October movie column: Harrison Ford returns in Blade Runner 2

Harrison Ford is back in the long-awaited sequel to Blade Runner. Jason Day previews this and the best of the other October cinema releases.

Blade Runner: 2049 (out on October 5):

This sequel to Ridley Scott’s genre-defining sci-fi classic looks as stunning and haunting as the first neon infused epic.

It stars Harrison Ford, who returns as Rick Deckard, now retired after years spent hunting down rogue androids that have rebelled against their human masters.

In this new film, time has passed and Ryan Gosling’s young cop seeks Ford’s help with a new mystery.

The Mountain Between Us (October 6):

Idris Elba and Kate Winslet play impatient passengers who hire a private jet during an airport meltdown.

When the plane crashes they are left stranded on a mountain.

This romantic disaster drama might appeal to fans of soppy cataclysm cinema.

The Ritual (October 13):

Rafe Spall fulfills a dead pal’s dream of hiking in Sweden.

But there is something in the dark, dark woods as they find dead animals strung up in the trees.

Soon, they uncover a community of people who torture humans.

Advertised with the tag line ‘They should’ve gone to Vegas’, this looks like a mix of deranged horror and laddish humour.

The Snowman (October 13):

Another icy winter film as Michael Fassbender searches for a violent killer whose female victim was beheaded, her scarf left wrapped around an ominous snowman.

He and Rebecca Ferguson team up to snare him before he kills again.

My Little Pony: The Movie (October 24):

Cheap and cheerful-looking animation based on the hugely popular children’s toys.

Featuring the voices of Emily Blunt and singer Sia the pony’s magical, fun-filled home-land of Equestria is invaded by an evil pony and her acolytes.

This is a welcome bright and pink addition to the Halloween season.

You can read more in-depth reviews from Jason by following him on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/reelreviewer

This article was first published in the October issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full digital edition below…

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