What to Watch: October

What to Watch: October

Movies in Theaters:

The Martian

Premieres October 2. Rated PG-13. In this new sci-fi space movie, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left to die on Mars after his shuttle leaves without him. In order to survive, Watney must try to sustain himself for as long as he can until help arrives.








Crimson Peak

Premieres October 16. Rated R. When newlyweds Edith (Mia Wasikowska) and Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) move to a Gothic mansion, the couple realizes that they might not be the only people in the house. Edith then communicates with the spirits in order to find out why they’re there and what they want.









Premieres October 23. Rated PG-13. This historical drama centers in on the suffragettes of the early 1900s who worked to gain women’s right to vote. Starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, and Helena Bonham Carter, this movie will definitely be a must-see for any young feminists.








Movies/TV on Streaming Services

Batman Begins

Comes to Netflix on October 1. Rated PG-13. In the first installment of The Dark Knight Trilogy, Batman (Christian Bale) trains with his mentor Ducard (Liam Neeson) before once again waging war with the criminals of Gotham City, including mad psychologist Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy).








Million Dollar Baby

Comes to Netflix on October 1. Rated PG-13. This Academy Award-winning sports drama follows boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) as she is trained by Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood), an introverted trainer who rarely opens up to people.








American Horror Story: Freak Show

Comes to Netflix on October 6. After a long wait, the fourth season of American Horror Story, which takes place at a 1950s freak show, will come to Netflix this month. This season revolves around Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) and her attempts to make her slowly dying freak show, with acts like Jimmy Darling (Evan Peters) Desiree Dupree (Angela Bassett), more relevant.







Shows on TV

Finding Carter

Premieres October 6 on MTV.  In the season three premiere of this new MTV drama, Carter (Kathryn Prescott) learns that her abusive adoptive mother Lori (Milena Govich) is moving to town with her new son. In season three, Carter will try to grapple with this news and manage her new job.








American Horror Story: Hotel

Premieres on October 7 on FX. Although the show’s producers have been somewhat ambiguous about this new season, American Horror Story: Hotel promises to be an interesting fifth season for the series, with new guests like Lady Gaga and returning fan-favorites like Evan Peters sharing quarters in a haunted hotel.









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