Monthly installment of our “see with your mates, take your dates to” list of cinema films premiering in October. It’s a rather dry month but Oscar season is definitely upon us.
Plot: A reporter and his younger brother investigate the events surrounding a murder to exonerate a man on death row.
Why watch: Indie straight-to-Cannes movie with incredible cast made by director of “Precious” for less money in total that any of the four headlining actors usually take for a leading role.
Production: USA $12.5 million
Director: Lee Daniels
Script: Lee Daniels based on Peter Dexter’s novel
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, Scott Glenn
Cinemas: Friday October 5, 2012 (Limited release)
No dates for international release
Plot: During the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, the governments of the United States and Canada partnered to rescue six U.S. foreign service members from the American embassy in Iran
Why watch: Based on true declassified story of CIA using fake Sci-Fi flick to rescue Americans from Tehran.
Genre: Political Drama
Director: Ben Affleck
Script: Chris Terrio, Antonio J. Mendez (novel), Joshuah Bearman (press, article, novel)
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman
Cinemas: Friday October 12, 2012
Cinemas: Thursday 25th October 2012
Plot: Story of interconnected lives across time and space where actions and decisions in each timeline have consequences in all consecutive lives.
Why watch: 100 million dollar sci fi film from the makers of Matrix with most unlikely star studded cast.
Genre: Sci Fi
Production: USA $100 million
Director: Lana & Andy Wachowski, Tom Tykwer
Script: Lana & Andy Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, David Mitchell (novel)
Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David, David Gyasi
Cinemas: Friday October 26, 2012
Plot: Professional enforcer investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected poker game.
Why watch: Cannes film festival nominated action flick with Brand Pitt
Director: Andrew Dominik
Script: Andrew Dominik, George V. Higgins (novel)
Cast: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Sam Shepard
Cinemas: Friday 21 September 2012
Cinemas: Thursday 11th October 2012
Cinemas (limited release): Friday November 30, 2012