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Best movies to watch in Hong Kong cinemas right now

A list of the hottest titles to hit the silver screen

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Written by
Jenny Leung
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If the rubbish weather is getting you down, perhaps the exciting lineup of movies hitting the silver screen this month ought to cheer you up and give you something to look forward to! From the action-packed Marvel movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage to the return of dear old Michael Myers just in time for Halloween, read on to see our picks of the best films to catch in cinemas this month.

This list will be regularly updated too, so be sure to bookmark the page and check back for more updates! (Release dates may be subject to change)

RECOMMENDED: If you prefer a movie night at home, check out these new shows and movies coming out on Netflix this month.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Tom Hardy is back on the big screen this October as investigative journalist Eddie Brock, who is struggling to adjust his life living in coexistence with his shape-shifting symbiote, Venom. After Brock pays a visit to Cletus Kasady (played by Woody Harrelson), a deranged serial killer who has been sentenced to death, Venom and Brock get into an argument and the two end up going their separate ways. But when Kasady suddenly becomes host to another alien symbiote, Carnage, Brock and Venom must put aside their differences to stop his reign of terror. 

Showing in cinemas from Oct 13

The Last Duel

Based on American author and literary critic Eric Jager’s 2004 book of the same name, The Last Duel is a historical drama set in 1386 that recounts the true story of the last legally sanctioned trial by combat in France. When Marguerite de Carrouges (played by Jodie Comer) claims to have been raped by Jacques Le Gris (played by Adam Driver), her husband knight Jean de Carrouges (played by Matt Damon) challenges Jacques to a duel to the death. The movie is particularly compelling as it is told from three different perspectives – first Jean, then Jacques, before finally, Marguerite's version of events that gives the full picture of the truth. 

Showing in cinemas from Oct 14

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Halloween Kills

Picking up where the story left off in the 2018 thriller HalloweenHalloween Kills follows Laurie Strode (played by Jamie Lee Curtis), who believes that she had killed Michael Myers by trapping him in the basement of her home and setting it on fire – but surprise, surprise, the man is still alive and kicking, or rather, killing. Realising that Myers had escaped from the fire, Stroud, along with his daughter and granddaughter, join forces with a group made up of other survivors of Myers' killings, and together they decide to hunt down and kill the masked murderer once and for all.

Showing in cinemas from Oct 21

Ron's Gone Wrong

Ron’s Gone Wrong is a heartwarming story between Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler, and Ron, his new B-bot, a technologically advanced robot that serves as his 'Best Friend out of the Box'. But there seems to be something different about Ron – it's missing a whole bunch of codes that make it function normally. So, instead of playing games and helping Barney with his homework, Ron is throwing knives, harassing strangers, and getting into all sorts of trouble! Despite Ron’s malfunctions, Barney soon becomes attached to his new robotic friend and will stop at nothing to save it from going into the crusher when the manufacturers set out to destroy the rogue robot.

Showing in cinemas from Oct 21

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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain tells the extraordinary true story of Louis Wain (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), an eccentric British artist known for his playful and psychedelic drawings of large-eyed cats and kittens. Going from the late 1800s, during which Wain began to thrive as a prolific artist while producing as many as several hundred drawings a year, through to the 1930s, when Wain eventually dies suffering from schizophrenia (though many still argue whether or not the artist did in fact suffer from the mental illness). Directed by BAFTA-winner Will Sharpe, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain will take its audience on an incredibly inspiring adventure filled with laughter and tears.

Showing in cinemas from Oct 22

Last Night in Soho

In this psychological thriller by acclaimed director Edgar Wright, Eloise (played by Thomasin McKenzie), a young aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to travel back in time to London in the 1960s, where she finds herself in the body of a nightclub singer, Sandie (played by Anya Taylor-Joy). Swept up by all the glitz and glamour of the Swinging Sixties, Eloise quickly falls in love with a charming young man named Jack (played by Matt Smith). But the magic soon fades as she begins to realise that nothing is as it seems and that both the past and present begin to fall apart and splinter into something much darker.

Showing in cinemas from Oct 28

Movies you might have missed last month

No Time To Die

Bond (played by Daniel Craig) is back, and he’s got a tricky mission on his hands (surprise, surprise). Filled with explosions, guns, and motorcycles flying in the air, No Time To Die is finally reaching our cinemas after much delay in production due to the pandemic. In the film, Bond is seen enjoying a tranquil life having left active service. However, his peace was soon disrupted when an old friend came seeking his help to rescue a kidnapped scientist – but not before taking down a mysterious and dangerous villain first.

Want to know what we thought of Craig's last performance as Bond? Check out our review here! Or if you're feeling nostalgic, see our list of the best James Bond movies of all time and our pick of the 11 best James Bond theme songs.

Showing in cinemas from Sept 30

The Protégé

Anna (played by Maggie Q) and Moody (played by Samuel L. Jackson) are two of the world’s most lethal assassins. The pair work together to execute high-profile contracts, but when Moody is suddenly murdered, Anna sets out on a destructive path to seek vengeance and kill the person responsible. But first, she must overcome her nemesis Rembrandt whose interest in her expands beyond protecting the very person Anna’s hunting.

Showing in cinemas now

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Shang-chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings

Yes, it’s finally here – Marvel's first Asian superhero movie. Starring Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu and Hong Kong's very own Tony Leung, the highly-anticipated movie tells the story of Shang-Chi (played by Liu) as he is forced to confront his dark past with his father (played by Leung) and the mysterious organisation of the Ten Rings. Aside from Liu and Leung, movie-goers can also expect to see some familiar faces, including Golden Globe Award winner Awkwafina, martial arts star Michelle Yeoh, Hong Kong actress Fala Chen, and comedian Ronny Chieng, among others. Click here for a more detailed review of the Marvel flick.

Showing in cinemas now

Malignant

From the director of The Conjuring and Saw film franchise James Wan, Malignant marks Wan’s return to his terrifying, gruesome roots in this spine-chilling tale. Tormented by horrific visions of grisly murders, Madison (played by Annabelle Wallis) soon realises that her visions are more than just a bad dream – they’re happening in real life. As Madison sets out to find the truth behind her waking nightmares, an evil entity threatens to get closer to her with each kill.

Showing in cinemas from Sept 2

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Sinkhole

Dong-won (played by Kim Sung-kyun) and his family have finally bought a house after years of saving up. To celebrate, he invites his colleagues to the new pad for a housewarming party. But his happiness didn't last long when a giant sinkhole suddenly appears and ends up swallowing the entire apartment and everyone inside. Hundreds of meters down below ground, Dong-won, his neighbour Man-su (played by Cha Seung-won), and Don-won’s unfortunate party guests must find their way out. 

Showing in cinemas from Sept 2

Dune

Dune is a movie adaptation of the 1965 science fiction novel of the same name by American author Frank Herbert. Set far in the future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (played by Timothée Chalamet), the heir to the powerful noble house of Atreides, and his journey to Arrakis, the most dangerous planet in the universe where the most precious resource in existence – a drug called Melange – is found. But, as malevolent forces collide on the planet, conflict and betrayal ensue. A fierce battle breaks out and only those who can conquer their fear will be able to survive. 

Showing in cinemas from Sept 16

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