After a pretty slow movie month of September, October looks like it has been lit on fire. There looks to be an incredibly good looking movie, even a few, each week. Each month I go over the movies I’m looking forward to and I must say, this month was easily the hardest to go over. There are so many damn good looking movies in October, but as I promised, I’ve narrowed it down to the five I’m really looking forward to (with honorary mentions).
5. Gone Girl
With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.
When I first read about this project, I saw three names that got me instantly hooked. David Fincher, Ben Affleck, and Rosamund Pike. David Fincher is a well known director that brings amazing scripts to life, one of the few that gives us an experience instead of just a movie. For him to bring best selling novel to life, I’m in. As for Affleck and Pike, they both don’t really need anything to be said. They are both talented as all hell and are fantastic in everything, I can’t wait.
Gone Girl will open in theaters on October 3rd, 2014.
A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.
I don’t really know what I can say, the movie looks like it can be a flat-out masterpiece. It has ‘Oscar contender’ written all over it, as well ‘Best Actor’ for Michael Keaton. There is no doubt that this should be on the top of your watch list come next month.
Birdman opens everywhere on October 17th, 2014.
A young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the school’s fearsome maestro of jazz, struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer.
From everything that I’ve heard, this movie is phenomenal. J.K. Simmons is always an obvious stand out, he’s one of the best. But over the past few years, Miles Teller has been a rising power as a young actor. He has been branching out with each movie and from early reviews, this is Teller’s best work yet, leading many to believe that he could be an Oscar worthy actor sometime in the future. Whiplash is easily one to look forward to this fall.
Whiplash comes out on October 10th, 2014.
A young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism.
Over the last decade, Jake Gyllenhaal has become an incredible staple in the movie world. He has been thought to pick only well thought out and planned movies and roles. I mean his track record shows it, the guy is freaking talented. His new flick debuted at TIFF and it got nothing but unbelievable reviews. JoBlo Movie Network gave it a 10/10, telling me that this movie will be rocking the charts and be on everyones list come award season.
Nightcrawler will open in theaters on October 31st, 2014.
April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
I’m a complete and total sucker for war epic films. Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Inglorious Basterds – they get me every damn time I watch. I know for a fact that this one will do just that and amaze me. It has been on the top or at least near the top for a very long time. Brad Pitt, Michael Pena, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, and Jon Bernthal while being directed by David Ayer? It looks beautiful, emotional, character driven, and that perfect kind of epic. Watch out for this one people, it’s going to be one damn good watch.
Fury will roll into theaters on October 17th, 2014.
Honorary mentions (and don’t count any of these out): John Wick, The Judge, Dracula Untold, Kill the Messenger, White Bird in a Blizzard, Exists, Camp X-Ray, and Horns.