Roberts (“Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty”) takes an in-depth look at the January 6 insurgency.

Unclassified. Airs October 20 at 8 p.m. on HBO.

“The Grand Duke of Corsica”

Timothy Spall and Peter Stormare star in a drama that draws parallels between the man who would become Saint Francis of Assisi a thousand years ago and an architect building a mausoleum in 21st century America.

Unclassified. Opening October 15 Studio Movie Grill, Pearland.

“Halloween kills”

The story of Michael Meyers and Laurie Strode continues. Once again, David Gordon Green – who made the 2018 “Halloween” – is at the helm.

Rated R. Opens Oct. 15 throughout Houston; begins airing October 15 on Peacock.

“Lucky love song”

Based on Todd Snider’s song “Just Like Old Times”, this drama follows the life of a struggling singer-songwriter. Michael Dorman, Sophia Bush and Dermot Mulroney are the stars.

Rated R. opens October 15 throughout Houston

“Honsla Rakh”

Punjabi drama set in Vancouver about a single dad trying to find love again.

Unclassified. Opening October 15 at Cinemark Memorial City, Houston.

“Karen Dalton:

In his days”

The documentary examines the life of the late Texan folk singer Karen Dalton who, although Bob Dylan was a fan, lived and died in tortured darkness.

Unclassified. Screenings at 7 p.m. on October 15 at 14 Pews, Houston.


Animated story about three animal friends, including a coatimundi named Nachi, who confronts an evil serpent determined to destroy the forest. Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara are leading the voice cast.

Classified PG. Opening October 15 at AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Houston; Regal Grand Parkway, Richmond; Regal Benders Landing, Spring; Regal Lone Star, Tomball.


Swedish horror thriller involving a woman, recently released from a mental institution, who begins to hear strange noises in her apartment.

Unclassified. Starts broadcasting October 19 on various platforms; screened October 30 and 31 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

“The last duel”

Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck are featured in this medieval saga around the last legal duel in France.

Rated R. Opens October 15 throughout Houston.

“Maha Samudram”

Action-romance in the Telegu language of India.

Unclassified. Opening October 15 at AMC Yorktown 15, Houston; Cinemark 19, Katy.

“Monster family 2:

Nobody is perfect”

British animated film about the Wishbone family who transform into spooky creatures to save their friends.

Classified PG. Opening October 15 at the Regal MarqE, Houston.

“The most admissible baccalaureate”

Romance in the Telegu language of India

Unclassified. Opening October 15 Cinemark Memorial City, Houston; Regal Lone Star, Tomball.

“Needle in a pile of time”

Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Orlando Bloom and Freida Pinto star in this sci-fi romance in which a man has the ability to warp time.

Rated R. Starts streaming October 15 on various platforms; available October 19 on Blu-ray and DVD.

“Night teeth”

Sydney Sweeney, Megan Fox, and Raul Castillo star in a horror thriller involving an LA driver with two weird horsemen who are his entry into a weird underworld.

Unclassified. Streaming begins October 20 on Netflix.

“The rescue”

The 2018 rescue of the Thai football team from a flooded cave is the subject of this National Geographic documentary.

Classified PG. Opening October 15 throughout Houston.

“Sardar Oudham”

Biopic in Hindi of Indian revolutionary leader Sardar Udham Singh who lived in the early 20th century.

Unclassified. Starts streaming October 16 on Amazon Prime Video.

“The velvet metro”

Director Todd Haynes (“Velvet Goldmine”, “Far From Heaven”) traces the rise of pioneering ’60s band The Velvet Underground, whose influence continues to shine through rock’ n ‘roll.

Rated R. Starts streaming October 15 on Apple TV +; screened November 4, 6 and 7 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

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  • Cary Darling

    Cary Darling joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017 where he writes on arts, entertainment, and pop culture, with an emphasis on film and media. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he has served as a reporter or editor at the Orange County Register, the Miami Herald, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In addition, he has freelance work for a number of publications including the Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News.


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