New movie releases for the weekend of October 21

Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
"Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"

Tom Cruise returns in this long-awaited (?) sequel to the 2012 actioner. This unseasonably warm weather is a pretty good setup for a summer blockbuster-esque popcorn flick like this.

A suburban couple (Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis) gets caught up in international espionage when a debonair couple (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) moves into the neighborhood. Hilarity ensues.

Set in 1965 L.A., this timely Halloween release centers on a single mother who runs a scam séance business and unwittingly releases a real evil. Horror ensues.

In the ninth (!) movie featuring Tyler Perry's Madea character, he follows up "A Madea Christmas" with another holiday-targeted release. Madea ensues.

Rachel Weisz plays real-life writer and historian Deborah Lipstadt, who was sued for libel by a Holocaust denier. Tom Wilkinson also stars. (Drexel Theatre)

The Swedish dramedy centers on a grumpy old man who finds unexpected friends in his new neighbors. (Drexel Theatre)

One more reminder for horror fans: The inaugural Nightmares Film Festival is bringing a bevy of horror features and short films to the Gateway Film Center from October 20-23. See the full lineup at

Also at the GFC (but not technically part of Nightmares Film Festival) are three weekend showings of this gritty and still controversial 1986 film based loosely on the story of Henry Lee Lucas.