A rundown of select films currently playing in theaters

New in Theaters:

“Night School”

*To the tune of “Night Moves” by Bob Seger* Working at a night school/Trying to help some students learn the rules/Working at a night school in school time/In the sweet school time.

“Smallfoot”

LeBron's transition to Hollywood continues beyond his move to the Los Angeles Lakers, as he voices Gwangi in this animated children's film alongside the likes of Zendaya and Channing Tatum.

“Little Women”

The “tiny” theme in this week's Caps continues with “Little Women,” the latest adaptation of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel that follows four sisters as they progress from little childhood to little womanhood.

“Hell Fest”

We're well into September, SO BRING ON THE HALLOWEEN SLASHER FLICKS, BABY. The plot synopsis to this one reads like slasher horror by the numbers. To wit: A group of teens (check) is stalked at a traveling Halloween carnival (check) by a serial killer (check and mate).

“We the Animals”

This drama, directed by Jeremiah Zagar and based on the novel of the same name by Justin Torres, is said to maintain the dreamy, ethereal quality of Torres' prose.

Also Playing:

“The House with a Clock in Its Walls”

I'm going to go ahead and assume this is a documentary about Chip and Joanna Gaines of the HGTV series “Fixer Upper” because every single home the couple rehabs/designs ends up with a giant clock affixed to one wall.

“Life Itself”

It's probably not the best sign when your film is getting panned by hard-hitting outlets such as, um, USA Today, which offered up this headline: “‘This Is Us' creator's treacly ‘Life Itself' is an emotionally manipulative turkey.”

Alive Recommends:

“Mandy”

With the bizarre, hyper-violent and fascinating “Mandy,” writer-director Panos Cosmatos (“Beyond the Black Rainbow”) has done something too rare in modern cinema. He's created something that's truly unlike anything I've ever seen before. (5 stars)