The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in October

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

With winter bearing down on us, the summer blockbusters have dried up and Oscar season is still a few months away, but that doesn't mean that there isn't anything to see at the cinema.

Nope, far from it. And to illustrate that, here are five films that you must see this month:

The Girl On The Train - 7th October

Adapted from Paula Hawkins' best seller, Emily Blunt stars as alcoholic divorcee Rachel Watson who, on her daily commute, fantasizes about the perfect lives of a couple that she sees along the way.

One day, Rachel sees something life-changing, and as one half of the couple is reported missing and presumed dead, Rachel finds herself entangled in the investigation.

When the book was released, it was dubbed 'the new Gone Girl', so expect a deceptive, plot-twisting thriller along the same lines, and Emily Blunt always shines in her roles, as The Girl On The Train is set to intrigue and entertain audiences for October.

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Doctor Strange - 28th October

The Marvel juggernaut continues at full speed as the latest property hits cinemas to add to its already bulging set of million dollar-grossing franchises.

Everyone's favourite Sherlock Holmes (sorry Robert Downey Jr.), Benedict Cumberbatch plays Stephen Strange, an arrogant and gifted surgeon who suffers a career-ending car accident.

On his journey of healing, he encounters the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), who mentors him in the mystic arts of sorcery.

The sorcery aspect departs from the usual Marvel superhero spiel, but with a cast including Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen, teamed up with Marvel's way of providing an entertaining story; this could be a breakout superhero smash along the lines of Ant-Man or Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - 21st October

Tom Cruise returns as former Army Major Jack Reacher as he is thrust once again into a dangerous mission, this time he is accused of a 16-year-old homicide, which he finds out is part of something bigger than he realised.

Author Lee Childs' Jack Reacher books have sold over 70 million copies, and the 2012 movie - which caused some fan outrage at 5' 6" Cruise playing the 6' 5" former Marine - grossed over $200 million.

Expect more violence, shootouts and Tom Cruise sprinting in the crime thriller sequel that is set to be another fun ride for fans of the Reacher series.

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Inferno - 14th October

The latest of Dan Brown's books to hit the big screen sees Tom Hanks return as symbologist Robert Langdon.

Waking up in a hospital in Florence, Langdon has no memory of how he ended up there and is forced to solve an intricate riddle based on Dante's Inferno to stop a global threat.

With director Ron Howard also returning for the third Dan Brown adaptation (after The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons), Hanks is joined by Felicity Jones as his female sidekick, in the mystery thriller which will be full of the action, adventure and riddle-solving that fans of the films have come to love.

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Trolls - 21st October

Bringing the fuzzy-haired trolls to a new generation of children, a star-studded cast provides the voices for the trolls, including Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, Russell Brand and Zooey Deschanel.

The story features giddy troll poppy embarking on a quest, joined by grumpy survivalist troll named Branch, to save Troll Town's population from the Bergens.

Full of songs and memorable characters, if it's a success, Trolls could kick-start a new film franchise as well as a deluge of merchandise opportunities.

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Also out in October

My Scientology Movie - 7th October

Louis Theroux brings his usual naïve investigative act to the big screen, this time he's going through the doors at the Church of Scientology. [trailer]

War On Everyone - 7th October

Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Peña play two corrupt cops who find themselves in hot water when they try to intimidate someone more dangerous than they are. [trailer]

Storks - 14th October

Animated fun as storks, having moved on from delivering babies to delivering packages, must scramble into action when an order for a baby arrives. [trailer]

Keeping Up With The Joneses - 21st October

A couple's suburban bliss is thrown into chaos when their neighbours turn out to be government spies and mix them up in an international espionage plot. [trailer]

Ouija: Origin of Evil - 21st October

A mother and her daughters' fake séance scam goes awry when one of the daughters is possessed by an aggressive spirit. [trailer]

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