October 2016 Primer: The Sports, Movies, Streaming Options And More Headed Your Way This Month

Above: 'The Walking Dead', 'Girl On The Train', 'Deadpool' and Green Day are heading your way this month
Above: 'The Walking Dead', 'Girl On The Train', 'Deadpool' and Green Day are heading your way this month

The weather is cooling down, the sky is becoming grey, and leaves are changing colour. It’s October, and that means it’s finally autumn. Fall happens to also be the perfect season for a night indoors. That option may seem even more enticing, when you discover all of the great entertainment options available to you this month. So grab something pumpkin spiced and plan accordingly. Here are some of October’s best offerings.

The Walking Dead (October 23)
One of TV’s biggest shows will return to the small screen this month. Starting October 23rd, fans of The Walking Dead will know the fate of their favourite characters. Last season’s cliffhanger left audiences in an uproar, and viewers across the globe shared their displeasure online. Now, it seems like we’ll finally get some closure when Rick and Negan face off during the show’s electric premiere.

The Girl On The Train (October 7)
October can’t really boast its film options. For starters, the superhero flick, Max Steel, looks about as stiff as the toy it’s based off of. Then there’s the generic horror movies that will occupy your local theatres for the next four weeks. Thankfully, The Girl On The Train, looks to be one of the year’s most intriguing thrillers. Emily Blunt plays the titular role – a woman who becomes involved in the case of a missing person. The mystery film will hit the silver screen on Friday, October 7.

Also In Theatres (Various Dates)
Despite the scarcity of October’s releases, there are a few standouts that may be worth the price of an admission ticket The popular Dan Brown series gets a threequel, via Ron Howard’s latest flick, Inferno. Meanwhile, the controversial Birth Of A Nation, hits screens on October 7. Japanese titan, Shin Godzilla get an English dub release on October 11. The Ben Affleck action movie, The Accountant, will also drop in the second week of the month.

Netflix (Various Dates)
As always, Netflix is delivering the goods this month. Users can watch the box office smash, Deadpool, from the comfort of their own home. The Christopher Guest mockumentary, Mascots, is also available on the service. Nolan classic, The Prestige, and Tarantino’s Kill Bill series, are also joining the Flix.

NHL Hockey (October 12)
The World Cup Of Hockey finally wrapped up, and did so to lukewarm reviews. After two weeks of competition, all of the NHL’s biggest stars are finally geared up and ready for action. The puck will drop on October 12, and fan favourites, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, will initiate the action.

In Your Ears (Various Dates)
After seventeen years, emo godfathers, American Football, will release their sophomore album. Yet another self-titled LP, the project will be available on October 21. Another high-profile return, comes in the form of the Fame Monster, Lady Gaga. The singer is planning to drop her “comeback” album, Joanne, also on the 21st. Pop punk will be bursting through the speakers this October. Both Green Day and Sum 41 are gifting their fans with releases at the beginning of the month.

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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