Bhoot Returns (3D) – sequel to Bhoot that sees Bollywood take on Hollywood style horror thrills. The tagline is: “Some people can’t wait to move into their new house. Some houses can’t wait for new people to move in”. Official site with trailer is here. Key cities only.
Hit & Run – bank robber Dax Shepard’s former life catches up with him when his old colleagues turn up and demand the money he stole from them before going into witness protection. Kristen Bell is the girlfriend he has to drag along, as he evades Bradley Cooper et al. Official site is here. Showing nationwide.
Hotel Transylvania – Sony 3D animated comedy, with the voices of Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi, about a hotel where monsters go to get away from it all. Official site is here and, of course, it is showing all over the UK.
On the Road – based on the Jack Kerouac novel this teenagers road movie stars Kristen Stewart as the liberated and seductive Marylou who cuts the ties with her former life to head off with husband Garret Hedlund and writer Sam Riley. Official site is here. Showing at key cities only.
Private Peaceful – Michael (War Horse) Morpurgo’s novel about two brothers falling in love with the same girl and going off to fight in WWI stars George McKay, Jack O’Connell and Maxine Peake. Official Fluidity Films site is here. Showing at key cities only.
Pusher – Drama starring Richard Coyle as the (drug) pusher of the title who finds his life spinning out of control over one week. Model Agyness Deyn is his girlfriend. Official site (yet to open!) is here. It’s being pushed nationwide.
Radioman – interesting sounding documentary about the real-life homeless man whose obsession with the movies has seen him cycling around film sets in New York and bagging small parts in over 100 movies. Official site is here. Key cities only.
Ruby Sparks – writer Paul Dano’s over-active imagination conjures up the beautiful character Ruby (Zoe Kazan) he has created in this adorable looking comedy drama, perhaps not surprising when it comes from Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the directors of Little Miss Sunshine. Official site is here.
And on Monday 15 October…
B.B. King: The Life of Riley – Documentary about the life of the titular blues legend, with contributions from such disparate fans, admirers and collaborators as Bono, Bruce Willis and Bill Wyman. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. Official site is here. Key cities only.
And on Wednesday 17 October…
Frankenweenie – Tim Burton updates his original short film from the 80’s into a full length Disney animation about a young boy who brings his beloved and recently departed dog back to life, in a Frankenstein way. Official site is here. Showing all over the UK.
Paranormal Activity 4 – the things that go bump in the night franchise stretches on and on with a fourth instalment. Official site is here. Showing across the UK.
And on Thursday 18 October…
Rolling Stones: The Crossfire Hurricane – Brett Morgan’s documentary, which will be broadcast live from the BFI British Film Festival, features previously unseen archive footage of the group and chronicles their rise to stardom. Official site is here. Key cities only.