October is an exciting month for movies. There’s plenty of film festivals happening across the region, from the Busan International Film Festival to the Tokyo International Film Festival later in the month and of course, our very own Hong Kong Asian Film Festival. This is perhaps why there’s not a lot of movies coming out in the cinemas compared to other months but that doesn't mean you still can’t see one on the big screen.
If you’re looking for something to go with Halloween, Halloween Kills and Last Night in Soho are your go-to picks. For something more dramatic, don’t miss The Man With the Answers and The Last Duel. If something more action-packed is more to your liking then best to check out The Comeback Trail or Venom Let There Be Carnage. Whatever you're looking for, there's plenty to choose from.
Here, we break down the best new movies coming to Hong Kong cinemas this October.
1. The Comeback Trail
A remake of the 1982 film of the same name, The Comeback Trail has Robert Di Niro headlining the movie together with Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman. The story revolves around greedy film producer, Max Barber (De Niro)who decides to produce a dangerous new film—all to kill his lead actor so he can take his insurance money.
He casts ageing movie star Duke Montana (Lee Jones) as the lead. Assuming that Duke is past his prime, Max didn’t even expect him to shine in his role and certainly not someone that can be killed too easily so he raises the stake, eventually making the best movie of his career.
Release: October 7