Yet another month is coming up meaning there is new films to watch whether it be in theaters or on streaming services. Though many of the bigger releases scheduled are no longer set to play, that doesn’t mean there will be a void of anything to watch during this month.
Spontaneous – In Select Theaters October 2nd and On-Demand October 6th
Coming from first-time director Brian Duffield, “Spontaneous” mixes the young adult and disaster genres in a fun and comedic way. Right as Mara Carlyle, played by Katherine Langford, begins to fall for Dylan, played by Charlie Plummer, a pandemic sweeps over their school with students spontaneously combusting. With the students now quarantined, they must navigate their young lives while also wondering who may explode next.
On the Rocks – On Apple TV+ October 2nd
Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola reunites with legendary actor Bill Murray in this father daughter story. Laura, played by Rashida Jones, believes she is living a good life with her husband Dean, played by Marlon Wayans, and their two children. But, Laura becomes suspicious of Dean when he begins to start working later than usual. She enlists the help of her father Felix, played by Murray, to help investigate the situation and grow closer together along the way.
Black Box – On Prime Video October 6th
In this new film from Blumhouse Productions, Nolan, played by Mamoudou Athie, is still reeling from the death of his wife in a car accident. Having trouble coping while raising his daughter, Nolan begins to talk with Lilian, played by Phylicia Rashad, who introduces him to the Black Box, which helps him relive memories. However, Nolan begins to see strange things through the Black Box as he starts to remember parts of his life.
Hubie Halloween – On Netflix October 7th
Returning to the world of comedy after his acclaimed role in “Uncut Gems,” Adam Sandler stars in this Halloween comedy film. Hubie Dubois, played by Sandler, is the laughing stock of Salem as every year for Halloween he attempts to keep the town safe. However, when things begin to actually go wrong, it is up to Hubie to save Halloween from going bad.
The War with Grandpa – In Theaters October 9th
As his grandfather Ed, played by Robert De Niro, moves in with his family, sixth grader Peter, played by Oakes Fegley, is forced to give up his room. This causes Peter to do whatever he can to get his grandfather out of his room. However, all this does is start a war between Ed and Peter with each involving their friends.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – On Netflix October 16th
Acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin directs this period piece with an all-star cast. Following the protests during the 1968 Democratic Convention, a group of protestors called the Chicago 7 are put on trial for conspiracy and incitement to riot.
Love and Monsters – On-Demand October 16
After a invasion of monsters, Joel Dawson, played by Dylan O’Brien, has lost everything from his family to his girlfriend Aimee, played by Jessica Henwick. However, when he hears Aimee over a radio, Joel decides to set out to reunite with her. Fighting off against monsters along the way, Joel teams up with Clyde Dutton, played by Michael Rooker, and Minnow, played by Arianna Greenblatt, to survive long enough to find Aimee.
Clouds – On Disney+ October 16th
Directed by “Five Feet Apart” director Justin Baldoni, this film based on a true story looks to the heartwarming story of Zach Sobiech. Zach, played by Fin Argus, is a young man with cancer who doesn’t think that he can amount to much with what time he has. However, after a song he writes and sings is put online, Zach starts to see how no matter how much time you have you should live out your dreams.
After We Collided – In Theaters and On-Demand October 23rd
In this sequel to 2019’s “After,” Tessa Young, played by Josephine Langford, experiences some trouble in her relationship with Hardin Scott, played by Hero Fiennes Tiffin. After a breakup in their relationship, Tessa begins to take an internship at a publishing company. While there, she begins to attract the attention of her co-worker Trevor, played by Dylan Sprouse, complicating things when Hardin tries to repair their relationship.
The Craft: Legacy – On-Demand October 28
In this sequel to the 1996 film “The Craft,” Lily, played by Cailee Spaeny, moves to a new town with her mom, played by Michelle Monaghan, after getting remarried. An outcast at first, Lily becomes friends with a group of girls who practice witchcraft. However, the power that comes from the magic becomes to much making Lily a threat to her friends, family and herself.