The month of October has finally dawned for 2014. For many, it marks the coming of the spooktacular Halloween season, but there are also others who are keen on having their much-awaited films be released on the big screen. Here are the top must-watch films for the month of October for Movie News Guide (MNG).
“Men, Women and Children”
A splice-of-life movie that is centered on the reality of our society that is greatly anchored on technology, “Men, Women and Children” will be the kind of film that makes you rethink about your lifestyle and gauge how technology has affected it a great deal. Based on the novel by Chad Kultgen and envisioned by helmsman Jason Reitman, catch Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Emma Thompson, Ansel Elgort and more actors in a comedic but heavy-set drama.
Of course, what could be more suitable for the season of terror than to watch a film that will cause you goose bumps? From the creators of “The Conjuring” comes a spinoff movie entitled “Annabelle,” which features the true-to-life story of a haunted doll that’s believed to be possessed by a demon after a Satanic cult visits a newlyweds’ home. You’d finally know the story behind the tormenting doll that did a cameo in “The Conjuring.”
A movie that endows a prolific plot twist that turns the victim into a suspect, “Gone Girl” tells the story of the failure in the marriage of Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) Dunne and the tragedy that followed. Based on the critical novel and screenplay of Gillian Flynn, esteemed helmsman David Fincher offers you the kind of movie that will fill you with twists and unethical turns.
A reboot of the Biblical movie with the same title, “Left Behind” stars Award Winning actor Nicolas Cage as Rayford Steele who experiences the apocalypse of Rapture. Helmed by Vic Armstrong and based on the novel by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, watch a different take of the Biblical prophecy and see the world plunged in chaos and destruction.
Enough with the teen drama and back to the age of gore and morbidity as Luke Evans becomes the original vampire, Vlad Tepes, in order to save his family and his kingdom from dark forces. Directed by Gary Shore, “Dracula Untold” will remind you what it truly means to fight darkness with darkness — a fair share of sacrifice in overcoming the means for a justifiable end.
Robert Downey Jr. puts down his genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist visage and takes on what it means to really be human as Hank Palmer in “The Judge.” Instead of fighting of aliens, he overcomes his familial conflict with his father, played by award-winning actor Robert Duvall. Directed by David Dobkin, “The Judge” is the kind of movie that reminds you how important it is for you to face your past.
“Kill the Messenger”
“Kill The Messenger” is the biopic of true-to-life journalist Gary Webb, played by Jeremy Renner. Under the direction of Michael Cuesta, the movie tells the story of the reporter who gets driven to a point of suicide after becoming the target of a vicious smear campaign. All this befalls him after he exposes a dirty involvement of the CIA with a drug cartel in Nicaragua.
An action drama set in 1945 that tells the story of a Sherman Tank team that carries out a mission of no return behind the enemy lines. Writer/Director David Ayer pulls in actors Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal among others and depicts a film of courageous men overwhelming the odds with their heroic attempts to hit the center of Nazi Germany.
“John Wick” tells the story of a retired hit man in search for revenge and retribution. From directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, Keanu Reeves is “John Wick,” and he will overcome those who have taken everything from him.
“If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy the ticket.” Jake Gyllenhaal stars in writer/director’s Dan Gilroy pic of a passionate man who stumbles upon the rawness and finds zeal in the underground world of Los Angeles freelance crime journalism.
Those are the films to watch out for in the month of October. Be sure to keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates in upcoming films.
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