7 best new movies on HBO Max in October 2021
As the weather changes and the allure of staying cozy indoors with a blanket on a sofa becomes brighter than an orange pumpkin, your desire to stream high-performance movies on HBO Max may also become brilliant. To help you with your fall viewing habits, we’ve taken a look at each new movie coming to the streaming service and brought you seven top picks. These movies have something for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for a blockbuster sci-fi epic, chamber drama, or high-noise comedy.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the top seven movies coming to HBO Max in October 2021.
All the president’s men
Director: Alan J. Paluka
Writer: William Goldman
To throw: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards
Captivating, meticulous and shaken by unorthodox suspense, All the president’s men is an American classic, a testament to the ideals of truth and justice through the weeds of a work beyond difficulty. Robert redford and Dustin Hoffman are Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post, who are investigating President Richard Nixon’s fledgling Watergate scandal. This investigation takes them through all manner of terrifying conspiracies, eccentric personalities, and work, work, work. It’s quite simply one of the best movies we have, a highly watchable, entertaining cinema flick that still says a lot about how our society should be held accountable.
Director: Mel Brooks
Writers: Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Al Uger
To throw: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Alex Karras, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn
Flaming saddles it’s like watching one of those acts of rotating plates, marveling at how they move so many disparate elements at once, and laughing out loud as they all intentionally crash into each other. The Mel brooks the classic is a loving genre pastiche of the western, an inflammatory race satire, a saucy sex comedy and a shattering fourth wall, Looney Tunes-esque destruction of elements of the film that we take for granted. It’s packed with iconic comedic performances, aesthetically imaginative sets, and one of the catchiest theme songs you’ll ever hear. Go up, little dog.
Director / Screenwriter: John Patrick Shanley
To throw: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis
Sometimes you just want to watch an amazing cast say extraordinary lines. Doubt, an adaptation of a play by the playwright himself, John patrick shanley, throw Philippe Seymour Hoffman as a progressive Catholic priest accused of something heinous, Meryl Streep like a fragile nun who is convinced of her guilt, and Amy adams like a sensitive nun who has, well, doubts. Watch this power trio catapult themselves into this rich text, with a useful cinematic boost by the extraordinary DP Roger deakins, allows for exhilarating and devastating visualization. And when Viola Davis enter for its wonder of a scene, my God; it’s just one of the best screen performance you’ll ever see. Breathtaking stuff for fans of “really good actors”.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writers: Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth
To throw: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem
Have you heard of this one? I imagine Dune is a sort of super influential and acclaimed sci-fi book that gets a blockbuster movie adaptation starring an absolutely star-studded cast like Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar isaac, Josh brolin, Dave Bautista, Jason momoa, and Javier bardem. I guess his manager Denis Villeneuvethe newest giant-scale, giant-ambition sci-fi movie after Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, and I guess it comes after a David Lynch take in the ’80s. And I guess the early reviews are enthusiastic, some of whom call it an essential piece of science fiction cinema. I guess you’ll be looking at this one or whatever.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Tony Kushner
To throw: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones
Play something like a combination of All the president’s men and Doubt, Lincoln is a prestigious biopic about one of our most prestigious presidents (Abraham Lincoln) from one of our most prestigious directors (Steven spielberg), writers (Tony kushner) and actors (Daniel Day-Lewis). But the resulting film is a lot more thorny, suspenseful, and funny than the one you imagine in your head. It is an ode to resistance, to self-confidence in one’s values, and to changing the world one by one. It’s also a deeply edged satire on the boisterous weirdos you found in Congress even then, and the efforts of somewhat honest politicians to make even minimal progress. Oh, yeah, and Day-Lewis gives a one-off performance or something.
Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
To throw: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban
One of Wes andersonthe most emotional, vulnerable and even the scariest movies, Moonrise Kingdom is a splendid, eccentric and unpredictable ode to youthful love and anti-authoritarianism. Jared gilman and Kara hayward are the children who realize that their feelings for each other are stronger than any isolated principle of order and structure on an island, as represented by Anderson’s usual cast Bill Murray, Jason schwartzman, Tilda swinton, and more. But for my money the MVP performance comes from Anderson newcomer Bruce willis, whose arc is rendered with equal parts of sensitivity and ferocity. It’s a wonderful, unorthodox performance from a star who tends to know all too well what works for him, an unpredictable but solid emotional anchor for an unpredictable but solid film.
Six DEGREES OF SEPARATION
Director: Fred Schepisi
Writer: John Guaré
To throw: Stockard Channing, Will Smith, Donald Sutherland, Mary Beth Hurt, Bruce Davison, Ian McKellen
If you are a Will smith fan but did not see his groundbreaking performance at the start of the film in Six DEGREES OF SEPARATION, rectify this immediately. Smith plays a young con artist who makes his way through upper-class life Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland with a deep understanding of how race, class, and educational policy affect our daily interactions. It’s a gripping, funny and sad story of shifting allegiances and understandings, with exceptional performances all around.
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