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6 Flicks Picks for October 2019 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in October 2019?

What movies are coming out October 2019 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: October 4, 2019


Synopsis: An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it's a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale.

Will I watch? = Yes

Pain and Glory

Synopsis: A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Two secret agents, a mentor & his protege on opposite ends of the spectrum, lock horns with the security of the nation on the line.

Will I watch? = No

Roger Waters: Us + Them

Synopsis: A look at Roger Waters' 2017-2018 concert tour.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: October 11, 2019

Gemini Man

Synopsis: An over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself.

Will I watch? = Yes

The Addams Family

Synopsis: An animated version of Charles Addams' series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2019

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Synopsis: Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

Will I watch? = No

Zombieland: Double Tap

Synopsis: Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Will I watch? = Yes

Jojo Rabbit

Synopsis: A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Will I watch? = No

The Lighthouse

Synopsis: The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Will I watch? = No

Greener Grass

Synopsis: Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: October 25, 2019

Black and Blue

Synopsis: 'Black and Blue' is an action thriller about a rookie cop (Naomie Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: When a nurse downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

Will I watch? = No

The Last Full Measure

Synopsis: Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. ("Pits") is awarded the nation's highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.

Will I watch? = No

The Aeronauts

Synopsis: Pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut? Well, this is a month with not a lot going on. There are only three movies I actually plan on seeing and the other three picks are stretching it.

6. Black and Blue — Countdown sounds more interesting, but I can't find a single trailer for it, so it had to get bumped. Black and Blue feels like someone just wanted to tap into the #BlackLivesMatter vs. #BlueLivesMatter argument and there might not be more substance beyond that. But maybe the performances are good, as the cast seems well-rounded.

5. The Addams Family — This looks awful. I hate the animation and the jokes haven't made me laugh except for the one about the tree. But I liked the two movies as a kid, so it gets a pass, even if I know I'm not actually going to see it.

4. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil — I saw the first. I guess I'd see the second on this weak month.

3. Zombieland: Double Tap — I enjoyed the first one far more than I thought I would, so I'll definitely check this out.

2. Gemini Man — Interesting premise. Fun trailer. Cool song. Good cast. Yup. I'm in.

1. Joker — It's a movie about my favorite villain in all of fiction. Of course I'm seeing this. I feel like it'll either be a masterpiece Elseworlds tale or the biggest masturbatory waste of potential, but so far, it looks beyond interesting, and I'm pumped.


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