Autumn has officially arrived and there is a host of movies that are worthy of a trip to the cinema. Here are my picks of this October’s upcoming films:
The Martian – Out Now
Matt Damon stars as an astronaut, presumed dead and abandoned by his crew when they are hit by a violent storm whilst collecting samples from Mars. As a result he must discover a way of surviving with the remaining supplies whilst also figuring out a way of contacting home in order to get rescued. This awesome space adventure must be watched on the big screen as Ridley Scott produces an epic space adventure.
The Intern – Out Now
Robert De Niro stars as 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker, who isn’t enjoying retirement. Still in the belief that he has something to offer, he takes on the role of senior intern at an online fashion site, headed by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). The Intern looks a sweet comedy from director Nancy Meyers.
Sicario – 8th October
Emily Blunt stars alongside Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro in this action drama about the FBI’s war on drugs at the border of the US and Mexico. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the man behind Prisoners, Sicario looks just as tense and action packed and early reviews are positive.
The Walk – 9th October
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Philippe Petit, the man whose dream it is to high wire across the World Trade Centre towers. Based on the true story from 1974, the film follows Philippe’s difficulties legally, mentally and physically as he tries to fulfil his dream. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Forest Gump, Cast Away, Flight).
Masterminds – 9th October
Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess brings an action comedy about David Ghantt, a night-time security officer at an armoured car company who, along with his co-worker, organises one of the biggest bank heists in US history. Masterminds stars a host of comedy talent, headed by Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and also starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis.
The Program – 16th October
Ben Foster stars as Lance Armstrong in the true story of how one Irish journalist strongly suspects that the cyclist’s Tour de France victories were fuelled performance enhancing drugs. This biographical drama explores the hunt for evidence that will eventually expose Armstrong’s shocking secret. The Program also stars Dustin Hoffman and Chris O’Dowd.
Regression – 9th October
Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke star in the story of a detective who investigates the case of a man who admits to sexually abusing his daughter, but has no recollection of it. Chilean Alejandro Amenabar (The Others) directs this tense thriller.
Suffragette – 16th October
The film takes a look at the female movement for the vote in the late 19th century/early 20th century. Directed by Brit Sarah Gavron, Suffragette could be another film in with an Oscar shout with Mulligan’s performance looking like a key ingredient.
Spectre – 26th October
Bond is back. Speculation continues over whether this will be Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 despite the man himself announcing that he is signed up for one more. Nevertheless, with Skyfall director Sam Mendes again taking charge and Christoph Waltz taking up the villain role, we are surely in for another high-octane Bond adventure.
All release dates are UK based