Upcoming Movies: October 2019

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Upcoming Movies: October 2019

Margaret Hoff, Editor-in-chief

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Happy October! With the weather getting colder, many people are in search of a good flick to cuddle up with. That search will not be too hard this month with so many new releases! So, let’s see what movies are coming out this month.

 

Joker (R)- October 4

Joker is a standalone story that centers around the iconic arch-nemesis of Batman. It shows the origin of the man we all know as “the Joker.” It explores the story of Arthur Fleck (the Joker), a man who has been disregarded by society. It tells not only the story of the Joker and the study of a character, but a cautionary tale of humanity.

Directed By: Todd Phillips

Screenwriter: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazi Beetz, Robert De Niro

Genre: Action/Crime/Drama

 

Gemini Man (PG-13)- October 11

Gemini Man follows Henry Brogan, played by Will Smith. He is an elite assassin who has almost never had an issue with his job. Then, he is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young man who bares an odd likeness to him and can predict his every move.

Directed By: Ang Lee

Screenwriter: David Benioff, Andrew Niccol, Darren Lemke

Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen

Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller

 

The Addams Family (PG)- October 11

This new installment of The Addams Family follows the family as they face-off against a crafty reality-TV host. But, while all this happens, they must prepare for their extended family that is arriving for a major celebration.

Directed By: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan

Screenwriter: Pamela Pettler, Matt Lieberman

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Allison Janney

Genre: Family/Fantasy

 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG) – October 18

This sequel to Maleficent continues the story of Maleficent and Aurora. Throughout the film they begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are dragged into different directions by an impending wedding, unexpected allies, and new dark forces.

Directed By: Joachim Ronning

Screenwriter: Linda Woolverton, Jez Butterworth, Micah Fitzerman-Blue

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning 

Genre: Period Drama/ Based on TV

 

Zombieland 2: Double Tap (R)- October 18

This movie is a sequel to the hit horror-comedy road movie: Zombieland. It continues to follow four strangers who must bond to survive amid a post-apocalyptic zombie outbreak.

Directed By: Ruben Fleischer

Screenwriter: Rhett Resse, Paul Wernick, Dave Callaham

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone

Genre: Action/Comedy/Horror

 

All of these movies look pretty good. I’m sure they would be fun to see on a chilly day. If none of those are quite your jam, don’t worry, there are still plenty of other movies to explore this month!

 

October 4

The Climbers (NR)

October 11

Jexi (NR)

High-Strung: Free Dance (PG)

October 18

The Lighthouse

Jojo Rabbit

Torrance

October 25

The Last Full Measure

Paradise Hills

Black and Blue

Countdown

 

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