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Dominik Vetrák
September 29, 2021, 9:12pm
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Top 8 Most Anticipated October Movies: From Dune to Venom

In October, we'll get to see even more attractive films in the cinemas than in September.

Dominik Vetrák
September 29, 2021, 9:12pm
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Top 8 Most Anticipated October Movies: From Dune to Venom
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In terms of cinema premieres, September was on the weaker side. The beginning and end of the month were blessed with Shang-Chi and James Bond, but in between there wasn't that much to see. Don’t Breathe 2 was a bit of a disappointment. Quo Vadis, Aida? and the unconventional horror film by James Wan, Malignant, were the highlights. However, the latter divided the audience into two camps.


October should be slightly better. In fact, it would already be amazing even if Dune was the only premiere in the entire month. In addition, we'll see great festival films, new releases from renowned directors, animated films not only for children and, last but not least, classic blockbusters.

The Titane – October 7th 

Director Julia Ducournau likes to shock the audience. 5 years ago she did it with Raw / Grave with cannibals and now she has done it with Titane. Her brand new film is said to be better in terms of film craft, yet still controversial.


The film portrays a young man who claims to be called Adrien Legrand. He disappeared 10 years ago, so when Vincent finds out about his son reappearing, it means the end of his suffering. However, at the same time, disgusting murders take place. The motion picture will probably be full of blood, nudity and sex. Titane won the most prestigious award at this year's Cannes International Film Festival - the Palme d'Or.




Even Mice Belong in Heaven – October 7th 

Czecho-Slovak animated film about a brave, yet naive mouse and a fox that must combine forces in order to survive a difficult journey. This is by no means an ordinary adventure with pursuit of getting rich. During this great trial, they'll learn more about themselves and the life they've been leading.


The film was created with an unconventional puppet stop-motion technique. You can see it in the trailers, which will give you a glimpse of a few funny scenes and some of the action. They'll lure you into the moral of the story that'll enrich both children and adults lives.



The Story of My Wife – October 7th

Ildikó Enyedi is not a famous director. At least not for the average viewer. So her latest film might not be on your radar. However, we are very much looking forward to it, because the last film Ildikó made was a great drama On Body and Soul.


Her new film is called The Story of My Wife, and even though she's had some bad reviews, we believe that it will be a good film. Sea Captain Jacob Störr wagers a friend in a café to marry the first woman to enter the room. Lizzy enters. Played by the great Léa Seydoux.



The Auschwitz Report – October 14th 

Slovak film from the Second World War era does not seem to be all that. That is, if we'd rely on IMDB (which we don't always recommend). Some viewers have already seen the film and they weren't impressed. We keep our minds open and hope that director Peter Bebjak (Crack, The Line) was able to shoot an interesting and exciting story about escaping from Auschwitz.


in 1944, Rudolf Vrba and Alfréd Wetzler, two Slovak Jews, have escaped from the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. They wanted not only to save their own lives, but also to prevent the deaths of thousands of other people. After a dramatic journey, they arrived in Slovakia, where they gave the first ever testimony of genocide in concentration camps.


Through secret routes, their testimonies reached Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt and played part in the development of the World War II. The cast consists of actors from several countries, which is also audible in the trailer. Hollywood actor Michael Douglas also contributed to the production of the film.



Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage – October 14th 

If you aren't a fan of Slovak dramas, Venom 2 will premiere on the same day with Tom Hardy in the lead role. Apparently this is a classic sequel with more explosive action and similar humor. So if you liked the first part, the second will most likely please you as well. We're also curious about how the character of Carnage evolves.


Created by serial killer Cletus Cassidy biting Eddie and drinking his blood. This for some reason creates Carnage, another more ruthless and probably more powerful parasite.


Kelly Marcel (Venom, Fifty Shades of Gray, Saving Mr. Banks) took care of the script for the sequel. Directed by Andy Serkis, whose last film was the Jungle Book. That one was pretty average, so maybe Venom will restore his reputation. Don't forget to stick around for the important post-credit scene.



The Last Duel – October 14th 

October 14th for the third time. Novel by famous director Ridley Scott will have its premiere on the same day as the previous two films. Don't forget that in November another big film called the Gucci Clan will hit the theaters. Scott kept himself quite busy during the pandemic and finished two of his projects.


However, at least one of them probably won't impress you. The Last Duel doesn't have a lot of positive reviews. With 15 reviews, its Rotten Tomatoes score is 6.5 out of 10, which might tone down some of the optimism. Despite of that, we remain intrigued - even if for the great cast alone. In the adaptation of The Last Duel book, we'll get to see a story from the 14th century.


We'll meet a Norman knight (Matt Damon) who, after returning from the war, learns from his wife (Jodie Comer) that she was raped by his best friend (Adam Driver). No one believes her, so the knight appeals to a French court. The court later decides that the decision about who's guilty will be decided in a fight for life. Ben Affleck will also play an important role here.


Damon and Affleck are responsible for the script, along with Nicole Holofcener (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), and both of them produced the film as well. We're looking forward to see it and fingers crossed it's better than the foreign reviewers have considered it so far.



Halloween Kills – 21st October

Sorry to disappoint you again. Halloween Kills, the sequel to the restart of the 2018 Halloween horror series, does not seem to live up to expectations. The film has already been seen by first reviewers and after 17 reviews it has an average rating of 5.8 out of 10 on Rotten Tomatoes, which will probably get even lower with time. After such great restart, it's quite a disappointment for all fans. Most seem to mention the fact that it is again an insignificant sequel (just like the old sequels), which have only increased the number of corpses and didn't dare to try anything new or unique.


The creators of the sequel have toughened up, showing more blood and Myers kills even more than the last time. The film will probably be more action-packed and we can look forward to some impressive scenes, as evidenced by the escape from the burning house.


The main character will again be Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her family. Directed by David Gordon Green, who also shot the first film 3 years ago. In a year, the third part will see the light of day, which should wrap up the series for a while. If you like slashers and Mike Myers, this is a no-brainer for you. Just know that it will be weaker than 3 years ago.



Dune – October 21st

Saving the best for last: The Dune from the works of the Canadian film genius Dennis Villeneuve will arrive in cinemas after a year's delay due to coronavirus (like most blockbusters). Viewers and reviewers have already caught the film at the Venice Film Festival and the praise has been abundant. Dune allegedly has its flaws, of course, but overall it's said to be a megalomaniac audiovisual experience, which is best to be enjoyed in IMAX theatres. If a viewer decides to watch it at home, they'll be at loss of a unique cinematic experience.


The main character is Paul Atreides, played by Timothée Chalamet. Rebecca Ferguson plays his mother, Lady Jessica. Atreides and his family move from the home planet Caladan to the planet Arrakis, which they've acquired as an inheritance. Arrakis is home to the rarest source in the universe, a superhuman drug called spice. The new owners of the planet will immediately run into rivals and enemies.
In addition to Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson, actors and actresses such as Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgard, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista and others, also appear in the cast. Eric Roth (A Star is Born, Benjamin Button) took care of the script and Greig Fraser (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Zero Dark Thirty) was in charge of the camera. The soundtrack was composed by the genius Hans Zimmer (and apparently it's turned out to be great).



These are the eight most anticipated films in cinemas at the moment. There will be more. Many are also looking forward to the horror film Antlers or the drama Parallel Mothers by Pedro Almodóvar, who's last great effort was the famous film Pain & Glory. Children will be delighted by the fairy tale Ron's Gone Wrong and fans of Czech romantic comedies Love on Tip with Vica Kerekes. 


Finally, we'd like to remind you that on October 21st, we'll finally have the opportunity to see the film Green Knight by David Lowery in local cinemas. With Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) in the main role as Sir Gawain, nephew of King Arthur and perhaps the most famous knight from Arthurian legends. He embarks on an adventure in order to face the Green Knight, a mythical creature and test his manhood. We also see this in the trailer, where he proves that he won't be an easy opponent.


The trailer shows glimpses of some amazing scenes that we can't wait to fully enjoy in the cinemas, so watch only at your own risk. You do have to get an idea about the film in some way though. It definitely won't be for everyone. It has a slower pace and also focuses on the psyche of the characters. The film has excellent ratings and based on the trailer, another major cinematic experience awaits.


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