With the inevitable cold, dark winter ahead of us I’m sure we all can feel at a loose end sometimes in these bleak autumn evenings. No more festivals, holidays or sunny evening trips to various pub gardens without freezing your bollocks off. So one good suggestion to keep you sane may be to get into bed and slap on a new film or TV series. These are our picks of some of the most anticipated films and TV series you can indulge in, coming out soon.
Joker (4th October) (Today)
Described as ‘Bold, devastating and utterly beautiful’ by critics, Joker has been one of the most anticipated films of 2019. It received an 8-minute-long standing ovation at the Venice film festival and has received constant rave reviews by top film critics. You only have to go on any form of social media to hear about this film and yet it is still to be released in cinemas for the public.
In The Tall Grass (4th October) (Today)
Stephen King adaptation films never fail to shock and impress audiences. Films such as 'Gerald’s Game' and '1922' have been personal favourite forms of entertainment for me and my mates on late nights in and I highly recommend them if you haven’t seen them already. This film follows two siblings who go looking for a lost child in a field of tall grass and end up getting separated in the field themselves, leaving them lost and disorientated.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (11th October)
After Breaking Bad became one of the most talked-about shows of the last decade, I think this film, which follows off from the end of the series, speaks for itself in terms of potential. Breaking Bad fans will finally find out what happened to Jesse Pinkman after his dramatic experiences in the last episode of the show.
Fractured (11th October)
Another psychological, thrilling experience this October. From the looks of the trailer, this film will have you on the edge of your seat for the entire running time. The film follows a family who ends up in a hospital after the little girl in the family, Peri, has an accident. She is taken in for further testing by hospital staff with her mother, but then seems to disappear along with the records of them being there at all, leaving the father on a mission to find out what has happened to them.
Zombieland: Double Tap (18th October)
After a decade of waiting, Zombieland is back with its original cast, who have all since gone on to make a name for themselves in the film industry. If you’ve seen the original Zombieland I don’t doubt you’re gassed for this film. If you haven’t seen it but you like pictures full of the gruesome killing of evil zombies, look no further than this film for Halloween.
Doctor Sleep (30th October)
Another Stephen King adaptation will be coming to our screens this month, on the 30th of October which sets up a perfect Halloween cinema occasion for the next day. This thriller follows on from the events of Stephen King’s classic film ‘The Shining’ and involves a cult known as 'True Knot' who prey on children with powers. A now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with the same powers as him who he, therefore, has to protect from the cult in question.
Big Mouth series 3 (4th October) (Today)
Netflix’s Big Mouth is back for a 3rd series. If the first two series didn’t make you laugh, frankly I don't know what will. It’s become one of the most talked-about adult animated series which follows a group of teenagers and their experiences with puberty. This series is said to tackle issues with adolescents such as the spectrum of sexuality, smartphone addiction, toxic masculinity, female anger and ‘how to have an orgasm’. This show really has few boundaries when it comes to censorship however I’m confident it’ll leave you in stitches every episode.
The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
Following the popular first series of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’, the cast is back for a follow-up series named ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’. It follows a new family in a new haunted house who become convinced of supernatural activity in their very own home. I’m sure this one will keep you awake at night just as the first series did.
Sex Education series 2 (2020)
After the hilarious, emotional and captivating journey of the first series, Netflix’s Sex Education is said to be back for a second series in early 2020. This show follows a group of teens in sixth form college and their experiences with sex and growing up. The main characters Otis and Maeve run an informal sex therapy clinic within their school, whereby they help teenagers with their sexual issues. Once again nothing seems to be out of bounds in this series so prepare yourself.
Westworld series 3 (2020)
8 episodes of HBO’s Westworld are coming in early 2020. The series has been described to be ‘the next Game of Thrones’ and has massively struck a chord with sci-fi lovers. The series is set to take place outside the park, in Nazi Germany, going against the convention of a sci-fi which would normally be set in the future. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is also said to be joining the cast in the third series.