In Touch (USA) - - Sneak Preview - BY MARA WIL­SON

FRI. 10/7, R ★★★★✩

This grip­ping adap­ta­tion of the best-sell­ing novel stars Emily Blunt as an al­co­holic di­vor­cée (prone to black­outs) who gets im­mersed in the case of a miss­ing woman (Ha­ley Ben­nett) who was the nanny for the baby of her ex-hus­band (Justin Th­er­oux) and his new wife (Re­becca Fer­gu­son). Sure, the co­in­ci­dences pile up — but so does the ten­sion.

FRI. 10/7, R ★★★✩✩

Nate Parker (who also wrote and di­rected) stars as Nat Turner, an en­slaved preacher who — tired of be­ing a pas­sive wit­ness to suf­fer­ing — leads a vi­o­lent up­ris­ing against abu­sive slave­hold­ers in Vir­ginia in 1831. This his­tor­i­cal drama is bru­tal but bluntly im­pact­ful view­ing.

Miss Pere­grine’s Home for Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren OUT NOW, PG-13 ★★★✩✩

Tim Bur­ton di­rects this vis­ually stun­ning but emo­tion­ally un­in­volv­ing ad­ven­ture about a teen boy (Asa But­ter­field) who — af­ter the death of his grandpa — trav­els to a home for mag­i­cal mis­fits run by Miss Pere­grine (Eva Green).

Flock of Dudes OUT NOW & ON VOD, NR ★★✩✩✩

Chris D’elia “breaks up” with his hard-par­ty­ing boys in hopes of ma­tur­ing out of man­child­hood (and im­press­ing his co-worker and crush Han­nah Si­mone) in this hi­tand-miss en­sem­ble com­edy with a lik­able cast (in­clud­ing Eric An­dré, Hi­lary Duff and Ku­mail Nan­jiani) who’ve all done far fun­nier work on TV.


The Gist: The former child ac­tor ( Mrs. Doubt­fire, Matilda) turned writer’s can­did col­lec­tion of “True Sto­ries of Girl­hood and Ac­ci­den­tal Fame” is witty and in­sight­ful.

No­table Quotable: “To be fair, [my mom] must have fig­ured I wouldn’t un­der­stand what was happening on Mel­rose [ Place] — af­ter all, I had thought the cou­ple hav­ing sex in Four Wed­dings and a Funeral was just bounc­ing on a tram­po­line I couldn’t see.”

It was show­time. At 4:30 a.m. on June 29, Sarah Mar­iuz found her­self tak­ing out the trash, clean­ing the house and pac­ing around her La Jolla, Calif., bed­room as she waited for her con­trac­tions to get closer to­gether. At the same time, over 1,000 miles away in Den­ver, her iden­ti­cal twin sis­ter Leah Rodgers’ wa­ter broke. Within hours, both women, 35, had checked into lo­cal hos­pi­tals with their hus­bands by their sides.

But what hap­pened next can only be de­scribed as what Sarah calls a “twin­ci­dence.” At 1:18 a.m. Moun­tain time on June 30, Leah gave birth to son Reid Joseph, who weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. An hour later at 1:18 a.m. Pa­cific time, Sarah wel­comed 7-pound, 5-ounce daugh­ter Sa­man­tha Lynne. Sarah tells In Touch she had a feel­ing it might hap­pen ever since she and Leah told each other they were preg­nant on Thanks­giv­ing Day and dis­cov­ered they were due four days apart. “I called it,” says Sarah. “I never im­aged the same hour and minute in dif­fer­ent time zones, but


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