2019 Motion Picture Slate: Mark your calendars for movies to see in 2019 including features from Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros. Pictures. 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures. - SahmReviews.com

The list of September movie releases was a bit shorter than prior months, but that happens since everyone is busy with back to school and it doesn’t really have a holiday that warrants movie releases. October, on the other hand, is filled with plenty of feature films to get you in the mood for Halloween. Starting the month off with Joker, it’s just the beginning of the list of thriller and horror films that you can watch throughout the month! Check out the trailers and movie details for titles from Warner Brothers, FOX Searchlight, Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and STX Entertainment.


Release date: October 4, 2019
Genre: Thriller
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge and Josh Pais.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Official Website: Joker movie
Follow on social: #JokerMovie

“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Director Todd Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study..

Lucy in the Sky

Release date: October 04, 2019
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Dan Stevens, Zazie Beetz, Pearl Amanda Dickson and Ellen Burstyn
Studio: FOX Searchlight
Official Website: Lucy in the Sky movie
Follow on social: #LucyInTheSky

In LUCY IN THE SKY, Natalie Portman plays Lucy Cola, a strong woman whose determination and drive as an astronaut take her to space, where she’s deeply moved by the transcendent experience of seeing her life from afar. Back home as Lucy’s world suddenly feels too small, her connection with reality slowly unravels.

Gemini Man

Release date: October 11, 2019
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Cast: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Official Website: Gemini Man movie
Follow on social: #GeminiMan

Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.

The Addams Family

Release date: October 11, 2019
Genre: Animation, Family
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll with Bette Midler and Allison Janney
Studio: MGM Studios
Official Website: The Addams Family movie
Follow on social: #MeetTheAddams

The Addams Family is a satirical inversion of the ideal American family; an eccentric, wealthy clan who delight in the macabre and are unaware that people find them bizarre or frightening. They originally appeared as an unrelated group of 150 single panel cartoons by Addams, about half of which were originally published in The New Yorker between debuting in 1938 and Addams’ 1988 death. They have since been adapted to other media, including the well-known television series, a series of live-action films, and most recently a Broadway musical. The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.


Release date: October 11, 2019
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Adam Devine, Alexandra Shipp, Ron Funches, Charlyne Yi, Wanda Sykes, Justin Hartley, Kid Cudi, Michael Peña and Rose Byrne
Studio: CBS Films / Lionsgate
Official Website: Jexi movie
Follow on social: #JexiMovie

Phil (Adam DeVine) has a major dependency issue – he’s addicted to his phone. He has no friends, he has a job writing pop culture “Top 10” lists, and his love life is non-existent. But his Facebook status is about to change. When he is forced to upgrade his phone, the latest model comes with an unexpected feature…Jexi (Rose Byrne) – an A.I. life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader. With her help, Phil begins to get a real life. But as he becomes less dependent on his phone, Jexi’s artificial intelligence morphs into a tech nightmare determined to keep Phil all to herself, even if it means ruining his chances of finding success.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Release date: October 18, 2019
Genre: Adventure, Family
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville and Michelle Pfeiffer
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
Official Website: Maleficent movie
Follow on social: #Maleficent

In Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” a sequel to the 2014 global box office hit, 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.

Zombieland 2: Double Tap

Release date: October 18, 2019
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch and Luke Wilson
Studio: Sony Pictures
Official Website: Zombieland movie
Follow on social: #Zombieland2

A decade after Zombieland became a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and the original writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool) for Zombieland: Double Tap. In the sequel, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

The Lighthouse

Release date: October 18, 2019
Genre: Drama, Horror
Cast: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson
Studio: A24
Official Website: The Lighthouse
Follow on social: #TheLighthouse

A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Jojo Rabbit

Release date: October 18, 2019
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen, with Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson
Studio: FOX Searchlight
Official Website: Jojo Rabbit
Follow on social: #JoJoRabbit

Jojo Rabbit is a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Black and Blue

Release date: October 25, 2019
Genre: Action, Drama
Cast: Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp and Nafessa Williams
Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Official Website: Black and Blue movie
Follow on social: #BlackAndBlueMovie

BLACK AND BLUE is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop (Academy Award® nominee 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.


Release date: October 25, 2019
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, and Michael Gambon
Studio: STX Entertainment
Official Website: Countdown movie
Follow on social: #CountdownMovie

When a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail) 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 death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

No member of the family is left out this month. You can get in the mood for Halloween with all these great choices, including family-friendly “scary” movies! We’ll seek out some Quad Cities pumpkin patches and haunted houses and we’ll be all set!

Do you seek out horror movies as Halloween approaches?

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