Top Film Releases of October Part 1

Posted 5 years ago by myetvmedia

Top new movies releasing Oct 4 to 11th include films premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, TIFF and NYFF. Here are films we highly recommend:

Gravity
Parkland
Captain Phillips
The Fifth Estate
Haute Cuisine
Runner Runner
Romeo & Juliet

Gravity (World Premiere Venice)

Fri October 4
Genre: Thriller
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

Synopsis: Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth… and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

For full review: http://myetvmedia.com/film-review/gravity-review/

Parkland (North American Premiere TIFF)

Fri October 4
Genre: Drama
Director: Peter Landesman
Studio: Remstar Films
Starring: Zac Efron, Colin Hanks, James Badge Dale

Synopsis: November 22, 1963. The day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. It’s also the day that a handful of ordinary individuals were thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Parkland recounts the tragic day using the perspectives from those who witnessed it first hand. The young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital, the Dallas Secret Service, the cameraman who filmed the event, the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, and JFK’s security team. It is from these unassuming characters that the ferocious, heart-stopping, and powerful story of one of the most scrutinized events in history unfolds.

For full review: http://myetvmedia.com/film-review/parkland-review/

Captain Phillips (World Premiere NYFF)

Fri October 11
Genre: Thriller
Director: Paul Greengrass
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, David Warshofsky, Barkhad Abdi

Synopsis: Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when both men find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

The Fifth Estate (World Premiere TIFF)

Fri October 11
Genre: Drama
Director: Bill Condon
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie

Synopsis: The Fifth Estate is a truly 21st-century saga of technology, politics and civic responsibility. You don’t disclose three-quarters of a million classified documents without making a few enemies. So discovers WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate, a mesmerizing, complex portrait of an embattled new-media luminary.

For full review: http://myetvmedia.com/film-review/the-5th-estate-review/

Haute Cuisine

Fri October 4th
Genre: Comedy
Director: Christian Vincent
Studio: Mongrel Media
Starring: Catherine Frot, Jean d’Ormesson

Synopsis: Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when the President of the Republic (Jean d’Ormesson) appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps…

Runner Runner

Fri October 4
Genre: Thriller
Director: Brad Furman
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Starring: Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie

Synopsis: Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake), believing he has been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.

Romeo & Juliet

Fri October 11
Genre: Drama
Director: Carlos Carlei
Studio: D Films
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth

Synopsis: Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s epic and searing tale of love, is revitalized on screen by writer Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and director Carlos Carlei (The Flight of the Innocent). This adaptation is told in the lush traditional setting it was written, but gives a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend.

Christophe Chanel

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