October is about to open, and in addition to new theatrical releases, movies and series that have recently come online and will soon be available for streaming can be used as supplements and reserves, providing more viewing options for fans and friends.
In this article, we have selected 7 movies and TV works that are online on different platforms, including ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off ‘House of the Dragon’, Brad Pitt’s R-rated action film ‘Bullet Train’, the large-scale Monroe biopic ‘Blonde’, and the American men’s basketball team Dream Team documentary ‘The Redeem Team’, etc.
Compared to the new cinema films clear melodramatic character, 7 online works, action, thriller, crime, biography …… types vary, can add a different viewing tastes for everyone.
Note: In order of the time of launch, the date of launch of the works are all Northern America time.
House of the Dragon
Release date: August 21
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, Greg Yaitanes, Clare Kilner, Geeta Patel
Starring: Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Milly Alcock, Emma D’Arcy, Rhys Ifans
Score: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, 84% on Popcorn; 8.6 on IMDb
On-line platform: HBO Max
Synopsis: The story of this drama is adapted from George Raymond Richard Martin’s novel ‘Fire & Blood’, which tells the story of House of Targaryen that took place more than 200 years before ‘Game of Thrones’ and will involve its famous bloody civil war ‘Danceof the Dragons’.
It is reported that the series Season 1 cost up to $ 200 million, a total of 10 episodes, 10 months of shooting, visual effects post-production from January to date is still in progress.
The show’s premiere day reached a total of 9,986,000 local viewers on HBO Live TV and HBO Max streaming, setting a record for the highest number of premiere viewers of an original series on a pay channel in U.S. TV series history, and the HBO Max app server crashed as millions of users poured in to watch.
This figure is almost 3.5 times the number of viewers of the premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ in 2011. After that, the show Season 2 was also announced to be renewed.
‘DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’
Release date: September 21
Directed by Carl Franklin, Janet Mock
Starring: Evan Peters, Niecy Nash, Richard Jenkins, Michael Learned, Karen Malina White
Score: 53% on Rotten Tomatoes, 86% on Popcorn; 8.4 on IMDb
Online platform: Netflix
Synopsis: The series focuses on Dahmer, a notorious serial killer, rapist and cannibal in American history, who took advantage of institutional deficiencies to kill 17 men over a period of years, abusing and violating them during their lives and after their deaths.
Dahmer, who suffered from a mental disorder such as borderline personality disorder but was found to be sober at the time of the crime, was sentenced to 16 life sentences for multiple murders in the 1990s.
As of September 28, the series has received 196.2 million views, which is the fifth most watched Netflix series in history after ‘Squid Game’, ‘All of Us Are Dead’, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 and ‘Bridgerton Season 2’. Fifth all-time.
Release date: September 27th
Directed by David Leitch
Starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji
Score: 54% on Rotten Tomatoes, 76% on Popcorn; 7.5 on IMDb
Launch platform: Amzon Prime Video & iTunes
Synopsis: The film is adapted from the novel ‘Bullet Train’ by Japanese writer Kotaro Isaka, and brings together ‘John Wick’ director David Leitch, big star Brad Pitt and others.
The story is about five assassins on a speeding train from Tokyo to Morioka, who discover that their respective missions are in fact related.
The question then becomes: who will get off the train alive? And what awaits them at the end of the line?
Brad Pitt plays a killer who is retiring, and the film is a $90 million investment.
Release date: September 27th
Directed by Scott Mann
Starring: Grace Fulton, Virginia Gardner, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mason Gooding, Jasper Cole
Grading: PG-13Launch platform: iTunes
Score: 77% on Rotten Tomatoes, 79% on Popcorn; 6.4 on IMDb
Synopsis: The thriller ‘Fall’, produced by Lionsgate, tells the story of two girls who love extreme sports Becky and Hunter climbing up the 2000 feet (about 609 meters) of the TV tower, a sudden accident stranded at the top, the face of bad weather and shortage of supplies, they must try to survive the dizzying height.
This small budget high-altitude thriller, the viewing process gives people a feeling of rapid heartbeat, sweaty palms, almost out of breath, is a “small space to survive” subject matter performance is not bad exciting work.
Release date: September 28th
Directed by Andrew Dominik
Starring: Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson, Lily Fisher
Score: 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, 43% on Popcorn; 6.0 on IMDb
Online platform: Netflix
Synopsis: Based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates, this film focuses on Marilyn Monroe, a movie star of the 1950s and 1960s, through the lens of modern celebrity culture.
The film boldly reconstructs Monroe’s complex life, blurring the line between truth and fiction and exploring the tensions between Monroe’s public and private lives.
The film, rated NC-17 by Northern America, is Netflix’s first original production of this magnitude. The film was selected in the main competition of the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
Many netizens were uncomfortable and even angry at the casting of Ana de Armas after watching the film, arguing that the accent of Cuban actress Ana’s speech was not entirely consistent with Monroe’s trademark breathy voice.
However, the President of Entertainment for Monroe Estate Management supported the casting of the film, stating, “Ana was a great choice because she captured the charm, humanity and vulnerability of Marilyn.”
‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’
Release date: September 30
Directed by Peter Farrelly
Starring: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, Bill Murray, Kyle Allen, Jake Picking
Rating: 44% on Rotten Tomatoes; 6.5 on IMDb
Online platform: Apple TV+
Synopsis: Based on the memoir of the same name by Joanna Molloy and John “Chick” Donohue, the film focuses on Donohue’s true story: In 1967, during the Vietnam War, Donohue, a 26-year-old former U.S. Marine, set out from New York City to find his three childhood friends who were serving in the military in Vietnam, to bring them Delivering Beer.
Peter Farrelly, director of the Oscar-winning film ‘Green Book’, directed the film.
The film was previously screened at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival after the word-of-mouth flopped, and the lead actor, Zac Efron, was also rumored to have had plastic surgery due to recent facial changes, leading to heated debate.
‘The Redeem Team’
Release date: October 7
Directed by Jon Weinbach
Starring: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Mike Krzyzewski
Online platform: Netflix
Synopsis: The film is a documentary produced by Netflix in association with the International Olympic Games, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade, focusing on the U.S. Men’s Basketball Dream Team’s victory in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The film shows some previously unpublished footage of the U.S. men’s basketball team, including in-depth interviews with starters James and Wade, as well as head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
In 2008, the U.S. men’s basketball team formed a strong national team to compete in the Beijing Olympics, including James, Wade, Kobe and many other superstars were selected.
In the knockout stage, they defeated Australia, Argentina and Spain to finally win the gold medal with an undefeated record.
Previously, Netflix released a clip of the film at the Tudum Global Fan Fest, which focused on Kobe and Gasol, who were teammates on the Lakers and rivals on the international circuit.