The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in October

  • The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in October

With the evenings closing in and winter creeping up, it's the perfect time to head inside to a nice... air-conditioned cinema.

What's in store for you cinema-goers in October? Bond is back, Fassbender does 'the Scottish play' and a whole lot more...

1. Spectre - 23rd October

Bond is back! And it looks like it could be Daniel Craig's last outing in a tux as 007.

After wowing fans with Skyfall, Sam Mendes returns to hopefully raise the bar once again.

Boasting a stellar cast, including Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Dave Bautista, with returning MI5 staffers Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw, we see the legendary criminal organisation S.P.E.C.T.R.E. once again cause Bond no end of grief.

We're fully expecting Daniel Craig to bow out in style and expectations for Spectre couldn't be higher.

2. The Martian - 2nd October

On a manned mission to Mars, Matt Damon's crew are forced to leave him on the Red Planet after a storm in which he is presumed dead.

Only he isn't, and he's left stranded, without contact, on the alien planet in which he must use his wits to survive and send a message back to Earth.

Ridley Scott steps into another tale of interstellar panic, and after Alien and Prometheus, expect the director to put his much-loved polish onto it.

The critics have praised Matt Damon's performance as the lonely spaceman in the adaptation of Andy Weir's 2011 novel, which is a more accessible, and possibly better, take on space than Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.

3. Macbeth - 2nd October

Michael Fassbender takes on the iconic role as the ambitious Scottish Duke and Marion Cotillard plays his equally-bloodthirsty wife, Lady Macbeth.

Competing for the Cannes Film Festival's coveted Palme d'Or, the well-known tale of murder and deceit could be the best Shakespearian adaptation, and perhaps one that the Bard himself would have enjoyed.

4. Crimson Peak - 16th October

An atmospheric romantic horror from terror master Guillermo Del Toro, starring internet fave Tom Hiddleston.

Set in the late 19th century in a crumbling, remote Cumbrian mansion, a young author (Mia Wasikowska) marries the charming Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston).

It turns out that the new husband isn't who he appears, and his house is full of unusual and otherworldly entities that he desperately tries to hide from his new bride.

With an extremely capable cast, including Charlie Hunnam and Jessica Chastain, and del Toro behind the camera doing what he does best, this could be the best, and most engrossing, horror flick of the year.

5. Sicario - 9th October

"In Mexico, Sicario means hitman" is the helpful, but very unexciting tagline for the cartel crime drama starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.

Blunt plays an idealistic FBI agent who is enlisted by the CIA to be part of a joint task force tracking down a Mexican cartel boss.

Full of tense gunfights and standoffs, it has the feel of Homeland and Zero Dark Thirty, with Blunt being the audience surrogate, a wide-eyed, out-of-her-depth agent in the middle of the fast-paced and relentless action.

Also out in October:

The Walk - 2 October

Joseph Gordon-Levitt channels legendary high-wire artist Philippe Petit in the recounting of his 1974 attempt to cross New York's World Trade Centre Twin Towers told in vertigo-inducing 3D.

Pan - 16th October

An all-star cast including Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara and Amanda Seyfried try to shake off similarities to Hook in this retelling of J.M. Barrie's tale of Peter Pan.

Suffragette -  16th October

Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep star in the story of the early feminists who were subjected to violence and inequality in their fight for women to be allowed to vote.

The Intern - 2nd October

A warm and fuzzy tale of a retired Robert DeNiro who gets back into work, interning at an online fashion site who makes CEO Anne Hathaway contemplate work and life.


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