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Movie Minute: ‘The House with a Clock in its Walls’ leads trio of new films

September 20, 2018

Movie Minute: ‘The House with a Clock in its Walls’ leads trio of new films

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- “The House with a Clock in its Walls” is the big release this weekend. Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett and Owen Vaccaro, and directed by Eli Roth (“Hostel”), this fantasy film is based on the 1973 children’s book by John Bellairs.

“This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman brings his brand of emotional drama to the big screen in “Life Itself,” a multi-generational love story set across two continents.

Finally, rabble rouser Michael Moore is back with “Fahrenheit,” a documentary about the 2016 election and life in America since then.

Take a look at the new films in the video, above.

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS

Starring: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan

Director: Eli Roth

Rated: PG

Google synopsis: Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. He soon learns that Uncle Jonathan and his feisty neighbor, Mrs. Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town’s sleepy facade suddenly springs to life -- revealing a secret and dangerous world of witches, warlocks and deadly curses.

LIFE ITSELF

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Mandy Pantikin, Annette Bening

Director: Dan Fogelman

Rated: R

Google synopsis: As a young New York couple go from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

FAHRENHEIT 11/9

Starring: Michael Moore

Director: Michael Moore

Rated: R

Google synopsis: Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the United States. Traveling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Trump’s victory. Moore also takes an in-depth look at the media, the Electoral College, the government agenda and his hometown of Flint, Mich.

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