POPSUGAR’s Popcorn Picks: Must-Catch Films Hitting the Big Screen This October
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October has crept up on us, and it’s bringing along a delightful selection of movies that are definitely worth your attention. It’s time to take a break from our binge-watching routines and head to the cinema, where the magic of the big screen awaits. Ahead, see our pick of movies hitting cinemas this month.
Whether you’re a fan of comedies that tickle your funny bone, horror that sends a shiver down your spine, or thought-provoking dramas, we’ve got you covered.
So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and let’s explore the cinematic gems that October has in store for us.
Movies Hitting Cinemas This Month:
“Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour Movie,” October 13
We thought we would kick things off with a personal favourite of ours: The Eras Tour. If snagging a ticket to see Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in person wasn’t on the cards for you, you’re in luck. Swift is bringing one of the year’s hottest tours — which revisits 10 eras and 17 years of her music — to a cinema near you! Swifties will have a chance to see the whole show on movie screens.
The”Eras Tour” movie has a runtime of two hours and 45 minutes, which is slightly shorter than Swift’s in-person concerts. Tickets are already on sale, which means you can secure your seat pretty much instantly. Much like her actual concert, we’re confident seats will sell out quickly. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets here! 1,2, 3… LGB! (Iykyk).
“The Exorcist: Believer,” October 5
Prepare to be thrilled, as exactly half a century ago, the most terrifying horror film in history graced our screens, leaving audiences worldwide in shock. Now, a new chapter in horror is about to unfold.
The original flick first shocked audiences with its terrifying premise, stomach-churning imagery, and boundary-pushing performances. David Gordon Green, who directed the most recent three “Halloween” films, is revisiting the iconic horror story in “The Exorcist: Believer”.
While the horror genre has seen its fair share of possession films, few can rival the fear, originality, and overall quality of the series that first introduced white eyes, a growling voice, and projectile pea soup to the world half a century ago.
Book your tickets here, if you’re game enough.
“Expend4bles,” October 5
“Expend4bles” is a thrilling homage to the action-packed movies of the ’80s and ’90s. And now, it’s continuing the legacy of the franchise with another adrenaline-fuelled ride. This instalment is slated to be the swan song for legendary actor Sylvester Stallone in his role as Barney Ross.
Ross and his team embark on a heart-pounding mission to confront an arms dealer with a private army. If you’re a fan of action-packed films that keep you on the edge of your seat, or if you’re simply in need of a few hours of pure entertainment, you can book your tickets here.
“Killers of the Flower Moon,” October 19
Director Martin Scorsese, often associated with classic mafia films, steps into new territory with “Killers of the Flower Moon,” his first-ever Western. Adapted from journalist David Grann’s 2017 non-fiction book, the film tells the chilling tale of at least 20 murdered members of the Osage Tribe in 1920s Oklahoma.
And let’s not forget the star-studded cast, which features Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, as well as Lily Gladstone.
“Five Nights at Freddy’s,” October 26
“Five Nights at Freddy’s” promises to be a horror film to remember, especially for fans of the video game that inspired it. Staying true to the game’s plot, the film follows a troubled security guard’s first night at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, where things take a sinister turn. If you’re a fan of spine-tingling horror and immersive storytelling, this one is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat.
“Dumb Money,” October 26
“Dumb Money” centres around YouTuber Keith Gill (portrayed by Paul Dano), who famously brought Wall Street to its knees by investing his life savings in GameStop’s stocks and documenting the saga online. What followed was a frenzy in internet stock trading that saw private investors and internet trolls profiting, while Wall Street giants scrambled.
With a star-studded cast including Seth Rogan and Pete Davidson, alongside Vincent D’Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos, Sebastian Stan, and Shailene Woodley, “Dumb Money” promises to be an unforgettable financial drama.
Now that’s our pick of movies hitting cinemas in October. Which one are you most excited for?
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