New movie releases for the weekend of October 9

Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive

"99 Homes"

In this drama, a greedy real estate broker (Michael Shannon) evicts a hard-working father (Andrew Garfield) who eventually comes to work for him. Watching the intensity of Michael Shannon makes this an intriguing choice.

"He Named Me Malala"

This documentary examines Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani school girl who stood up to the Taliban for the cause of girls' education rights.

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Alive recommends:

"Goodnight Mommy"

A late change to last week's theatrical schedule pushed the Columbus opening back, but this Austrian creeper is skin-crawlingly great. (4 stars)

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Limited screenings:

"Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival"

The latest work from cult filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman ("Repo! The Genetic Opera") is making its way across the country on a rock concert-style tour, which stops at Studio 35 this Saturday night. Tickets available at