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October 2015 Film Releases

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Addicted to Fresno

Release Date: October 2, 2015
Dir. Jamie Babbit
Prod. Andrea Sperling and Stephanie Meurer
Studio: Gravitas Ventures
Genre: Dark Comedy
Starring: Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne, Aubrey Plaza, Malcolm Barrett, Allison Tolman, Fred Armisen

After Shannon convinces Martha to get her a job at the Fresno hotel she works at, everything goes down hill. Not long after she starts the job, Shannon kills someone and now the two sisters are leading a life of crime as one thing after another continues to go wrong.


He Named Me Malala

He Named Me Malala

Release Date: October 2, 2015
Dir. Davis Guggenheim
Prod. Laurie MacDonald and Walter F. Parks
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Genre: Documentary
Starring: Malala Yousafzai

A documentary about Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head after speaking out for girls rights to an education.


Freeheld

Release Date: October 2, 2015
Dir. Peter Sollett
Prod. Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Cynthia Wade, Jack Shelby, Duncan Montgomery, James D. Stern, Julie Goldstein,
Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Kelly Buish Novak, Ellen Page
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Genre: Drama
Based on: Freeheld, Cynthia Wade
Starring: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell

It’s the year 2005 and Laurel Hester is an Ocean County police officer who has just been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. This is the true story following her battle to make sure her benefits would be passed on to her partner, Stacie Andree.


Legend

Release Date: October 2, 2015
Dir. Brian Helgeland
Prod. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Chris Clark, Quentin Curtis, Brian Oliver
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Based on: The Profession of Violence, John Pearson
Starring: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Colin Morgan, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri

Legend tells the story of Ronald and Reggie Kray, twin gangsters who, during the 1950s, terrorized London.


The Martian

Release Date: October 2, 2015
Dir. Ridley Scott
Prod. Simon Kinberg, Ridlye Scott, Michael Schaefer
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Sci-Fi
Based on: The Martian, Andy Weir
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney, an astronaut left behind on Mars after a mission gone wrong in which he was presumed dead. Now it’s a race against time as Watney fights to survive and his team tries to rescue him.


The Final Girls

Release Date: October 9, 2015
Dir. Todd Strauss-Schulson
Prod. Michael London and Janice Williams
Studio: Stage 6 Films
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Alexander Ludwig, Nina Dobrev

In this horror comedy, high school senior, Max, is transported into a horror film from the 1980s. Now, with the help of her mother who plays the leading role, Max and her friends must figure out to way to escape the film and get home, all while running from the onscreen killer.


Pan

Release Date: October 9, 2015
Dir. Joe Wright
Prod. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Paul Webster
Studio: Warner Bros.
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Based on: Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
Starring: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, Adeel Akhtar, jack Charles, Leni Zieglmeier, Lewis MacDougall, Kathy Burke, Na Tae-joo, Nonso Anozie, Paul Kate, Emeral Fennell, Jack Lowden

In this retelling of the classic Peter Pan, Levi Miller plays the role of Peter, a young orphan who is taken to Neverland and must help to fight off the pirate Blackbeard.


Steve Jobs

Release Date: October 9, 2015
Dir. Danny Boyle
Prod. Danny Boyle, Guymon Casady, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon, Scott Rudkin
Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Biography
Based on: Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jegg Daniels

A depiction of the digital revolution led by Steve Jobs. For more info, go to the Steve Jobs Film website.


Bridge of Spies

Release Date: October 16, 2015
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Prod. Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, and Kristie Macosko Krieger
Studio: Touchstone Pictures/Dreamworks Pictures/20th Century Fox
Genre: Historical Drama Thriller
Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda

Based on the book of the same name, Tom Hanks plays James B. Donovan, a lawyer who suddenly finds himself in the middle of the Cold War as he tries to negotiate the release of a spy plane pilot.


crimson peak

Crimson Peak

Release Date: October 16, 2015
Dir. Guillermo del Toro
Prod. Guillermo del Toro
Studio: Universal Studios/Legendary Pictures
Genre: Horror
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver

Sir Thomas Sharpe is not all he appears. Unfortunately, it’s not until after they’re married that Edith Cushing discovers this. Now she’s living with him and his sister in a home that seems to hold some evil spirits.


Goosebumps

Release Date: October 16, 2015
Dir. Rob Letterman
Prod. Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz
Studio: Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation
Genre: Action, Adventure
Based on: Goosebumps, R.L. Stine
Starring: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeye Rush, Amy Ryan, Ryan Lee, Jillian Bell

After opening up one of R.L. Stine’s books and releases all the ghostly things it contains, Zach, his friend Hannah, and Hannah’s father, R.L. Stine must work together to retrieve the monsters before they destroy the town.


roomRoom

Release Date: October 16, 2015
Dir. Lenny Abrahamson
Prod. Ed Guiney and David Gross
Studio: A24 Films
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Based on: Room, Emma Donoghue
Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, William H. Macy

Seven years ago, Old Nick tricked Joy Newsome into helping him look for a dog. Since then she has been looked in his garden shed and she and her five year old son, Jack, are desperate to get out.


Truth

Release Date: October 16, 2015
Dir. James Vanderbilt
Prod. Brad Fischer, William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, Mikkel Bondesen, Doug Mankoff, Andy Spaulding, Brett Ratner
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Genre: Political, Drama
Based on: Truth and Dury, Mary Mapes
Starring: Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss

Truth
tells the story of Mary Mapes and Dan Rather in their final days as a producer and news anchor at CBS News after reporting controversial information about President Bush without having any definitive evidence.


Burnt

Release Date: October 23, 2015
Dir. John Wells
Prod. Stacey Sher, Erwin Stoff, and John Wells
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienne Miller, Omar Sy, Daniel Bruhl, Matthew Rhys, Alicia Vikander, Uma Thurman, Emma Thompson

Adam Jones lost everything in Paris after his drug use got in the way of his career. Now, in London, he’s trying to rebuild everything so as to one day return to Paris and to his life.


Jem and the Holograms

Release Date: October 23, 2015
Dir. Jon M. Chu
Prod. Jason Blum, Scooter Braun, Jon M. Chu, Brian Goldner, Stephen David, Bennett Schneir
Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Musical, Comedy
Based on: Jem, Christy Marx
Starring: Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko, Aurora Perrineau, Juliette Lewis, Ryan Guzman

A story about four girls who set out to become superstars.


The Last Witch Hunter

Release Date: October 23, 2015
Dir. Breck Eisner
Prod. Adam Goldworm, Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Eric Reid
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Starring: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine

Vin Diesel stars as Kaulder, an immortal witch-hunter forced to pair up with a witch in order to save the human race.


Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Release Date: October 23, 2015
Dir. Gregory Plotkin
Prod. Jason Blum and Oren Peli
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Horror
Starring: Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George, Katie Featherston

In this next installment in the Paranormal Activity saga, Ryan, his wife Emily, their daughter Leila, and Ryan’s brother Mike have recently moved into a new house where the two brothers discover a paranormal presence is going after Leila. The twist this time? Ryan and Mike find a camera that allows them (and us) to actually see the ghosts.


Rock the Kasbah

Release Date: October 23, 2015
Dir. Barry Levinson
Prod. Steve Bing, Bill Block, and Jacob Pechenik
Studio: Open Road Films
Genre: Comedy
Starring: Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan, Leem Lubany, Fahim Fazli, Taylor Kinney, Beejan Land, Arian Moayed

Bill Murray stars as Richie Lanz, a washed up rock manager who, after being abandoned in Afghanistan, may be able to make his comeback with a young girl with an amazing voice who he managed to get on Afghanistan’s version of American Idol.


Suffragette

Release Date: October 23, 2015
Dir. Sarah Gavron
Prod. Alison Owen and Faye Ward
Studio: Focus Features
Genre: Drama
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep

Suffragette follows the early movement of the women’s suffrage movement.


our brand is crisis

Our Brand is Crisis

Release Date: October 30, 2015
Dir. David Gordon Green
Prod. George Clooney and Grant Heslov
Studio: Warner Bros.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Based on: Our Brand is Crisis, Rachel Boynton
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Ann Dowd

A depiction of the political campaign of the Greenberg Carville Shrum during the 2002 presidential election in Bolivia.


Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Release Date: October 30, 2015
Dir. Christopher B. Landon
Prod. Anthony Fickman and Todd Garner
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Starring: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumony, David Koechner, Halston Sage, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Cloris Leachman

Ben, Carter, and Augie must use their scouting skills as they try to save their town from zombies.


Lots of great films coming out this month! Which ones will you be seeing?

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