For moviegoers disappointed in this summer’s offerings, the fall boasts more than a few reasons to return to the theater. Featuring the riveting recreation of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, an erotic tale of deception in 1930s Korea, Mel Gibson’s return to the director’s chair and Disney’s first Polynesian hero, the slate between now and Thanksgiving is replete with comebacks, fresh takes and CG thrills. Oh—and who could forget the aliens?

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