New movie releases for the weekend of October 16

Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive

New in theaters:

"Coming Home"

This Chinese drama from the director of "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers" tells the heartbreaking story of a couple separated when the husband is jailed as a political prisoner. He returns home only to find that his wife doesn't remember him. (Drexel Theatre)


Former "Bond girl" Olga Kurylenko flips the damsel-in-distress script as a jewel thief who is double-crossed by her former partner. (Gateway Film Center)


When a New Jersey cop (Julianne Moore) is diagnosed with cancer, she must fight against an archaic system to secure her pension for her registered domestic partner (Ellen Page).

Alive recommends:

"Goodnight Mommy"

You've got at least one more week to see this Austrian creeper at the Gateway Film Center. Don't read another word about it. It's skin-crawlingly great. (4 stars)