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15 New Movies And Tv Shows You Need To See This Month: October 2020

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Hubie Halloween | Tim Meadows as Mr. Lester Herlihy and Maya Rudolph as Mrs. Herlihy. Cr. Scott Yamano/NETFLIX © 2020

Okay, so it’s finally October and Fall is here! That should mean lots of new movies and tv shows to watch this month, but I’ve noticed due to Corona, there’s been a decline of new content. Also, with everything that’s been happening this year, I don’t have the same mental capacity I had in June, that I have now, to watch a lot of new shows and movies anyway. Lately, I’ve just been sticking to what I know will make me happy (aka Sister, Sister and anime). So I’m only adding the movies and tv shows I REALLY want to watch this month (October 2020) to this list.

There may be more shows and movies out there, but I’m not stressing ’em right now. If you’re going through a lot right now, I suggest you do the same. Find a show/movie you really love and just stick to that for now.

However, here’s …

Everything New Worth Watching This Month: October 2020

Note: Movies & TV shows are sorted by release date. 

What To Watch On Netflix In October 2020

Vampires vs. the Bronx – October 2nd

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Vampires vs. the Bronx is an upcoming American comedy horror film directed by Osmany Rodriguez and written by Osmany Rodriguez and Blaise Hemingway.

The film follows a group of teenagers who are forced to protect their neighborhood in the Bronx when a gathering of vampires invades.

Note: Method Man is in this, so you’ll wanna check this out!

Hubie Halloween – October 7

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Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbor have Hubie on high alert.

When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police (Kevin James, Kenan Thompson) and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them. Hubie Halloween is a hilarious family film about an unlikely hero with an all-star cast including Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Noah Schnapp, Steve Buscemi and Maya Rudolph, produced by Happy Madison.

The 40-Year-Old Version – October 9

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Radha, a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, is desperate for a breakthrough before 40.

But when she foils what seems like her last shot at success, she’s left with no choice but to reinvent herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime. The Forty-Year-Old Version follows Radha as she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater on a quest to find her true voice.

Winner of the Directing Prize at The 2020 Sundance Film Festival, The Forty-Year-Old Version is a hilariously candid and deeply personal debut from writer/director Radha Blank. A fresh addition to the New York City slice-of-life canon shot in lush black and white 35mm, Blank’s film is an ode to the unfulfilled, and those whose adversity gives them a one-of-a-kind story to tell.

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting – October 15

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When high school freshman Kelly Ferguson (Tamara Smart) reluctantly agrees to babysit Jacob Zellman (Ian Ho) on Halloween, the last thing she expects is to be recruited into an international secret society of babysitters who protect kids with special powers from monsters.

In order to keep Jacob safe from harm, Kelly teams with no-nonsense chapter Vice President Liz Lerue (Oona Laurence), tech genius Berna Vincent (Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson), creature expert Cassie Zhen (Lynn Masako Cheng) and potions master Curtis Critter (Ty Consiglio) to defeat a Boogeyman known as “The Grand Guignol” (Tom Felton), a glamorous witch named “Peggy Drood” (Indya Moore) and their legion of mysterious monsters.

Based on the first installment of Joe Ballarini’s popular scary book series of the same name,  A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting is directed by Rachel Talalay, produced by Ivan Reitman and Amie Karp, with Naia Cucukov, Tom Pollock, and Ilona Herzberg executive producing. Alessio Scalzotto, Tamsen McDonough, Ashton Arbab, Crystal Balint, and Ricky He also co-star in this action-packed adventure about working together to overcome your fears.

Grand Army – October 16
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GRAND ARMY (L to R) JADEN JORDAN as OWEN WILLIAMS and MALIQ JOHNSON as JAYSON JACKSON in episode 101 of GRAND ARMY. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020

Grand Army tunnels into a generation that’s raging and rising. Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn take on our chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, wild out, break free and seize the future.

Holidate – October 28

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Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids table, or stuck with awkward dates.

But when these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year. With a mutual disdain for the holidays, and assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they make the perfect team.

However, as a year of absurd celebrations come to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love.

His House – October 30

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His House: Wunmi Mosaku as Rial Majur, Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù as Bol Majur. Cr. Aidan Monaghan/NETFLIX © 2020

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.

What To Watch On Hulu In October 2020

Supermarket Sweep – October 19

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The classic TV game show “Supermarket Sweep,” will be hosted and executive produced by Emmy Award-nominated comedienne and actress Leslie Jones.

Superstore: Season 6 – October 23

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America Ferrera and Ben Feldman star in the hilarious workplace comedy “Superstore,” about a unique family of employees at a supersized megastore. “Superstore” centers around Amy (Ferrera), who recently was promoted to be the store manager and is the glue holding the place together, and Jonah (Feldman), a dreamer determined to prove work doesn’t have to be boring.

Their fellow associates include the sardonic Garrett (Colton Dunn), the sweet and clueless Cheyenne (Nichole Sakura), and the perpetually dismissed Sandra (Kaliko Kauahi).

Also on the team are Glenn (Mark McKinney), who stepped down as manager in an attempt to have more family time, and Dina (Lauren Ash), the aggressive assistant manager who enforces Cloud 9 policy with an iron fist. Mateo (Nico Santos) was also part of the team, most recently as the self-promoted floor supervisor, until being detained due to his undocumented status.

Bad Hair – October 23

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In this horror satire set in 1989, BAD HAIR follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

The film stars Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland, Blair Underwood, James Van Der Beek and Usher Raymond.

BAD HAIR is written and directed by Justin Simien. Simien also serves as a producer alongside Julia Lebedev, Angel Lopez, and Eddie Vaisman. Executive Producers include Leonid Lebedev, Oren Moverman, and Alex G. Scott. The film is produced by Sight Unseen in association with Culture Machi

What To Watch On HBO Max In October 2020

Lovecraft Country – Already Streaming  **Must Watch**

Okay, so Lovecraft Country came out in August, but since episodes get posted weekly, not uploaded all at once, I’m here to remind you once again – WATCH THIS SHIT!

It’s that simple! It’s unbelievably dope, and it keeps me on my toes the entire time! If you’re not a fan of horror, please read my review of episode 1 and 2. I’ve never mentioned a show or movie more than once in any of my monthly “watch list” posts, so take this recommendation very seriously and watch it!

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Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams). Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY is executive produced by Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange (who also directed Episode 1), Daniel Sackheim (who also directed Episodes 2 and 3) and David Knoller (executive producer on Episode 1); based on the novel by Matt Ruff.

Click here to watch Lovecraft Country on HBO Max.

Downhill – October 3

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Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.

Charm City Kings – October 8 **Must Watch**

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In this gritty coming-of-age drama, fourteen-year-old Mouse (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) desperately wants to join the Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule the summertime streets.

His older brother, Stro, was their top rider before his tragic death—a loss that consumes Mouse as much as his passion for bikes.

Mouse’s mom (Teyonah Parris) and his police mentor, Detective Rivers (William Catlett), work overtime to help the charismatic teen reach his full potential, but when the Midnight Clique’s leader, Blax (Meek Mill), takes the boy under his wing, the lure of revving his own dirt bike skids Mouse toward a road way past the straight and narrow.

What To Watch On Prime Video In October 2020

Black Box  – October 6

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Note: I will NOT be watching this, due to being a scaredy cat, but this looks really good! So if you are a fan of Horror this is the one to watch this month.

After losing his wife and memory in a car accident, a single father undergoes an agonizing experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is. The film stars Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, Tosin Morohunfola and Troy James.

What To Watch On Disney Plus In October 2020

The Mandalorian Season 2  – October 30

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The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire. “The Mandalorian” stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito.

Directors for the new season include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez. Showrunner Jon Favreau serves as executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist serving as co-executive producer.

So, what will you be watching this month?

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Written by Shaye Wyllie

Shaye is an Entertainment Writer from Brooklyn, NY and a big fan of anything and everything superpowers related (especially if kids/teens are involved), cooking + baking shows (like MasterChef Junior and Cupcake Wars), teen dramas, sitcoms, comedies, and legal dramas. When she's not binging the latest series on Netflix or writing, you can find her spilling her thoughts on the Brown Side of Disney Chat or creating YouTube videos with her daughter for their new family site, Popcorn and Tater Tots.

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