October 7: The Money Pit (PG); 91 minutes; 1986
An upper middle class New York City couple purchases a Long Island dream home, but the house proves to be more of a nightmare than a dream, with faucets spewing muck, collapsing staircases, and crooked repairmen and contractors.
October 14: Money Monster (R); 95 minutes; 2016
A TV stock-market guru and his producer are held hostage during a live broadcast by a man who lost his life savings due to the guru’s financial advice. The captor soon forces the pair to probe a conspiracy involving the global economy.
October 21: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (NR); 132 minutes; 1962
As a child, “Baby Jane” Hudson was the toast of vaudeville. As an adult, her more talented sister, Blanche, became a top movie star. Then an accident that crippled Blanche for life was blamed on a drunken, jealous Jane. Flash-forward to 1962: Jane, decked out in garish chalk-white makeup, still lives with the invalid Blanche in their decaying LA mansion.
October 28: No Movie – Book Sale
November 4: Baby Boom (PG); 110 minutes; 1987
A management consultant has no time in her life for anything except her high-profile job. All this changes when she inherits a 14-month-old infant from a pair of recently deceased – and very distant – relatives.
November 11: Now You See Me 2 (PG-13); 129 minutes; 2016
In this sequel, the illusionists known as the Four Horsemen return to perform a spectacular stunt in the hopes of clearing their names and exposing the unscrupulous behavior of a tech mogul, who turns the tables on the group.
November 18: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (R); 93 minutes; 1987
En route to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family, easily annoyed businessman Neal Page finds his first-class plane ticket has been demoted to coach, and he must share his flight with obnoxious salesman Del Griffith. A sudden snowstorm in Chicago forces the plane to land in Wichita. Neal accepts Del’s invitation to share his room in a cheapo-sleazo motel. The mismatched pair then must make their way back to Chicago, first by train, then by way of a truck.
November 25: No Movie – Thanksgiving break
December 2: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (PG-13); 97 minutes; 1989
Yule crack up as Clark Griswold, America’s best-intentioned walking disaster area, is determined to create a fun-filled old-fashioned Christmas. Deck the halls with laughter at the escapades of the Griswold family.
December 9: Surviving Christmas (PG-13); 92 minutes; 2004
Drew Latham, uneager to spend another lonely Christmas in his own home, longs for holidays past. Drew travels to his childhood home intending to relive the experience of a family Christmas. Unfortunately, his family no longer lives there. He then offers the Valco patriarch and his wife a huge amount of money if they consent to pretend they are his parents.
December 16: Love the Coopers (PG-13); 120 minutes; 2015
The four generations of the Cooper family father for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. A series of unexpected events disrupts the evening, but the family comes together and regains the spirit of the season.
December 23: While You Were Sleeping (PG); 103 minutes; 1995
Lucy, a love-starved subway toll booth operator, pines for Peter Callaghan, a self-absorbed attorney. One day, he is beaten by a gang of thugs, tossed onto the tracks, and rescued from death by Lucy. While he is comatose in the hospital, a comment she makes is misinterpreted, and his family, who haven’t seen Peter in a while, believe that she is his fiancée.
December 30: No Movie – School Vacation