The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in October

  • The 5 cinema releases that you need to watch in October

With the summer blockbuster season stretching well into the autumn (or 'fall' as Americans insist on calling it) it is now starting to overlap with the awards season releases.

This is great news for cinemagoers who have a vast variety of different films to choose from in the latter parts of the year, starting with October, which is conveniently this month.

So here are the blockbusters, awards hopefuls and everything in between that you need to be hitting up the cinema for this month...

A Star Is Born - 5th October

Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut in the musical, and also plays the lead, opposite a debuting Lady Gaga in a remake of the 1937 film (which was also remade in 1954 and 1976).

Cooper plays musician Jackson Maine, who discovers a young singer named Ally and helps her to achieve her dream of being a successful artist despite his own career being in a downward slump.

Critics have already lavished praise on the performances and chemistry of the two leads, and it is being eyed as a potential Oscar candidate.

Click here to watch the trailer

Venom - 5th October

The fan-favourite Spider-Man anti-hero finally gets his own solo superhero film, with Tom Hardy cast as reporter Eddie Brock whose body merges with an alien symbiote that gives him superpowers and a hell of a split personality.

After agreeing on a deal with Marvel to develop Spider-Man: Homecoming and add the web-slinger into the MCU, Sony - owners of the Spider-Man rights - have decided that Venom won't be available to Marvel, but still hope to include the newest iteration of Spider-Man involved in this potential new franchise.

Director Ruben Fleischer has already proven himself in the horror-comedy-action stakes with Zombieland, and if his version of Venom follows the style of the much-loved comic, then Marvel will have a worthy superhero rival.


First Man - 12th October

Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle teams up with his La La Land star Ryan Gosling to tell the story of Neil Armstrong - the first man to set foot on the Moon.

Based on the biography, First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, Gosling plays the astronaut in the events leading up to the successful Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969.

Following up Whiplash and La La Land, Chazelle is widely-expected to earn many more awards with this new film, which is expected to be one of the movie highlights of this year.


Bad Times at the El Royale - 12th October

A star-studded cast turn up at the shady El Royale hotel for a dark thriller, written and directed by Drew Goddard, who has written the likes of Cloverfield and The Martian, and made his directorial debut on the well-received The Cabin in the Woods.

Boasting a cast including Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth and Nick Offerman, the El Royale sees host to seven strangers who discover that something strange is happening inside and outside the hotel.

Full of intrigue and complex characters, this is a thriller that may keep you gripped until the very last minute.


Bohemian Rhapsody - 24th October

Mr. Robot star Rami Malek takes on the unenviable task of playing Freddie Mercury in a biopic of him and Queen's rise to fame and their lives leading up to the band's iconic Live Aid performance in 1985.

After some troubles in production, Sacha Baron Cohen stepped away from the role of Freddie and replaced with Malek, who looks to have captured the enigmatic frontman, as we will witness the bands formation all the way through to the tragic AIDS diagnosis that eventually killed Freddie Mercury.

A must-see for music fans, and also fans who want to see a wonderful true story, Bohemian Rhapsody is set to be one of the biggest films of the year.


Also out in October

Halloween - 19th October

Laurie Strode comes face-to-face with Michael Myers, whose killing spree has haunted her for four decades. Click here to watch the trailer

Johnny English Strikes Again -   5th October

The bumbling special agent is called out of retirement after a cyber-attack reveals all the undercover agents in Britain. Click here to watch the trailer

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Jack Black returns as writer R.L. Stein as his horror creations come to life again to terrorise the neighbourhood. Click here to watch the trailer

The Hate U Give - 26th October

After witnessing the shooting of her best friend by a police officer, Starr must fight against injustice. Click here to watch the trailer

Smallfoot - 12th October

Cartoon fun as a yeti is determined to prove the existence of the elusive 'smallfoot' creatures known as humans. Click here to watch the trailer

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