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13 Most Anticipated Movies of October 2015

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We take a look at what are the most anticipated and exciting movies hitting the cinemas this month.

As we welcome some warmer weather in the Republic, we get a wealth of big movie releases hitting theatres this month. From action comedies, to new horrors and crime dramas, there’s something for everyone this October, and here’s the movies we can’t wait to see:

American Ultra

Release date: 9 October 2015

American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (played by Twilight’s Kristen Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper CIA agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.

 

Pan

Release date: 9 October 2015

Pan follows the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie who live in Neverland. Hugh Jackman steps out of the shadow of Wolverine to play Blackbeard, with Rooney Mara playing Tiger Lilly. The cast also includes Levi Miller as Peter Pan, Garrett Hedlund, Amanda Seyfried and Adeel Akhta. It’s full of big special effects, great set-pieces, and a bit of humour thrown into the mix.

 

Pawn sacrifice

Release date: 9 October 2015

Liev Schreiber and Toby Maguire star in this gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War. It follows American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer who finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. The film chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

 

Life

Release date: 9 October 2015

Robert Pattinson, Lauren Gallagher, and Peter Lucas, star in Life – a film that chronicles the story behind the 1955 LIFE magazine photo thread by Dennis Stock of then-rising star, James Dean, and gives us an inside look at some of Hollywood’s most iconic images and into the life of a gifted, but troubled man.

 

Sicario

Release date: 9 October 2015

In Spanish, ‘sicario’ means ‘hitman’, so you know this movie is going to deliver on the action. It stars the likes of Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Jeffrey Donovan, Jon Bernthal, Josh Brolin, and Maximiliano Hernandez. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent, Kate Macy, is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

 

Black Mass

Release date: 16 October 2015

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

 

The Walk

Release date: 16 October 2015

Joseph Gordon-Levitt returns in The Walk -” the true story of a young dreamer, French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal high-wire walk across the immense void between the two World Trade Centre towers in 1974. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan.

 

Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension

Release date: 23 October 2015

Yip – it’s time for some more supernatural haunting in yet another instalment of the fan-beloved Paranormal Activity series. This time around, strange events plague a family in their new home after they discover a video camera in the garage. With young Leila being targeted by paranormal forces, father Ryan must find a way to protect his daughter before it is too late.

 

Goosebumps

Release date: 30 October 2015

Those of you who grew up reading in the 90s will know of Goosebumps. The teen-centric horror books filled our bookcases and nightmares for years, and now its time for R.L. Stine’s creations to jump to the big-screen. Jack Black, plays the popular author in the film, who is tasked with keeping all the ghosts and monsters from the series locked up in his manuscripts. However, when two teenagers unintentionally release the ghosts and monsters from the manuscripts, Stine and the kids have to team up in order to put the monsters back where they came from… before it’s too late.

 

Knock Knock

Release date: 30 October 2015

Controversial director Eli Roth returns with a new film starring Keanu Reeves called Knock Knock. The film follows a devoted husband and father who is left at home, alone, for the weekend, when two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door asking for help. What starts out as a kind gesture, results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.

 

Crimson Peak

Release date: 30 October 2015

Hellboy and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro has kept many details of his upcoming horror film, Crimson Peak, a secret, but it’s finally getting its release this month. Crimson Peak tells the story of a young woman (Mia Wasikowska) who slowly develops misgivings about her charming husband (Tom Hiddleston). However, she soon discovers that her new husband and his home are not what they appear to be. His home, set atop a mountain of blood-red clay, harbours ghostly, mysterious entities, which he and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, desperately and fiercely try to hide.

 

Before I Wake

Release date: 30 October 2015

In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, a loving couple take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but they soon discover why: Cody’s dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody’s imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors.

 

Legend

Release date: 30 October 2015

Ton Hardy takes on the dual role of two brothers in this true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray. The film is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray Twins.

 

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. james

    October 7, 2015 at 08:21

    Ahhhhhh all these movies and I have a thesis to hand in!

  2. kiff

    October 7, 2015 at 08:22

    America Ultra looks sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What’s the news about Zombieland 2???

    • T MAN

      October 7, 2015 at 08:25

      Fuck it looks awesome

  3. Clive

    October 7, 2015 at 08:23

    How is Keanu Reeves still an actor?

    • kev

      October 7, 2015 at 08:24

      The real question is why do directors still cast him?

      • jhb_boet

        October 7, 2015 at 08:24

        Reason: Point Break.

  4. Stefan Reinecke

    October 7, 2015 at 09:20

    Pretty spectacular movies coming up this month. Gonna be a good month for going to the cinema.

    • Jeremy Proome

      October 8, 2015 at 00:06

      It’s a big one! Can’t wait to see Crimson Peak! Big Del Toro fan!

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