The Reel World


By Michael Benninger

The Martian
Bring him home.
Adventure | Sci-Fi
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
In theatres: October 2
When a disastrous storm strikes Mars, an astronaut abandoned on the red planet must use minimal supplies and his mad science skills to stay alive, contact NASA and find his way home.

Steve Jobs
Biography | Drama
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen
In theatres: October 9
Kicking off with the unveiling of the iMac in 1998 and culminating with the computer creator’s death from pancreatic cancer, this portrayal of the life of Steve Jobs exposes more details about the professional predicaments and familial failures the genius faced while pioneering products and shaping the world to his whim.

Every legend has a beginning.
Adventure | Fantasy
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara
In theatres: October 9
Long before Peter Pan spent his weekends getting high on pixie dust, he was an English orphan who found himself transported to a fantastic realm of weird and wonderful friends who help him defeat the pitiless pirate Blackbeard.

All love is equal.
Drama | Romance
Starring: Steve Carell, Ellen Page, Julianne
In theatres: October 9
In this dramatization of a 2007 documentary, a distinguished police detective with late-stage cancer battles the government for the right to bequeath her pension to her same-sex domestic partner upon her passing.

The Walk
Every dream begins with a single step.
Adventure | Drama
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon
In theatres: October 9
Featuring bleeding-edge innovations in 3-D and IMAX technologies, this movie reenacts the true story of the Frenchman who, with help from his band of accomplices, climbed atop the World Trade Center in 1974 and spent 45 minutes tightrope-walking between the Twin Towers while the world below watched in wonderment.

Bridge of Spies
In the shadow of war, one man showed the world what we stand for.
Drama | Thriller
Starring: Tom Hanks, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan
In theatres: October 16
After defending a Russian spy in court during the height of the Cold War, an American lawyer is tasked by the CIA to travel to Berlin and negotiate the release of a U.S. pilot who was captured when the Soviets targeted his spy plane.

Jem and the Holograms
Every generation needs a voice.
Fantasy | Comedy
Starring: Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Hayley Kiyoko
In theatres: October 23
It’s girl-power galore in this live-action adaptation of a classic ‘80s cartoon wherein a group of young women who become an overnight musical sensation soon discover that their lead singer’s departed dad left behind secrets that will transform their lives and alter the trajectory of their musical careers.

Rock the Kasbah
Opportunity rocks where you least expect it.
Comedy | Music
Starring: Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson
In theatres: October 23
When an unlucky, over-the-hill band manager finds himself alone in Afghanistan, he stumbles upon a young girl with staggering talent and becomes determined to take her to Kabul to compete in the country’s televised singing competition.

Never underestimate a man with everything to lose.
Comedy | Drama
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy
In theatres: October 23
An American chef who achieved international praise at a young age commits career suicide when his ego and drug-use reach epic heights. But as his problems compound and relationships fail, the crushed cook endeavors to earn a third Michelin star and get his life back on track.