The long-awaited Downton Abbey movie releases today in theaters — along with Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt, the final Rambo movie starring Sylvester Stallone and the opening film from the Toronto International Film Festival — Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band. Check them out plus the limited release Before You Know It below. ~Alexandra Heilbron
Downton Abbey – The Granthams and their servants are thrilled when they learn that the King and Queen are coming to visit Downton Abbey. However, when it turns out that the royals have their own servants, Mrs. Hughes and Anna refuse to accept the fact that their presence won’t be required and make arrangements. Meanwhile, Tom (Allen Leech) is suspected of a nefarious plan for the royal visit, while Violet (Maggie Smith) plans to confront her cousin about the inheritance she believes Robert should be getting. Click here to read our review. Click here to view our exclusive photos of Downton Abbey locations. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Downton Abbey
Ad Astra – U.S. Army Corps astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) goes on a search across the galaxy for his scientist father, Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones), who didn’t return from a mission to find alien life 16 years earlier. As Roy makes his way across a series of increasingly dangerous outposts on the Moon and Mars, forces converge to stop him from finding answers to his father’s failed mission, while another impending explosion threatens to destroy life as we know it. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Ad Astra
Rambo: Last Blood – Having settled down in Arizona on a horse ranch, John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) has retired. Living with him are a family friend and her granddaughter Gabrielle. When Gabrielle travels to Mexico to look for her runaway father, she’s abducted by a sex trafficking cartel. Rambo must unearth his ruthless combat skills for a final mission. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Rambo: Last Blood
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band – The story of Toronto-born musician Robbie Robertson, including his early life and the formation of The Band, one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music. The documentary combines archival footage, photography and some of The Band’s most iconic songs as well as interviews with some of the biggest names in music. Opening in Toronto and Vancouver, and on Sept. 27 in Montreal. Click here for showtimes.
Before You Know It – Stage manager Rachel Gurner still lives in the apartment she grew up in with her actress sister, Jackie, and eccentric playwright father Mel (Mandy Patinkin), above the tiny theatre they own and operate. In the wake of a sudden family tragedy, Rachel and Jackie learn their mother, whom they thought was dead, is alive — and she’s a soap opera star. The sisters decide they want to meet her. Opening in Toronto only. Click here for showtimes.
Trailer: Before You Know It