You’re going to be on the edge of your seat for pretty much all of October with these thrilling films. Get used to it.
DEEPWATER HORIZON - OCTOBER 6
It’s easy to get all riled up about a massive man-made disaster when you have a faceless corporation to blame. It’s a lot harder to stay angry when you see all the people who lived through the disaster and the terror that they experienced. This is the best disaster movie I've seen in years. Maybe ever. And you need to get your butt to a cinema to watch it for yourself.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN - OCTOBER 6
From Gillian Flynn’s worldwide bestseller comes a taut psychological thriller starring Emily Blunt. I’ve read the book and I know how it ends but the sneak peeks of this film still give me goosebumps every time.
INFERNO - OCTOBER 13
No professor of symbology has ever had this much excitement in their life. Robert Langdon is back for another hair-raising adventure rooted in ancient symbols and cryptic clues. You thought The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons were worrisome? Inferno has a virus that could destroy the entire world. Just basic stuff, really. Kthxbai.
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES - OCTOBER 20
When your new neighbours are super hot and accomplished, it stands to reason that they are probably spies with lots of guns and death toys hidden in their house, right? Well, one of those neighbours is Gal Gadot (aka Wonder Woman) so I think that’s a perfectly reasonable assumption to make.
KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? – OCTOBER 20
If you love Kevin Hart – if you even like him just a little bit from afar – you need to watch as he takes the stage at a sold-out performance at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. Which, BY THE WAY, is the first time a comedian has EVER performed to an at-capacity football stadium. But honestly, who’s surprised? It’s Kevin Hart, guys.
DOCTOR STRANGE - OCTOBER 27
When the world’s top neurosurgeon is injured in a terrible car accident, he decides that he should turn attentions towards the mystic arts. It’s not actually that simple but I don’t have unlimited space here, guys. Also Benedict Cumberbatch.
HELL OR HIGH WATER - OCTOBER 27
What do you do when your family farm is in jeopardy? You rob a bank. Or several. Quite frankly, I think people are just letting Chris Pine’s character get away with it because he’s so gosh darn handsome.
Lavazza Italian Film Festival
From September 28 to October 19, Palace Barracks Cinemas will be home to the Lavazza Italian Film Festival – that’s amore! Films include God Willing, The Conformist and Latin Lover and tickets are selling fast, with extra sessions already added due to popular demand. Find out more here.
The Australian Ballet Fairytale Series: Sleeping Beauty
Who doesn’t love ballet? If you don’t like the actual dancing, you’ve got to love the incredible costumes, right? This special series kicks off at Event Cinemas Chermside and Robina, on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 with David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty. Never before seen in cinemas, this production is a totally new take on beloved fairytale and it even includes a five-minute behind-the-scenes intermission feature. Book your tickets here!
In the House Cult Film Classics
Some of the most celebrated films in cinematic history will return to the big screen at Event Cinemas Myer Centre for the 2016 season of In the House! This month, you can surely look forward to Flying High (October 14, and please don’t call me Shirley) and a Halloween double feature of The Thing and The Shining (October 28). More info here.