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Best Movies of October 2017: hmv.com previews the top 10...
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Best Movies of October 2017: hmv.com previews the top 10...

hmv.com previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your cinema screens in October...


Blade Runner 2049

(In Cinemas October 6th)


It’s been 35 years since the iconic original and 18 years of development for the sequel, but it finally arrives next month.

The sequel to the iconic sci-fi thriller will star a returning Harrison Ford along with Dave Bautista, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi and Ryan Gosling.

Denis Villeneuve, best known for his work on Sicario and Prisoners, has taken Ridley Scott's place in the director's chair, working from a script by Alien: Covenant scribe Michael Green and original co-writer Hampton Fancher.

Released in 1982, the original movie was set in a dystopian Los Angeles told the story of Ford's Rick Deckard, a man who hunts down genetically engineered androids visually indistinguishable from adult humans known as replicants.

The sequel follows a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), who discovers a dark secret that might bring an end to humanity. K's discovery leads him to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former blade runner who disappeared 30 years ago.


Thor: Ragnarok

(In Cinemas October 24th)


The Norse God gets his third solo outing next month with Ragnarok, an epic new instalment.

The movie sees Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Creed star Tessa Thompson, Dredd's Karl Urban and Jeff Goldblum added to the cast, they join a returning Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins and Jaime Alexander.

In order to return to Asgard in time to stop Hela and the impending Ragnarök, the doom of the Asgardian civilisation, Thor is forced to turn to some unlikely allies.

The movie, which has been directed by Taika Waititi, best known for his work writing and directing comedy The Hunt For Wilderpeople and vampire spoof What We Do In The Shadows.

Waititi, known for his comedy, brings a playfulness and style to this new movie, which moves on from the dark tone of previous instalment The Dark World.


The Snowman

(In Cinemas October 13th)


Jo Nesbo’s hugely successful detective Harry Hole finally makes it to the big screen with Michael Fassbender taking the role.

Starring alongside Fassbender are Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rebecca Ferguson, Toby Jones, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, Jakob Oftebro and Chloë Sevigny.

The story follows Hole as he is brought in to investigate the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman, only to discover that this is tip of an extremely bloody iceberg and he has a serial killer on his hands.

Tomas Alfredson, director of Let The Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, is in charge, working from a script from Drive writer Hossein Amini and Deepwater Horizon's Matthew Carnahan.

Nesbø has written 11 novels starring Hole, beginning in 1997, but this is the first time the detective has been put on the big screen.


The Death Of Stalin

(In Cinemas October 20th)


After relinquishing control of HBO hit Veep, Armando Iannucci takes his searing political satire to the big screen with The Death Of Stalin.

The film stars Adrian McLoughlin, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko and Michael Palin.

It is set in the final days of Russian dictator Josef Stalin and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.

Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend and Jason Isaacs are also in the cast.

Iannucci directs and has written the script with comedian David Schneider and Ian Martin, who worked with him on The Thick Of It.



(In Cinemas October 27th)


Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy star in this tender drama.

The movie is the directorial debut of Andy Serkis and tells the story of Robin Cavendish, the father of the movie's producer Jonathan Cavendish.

Cavendish was given only three months to live after being paralysed from the neck down by polio at the age of 28 but went on to become a pioneering advocate for the disabled, travelling the world alongside his wife Diana.

Co-starring with Foy and Garfield are Diana Rigg, Miranda Raison, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, and Dean-Charles Chapman.

The script comes from William Nicholson, writer of Gladiator and Les Misérables.  




The Glass Castle

(In Cinemas October 6th)


Brie Larson reunites with writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton, the man responsible for her breakout hit Short Term 12, for this adaptation of Jeanette Walls’ hit bestselling memoir, with Larson playing Walls herself.

It tells of her life as a young girl, growing up in a family on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state.

Starring alongside Larson is Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson, Max Greenfield and Sarah Snook.



The LEGO Ninjago Movie

(In Cinemas October 13th)


Following the huge success of The LEGO Movie and LEGO Batman, this time we head eastwards for The LEGO Ninjago Movie.

Dave Franco, Michael Peña, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux and Jackie Chan all lend their voices to this movie, with Charlie Bean, who has worked in more junior roles on movies like The Powerpuff Girls Movie, directing.

This movie follows a young man named Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad.

Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.



(In Cinemas October 26th)


We all thought we’d seen the last of the Saw franchise with the release of The Final Chapter in 2010, but the franchise has been rebooted and reimagined.

Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Matt Passmore, Hannah Emily Anderson, Paul Braunstein and Josiah Black all star, with Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, the German brothers who have previously been behind the camera on thriller Predestination and horror Daybreakers, in charge.

This time we find a murder epidemic ongoing with bodies turning up daily, the trouble is the evidence all points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade...



The Ritual

(In Cinemas October 13th)


Rafe Spall leads this bloody horror flick.

The film follows a group of old college friends who decide to honour the wishes of their dead friend by embarking on a hiking trip through an unnerving Scandinavian forest. Sadly, the trip quickly turns out to be nothing like they expected...

Starring alongside Spall are Downton Abbey's Robert James-Collier, Line Of Duty's Arsher Ali and Robin Hood's Sam Troughton.

The movie is an adaptation of Adam Nevill's novel of the same with David Bruckner, one of the key directors on the V/H/S compilation,  behind the camera.



(In Cinemas October 20th)


Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman tops the bill for this hot-headed drama.

Boseman leads the movie which tells the story of the first African-American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and one of the first cases of his early career, where he was tasked with defending a man accused of rape and attempted murder of a white socialite.

Starring alongside the Black Panther mainman are Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Dan Stevens and Sophia Bush.

House Party's Reginald Hudlin is behind the camera, working from a script from Michael and Jacob Koskoff, who previously adapted Macbeth for director Justin Kurzel.


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