The weather here in Boston is shaping up to be pretty dreary this weekend, which is why we'll be spending our free time hitting the movie theater. There are several superb films playing at the moment, and if you haven't made plans to see some of them with friends, now's the time to do so.
In our opinion, here are the top five new films you need to see ASAP.
Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle take on the story of NASA's first mission to land a man on the moon. The riveting adaptation of Neil Armstrong's first-person account will leave you on the edge of your seat .
The Hate U Give
This racial drama is both gripping and surprisingly comical. Based on the best-selling YA novel, The Hate U Give takes a tough story and makes it something honest and relatable. You'll love watching the main character, Starr, find her voice in a community fraught with so much controversy.
If you're in the mood for something intelligent and thrilling, check out this October release. It follows a police officer who is demoted to desk work. He receives a call from a kidnapped woman, and he must do everything he can to locate the woman and save her before it's too late.
The Old Man & The Gun
Robert Redford's stellar performance in this cops and robbers tales has people applauding across the nation. His character, Forrest Tucker, attempts to escape from San Quentin while conducting a string of dangerous heists, resulting in an easygoing and thoroughly enjoyable story.
A Star Is Born
Since its release at the beginning of October, A Star Is Born has maintained a steadily high rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Viewers rave about the film's star cast (Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga), and its plot is an emotional ride everyone needs to take.
What films are you going to watch this weekend? Let us know in the comments.