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Fall movie photos: ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ among October releases
First Published Sep 04 2014 10:27 am • Last Updated Sep 04 2014 11:02 am

There are 80 movies expected to open in Salt Lake City-area theaters this fall, moving into the holiday season. Here’s the list, with photos, of the movies opening in October. (Release dates are tentative.)

Oct. 3

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Annabelle » The evil doll from "The Conjuring" gets its own origin story, as a gift from a husband (Ward Horton) to his pregnant wife (Annabelle Wallis) — and attracts a satanic cult to terrorize the couple.

Gone Girl » In one of the year’s most anticipated films, director David Fincher ("Seven," "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo") adapts Gillian Flynn’s best-selling murder mystery. Ben Affleck stars as the seemingly affable guy whose wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing, and under the media glare he becomes a suspect.

Hector and The Search for Happiness » Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist, and his search sends him around the world in this comedy.

Left Behind » Nicolas Cage plays the lead in this adaptation of the Christian-themed apocalyptic novels.

Oct. 10

Addicted » A woman (Sharon Leal) risks her marriage, her career and even her life when an extramarital affair goes bad.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day » Things go from bad to worse for a kid (Ed Oxenbould), his parents (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner) and his siblings in this adaptation of Judith Viorst’s children’s classic.

The Judge » A hotshot lawyer (Robert Downey Jr.) must defend his estranged father (Robert Duvall), an acclaimed retired judge, on a murder charge in this legal drama. Vera Farmiga, Leighton Meester and Billy Bob Thornton also star.


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Kill the Messenger » Jeremy Renner stars as real-life journalist Gary Webb, who discovered the CIA’s roles in arming the Nicaraguan Contras and funneling cocaine into California — a discovery that led to a nasty reaction by the government against Webb.

The Notebook » In this World War II drama, twin siblings in a Hungarian border village aim to survive the evil going on around them by studying it.

Oct. 17

The Best of Me » High-school sweethearts ("If I Stay’s" Liana Liberato and "The November Man’s" Luke Bracey) reunite later in life (played by Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden) in this romance based on a Nicholas Sparks novel.

The Book of Life » A colorful animated adventure that boasts Guillermo Del Toro as one of its producers, about a hero (voiced by Diego Luna) who must follow an epic quest through magic and mythical worlds to rescue his love (voiced by Zoe Saldana) and save his village.

Dracula Untold » The origin story of the original bloodsucker, reimagined as an epic heroic tragedy starring Luke Evans.

Fury » Brad Pitt leads an American tank crew (including Logan Lerman and Shia LaBeouf) at the end of World War II in this combat drama.

Men, Women and Children » Jason Reitman ("Juno") directs this ensemble drama that looks at love and sex among teens and their parents in the Internet age. The cast includes Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris and Adam Sandler.

Pride » Striking miners in Britain, circa 1984, get unexpected support from gay and lesbian activists in this true-life comedy-drama.

Oct. 24

Dear White People » Writer-director Justin Simien sharply skewers race identity at an Ivy League college in this comedy, which won a special jury prize at Sundance ’14.

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