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 October 2
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara
Why? Great director, phenomenal cast, and an intriguing concept.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal
Why? Another movie with a great cast, and it looks like it'll be very intense. (Yeah, I mentioned this movie last month also. Apparently it got pushed back.)
week of October 9 (Hey, that's my birthday!)
Director: Eli Roth
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas
Why? Imagine your wildest fantasies come true and then all of a sudden things go really really wrong. That's the best I can imagine that's happening here. Plus, Keanu has made quite a comeback recently. You saw John Wick, right?
Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara
Why? This seems like an interesting take on Peter Pan with the villain being Blackbeard and Hook being a friend. And we not only get Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily, but Cara Delevingne will be playing a mermaid. [related]
Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Why? Imagine that your mom was a scream queen and when you go to see a screening of one of her old movies, you get sucked in.
week of October 16
Director: Rob Letterman
Stars: Jack Black, Odeya Rush, Halston Sage, Dylan Minnette
Why? Admittedly, I've never been the biggest Goosebumps fan since I didn't discover the books as a child, but this movie looks fun.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Why? del Toro knows how to tell a good scary story.
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Stars: Brie Larson, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Jacob Tremblay
Why? With the recent news stories of women being held in captivity for years, this story seems relevant.
week of October 23
Director: Gregory Plotkin
Stars: Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George, Dan Gill
Why? I absolutely love this franchise, and I'm anxious to find out how they're going to wrap up the story.
Director: Breck Eisner
Stars: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine
Why? It's hard to deny that Vin Diesel is a pretty good ass-kicker. Plus, I think most Game of Thrones fans would agree that it's great to see Rose Leslie on screen again.
Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Murray, Kate Hudson
Why? Bill Murray.
week of October 30
Director: Christopher Landon
Why? This movie looks like it'll be a lot of fun. Horror comedies usually are. Check out the red band trailer to see for yourself.
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