Each month I pick four films due for release at the cinema that I believe will be worthy of your viewing pleasure. This months feature is a little later than normal, but I’ve had man-flu which kept me at deaths door for at least a day or two! Anyway, lets look ahead to what’s released in October.
Now that the summer blockbuster season is officially over, we are left with one of the quietest months of the year and my time spent scouring the IMDb’s release calendar nearly proved fruitless. However, I believe I have now found four films worthy of your attention in the month of October.
Metallica Through The Never, October 4th.
Directed by Nimrod Antel (best name ever btw), Through The Never stars Dane DeHaan as Trip, a roadie for Metallica who is sent on an errand for the band during one of their concerts and has possibly the strangest night of his life in the process. Currently sitting at 7.8/10 on the IMDb & scoring 82% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Through The Never has come out to generally positive reviews and has already been featured as my film of the week in The Monday Roundup.
Escape Plan, October 18th.
Previously known as The Tomb & Exit Plan, Escape Plan stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as convicts housed in the most secure prison in the world. Stallone plays Ray Breslin, the man who designed the prison and is wrongly imprisoned, while Schwarzenegger plays Emil Rottmayer (stop laughing at the back!) as his cellmate. The film also stars 50 Cent as a computer expert (ok keep laughing). Escape Plan looks like the sort of high concept fun Stallone would have made back in the 80’s/90’s and could turn out to be one of those guilty pleasures.
Pick Of The Month: Thor: The Dark World, October 30th.
Possibly one the most anticipated films of the year, Thor: The Dark World carries on from the success of last years Avengers: Assemble and finds Thor “on his most perilous and personal journey yet.” A change of director finds Alan Taylor (Game Of Thrones & Boardwalk Empire) in charge of proceedings, and if the trailer is anything to go by then everybody’s favourite Norse God is in safe hands for the time being.
A Nightmare On Elm Street, October 31st.
Much like last years re-release of The Shining, A Nightmare On Elm Street will get a one night only screening at selected cinemas across the UK. Have no doubt, A Nightmare On Elm Street is a true classic, and watching the new (old?) trailer fills me with the same mixture of nerves and excitement I had the first time I saw this film. Whatever you do on Halloween, make room for Freddy, and don’t fall asleep.