What’s New to Watch October 2018
October is going to be a super busy month for movie and TV fans.
Early fall films A Star is Born – Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut and First Man starring Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong are receiving Oscar buzz.
If thrillers are more of your thing, director Drew Goodard’s Bad Times at The El Royale looks very intriguing and stylish. There’s a Korean thriller that’s been receiving great reviews at film festivals – Burning features The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun in a prominent role.
October is a popular time for scary movies. Jamie Lee Curtis is back in a new Halloween film and The Raid: Redemption director returns with a creepy Netflix feature film Apostle.
On the comic book front, Tom Hardy stars in Venom, the first film in Sony’s Spider-man villain spin off universe. And Netflix’s Daredevil Season 3 is quietly sneaking up on us. There’s also a tonne of other TV shows returning this October.
What are you most anticipating this October? What films or TV shows not mentioned above are on your watch list?
Take a look below for some key trailers and synopses:
Venom – In theaters October 5
The world has enough superheroes. One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.
A Star Is Born – In theaters October 5
In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Apostle – Premieres October 12 on Netflix
The promise of the divine is but an illusion. In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island. From Gareth Evans, writer and director of The Raid franchise, comes Apostle. A Netflix film starring Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen.
First Man – In theaters October 12
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight.
Bad Times at The El Royale – In theaters Oct 12
Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo lead an all-star cast in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.
Halloween (2018) – In theaters October 19
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 – Premieres October 19 on Netflix
Missing for months, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) reemerges a broken man, putting into question his future as both vigilante Daredevil and lawyer Matthew Murdock. But when his archenemy Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) is released from prison, Matt must choose between hiding from the world or embracing his destiny as a hero.
Burning (2018) – In theaters Oct 26
BURNING is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun, THE WALKING DEAD, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns from a trip with. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.