The Most Anticipated Movies of October


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  1. Blade Runner 2049: Directed by Denis Villeneuve, this sequel to Ridley Scott’s classic 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner is a must watch. It’s not everyday you hear of a sequel that comes out 35 years after the original, so it should be interesting to see how this one turns out. Set in the year 2049, Ryan Gosling stars as LAPD Officer K, who discovers a secret that could be detrimental to society. This leads him on a mission to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD officer who has been missing for 30 years. If you’re wondering whether or not you need to see the original to understand this film, you don’t. Harrison Ford reprises his role as police officer Rick Deckard, though it looks like he makes way for the younger Ryan Gosling to take the lead here. Release date: October 6th.
  2. The Florida Project: Director Sean Baker is known for his independent films that highlight the lives of people we don’t usually see portrayed in film that often. The Florida Project follows the adventures of a six-year-old girl named Moonee, and her single mother, who live in a budget motel in Florida, trying to make ends meet by any means necessary. Willem Dafoe (who will always be Green Goblin from Spider-Man to me) is earning rave reviews for his role as the kind and compassionate owner of the motel, with many considering him a frontrunner for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Release date: October 6th.
  3. Novitiate: Who doesn’t love films about nuns? Set in 1964, this film centers around a 17 year old girl from Tennessee, named Cathleen, who is offered a scholarship to a Catholic school. During her time at the Catholic school, she becomes fascinated with devoting her life to God. So, against her non-religious mother’s wishes, she decides she wants to become a nun. However, she finds out training to become a nun is harder than she thought it was going to be, and she soon finds herself struggling with her own faith, sexuality, and changes in the Church. Release date: October 27th.
  4. The Snowman: If you’re looking to watch a new scary movie on Halloween, then this is definitely the right film for you. Based on the novel of the same name, the film centers around detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) whose goal it is to find the identity of a serial killer known as “The Snowman.” When Hole’s investigates a woman’s disappearance on the first snow of winter, he assumes the serial killer may be active again, so it’s up to him to connect the old cases to the new one and hopefully capture him. Release date: October 20th.