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11 exciting movies to watch in the theaters this October

Cinemas have finally reopened in Bangkok. Here are some must-watch movies, from Black Widow to the newest Bond film, that can help reignite your relationship with the big-screen experience.

Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Movie theaters have finally reopened in Bangkok! On 1 October, cinemas started welcoming back patrons, after months of closure due to the government’s COVID-containing policies.

Which film will usher you back into the old—but gold—cinematic experience? This list of movies set to hit the theaters in October can help you decide.

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Black Widow
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Black Widow

Release date: October 1

It’s been a long time coming for this Marvel femme fatale to shine on her own. This month, we finally learn of the backstory of Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow) as a Russian undercover agent before her glory days with the Avengers.

Malignant
Warner Bros

Malignant

Release date: October 1

From the mind of Hollywood’s main horror conjuror James Wan comes a new horrifying story about Madison, a mother-to-be who suddenly loses her baby and then starts to see visions of gory murders committed by her imaginary childhood friend Gabriel.

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A Quiet Place Part II
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A Quiet Place Part II

Release date: October 1

In this sequel to the nail-biting 2018 hit, we are taken on a flashback to when sound-sensitive aliens first landed on Earth, causing chaos and carnage. In present day, newly widowed mother Evelyn (still brilliantly played by Emily Blunt) now knows the weakness of their extraterrestrial nemeses. She and her children venture out to band with other survivors while dealing with their own traumas. 

 

Supernova
Studiocanal

Supernova

Release date: October 7

In this emotion-driven tear-jerker, a mature gay couple embarks on a road trip across England to cherish a few happy moments together before one of them is completely overtaken by dementia.

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No Time to Die
MGM

No Time to Die

Release date: October 7

Daniel Craig’s fifth and last outing as 007 sees the now-retired agent briefly going back into action to chase after yet another mysterious baddie who plans to cause chaos with destructive new technology.

The Suicide Squad
Warner Bros

The Suicide Squad

Release date: October 1

Don’t confuse this with the critically-panned 2016 attempt at giving life to a troop of crazy DC supervillains back in 2016. The Suicide Squad (as opposed to just “Suicide Squad”) is the sequel-slash-reboot, as well as an ambitious undertaking to overshadow the reputation of the original incarnation. It’s directed by James Gunn (you know, of Marvel’s Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy fame), so it would be interesting to see how the movie pans out.

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Release date: October 13

This latest superhero release follows the story of Shang-Chi, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Asian champion, a former martial arts master who has to confront his buried past when the mysterious Ten Rings organization comes after him.

Fast & Furious 9
Universal Pictures

Fast & Furious 9

Release date: October 21

Just when you thought it was all over, it keeps coming back for more. In this ninth installment of the petrol-burning franchise, the spotlight is trained on Dom Toretto’s life in retirement and domestic bliss, which is disrupted by the appearance of his brother Jakob who has an axe to grind.

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Free Guy
20th Century Studios

Free Guy

Release date: October 7

Realizing that he is a character in a video game, Guy decides to take control of his own fate in the virtual world and make himself the hero of his own adventure—to precarious but comical results.

Suicide Forest Village
All Horror

Suicide Forest Village

Release date: October 13

The spine-chilling myth surrounding the Aokigahara forest or Japan’s Suicide Forest is revisited in this spooky film by horror maestro Takashi Shimizu—he who terrified the world with the Ju-On, popularly known as The Grudge, series.

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The Medium
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The Medium

Release date: TBA

This highly anticipated Thai horror will finally get to see the light of day after scaring the shite out of audiences in South Korea and Singapore. Banjong Pisanthanakun and Na Hong-jin tag team on this film, which spotlights supernatural beliefs in Isan.

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