Funday| 2019-09-29 Lendvai Flóra

7 movies worth watching in October

  1. Joker

The Golden Lion award winning Joker origin story, based on the Batman: The Killing Joke comic (1988) has finally arrived. It’s the first R-rated movie in the Batman universe, which gives a lot of hope after the success of Logan (2017) and Deadpool (2016). The movie tells the story of how Arthur Fleck, the failed comedian, becomes the iconic villain. It’s already critically acclaimed and Joaquin Phoenix’s performance is also highly praised. I’m not saying it’s a must watch, but it probably is.

Release date: October 3, 2019 (Hungary)

Genre: crime, drama, thriller

Runtime: 122 mins

IMDb: 9.5

Tomatometer: 76%

 

  1. Photograph

Rafi, a struggling Indian photographer, makes a living out of taking tourists’ pictures, while also having to pay off his family’s debt. He lives in a tiny apartment in Bombay with his grandmother, who wishes to see him married and constantly pressures him to find a suitable match. His life takes an unexpected turn when he takes the picture of a beautiful, shy stranger, Miloni, a girl from a wealthy Indian family. Despite the contrasting economic background, they develop a unique bond. The director’s, Ritesh Batra’s goal was to show off the economic and cultural differences between the two classes through their love story.

Release date: October 3, 2019 (Hungary)

Genre: drama, romance

Runtime: 110 mins

IMDb: 6,9

Tomatometer: 79%

 

  1. Gemini Man

Directed by the Oscar-winning Ang Lee, the elite assassin Henry Brogan (Will Smith) seeks to exit his career, but it isn’t so simple to do so. He finds himself going up against a younger clone of himself, also played by Will Smith. The movie also features Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Many of the film’s scenes were shot in Budapest, as seen on several promotional posters.

Release date: October 7, 2019 (Hungary)

Genre:action, drama, sci-fi, thriller

Runtime:117 mins

 

  1. Never look away / Werk ohne Autor

From the director of the award winning The Lives of Others, Never look away finally debuts in Hungary too. Although Kurt Bartner, the protagonist, is a fictional character, his story is based on a real German painter, Gerhard Richter. The film depicts the horrors of Nazi Germany, the different dictatorships, and the difficulty of forgetting. Meanwhile, Kurt falls in love with a girl whose father was a Nazi executioner…

Release date: October 10, 2019 (Hungary)

Genre: history, romance, drama, thriller

Runtime: 189 mins

IMDb: 7,7

Tomatometer: 78%

 

  1. Zombieland: Double Tap

The movie’s world premiere will be on October 17, exactly 10 years after the first episode. Just like before, the storyline is not of importance, they just wanted to recreate the atmosphere of the first movie, proven by the fact that they made the effort of hiring all 4 of the previous main actors and actresses. And if you’re wondering why not wait another month or two after all this time to watch it at home? Well, it’s certainly better to laugh at a good comedy with 50 other people at your side!

Release date: October 17, 2019

Genre: action, horror, comedy

Runtime: 93 mins

 

 

  1. Terminator: Dark Fate

The latest movie in the Terminator series picks up the story after Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Skynet sends back another terminator to the past, with the goal of killing a girl, Dani Ramos. Sarah Connor is once again trying to save the world, alongside with a T800 and a human-cyborg hybrid, who is desperately trying to save Dani. Directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool 2) and produced by James Cameron, the director of the first two Terminator movies.

Release date: October 31, 2019 (Hungary)

Genre: action, adventure, sci-fi

Runtime: 90 mins

 

  1. Monos

And lastly, on a more serious note, this movie is recommended for fans of cinematography, it’s far from being a summer flick. The movie follows the adventure of an armed guerrilla group made up of children, making camp on top of a tropical mountain. Their job is to guard a prisoner of war and a cow. The drama is based on the relationship dynamics of the group members and the mysterious organization above them. The beautiful cinematography is undeniably one of the strongest points of Monos.

Release date: October 31, 2019 (Hungary)

Genre: drama, thriller

Runtime: 102 mins

IMDb: 7,6

Tomatometer: 91%