As temperatures begin to drop nationwide, things are heating up at the box office. The TauBu Girls share their top three new movie picks for October.
- Argo, Oct. 12: Turns out TauBu Girl Kali is a bit of a news junkie. So the new Ben Affleck-directed film, Argo, the story of a CIA exfiltration specialist’s risky plan to free six Americans trapped in Iran when Islamist militants took control of the U.S. Embassy in 1979. The film sticks closely to true events surrounding the crisis that involved 52 Americans being held hostage for 444 days. The six had slipped out of the Embassy and found refuge in the home of the Canadian Ambassador. Meanwhile, CIA agent Tony Mendez (Affleck) hatched a plan to rescue them by making his way into Iraq and convincing the six Americans to pose as screenwriters, directors and co-producers of a sci-fi flick, pretend to scout film locations over the next 48 hours, then fly out of out of the country together. Mendez even recruited Hollywood producer Lester Siegel and special effects pro John Chambers to green-light the script, lending the faux film project credibility. Amazingly, it’s a true but little-known piece of history, and Argo is already being touted as one of the best films to hit theatres in years.
- Sinister, Oct. 12: TauBu Girl Nicole loves a great horror flick. So Sinister, starring Ethan Hawke, is right up her blood-splashed, scream-filled alley. The story centers on a young crime novelist who moves his wife and kids into a home where a family had been murdered. After putting the kids to bed, he decides to explore the attic – and as we all know, nothing good ever comes of that! There, he finds a box filled with reels of home movies that show the horrific killings and unleash a supernatural entity that soon has both cast and audience screaming at the top of their lungs. One reviewer called Sinister “Insidious‘ spooky, disturbing cousin.” Judging from the trailer, we agree.
- Frankenweenie, Oct. 5: If the cinematic scare fests have you spent, opt for something a little more on the spooky-sweet side. Our newest TauBu Girl Georgianna, who has professional aspirations of being a cartoon voice-over artist, is all about Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. Okay, get your mind out of the stop-motion animation gutter. Frankenweenie is the sci-fi resurrection of Sparky, main character Victor’s beloved dog who gets hit by a car. After a scintillating science lesson on electricity, young Victor decides to harness it to bring Sparky back to life. Spooky canine hilarity ensues and soon, Victor finds himself and his four-legged undead friend at odds with the local town folk and fighting to prove that Sparky is not a monster, but the same good and loyal pal he always was.
Sit back, sip a TauBu and enjoy the trailers. Then, head over to the TauBu Facebook fan page and tell us what your top October flick picks are.