Cinema Releases: October 2014

 Posted by on August 30, 2014  Release Dates
Aug 302014
 




Released 1st October:

 

beth

Life After Beth (15) Running time: 91 minutes

Director: Jeff Baena,  Wriet: Jeff Baena

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Anna Kendrick, John C. Reilly, Aubrey Plaza. 

Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite how he remembered her, and before long Zach’s whole world takes a turn for the worse.

 

 

Released 2nd October:

 

gone

Gone Girl (18) Running time: 149 minutes

Director: David Fincher,  Writer: Gillian Flynn

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon. 

GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

 

 

 

Released 3rd October:

 

dracula

Dracula Untold (15) Running time: 92 minutes

Director: Gary Shore,  Writers: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless

Cast: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Samantha Barks, Charles Dance

Luke Evans is starring as the most famous of vampires in an origin story that sees a Transylvanian prince risk eternal damnation in order to save his wife and son from a Turkish horde. Barks will play a figure in Eastern European folk tales known as a baba yaga, a beautiful young woman who turns into a savage witch. Kristjansson will play Bright Eyes, an Eastern European taken as a slave as a young boy and now a vicious assassin in the Ottoman Army. Parkinson will play Dracula’s son, named Ingeras.

 

 

 

Released 10th October:

 

annabelle

Annebelle (15) Running time: 98 mins

Director: John R. Leonetti,  Writer: Gary Dauberman

Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard 

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia – a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now… Annabelle.

 

 

calling

The Calling (15) Running time: 108 minutes

Director: Jason Stone,  Writers: Scott Abramovitch, Inger Ash Wolfe

Cast: Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Donald Sutherland

Detective Hazel Micallef hasn’t had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.

 

 

maze

The Maze Runner (15) Running time: 113 minutes

Director: Wes Ball,  Writers: Noah Oppenheim, Grant Piers Myers, James Dashner

Cast:Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Patricia Clarkson, Will Poulter, Ki Hong Lee, Chris Sheffield, Aml Ammen,Blake Cooper

Based on the young-adult novel by James Dashner, “The Maze Runner” centers around teen Thomas (O’Brien), who awakens in a rusty elevator with no memory of who he is. What he does come to find out is that he’s been delivered to the middle of an intricate maze, along with a slew of other boys, who have been trying to find their way out of the ever-changing labyrinth — all the while establishing a functioning society within the enclosure they’ve come to call “The Glade.”

 

 

 

 

 

Released 17th October:

 

demen

Dementamania (18) Running time: 85 minutes

Director: Kit Ryan,  Writer: Anis Shlewet

Cast:john Thompson, Holly Weston, Vincent Regan, Kal Penn 

A frustrated office worker finds himself caught between the realms of his deranged imagination and the mundane reality of his everyday existence.

 

 

judge

The Judge (15) Running time: 141 minutes

Director: David Dobkin,  Writers: Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque

Cast: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Leighton Meester, Dax Shepard, Vincent D’Onofrio

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

 

 

open2

Open Windows (15) Running time: 100 minutes

Director: Nacho Vigalondo, Writers: Daniel Mas, Nacho Vigalondo

Cast: Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Neil Maskell

Elijah Wood stars as a fanboy of actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey), and as the winner of an online contest he gets the rare chance to have dinner with her. However, when dinner plans are cancelled someone named Chord says he can make up for it. Chord gives Nick (Elijah Wood) the tools to spy on Jill from his computer, in a way that no fan could ever dream of. After each demand Chord gives Nick, it becomes apparent that Chord set the whole thing up and Nick is a part of a much bigger, more sinister plan.

 

 

 

turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (12A) Running time: 101 minutes

Director: Jonathan Liebesman,  Writers: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Evan Daugherty, Peter Laird, Kevin Eastman

Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Johnny Knoxville

Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

 

 

 

Released 22nd October:

 

fury

Fury (15) Running time: 134 minutes

Director: David Ayer,  Writer: David Ayer

Cast: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf,Scott Eastwood, Jon Bernthal, Xavier Samuel, Jason Isaacs, Michael Pena, Jim Parrack. 

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

 

 

Released 24th October:

 

babadook

The Babadook (15) Running time: 93 minutes

Director: Jennifer Kent, Writer: Jennifer Kent

Cast: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, Noah Wiseman, Tim Purcell

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6-year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a sinister monster he believes is coming to kill them both.

When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, and as he becomes more unpredictable and violent, Amelia is genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour.

But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

 

 

 

leave

This Is Where I Leave You (15) Running time: 103 minutes

Director: Shawn Levy,  Writer: Jonathan Tropper

Cast: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll

When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide-driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

 

 

 

Released 29th October:

 

extra

Extraterrestrial (15) Running time: 106 minutes

Directors: The Vicious Brothers, Writers: The Vicious Brothers

Cast: Freddie Stroma, Brittany Allen, Melanie Papalia, Jesse Moss, Anja Savcic 

From The Vicious Brothers, the creators of Grave Encounters, comes a different kind of encounter, one of EXTRATERRESTRIAL origin. Still reeling from her parents’ divorce, April (Daytime Emmy winner Brittany Allen) is dragged back to the vacation cabin she spent fond summers at as a child accompanied by a group of friends. Her trip down memory lane takes a dramatic and terrifying turn when a fireball descends from the sky and explodes in the nearby woods.

Lead by her boyfriend, played by Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter & The Half Blooded Prince, Pitch Perfect), the group venture out toward the crash site and discover the remnants of a ship from another planet along with footprints that suggest its alien occupants are still alive. The college friends soon find themselves caught in the middle of something bigger and more terrifying than anything they could ever imagine.

 

 

horns

Horns (15) Running time: 120 minutes

Director: Alexandre Aja,  Writers: Keith Bunin, Joe Hill

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple,Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan, James Remar. 

Horns, a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery, and romance, follows Ig Perrish (Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.

This rock and roll infused dark fantasy explores why bad things happen to good people and what the loss of true love can do to a man. The widely acclaimed book was on the New York Times bestseller list for six weeks and has become an international bestseller as well.

 

 

 

Released 31st October:

 

 

night

Nightcrawler (15) Running time: 117 minutes

Director: Dan Gilroy, Writer: Dan Gilroy

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Bil Paxton, Rene Russo, Ann Cusack

A young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism.

 

 

 

ouija

Ouija (15) Running time: 89 minutes

Director: Stiles White,  Writers: Stiles White, Juliet Snowden

Cast: Bianco Santos, Erin Moriarty,  Ana Coto, Vivis Colombetti, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Smith, Daren Kagasoff,  Matthew Settle

In OUIJA, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White wrote the script for OUIJA, and Universal will distribute the film worldwide.

 

 

 

saw

Saw Re-Release (18) Running time: 103 minutes

Director: James Wan,  Writers: Leigh Whannell, James Wan

Cast: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Tobin Bell

SAW was the first collaboration for co-creators James Wan, who directed the film, and Leigh Whannell, who wrote the screenplay. Together, they also created the successful INSIDIOUS franchise, and Wan has gone on to direct such high-profile films as THE CONJURING and the upcoming FAST & FURIOUS 7.

Directed by Wan from a script penned by Whannell, SAW is a psychological thriller focusing on two men who wake up in a secure lair of a serial killer with a dead body lying between them. The killer, nicknamed “Jigsaw,” leaves them tape recorded messages with details of how to make it out alive. The only way for one man to make it out alive is to do the unthinkable. The two men desperately try to find a way out, while also trying to figure out who’s behind their kidnapping. The film, which was released over Halloween weekend on October 29, 2004, was produced by Gregg Hoffman, Oren Koules, and Mark Burg.

 

Matt Wavish

Matt WavishA keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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