10 Most Anticipated Movies of October 2016 | MenStuff

10 Most Anticipated Movies of October 2016

What movies should you be looking forward to this month?

The holiday season is almost upon us we head into the final quarter of the year, and October’s movie releases are already setting us up for a big summer of blockbusters down here in the Republic. So, let’s delve into the broad array of films set to hit movie screens this month.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Release date: Friday, 7 October 2016

Tim Burton returns to the director’s chair for an adaptation of the popular children’s book which tells the story of a young boy who finds a home that’s a refuge for unusual and supernatural children. Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson all star, adding some serious star-power to this offbeat fantasy adventure.

The Girl on the Train

Release date: Friday, 7 October 2016

Another big October release is making a leap from the page to the screen. Based on the best-selling Paula Hawkins novel, The Girl on the Train stars Emily Blunt stars as Rachel Watson, an alcoholic woman who becomes fascinated by a couple she sees every day on the train during her daily commute. However, when she witnesses something unexpected, Rachel becomes wrapped up in the mystery herself. Director Tate Taylor has earned praise for his work in films like The Help and Get On Up, and with a cast like Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Haley Bennett and Justin Theroux, The Girl on the Train could definitely be one of the month’s most popular films.

Don’t Breathe

Release date: Friday, 14 October 2016

Don’t Breathe has already released in the US to a great reception. A claustrophic and high-tension thriller, Don’t Breathe stars Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto and Stephen Lang (Avatar) and focuses on three friends who get trapped inside a blind man’s house while breaking into it. Their blind victim reveals himself to be far more dangerous than they initially thought, turning the tables and creating a cat-and-mouse game of life and death.


Release date: Friday, 14 October 2016

Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, and Jason Sudeikis lead an all-star comedy ensemble in Masterminds. Falling somewhere between The Hangover and a heist movie, the film follows David Ghantt an ordinary security guard guy who gets the opportunity to escape his monotonous life. He’s lured into planning a bank heist to last a lifetime… that is, if he can survive his team of halfwits and double-crossers.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Release date: Friday, 21 October 2016

Tom Cruise is back for another adventure as the mysterious former soldier in this sequel to the 2012 film, once again based on a novel by Lee Child. In Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Reacher returns to his old military headquarters to find out that he’s being accused of murder. Cobie Smulders stars as the film’s leading lady, and Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai) takes the director’s chair this time around.

Hands of Stone

Release date: Friday, 21 October 2016

The boxing world will never forget master in-fighter, Roberto “Hands of Stone” Durán (played by Edgar Ramirez), who made his professional debut in 1968 at the tender age of 16 only to retire decades later in 2002 at the age of 50. This film chronicles the highs and lows of the legendary Panamanian boxer’s career with a special focus on his relationship with world champion trainer, Ray Arcel, played by Robert de Niro.

Keeping up with the Joneses

Release date: Friday, 28 October 2016

Keeping Up with the Joneses looks to keep the trend of ensemble comedies rolling along. Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher play an ordinary married couple who wind up in the world of espionage when they realize that their neighbors (Gal Gadot, Jon Hamm) are secretly government agents. In a month that is sorely lacking in laughter, Keeping Up with the Joneses could be the one comedy out there to win over audiences.

The Accountant

Release date: Friday, 28 October 2016

Ben Affleck steps away from the cape and cowl of Batman to play a very different but equally as intriguing role in The Accountant. Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a mathematics savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a forensic accountant for dangerous criminal organisations. With a Treasury agent (J.K. Simmons) hot on his heels, Christian takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a legitimate client. As Wolff gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, the body count starts to rise.


Release date: Friday, 28 October 2016

Yup, the dreaded video tape is back. Rings is the long-awaited sequel to The Ring 2, which follows a new character, Julia, a high school student, who grows concerned when she feels that she and her college boyfriend, Holt, may be drifting apart. Making an effort to find out what’s going on, she travels to his college where she learns he’s watched the cursed video tape as part of a club of students, who have been passing it between each other, beckoning the return of Samara.

Shepards & Butchers

Release date: Friday, 28 October 2016

Steve Coogan stars as advocate Johan Webber in this story set during the height of Apartheid in South Africa in the late 1980s. Webber is assigned to a young warden, Leon Labuschagne (Garion Dowds), who embarked on a seemingly motiveless shooting spree that left seven black men dead. Webber sets out to prove his client’s actions were a direct result of psychological trauma from his volatile work environment.

Which movie are you most excited for this month? Let us know in the comments below and tweet us @MenStuffZA!

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