October has arrived with a lot of Oscar bait in toe Bridge of Spies, Burnt, The Martian, Truth, Steve Jobs and the long time coming Jem and The Holograms. Also opening this month Beast of No Nation, Netflix first original film will have its theatrical release the same day that it debuts worldwide on Netflix. So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Directed By: Ridley Scott
Synopsis: 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.
Our Two Cents: I’m actually excited about the Ridley Scott joint.
He Named Me Malala (Limited)
Stars: Malala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Mobin Khan
Directed By: Davis Guggenheim
Synopsis: 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.
Our Two Cents: Courageous Pakistani teenager who defied the Taliban, I’m there!
Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton |
Directed By: Brian Helgeland
Synopsis: 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.
Our Two Cents: Tom Hardy x 2.
Stars: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell |
Directed By: Ron Nyswaner
Synopsis: 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
Our Two Cents: Another Oscar for Julianne Moore is the word on the street around Freeheld.
Stars: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund
Directed By: Joe Wright
Synopsis: 12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Our Two Cents: I’m a little scared of Pan but I’m always willing for Joe Wright.
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen |
Directed By: Danny Boyle
Synopsis: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter.
Our Two Cents: Fassbender, Boyle and Sorkin, need I say more?
Hell and Back (Limited)
Stars: Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis, Bob Odenkirk
Directed By: Tom Gianas, Ross Shuman
Synopsis: Two best friends set out to rescue their pal after he’s accidentally dragged to hell.
Our Two Cents:
Knock Knock (Limited)
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas
Directed By: Eli Roth
Synopsis: 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.
Our Two Cents: Looks like fun dark farse.
Stars: Wagner Moura, Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen
Directed By: Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort
Synopsis: Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.
Our Two Cents: Comes off as an engaging drama.
Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski |
Directed By: Sebastian Schipper
Synopsis: 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.
Our Two Cents: A dazzling visual event.
Bridge of Spies
Stars: Steven Spielberg
Directed By: Tom Hanks, Peter McRobbie, Alan Alda
Synopsis: An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union.
Our Two Cents: It’s Spielberg.
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston |
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro
Synopsis: 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.
Our Two Cents: Del Toro back at what he does best.
Stars: Jack Black, Odeya Rush, Halston Sage, Dylan Minnette
Directed By: Rob Letterman
Synopsis: 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.
Our Two Cents: A little nostalgia can’t hurt.
Beasts of No Nation (Limited)
Stars: Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama K. Abebrese
Directed By: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Synopsis: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.
Our Two Cents: Released both in the theaters and streaming the same day, which will you see?
The Bronze (Limited)
Stars: Bryan Buckley
Directed By: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson |
Synopsis: A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete’s star rises in town.
Our Two Cents: TV movie?
Stars: Taryn Manning, Winona Ryder, Peter Sarsgaard
Directed By: Michael Almereyda
Synopsis: Famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.
Our Two Cents: Anything bizarre intrigues.
Stars: Brie Larson, Joan Allen, William H. Macy
Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson
Synopsis: Escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for half a decade, a young woman and her five-year-old son struggle to adjust to the strange, terrifying and wondrous world outside their one-room prison.
Our Two Cents: Could be Brie Larson’s shot for an Oscar?
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Elisabeth Moss
Directed By: James Vanderbilt
Synopsis: Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush’s military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.
Our Two Cents: Redford as Dan Rather, hmm?
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy
Directed By: John Wells
Synopsis: 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.
Our Two Cents: Could this be another nomination for Cooper?
Jem and the Holograms
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Juliette Lewis, Ryan Guzman |
Directed By: Jon M. Chu
Synopsis: 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.
Our Two Cents: Years in the making, I’m curious, I can’t help myself.
The Last Witch Hunter
Stars: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood |
Directed By: Breck Eisner
Synopsis: The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.
Our Two Cents: Vin Diesel out from behind the wheel of a car?
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Stars: Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George
Directed By: Gregory Plotkin
Our Two Cents: Spooky stuff, that happen to be caught on camera.
Rock the Kasbah
Stars: Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Murray
Directed By: Barry Levinson
Synopsis: 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.
Our Two Cents: I love Bill Murray but I might wait for cable on this.
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep
Directed By: Sarah Gavron
Synopsis: 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 Two Cents: Period drama, Oscar bait, I love it!
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, Marwan Kenzari.
Directed By: Eren Creevy
Synopsis: An American couple incurs the wrath of two dangerous criminals during a trip across Germany.
Our Two Cents: Nicholas Hoult is one to watch.
Our Brand Is Crisis
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Zoe Kazan
Directed By: David Gordon Green
Synopsis: A feature film based on the documentary “Our Brand Is Crisis”, which focuses on the use of American political campaign strategies in South America.
Our Two Cents: I’m waiting for cable.
Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Stars: Patrick Schwarzenegger, Halston Sage, Tye Sheridan
Directed By: Christopher Landon
Synopsis: 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.
Our Two Cents: A very little bit of Halloween fun.