Hello readers, it’s Pete here, some of you may have read my writings before but I’ve been away for a little bit working for the man and all that. But enough of that I’m back and kicking things off with my guide to what to watch through October.
This isn’t gonna be a top 10 or top 5, I can’t just put films up for the sake of it if I think they are shit, i wanna keep it true to quality entertainment and not sucking up to what’s popular or what the mainstream think we should be watching. So here goes with Octobers feast.
I’m going to kick things off with a couple of films from the end of September that i think are really worth taking a gander at before the Halloween month begins!
Deepwater Horizon – September 30th
The latest adventure for Mark Wahlberg centers around the true story of an oil rig disaster in April 2010 creating the worst oil spill disaster in US history. The movie follows the brave and heroic actions of the crew on Deepwater Horizon and their fight for survival during the disaster.The movie shows the perspective of Mike Williams (Wahlberg) as he fights to save himself and get back to his family. I love Wahlberg so this is defintly one for me.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – September 30th
From the master of the weird and macabre, Tim Burton, comes our next slice of moving picture goodness. Miss peregrines home for peculiar children stars some great talent from the likes of Samuel L Jackson and Judi Dench with the leading role going to Asa Butterfield (Enders Game and Boy In The Striped Pajamas). The movie follows Jake as he uncovers clues to a world-spanning mystery leading him to Miss Peregrines house and the uniquely powered children it holds.He soon finds himself in an ancient battle against dark forces bent on their destruction. Based on the novel “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children,” written by Ransom Riggs.
The Girl On The Train – October 7th
Emily Blunt stars as a divorcee who on her daily commute train ride always sees what she thinks are the perfect couple but after being witness to horrific events and finding out that Megan (Haley Bennett) is missing and presumed dead she goes to the cops. Ending up on her own journey investigating the mysterious events she soon learns she might be a lot more involved than her scattered memory is letting her into.
Blood Father – October 7th
Mel Gibson himself is back and doing what he does best! kicking ass and taking names. This time round Gibson plays an estranged father of runaway teen Lydia (Erin Moriarty). After Lydia gets on the wrong side of the Cartel she and Mr Gibson go on the run but not with Gibson’s trademark action-packed fights and brilliant one liners it feels like he’s back on Lethal Weapon form!
Inferno – 14th October
And we’re back with Tom Hanks and his portrayal of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon. This time round he’s chasing down clues leading to a virus capable of wiping out most of the human race. Everything is not that simple though, After waking up with amnesia he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (felicity Jones) dealing with impending doom and being set up at the same time.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – 20th October
The little action hero of Hollywood is back as Jack Reacher. This time round he’s searching to uncover a government conspiracy that could hold a secret from his past that change Reachers life forever. Expect a lot of action from this one and if it’s anything like the first Reacher outing you can pretty much guarantee Cruise is going to be on top form, convinsing the audiance that not only is he the most confident guy ever! hes also hard as fuck making The Terminator look like a bit of a pussy!
Dr Strange – 25th October
The latest in the Marvel movie adaptations and adding to the MCU (Marvel comics universe).Though this might be a bit different to what we have come to expect from the Marvel wonders, focusing on Stephen Strange and the supernatural side of the franchise. The Dr strange character has never really been in the mainstream of the comics though always seemed to find himself smack in the middle of alot of the major comic event like being a founding member of the Illuminati and being central in the recent Secret Wars event (I realise to all you non-comic geeks out there that last bit didn’t make much sense), with this in mind its about time Strange made his way to the big screen and showed off his magical prowess (Harry potter please step down). Marvel have decided to start at the beginning with a good old origins story, tracing the steps that take Strange from top neurosurgeon to Sorcerer Supreme. I think this is going to be setting up for future forays into the underworld of Marvel.
Well that’s it for Octobers round up, keep an eye out through the month for some more in-depth reviews of some of the featured (and not featured) movies.
Any requests pop them in the comments people.
Writing by Pete Butchers