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OCTOBER PREVIEW




October definitely looks like it’s going to have plenty of bite with these forthcoming blockbusters. Here’s what should be slicing up the box-office at Peterborough’s Showcase Cinema De Lux and Spalding’s South Holland Centre next month...

FIRST MAN

Released: October 12

First Man (4407667)
First Man (4407667)

The early front-runner for Oscar glory comes in the form of this biopic based on the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong.

Academy Award-winning La La Land director Damien Chazelle re-teams with his leading man Ryan Gosling, who portrays the life of Armstrong and everything that led up to the legendary – and highly dangerous – space mission in 1969.

Claire Foy (from acclaimed TV series The Crown) plays his long-suffering wife Janet, with Ant-Man’s Corey Stoll and Inception’s Lukas Haas starring as his mission crew mates Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins respectively.

Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Pablo Schreiber (Den of Thieves) and Kyle Chandler (Super 8) are just a few of the names that have joined the star-studded historical drama that has been notching some very impressive early reviews...

VENOM

Released: Next Wednesday (October 3)

Venom (4407669)
Venom (4407669)

Tom Hardy stars as the fan favourite headlining anti-hero character from Marvel’s Spider-Man universe. First it was meant be a more violent R-rated thriller based on the cult Spidey nemesis – who can flit between being good and bad – but apparently it has now been toned down a notch to be more family friendly, and may eventually tie into the world of Tom Holland’s webslinger. Following a scandal, journalist Eddie Brock (Hardy) attempts to revive his career by investigating the Life Foundation – led by Riz Ahmed’s (Nightcrawler) shady inventor Carlton Drake – but instead comes into contact with an alien symbiote that bonds with Brock, and gives him otherworldly superpowers.

HALLOWEEN

Released: October 19

Halloween (4407671)
Halloween (4407671)

This has dispensed with the sequel and all other sub-par later entries to be a direct follow-up to the 1978 original. Four decades after narrowly escaping his killing spree on Halloween night, Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode has another epic confrontation with the masked Michael Myers, who has haunted her existence for all these years. Judy Greer (Ant-Man and The Wasp) and mainstream newcomer Andi Matichak star as Laurie’s daughter and grand-daughter, in this horror which was co-written by fanboy Danny McBride (Alien: Covenant), who has teamed up with his Eastbound & Down directing buddy David Gordon Green on this highly-anticipated ‘newly-imagined’ sequel.

A STAR IS BORN

Released: Next Wednesday (October 3)

A Star Is Born (4407673)
A Star Is Born (4407673)

Another film that has notched award-worthy word of mouth is this Lady Gaga-starring movie vehicle – which sees Bradley Cooper (who also stars) behind the camera for the first time. Cooper’s musician Jackson Maine – even with age and alcoholism sending his own career in a downward spiral – helps Gaga’s young singer try and find fame.

SMALLFOOT

Released: October 12

Smallfoot (4407675)
Smallfoot (4407675)

In this intriguingly-premised ‘role reversal’, a yeti named Migo (voiced by Channing Tatum) is convinced that humans – known as ‘Small Foot’ – are real and has to prove their existence to his tribal naysayers. Brit star James Corden, The Greatest Showman’s Zendaya and NBA legend LeBron James add their voices to this animated adventure.

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

Released: October 12

Bad Times at the El Royale (4407677)
Bad Times at the El Royale (4407677)

An all-star cast headlines this mystery-thriller, which sees seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale – a rundown hotel with a dark past that straddles the state line between California and Nevada. Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Dakota Johnson (The Fifty Shades series) and Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges all check in.

THE MAJOR FILMS RELEASED AT SPALDING’S SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE THROUGH OCTOBER...

The House with a Clock in its Walls (4408169)
The House with a Clock in its Walls (4408169)

THE CHILDREN ACT (12A), FROM MONDAY

KING OF THIEVES (15), FROM OCTOBER 5

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (12A), FROM OCTOBER 21

HURRICANE (15), FROM OCTOBER 27

THE LITTLE STRANGER (12A), FROM OCTOBER 30


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