Saturday night at the movies: What’s in store for autumn

The nights are drawing in and Saturday night TV will soon be awash with singing, dancing and eating animal genitals. That means we can be forgiven for turning to the cinema for our weekend kicks. Although I will admit to being a bit of I’m A Celeb fan, no TV snobbery here

What does the multiplex have in store for us? I thought I’d do a quick rundown of the films I’ve got pencilled in for a viewing, I always have big cinema plans but struggle to find the motivation so this year I’m going to make friends with my local picture house.

Venom

I’m a bit saturated with superhero movies but then they went and made one with Tom Hardy so I suppose I’d better go and check it out. That’s all I know about it. The blurb says it’s a departure from regular super hero movies but then they all say that don’t they? I will have to go, if only to see Mr Hardy on the big screen.

Out on 5th October

First Man

A biopic of Neil Armstrong will be an interesting endeavour. I’m wondering how much will be focused on his relationships here on Earth and how much will focus on his space career. Armstrong never struck me as that charismatic so I’m intrigued how this film will pan out, with Ryan Gosling playing him, charisma will be there in bucket loads, I’m sure. Yes I am this shallow.

Out 12th October

Peterloo

OK I’ve read the book and walked across the site more times than I care to remember and I cannot wait for this, Mike Leigh’s historical drama about the fateful day soldiers attacked their own at a rally in what is now St Peter’s Square in Manchester. Fifteen people lost their lives but it kick started a revolution of reform and people power. With a cast featuring the wonderful Maxine Peake, this is not one I’m going to miss on the big screen.

Out 2nd November

Widows

I’m old enough to remember the TV series as a concept however I wasn’t old enough to actually watch it but I can still see the huge haired women on the cover of the TV Times. Penned by Lynda La Plante it cast four women as anti-heroes, picking up a crime business after the deaths of their husbands. I’m fascinated to see what a Hollywood remake is going to be like starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo.

Out 6th November

So there we have it, those are my picks from what I felt was a bit of a limited selection. There is a notable absence of Bond or Star Wars. I will have to check out what’s coming on the small screen. I’m sure there should be a post about that coming soon.

What are you looking forward to the most in the cinema? Let me know in the comments below.

5 comments

  1. I really miss going to the cinema, the cinema in Corfu is okay but it has Greek subtitles and I can’t hear anything
    Plus if something funny is said everyone else laughs before because they’re reading the subs and then 5 seconds later I laugh 😂
    I’m really looking forward to going back to England and watching the new fantastic beasts film!!

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