previews... - September 27, 2021 previews... 10 of October's Best Movies
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows. previews... 10 of October's Best Movies previews 10 of the most exciting movies that will be coming to your screens in October...



(Out October 22nd)


Denis Villeneuve, best known for directing Arrival, Sicario and the new Blade Runner sequel Blade Runner 2049, gives the much-loved sci-fi series a new face in this epic new telling. 

Dune is a hugely successful novel by Frank Herbert and tells the story of Paul Atreides, the eldest son of a wealthy family who assume control of the planet Arrakis.

The planet is largely desert, but it is the only producer of melange, a resource essential for intergalactic travel and hugely valuable.

A coup to gain control of the planet leads to his father being murdered and Paul vowing to get his revenge on those who did it. 

Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet plays Paul, with Stellan Skarsgard portraying the film's villain Baron Harkonnen.

Josh Brolin is swordsman and Atreides family ally Gurney Halleck, Oscar Isaac Isaac is the father of Chalamet’s character in the movie, Duke Leo Atreides and Charlotte Rampling plays the emperor's truthsayer Reverend Mother Mohiam.

Rebecca Ferguson plays Atreides' mother, while Dave Bautista is the Baron's brutish nephew, Glossou "Beast" Rabban.

As well as that, Jason Mamoa is Duncan Idaho, a skilled pilot and swordfighter, with Javier Bardem playing Stilgar, a Fremen leader of a tribe that assists Paul in battle, and Zendeya portraying Chani, Atreides' love interest.

Early reviews have been hugely positive and Villeneuve is already planning on a sequel...


Venom: Let There Be Carnage

(Out October 15th)


After taking almost $900 million at the box office, Tom Hardy's new take on the Spider-Man villain naturally warranted a sequel, which arrives in the middle of next month.

The series follows Hardy's Eddie Brock, a journalist who begins looking a company named The Life Foundation, who he believes are experimenting on humans. 

Through an accident at the foundation, Brock becomes bonded with an alien symbiote. The symbiote needs a human host to survive, who, in return, vests its victim with incredible powers...

This time, Brock has two new foes. Shriek, a drug dealer who becomes exposed to something that allowed her latent mutant powers, and serial killer Cletus Kasaday, the human host for the even more dangerous creature known as Carnage.

Hardy returns to star, with Woody Harrelson playing Kasaday, Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, Naomie Harris and Stephen Graham in supporting roles. 

Andy Serkis directs the sequel, working from a script from writer Kelly Marcel. 


Halloween Kills

(Out October 15th)


For this latest instalment in the Halloween saga, we pick up directly after the events of 2018’s reboot, which grossed over $250 million at the box office. 

As with last time, we follow Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode as she and her family are forced to defend themselves from psychotic killer Michael Myers.

After Myers escapes from the deadly fire that threatened to kill him, Strode and her family work with new and old allies to form a mob against him. 

Starring alongside Curtis are Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Anthony Michael Hall, Kyle Richards, Dylan Arnold, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Stephens and Nick Castle

David Gordon Green directs, with Danny McBride and Scott Teems providing the screenplay. 

Halloween Kills is the second instalment in a trilogy that will end with Halloween Ends in October of 2022. 


The Last Duel

(Out October 15th)


Ridley Scott returns next month with a new epic and an all-star cast. 

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck lead the cast, with Harriet Walter, Adam Driver, Nathaniel Parker and Jodie Comer also in key roles. 

Set in 14th century France, the film pits best friends Damon's Jean de Carrouges and Adam Driver's Jacques Le Gris against each other as the pair are ordered to fight to the death after Carrouges accuses Le Gris of raping his wife. 

Damon and Affleck have provided the script, adapting Eric Jager's The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France.

Scott directs. It is his first film since 2017's All The Money In The World. 


Dear Evan Hansen

(Out October 22nd)


The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical arrives towards the end of next month.

Ben Platt stars in the titular role, which he originated on the stage. The film's cast also includes Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amy Adams, Danny Pino, Colton Ryan, Amandla Stenberg and Nik Dodani.

The story follows Hansen, a high school student with social anxiety disorder, who decides to take advantage of the suicide of a classmate for his own emotional gain.

He does this by accidentally letting a letter he wrote to himself be taken by the classmate, whose family mistakes it for it having been written to Evan by their son.

Stephen Chbosky, novelist, screenwriter, and film director best known for bestselling coming-of-age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, directs.

Steven Levenson, who wrote the Broadway book for the show, has provided the script, while the musical features songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote songs for both The Greatest Showman and La La Land.


Last Night In Soho

(Out October 29th)


After his Sparks documentary earlier in the year, director Edgar Wright returns with something very different at the end of October. 

Last Night In Soho, which Wright has written alongside Penny Dreadful scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairn, stars Anya Taylor-Joy, best known for her roles in The Queen's Gambit, Split and Thoroughbreds. 

As well as Taylor-Joy, the film also stars the late Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp, Rita Tushingham, Michael Ajao, Synnøve Karlsen, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Matt Smith.

The film follows Eloise, a student with a passion for the fashion design of the 1960s, who suddenly finds herself back to the decade she is obsessed with.

She has been transported there inside the body of her idol, a singer named Sandy.

While in Sandy's body, she discovers that 1960s London is not what it seems, and things seem to fall apart with shady consequences...



(Out October 29th)


This much-delayed horror finally hits cinemas at the end of October. 

The film stars Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane and Amy Madigan.

Russell plays Julia Meadows, a small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, who both become entwined with a young student in her school who is harbouring a dangerous secret...

Scott Cooper, director of Black Mass and Hostiles, take charge, while both Guillermo del Toro and David S. Goyer are among the producers.


The Addams Family 2

(Out October 8th)


The animated take on the gothic family adventure gets a sequel in October. 

Serving as a sequel to the 2019 film, the film features the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, Javon Walton, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Bill Hader, and Wallace Shawn.

In this film, Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and overly consumed with "scream time".

To reclaim their bond, they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation...



(Out October 15th)


This much-acclaimed Irish period drama, set o the eve of the Irish potato famine, gets a big screen release this month. 

The film stars Dónall Ó Héalaí, Saise Ní Chuinn and Dara Devaney, with Tomás Ó Súilleabháin in the director's chair.

Ó Héalaí plays Coleman Sharkey, a fisherman who takes in a stranger at the behest of a local priest. The stranger, a former soldier in the Napoleonic wars, arrives just ahead of ’the blight’ that eventually wipes out the country’s potato crop, leading to the death and displacement of millions.


The French Dispatch

(Out October 22nd)


Wes Anderson's love letter to the printed word arrives at the end of October. 

Anderson unites an all-star cast, with Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Liev Schreiber, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Cécile de France, Léa Seydoux, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri and Mathieu Amalric. 

The film brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

Anderson directs and has written the screenplay. He created the story with regular collaborators Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness and Jason Schwartzman. 

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