Too many films to keep track of? Get your October film guide here with our top 5 films you have to watch this month, this time with a surprisingly high number of struggling writers.
Sinister – 5th October
With too many mediocre horror flicks out there it’s sometimes hard to see the wood for the trees but Sinister is one horror film it’s worth making time for. Courtesy of the producers of Insidious, Ethan Hawke stars as a struggling writer who finds a box of old home movies in his new house. But as you can imagine the films aren’t all happy and normal (that would be weird, right?) with one showing a family hanging from the tree in the backyard. Unsurprisingly some spooky and gruesome shit starts to happen – check it out now.
Liberal Arts – 5th October
How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor writes, directs and stars this romcom (kind of selfish if you ask us) about a 30-something literature geek who meets 19-year-old student Zibby, played by Elizabeth Olsen. Romance ensues and is closely followed by a late coming of age experience for Radnor’s character and a boatload of clichés. Doesn’t sound like your sort of thing? Watch it for Elizabeth Olsen’s amazing performance and you won’t regret it.
Ruby Sparks – 12th October
The fact that Ruby Sparks hails the return of Little Miss Sunshine directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton should be enough to get his film on your must-watch list. Add to this that the story focuses on a struggling author who somehow manages to write his perfect girlfriend into existence, and I think we can all agree we have a winner. Starring Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan (who also wrote the film), Ruby Sparks is another cult film in the making.
On the Road – 12th October
Despite the ‘drama’ surrounding Kristen Stewart’s personal life her new film On The Road is definitely worth checking out. Based on the coming of age novel by Jack Kerouac, it stars Sam Riley as aspiring writer Sal Paradise who teams up with the charismatic drifter and ex-con Dean Moriarty, played by Garrett Hedlund, and his young wife, Kristen Stewart. The trio spend their days traveling America meeting lots of unusual people and generally having a good time while they continue on their journey of self-discovery.
Skyfall – 26th October
The latest dose of Daniel Craig’s James Bond, Skyfall is being kept very hush hush, with the creators obviously hoping the mystery, coupled with the Bond name, will be enough to get people into the cinemas. And you know what? They’re right. It’s James Bond! This time with a catchy new tune from British singer, Adele, and a stellar support cast including Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Javier Bardem and, of course, Judi Dench. Hopefully this most recent installment can live up to the hype, but even if it doesn’t, it’s still worth a watch.