To those with even a limited exposure to Peanuts over the years, this will feel like a homecoming.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, ...

For the filmmakers, one tone-deaf mistake at the end doesn’t undo this compelling behind-the-scenes peek at how buffoons get elected and men of substance become political roadkill.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Adult Situations)
Genre: Drama
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, ...

"Room" is honest and challenging but it’s more uplifting than one might expect from a film with such a horrific backstory.

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From a historical perspective, "Suffragette" is riddled with inaccuracies, but that's less of a problem than its questionable dramatic arc.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Breck Eisner
Cast: Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, Rose Leslie, (voices) Elijah Wood

The film lacks the quality one expects from a late October/Oscar Season release, feeling instead more like a worthy contender for January/February distribution.

Despite several high octane action sequences, this movie feels orphaned and works considerably better when viewed as part of a greater epic than as a stand-alone production.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-16
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Horror/Comedy
Director: Rob Letterman
Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee, Amy Ryan, Jillian Bell

The film, which captures the feel if not the full charm of the written stories, comes across as an autopilot low-scare monster movie targeted at 7 and 8-year olds.

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Horror
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam

Neither as imaginative nor as satisfying a journey into the realms of the strange and supernatural as some of the director’s more memorable outings.

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Sarah Snook, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlberg

"Steve Jobs" doesn’t so much tear down the myth of the man as reshape it into something more volatile.

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Austin Stowell, Sebastian Koch

Although the workmanlike production is solidly engaging, it falls short of the loftiest expectations.