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Every movie to see – and skip – in cinemas this month

What to see and what to skip at the cinemas this month. Video: The New Daily
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Over the next month there are plenty of exciting movies coming out – from dark thrillers to silly comedies.

To save you spending your hard-earned cash on a dud, The New Daily tells you what to see and what to skip.

Cafe Society (October 20)

Woody Allen’s 47th film is a silly, sunny tale about a bi-coastal love triangle, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Steve Carrell.

Set in the 1930s, this film falls into the same category as Allen’s fluffier, more recent work, like Magic in the Moonlight and Irrational Man – entertaining but not life-changing.

Pacy dialogue peppered with witty jibes about Hollywood and some knockout supporting performances from Parker Posey, Blake Lively and Corey Stoll give it a much-needed boost.

Verdict: See it if you’re a Woody Allen fan, otherwise skip it and wait for it to hit the streaming services.

Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back (October 20)

The second Jack Reacher film is your classic action movie – it’s got fight scenes, car chases, explosions, romance, tear-jerking moments, girl power and even an annoying teenager.

Tom Cruise might look a little older, but he can still bring the heat. Just try to forget he’s playing a hero who is supposed to be 6 foot 4…

Keep an eye out for Cobie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother fame who kicks serious butt.

Verdict: See it if you’re craving some good old-fashioned action.

Keeping Up the with the Joneses (October 20)

This action-comedy crowd pleaser is like a funny version of Mr & Mrs Smith, minus Brangelina.

Aussie actress Isla Fisher and funny man Zach Galifinakis play a dorky suburban couple whose life is turned upside down when their new neighbours turn out to be sexy international spies, played by Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and wonder woman Gal Gadot.

The cast is hilarious, but a weak script and stale plot lets them down.

Verdict: Skip it and wait for it to hit Netflix.

Nocturnal Animals (November 10)

Speaking of Isla Fisher, she’s in another movie this year and it could not be more different from Keeping Up with the Joneses.

The Aussie redhead stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams in chilling thriller Nocturnal Animals, written and directed by fashion designer Tom Ford.

This movie is not for the faint of heart – it’s dark, twisted, violent and completely unique. The less you know about it, the more impact it will have.

Verdict: See it, because soon everyone will be talking about it. Just don’t take your kids.

Hacksaw Ridge (November 3)

It’s official: Mel Gibson is back and he’s given us one of the best Aussie films in years.

Gibson directed Hacksaw Ridge, the true story of American soldier Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who enlisted in World War Two as a medic.

Doss refused to carry a gun or kill another man due to his religious beliefs, prompting his fellow soldiers to ostracise and bully him. His response to the ongoing beatings and cruelty he faced is one of the most inspiring things you’ll see.

It’s an incredible story and the film is brilliant, with a majority Aussie cast including Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer and Hugo Weaving.

Verdict: Absolutely see it on the big screen.

Arrival (November 10)

This blockbuster is guaranteed to be a hit, because it’s essentially Inception with aliens.

Amy Adams plays a linguistics professor whose life is turned upside down when strange objects descend to earth, inciting mass terror and confusion around the world.

Adams and her co-star Jeremy Renner both deliver strong performances and the score is amazing, as are the special effects.

The complexities of the storyline mean the movie does lose the plot a bit at the end but it’s still a compelling ride.

Verdict: See it in cinemas for maximum impact.

The Light Between Oceans (November 3)

Based on the book by Aussie author ML Stedman, The Light Between Oceans tells the story of newlyweds Tom and Isabel, who run a lighthouse in a remote part of the Australian coast.

When a baby mysteriously washes up on their beach they decide to keep it and raise it as their own. Moral dilemmas abound.

Lead actors Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander fell in love while filming this and their chemistry is clear. The settings are stunning and the story is beautifully crafted, if a bit long.

Verdict: Whilst the movie is beautiful on the big screen, you could still enjoy it on DVD or a streaming service a bit later down the track. Have tissues on hand.

American Honey (November 3)

At three hours long, this American road trip movie starring professional weirdo Shia LaBeouf is not only tedious, it’s plain pointless.

Verdict: Skip it entirely.

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