Autumn is also a time when the movie studios release their new films ahead of the holiday season, so in addition to some cracking classics, we've also listed a few of the new arrivals to look out for, if you prefer to get out to a cinema.
- Halloween (1978) – a classic slasher horror movie that still keeps audiences on the edges of their seats. So good, it spawned a whole series of sequels, not to mention a whole sub-genre of films influenced by director John Carpenter.
- Rushmore (1998) – the back to school theme is explored in this movie set in a US prep school over an autumn term.
- Far From Heaven (2002) – a tribute to 1950s melodramas, directed by Todd Haynes, this film is about a house wife dealing with the prejudices of a mixed race affair after her husband admits that he is gay. It's a true classic that oozes autumnal charm.
- Dead Poets’ Society (1989) – another heart-warming movie with an autumnal back to school theme. Robin Williams is superb as inspirational English teacher John Keating.
- When Harry Met Sally (1989) – a quintessential romcom that features leafy walks in Central Park and Meg Ryan’s wool and tweed hats and blazers.
- Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) – John Hughes’ 1980s comedy classic staring Steve Martin and the late John Candy is all about the chaos of holiday travel and bad weather.
6 new releases
- The Predator – a reboot of the 1980s classic sci-fi creature feature.
- The House with the Clock on its Walls – a children’s gothic horror starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett from horror master Eli Roth.
- Venom – a Spiderman spin-off about journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), infected by an alien parasite that gives him superhuman powers.
- Halloween – a direct sequel to the original 1978 John Carpenter classic.
- First man – a biopic of Neil Armstrong and his journey to become the first man on the moon.
- Bohemian Rhapsody (November 2) – biopic of consummate showman Freddie Mercury starring Rami Malek culminating Queen’s iconic 1985 performance at Live Aid.
Boston – Savoy, Boston West End
Corby – Savoy, Corby
Peterborough – Showcase Cinema deLux
Spalding – South Holland Centre
Taunton – The Odeon
Follow the links for what's on and screening times.