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Movies opening this weekend: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Steve Jobs,’‘Goosebumps,’ ‘Crimson Peak,’ more

In the true-life Cold War thriller “Bridge of Spies,” Tom Hanks must negotiate with the Soviets for the release of downed spy pilot Francis Gary Powers.
In the true-life Cold War thriller “Bridge of Spies,” Tom Hanks must negotiate with the Soviets for the release of downed spy pilot Francis Gary Powers. 20th Century Fox

“Goosebumps”

Jack Black plays author R.L. Stine in this scary-funny adaptation of his popular children’s horror novels.

Opens at 6 p.m. Thursday. Rated PG. Time: 1:43.

“Bridge of Spies”

Steven Spielberg directs Tom Hanks in this thriller (co-written by Joel and Ethan Coen) about a Brooklyn lawyer assigned by the CIA to negotiate the release of a pilot being held captive by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday. Rated PG-13. Time: 2:15.

“Woodlawn”

A faith-based, true-life drama set in 1970s Birmingham, Ala., in which the football team at the newly desegregated Woodlawn High School must overcome racism. Sean Astin, Jon Voight and C. Thomas Howell star.

Opens at 7 p.m. Thursday. Rated PG. Time: 2:03.

“Crimson Peak”

Director Guillermo del Toro returns to the fantastical horror turf of “Pan’s Labyrinth” with this tale about the goings-on inside a creepy house in the mountains where a man (Tom Hiddleston) lives with his sister (Jessica Chastain) and his new bride (Mia Wasikowska).

Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday. Rated R. Time: 1:59.

“Steve Jobs”

Michael Fassbender plays the controversial genius who founded Apple in this drama adapted from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”) and director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”).

Opens Friday. Rated R. Time: 2:02.

“Freeheld”

After she’s diagnosed with cancer, a veteran New Jersey police detective (Julianne Moore) wages a legal battle to be allowed to bequeath her pension to her domestic partner (Ellen Page).

Opens Friday. Rated PG-13. Time: 1:43.

“Tales of Halloween”

Anthology of 10 horror shorts from various directors, including KC’s Darren Lynn Bousman of the “Saw” franchise.

Opens Friday. Rated R. Time: 1:32.

“Meet the Patels”

This documentary began as a family vacation video and turned into a warm and funny feature about comedian/actor Ravi Patel’s series of dates with women from India — all arranged by his parents.

Opens Friday. Rated PG. Time: 1:28.

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