October movie releases that you need to know about

No sleep, just movies.

words by: Alee Kwong
Oct 4, 2021

This past summer, we started to see movies return to theaters. Summer has not always been the season for the most exciting movies, but now that the colder months are just around the corner, we are seeing the stellar season for movies to make its way back. Now that studios have tested the waters this summer with hits like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, movies seem to be making a near-full comeback in theaters this fall. We haven’t had to plan an in-theater movie watching schedule for 18 months, so here’s what we have to work with.


Venom: Let There Be Carnage



Release date: October 2, 2021 (Out now)

Where to watch: In theaters

The sequel to Sony’s 2018 film, Venom, is finally here and the trailer alone doesn’t disappoint. Eddie Brock and Venom (played by Tom Hardy) are back and set to go head-to-head with deranged serial killer Cletus Kasady (played by Woody Harrelson), also known as the visually frightening villain Carnage. And in case you were wondering, no, Eddie Brock and Venom are not yet in the works to meet MCU Spider-Man — yet.


The Many Saints of Newark



Release date: October 1, 2021 (Out now)

Where to watch: HBO Max and in theaters

Sopranos prequel movie, it stars the late James Gandolfini’s son Michael Gandolfini as a teenage Tony Soprano, who is learning about his family’s involvement in crime. The story revolves around him growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark history, experiencing adolescent growing pains while rival gangsters start to rise up and challenge the DiMeo crime family.





Release date: October 27 (in select theaters), November 10 (Netflix)

Where to watch: Netflix and in select theaters

Based on the 1929 novel by Nella Larsen, Passing follows two biracial childhood friends (played by Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga) who reunite as adults, with one identifying as Black and the other passing as white while married to a racist white husband.


No Time to Die (007)



Release date: October 8, 2021

Where to watch: In theaters

Daniel Craig is back for his final run as James Bond in this highly anticipated fifth film. The cast for the 25th film in the Bond franchise also includes Lashana Lynch, Léa Seydoux, Ben Wishaw, Naomie Harris, Ana de Armas, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, and Rami Malek as this film’s Bond villain.





Release date: October 22

Where to watch: HBO Max and in theaters

The second remake of the 1965 Frank Herbert book is directed by the visual sorcerer, Denis Villeneuve (the director of Blade Runner 2049). Timothée Chalamet stars alongside Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Mamoa, and Josh Brolin in this widely admired sci-fi film. A lot of fans of the movie have read the book, but many have agreed that this is one of those very few times where you can get away with just watching the movie.


The French Dispatch



Release date: October 22

Where to watch: In theaters

It’s been three years since Wes Anderson’s most recent film, Isle of Dogs, and seven years since his last live-action film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. In true Wes Anderson fashion, this movie centers around the charm of love letters, scored by the legendary composer Alexandre Desplat (he also composed the score for Amélie), and is chock full of classic Wes Anderson film veterans such as Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson. Oh, and Timothée Chalamet will also be in this film as the main protagonist. A busy (and sure to be successful) weekend for Chalamet!


In case you aren’t ready to hit up the theaters yet, here’s how to get all the streaming services without breaking the bank.


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