New Movie Releases: October 2015
The summer movie season is officially over and we’re moving into the exciting offerings of fall. ‘Tis the season for horror, and October won’t disappoint between Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak and the final chapter in the Paranormal Activity saga. And if you’re looking for some non-spooky offerings, next month also brings the release of highly-anticipated films like Steve Jobs, The Martian and Legend. Read on for your guide to the new movie releases hitting theaters in October.
Legend: Directed by Brian Helgeland. Starring Tom Hardy, Emily Browning and Taron Egerton. The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.
The Martian: Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Matt Damon, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jessica Chastain. During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Freeheld (Limited): Directed by Peter Sollett. Starring Ellen Page, Julianne Moore and Steve Carell. New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester’s pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
He Named Me Malala (Limited): Directed by Davis Guggenheim. A look at the events leading up to the Talibans’ attack on the young Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls’ education and the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.
Taxi (Limited): Directed by Jafar Panahi. Starring Jafar Panahi. A day with a taxi driver in Teheran.
Addicted to Fresno (Limited / VOD): Directed by Jamie Babbit. Starring Natasha Lyonne, Judy Greer and Malcolm Barrett. Follows the lives two co-dependent sisters who work as hotel maids in Fresno.
Finders Keepers (Limited / VOD): Directed by Bryan Carberry and J. Clay Tweel. In 2007, a severed human foot was discovered in a grill bought at a North Carolina auction.
Pan: Directed by Joe Wright. Starring Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund and Rooney Mara. The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Steve Jobs: Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen. The true story of the life of visionary Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
The Walk: Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Kingsley. The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
Big Stone Gap (Limited): Directed by Adriana Trigiani. Starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Jane Krakowski. A story centered around a transitional point in the life of Ave Maria Mulligan, the heart of her community in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.
Knock Knock (Limited): Directed by Eli Roth. Starring Keanu Reeves, Lorena Izzo and Ana de Armas. When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.
My All American (Limited): Directed by Angelo Pizzo. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Sarah Bolger and Finn Wittrock. Freddie Steinmark, an underdog on the gridiron, faces the toughest challenge of his life after leading his team to a championship season.
Victoria (Limited): Directed by Sebastian Schipper. Starring Laia Costa, Frederick Lau and Franz Rogowski. A movie shot in a single take about Victoria, a runaway party girl, who’s asked by three friendly men to join them as they hit the town. Their wild night of partying turns into a bank robbery.
Breaking Through (Limited / VOD): Directed by John Swetnam. Starring Julie Warner, Jordan Rodrigues and Robert Roldan. When Casey, a dancer who is discovered on YouTube, gets thrust into the modern world of internet celebrity and culture, she must find a way to balance her true identity with her online persona, or risk losing everything she cares about.
The Final Girls (Limited / VOD): Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Starring Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman and Nina Dobrev. A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.
Bridge of Spies: Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Tom Hanks, Alan Alda and Amy Ryan. An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union.
Crimson Peak: Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
Goosebumps: Directed by Rob Letterman. Starring Jack Black, Odeya Rush and Halston Sage. A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.
The Bronze (Limited): Directed by Bryan Buckley. Starring Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole and Sebastian Stan. A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete’s star rises in town.
Room (Limited): Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen and William H. Macy. A modern-day story about the boundless love between mother and child; young Jack knows nothing of the world except for the single room in which he was born and raised.
Tab Hunter Confidential (Limited): Directed by Jeffrey Schwarz. The story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s.
Truth (Limited): Directed by James Vanderbilt. Starring Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett and Elisabeth Moss. A newsroom drama about the controversy surrounding the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes investigation of then-President George W. Bush’s military service in the Texas Air National Guard.
Woodlawn (Limited): Directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin. Starring Sean Astin, Jon Voight and C. Thomas Howell. Love and unity in a school torn by racism and hate in the 1970s.
Beasts of No Nation (Limited / VOD): Directed by Cary Fukunaga. Starring Idris Elba, Abraham Attah and Ama K. Abebrese. A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.
The Diabolical (Limited / VOD): Directed by Alistair Legrand. Starring Wilmer Calderon, Kurt Carley and Merrin Dungey. A single mother seeks the help of her scientist friend when she and her children are tormented by a maniacal spirit.
Experimenter (Limited / VOD): Directed by Michael Almereyda. Starring Peter Sarsgaard, Taryn Manning and Winona Ryder. Famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.
Jem and the Holograms: Directed by Jon M. Chu. Starring Molly Ringwald, Juliette Lewis and Stefanie Scott. As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.
The Last Witch Hunter: Directed by Breck Eisner. Starring Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie and Elijah Wood. The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension: Directed by Gregory Plotkin. Starring Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw and Ivy George. The final chapter in the hit horror saga.
Rock the Kasbah: Directed by Barry Levinson. Starring Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel and Bruce Willis. A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.
Burnt (Limited): Directed by John Wells. Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Omar Sy. Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
I Smile Back (Limited): Directed by Adam Salky. Starring Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles and Chris Sarandon. Laney Brooks does bad things. Married with kids, she takes the drugs she wants, sleeps with the men she wants, disappears when she wants. Now, with the destruction of her family looming, and temptation everywhere, Laney makes one last desperate attempt at redemption.
Suffragette (Limited): Directed by Sarah Gavron. Starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter. The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.
Our Brand Is Crisis: Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton and Anthony Mackie. A feature film based on the documentary “Our Brand Is Crisis”, which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.
Autobahn (Limited): Directed by Eran Creevy. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones and Anthony Hopkins. An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the run from his employers across Munich’s high-speed Autobahn.
The Wonders (Limited): Directed by Alice Rohrwacher. Starring Alba Rohrwacher, Maria Alexandra Lungu and Sam Louwyck. Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (Limited / VOD): Directed by Christopher Landon. Starring Tye Sheridan, Halston Sage and Patrick Schwarzenegger. Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.