Other new releases for the weekend of October 6

Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
"The Dressmaker"

New releases:

A dressmaker (Kate Winslet) returns to the rural Australian town where she was accused of murder as a child in this novel-based drama. (Drexel Theatre)

Lauren Graham plays the mother of an imaginative middle-school student who decides to break all the rules. Literally, he breaks all the school's rules.

The 1979 cult horror hit gets new life with a slick 4K remaster. It's a treat for fans, but also a great introduction to the Tall Man for those just looking for a little seasonal scare. (Gateway Film Center)

Alive recommends:

Fans of the original seem pretty split over this reboot. I wasn't a huge fan of the original, so I thought this one actually delivered better. (3 stars)

Also in theaters:

Director Peter Berg blends hero worship and pyrotechnics in this sometimes muddled true-life tale of the massive offshore oil rig disaster (2½ stars)

This popular young-adult novel about a boy who finds a special home in a unique orphanage seems like a perfect fit of material for director Tim Burton.

The ensemble comedy based on a true-crime caper is directed by Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite") and has a really funny cast, including Zach Galifianakis and half of the 2016 "Ghostbusters" (Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig).

Antoine Fuqua's remake of the classic Western really keeps just the basic premise, but it also never really justifies its existence, despite a solid cast. (2 stars)

Ten years after her last onscreen adventure, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) returns for a third chapter. She's having a baby, but whose? Find out!

Director Clint Eastwood and star Tom Hanks scream Oscar bait in this somewhat overwrought tale of the "Miracle on the Hudson." (2½ stars)