These are my picks (complete with the reason for my choice) for the movies coming to theaters in October, but feel free to check out all of October's releases by visiting the Internet Movie Database's Coming Soon page.
week of Friday, October 3
Director: David Fincher
Why? Count me in for anything directed by David Fincher. That he is once again using Trent Reznor for the score is just icing on the cake.
Director: John R. Leonetti
Why? Did you not see The Conjuring? I think focusing on one particular element that was in the background of the other movie makes for an interesting prequel.
week of Friday, October 10
Director: David Dobkin
Why? This is a pretty great cast, and the story looks interesting.
Director: Gary Shore
Why? The origin of Dracula that appears to be more historical fiction than previous Dracula stories? Sure, I'll bite.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Why? Normally this movie wouldn't interesting me, but I had the privilege of seeing the short film that it is based on last year when local theater Sun-Ray Cinema carried the 2013 Sundance Short Films. While I know I've seen plenty of films based on shorts, I believe this will be the first time I've seen the short film first. I'm interested to see how the story was expanded.
Director: Theodore Melfi
Why? Bill Murray.
week of Friday, October 17
Director: David Ayer
Why? It's sort of like a sequel to Inglourious Basterds where Brad Pitt drives a tank.
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Why? This movie looks bizarre in the best possible way. I can't quite figure it out, and that really interests me. Plus, Michael "I'm Batman" Keaton!!
Director: Alex Ross Perry
Why? Maybe it's just because Jason Schwartzman is in it, but this seems like it has the potential to be a Wes Anderson movie even though Wes Anderson isn't directing.
week of Friday, October 24
Director: Stiles White
Why? This isn't the first horror movie we've seen Olivia Cooke in this year, and she has yet to fail to deliver. Plus, this looks genuinely creepy even though I really don't need anymore convincing to not buy a Ouija board.
Director: Chad Stahelski
Why? I'm a sucker for anything starring Keanu, and I love it when he gets badass roles like this one.
week of Friday, October 31
Director: Dan Gilroy
Why? Although this movie has nothing to do with the blue-skinned, teleporting X-Men character it still looks really really good.
Director: Rowan Joffe
Why? Not feeling paranoid enough? Well, then this movie is just for you. I mean, who do you trust when you have no memory of your own?
Directors: Rodney Ascher | Julian Barratt | Robert Boocheck | Alejandro Brugués | Kristina Buozyte | Alexandre Bustillo | Larry Fessenden | Julian Gilbey | Spencer Hawken | Jim Hosking | Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen | E.L. Katz | Aharon Keshales | Steven Kostanski | Marvin Kren | Juan Martínez Moreno | Erik Matti | Julien Maury | Robert Morgan | Chris Nash | Vincenzo Natali | Hajime Ohata | Navot Papushado | Bill Plympton | Dennison Ramalho| Todd Rohal | Jerome Sable | Bruno Samper | Shion Sono | Jen Soska |Sylvia Soska
Why? I'm not going to say that the first installment was a masterpiece or anything, but with 26 segments, the good outweighed the bad. Plus, this is another one where I have to say that it's going to be bizarre in the best possible way. Love the concept.
Director: Alexandre Aja
Why? Solve your girlfriend's murder or turn into evil itself? Sounds like an original concept to me.
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