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October is upon us. The leaves are changing. Sweaters are becoming more abundant. Awards contenders are popping up in theaters nationwide. But those are far from the only films opening throughout the coming weeks. Below, you’ll find every planned theatrical release for the month of October, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)
Each week, we’ll give you an update with more specific information on where these films are playing. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Stay warm and happy watching!
Week of October 7 Wide
The Birth of a Nation
Director: Nate Parker
Synopsis: Set against the antebellum South and based on a true story, “The Birth »
- Steve Greene and Zipporah Smith
The Hollow, 2016.
Directed and Written by Miles Doleac.
When a Congressman’s daughter is killed in a triple homicide, Agent Vaughn Killinger (James Callis) gets assigned to Mississippi to investigate. His partner, Agent Sarah Desoto (Christiane Seidel), carries him through the case.
The series of circumstances that lead to the events of Miles Doleac’s, The Hollow, are pretty crazy to contemplate. Starting with a Congressman’s daughter being in the wrong place at the wrong time, for the FBI to be involved at all, three teenagers are senselessly killed and the adults around them are scrambling, not with grief, but over what collateral damage the FBI’s presence might dig up. It’s this fear of what could happen that leads to further bloodshed, but if anyone actually paid attention to the agents that have been sent to their small, »
- Rachel Bellwoar
You can tell Halloween is right around the corner, as September 27th has over 20 different horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases looking to put a dent in your wallet. As far as new movies go, The Shallows, The Neon Demon, and Warcraft are all coming home on Tuesday, and for all you classic horror fans, there are new releases of An American Werewolf in London, Blood Diner, Chopping Mall, Lady in White, Slugs, and the 30th anniversary Blu-ray for Highlander.
Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London Restored Edition. Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor, »
- Heather Wixson
Uncork’d Entertainment has announced that it is bringing the suspense thriller The Hollow to theaters and DVD next month; described as a hybrid of Blood Simple and Twin Peaks, the film features an ensemble cast that includes James Callis, Christiane Seidel, William Sadler, William Forsythe, Jeff Fahey and Miles Doleac, who also writes and directs. Check out the poster, trailer and synopsis here…
When a U.S. congressman’s daughter passing through a small town in Mississippi dies in a mysterious triple homicide, a team of F.B.I. agents descends to investigate, the team’s brilliant but jaded lead agent battling demons both past and present, as his beautiful, tough-as-nails partner tries to hold him and the case together. They find a struggling and corrupt sheriff’s department, a shadowy and much-feared figure, who seems to be pulling all of the town’s strings from his mansion on »
- Amie Cranswick
Simon Brew Sep 5, 2016
Director Peter Hewitt has been chatting about how the brilliant Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey was originally set to end...
There are few sequels of the past 30 years or so we love quite as much as Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, a legitimately excellent and very funny follow-up to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
The movie was directed by Peter Hewitt, taking over from Excellent Adventure’s Stephen Herek. And he’s been chatting with Bloody Disgusting, along with William Sadler (who, of course, played the Grim Reaper) about the movie. In particular, the ending of the film, which saw Bill & Ted save the world, sing God Gave Rock & Roll To You, and leave us with a montage of newspaper and magazine headlines to fill in the rest of the story.
However, the original title of the film was Bill & Ted Go To Hell, and there’s long »
Earlier this summer, the 1991 sequel Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey celebrated its 25th anniversary, with Shout! Factory releasing new Blu-ray editions of this and the original Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure later this month. Last year, we learned that the first Bill & Ted movie almost featured a time travelling van and a dog, but now we have details about the sequel, revealing what the original ending was before it was changed. There has always been evidence of a much different ending out there, but now director Peter Hewitt tells all in a new interview.
Bloody-Disgusting caught up with both Peter Hewitt and actor William Sadler at the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival. William Sadler played the Grim Reaper in a beloved, breakthrough performance. The story followed Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter's title characters, who must defeat evil robots sent from the future to prevent them from winning the Battle of the Bands. »
The Golden Door International Film Festival has announced its 2016 lineup today. The New Jersey festival features a mix of indie winners and mainstream majors. It runs from September 22nd through the 25th and it’s held at the beautiful Landmark Loews, Beacon Paramount theatre, and Rialto-Capital.
Read More: Watch: This Wacky Rom-Com Will Keep You Guessing in ‘Who’s Jenna…?’ Trailer
The festival will host the world premiere of Chris Robert’s film “Another You,” which follows young and ambitious science major Sydney Jameson who finds love and refuses to let it go, turning an ordinary relationship into a dangerous fixation. Sydney soon loses herself in a scientific break through, finding a way to use the theory of De Ja Vu to explore her past mistakes. It stars Ksenia Solo (“Black Swan), Kris Holden-Ried (“K-19: The Widowmaker”), Diego Boneta (“Scream Queens”), and Richard T. Jones (“Judging Amy”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below. »
- Vikram Murthi
To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.
Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list here, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.
See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for June 2016
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 24. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.
Director: Gary Ross
Synopsis: “In Jones County, Miss., Newt Knight joins forces with other farmers and a group of slaves to lead a rebellion against the Confederacy.”
- Steve Greene
ABC’s gay rights miniseries “When We Rise” has filled out its cast with a slew of A-list guest stars, Variety has learned exclusively.
Rob Reiner, T.R. Knight, Phylicia Rashad, Richard Schiff, Mary McCormack, Arliss Howard, Henry Czerny, William Sadler and “NCIS” favorite Pauley Perrette will appear in the highly anticipated project in undisclosed roles.
The casting news comes as “When We Rise” wraps shooting today in Vancouver.
The group of guests join “When We Rise” regulars Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths, Michael K. Williams and and Ivory Aquino, plus previously announced guest stars Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Denis O’Hare and David Hyde Pierce.
“When We Rise” — hailing from “Milk” scribe Dustin Lance Black — chronicles the personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of Lgbt men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Robert Rodriguez interview
Movie director Robert Rodriguez is one of our favourites. His resume includes Desperado, Sin City, The Faculty, Spy Kids, From Dusk Till Dawn, Planet Terror and Machete, and eclectic range of genre films that all hit the right spot.
Rodriguez is somewhat of a maverick film director. He’s not one to play by the expected rules of the movie world, be that in what he puts on the screen or how he interacts with his peers. During his career he has left both the screen writers and directors guild in favour of blazing his own path. His latest venture has been to create his own television network ‘El Rey’ which caters to a Latin American audience.
- Kat Hughes
In just three short days, Captain America: Civil War will hit theaters nationwide, which is expected to open huge at the box office this weekend. This superhero adventure kicks off Marvel's expansive Phase 3 slate, by splitting this universe in half, with heroes going into battle against each other. Today we have two new clips, each of which showcases members of both sides, Team Cap and Team Iron Man, with brand new footage.
The first clip, courtesy of Marvel.com, features an extended look at an intriguing scene we've seen in the trailers, where Captain America (Chris Evans) uses his incredible strength to stop a helicopter from taking off. However, we never saw who was piloting this aircraft. Now, we can see clearly that it's The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) at the controls. Unfortunately, we don't get any context about why Cap is trying to stop Bucky from taking off, or »
The film features an ensemble cast including James Callis (Battlestar Galactica), Jeff Fahey (Lost), Christiane Seidel (Boardwalk Empire), William Forsythe (The Bronx Bull), Miles Doleac (Containment), William Sadler (Iron Man 3), David Warshofsky (Now You See Me), Garrett Hines (Deepwater Horizon), Jim Gleason (The Best of Me) and Kelly Lind (The Big Short).
When a U.S. congressman’s daughter passing through a small town in Mississippi dies in a mysterious triple homicide, a team of F.B.I. agents descends to investigate, the team’s brilliant but jaded lead agent battling demons both past and present, as his beautiful, tough-as-nails partner tries to hold him and the case together. They find a struggling and corrupt sheriff’s department, »
- Phil Wheat
With exactly one week left until Marvel's Captain America: Civil War hits theaters, anticipation is higher than ever for this superhero adventure, which kicks off the studio's Phase 3 slate. Over the past few days, the studio has brought back Leslie Bibb as journalist Christine Everhart for a series of viral videos, that have examined the cost of The Avengers' heroic deeds, and who should pay for all of the damage they cause. Today we have yet another viral video, which teases that the Commander-in-Chief himself, in the McU, gave these heroes a shout-out.
In 2013's Iron Man 3, President Ellis (William Sadler) was saved by both Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and War Machine (Don Cheadle), so it should be no surprise that he is pro-Avengers. This Civil War viral video from Whih World News reveals that the President recently commended the efforts of these heroes, while the damages »
"You have no idea what's going on here!" Lionsgate Premiere has debuted a trailer for a film called The Duel, formerly known as By Way of Helena, a western about a Texas Ranger who takes on an oppressive, violent preacher watching over a town. Liam Hemsworth plays the Ranger, and Woody Harrelson plays the evil pastor, and the two end up in a kind of standoff in this small town. The full cast includes Emory Cohen, William Hurt, Alice Braga, William Sadler, Benedict Samuel & Raphael Sbarge. This looks solid, but they do give away a big plot point in the trailer. Western fans might want to take a look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Kieran Darcy-Smith's The Duel, originally from EW.com: In the Great Plains during 1880s, Texas Ranger David Kingston is sent to an Old West frontier town Helena to investigate a series of murders and disappearances of local people. »
- Alex Billington
The film also stars Christiane Seidel (Boardwalk Empire), Jeff Fahey (Lost), William Sadler (Iron Man 3), William Forsythe (Boardwalk Empire), Miles Doleac (Containment) and David Warshofsky (Now You See Me).
When a U.S. congressman's daughter passing through a small town in Mississippi dies in a mysterious triple homicide, a team of F.B.I. agents descends to investigate, the team's brilliant but jaded lead agent battling demons both past and present, as his beautiful, tough-as-nails partner tries to hold him and [Continued ...] »
After starring in all four Hunger Games movies together, as Gale and Haymitch, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson are reuniting for a much different movie entitled The Duel. In the beloved Hunger Games franchise, both Gale and Haymitch were on the same side, as they fought to take down an evil tyrant, but The Duel pits these actors against each other, as you can see in the first trailer. Lionsgate Premiere has set a June 24 release date for The Duel, which puts it up against 20th Century Fox's Independence Day: Resurgence, Stx's Free State of Jones and Sony's The Shallows.
The Duel stars Liam Hemsworth as David Kingston, a Texas Ranger who investigates a series of murders in a small town led by a charismatic preacher named Abraham Brant, played by Woody Harrelson. However, the routine undercover investigation soon turns personal for the ranger who must solve the case before »
Epix, Paramount TV and Anonymous Content are assembling a good cast for their upcoming ten episode contemporary spy series "Berlin Station" with veteran actor William Sadler ("Iron Man 3," "Die Hard 2") joining the cast.
Richard Armitage leads the cast as Daniel Meyer, a newly anointed case officer who has arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a whistleblower.
Rhys Ifans plays a darkly charming, tenacious but jaded veteran case officer who works under the station chief (Richard Jenkins). Sadler will play the authoritative Director of the Counter Terrorism Center who arrives at Berlin Station with a mission to help solve a difficult situation.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
William Sadler has booked a recurring role in Berlin Station, Epix 's contemporary spy series from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. The 10-part series follows Daniel Meyer (Richard Armitage), a newly anointed case officer who has arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a whistleblower. Guided by jaded veteran, case officer Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans) — a darkly charming, tenacious agent who works for… »
For those of you genre fans out there always on the lookout for interesting horror and sci-fi films to enjoy from the comfort of your own home, March’s VOD selections feature several great indie movies that should make for some entertaining viewings this month.
Ava’s Possessions, a film I really dug out of last year’s SXSW Film Festival, is finally making its way onto VOD this Friday and Emelie, the babysitter thriller from Dark Sky Films, is also getting a digital release that day. Other titles arriving on VOD in early March include The Wave, Road Games and Camino.
The month’s VOD titles are being capped off by a film that I’ve been excited to see for some time, Baskin, which is being released by IFC Midnight on March 25th. Other notable VOD titles for March include Dudes & Dragons, You’re Killing Me, A Haunting »
- Heather Wixson
As Agent Carter winds down, the midseason premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to give fans glimpses into “a new world order,” following the events of last year’s finale. In the episode “Bouncing Back,” Coulson becomes more determined than ever to end Gideon Malick and Hydra once and for all.
To do that, it seems that the long-teased Secret Warriors might finally become an organized team to face Hydra, not to mention the rising threat of a possibly evil group of Inhumans. And let’s not forget that S.H.I.E.L.D. has the looming danger of Ward hanging over their heads, who has been confirmed as Secret Warriors villain Hive.
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The new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres Tuesday, March 8th on ABC. The network also released a handful of new images from the premiere, which »
- Mitchel Broussard
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