The weather is warming up, the flowers are blooming and the popular new releases just keep coming! With comedy, horror and even a film about public libraries, you won’t want to miss the amazing titles being released in October. Let’s check out some of our favourites…
Annabelle Comes Home
M | Horror | October 9
Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artefacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror waits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target–the Warrens’ ten-year- old daughter, Judy and her friends.
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace
M | Comedy | October 16
Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter…but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles! As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four’s songs as his own, jack risks losing Ellie – the one person who has love him and believed in him from the start. Before the door to his old life closes forever, Jack must decide if all he needs is love, after all.
Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino
MA15+ | Comedy | October 16
In this fresh, unfiltered modern comedy, best friends and academic overachievers Amy and Molly realise they’ve missed out on pretty much all fun during high school. So, on the eve of graduation, they decide to make up for lost time with one wild adventure in this hilarious coming-of-age story about the meaningful bonds we create.
Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams
MA15+ | Action | October 23
As a category 5 hurricane tears through Florida, Haley rushes to find her father, who is injured and trapped in the crawl space of their home. With the storm intensifying and water levels rising, the pair face an even bigger threat lurking below the surface. Producer Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) and Director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) Deliver an “Action-Packed thrill ride with a nasty bite”.
Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark
Spider-Man: Far From Home
M | Action | October 23
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, our friendly neighbourhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ and the rest of the gang on a European holiday. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent, but all is not as it seems.
Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal
M | Drama | October 30
Stuart is a sympathetic librarian who each day deals with the large group of destitute people who come to the library to access the internet, apply for jobs and, crucially, stay out of the vicious Cincinnati cold. When the group insist that they will stay beyond closing time on a particularly icy night, Stuart agrees that it is an emergency and allows it. Soon, cops and ambitious politicians get involved and plan a raid to evict the occupiers. Inspired by the notion that libraries have become far more than places to borrow books.
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Emilio Estevez
MA15+ | Comedy | October 23
A quick-tempered cop who’s recovering from eye surgery recruits a mild-mannered Uber driver to help him catch the heroin dealer who murdered his partner. The mismatched pair soon find themselves in for a wild day of stakeouts and shootouts as they pursue violent criminals through the seedy streets of Los Angeles.
Cast: Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Mira Sorvino
Toy Story 4
PG | Animated | October 9
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realise that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts
The Secret Life of Pets 2
PG | Animated | October 30
Max, the Terrier, must cope with some major life changes, when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog, who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.
Cast: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford
MA15+ | Drama | October 2
Based on powerful real-life events, ‘Chernobyl’ dramatizes the story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, the Ukraine nuclear plant disaster of April 1986. This five-part miniseries recounts the remarkable stories of the heroes who fought and fell to save Europe from an unimaginable disaster. Valery Legasov, is a Soviet scientist chosen by the Kremlin to investigate the accident to reveal how and why it happened. ‘Chernobyl’ tells a tale of lies and cowardice, of courage and conviction and of human failure and human nobility.
Riverdale: Season 3
M | Drama | October 16
Tensions between the North and Southside were at an all-time high – stoked by Hiram Lodge with the help of Reggie Mantle and intensified with the Black Hood’s unexpected re-emergence. A civil war seemed imminent. A riot brought out the worst (and best) of Riverdale and its citizens and culminated in the shocking arrest of Archie Andrews. It’s the start of Junior year and the gang is forced to think about something new – their future. But with Hiram now in control of the Southside, Archie on trial for murder and complicated romantic relationships forming, fans can expect a gripping start to the new season.
M | Documentary | October 30
The world’s most celebrated football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other. Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it; the charismatic Argentine, quickly led Naples to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams. But there was a price…Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became almost a prisoner of the city. Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive.
Moon Landing: The Lost Tapes
PG | Documentary | October 2
For the first time on television, this documentary utilises “lost tapes” of the astronauts, recorded before and after the mission, along with rare film and photos. The documentary reveals the doubts and fears of the astronauts as they stand on the brink of history. On the 50th anniversary of NASA’s most audacious achievement, Moon Landing: The Lost Tapes reveals the incredible true story of mankind’s greatest leap.
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