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New Movie Releases — October 2013

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Fall has officially arrived, and with it an eclectic blend of new movie releases in October 2013. We’ve got horror in space and horror in high school, a machete-wielding vigilante, a very naughty grandpa, and Tom Hanks dealing with some unsavory pirates. Read on for our breakdown of the new movie releases headed to theaters this October.

October 4

Gravity‘ (3D) — Directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

Runner Runner‘ – Directed by Brad Furman. Starring Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton. When a poor college student, who cracks an online poker game, goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.

A.C.O.D.‘ (Limited) — Directed by Stuart Zicherman. Starring Adam Scott, Amy Poehler and Richard Jenkins. ‘A.C.O.D.’ follows a seemingly well-adjusted “Adult Child of Divorce” who is forced to revisit the chaos of his parents’ bitter divorce all over again after his younger brother decides to get married.

October 11

Captain Phillips‘ – Directed by Paul Greengrass. Starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi and Barkhad Abdirahman. The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.

The Fifth Estate‘ – Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl and Carice van Houten. A dramatic thriller based on real events, ‘The Fifth Estate’ reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.

Machete Kills‘ – Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson and Sofia Vergara. The US government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.

‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’ (Limited) — Directed by George Tillman Jr. Starring Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. A coming-of-age story about two inner city youths who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Limited) — Directed by Carlo Carlei. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth and Damian Lewis. When the star-crossed lovers of two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues.

October 18

Carrie‘ – Directed by Kimberly Peirce. Starring Chloe Moretz, Julianne Moore and Judy Greer. A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Escape Plan‘ – Directed by Mikael Hafstrom. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and 50 Cent. When a structural-security authority finds himself incarcerated in a prison he designed, he has to put his skills to escape and find out who framed him.

12 Years a Slave‘ (Limited) — Directed by Steve McQueen. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Paul Dano. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

‘All Is Lost’ (Limited) — Directed by J.C. Chandor. Starring Robert Redford. After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Kill Your Darlings‘ (Limited) — Directed by John Krokidas. Starring Dane DeHaan, Daniel Radcliffe and Elizabeth Olsen. A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

October 25

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa‘ – Directed by Jeff Tremaine. Starring Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll and Spike Jonze. Eighty-six-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his 8-year-old grandson, Billy.

The Counselor‘ – Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz. A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ (Limited) — Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Starring Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos and Salim Kechiouche. The story of a young lesbian couple’s beginning, middle and possible end.

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