Movies out this weekend

THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN(Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?A dog recalls the life lessons he has learned from his race car driving owner.

WHO'S IN IT?Kevin Costner,Milo Ventimiglia,Amanda Seyfried,Gary Cole,Kathy Baker

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the bestselling book byGarth Stein.
  • After Universal Pictures acquired the rights to the story in 2009,Patrick Dempseywas attached to star, but they couldn't find a director.
  • Disney bought the rights in 2016 and then Fox 2000 a year later.

 

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD(Action Adventure)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

WHO'S IN IT? Isabela Moner,Benicio Del Toro,Eva Longoria,Danny Trejo,Michael Peña,Eugenio Derbez

TRIVIA:

  • Based on Nickelodeon's long-running educational animated seriesDora the Explorer.
  • This film was made following the huge response to College Humor's live-action Web series starringAriel Winteras Dora.
  • The movie was filmed in Australia.

 

THE KITCHEN(Crime Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up.

WHO'S IN IT? Melissa McCarthy,Elisabeth Moss,Tiffany Haddish,Domhnall Gleeson,Common

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the Vertigo comic byOllie MastersandMingDoyle.
  • Hell's Kitchen is a neighborhood on the west side of Midtown Manhattan.
  • The three stars all have connections toSNL. Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish both won the Emmy forOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Seriesfor their appearances on the show, and Elisabeth Moss was married toSNLstar Fred Armisen.

 

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (Horror)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?Teens face their fears in order to save their lives.

WHO'S IN IT? Zoe Margaret Colletti,Michael Garza,Gabriel Rush,Dean Norris,Gil Bellows,Lorraine Toussaint

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the 1980s series of short horror stories for children byAlvin Schwartz.
  • The books have been listed by the American Library Association as being one of the most challenged series of books.
  • Guillermo del Torowas one of the producers and screenwriters.

 

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