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Finally!: Movies to look forward to as theatres in Michigan reopen

A column header designed for night Light by Jamie Miller, a culmination of reviews and opinions from a night owl (Abby Haywood/The Collegiate)

By Jamie Miller

Greetings Nightlighters it is I, “the Night shifter,” Jamie Miller here with yet another issue of Nightlight in the afternoon for some reason… Anyways, it is finally happening. The movie theatres are reopening Oct. 9, albeit at a reduced capacity and with masks required except when patrons are eating or drinking. All auditoriums will be cleaned between shows and the showtimes will be spaced out to prevent the lobby from being packed. 

Now I don’t know about you, but I love going to the movies. And I am pumped. And I know that bit of information has likely triggered a question in you dear readers, well, what movies are being shown? 

New releases include “The New Mutants” which stars Masie Williams known for playing Arya Stark in “Game of Thrones,” Anya Taylor Joy from “The Witch” and Alice Braga from “Queen of the South.” The movie tells the story of five young people born with superhuman abilities called “mutants” who are locked in a sinister hospital. They must band together to survive. 

Also newly released is “Bill and Ted Face the Music” starring Kenu Reeves and Alex Winter known from the “Lost Boy’s,” also starring are Samara Weaving known from such movies as “The Babysitter,” “Ready or Not,” and “Guns Akimbo.” In the film, Bill and Ted, now middle aged and somewhat washed up, must write the greatest song in the history of the universe to save it. 

Yet another movie to look forward to is “Tenet” starring John David Washington known from “BlackkKlansman.” Along with Robert Pattinson of “Twilight” fame and the legendary Michael Cain. In the film an unnamed spy played by Washington  fights to save the world using the power of time travel. 

New movies aren’t the only films being shown, however. Among the classics being shown are “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Shaun of the Dead,” and “Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back.” 

I don’t know about you, but I’m  pumped for the movies to reopen, and at least one tiny part of my life to go back to… normal.


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