MoviefiedNYC’s Opening in October

You can smell the fall in the air, the leaves are beginning to turn and the theater screens are filling up with Oscar contenders. October brings us the following heavy weights; Gravity, Captain Phillips, 12 Years a Slave, All is Lost, Blue Is the Warmest Color and Machete Kills (don’t judge), to just name a few. So whether you choose to check out that indie you heard so much about or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title to view the trailers. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.

– Myrna Duarte

October 4
Gravity (3D) MoviefiedNYC Most Anticipated
Director Alfonso Cuarón is back! Gravity, stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as NASA astronauts caught in an epic space catastrophe. 

Runner Runner

Runner Runner
Directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer), Ben Affleck, having some fun as the villan brings a financially struggling college student (Justin Timberlake) into his corrupt business of underground gambling and crime. the stakes are high when JT turns FBI informant. 

A.C.O.D. (Limited)
Adam Scott plays a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce that is forced to encounter the craziness of his mother (Catherine O’Hara) and father’s (Richard Jenkins) divorce all over again when his younger brother (Clark Duke) decides to get married. 

Argento’s Dracula (3D)
Horror master Dario Argento’s latest film stars Thomas Kretschmann, Asia Argento, Marta Gastini and Rutger Hauer. This blood and sex steeped adaptation of the classic vampire tale follows Count Dracula as he tries to lure an unsuspecting Englishman’s young wife into his clutch. 

Five Dances

Five Dances
Writer-director Alan Brown’s collaborating with renowned choreographer Jonah Bokaer, has taken five gifted New York dancers, and fashioned a story about Chip as he is initiated into the rites of passage of a New York dancer’s life, where discipline and endless hard work, camaraderie and competitiveness, the fear of not being good enough, and the joy of getting it just right, inform every minute of every day.

Bad Milo
A horror comedy centered on a guy who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a, some what adorable, demon living in his intestines.

All is Bright

Ex-con Dennis (Paul Giamatti) and fast talker Rene (Paul Rudd) try to make a quick buck selling Christmas trees in New York. These two not-very-bright guys stuck together on the cold streets of Brooklyn, this holiday season may bring some of the most unexpected miracles of all.

October 11

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips
Directed by Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks is the true story of a shipping vessel overtaken by Somali pirates. Phillips spent three days as a hostage of the pirates before being rescued by Navy Seals in a raid. Sounds like Oscar material.

The Fifth Estate 
I do not want to miss Bendict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange in director Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate, the Hollywood version of the Wikileaks story. We already have an excellent Wikileaks doc out this year, We Steal Secrets, but this version seems much more cinematic.

Machete Kills

Machete Kills 
This looks fun and full of the crazy antics we’ve come to expect from a grindhouse-style, B-movie sequel in the hands of Robert Rodriguez. Mel Gibson as the main villain, clearly having a blast, and his super soldier army which includes Lady Gaga, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Vanessa Hudgens, Antonio Banderas and more. It seems like Danny Trejo vs.the World.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (Limited)
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is the story of two adolescent boys Mister and Pete, forced to hit the hot summer street’s of New York City on their own after the oldest’s mother (Jennifer Hudson) is apprehended by police. The two have to dodge the dangers of the Brooklyn projects and child protective services while using their surprising resources and attitude to survive on their own.

Romeo & Juliet (Limited)
This generations adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. This one doesn’t look like it has anything on Baz Lurhmann’s 1996 version, just saying. 

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane has been waiting for it’s theatrical release since 2006. This is the story of a good girl who becomes the object of all the boy’s affection after returning from summer break, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to mysteriously drop one at a time.

CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal’s New York club from its origins as Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock ‘n roll and punk. Hilly had one demand of the acts he booked, they could only play their own original music. No top 40’s, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost.

Broadway Idiot
The documentary feature chronicling the creation of the legit musical version of Green Day’s album “American Idiot”. How much more can the squeeze out of this album?

October 18

Carrie MoviefiedNYC Most Anticipated 
MoviefiedNYC’s Media For Brunch: Carrie
Kimberly Peirce’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror tale Carrie stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Carrie and Julianne Moore as her lovely mom. This looks like an interesting approach with the heightened telekinetic powers. There may even be some awards buzz for the ladies? 

Escape Plan

Escape Plan
A new prison escape movie co-starring both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Looks a throw back to a bad-ass 90’s action movie. 

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (Limited)
Steve McQueen’s new film 12 Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery. It looks phenomenal and is getting raves every film festival it plays. The ensemble cast includes Michael Fassbender, Dwight Henry, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti and even Brad Pitt. This appears to be the one to beat during awards season.

All is Lost (Limited)
J.C. Chandor’s All is Lost, the lost at sea film starring Robert Redford and only Robert Redford. This takes place entirely in the Indian Ocean with Redford navigating his damaged sailboat and attempting to survive being lost. 

Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings (Limited)
Taking us back to the beatnik culture from decades ago, with a stellar cast that features Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, Jack Huston as Jack Kerouac the film from writer/director John Krokidas appears to have the energy of The Social Network, but with a much darker emotional center.

From writer-director Diablo Cody, Paradise is the story of conservative young woman who suffers a crisis of faith after having survived a plane crash. Cody is a polarizing figure, you either love her or hate her.I curious to see where Paradise lands.

October 25

The Counselor

The Counselor
Crazy-haired Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Michael Fassbender is really all one needs to see to be curious about The Counselor. Add to rumors that director Ridley Scott is back on his game and now I’m really interested. 

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Johnny Knoxville reprises his old man character role of 86 year-old Irving Zisman from the Jackass series, this time on a road trip to take his 8 year-old grandson back to his father. No surprise, they get into the same kind of trouble we’ve come to expect from the Jackass crew. 

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color (Limited)
At last we get to see this year’s Palme d’Or winner. A 15-year old, Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) has no doubt: a girl must date boys. Her life is turned upside down when she meets Emma (Léa Seydoux), a blue haired young woman, who allows her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and an adult.

Wilde Salome
This unconventional feature documentary invites audiences into Al Pacino’s (director) private world, as he explores the complexities of Oscar Wilde’s acclaimed play Salome, Wilde himself and the birth of a rising star, in actress Jessica Chastain.

Spinning Plates

Spinning Plates
Spinning Plates follows three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are. These stirring stories range from Alinea, recipient of three Michelin stars and the seventh-best restaurant in the world, whose chef must battle life-threatening cancer, to a 150 year-old family restaurant in Iowa with an unbreakable bond with its community, to a fledgling Mexican restaurant whose immigrant owners risk everything to provide a better life for their young daughter. 

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