Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World

October is set to be a super exciting month for film as there are a whole host of movies that you absolutely cannot miss.

This month sees the return of Marvel, sci-fi continue to dominate as well as a series of films that have been doing well on the festival circuit.

So we take a closer look at the movies that are not, under any circumstances whatsoever, to be missed.

Filth - released 4th October.

Irvine Welsh novels have already been adapted for the big screen - Trainspotting being a massive hit back in 1996.

Now Jon S. Baird is back in the director’s chair for Filth; the latest of Irvine’s novels to get the big screen treatment.

The movie will see James McAvoy take on the central role of Bruce Robertson, a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control.

An all star cast has been assembled for this film as Jim Broadbent, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots and Joanne Froggatt are all also on board.

Sunshine On Leith - released 4th October.

Sunshine On Leith is already being called the ‘feel good film of the year’ as Dexter Fletcher returns to the director’s chair. This is the second directorial outing for the actor and is the follow up to Wild Bill.

But this new film couldn’t be any more different as he tackles a musical; this is a big screen adaptation of the hit stage show of the same name.

Sunshine on Leith is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love.

It is the tale of one tight-knit family, and the three couples bound to it, as they experience the joys and heartache that punctuate all relationships. And they do it all while singing to the euphoric music of The Proclaimers.

Up and coming actors George McKay and Kevin Guthrie take on the central roles, while Jane Horrocks and Peter Mullan make up a terrific support cast.

The Fifth Estate - released 11th October.

Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the most in demand actors at the moment and has a whole host of projects in the pipeline.

The Fifth Estate is the first of those films as he teams up with actor Bill Condon for the very first time. The movie sees him take on the role of Julian Assange in a movie about the rise of Wikileaks.

Daniel Bruhl has already had success this autumn with Rush, now he is back as he takes on the role of Daniel Domscheit-Berg in the film; Assange’s friend.

Stanley Tucci, Anthony Mackie, Peter Capaldi, Laura Linney, Dan Stevens and David Thewlis make up one of the best ensemble casts of the year.

The Fifth Estate is already proving to be one of the more controversial films of the year and yet it is set to be a fascinating watch.

Captain Phillips - released 18th October.

A Paul Greengrass film is always something to get excited about, and now he is back with Captain Phillips; his first film since Green Zone.

The movie is set to open the BFI London Film Festival in just over a week’s time and is set to be one of the highlights of the festival.

Captain Phillips sees Greengrass team up with Oscar winner Tom Hanks as the actor is set to take on the title role.

The movie is based on the true story of Captain Phillips, whose ship was hijacked by Somali pirates back in 2009.

There has been a real lack of Hanks on the big screen of late - Cloud Atlas is his only big screen outing this year - but Captain Phillips looks set to see the actor back on top form.

Ender’s Game - released 25th October.

2013 has already been an excellent year for science fiction movies - and that trend looks set to continue into the autumn.

October sees Ender’s Game hit the big screen; this really has been one of the movies that I have been looking forward to the most all year.

Gavin Hood is back in the director’s chair as he brings Orson Scott Card’s novel of the same name to the big screen.

Set seventy years after a war with an alien race the movie follows Ender Wiggin; a gifted child who is sent to a military school in space to prepare for a future invasion.

Asa Butterfield will take on the lead role and is joined on the cast list by Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld.

If you haven’t had the chance to watch the trailer yet then you really should check it out, as this promises an epic sci-fi adventure.

Thor: The Dark World - released 30th October.

Thor: The Dark World is set to be THE movie of this month as it marks the return of Marvel. It has already been a successful year for Marvel after the summer success of Iron Man 3.

This is the second Thor standalone film and will be the first time that we have seen this character on the big screen since Avenger’s Assemble last summer.

Chris Hemsworth is set to reprise the title role, while Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman and Idris Elba are all returning. Christopher Eccleston is the big new addition to the cast list as he is set to take on the role of villain Malekith.

But it is all change in the director’s chair, as Alan Taylor takes over from Kenneth Branagh. Taylor has made a name for himself with Game of Thrones and is set to bring some of that vision to the big screen.

In the aftermath of Avengers Assemble, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.

Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane

Other films to watch out for include How I Live Now, Thanks For Sharing, Philomena and Turbo.

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