After over a year of staying inside, any chance to experience normalcy is coveted. Going to the theatre, buying popcorn and watching a movie when it is first released is an experience many people cherish. Most people never thought that luxury would be taken away. So when it was, the desire to go out to a movie became even more palpable for audiences.
Luckily, with places opening up and the world beginning to look normal again, movie theatres are ready to appease the numerous people who have been waiting to turn off their TV at home and step inside a theatre again. If you’re one of those people and don’t know where to start, here are seven films coming to theaters this October.
1. “No Time to Die”
Nothing beats going to the movie theatre and seeing the next film in your favorite movie franchise. If you are a fan of an action loving British superspy commonly known as James Bond, get ready for “No Time to Die.” The film focuses on a retired James Bond (Daniel Craig), as he once again re-enters international spy life. Reuniting with Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), Q (Ben Whishaw) and the new 007, Nomi (Lashana Lynch), Bond sets out to rescue a kidnapped scientist. “No Time to Die” will be released in theaters on Oct. 8.
2. “The Last Duel”
One of the best forms of escapism has to be watching people from a completely different time period battle it out with rudimentary fighting techniques. “The Last Duel” tells the true story of the last officially recognized duel fought in France. The story follows knight Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) as he challenges his best friend, Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver), to a duel after accusing him of assaulting his wife, Marguerite de Thibouville (Jodie Comer). The film will only play in theatres for 45 days until it hits digital platforms. If this sounds intriguing to you, it’s best to buy those tickets quickly since there’s no way better to watch an intense fight scene than on the big screen. “The Last Duel” will be released in theaters on Oct. 15.
Arguably the most anticipated movie this fall, “Dune,” is set to hit theatres this month with a star studded cast which includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and Oscar Isaac. Based on the 1965 novel of the same name, “Dune” is set in a distant future where the young heir of the Atreides House, Paul (Timothée Chalamet), travels to the most dangerous planet in the universe to fight for his family. With numerous adaptations of this beloved novel preceding this interpretation, watching an updated Hollywoodized version of the story in theatres will be a brilling experience. “Dune” will be released in theaters on Oct. 22.
4. “The French Dispatch”
You really can’t go wrong with Wes Anderson’s new film. It’s worth catching it in theatres, especially since it involves Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet and Owen Wilson. “The French Dispatch,” is described as “a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city.” The film follows three different storylines that all center upon a French news bureau creating its final issue. “The French Dispatch” will be released in theaters on Oct. 22.
5. “Last Night in Soho”
When the Netflix mini-series, “The Queen’s Gambit,” came out last fall, the world fell in love with Anya Taylor-Joy. Now, a year later, she is starring in one of the most awaited films of the year: Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho.” The film follows Eloise (Thomasin Mckenzie), a fashion designer who, with her sixth sense, transports herself into the body of her 1960s idol, Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy). However, she starts to realize that Sandie’s life is not as ideal as she thought and now has to deal with the terrifying consequences. “Last Night in Soho” will be released in theaters on Oct. 29.
6. “A Mouthful of Air”
While different forms of representation in films are becoming better each year, rarely do you see a film with an honest portrayal of the difficulties and struggles of motherhood. “A Mouthful of Air” centers on a young mom, Julie David (Amanda Seyfried), who, after the birth of her daughter, experiences postpartum depression. While there isn’t much information surrounding this upcoming film, the authentic plot and stellar lead is enough to warrant taking a trip to the theatre and giving this a watch. “A Mouthful of Air” will be released in theaters on Oct. 29.
Nothing screams October more than a horror film set in a spooky Oregon town. “Antlers,” which stars Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons, is just that. The film centers on Russell’s character, Julia, an elementary school teacher who discovers that one of her students keeps a supernatural creature at home. Julia enlists the help of her police officer brother (Plemons), to unravel the mystery of this creature. “Antlers” will be released in theaters on Oct. 29.
By Cyna Mirzai